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  • Mike Cottmeyer

    Mike Cottmeyer

    Chief Executive Officer

    Mike serves as LeadingAgile’s resident champion of core agile values and principles. He is passionate about solving the challenges associated with adopting agile in larger, more complex enterprises and is…

  • Philippe Bonneton

    Philippe Bonneton

    Chief Operating Officer

    Philippe brings over 15 years of experience spanning corporate strategy, M&A, product innovation and business development for fast growing digital businesses. Philippe started his career in France in the product…

  • Dennis Stevens

    Dennis Stevens

    Managing Director, Consulting

    Dennis Stevens is one of the Founders of LeadingAgile and a Managing Director in our Consulting group. To this role, he brings 25+ years of experience in helping organizations leverage…

  • Chris Beale

    Chris Beale

    Managing Director, Consulting

    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’s held multiple…

  • Matt Van Vleet

    Matt Van Vleet

    Managing Director, Studios

    Matt Van Vleet is an innovator with 25+ years of experience in the technology space and who brings a unique blend of technical ingenuity and business entrepreneurship to everything he…

  • Andrew Young

    Andrew Young

    Managing Director, Consulting

    Andrew Young is a professional problem solver; most recently with a SaaS platform that has taken a “product” first through customer research approach to building technology. Andrew has been leading…

  • Paul Spoors

    Paul Spoors

    Managing Director, Consulting

    A highly committed experienced Senior Business, Technology and Integration manager, with a positive attitude and a proven management track record for over 20 years. Rapid Senior and “C” level progression,…

  • Brian Hennessey

    Brian Hennessey

    Managing Director, Consulting

    Brian has more than 32 years of experience in Management Consulting, focused on Agile, Automation, Cloud and Intelligent/AI enabled delivery. Brian was most recently with Tata Consultancy Services as a…

  • Kristin Grimm

    Kristin Grimm

    Chief Talent Officer / Chief of Staff

    While Kristin started her career on Wall Street, she transitioned into a 15-year Management Consultant focused on pre- and post-merger integrations. After her MBA, she started a women-owned boutique consultancy…

  • Chris Papadakis

    Chris Papadakis

    President

    Chris is an accomplished senior technology executive focused on leading organizational transformations and M&A integrations. He’s passionate about leading change in both business process and culture to maximize profitability and revenue…

  • Tim Zack

    Tim Zack

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Tim Zack is a digital native with with over 10 years experience solving marketing problems with technology. Throughout his agency career he has helped brands drive bottom line results through…

Consulting

  • Camille Abdnor

    Camille Abdnor

    Camille has more than 15 years of production experience in software development and has shipped over 10 titles on various…

  • Maggie Bullington

    Maggie Bullington

    Maggie has over 20 years of technical, management, and executive experience in software—both in product and consulting organizations. Shortly after…

  • Melissa Oberg

    Melissa Oberg

    Melissa has over 15 years of management and technical experience in a range of functional roles. She has worked in…

  • Rick Austin

    Rick Austin

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

  • Greg King

    Greg King

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

  • Dean Stevens

    Dean Stevens

    Dean is a Senior Consultant at LeadingAgile, and his focus is on developing and managing Agile requirements to delivering effective…

  • Tom Churchwell

    Tom Churchwell

    Quality. Steady, value-added work. Learning. Tom considers these values as the “hallmarks of great organizations,” and he is dedicated to…

  • Jim Hayden

    Jim Hayden

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

  • Dave Prior

    Dave Prior

    Dave Prior has been leading technology projects and teaching individuals and teams how to manage their work for over 20…

  • Kala Wetzler

    Kala Wetzler

    As a software developer, Kala brings unique strengths to a team that lie heavily on the soft-skills side. The last…

  • Jon Staten

    Jon Staten

    Jon Staten joins LeadingAgile as a software architect after a successful nine-year career with Capstone Logistics where he lived out…

  • Josh Fortune

    Josh Fortune

    Joshua Fortune joins LeadingAgile as a Software Developer after completing a two year internship with the software development team. During…

  • Sara Wortman

    Sara Wortman

    Sara Wortman graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a minor in…

  • Stephen Cavaliere

    Stephen Cavaliere

    Stephen is a multi-faceted developer who has spent most of his career working in Agile environments. He excels in delivering…

  • John Maher

    John Maher

    John is a social scientist, who’s cross-trained in software development and management. His last 30+ years have been spent fostering…

  • John Dazey

    John Dazey

    John is a software engineer with over 20 years of experience across numerous technology platforms. He is also an experienced…

  • Tom Furland

    Tom Furland

    Tom Furland is an outcome-driven, dedicated Agile coach, mentor, and leader with experience in lean development practices, scrum and Kanban…

  • Derek Stanley

    Derek Stanley

    Derek Stanley has more than 25 years of experience in IT, consulting and managing technical projects in Government, Aviation, Finance,…

  • Daniel Krall

    Daniel Krall

    Daniel Krall is a certified Agile practitioner with extensive experience in leadership consulting and coaching roles in multiple industries and…

  • Allan Mills

    Allan Mills

    Allan Mills has over 28 years of professional project, portfolio, Lean-Agile management experience, with a track record of delivering client results, and…

  • Crista Grasso

    Crista Grasso

    Crista Grasso is a results-focused entrepreneurial leader and change agent with proven success leading large-scale enterprise Agile Transformations.  She brings…

  • Tina Wang

    Tina Wang

    Tina brings more than 25 years of executive and industry experience in product management, software development and business development across…

  • Justin Polk

    Justin Polk

    Justin Polk has thirteen years of experience working with some of the largest global enterprises in diverse industries and business…

  • Zach McMurry

    Zach McMurry

    Zach McMurry is a fifth-year Computer Science student at the University of Georgia and will be graduating in the Spring…

  • Bharathi TM

    Bharathi TM

    Bharathi TM has over 12 years of experience in the IT industry, working across various flavors of Lean-Agile like Scrum,…

  • Rick McMichael

    Rick McMichael

    Rick McMichael has joined LeadingAgile as a Principal Consultant and brings over 30 years of professional experience in all aspects…

  • Guy Beaver

    Guy Beaver

    Guy Beaver is a technology executive, leadership consultant, and author who builds innovative organizations driven by strategic objectives. With 25+…

  • Ron Quartel

    Ron Quartel

    Ron’s experience covers the software development spectrum of software developer, development manager, technical product manager, technical coach, Agile coach and…

  • Lance Kind

    Lance Kind

    Lance has 20 years of experience in teaching Agile practices.  He is a senior software developer, so his consulting experience…

  • James Maxwell

    James Maxwell

    James Maxwell was as most recently with Duke Energy and is a creative Product Manager with deep experience establishing strategic…

  • Len Greski

    Len Greski

    Len was most recently with Travelport as VP of Technology. He is a Technology and cCommerce executive that delivers profitable…

  • Kathryn Ioele

    Kathryn Ioele

    Kathryn is a recent graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia, with a Master’s degree in Mathematics and a Bachelor’s degree…

  • Kevin Smith

    Kevin Smith

    Kevin is a software engineer and skilled consultant with over 30 years of experience in a variety of industries (retail,…

  • Taylor James

    Taylor James

    Taylor recently received her B.S. in Exercise Science from Kennesaw State University. Before she graduated, she came to work for…

  • Lien Nguyen

    Lien Nguyen

    Lien is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and was…

  • Derek Poppink

    Derek Poppink

    Derek Poppink is a Digital Strategist, Experience Lead, Innovation Facilitator, and Product Design Consultant; with more than twenty years of experience inventing…

  • Chip Covin

    Chip Covin

    Chip Covin has 20+ years of experience in leveraging information technology to create new products and enhance existing lines of…

  • Jeff Hoover

    Jeff Hoover

    Jeff is a software developer with nearly three decades of experience in industries including automotive, financial, insurance, manufacturing, and academia.…

  • James Hester

    James Hester

    An innovative critical thinker, candid communicator, enthusiastic engineer, and driven technologist, James Hester brings 15 years of professional experience, diverse…

  • Aaron Pietryga

    Aaron Pietryga

    A software consultant with close to three years of experience in the field. Software generalist with experience in many coding…

  • Andrew Fine

    Andrew Fine

    Andrew is a Digital Financial and Transformation expert who leads IT Organizations towards continuous product development. Leveraging 18 years of…

  • David Nack

    David Nack

    David is a well-rounded digital strategy and product executive with more than 15 years of success in creating and building…

  • Regan Jenkins

    Regan Jenkins

    Regan Jenkins received her Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University. Regan has prior experience working as an…

  • Mary Lloyd

    Mary Lloyd

    Mary brings over twenty-five years of experience driving transformational operational excellence across the business and information technology. Initiating and delivering effective…

  • Brian Coffee

    Brian Coffee

    Brian is an experienced enterprise Agile transformation leader, methodologist, and enterprise coach with 18+ years’ experience building scaled Agile production…

  • Melissa Roberts

    Melissa Roberts

    Melissa is driven to increase organizational effectiveness by helping customers uncover impacts to business capabilities, value streams, process and organization.…

  • Victor Bonacci

    Victor Bonacci

    Vic has been working with teams in technology since the late 1990s and has fond memories of the Y2K Bug.…

  • Jake Case

    Jake Case

    Jake is a seasoned Agile leader and consultant Certified Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SPC5) & Senior Program Manager with…

  • Dale Stewart

    Dale Stewart

    Dale is a value creator with experience in a broad range of industries including banking, optical media manufacturing, mobile computing,…

  • Michael Thompson

    Michael Thompson

    Michael is an experienced Agile transformation leader and Enterprise Coach with over 20 years of IT, Program / Project Management,…

  • Marc Vertido

    Marc Vertido

    Marc is a software developer with over ten years of experience. His different forays into different industries and teams throughout…

  • Morris Vanegas

    Morris Vanegas

    Morris is a creative, entrepreneurial, and culturally agile data-driven leader who thrives in highly dynamic, unpredictable, and complex environments. His…

  • Matthew Oatts

    Matthew Oatts

    With a background in process automation and operations improvement, Matthew Oatts brings to LeadingAgile a passion for systems thinking from…

  • Chris Barton

    Chris Barton

    Chris has more than 15 years of experience in product management, business development, and portfolio management within the technology sector.…

  • Adam Gartee

    Adam Gartee

    Adam is a software developer with over 10 years of experience. He is highly skilled in .NET, Agile Methodologies and…

  • William Guynes

    William Guynes

    William has over 20 years of software development and 4 years teaching in secondary education. His industry experience extends into…

  • Tyler Vick

    Tyler Vick

    Tyler Vick is a software engineer with a breadth of experience designing and crafting solutions throughout the software stack. He…

  • CJ Erskine

    CJ Erskine

    CJ Erskine has been a technical consultant for the last 4 years after obtaining his Computer Science degree from Wright…

  • Natalie Welsh

    Natalie Welsh

    Natalie received her Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida. Upon graduating she worked in…

  • Todd Hurley

    Todd Hurley

    Todd has over 25 years of experience in software engineering. He is a true polyglot, with a wide range of…

  • Tim Driver

    Tim Driver

    Tim Driver has over 30 years of experience in Software Engineering and I/T.   Seventeen of those years have been in…

  • Caitlin Swanson

    Caitlin Swanson

    Caitlin Swanson joins LeadingAgile with a degree in English from Kennesaw State University and seven years of Customer Service experience.…

  • Aimee McLean

    Aimee McLean

    Aimee McLean is an IC Agile authorized instructor, Certified Scrum Professional, Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Certified Scrum@Scale…

  • Rachel Roffman

    Rachel Roffman

    Rachel is a pragmatic agile coach and transformational change leader who focuses on discovering the client’s context and problems to…

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