SCRUM ALLIANCE® Announces Manuel Gonzalez as Its New CEO

Press Release

For Immediate Release:

4/7/2015 4:00:00 PM

Media Contact:

Heather Leigh
Public Relations & Communications Director

Denver, CO,—SCRUM ALLIANCE®, the largest, most established and influential professional
membership organization and certifying body in the Agile community, announces it has named
Manuel Gonzalez as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This is the first time Scrum Alliance
has appointed a CEO and signifies the organization’s increasing scale and ambition as it seeks
to guide organizations to be prosperous and sustainable through the use of Scrum.

“Scrum Alliance’s Board of Directors had many discussions about the search for a CEO and the
skills we felt a good candidate would need to fill the role,” said Harvey Wheaton, Scrum Alliance
Chairman of the Board. “We had more than 200 applicants for this position and spent many
months searching and interviewing candidates to be sure we got the best person for the job.
With Manny, we are confident we have made the right choice.”

Manuel Gonzalez is a strategic leader with more than 37 years of experience, encompassing a
diverse range of business arenas. Starting his career in the hospitality hotel, food, and beverage
industry, he worked his way from behind the scenes to become a leader in the cultural events
business. Manny has spent time in marketing, finance, and operations both domestically and
internationally and has a broad range of expertise in the nonprofit and corporate sectors in a
global context.

“We are thrilled to have Manny join Scrum Alliance as our new CEO and believe he will bring
great leadership to our organization,” said Wheaton. “His personality, background, and expertise
are extremely well aligned with the way we work at Scrum Alliance. I look forward to working
with him over the next several months as we move Scrum Alliance into the next chapter of its
growth and transformation.”

“I am excited at this opportunity to come work with such an incredibly passionate and talented
group of dedicated professionals and practitioners helping to transform the world of work,” said

Gonzalez will join the organization on April 27. He is relocating to Colorado from Texas, where
he served as CEO for the National Society of Hispanic MBAs for the past five years. He is
married and has two daughters in college.

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