Jeffery Payne has led Coveros since its inception in 2008. Under his guidance, the company has become a recognized market leader in secure agile software development. Mr. Payne is a popular keynote and featured speaker at technology conferences and has testified before Congress on technology issues such as intellectual property rights and cyber-terrorism. Prior to Coveros, he was co-founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Cigital, where he led the startup and growth of the company for 16 years. Mr. Payne is a former ACM National Lecturer and the co-founder of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the IEEE Computer Society. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Allegheny College and an M.S. in Computer Science from The College of William and Mary.
Dave Burke brings over 24 years of leadership and full life cycle software development experience to Coveros. His experience includes work across various markets including: Telecommunications, Media, Logistics, Transportation, and Financial Services. Prior to Coveros, Dave was the COO for Command Information/Digital Focus, an industry leader in agile software development and held leadership roles at Verizon Communications. Additionally, he served 7 years as an officer in the United States Army. Dave earned his Master’s Degree in the Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia and Bachelors in Economics from Providence College.
Tom Stiehm is a 20 year veteran of the Information Technology industry. He has spent the past 10 years managing, designing and implementing software products and applications using agile software development methods. Prior to Coveros, Tom held a variety of CTO and architect positions at software development companies. Tom is a member of the northern Virginia BEA users group and the northern Virginia Java users group. Tom holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from George Mason University.
Currently, Glenn Buckholz leads CI and deployment automation efforts at Coveros. Using his fifteen years of industry experience, Glenn brings success to his customers. Beginning his career as a consultant implementing automated test frameworks, he introduced the concept of change management to many, many projects. Glenn then decided to become a part of honest society and settled down at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board as their full-time enterprise change manager. After several years, he ventured back into the real world at Coveros, specializing in implementing agile practices, implementing CI, and engineering configuration management instead of simply documenting it.
Angela Cadle brings over 15 years of experience to Coveros as its Accountant. Her expertise lies in general ledger Accounting, Operations & HR Management. Angela’s past experience includes being the Controller for an education SAAS company, Sr. Accountant for a bio-tech startup in Southern California and, prior to that, the Controller and General Manager for a Property Management/Real Estate/Construction company in Georgia.
She received a BA in Liberal Arts from West Virginia University and a BBA in Accounting from Savannah State University, from which she graduated summa cum laude.
Arjun Comar has worked on everything from Linux kernel code to machine learning, augmented reality applications, websites, astronomical control software, harbor security simulations, and more. He loves to jump into new domains and is currently interested in software correctness by design, especially through algebraic tools.
Marco Corona is an experienced Software Developer who has worked on multiple small-scale open source projects. At his time at Allegheny College, he focused on Java development and completed a research project in the area of mutation-based fault localization in database schemas. Marco has demonstrated strong leadership capabilities when he was voted captain of the varsity basketball team at Allegheny. In his free time, Marco enjoys playing basketball, weightlifting, and reading.
Alan Crouch is a senior software security specialist with Coveros, Inc. a Virginia-based firm focusing on agile, software quality, mobile testing and application security. Alan has worked closely with federal agencies and private companies to advise, audit, and support IT security and governance teams. In addition to his cybersecurity experience, he has a strong background in software engineering, test analysis, test automation, mobile application development mobile application testing and security testing. Alan has help build and test web and native mobile apps for Android and iOS devices. With a passion for software and security, Alan has focused his career on building secure software and developing better software security practices.
Alan is credited with speaking at conferences such as StarEast and is also an instructor for the following courses:
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Matt Firtion is an experienced consultant that has worked in both the commercial and government space. He has worked in supporting several mission critical applications, integrating back-end systems, and supporting development teams. Matt has worked on large and small agile development projects. With a passion for software and virtualization, Matt has focused his career on building robust DevOps solutions to support cutting edge software development and deployment efforts. He holds a B.S. in Information Systems from Radford University and a Master in Computer Information Systems from Boston University.
Hammid Funsho is an experienced Automation Engineer with over 10 years in the industry. He has partnered with both start-ups and larger organizations to deliver quality software.
Prior to joining Coveros, Hammid led the Test Automation team at Lockheed Martin, helping to develop and implement testing frameworks. He is well versed in .NET and Java developed applications.
Hammid is currently focused on extending his passion for automation into building Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipelines and DevOps implementations.
Gene Gotimer is a proven senior software architect with many years of experience in web-based enterprise application design, most recently using Java. He is skilled in agile software development as well as legacy development methodologies and designing and developing secure, high-quality software. He has extensive experience establishing and using development ecosystems including continuous integration, continuous delivery, DevOps, unit testing, and a variety of software assurance tools and supporting processes. Gene feels strongly that repeatability, quality, and security are all strongly intertwined; each of them is dependent on the other two, which just makes agile and DevOps that much more crucial to software development.
I graduated from George Mason University in May with a degree in Computer Science. Most of my previous experience has been in teaching programming languages and kid-centric development tools to children and young adults. Although I enjoy teaching, I believe my true passion is development and I enjoy working with Android Studio, scripting in Python, and messing around with Haskell.
Brian is a software engineer, development manager, and technical architect with over 15 years of hands-on experience designing and developing software using core Java, web services, and related technologies in both the commercial and public sectors. He is also a certified Scrum Master and has experience implementing agile processes, leading agile teams and implementing dev ops solutions. At Coveros he is responsible for supporting software development consulting and training engagements, focusing on delivery of training courses across the United States.
Tahsin Imam has graduated from University of Maryland in Information System and Marketing. She has over 10 years of Technical and College Recruiting experience specializing in permanent staffing at entry, mid, upper and executive level. She takes an active approach to recruiting and she especially value having exclusive and long-term relationships with candidates and clients.
Ryan is an experienced consultant who has worked on both large scale Agile development projects for commercial clients and public sector innovative research and development projects. Ryan worked on Active Authentication, a Coveros Labs research project, and has also done development work with Coveros’ clients. His technical skills range from front-end HTML/JS/CSS to middle-ware Java/C# to back-end SQL (mostly Postgres and MySQL). He communicates clearly and directly, without any attempt to embellish information or manipulate. He possesses strong leadership capabilities, as demonstrated by his continued service in the Virginia Army National Guard. In his spare time, Ryan likes to work on independent programs ranging from simple physics simulation to logical proofing programs, some of which are available on his GitHub account at https://github.com/rkenney525.
Ryan is both an Oracle Certified Java Professional(OCJP), and an Oracle Certified Java Associate(OCJA) for Java SE 5/6 and 7.
I'm a recent William and Mary graduate, and I majored with a B.S. in Computer Science. I've worked the past 4 years as Project Support at Vidsys, located in Tysons Corner, VA. I left to pursue a job that could better use my CS experience, and so I came to Coveros which seems like a perfect fit.
Richard Mills has more than 20 years of experience in software engineering specializing in software development with a concentration on pragmatic software process and tools. Rich has a specific focus on Agile development methods, static and dynamic software analysis tools, configuration management, engineering, automated software build management, and continuous integration. He currently works as a Senior consultant with Coveros, Inc. Helping his customers build software better, faster and more securely. As a consultant, Rich helps customers improve software delivery by coaching and mentoring in the Agile development methodologies, automating software build, test, deployment and employing secure development techniques. Prior to joining Coveros, Rich spent 16 years with Cigital, Inc. fulfilling a wide range of roles including consulting, training, and software engineering.
Walter Mitchell is a software developer who graduated from George Mason University in 2016 earning a B.S. in Information Technology with a concentration in Database Tech/ Programming. He has technical project experience being in charge of testing for a Data Loss Prevention project for , the technical lead for a mobile application start up, and was the technical lead IT project competition which earned a 3rd place finish. Walter spends his free-time practicing game development, mobile development, reading, and PC gaming.
Ben Pick is a security analyst with 4 years experience in a background ranging from coding development to compliance and system monitoring. With a focus on security, Ben has developed coding standards and methodologies that were implemented on previous projects by the development teams. He has experience in designing tests to find weaknesses in applications, both in their business logic and functionality. He has a familiarity with a variety of tools used to harden enterprise environments, such as Tripwire, AppScan Standard, Snort, and Fortify.
Jeff Pierce is a Managing Consultant with Coveros, Inc., a software company that helps organizations accelerate the delivery of secure, reliable software. Coveros uses agile development methods and a proven software assurance framework to build security and quality into software from the ground up. Jeff is a leader with over twenty years experience in information technology (IT) program/project management and client management in all phases of business investment and system development lifecycle. He has proven technical excellence in development and deployment of strategic web-based enterprise information systems utilizing cloud computing and continuous integration technologies. Jeff also has experience with strategy and roadmap development, policy and procedure development, program management office implementation, IT and business management, AGILE SCRUM and XP management, systems engineering, technical team building and leading large and small on-shore and off-shore full-time and contract staff with an outstanding record of accomplishment. Jeff's experience also includes an extensive Software Quality Assurance (SQA) and test engineering background including building and managing test teams and test automation implementation across a variety of platforms, technologies, and industries. SQA experience includes managing quality delivery of enterprise client server, web, and mobile software products and solutions in installed and multi-tenant SAAS configurations.
Hugo Sanchez is a Managing Consultant with Coveros, Inc., a software company that helps organizations build, test, and deliver secure, reliable software applications using agile methods. Hugo has over 20 years of software development, software assurance, project management, and product management experience with a wide range of software products and applications. He is an accomplished Product Management & Project Delivery professional with successful track record of providing complete lifecycle management of “whole” products, families of products and infrastructure projects. Hugo has experience running Agile teams and delivering project on time and budget in the face of organizational challenges and market dynamic
Max Saperstone has been working as a Software and Test Engineer for over a decade, with a focus on Test Automation within the CI/CD process. He specializes in open source tools, including the Selenium Tool Suite, JMeter, AutoIT, Cucumber, and Chef. Max has lead several testing automation efforts, including developing an automated suite focusing on web-based software to operate over several applications for Kronos Federal. He also headed a project with Delta Dental, developing an automated testing structure to run Cucumber tests over multiple test interfaces and environments, while also developing a system to keep test data 'ageless.' He currently heads up the development of Selenified, an open sourced testing framework to allow testing of multiple interfaces, custom reporting, and minimal test upkeep.
After completing an implementation of the Active Authentication for android devices, he has gotten deep in the mobile testing world, working with open source tools such as Robotium, Selendroid, and Appium, and he most recently became an ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester. His recent efforts have been around DevOps work, architecting and building out pipelines, with an effort on integrating test automation in at multiple levels.
In addition to working heavily under the testing umbrella, Max is also an experienced Agile developer, and he is well versed in Agile processes and practices. He is an ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP). Max has spoken at multiple conferences including StarCanada, StarEast, Mobile Dev and Test, and AgileDC, and is currently an instructor for the Mobile Application Testing course.
Rahul Sharma is a consultant with Coveros, Inc. Ever since high school, he was highly interested in the Information Technology field. Therefore, he decided to attend Northern Virginia Community College to pursue an Associate Degree in Information Technology. After NVCC, he transferred to George Mason University since GMU’s Information Technology department has a really good reputation. He learned many essential skills about the tech world. In May 2016, Sharma graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. He plans to pursue a Master’s degree in the near future. Since he enjoys working with people and technology, he decided to become a consultant as it seems like a dream career.
Darren Stanley has been working as a Software Engineer designing and building Java applications over the past 10 years. Many of these applications involved geospatial components utilizing open source technologies on both the front and back end. With knowledge of the full software development life cycle and a strong foundation in Agile software development, Darren has acted as tester, developer, architect, and team lead. He is passionate about using software design best practices, agile methodologies, and DevOps technologies to build highly reliable and maintainable software. Darren holds a Bachelor's degree in Medical Informatics and a Master's in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Jeff Voight is a software developer and systems architect with over 25 years of professional experience. Between development jobs, he spent 8 years enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Single Channel Radio Operator and an Executive Administrative Assistant before going back to school to get his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Marymount University. He has written applications professionally in C, Z80 and x86 assembly, COBOL, Perl, and his favorite language, Java.
Coveros did an excellent job reviewing and addressing our software test automation challenges. They identified and helped us implement a custom and innovative solution to set us on a path toward test automation.
The instructor’s personal experiences lightened and enhanced the learning experience and helped to make this a more imaginable, attainable change for someone whose company is not currently practicing agile processes.