Steve is an executive coach and Lean-Agile evangelist with a passion for cultivating transformational leaders and high performing teams. His 28-year career in business includes roles as Vice President in multiple Fortune 500 companies, as well as Chief Technology Officer for an Internet startup. Steve’s journey into agility began in the mid-1990’s as he applied the ideas from the precursors of the Agile Manifesto to major software development initiatives at one of the nation’s largest healthcare companies. In 2003, he began introducing Agile principles and practices to agencies within the U.S. Federal government. Steve launched the first government implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®), which led to the successful turnaround of a large, mission-critical Department of Homeland Security program. Now in his new role as a SAFe® Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) for Scaled Agile, Inc., Steve is using his experience as an innovator, strategist, and servant leader to help the largest enterprises around the world implement Lean-Agile at scale.
Steve holds SPCT, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, and CSP certifications, a Doctor of Business Administration in Strategy and Innovation, Masters degrees in Business Administration and Divinity, and a Bachelors degree in Education. Steve also enjoyed a 21-year parallel career as a commissioned officer in the reserve component of the US Air Force. He is married with five children and two grandsons. He lives in Southern Maryland, and is an avid runner, cyclist, backpacker, and exceptionally poor (but improving) golfer