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

Jeffery Payne is CEO and founder of Coveros, Inc., where he has led the startup and growth of the company. Prior to Coveros, Jeffery was Chairman of the Board, CEO, and co-founder of Cigital, Inc. Under his direction, Cigital became a leader in software security and software quality solutions,...

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Rob 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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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

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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Wilson Mar

Wilson Mar

Wilson Mar is a Services Manager and Architect at JetBloom, where he focuses on Performance, Scalability, and Resiliency of enterprise DevOps and Cloud software. Wilson has conducted live, hands-on tutorials for TechWell since 2014, bringing his techniques on Git and GitHub so attendees quickly...
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Linda  Hayes

Linda Hayes

Linda G. Hayes, as co-founder of two software test automation companies including AutoTester and Worksoft, helped pioneer structured software test automation. She is a frequent industry speaker, author and columnist for Stickyminds. Her article on integrating quality throughout the development...

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Richard Bender

Richard Bender

Richard Bender has more than forty-five 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...

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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 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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Rob Myers

Rob Myers

Rob Myers is principle instructor and coach at Agile for All . He has over 30 years experience with software development teams, and has been training and coaching organizations in Agile engineering practices since 1998. His courses blend fun, practical hands-on labs, "Training From the...

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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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Gene Gotimer

Gene Gotimer

Gene Gotimer is a senior architect at Coveros, Inc., a software company that uses agile methods to accelerate the delivery of secure, reliable software. As a consultant, Gene works with his customers to build software better, faster, and more securely by introducing agile development and DevOps...

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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

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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Ken Pugh

Ken Pugh

Ken Pugh helps companies evolve into lean-agile organizations through training and coaching. His special interests are in collaborating on requirements, delivering business value, and using lean principles to deliver high quality quickly. Ken trains, mentors, and testifies on technology topics...

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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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Dawn Haynes

Dawn Haynes

An experienced test consultant and presenter, Dawn Haynes is a highly regarded trainer of software testers. She blends experience and humor to provide testers of all levels with tools and techniques to help them generate new approaches to common and complex software testing problems. In addition...

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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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Dale Perry

Dale Perry

Dale Perry, senior consultant at TechWell, has nearly 40 years of experience in information technology as a programmer/analyst, database administrator, project manager, development manager, tester, and test manager. Dale’s project experience includes large-system development and conversions,...

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Tim Lister

Tim Lister

Tim Lister is a software consultant at Atlantic Systems Guild, Inc., based in the New York office. He divides his time between consulting, teaching, and writing. With his business partner, Tom DeMarco, Tim is co-author of the book Waltzing with Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects...

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Max Saperstone

For almost a decade, Max Saperstone has been a test engineer focusing on test automation and the continuous integration/continuous delivery process. Max specializes in open source tools—Selenium, JMeter, AutoIT, Cucumber, and Chef. He has led several testing automation efforts, including...

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Titus Fortner

Titus Fortner

Titus Fortner is a core contributor to Selenium project and the maintainer of the Ruby bindings. He spends a significant amount of time writing open source testing software built on top of Selenium. He is the project lead for Watir and is active in supporting these projects on Stack Overflow,...

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Suzanne Robertson

Suzanne Robertson

Suzanne Robertson is a principal and founder of the Atlantic Systems Guild. She is co-author of Mastering the Requirements Process: Getting Requirements Right and co-creator of the Volere requirements techniques. Robertson consults on business analysis and requirements techniques and...

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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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Andrew Long

Andrew Long

Andrew Long's Agile coaching journey began in 2008 and his experiences have solidified a belief in the superiority of Lean-Agile methods and the criticality of servant leadership. His professional certifications include SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Org Mindset Lean-Agile Enterprise Coach (OMEC...

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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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Chris Blain

Chris Blain

Chris Blain has 22 years of experience working in software development on projects ranging from embedded systems to cloud applications. He offers to students and companies a powerful mix of real-world experience and the latest research knowledge. He has worked as an engineering manager, test...

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Glenn Buckholz

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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Bob Aiello

Bob Aiello

Author of Configuration Management Best Practices: Practical Methods that Work in the Real World , Bob Aiello is a consultant and software engineer specializing in software process improvement, including software configuration and release management. He has more than twenty-five years...

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James Robertson

James Robertson

As a principal and founder of The Atlantic Systems Guild, James Robertson is known for his work in implementing systems engineering principles that link business specialists with solution specialists. James is a consultant, lecturer, author, project leader whose area of concern is the requirements...
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Rick Craig

Rick Craig

A consultant, lecturer, author, and former test manager, Rick Craig has led numerous teams of testers on both large and small projects. In his twenty-five years of consulting worldwide, Rick has advised and supported a diverse group of organizations on many testing and test...

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Anna Russo

Anna Russo

Anna Russo is an ALM MVP specializing in ALM TFS Software Process consulting and training. Since 2008 Anna has worked with a variety of clients to improve their software quality and processes by properly implementing Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Test Manager, and Visual Studio tools. Anna...

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Alan Crouch

Alan Crouch is a senior software security specialist with Coveros, Inc. a Virginia-based firm focusing on agile, software quality, and application security. Alan has worked closely with federal agencies and private companies to advise, audit, and support IT security and governance teams. In...

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Jeroen Mengerink

Jeroen Mengerink

Jeroen Mengerink has extensive experience working in scrum teams and the agile environment. Working directly with developers, Jeroen has a strong background working with websites, APIs, and (web) services, including both functional and performance testing. He also has performed TPI assessments...

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Sivakumar Anna

Sivakumar Anna

Sivakumar Anna has more than 20 years of experience developing and managing QA strategies for Fortune 500 companies. He has worked with clients such as Kaiser Permanente, The Body Shop, and Minted.com, developing strategies and execution around test automation. Sivakumar is well-versed in the...

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Lianne Klaver

Lianne Klaver

Lianne Klaver is a specialist on device labs and mobile test strategy for Polteq, the biggest independent specialist in Software Testing in the Netherlands. She works with a variety of clients, providing them with a device lab based on their customer statistics, advises them on their mobile test...

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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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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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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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Richard Mills

Richard Mills has more than 20 years of experience in software engineering, specializing in software development with a concentration on pragmatic software processes and tools. Rich has a specific focus in agile development methods, static and dynamic software analysis tools, configuration...

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Jason Hall

Jason Hall

Jason Hall is pragmatic enterprise and team coach who specializes in product ownership. His agile journey began in the government sector where, as a product owner, he saw first-hand the challenges, patience required, and eventual benefits of agile delivery through a soup-to-nuts transformation...

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Matta Saikali

Matta Saikali

Matta Saikali is the president and founder of Testrics Inc. a software testing company based in Montreal Canada. Matta has more than twenty years experience in internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n) testing and his testing experience covers more than 30 languages including European...

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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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Dale Emery

Dale Emery

Dale Emery has worked in the software industry since 1980 as a developer, manager, process steward, and consultant. He is experienced in product development and IT, and holds two U.S. patents for his software designs. Dale consults, trains, and coaches software developers, managers, and...

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Richard Hundhausen

Richard Hundhausen

Richard Hundhausen is the president of Accentient, a company that helps software teams develop better products by leveraging Microsoft's ALM tools and Scrum. He is a Microsoft Regional Director, a Visual Studio ALM MVP, a Professional Scrum Trainer, and author of Professional Scrum...

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Raj Indugula, SQE Training instructor

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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Arjun Comar

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

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Marcelo Lopez Jr.

Marcelo Lopez Jr.

With thirty years of coding experience in operating systems for biomedical device instrumentation and high-throughput financial transaction processing systems, Marcelo Lopez understands the world of engineers. Marcelo is a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), and...

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Ken Kousen

Ken Kousen

Ken Kousen is the president of Kousen IT, Inc., through which he does technical training, mentoring, and consulting in all areas related to Java, specializing in Android, Spring, Hibernate, Groovy, and Grails. He is the author of the books Making Java Groovy and Gradle for Android...
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Patrick Quilter

Patrick J. Quilter Jr.

Patrick J. Quilter Jr. has earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Mathematics and a Master degree in Technology Management. He has over 15 years of automation architecture experience supporting several large systems integrators, commercial enterprises, and federal government...

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Gary Mogyorodi

Gary Mogyorodi

Gary Mogyorodi has over 33 years of experience in the computing industry. Gary consults, trains, and mentors in software testing, specializing in Requirements-Based Testing. Some of his customers include Siemens, Cendant, Rockwell Automation, Boeing, EMC, IBM, LexisNexis, RBC, H&R Block,...

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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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Keith Casey

Keith Casey

Keith Casey currently serves on the Platform Team at Okta working on Identity and Authentication APIs. Previously, he served as an early Developer Evangelist at Twilio and before that worked on the Ultimate Geek Question at the Library of Congress. His underlying goal is to get good technology...

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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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Graham Bath

Graham Bath

Graham Bath is a consultant with over 30 years of testing experience to support customers with consultancy, training, and test process improvements. Graham is the ISTQB Working Party chair for the Expert Level Certified Tester qualification and co-authored the new syllabus on Usability Testing....

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Ed Weller

Ed Weller

Ed Weller has more than forty years of experience in hardware, test, software, systems, and software process engineering. His primary focus for the past fifteen years has been on software process and metrics. Edward is the principal of Integrated Productivity Solutions, LLC, a consulting company...

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Fredrik Håård

Fredrik Håård

Fredrik Håård is a slow-moving digital nomad, freelance developer, entrepreneur, and speaker. With experience ranging from doing scripted manual testing of sales systems to being tech lead at government institutions and setting up start-up development teams from scratch, his most cherished skill...

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Chris Menegay

Chris Menegay

Chris Menegay is a technology consultant based in Dallas, Texas. Chris has an extensive background in process improvement and specializes in helping companies improve their processes to become more efficient and productive at building quality software. Chris has consulted on software process for...

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Laundrew Diamond

Laundrew Diamond

An Agile Coach and Organizational Change Consultant, Laundrew Diamond has more than 10 years of multi-disciplined industry experience providing program management, operational transformation and change management support to commercial and federal organizations. He is passionate about helping...
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Beth Wong, SQE Training instructor

Beth Wong

A Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Professional and SAFe Program Consultant 4, Beth Wong began her Agile journey as a Fortune 500 Project Manager turned Scrum Master in 2006. Beth quickly gained interest in becoming an Agile coach and made that shift in 2011. As a coach, Beth has worked...

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