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Why are companies choosing Broadsword?
Broadsword offers Agile, CMMI, A-SPICE, ISO, and Organizational Change consulting, appraisals, workshops, and training – but that’s only the beginning. We provide an agile environment in which you can be successful, learn, and be part of making a great company even better.
To us, these models help make your company great, regardless of what tools or methods you adopt. What you see here is only a small part of what we do. Learn more by visiting our blog and be sure to come hear us speak at conferences, where the best and the brightest from our community come together to share ideas and best practices.
See for yourself what our clients are saying about us.
We invite you to join the movement. Connect with Broadsword, and let’s be great together.
Jeff Dalton: President and Lead Appraiser
Jeff is Broadsword’s President, Certified Lead Appraiser and author of “agileCMMI,” Broadsword’s leading methodology for incremental and iterative performance improvement. He is principle author of the CMMI Institute’s “Guide to Scrum and CMMI: Improving Agile Performance with CMMI” and is a sought after keynote speaker and author whose career spans over two decades in the technology industry. Jeff is a jazz bassist who builds experimental airplanes in Michigan. Contact Jeff.
Julie Calfin: Executive Consultant
Julie is an Executive Consultant with Broadsword and is our Organizational Change Management practice lead. She is an experienced ScrumMaster and facilitator with over twenty years of experience in the Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, and Human Resource sectors with firms like Ernst and Young, RL Polk, and AON Consulting. She has been with Broadsword since 2008 and lives in San Diego, CA.
Tim Zeller, J.D.: Director of Strategic Solutions
Tim is Broadsword’s Director of Strategic Solutions and is responsible for the introduction of innovative service offerings into the market. In addition to teaching our “Agile Scrum Learning Experience” he is an ISO Lead Auditor, Labor Relations Attorney, ScrumMaster, and CMMI Process Improvement Specialist. He has deep experience in the health-care sector and has worked extensively in State and Federal Government. Tim has been the CEO of several non-profit corporations and lives in Lansing, MI.
Laura Adkins: Senior Consultant
Laura is a ScrumMaster, Scrum Product Owner, PMP, and CMMI coach who specializes AgileCMMI and process pilot testing. She served as a consultant for Electronic Data Systems and Hewlett-Packard in the automotive industry before joining Broadsword as a Senior Consultant in 2009. She focuses on the IT and health care sectors and lives in Detroit, MI.
Cathy Henderson: Senior Consultant
Cathy has been a Senior Consultant with Broadsword since 2007 and is a ScrumMaster, PMP, and CMMI process improvement specialist. She specializes in AgileCMMI, Process Quality Assurance and Value-based Measurement, and her experience includes over twenty-five years in the automotive and aerospace industries with companies like EDS, Keane, Inc. and General Motors. Cathy has planned and participated in dozens of SCAMPI Appraisals and lives in Detroit, MI.
Ross Timmerman: Senior Consultant
Ross joined Broadsword in 2015 after twenty years as a Chief Engineer, Process Improvement Lead, and Performance Improvement Manager in the global automotive electronics leader Johnson Controls. In addition to teaching our “Agile Scrum Learning Experience” he is a specialist in multi-model process improvement that leverages CMMI, Automotive SPICE, ISO26262, and Agile to help our clients build better, more innovative products. He lives in Grand Rapids, MI.
Darian Poinsetta: Senior Consultant
Darian joined Broadsword after a 25 year career as Vice President of Program Operations at The Olofson Group and in senior level consulting positions at Ernst & Young, eLoyalty, Intellicorp, and Black & Veatch. Darian’s expertise includes program management, portfolio management, business process transformation, solutions design, systems integration, benefit realization, and health plan operations. In addition to teaching our “Agile Scrum Learning Experience,” Darian is a PMP, Scrum Master, and Bis roadsword’s Business Development Capability Maturity Model (BD-CMM) expert. Darian lives in Bradenton, FL.
Michelle Rauch: Senior Consultant
Michelle has over twenty years of experience assisting organizations in the health care sector achieve operational excellence. She served as president of Rauch Consulting, and as Senior Manager with both Ernst & Young and BlueCross Blue Shield of Michigan, before joining Broadsword as a Senior Consultant in 2016. Michelle focuses on health care organizational performance improvement, communications, customer relations, human resources management and strategic planning. She lives with her family in Grosse Point, MI.
Rob Macdonald: Director of Marketing and Communications
Rob is a seasoned technology marketing and communications director who has worked with some of the most successful and influential organizations in the technology business. As president of the American Marketing Association, Baltimore Chapter, and as an award-winning columnist for the Baltimore Business Journal, he has developed a wide range of innovative online marketing strategies, campaigns and content. Rob joined Broadsword in 2014 after serving for several years as our independent publicist and brand awareness manager. Rob lives in Baltimore, MD. Contact Rob.
Patricia S. Dalton: Director of Business Operations
Patricia manages our back-office, contracts, invoicing, and operations, working with clients as well as new Broadsword team members to assure a smooth on-boarding experience. She also manages Broadsword’s charitable giving and community involvement program. She comes to Broadsword after a decade of managing large-scale teams delivering document management services in the legal services industry.
Samantha Melroy: Consulting Coordinator
Sam is Broadsword’s Consulting Coordinator and Artist-in-Residence. She is responsible for ensuring that our client’s receive the services they need, when they need them. Sam also brings her significant creative talent to the design of Broadsword’s market-facing communications, presentations, and web presence.
Amy Wilson: Marketing Coordinator and Assistant to the President
Amy is Broadsword’s Marketing Coordinator, and also assists our President to ensure that our clients are as as successful as possible. She has expertise in social media, training, and direct marketing communications.