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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…

  • 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…

  • Jim Cundiff

    Jim Cundiff

    President

    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…

  • Rachel Howard

    Rachel Howard

    Chief Cultural Officer

    Rachel is a “people person.” Sociable, outgoing, charismatic, and professional are merely a few of the kind words her peers use to describe her. As you might suspect, these characteristics…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Doug Dockery

    Doug Dockery

    Chief Revenue Officer

    Doug is an experienced sales and pre-sales leader in the enterprise software and professional services spaces. Doug is the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) of LeadingAgile, LLC. He and his team…

  • 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…

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…

  • Heidi Musser

    Heidi Musser

    Heidi is passionate about “managing the soft side of technology” © through the adoption of new ways of working, thinking,…

  • 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…

  • Julianne Jones

    Julianne Jones

    Julianne has over 14 years of experience consulting with Fortune 500 companies and she’s considered to be an expert in…

  • Chris Papadakis

    Chris Papadakis

    Chris is an accomplished senior technology executive focused on leading organizational transformations and M&A integrations. He’s passionate about leading change in…

  • Yaton Bowens

    Yaton Bowens

    Yaton Bowens is an experienced technology and product development professional with extensive executive leadership experience, who seeks opportunities to create…

  • Melissa Oberg

    Melissa Oberg

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

  • Scott Sehlhorst

    Scott Sehlhorst

    Scott Sehlhorst leverages his 25 plus years in product management & strategy consulting, software development, and mechanical engineering to help…

  • 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

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

  • 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…

  • Joel Norman

    Joel Norman

    Joel thrives on building organizations that can be trusted to deliver working tested software. He leverages the natural flow of…

  • John Greisner

    John Greisner

    John is an accomplished leader who leverages over twenty-five years of experience in business to lead Agile-Lean ways of working.…

  • Matt Smith

    Matt Smith

    Matt Smith is an Executive, Digital Transformation and Enterprise Architecture expert who creates business-driven IT organizations that are highly focused…

  • Sara Wortman

    Sara Wortman

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

  • Rich Dammkoehler

    Rich Dammkoehler

    Rich has more than 20 years of professional experience developing large systems using cutting edge application development technologies. He has…

  • Gene Rogers

    Gene Rogers

    Gene is an experienced thought leader that drives complex transformational solution opportunities, which deliver value to customers. His abilities include…

  • Will Evans

    Will Evans

    Will Evans has a wealth of experience with several of the best-known and most successful companies in experience design, healthcare,…

  • 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…

  • Kevin McCoy

    Kevin McCoy

    Kevin has over 20 years of executive and management experience in both technology and operations – both in industry and…

  • 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…

  • Sarah Smith

    Sarah Smith

    Sarah Smith is passionate about driving adoption of Agile practices and assisting teams in becoming high performing. She’s a change…

  • 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,…

  • Yusuf Hakim

    Yusuf Hakim

    Yusuf Hakim is a highly experienced enterprise agile coach with 7 years of agile transformation experience. He has multiple certifications…

  • Grantley Chhour

    Grantley Chhour

    Grantley Chhour joins LeadingAgile as an Associate Consultant. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in…

  • 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…

  • David Levine

    David Levine

    David Levine has over 25 years of management, executive, and technical leadership experience mainly in Financial Services and Insurance –…

  • 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…

  • Brent Cryder

    Brent Cryder

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

  • Doug Couts

    Doug Couts

    Doug Couts is an analytical and forward-thinking professional with years of extensive technical project management experience that spans across construction,…

  • 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…

  • Krishna Chavan

    Krishna Chavan

    Krishna Chavan brings 22 years of experience in technology. He started as a Java developer at IBM and played various…

  • Doug Spencer

    Doug Spencer

    Doug Spencer brings over 30 years of technology and product experience to LeadingAgile’s client engagements with a focus on team…

  • Jeff McGlaun

    Jeff McGlaun

    Jeff McGlaun is a Senior IT Leader and Change Agent with 20+ years of experience delivering business value with technology.…

  • Lee Wiesehuegel

    Lee Wiesehuegel

    Lee Wiesehuegel has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He’s held roles ranging from Business Analyst &…

  • Chinedu Izuchukwu

    Chinedu Izuchukwu

    Chinedu Izuchukwu is a recent graduate of Georgia State University where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. While…

  • Guy Beaver

    Guy Beaver

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

  • Anita Lessard

    Anita Lessard

    Anita is a forward-thinking leader that utilizes her experience to scale business operations through agile principles and dynamic work design.…

  • Karim Zekkani

    Karim Zekkani

    Karim has 20 years of experience in IT, engineering, and product management. He has consistently been able to drive a…

  • Jerry Laster

    Jerry Laster

    Jerry Laster is a Senior Consultant who builds and empowers high-performance teams and creates strong collaborative cultures in global organizations.…

  • Alexander Krichevsky

    Alexander Krichevsky

    Alex has over 25 years of consulting experience, a proven track record of successful Enterprise Transformations through the use of…

  • 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.…

  • Warren Mason

    Warren Mason

    Warren is a highly experienced strategy, transformation and technology management executive in both strategic consulting and industry leadership contexts, including…

  • 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…

  • Jamie Bernard

    Jamie Bernard

    Jamie has over 18 years of experience in Product Management, Program/Project Management, Business Analysis, and Architecture in both Consulting and…

  • Jason Baker

    Jason Baker

    Jason Baker is a Managing Consultant who has led Change Management projects for clients in the Retail, Healthcare and Hospitality…

  • Lance Kind

    Lance Kind

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

  • Tameka Williams

    Tameka Williams

    Tameka is an innovative and results-oriented Product Practitioner with over 8 years of experience in mergers & acquisitions, integrations, digital…

  • James Maxwell

    James Maxwell

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

  • Matt Craig

    Matt Craig

    Matt is an award-winning inspirational leader with a passion for improving organizations. He is focused, passionate, persuasive and strategic, with…

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

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Mary Kaufmann

    Mary Kaufmann

    Mary brings over 25 years of professional experience as a learning influencer and practitioner in support of business growth, value…

  • James Hester

    James Hester

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

  • Hannah Perez

    Hannah Perez

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

  • 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…

  • Angela Peat

    Angela Peat

    Angela uses a combination of design thinking and Agile methodologies to help projects kick-off and aid in even better sales…

  • Teresa Reynolds

    Teresa Reynolds

    Teresa Reynolds is an experienced Enterprise Account Executive and Lean-Agile Transformation Leader. She is a Certified Coach with a Master’s…

  • 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…

  • Duri Chitayat

    Duri Chitayat

    Duri is dedicated to developing award-winning organizations shipping products that make life better for people. He has a passion for…

  • John Elstad

    John Elstad

    John is a digital product leader skilled at building and coaching high-performing cross-functional product teams. His product management and SDLC…

  • Pamela Schure

    Pamela Schure

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

  • Robert Posukonis

    Robert Posukonis

    Bob brings 30 plus years of experience working in large, cross-functional technology companies where he successfully led several PMOs designing…

  • 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…

  • Chris Cannon

    Chris Cannon

    Chris cannon is a proactive and energetic consultant with 4 years of experience in management consulting, IT portfolio management, and…

  • Mary Lloyd

    Mary Lloyd

    For over two decades, Mary’s focus has been helping companies become more profitable by identifying and driving transformational change. As…

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