Gary is a self-proclaimed “learning instigator.” He has worked with agile approaches since 2009 and his major engagements have been with United Health Group, Target, 3M, Best Buy, Thrivent Financial, & TCF Bank. He works with all levels of an organization to ensure that transformation efforts are aligned. Gary is a Scrum Alliance Certified Team Coach (CTC), International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach (ACC), and has 13 additional certifications. Gary has an M.Ed. in HR Development.
Ted Wallace is currently an Agile Coach at Principal Financial Group. He has completed Master of Science degrees in Computer Science and Physiology and is a certified ScrumMaster Professional (CSM, CSPO, CSP) and a registered corporate coach (RCC) with thousands hours of coaching sessions completed. His talented wife, Danielle, is from the Netherlands. They have three amazing children, Jace, Kyran, and Myka.
As an Enterprise Agile Coach, Christie specializes in helping Leadership with their most challenging Business and Organizational needs. She helps them to expose and understand the hidden strengths and weaknesses that exist within their culture and partners with them to build environments of trust which paves the way to accelerate high-performing teams. She holds multiple Agile and Coaching certifications and when not coaching she volunteers her time in service of others in the Agile Community.
Matt Kirilov has a well-rounded set of skills that deepen in both the coaching, teaming (team development), and group psychodynamics/systems modeling competencies. He is passionate about partnering with organizational systems and coaching them to explore and reach their goals. Matt is the organizer or co-organizer of several Agile and professional coaching meetups in Omaha (U.S.) and in Bulgaria. He leads the OmahAgile and Leancoln initiative, and is an ICF-ACC accredited coach.
Andrew has been practicing and teaching Scrum for about 15 years. He trains and coaches Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Teams, and Executives.
He helps teams and organizations to deliver twice the value in half the time. He hosts Meetups and volunteers in agile/coaching communities.
Andrew is the first LST (Licensed Scrum Trainer) trained and certified by Jeff Sutherland Scrum Inc. in the Greater China area. He works and lives in VA and Taiwan.
Allison Pollard helps organizations create Agility by building trust between business & IT, leaders & teams, and within teams. As Technical Director for Improving, she is a curator of agile frameworks and change methods who coaches leaders and teams to improve work relationships and enable better delivery. Allison is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a foodie, and proud glasses wearer.
Paulo Dias (CSP-SM, CSP-PO) is a passionate agile practitioner on the journey to become a CTC/CEC by the Scrum Alliance and an ACC/PCC by the International Coach Federation. He has 24 years’ experience in Software Development having started his career as a software engineer in 1995. In the last 11 years, Paulo has been working on a variety of different roles as Enterprise and Business Agility Coach, Consultant, Trainer and Mentor. As a coach, Paulo has been partnering with clients at all levels.
Raj is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and is actively pursuing the Certified Team Coach qualification from the Scrum Alliance. For over 15 years, Raj has supported large enterprises in transforming the delivery of complex enterprise solutions from traditional project management to Agile. Recently Raj has been supporting non-technical teams to adopt Agile values. Raj is passionate about developing high-performing teams based on commitment, accountability, communication, trust, and fun.