Marshall Guillory


Owner and Principal Enabler, Synergy Agile Process Solutions, LLC

Location: Phoenix, Arizona


Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Groups I belong to

Phoenix SUG


My career is dedicated to the study of information technology and continuous improvement. I am deeply passionate about the quality of work and meeting planned objectives. I have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and love of all things in business and technology. My faith and family are of prime importance in my life and work/life balance is critical to maximize productivity.

I have worked with computers and technology since I was a child thanks to my father and his interest. I was drawn to engineering, architecture, and building primarily for entertainment on Commodore and Mattel IntelliVision game consoles. My first real programming was on a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 4 that my father used to write an accounting software package for his business. I wrote text based games for fun.

I have been involved in business and technology for 19+ years and have worked for both fortune 100 and micro sized businesses including owning and operating business ventures. I always strive for constantly evaluating and increasing value in my efforts and the production capability of my teams.

I am also a strong business leader with a focus on enabling people as the keys to successfully increasing value and profitability. A driver of a results-oriented, disciplined, team management style that has been recognized to inspire loyalty, high productivity, and innovative teams. 

My primary capabilities include program and project management, software development, integration, and data center/server technologies. I am a professional writer providing proposal writing services to several clients. I have a particular passion for Web design / development and strongly support the open source WordPress platform.

I currently own and operate Synergy Agile -- an information technology services company based out of Phoenix, Arizona. I am also a technical program manager for the non-profit technology company, Linaro, where an amazing group of engineers work on enabling Linux on ARM microprocessors.

Work experience

Linaro, Technical Program Manager
July 2013 - Present, Phoenix, AZ, United States

Program and project management, agile software development enabler, process improvement, building and fostering growth in team, member, and customer relationships, and other duties as assigned.

Implementing Agile Scrum in a geographically and culturally remote enterprise team environment including integration with existing and improved business processes and reporting requirements.

Synergy Agile Process Solutions, LLC, Owner
September 2012 - Present, Phoenix, AZ, United States
Owner and principal enabler for a specialized marketplace for agile software development & process consultants and professionals called the Synergy Agile Marketplace (SAM).

MontaVista Software, LLC., Sr. Manager
September 2010 - Present, Phoenix, AZ, United States
Leadership role for all PS operations activities world-wide, program/project management, strategic and tactical planning for quality management and process improvements, project recovery, CMMI and A-SPICE planning and implementation, product/services development. 14 direct reports. Organizational QM, process improvement. I am designing and building a QMS, Enterprise Architecture, and PMO. Managing process improvements to achieve CMMI level 3 Defined maturity in the next 24-36 months. Software process implementation.

CSI, inc., Director, Program Manager
September 2012 - August 2010, Oklahoma City, OK, United States
The key producer and capture manager on this contract win of $17.5M IT service contract for the USAF. Successful change management resulted in contract value of over $20M within the first 6 months. Overall Program and project management, P&L, sub-k management, en-terprise architecture, software/systems architecture, people management, and other fun stuff. 56 direct reports and 2 sub-contractors.

General Dynamics IT, Director, Program Manager
September 2007 - September 2009, Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Program Manager for Midwest City / Tinker AFB operations in IT O&M Services. Over 50 direct reports and many sub-contractors. Several simultaneous programs managed through-out the continental US.

FC Business Systems, Inc., Technical Director, Project Manager
March 2003 - October 2006, Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Performed roles as Contract Project Manager, Chief Software and Systems Architect, Project Manager, Team Leader, Business Analyst / Process engineer, Business Developer, Technical Writer. Also performed program management functions as a deputy to the Sr. Program Man-ager for the region. Provided consulting and technical leadership and guidance for all pro-grams. Evaluated RFP requirements, designed and documented innovative solutions, and led proposal team efforts. [FCBS acquired by GD] Over 30 direct reports.

Computer & Hi-tech Management, Inc., Lead Application Developer / Project Manager
September 1999 - March 2003, Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Performed research and development on Enterprise Portal solutions and wrote a comprehen-sive report with industry and product analysis, ROI, best value solution. Designed and devel-oped Web and Windows based business and logistics applications including legacy system data integration using Oracle, MS SQL, .Net Framework, Java, and associated technologies for Tinker AFB customers. Managed projects, requirements, and performed as a task lead. [CHM acquired by FCBS]