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Rick Austin E-mail
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Phil BurdettRick Austin, Enterprise Agile Coach:  With over 20 years of software development experience, Rick comes to LeadingAgile as an expert in the financial services industry. Rick has worked for such companies as Antinori Software, Integrated Benefit Systems, Fiserv, and Turner Broadcasting. He has experience in applying agile to small teams, large distributed teams, and organizational change management. Rick’s self-proclaimed passion is “helping teams excel by improving the craft of software development by leveraging an agile approach with a healthy dose of technical practices.” He believes that the next frontier for agile is moving it from small teams, up through the enterprise, all the way in to business strategy. Rick’s experience in large financial services enterprise makes him the ideal candidate to help these companies transform their delivery capabilities to better meet their customer and market needs.
 
Kris Krava E-mail
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Kris KravaKris Krava is Founder and Experience Director for SimplyInteract, an Atlanta-based digital product design consultancy. He contributes 16 years of expertise in the user experience, visual design and development of mobile, tablet, touchscreen and desktop products and services. His client list features many Fortune 100 companies, including GM, GE, Ford, AT&T, Verizon, Home Depot, State Farm, Disney, Sears and Allstate.  SimplyInteract, under his leadership, partners with clients to resolve business, marketing and product design challenges from a holistic, user-oriented perspective. The team takes pride in guiding the client partners toward discovering and better understanding the challenges facing their business and their customers.
 
Subho Nath E-mail
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Subho NathSubho Nath is highly accomplished Information Technology Executive with 17+ years of experience leading multi-million dollar technology operations, programs and projects. Subho is adept at evaluating business needs to craft innovative solutions that improve performance, reduce costs, cut delivery cycle time and expand products and services. He possesses an intuitive blend of technical expertise and business acumen, enabling ability to build effective technology roadmaps and accomplish corporate goals. His specialty is in retail and food manufacturing industry.
 
Phil Burdett E-mail
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Phil BurdettPhil Burdett is currently the interim Chief Information Officer for the Human Resources Solutions division of Koch Business Solutions (KBS).  Prior to that, Phil was the Chief Technology Officer for the Enterprise Technology Solutions division of KBS.  KBS is a for-profit shared services company within Koch Industries supporting the Koch global infrastructure, HR services, and Facilities management.  With more than 20 years in technology leadership roles, Phil has held senior leadership positions in business application development, consulting, and corporate infrastructure.  Phil is a native of Atlanta, GA.  He earned a BBA in Information Systems from Georgia State University.
 
Ben Schepens E-mail
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Ben SchepenBen Schepens graduated from GA Tech in 1994 with a Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree and is currently pursuing his Masters in Computer Science.  In his career, he has been involved in a wide range of business domains.  He spent the first ten years of his career as a "hands on" software developer, and has been leading multiple development teams for the most recent 10 years.  He has worked with software development companies, consulting companies, and even as a Sr. Research Engineer helping to develop new internet protocols standards.  In his role as a leader, he has recognized the importance of emotional intelligence concepts when growing and maintaining healthy and effective teams and is very active in sharing experiences with others.
 
Naveed Ashraf E-mail
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Naveed AshrafNaveed Ashraf joined the LeadingAgile Team as an Enterprise Agile Coach after a successful career as a technologist, software developer, system architect & designer, CTO, and CIO for companies such as Sony, Royal Bank of Canada, and Technicolor. Naveed specializes in software development processes & management, web technologies, MS .NET Framework, Agile Methodologies, system architecture, JAVA technologies, and product development. With the work that he does, Naveed consistently demonstrates the ability to translate complex technology issues into concepts business executives can understand and utilize. Over the last 20 years of his career, Naveed has delivered consistent value that both his business colleagues and clients seek from their technology leader. Naveed graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering and currently holds a US patent with Sony Prodokol.
 
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