OUR LEADERSHIP

RAVI VERMA

CEO & Founder

Certifications Earned

Bio

Ravi Verma is a Public Speaker, Agile Coach, Professional Scrum Trainer, Evidence Based Management Consultant and Blogger with a passion for helping teams recapture the magic of making I.T. As the Founder and Org Whisperer at SmoothApps, Ravi blends ideas from the world of Technology, Entrepreneurship and Organizational Development to develop strong teams and  inspiring leaders at all levels of an organization.

With 18+ years of experience in I.T. delivery and consulting, Ravi has a proven track record of delivering multi-million dollar software in Fortune 100 companies like Cisco and Avaya as well as a start-up. He specializes in anticipating, identifying and removing obstacles that pop up whenever a bunch of people work on a bunch of code.

As a C-Level Enterprise Agile Coach, Ravi has helped guide Agile Transformation for large, globally distributed organizations with up to 10,000 employees and an I.T. staff of 5,000 organized in 350+ Teams. Ravi is able to earn the trust and respect of C-Level executives and help them understand how the application of Agile Principles, Values and Practices can become a powerful means to achieving sustainable competitive advantage.

Ravi is a creative thought leader and has defined the Sabotagile Manifesto and Sabotagile Principles and is the co-creator of Software Code of Ethics. As an active member of the Agile Community, Ravi is the co-creator of Scrum Pulse Webinar Series & Scrum Tapas Video Series which have been viewed 32,000+ times.

Ravi is a compelling communicators and used the power of story-teller to make people lean-in and learn the what, why and how of Agility. You can get a sense forRavi’s story-telling approach by watching Agilato Video Series – and by reading his Agile Blogs.

Ravi has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering from R.V.C.E., Bangalore and a Masters in Entrepreneurship from SMU, Dallas. Ravi received a Certificate in Organizational Development from DePaul University and Linkage Inc and is an MBTI Certified Practitioner, with a Certificate in Advanced Conflict Resolution from Kilmann Diagnostics. He has also been trained in facilitating workshops for leading organizational change based on the book “Leading Bold Change” by Dr. John Kotter workshops and is a Professional Scrum Trainer and Evidence Based Management Consultant with Scrum.org. He is licensed to facilitate Scrum.org workshops for PSF, PSM, PSPO & SPS.

JANIE PURVIS

COO

Bio

Janie Purvis joined SmoothApps in August of 2019. In her role, she manages all business operations for the organization including team engagement, social responsibility, storytelling, strategic partnerships and legal. She is a military spouse and serves as an officer on the board of directors for Agile for Patriots, a nonprofit for military veterans and spouses cofounded by SmoothApps CEO, Ravi Verma.

Prior to joining SmoothApps, Janie worked as Director of Communications and Community Relations for a nonprofit in Dallas. She also has a telecom background working in sales, marketing and engineering. She graduated with honors from John Brown University with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and received her Master’s degree in Marketing and Communication in 2012 from Franklin University.

STEPHANIE OCKERMAN

Agile Trainer & Coach

Certifications Earned

Bio

We are proud to add Stephanie Ockerman as a SmoothApps partner. Stephanie is a results-driven, compassionate coach, professional trainer, and speaker and enjoys helping people who believe in the art of the possible. She brings over a decade of consulting experience in banking, insurance, government, retail, and energy industries helping people solve complex problems and deliver valuable business solutions. Stephanie is passionate about enabling high performing teams, cultivating agile mindsets, and helping people discover their capacity for growth and learning. Throughout her career, she has formally trained hundreds of professionals in a variety of processes and skills. She is Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org and is the steward of the Professional Scrum Master Training Course.

We offer public and private training courses to help your teams. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please contact us to co-create a custom course that meets your unique needs!

Our Agile Coaches have experience working in diverse organizations in many industries - healthcare, telecom, finance, media communication and beyond. When your teams attend one of our workshops, they gain insights our trainers have earned from by helping organizations of varying sizes - ranging from 5 to 5,000 team members.

STEVE TALLENT

Chief Product Officer

 

Bio

Steve Tallent is the Chief Product Officer at SmoothApps. He cooks up new products and services to enable our clients on their paths to Agility.

He is an Agile Coach and Evidence Based Management Consultant with over 25 years of experience working with software delivery organizations from startups to Fortune 500 companies in healthcare, financial services, transportation and many others. Steve uses his extensive background in business intelligence, data analytics, and dashboard design to help companies identify key value indicators of Business Agility that can help measure and continuously improve desired business outcomes. He uses a multi-disciplinary approach that combines Agile Principles, Business Analytics, and ROI to guide organizations in using Evidence Based Management to maximize value for their customers.

Steve has a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas, is a graduate of the IBM System Engineering program, and is a lifelong learner with multiple certifications in Business Intelligence, Software Development, and the Agile Process. Steve holds the PSM, PSPO, PSUX and Scaled Professional Scrum certifications.

ANJAN CHOUDHARY

Chief Customer Officer

 

Bio

Anjan Choudhary is the Chief Customer Officer at SmoothApps. He is laser focused at understanding the unique needs of our customers and co-creating a customized bundle of offerings that will help them meet their goals.

Anjan is a customer focused, technology leader with a track record of building and scaling product development, marketing, sakes and operations for multiple technology organizations. He was previously the Founder & CEO of Inquirly, an Omni-channel Digital Command Center for Small and Medium Businesses that helped their clients get an audience of 15+ Million acriss 9000+ campaigns for Marketing, Sales and Customer Engagement.

He is a sought after speaker and advisor in the area of Entrepreneurship and the intersection of Digital Transformation, Marketing and Customer Engagement. He has also help leadership positions in Technology Consulting and has helped generate $100+ M in revenue for technology consulting services.

Anjan has a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a masters, scars and tons of hard earned wisdom from the school of hard knocks.

SUMEET MADAN

Enterprise Agile Coach

Certifications Earned

Bio

Sumeet Madan is an experienced SAFe trainer, Enterprise Agile Coach and PST from Scrum.org. His mission drives him connecting with people to help them explore their own values, and enable people to make sense out of their life to become a better human being.

His Agile knowledge, along with coaching and training abilities, offers him the perspective needed to guide teams and agile leaders to harness Agile as the competitive advantage. Sumeet trained more than 500 people (Scrum Master and Development team) on Agile, Scrum and SAFe.

He is an Active speaker @ Scrum Bangalore and Scrum Gurgaon. Sumeet worked at organisations like Tesco, RBS, ABB.

We offer public and private training courses to help your teams. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please contact us to co-create a custom course that meets your unique needs!

Our Agile Coaches have experience working in diverse organizations in many industries - healthcare, telecom, finance, media communication and beyond. When your teams attend one of our workshops, they gain insights our trainers have earned from by helping organizations of varying sizes - ranging from 5 to 5,000 team members.