Our Success Is Your Success
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, Certified APH Assessor, and author of Great Big Agile: an OS for Agile Leaders. 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. He has served as Chairman of the CMMI Institute’s Partner Advisory Board for three non-consecutive terms, and holds the designation of “Chief Evangelist” from AgileCxO.org. Jeff is a jazz bassist who builds experimental aircraft in his spare time.
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.
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.
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.
Ashley Kinyon: Assistant to the President
Ashley is Assistant to the President, and is responsible for ensuring that our leadership team is successful. She effortless handless dozens of important internal tasks in support of our programs, engages directly with our potential clients, and is on the forefront of our marketing and customer outreach programs.