Marshall Guillory


Technical Program Enabler / Scrum master, Linaro, LTD

Location: Peoria, AZ


Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Phoenix SUG


Marshall Guillory is a career information technology professional with over 19 years of experience in various software development, operations, process improvement, program and project management disciplines.

He currently performs as the Technical Program Manager for the Linaro Networking Group (LNG), Engineering Group at Linaro. Linaro is a not-for-profit engineering organization consolidating and optimizing open source Linux software and tools for the ARM architecture.

In previous engagements, Mr. Guillory has worked as the owner of a Phoenix based agile services start-up, and as the COO for a Phoenix based managed/professional services company. Marshall also worked as the Sr. Manager for World-wide Operations at MontaVista Software, a Cavium (CAVM) company. MontaVista Software is the leader in embedded Linux commercialization. While serving at MontaVista Software Mr. Guillory led organizational process improvements for Automotive SPICE compliance, and performed roles as a Program/Project Manager and Scrum Master. He also led overall quality management, assurance and control functions for the General Motors / Bosch Cadillac CUE automotive infotainment system (MontaVista components of).

Prior to MontaVista Software, Mr. Guillory worked in the defense industry as a Director of a USAF O&M services vertical for General Dynamics IT managing an ~$8M+ per year portfolio. Marshall ran several large integrator and professional services programs as well as building a software and data center services delivery capability for the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Centers’ IT group. Prior roles as a military contractor include Director for GDIT’s Network Solutions group, Technical Director for FCBS, Inc., Program/Project Manager and Sr. Software Developer for Computer & Hi-tech Management, and Software Developer for IMRI, Inc.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Louisiana State University and is a diehard LSU Tiger fan. He enjoys college football, all forms of racing, motorcycling, cars/trucks/atv, building - everything, woodworking, metalworking, hiking/camping, travel, hunting, shooting sports, and most of all spending time with his family. Marshall is a God fearing family man and loves Christ Jesus, his greatest three creations and wife Michelle.

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.

While I have been involved in business and technology for over 30 years, only 19 years is as a full-time professional. I have worked for both fortune 100 and micro sized businesses including owning and operating business ventures. I grew up in a small retail business that my parents operated. 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, agile software development, Scrum/Kanban, integration, and data center/server technologies. I have a particular passion for Web design / development and strongly support various open source frameworks/systems.

Work experience

Linaro, Technical Program Manager
July 2013 - Present, Phoenix, AZ, US

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 - January 2014, Phoenix, AZ, US
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 - March 2013, Phoenix, AZ, US
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.

[Redacted Military Contractor], Director, Program Manager
September 2009 - August 2010, Oklahoma City, OK, US
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]