Scrum Alliance Announces Pete Deemer as New Board Chairman

Press Release

For Immediate Release:

12/15/2015 4:00:00 PM

Media Contact:

Heather Leigh
Public Relations & Communications Director
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Denver, CO — SCRUM ALLIANCE®, the largest, most established and influential professional membership organization and certifying body in the Agile community, is proud to announce Pete Deemer as its new Chairman of the Board for 2016.

Pete has spent more than 25 years leading teams building products and services at global companies and is a well-known figure in the Agile community. Pete is the lead author of The Scrum Primer, one of the most widely read introductions to Agile development, as well as The Distributed Scrum Primer, a guide to multilocation Scrum. Pete served as vice president of Product Development for Yahoo!, and he was the cofounder of the award-winning GameSpot, which was acquired by CBS Interactive. Pete is the CEO of GoodAgile, which has operations in India, Singapore, and Sri Lanka, and he provides Agile training and consulting in Asia to many of the world’s largest technology companies.

"We are thrilled to have Pete Deemer as the new chairman of our Board of Directors for Scrum Alliance. His expertise and insights will serve us well as we move forward with many exciting changes to our organization,” says Scrum Alliance CEO Manny Gonzalez.  "Pete's experience with businesses will help guide us in our new corporate partnership initiatives and his deep knowledge of foreign markets, like our second-largest region, Asia, will help us build and further develop our strategic plan for the future.”

Pete Deemer said, "I am honored to have the opportunity to serve an organization and community that is bringing about remarkable change to the world of work, and I look forward to contributing to Scrum Alliance as it moves into a new and exciting phase of its existence.” 

Pete is an honors graduate of Harvard University and served for four years as adjunct faculty at University of California, Berkeley, most recently in the Graduate School of Business, where he received the prestigious Club 6 teaching award. Pete has been a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Systems Science at the National University of Singapore since 2010. Pete is based in the emerging technology hub of Sri Lanka and divides his time between India, Singapore, the U.S., and Europe.

About Scrum Alliance
Founded in 2001, SCRUM ALLIANCE® is the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community. SCRUM ALLIANCE® is a nonprofit association with more than 400,000 members worldwide. Its vision is to "Transform the World of Work” with a mission to guide and inspire individuals, leaders, and organizations with practices, principles, and values that create workplaces that are joyful, prosperous, and sustainable. For more information, please visit

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