Jonathan Pollock

  

Scrum Master, Tango Group

Location: Boulder, CO


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Biography

I am the Scrum Master at Gloo, a software start-up in Boulder, CO. Gloo focuses on developing a platform that allows Champions to develop healthy relationships. 

At PwC I was a Project Management Consultant enabling clients to deliver their projects on time and within budget, by properly managing risk. Taking lessons learned in combat as  Marine Corps Infantry Officer to project risk management in the government sector.

Specialties: Project Management, Asset Management Technology, Mobile Technology, Project Risk Management, Information Assurance.

Project Management Associate in PwC's Public Sector Practice, managing projects in DHS and DOJ. Project Manager for a FISCAM Audit remediation of a federal agency within DHS. Managed over 90 Human Resource improvement projects within the HR division of a federal agency, prioritizing the work based on impact and effort required. Mobile Technology Training specialist with IBM's Maximo Mobile application on Motorola devices. Currently managing project controls and risk on an Agency wide ERP implementation of Momentum.

Infantry officers are the commanders or their assistants in infantry and reconnaissance units in Marine Air-Ground Task Forces (MAGTFs). They plan, direct, and assist in the deployment and tactical employment of MAGTFs and any subordinate infantry and reconnaissance units. To fulfill these responsibilities, they evaluate intelligence; estimate the operational situation; and formulate, coordinate, and execute appropriate plans for offensive/defensive maneuver, reconnaissance, fire support, nuclear, biological and chemical defense, directed energy warfare, Communications and operational logistics and maintenance.


Work experience

Tango Group, Scrum Master
October 2013 - Present, Boulder, CO, United States

Scrum Master making things happen.

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Project Management Consultant
December 2010 - July 2013, Tysons Corner, VA, United States

 

  • Project Manager for a FISCAM Audit remediation within DHS, assisting a federal agency’s finance center comply with the Federal Information Security Act (FISMA) and NIST standards.

  • Project Manager for multiple concurrent projects with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to include the following: tracking multiple Human Resource (HR) improvement projects within the HR division with a virtual tracker, briefing clients weekly on updates; Conducted interviews with multiple HR Professionals to develop insight in the HR processes and developed improvements upon those processes; Using Agile to manage risk and project controls on an Agency wide ERP implementation of Momentum.

  • Self-trained to become a mobile technology specialist by testing and developing IBM's Maximo Mobile application in an iterative process on Motorola devices for FBI’s Asset Management System. Selected by the client to instruct property managers across the nation. 

 

United States Marine Corps, Company Executive Officer
September 2009 - September 2010, , Helmand, Afghanistan

 

  1. 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion 

    Company Executive Officer

    Second in command of a LAR Company of 144 Marines and Sailors. Responsible for day-to- day operations, fleet maintenance, and intelligence gathering of the company while deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

    Planned civilian development programs with the Civil Affairs Unit to bring assistance to the Afghanistan/Pakistan border region of Helmand Province.

    Trained the entire company on Urban Warfare and Counter-Insurgency Warfare tactics, techniques, and procedures.

    Established Company reporting and analytical procedures, which directly led to the capture of several high level insurgents and the seizure of several tons of drugs and weapons. 


 

United States Marine Corps, Exercise Controller and Trainer
September 2006 - August 2009, 29 Palms, CA, United States

  1. Tactical Training Exercise Control Group 

    Served as the Team leader of a 15 person team that trained Scout/Sniper Platoons, Headquarters & Service (H&S) companies, and entire Combat Logistics Battalions (CLBs) for Iraq. Team members ranged in rank from Staff Sergeant to Lance Corporal and include all Infantry specialties.

    Trained five H&S companies, two Combat Logistics Battalions, and 4 Scout/Sniper platoons, over 1000 Marines, in Urban Warfare and Counter-Insurgency Warfare.

    Reshaped the training curriculum to accommodate the need for additional training of entire CLBs (600-800 Marines) with no change in budget. 

United States Marine Corps,
August 2002 - December 2005, MCBH Hawaii, HI , United States

 

  1. 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines

    H&S Company Commander, Executive Officer, Battalion Training Officer, Platoon Commander

    Commanded a Company of 299 Marines and Sailors. Responsible for annual training, accountability, and pre-deployment training.

    Formed a 90 Marine provisional rifle company from within H&S responsible for the security of Forward Operating Base Salerno and a quick reaction force for Regional Command East, Afghanistan.

    Evaluated the Khost Province's development needs, based on feasibility and funding availability by working with the Provincial Reconstruction Team.