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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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Claire Lohr

Claire Lohr

Claire Lohr has been an active professional in the computer field for more than thirty years, with the last fifteen years focused on software process improvement to companies including GTE, Motorola, Westinghouse, SAIC, Boeing, Aetna, and others. Claire currently provides training and consulting...

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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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Sanjiv Augustine

Sanjiv Augustine

Sanjiv Augustine is an entrepreneur, industry-leading agile and lean expert, author, speaker, management consultant and trainer. With 25 years in the industry, Sanjiv has served as a trusted advisor over the past 15 years to executives and management at leading firms including: Capital One, The...

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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 positions at software...

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Bob Payne

Bob Payne

Bob Payne is a leading practitioner and thought leader in the use of Lean and Agile methods for organizational transformation. As an early adopter of Extreme Programming (XP),Scrum and most recently SAFe, he has worked exclusively as an Lean+Agile transformation leader since 1999. He brings a...

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Richard Bender

Richard Bender

Richard Bender has more than fifty years experience in software with a primary focus on quality assurance and testing. He has consulted internationally to large and small corporations, government agencies, and the military. Richard’s work has included a wide variety of application classes and...

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Gene Gotimer

Gene Gotimer

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Gene Gotimer is a proven senior software architect with many years of experience in web-based enterprise application design, most recently using Java. He is skilled in agile software development as well as legacy development methodologies and designing and developing secure, high-quality...

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Conrad Fujimoto

Conrad Fujimoto

President and senior consultant of Intellectica Inc., Conrad Fujimoto is an information technology professional with thirty-five years of experience in the education, government, financial, and utility sectors. An accomplished educator and author of several courses, Conrad delivers courses in...

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Brian Hicks

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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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Tauhida Parveen

Tauhida Parveen

Tauhida Parveen is a consultant and trainer specializing in software testing and cloud computing. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Florida Institute of Technology. She has over 10 years of experience working in Quality Assurance with organizations such as The WikiMedia Foundation,...

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Robert Sabourin

Rob Sabourin has more than thirty-five years of management experience, leading teams of software development professionals. A well-respected member of the software engineering community, Rob has managed, trained, mentored, and coached hundreds of top professionals in the field. He frequently...

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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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Max_Saperstone

Max Saperstone

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Max Saperstone has been working as a Software and Test Engineer for over a decade, with a focus on Test Automation within the CI/CD process. He specializes in open source tools, including the Selenium Tool Suite, JMeter, AutoIT, Cucumber, and Chef. Max has lead several testing automation efforts...

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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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Byron_Katz

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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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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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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Glenn_Buckholz

Glenn Buckholz

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Glenn Buckholz leads CI and deployment automation efforts at Coveros. Using his more than fifteen years of industry experience, Glenn brings success to his customers. Beginning his career as a consultant implementing automated test frameworks, he introduced the concept of change management to...

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Alan Crouch

Alan Crouch

Alan Crouch is a Managing Consultant with Coveros with 15 years of experience building software. He has worked closely with federal agencies and private companies to build and test secure, reliable systems using agile software development, cloud technologies, test automation and DevSecOps.He has...

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Ryan Kenney

Ryan Kenney

Ryan Kenney is an experienced agile dev turned DevOps engineer who has worked on both large scale Agile development projects for commercial clients and public sector innovative research and development projects. His technical skills range from fullstack development to setting up and...

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Matthew Grasberger

Matthew Grasberger

Matthew Grasberger is an Associate Consultant at Coveros with a specialty in Test Automation, DevOps Engineering, and Security Automation. Matt has worked with clients to build and develop robust test automation suites that are integrated into DevOps pipelines based on industry leading practices...
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Jonathan Kauffman

Jonathan Miller Kauffman

Jonathan Miller Kauffman works as an agile software development and test consultant at Coveros, a company that helps organizations develop secure software using agile methods. In this role, Jonathan has helped both government and commercial organizations develop and test high-quality...

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Mike Ennis

Mike Ennis

Mike Ennis is a quality management expert with over 15 years industry experience specializing in quality assessments, risk analysis, development and testing in distributed systems environments. As a Test Manager, Mike has worked with several Fortune 100 companies such as IBM, Compaq, BMC...

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Roland Cuellar

Roland Cuellar

Roland Cuellar has focused exclusively on agile software development and lean business process improvement for the last 12 years. During that time, Roland has worked with a number of business and governmental clients on enterprise agile adoption. Roland has spoken at numerous conferences and has...

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Arlen Bankston

Arlen Bankston

Arlen Bankston is an established leader in the application and evolution of Agile software development processes such as Scrum, Kanban and Extreme Programming, as well as process management methodologies such as Lean and Six Sigma. He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Certified ScrumMaster...

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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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Raj Indugula

Raj Indugula

Raj Indugula has more than 17 years of experience in the crafting of enterprise software systems using a broad range of technologies for a diverse client sector that includes trading and financial institutions, education, telecom and the Department of Defense. He has successfully led and managed...

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Cassandra Comar

Cassandra Comar has worked on everything from Linux kernel code to machine learning, augmented reality applications, websites, astronomical control software, harbor security simulations, and more. Se loves to jump into new domains and is currently interested in software correctness by design,...

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Jamie Mitchell

Jamie Mitchell

Jamie Mitchell brings over 35 years of testing experience, both in hardware and software. As a true pioneer in the test automation field, he has developed and worked with a variety of test automation tools supporting multiple platforms and integrated development environments. Mr. Mitchell holds...

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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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José Diaz

With more than 30 years of professional experience, José Diaz is the founder and strategic head of trendig technology services GmbH. As managing director José teaches training classes to test self-developed trainings of trendig for their practical suitability and to get direct feedback of the...

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Paul Reed

Paul Reed

Paul is a Senior Technical Solutions Engineer at Puppet. With a strong background in traditional computing infrastructure (including storage and networking), virtualization, cloud computing and automation, Paul has previously worked for some of the largest companies in Canada (including IBM,...

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