The Agile organization is enabled by an Agile leadership
We began using Agile when it was still brand new. Now we are helping other organizations — from large international conglomerates to small boutique agencies — navigate through to a successful Agile transformation. Our journey informs our ability to guide others through their Agile journey. We have had to grow and change, especially in terms of who manages whom and how.
At the head of our Agile organization are the Rudd brothers, Charlie and John. Their dedication to championing Agile as a mindset, as a tool, and as a way of running a business has helped us establish a strong Agile community, the backbone of our business. Daily we strive to answer the following questions: “What is an Agile organization?” and “What is Agile leadership?
We believe the key to success in the unfolding innovation economy will be to develop a strong Agile community through committed Agile leadership.
As the CEO of SolutionsIQ, Charlie leads the company’s exploration of what it means to be an Agile enterprise. His 30 years of experience includes systems development, program management, executive leadership, and business management. He has worked in the public and private sectors, including the software and consulting industries. Over the last 7 years, Charlie has been on the forefront of applying Agile principles to business management and executive leadership.
John is an industry leader in the emerging field of Agile portfolio services, which includes developing Agile business cases, transitioning from “buy and hold” strategies to dynamic funding of programs, and assessing risk and capturing business value under highly uncertain conditions. With 7 years of experience in the Agile space, his practice areas include change management, Agile portfolios, governance, and executive alignment.
John’s experience includes managing partner at a financial consulting and investment banking firm, where he focused on advisory services, mergers and acquisitions, and interim management. He has filled interim executive roles (CEO, CFO, and Chief Restructuring Officer) for companies in a variety of industries. He has BS in Economics from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of Southern California. Learn more about John in this InfoQ interview as he discusses using real options for Agile portfolios and projects.
Laszlo drives our sales and training initiatives. A recognized Agile development industry thought leader and successful entrepreneur, he co-founded the Scrum product and services company Danube that was acquired by CollabNet in 2010, and came to SolutionsIQ after leading CollabNet’s international Scrum business line.
Laszlo is passionate about building and driving highly productive teams and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, a contributor to key industry publications, and a vocal advocate for Agile-based methods — particularly the Scrum framework. He received a BS in Economics, Mathematics, and Theatre from University of Puget Sound.
Vice President/Finance and Controller
As the head of SolutionsIQ’s Finance, HR, and IT departments, Tisha is responsible for the financial and administrative objectives of the company. She has 15 years of accounting and business management experience in the private sector — her areas of expertise include business process definition, cash management, financial analysis, report development, and training. She also has 5 years’ experience implementing financial and business systems, including software selection and configuration, systems integration, data conversion, and financial reporting.
Prior to joining SolutionsIQ in 2005, Tisha worked as a controller and business consultant. Her industry experience includes Seed and Grain, Construction Equipment Sales and Rentals, Telemarketing Call Centers, Courtroom Technologies, Healthcare Associations, Car Rentals, Power and Energy Solutions, Laser Manufacturers, Technology Staffing, and Professional Services. She received her BS in Finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Vice President/Services Strategy and Managing Principal
Bryan leads the efforts of the Agile consulting team to maximize the benefits of Agile methods we deliver to software development and Agile consulting clients. He is an experienced leader of Agile adoption initiatives, both as a consultant and as an internal change advocate. Before joining SolutionsIQ, Bryan defined and led the enterprise agile adoption programs at two previous companies where he was employed. A Certified Scrum Trainer, Bryan regularly leads Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner training courses.
Bryan is known for his skill at facilitating collaboration with senior leaders and within empowered project teams — across organization, geographies, and cultures — to foster productive relationships and achieve critical business results. During his 15 years of international and domestic experience in information technology, financial services, and manufacturing, Bryan has worked with the full spectrum of companies from large multinationals to small growth firms. A graduate of the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, Bryan has an MBA in International Business. He also holds a Six Sigma certification and is fluent in Spanish.
Director of Agile Development Services
Dave oversees the delivery efforts of SolutionsIQ’s Agile software development teams. Using Agile management, he collaborates with customers on prioritization, successful delivery, and ongoing enhancements to software and application systems. The results are frequent delivery of high-quality software, incrementally increasing business value while reducing risk and time to market.
An experienced leader, David has worked as a software developer, tester, analyst, project manager, and consultant during his 27-year career. He has also been a principal at two technology project management consulting firms. During the last 19 years, he has advised a wide variety of industries – including telecommunications, insurance, and healthcare – on effective implementations of technology. David has a BS in Forestry and an MBA.
Managing Director, SolutionsIQ India
As Managing Director of SolutionsIQ India, Vibhu is responsible for our business operations and delivery teams based in Bangalore. With over a decade of experience in Agile practices, he has a deep understanding of software delivery excellence, Agile coaching and consulting, and building large-scale systems and high-performance sustainable organizations.
An Agile coach and consultant, Vibhu has successfully led many Agile transitions. He has an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business, and an Electrical Engineering degree from Karnatak University, India.