Chris Sims

Founder & Chief Agilist

Chris Sims Chris Sims is a Certified Scrum Trainer, agile coach, and recovering C++ developer who helps organizations improve their productivity and happiness.

Chris is the founder of Agile Learning Labs and the co-author of two best-selling scrum books: The Elements of Scrum and Scrum: a Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction. He has published over 50 articles on agile topics at InfoQ, and even more of his writing can be found on the Agile Learning Labs blog.

Before starting Agile Learning Labs, Chris made a living in roles such as: scrum master, product owner, engineering manager, project manager, software engineer, musician, and auto mechanic.

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Betty Gonzalez

Vice President of Operations

Betty GonzalezBetty Gonzalez comes to Agile Learning Labs from a long history of herding cats, first as a district manager for Jean Nicole Petries in the fast-paced retail industry, and later in the construction business, where she helped build a 50-employee company from the ground up (we’re hoping she can do the same for us!).

Uniquely talented in many areas, including finance and logistics, Betty brings a consummate sincerity and joy to every part of her work. She also has a positive energy and lovely smile that you won’t soon forget.

Laura Powers

Vice President of Business Development

It’s hard to describe Laura’s experience and expertise as anything other than exponential. She holds two degrees in mechanical engineering (“my dad thought software was questionable, so he insisted I get a ‘real’ engineering degree”), had a long career in engineering management at HP (both here and abroad), and later eBay. She became a real estate investor, which led in turn to a stint in real estate marketing. Which led to… a curiosity and interest in business development and marketing that only a dynamic and innovative company like Agile Learning Labs could sate. Or so we like to think!

Cathy Simpson

Scrum Trainer & Agile Coach

Cathy SimpsonCathy Simpson is a scrum trainer, agile coach, and Certified Scrum Professional with a passion for transforming the world of work to be more productive, creative and fun.

Cathy combines a warm energetic style with insights learned in the trenches at companies ranging from large financial institutions to small start-ups. This enables her to effectively connect with individuals, teams and managers in order to facilitate transformation.

In her career, Cathy has worn a number of hats, including software developer, technology manager, scrum master, project and program manager, consultant, agile coach, scrum trainer and camp counselor.