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Executive Team

  • Mike Cottmeyer

    Mike Cottmeyer

    Chief Executive Officer

    LeadingAgile CEO and Founder, Mike Cottmeyer is passionate about solving the challenges associated with agile in larger, more complex enterprises. To that end, he and his team are dedicated to providing large-scale agile transformation services to help pragmatically, incrementally, and safely introduce agile methods. He spends most of his time…

  • Dennis Stevens

    Dennis Stevens

    Chief Operations Officer

    LeadingAgile COO, Dennis Stevens has been helping organizations solve the challenges associated with product development in larger, more complex enterprises for over 25 years – leading major projects and Agile transformations in many global enterprises. He helped bring Agile to PMI: serving on the steering committee of the PMI Agile…

  • Jim Cundiff

    Jim Cundiff


    LeadingAgile President and Co Owner, Jim Cundiff, brings over 25 years of executive management experience with public and private sector corporations, nonprofit organizations and private investment funds. His role as President is to help position LeadingAgile to the forefront of the industry. Developing ways to advance our mission and objectives and to…

  • Rachel Howard

    Rachel Howard

    Chief Cultural Officer

    Rachel Howard is a collaborative and innovative HR professional with 17 years of experience working in IT and business consulting services. Her passion is talent engagement and development — Connecting Companies, People and Clients to a common, cohesive vision. Over the course of her career she has experienced numerous roles…

  • Chris Beale

    Chris Beale

    Chief Technology Officer

    Chris Beale is a strong transformational technology executive who knows how to build and lead world-class organizations that consistently deliver extraordinary business outcomes quickly, efficiently, frequently, and reliably. He is a results-driven servant leader who focuses on the success of others, drives continuous improvement, and believes in the power of highly…

  • Paul Argiry

    Paul Argiry

    Chief Financial Officer

    Joining LeadingAgile in 2016, Paul brings almost 25 years of experience from his roles at Red Hat (Vice President and Treasurer), Jabil Circuit (Senior Director of Corporate Finance & Treasury and Director of Finance for Mergers & Acquisitions), and PwC (Mergers & Acquisitions Manager and Audit & Business Advisory Manager).…


  • Derek Huether

    Derek Huether

    With over 25 years of experience as a United States Marine, start-up founder, project manager, and federal agency PMO advisor,…

  • Rick Austin

    Rick Austin

    With over 20 years of software development experience, Rick comes to LeadingAgile as an expert in the financial services industry.…

  • Tim Wise

    Tim Wise

    Tim Wise is a Principal Consultant, speaker, and avid Agile practitioner. He grew up in large, corporate America and start-ups…

  • Adam Asch

    Adam Asch

    Adam Asch is an Executive Consultant, speaker and practitioner who is dedicated to leading and managing digital Programs, Products, Projects and…

  • Marty Bradley

    Marty Bradley

    Marty has over 25 years of management and technical experience in agile and traditional development methodologies. As a startup founder,…

  • Greg King

    Greg King

    Greg King is an IT Management Executive with twenty years of experience in the fields of finance, software development and…

  • Si Alhir

    Si Alhir

    Si Alhir is an Entrepreneur, Author, Enterprise Business & Technology Transformation Consultant, Trainer, and Practitioner working with Individuals, Collectives/Communities/Teams, and…

  • Pat Trigonoplos

    Pat Trigonoplos

    Pat Trigonoplos has been leading organizational transformation in large Telecommunications and Financial Services organizations for over 25 years. He has…

  • Karen Greene

    Karen Greene

    Karen Greene is an accomplished executive with a successful 18 year career growing practices, launching new services, introducing best practices…

  • Andrew Fuqua

    Andrew Fuqua

    Andrew joins the LeadingAgile team with over 25 years of experience in programming, managing and coaching. He has been using…

  • Dean Stevens

    Dean Stevens

    Dean is an Enterprise Transformation Consultant and his focus is on developing and managing agile requirements to delivering effective business…

  • Jann Thomas

    Jann Thomas

    Jann Thomas is a 20-year veteran of the software industry.  She has worked as a developer, team lead and development…

  • Dan Greening

    Dan Greening

    Dan previously led agile coaching at Skype and Citrix Online, was VP Engineering at Macromedia (acquired by Adobe) and Chief…

  • Devin Hedge

    Devin Hedge

    Devin Hedge brings almost two decades of experience working in the IT Industry in his role as an Executive Coach,…

  • Jeff Vogelsang

    Jeff Vogelsang

    Jeff Vogelsang is an experienced technology leader focused on executing excellence in software product development and delivery at all organizational levels. Jeff is…

  • Jim Magers

    Jim Magers

    Jim Magers has been helping organizations solve the challenges associated with product development for over 30 years. He has led…

  • Allan Perez

    Allan Perez

    Allan Perez is an accomplished information technology leader, change agent and consultant with over 25 years experience helping large, complex…

  • Hala Saleh

    Hala Saleh

    Hala Saleh is a passionate technologist, skilled in guiding large-scale enterprise transformation initiatives. Hala is a driver of innovative solutions…

  • Veronica Stewart

    Veronica Stewart

    Veronica is an agile consultant who is passionate about helping organizations in agile transformations. She has experience working in a…

  • Michael Fortunato

    Michael Fortunato

    Michael Fortunato has over 25 years of experience in large program and project management across a wide range of industries.…

  • Ric Merrifield

    Ric Merrifield

    Ric Merrifield is an experienced executive who has spent over 25 years helping companies of all sizes define and achieve…

  • Tom Churchwell

    Tom Churchwell

    Tom Churchwell is an experienced IT transformation leader who is passionate about helping people, organizations and communities change things for…

  • David Fernandez

    David Fernandez

    David Fernandez was fortunate to begin his Lean Leadership experience day one out of college in the early 90s. He…

  • John Tanner

    John Tanner

    John Tanner is an experienced IT consultant and change agent with over 19 years of industry experience. He has spent…

  • Steve Fastabend

    Steve Fastabend

    Steve Fastabend is a former VP of Development and 30 year veteran of the software industry, having formerly served for…

  • Jim Hayden

    Jim Hayden

    Jim Hayden brings over 25 years of leadership experience pragmatically solving complex problems and delivering tangible, bottom line results. The…

  • Chris Waggoner

    Chris Waggoner

    Chris is an experienced Agile Coach, Principal and CEC (Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach) who specializes in Enterprise Agile Transformations.…

  • Jeff Howey

    Jeff Howey

    Jeff Howey is a problem solver with over 20 years of experience in project management, business analysis, and testing.  As…

  • Mike Huber

    Mike Huber

    Mike Huber brings over 25 years of experience working with Lean and Agile methodologies. Mike has assisted large organizations design…

  • Chris Spagnuolo

    Chris Spagnuolo

    Chris Spagnuolo is a product management and innovation ninja who specializes in advising startups and corporations on building products that…

  • Dave Prior

    Dave Prior

    Click Here for Dave’s Upcoming Certified Scrum Training Courses Dave Prior has been leading technology projects and teaching individuals and…

  • Russ Pena

    Russ Pena

    Nationally recognized speaker and published author, Russ Pena is a relationship builder, an experienced Agile Coach, Business Analyst and Business…

  • Naveed Ashraf

    Naveed Ashraf

    Naveed Ashraf joins the LeadingAgile Team after a successful career as a technologist, software developer, system architect & designer, CTO,…

  • Marc Weidinger

    Marc Weidinger

    Marc has over 20 years of experience in the software industry, serving as developer, analyst, architect, manager, director, and coach.…

  • Mark Patrick

    Mark Patrick

    From engineer to executive, Mark Patrick has 30 years experience executing strategic software initiatives aligning broader IT and business goals.…

  • Clarence Mathis

    Clarence Mathis

    Clarence Mathis is a driven Agile leader and a strong team player who enjoys creating new ideas. He has expert knowledge…

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