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David Brown


IT Director, First American Corporation

Location: Santa Ana, California


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner



David Brown comes to the agile community with over 15 years of experience leading software solution projects of varying sizes focused in the healthcare and real estate related industries.  David has gained a breadth of experience leading teams from start-up companies to Fortune 500 companiesand is passionate about improving the business and the customer experience by adding value wherever possible. David has served as the Director of Product Management and Director of the IT PMO for First American Database Solutions Division leading the adoption of agile practices and standardization of project management processes. In his current position as IT Director in the Title Product Group at First American Title, he mentors individuals and leads teams to build applications serving the real estate title and settlement services space.  David is the chief Agile evangelist at First American and is leading the adoption of Agile software practices throughout First American Family of Companies as an Agile Coach. David has been a presenter and panelist local agile events such as the Orange County Scrum Day, Agile Coach Camp US West, Agile SoCal, SoCal Agile Leadership Summit, Agile Open, Agile San Diego and Rally's 'Rally on the Rocks'. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP), and ITIL v3 Foundations certified.

Work experience

First American Title, Agile Evangelist/Transformation Coach
November 2013 - Present, Santa Ana, California, United States
As part of a larger application Development Maturity Journey to address business challenges surrounding: time to market, software quality (delivery what the customer needs), development quality (defects introduced to Production), and overall application availability My roles was to architect and transformation to an agile delivery model, leveraging Scrum. It included educating the organization (bot in the USA and India) on Scrum and leading the implementation by coaching Scrum Masters, Product Owner and Teams on those practices.

First American Database Solutions, Director
August 2004 - November 2013, Santa Ana, California, United States
Served as IT PMO Director and Product Management Director leading teams in developing software solutions for the Title Insurance and real estate settlement service industry.


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