In my business life, I am a consultant and coach helping to guide teams in successful software development efforts, and helping companies to refine or redefine their organizational structure, values, culture and ways of working. I teach, coach and use Scrum, Lean, Kanban, XP, Innovation Games, Management 3.0 and generally agile, iterative, collaborative methods for innovating and building products and services.
I am a certified Innovation Games (tm) and Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) instructor and offer both private and public certifying trainings, in addition to my coaching and consulting work. You can find a schedule of my upcoming trainings on my company website, www.ameliorservices.com.
I work with both small and very large scale distributed organizations in a variety of sectors, but especially in e-Commerce, Financial Services, Educational Technology, Telecommunications and High tech. I work at Amelior Services, a company I have founded to help people and their companies to improve. I am based in Paris and have worked around the world, including in the U.S. (I'm an American in Paris), Austria, Switzerland, France, India, China, Canada, UK, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Spain and Gibraltar and for many large and small global clients including Cross Knowledge, Societe Generale, Darty, Alcatel-Lucent, Schneider Electric, bwin.party and Michelin.
My practice areas have become increasingly specialized in scaling Scrum and agile, off shore, distributed and highly complex system development. I focus very much on the human side of teams and their ecosystems, and am interested in and try to provoke changes in mindset in the leadership team, to become true servant leaders, to which I also aspire.
I live in Paris and am the father of a 8+ year old little girl who keeps me agile; you'll often find us on the weekends on our bike or in one of the many parks or cafes around Paris. I have kept a home in the San Francisco, California area and may one day return...
My work history
I have worked for some great companies, including Valtech, ThoughtWorks, Advent Software and Franklin Templeton, and two which I founded and am especially proud of, Advisor Software in 1994, and Amelior Services in 2015. I have led the development of some very interesting software and have had the privilege of working with some outstanding people, many of whom have become close friends. If you are interested in my background please feel free to take a look at my résumé