Our team is comprised of a community of experts which includes industry leaders, well-known industry coaches and practitioners, partnering service providers and the users of the Enterprise Transformation Advisor and Enterprise Portfolio Advisor Expert Systems. Our technology is delivering the industries' first and only platform for transformation to modern Lean and Agile practice. It also delivers the industries' first method and ALM-stack agnostic performance management system for modern Lean and Agile governance. Together we are revolutionizing the approaches and methods used to develop software. Together we are transforming the software development industry.
President & CTO
Mark Kennaley is the President and Chief Technology Officer of Software Development Experts. As a senior consultant, he provides services to some of the largest Fortune 50 companies focused on improving the Enterprise IT Value-Stream. With over 25 years experience in the Information Technology industry, Mark has served clients as a trusted advisor within various domains including Defense, Financial Services, Insurance, Government, Utilities and Telecommunications. Notable career highlights include the re-engineering of the Japanese Banking System and the re-engineering of the Personnel and Payroll systems for the United States Department of Defense. He is the author of the Dr. Dobbs Jolt Award winning book SDLC 3.0: Beyond a Tacit Understanding of Agile. He is also the author of the groundbreaking book Value Stream: Generally Acceptable Practice for Enterprise Software Development and product architect and inventor of the Advisor Platform.
Mark holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and leverages his profession and its rigor to deepen industry norms and challenge popular views.
EVP Services Delivery
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Carson Holmes is a management consultant, methodologist, software engineer, and educator. He is the EVP of Service Delivery and the Community Leader at Software Development Experts. Mr. Holmes started programming over 30 years ago and for the last 20 years has helped numerous Fortune 500 IT enterprises across a variety of industries achieve their strategic goals. He is a specialist in IT governance and process improvement and leverages pragmatic practices and tools that benefit the enterprise IT value stream.
Mr. Holmes is a natural leader skilled at building great teams and delivering solutions that maximize business value. As a management consultant, he is an agent for change and often works with senior level executives to fine tune their organization for efficiency and effectiveness. Mr. Holmes is a proponent of process enactment and workflow automation and leads a new virtual user group focused on Jazz and CLM. He regularly presents at user groups and software conferences, and holds a degree in computer science and engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Chris is a professional with over 23 years of senior sales and operational experience. Prior to joining Software Development Experts, Chris held senior sales leadership positions with Xerox, Mead Johnson, a division of Bristol Myers Squibb, and Rational Software. Chris was President and General Manager of Borland Canada, Central and Latin America and Brazil. In 2006 Chris founded an EMR software company and in 2008 founded a sales and marketing consulting firm focused on helping develop early stage technology businesses. Chris is a Business Advisor with the BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada) and a Certified Mentor with Acetech and the BCIC (British Columbia Innovation Council). Chris has a degree in Marketing and International Business from the University of Ottawa.
EVP Business Development