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Executive Team

  • 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…

  • Dennis Stevens

    Dennis Stevens

    Chief Methodologist

    Dennis Stevens is one of the Founders of LeadingAgile and serves as our Chief Methodologist. To this role, he brings 25+ years of experience in helping organizations leverage technology to…

  • Chris Beale

    Chris Beale

    Chief Operating 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’s held multiple…

  • Brian Sondergaard

    Brian Sondergaard

    Chief Innovation Officer

    Brian is a seasoned Senior Executive. He’s recognized as an expert in both creating and leading Lean organizations that leverage Agile mindsets and methodologies to improve business outcomes and deliver…

  • Matt Van Vleet

    Matt Van Vleet

    Chief Technology Officer

    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…

  • 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…

  • Dr. Kelly Lingerfeldt

    Dr. Kelly Lingerfeldt

    Executive Coach/Clinical Psychologist

    Dr. Lingerfeldt majored in psychology for her undergraduate, Master’s and Doctorate degrees and topped off her formal education with a post-doc in psychopharmacology from Texas A&M. She has worked with…

  • Lawrence Best

    Lawrence Best

    Vice President of Finance and Accounting

    Lawrence Best is a hands-on accounting professional with a background in Fortune 500, mid-size, start-up and small company environments offering broad Finance, Accounting and Financial Systems experience. Qualifications include ERP…

Product

  • Stephanie Davis

    Stephanie Davis

    Vice President of Product Excellence

    After years of experience leading Agile Transformations, Stephanie is now helping LeadingAgile to bring valuable products to market as VP of Product Excellence. Stephanie has more than a decade of…

  • Taylor James

    Taylor James

    Product Manager

    Taylor recently received her B.S. in Exercise Science from Kennesaw State University. Before she graduated, she came to work for LeadingAgile where she’s been able to accrue over two years…

Consulting

  • Marty Bradley

    Marty Bradley

    Marty has over 30 years of management and technical experience in Agile, as well as traditional development methodologies, and has…

  • Jeff Howey

    Jeff Howey

    Jeff is passionate about solving the problem that many organizations face where uncoordinated and individual goals lead to project ideas…

  • 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…

  • Cliff LeFevers

    Cliff LeFevers

    With a background that includes 25+ years in large-scale commercial software development and technology, Cliff has worked at a variety…

  • 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…

  • Paul Spoors

    Paul Spoors

    A highly committed experienced Senior Business, Technology and Integration manager, with a positive attitude and a proven management track record…

  • Sara Wortman

    Sara Wortman

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

  • Jeff Streitmatter IV

    Jeff Streitmatter IV

    Jeff has been around LeadingAgile for many years. He graduated with an Industrial & Systems Engineering Degree from the University…

  • 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…

  • Doug Wells

    Doug Wells

    Doug Wells is a technology leader who seamlessly integrates geographically and culturally diverse resources into self-driven teams and creates business…

  • John Dazey

    John Dazey

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

  • Dan Davis

    Dan Davis

    Dan Davis is an experienced Director and Executive Consultant focused on the realms of Business Technology. Dan has history working…

  • Jim Sutton

    Jim Sutton

    Jim Sutton is a software management professional with over 20 years’ experience in enterprise software development, agile methodologies and telecommunications.…

  • 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,…

  • John Williams

    John Williams

    John Williams has over 20 years of experience with a focus on, IoT, Organizational Change, Digital, Mobile, Cloud, and Agile/Scrum…

  • Daniel Krall

    Daniel Krall

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

  • Andrew Young

    Andrew Young

    Andrew Young is a professional problem solver; most recently with a SaaS platform that has taken a “product” first through…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Brent Cryder

    Brent Cryder

    Brent Cryder is a technology executive with over 20 years of experience helping organizations set their technology strategy and implement…

  • 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+…

  • Brian Hennessey

    Brian Hennessey

    Brian has more than 32 years of experience in Management Consulting, focused on Agile, Automation, Cloud and Intelligent/AI enabled delivery.…

  • 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…

  • Melissa McCoy

    Melissa McCoy

    Melissa was previously with Accenture for approximately 14 years and is a proven leader with extensive experience spanning multiple industries…

  • 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,…

  • Daryl Kulak

    Daryl Kulak

    Daryl is an experienced Technology Consultant with skills in sales and project delivery, driving business performance and Agile transformation in…

  • 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.…

  • Butch Howard

    Butch Howard

    Butch was most recently a Software Craftsman at Pillar Technology, where he provided Devops support for teams building IOS apps…

  • James Hester

    James Hester

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

  • Adam Jennison

    Adam Jennison

    Adam was most recently at Experity as VP of Product and is a technology and product strategy executive bringing 15…

  • George Walters

    George Walters

    George is a well-rounded professional software developer with over 15 years’ experience developing and maintaining a wide variety of systems…

  • 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 11 years of…

  • Michael McDermott

    Michael McDermott

    Michael is a driven, innovative, and organized business architect, accomplished in technology-enabled business transformation. Michael is skilled in leading from…

  • Pamela Schure

    Pamela Schure

    Pamela is a product management leader with a deep understanding of the product lifecycle, turning strategic analysis into product direction.…

  • 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…

  • Dan Smith

    Dan Smith

    Dan Smith is a product leader and manager with experience in various product-centered roles throughout the past decade, including mentorship…

  • 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…

  • Andrew Thompson

    Andrew Thompson

    Throughout his career, Andrew has been passionate about the creation of sustainable workplaces and the link between culture and exceptional…

  • 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…

  • Michael Thompson

    Michael Thompson

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

  • 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…

  • Mark Hasty

    Mark Hasty

    Mark has over 15 years of experience aligning strategic initiatives with mission-critical business needs.  He is passionate about developing operations,…

  • 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…

  • Jessica Artiles

    Jessica Artiles

    Jessica is an MIT grad and a lifelong learner experienced in applying design thinking to product, teams, and organizational transformation.…

  • Keith Dingle

    Keith Dingle

    Keith is a graduate from DePaul University with Dual bachelors degrees in Information Systems and International Business. He has worked…

  • TaChyla Murray

    TaChyla Murray

    TaChyla is an energetic web developer that rallies her team members to discover new technologies and creative approaches to solve…

  • 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…

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