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Paul Quarles


Scrum Master/Agile Coach, Pinnacol Assurance

Location: Denver, CO



Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Product Owner



Paul Quarles

I have had the good fortune to work as a Product Owner, a Scrum Master, and as a Development Manager all within the context of an enterprise-wide Scrum deployment.  With those varying perspectives, I counsel all roles as an internal Agile Coach helping build trust and transparency between all.  For companies that hallmark Integrity as one of their corporate values, I am an immediate fit as this describes and typifies the kind of communication I bring and behavior I model.

I have seen Agile work for teams just getting acquainted with the idea as well as long-standing teams working with overseas partners on major program efforts.  For me, the key is about bringing the ideas and needs of the business together with the creativity and resourcefulness of developers to reach corporate goals.  All the while, having fun and building mutual respect while we do it.

Work experience

Pinnacol Assurance, Scrum Master/Agile Coach
June 2015 - Present, Denver, CO, US
Scrum Master and Agile Coach for internal Scrum teams developing software assisting Colorado workers make claims and receive assistance when they have been injured on the job as well as supporting our Safety Consultants helping to make the job site safer.

OppenheimerFunds, Inc., Development Manager, Product Owner
October 2004 - April 2015, Centennial, CO, US
I worked as a Development Manager in the technology group for OppenheimerFunds before becoming the Department Head for our Back Office. While in that role, I worked for 3+ years as a Product Owner before rejoining the technology team, again as a Development Manager, with two Scrum teams reporting in to me. We supported a wide variety of applications that helped our Phones, Back Office, and Processing units get their jobs done.

AIM Management Group, Inc., Applications Development Manager
September 1997 - October 2004, Houston, TX, US
Applications Development Manager for a variety of teams including: Retail Marketing, Institutional Marketing, and Shared Services (HR, Corporate Accounting, Fund Accounting, Legal, AIM Foundation).

Ernst & Young, IT Consultant, Manager
January 1992 - July 1997, Houston, TX, US
IT Consultant promoted to the role of Manager to run teams specializing in Application Development and IT Strategy.


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