• Allyson Bowers

    Allyson Bowers, CSM, CSPO, ACSM, CAL | Agile Advisor, West Coast Services

    The Braintrust Consulting Group | http://www.braintrustgroup.com

    503.869.5384 (c) | allyson.bowers@braintrustgroup.com

    Blog: http://www.braintrustgroup.com/blog | Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/braintrustgroup

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allysonbowers | Twitter: @braintrustgroup

  • Anu Smalley, CST, CSP, CSM, CSPO

    Anu Smalley is a Certified Scrum Trainer providing education and coaching, consulting services to clients across the United States.  Anu’s passion lies within Product Management.  Having been a Product Owner for a number of years, she focuses on coaching Product Owner’s, Product Manager and Business Leaders. Anu has 20+ years of experience.  Over her career she has been a developer, Project Lead Project Manager, Development Manager, Scrum Master, Product Owner and Agile Coach and Trainer. A Graduate from Osmania University, India ( B.A and M.A in Psychology) and Bowling Green State University, Ohio (MBA), Anu has presented at User Group events like SAFe RVA, Agile Delaware and Scrum User Group of Columbia, MO. Anu is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), and a Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP). Anu is an active member of the Scrum Alliance, and Agile Alliance.


    Braintrust Meet The Team: Anu Smalley, CST from The Braintrust Consulting Group on Vimeo.

  • Ben Floyd

    Ben Floyd, Agile Coach, Trainer|CSP-SM, CSP-PO

  • Bill Schaller, CSP, CSM, CSPO

    Bill Schaller, CSP has 20+ years of IT and high-tech industry experience with large-scale software development projects within multi-national companies.  His roles include applications specialist, network security analyst, software manager, project manager, scrummaster, agile coach and lean management consultant.

    He has successfully been practicing Agile/Scrum/XP/Lean for the past 8 years.  His experience includes scaling up Scrum within large telecom companies, troubleshooting large ecommerce projects, accelerating new web and mobile application project launches and working within a fast paced digital media company to improve reliability and time to market challenges. 

    Bill provides hands-on training and coaching for new and existing teams as well as consulting and collaborating with stakeholders at all levels of an organization.  He has the ability to coach organizations that are transitioning teams and PMO from a functional/silo mentality to a collaborative product/customer centric organization.

    Braintrust Meet The Team: Bill Schaler from The Braintrust Consulting Group on Vimeo.

  • Brian M. Rabon, CST, PMP

    Brian M. Rabon, CST, PMP is theFounder of The Braintrust Consulting Group, a worldwide leader in Agile transformations. Throughout his 16 years of IT industry experience, Brian has applied Agile methods in order to successfully deliver working product to his customers. Brian holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Auburn University and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    When not in the classroom, Brian can be found around the globe evangelizing the benefits of Agile to the likes of Agile 20XX, the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) many chapters, and the Scrum Alliance’s Scrum Gatherings. Brian is an avid blogger, writing for his company’s blog. To contact Brian please e-mail him at brian.rabon@braintrustgroup.com or join him on LinkedIn.

  • Cathy Simpson, CST, PMP

    Cathy Simpson is a Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile coach, with a passion for bringing joy, happiness and productivity to work.  As a Scrum Trainer she teaches groups of people to use the empirical process to build complex products and solve complex problems. Her driving questions in life are “What’s possible?” “How do we make it happen?” and “How do we have fun doing it?” Cathy combines a warm energetic style with insights learned in the trenches at companies ranging from large financial institutions to small start-ups. This enables her to effectively connect with team members, managers and executives in order to facilitate transformation and help people create the futures they are committed to. She regularly speaks about Scrum and Agile at national and local conferences. Before becoming a CST, Cathy worked in technology for 20 years as a software developer, web producer, project/program manager, business consultant and agile coach.  She credits her career in technology as the foundation for her success and her first job as a camp counselor as the reason she is a good trainer.

  • Erick Fleming, CSM, JCD, MCT, MSCD, CSD

    Erick Fleming, CSM, JCD, MCT, MSCD is a certified .NET and Java Developer with over 17 years of programming and training experience. Erick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems from University of South Florida. Erick is an instructor for The Braintrust Consulting Group, a provider of complete project management solutions for a wide range of software related projects. Braintrust blends People, Process, Tools, and Training into one seamless formula in order to help their clients break through roadblocks, improve processes, meet deadlines, and exceed goals. In addition, Erick has spent most of his career training and consulting with organizations on technologies ranging from .NET and Java to Linux and other open source tools. Specializing in cloud-based web solutions. To contact Erick please e-mail him at erick.fleming@braintrustgroup.com.

    Click here to watch Erick explain our Certified Scrum Developer class.

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