Mark Layton


Principal, Platinum Edge, Inc.

Location: Los Angeles, CA



Certified Scrum Trainer
Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

My Courses

Certified ScrumMaster®
4-5 August, 2014
Location: Corvalis, OR, United States

Certified ScrumMaster®
4-5 September, 2014
Location: Lansing, MI, United States

Certified ScrumMaster®
9-10 September, 2014
Location: Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Certified Scrum Product Owner®
15-16 September, 2014
Location: Culver City, CA, United States

Certified ScrumMaster®
27-28 September, 2014
Location: San Diego, CA, United States

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Groups I belong to

Hawaii Agile Group


Mark C. Layton is an organizational strategist and PMI certification instructor with over 20 years in the project/program management field.  He is the Los Angeles chair for the Agile Project Leadership Network and is the founder of Platinum Edge, Inc.—an organizational improvement company that supports businesses making the Waterfall-to-Agile transition.

Prior to founding Platinum Edge in 2001, Mark developed his expertise as a consulting firm executive, program management coach, and in-the-trenches project leader.  He also spent 11 years as a Cryptographic Specialist for the US Air Force, where he earned both Commendation and Achievement medals for his accomplishments.

Mark holds MBAs from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the National University of Singapore; a B.Sc. (summa cum laude) in Behavioral Science from Pitzer College/University of La Verne; and an A.S. in Electronic Systems from the Air Force’s Air College.  He is also a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force’s Leadership School, a certified ScrumMaster/Scrum Practitioner, and a certified SCPM (Stanford University Advanced Project Management).

When he isn’t partnering with businesses to improve ROI, Mark enjoys scuba diving, international travel and endurance cycling.

About Platinum Edge:
Platinum Edge helps companies deliver value faster, with fewer errors, at a lower total cost.  We are an Agile-focused team of MBAs, Behavioral Science experts and certified Project Leaders who assist companies wanting to strategically improve software development return-on-investment.  If your organization has or uses software development teams, we can help you.

Organizations I Train Through

Approved Courses


  • Certified ScrumMaster


  • Certified Scrum Product Owner

Extended Education

  • CST Extended Education Course