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Rachel Potvin

GitHub
VP of Engineering
Rachel Potvin is GitHub’s VP of Engineering for the Data organization. In this role she oversees GitHub’s Analytics, Data Engineering, Machine Learning, Productivity Systems and Security Products groups— all working to make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, to create the world’s most important technologies.

Before GitHub, Rachel worked at Google for 11 years. There, she most recently ran the Google Cloud Insights organization, responsible for managing and building products based on Google Cloud's customer and product data. Prior to that she ran Google’s DevOps teams focused on source control and workflow management.

Rachel also spent six years in the video game industry and two years in the financial services sector.

She is originally from Montreal, Canada and in her spare time she enjoys hiking, running, cooking, and building things with her children.