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Executive Team

  • Mike Cottmeyer

    Mike Cottmeyer

    Chief Executive Officer

    LeadingAgile co-founder and CEO, 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…

  • Karina Bernacki

    Karina Bernacki

    Chief Marketing Officer, EVP

    Karina Bernacki is a distinguished executive and experienced organizational change agent. She holds a deep passion for human-centered design, digital marketing and organizational coaching at every level. Having formerly served as a Vice President at JP Morgan Chase, she has invaluable experience leading large-scale enterprise transformations with a focus on driving change and…

  • Chris Joe

    Chris Joe

    Chief Financial Officer

    Chris Joe brings over 20 years of finance and accounting experience at both public and private companies. Chris most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at L2C, Inc., a leading provider of advanced consumer scoring and analytic solutions, and led a successful sale of the company to TransUnion. Prior to…


  • Derek Huether

    Derek Huether

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

  • 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…

  • Kat Conner

    Kat Conner

    Kathryn Conner is an experienced business and IT transformation consultant with over 20 years of experience in software project management…

  • Adam Asch

    Adam Asch

    Adam Asch is a Principal 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…

  • 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…

  • Ric Merrifield

    Ric Merrifield

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

  • Andrew Cahoon

    Andrew Cahoon

    Andrew Cahoon is an Enterprise Transformation Consultant with LeadingAgile that has a passion for building great products, strong teams, and…

  • Steve Fastabend

    Steve Fastabend

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

  • Mike Fogle

    Mike Fogle

    Mike Fogle is an experienced Enterprise Transformation Consultant with a deep background in the Insurance, Banking, Investment, Department of Defense,…

  • 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 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.…

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