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Meet the Experts

Our instructors are sought-after practitioners years of real-world experience in the software industry. As experts in their chosen fields, many practice and consult at leading companies, are featured speakers and published authors at respected industry conferences and publications, or have founded pioneering companies within the software development industry.


These experts have a passion to teach and use a combination of lecture, hands-on labs, interactive exercises, and case studies to deliver a learning experience second to none. We maintain a rigorous student feedback system that ensures high-quality instructors and content, delivering a professional training experience with each and every course.

Jeff Payne

Jeffery Payne

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Jeffery Payne has led Coveros since its inception in 2008. Under his guidance, the company has become a recognized market leader in secure agile software development. Mr. Payne is a popular keynote and featured speaker at technology conferences and has testified before Congress on technology...

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Mike Sowers

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Coveros Executive Vice President Mike Sowers has more than twenty-five years of practical experience as a global leader of internationally distributed test teams across multiple industries. Mike is a senior leader, skilled in working with both large and small organizations to improve their...

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Tom-Stiehm

Tom Stiehm

Tom Stiehm is a 20 year veteran of the Information Technology industry. He has spent the past 10 years managing, designing and implementing software products and applications using agile software development methods. Prior to Coveros, Tom held a variety of CTO and architect...

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Kristoffer Nordström

Kristoffer Nordström

Kristoffer Nordström is a Test Developer that in his career has worked with technologies such as Telecommunications System, Distributed Compilers, Cloud technology, Smartphone OS development, Embedded systems, and much more. A testing devotee and a member of the Context-Driven test community who...

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Byron Katz

Byron Katz has been in love with computers since his father bought the family a Commodore 64. A degreed architect, he found his way back to software development in 2010, and his career has included roles as a quality assurance lead, a full-stack developer, consultant, and sales engineer. Byron...

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Jenna Charlton

Jenna Charlton

Jenna Charlton has been a software tester for nearly a decade. In that time she’s focused on manual testing, taking a particular interest in web accessibility and usability. Jenna’s experience in testing runs the gamut from lone tester on a Scrum team to test lead on an enterprise-level project...

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Brian Hicks

Brian Hicks is a software engineer, development manager, and technical architect with over 15 years of hands-on experience designing and developing software using core Java, web services, and related technologies in both the commercial and public sectors. He is also a Certified ScrumMaster® and...

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Hugo Sanchez

Hugo Sanchez

Hugo Sanchez is a Managing Consultant with Coveros, Inc., a software company that helps organizations build, test, and deliver secure, reliable software applications using agile methods. Hugo has over 20 years of software development, software assurance, project management, and product...

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Dev Burke

Dave Burke

Dave Burke is the COO of Coveros, Inc., where he has led the startup and growth of the company. Prior to Coveros, Dave was COO for Digital Focus, a software development consulting company that provided Agile adoption and software development services to customers ranging from enterprise class to...

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Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor is an accomplished full-stack Developer and DevSecOps engineer with experience working in large agile programs for both commercial and federal clients. His broad range of skills includes designing, implementing, and maintaining DevSecOps (CI/CD) pipelines including...

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Richard Hundhausen

Richard Hundhausen

Richard is the president of Accentient, a company that helps software teams deliver better products by understanding and leveraging Scrum and DevOps. He is a certified Professional Scrum Trainer, Microsoft Developer Technologies MVP, author of Professional Scrum Development with Microsoft...

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Jona Qorri

Jona Qorri

Jona Qorri is a member of the Agile Solution Delivery Team at Coveros and an accomplished software and test automation engineer with experience working in large Agile programs. She has worked with a variety of Test Automation and DevOps technologies to automate containerized CI/CD pipelines for...

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Rich Mills

Richard Mills

Richard Mills has more than 25 years of experience in software engineering with a concentration on pragmatic software process and tools. Rich has a specific focus in Agile development methods and is passionate about DevOps, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Delivery. As the Solution...

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Jonathan Kauffman

Jonathan Miller Kauffman

Jonathan Miller Kauffman works as an agile software development and test consultant at Coveros. In this role, Jonathan has helped both government and commercial organizations develop and test high-quality applications, and he has gained his experience by working with healthcare, biomedical...

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Jeff Pierce

Jeff Pierce

Jeff Pierce has more than 20 years of experience in software engineering management, specializing in program, project, and software quality assurance management. Jeff is also experienced in building technical teams that are rapidly able to implement solutions and deliver business value. More...

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Randy Rice

Randall (Randy) Rice, CTAL (Full), is a leading author, speaker, consultant and practitioner in the field of software testing and software quality. He has over 40 years experience in building and testing software projects in a variety of environments and has authored over 70 training courses in...

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David Bulkin

David Bulkin

David Bulkin is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and agile coach that continues to build products by serving as a Product Owner, Scrum Master, Coder, Analyst, and Tester. With more than 35 years experience delivering software and systems, he has been applying agile methods for nearly 20 years...

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Chris Doss

Chris Doss

Chris Doss is an agile coach, consultant, and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). A CST for more than a decade with more than 20 years experience as a program manager, he has coached and supported more than 250 different agile teams and led the implementation of agile for large organizations. In...

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Andrew Pollner

Andrew Pollner

Andrew Pollner is President and CEO of ALP International Corporation, a leading organization in the area of test process improvement and automated test tools, bringing effectiveness and efficiency to testing, since 1993. ALPI serves federal and state governmental agencies and commercial...

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