Leadership Team

Jeff Payne

Jeff PayneCEO, Founder

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

Dave BurkeCOO, Partner

Dave 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

Tom StiehmCTO, Partner

Tom 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.

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Glenn Buckholz
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Gene Gotimer
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Ryan Kenney
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Max Saperstone
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Jonathan Kauffman
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Rich Mills
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Jeff Pierce
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Matthew Firtion
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Marco Corona
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Arjun Comar
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Jon Malachowski
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Ben Pick
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Hugo Sanchez
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Jason Moskowitz
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Brian Hicks
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Devin Lee
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Hieu Nguyen
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Ulan Bekishov
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Bryan Batty
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Angela Cadle
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Hammid Funsho
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Wilson Perdomo
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Rahul Sharma
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Walter Mitchell
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Matthew Grasberger
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Tahsin Imam
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Eric Lee
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Mason Cahill
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Darren Stanley
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