Our Trainers

At CC Pace, we practice what we preach. Our trainers are Agile experts, and they’re also agile in their approach. They bring years of real-world experience to the classroom and a decade of industry experience to the team room. From leading Agile transformations at Fortune 500 companies to serving on the Board of Directors at the Agile Leadership Network, our trainers serve as thought leaders in t`he Agile community. With our broad range of expertise, whatever tools we need to help you find success, we’ll use—from Agile principles to Lean thinking or Kanban. Whatever knowledge you seek, we’ll deliver—from tailored training sessions to a unique approach to Agile coaching.

phil1Philippa Fewell

As Vice President and Managing Director of CC Pace’s of Agile Services, Philippa has practiced Agile Methods with development teams for the last 13 years. Philippa has coached dozens of Agile project teams to success and led the development of CC Pace’s nationally recognized Agile Training curriculum. She has trained thousands of individuals on the Agile Methodology and works continuously with Agile Industry Leaders sharing ideas and thoughts on improving agile training and adoption practices. Read the Full Bio

mj-thumbMichael James

Michael James “MJ” began as a developer in 1984 and has done many roles since then including Boeing 777 control/monitoring software, Scrum team member, Scrum Product Owner, Agile Coach.  MJ is also the author of the world’s most popular e-learning series about Scrum, the Scrum Reference Card, and the ScrumMaster Checklist.  Read the Full Bio

Ramesh Kotamurthy

Ramesh Kotamurthy is an experienced Business Agility and Digital / Agile Transformation executive with proven success in Fortune 100, privately held, and start-up companies. He has ten years of Agile Leadership, Coaching, and Software development/delivery expertise, and has trained and coached more than 200 teams in Agile/Scrum/Kanban /SAFe. Ramesh has a proven track record of success and has played an integral role in helping organizations with their Agile transformation. Read the Full Bio

mark-thumbMark Pushinsky

Formerly a Director of Product Management at Capital One, Mark led transformational, large-scale software development programs using Design and Agile best practices.  As a Certified Scrum Trainer, Mark has trained thousands of people both in and out of software development including Naval Special Warfare. Read the Full Bio


Aaron Sanders

People ask Aaron to train, consult, mentor and facilitate teams to better use a set of Agile discovery and development concepts, tools, methods and practices.  Coaching allows Aaron to sense an impactful situation, helping people to integrate the set of Agile concepts, tools, methods and practices that much faster. His effectiveness results from a practice spanning over two decades in technological and interpersonal disciplines. Read the Full Bio

Bob Schatz thumbRobert “Bob” Schatz

With over 35 years in the industry, Bob Schatz specializes in consulting, training, and coaching organizations using Agile practices to improve people’s work experiences, their performance, and their ability to serve their great customers. He is a recognized pioneer in adopting Agile practices since it’s early days in the 1990’s.  Read the Full Bio

jschiel-smJim Schiel

Jim Schiel is a Certified Scrum Trainer, member of the Scrum Alliance and published author with a strong background in enterprise level Scrum installations. To say that Jim is an Agile advocate is somewhat of an understatement, having learned and lived the Agile methodology since very early on. Read the Full Bio

Roy SchillingRoy Schilling

Roy has nearly 30 years of IT experience across a wide array of industries. Roy also has experience in managing International teams and dealing with communication issues, time zones and cultural differences that typically plague these teams. Read the Full Bio

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Steve Spearman

Steve Spearman is a founder and Principal at Swift Ascent, LLC. Steve is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and an Agile coach working at the enterprise and team levels. Steve has over 30 years of experience in corporate software development as a software developer, architect, project manager, scrum master and in multiple management positions.  Read full bio.

 Julie Julie Thompson

As a leadership coach, Julie Thompson brings over 20 years of experience in change agent roles within corporate America and the Federal Government. Julie is an advisor to senior leaders within client organizations’ transformational programs, providing organizational development interventions and consulting leadership on issues related to collaboration in the workforce.  Read the Full Bio.

stacia_thumbnailStacia Viscardi

Stacia Viscardi is an agile coach, Certified Scrum Trainer and organizational transformation guide. In 2003 she became the 67th Certified ScrumMaster and ended up loving Scrum and agile practices so much that she founded AgileEvolution in 2006 to help other companies leverage agile principles and practices for greater business agility. Read the Full Bio

Dragos thumbnailDragos Dumitriu

Dragos Dumitriu’s innovative work in IT paved the road for Kanban ten years ago. For the past 10 years, either as a hands-on manager or as a consultant, Dragos led or helped organizations worldwide dramatically improve their workflow efficiency, helped customers thrive, CIOs win awards, and indirectly supported the development of a new field that is generating best of class books, tools, and success stories. Read the Full Bio