Leadership Council

Dave Cornelius, DM Dave Cornelius, DM

Dave Cornelius, DM

Dave Cornelius, DM
Dr. Dave Cornelius is the founder of 5 Saturdays and leads the group’s Leadership Council. In addition to being a published author and speaker, Dave is an experienced IT and business professional and a globally recognized lean and agile catalyst who empowers others to achieve their very best. He specializes in coaching, training, and leading co-located and distributed teams to deliver quality innovations from concept to cash. Dave also has held several leadership roles where he helped transform IT into a partner with other groups within an organization. Dave holds a doctorate in management (IS/IT emphasis), a master’s degree in business administration, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science. His professional certifications include public speaking (Toastmasters DTM), product management (PMC II), project management (PMP), agility practices (PMI-ACP, CSP, SP), IT service management (ITIL v3), and process optimization (SSBB). Learn more about Dave by visiting Dave-Cornelius.com or on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daveauck/. You also can follow Dave on Twitter @DrCorneliusInfo.
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Dr. Dave Cornelius is the founder of 5 Saturdays and leads the group’s Leadership Council. In addition to being a published author…
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Jill Freeman-Stack Jill Freeman-Stack

Jill Freeman-Stack

Jill Freeman-Stack
Jill Freeman-Stack is a strategic communications professional with 27 years of experience helping companies tell compelling stories through public relations, marketing, and professional education. Jill specializes in healthcare communication, and has worked with medical device, diagnostics, pharmaceutical, and biopharmaceutical companies. Jill is a passionate researcher, writer, and editor who translates complex industries such as science, medicine, law, and high tech to multiple audiences.
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Jill Freeman-Stack is a strategic communications professional with 27 years of experience helping companies tell compelling stories…
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Steven Gold Steven Gold

Steven Gold

Steven Gold
Steve Gold works as an internal system integrator and internal technical support team member for Schneider Electric. Steve has been a part-time professor in the California State University system since 1991. He currently teaches programming in C++ and Java, as well as software engineering, computer graphics, and data structures. Steve enjoys his position as coach of the programming team at California State University, Long Beach. Steve has been happily married to Elaine Woytowich from British Columbia, Canada, for the past 32 years. They have two adult children, who both attend college. In his spare time, Steve enjoys motorcycle riding, mountain bike riding, outdoor activities, and guitar.
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Steve Gold works as an internal system integrator and internal technical support team member for Schneider Electric. Steve has been…
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Hope McShan Hope McShan

Hope McShan

Hope McShan
Hope is an effective and energetic strategic thinker with more than 20 years of experience in the technical training field, leadership, and operations. She has a strong track record of developing and deploying strategic initiatives, launching new business programs, and managing complex operations. Recognized for her leadership, creativity, teamwork, analytical discipline, and business acumen, Hope demonstrates a strong understanding of business processes and the ability to translate business needs into coherent and effective solutions that drive operational efficiencies to help achieve long-term strategic goals.
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Hope is an effective and energetic strategic thinker with more than 20 years of experience in the technical training field, leadership, and…
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 James Wright James Wright

James Wright

 James Wright
James has had a long career in marketing, using agile principles even before Agile was officially defined. He’s been a mid-level and senior executive leading product management, marketing, sales, engineering, business development and operations functions. He has worked in several industries including enterprise software, computer storage, networking, test and measurement equipment, consumer electronics, and alternative fuels and energy products at a variety of large public and small private companies. He’s currently the principal consultant at Go Time Agile. James has more than three decades of experience as a volunteer leader with the Boy Scouts and church youth groups. He loves to teach. His degree is in economics from UC Santa Cruz. He’s a CSM and the author of the book, Scrum Marketing.
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James has had a long career in marketing, using agile principles even before Agile was officially defined. He’s been a mid-level…
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Robbie Smith Robbie Smith

Robbie Smith

Robbie Smith
Robbie Smith is a multifaceted analyst with extensive experience in all phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC), including analysis, design, development, testing, and implementation, as well as experience in report conversion and development. As a seasoned business analyst, Robbie has a thorough understanding of how to translate business needs into requirements. She is an effective communicator with proven with project leadership skills and is focused on providing excellent service to the customer. Robbie currently is a reliability business tools and business systems/data analyst contractor with Thales Avionics in Orange County. She also supports her community, volunteering with the International Institute of Business Analysis, Orange County Chapter (IIBAOC) and the Southland Technology Conference.
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Robbie Smith is a multifaceted analyst with extensive experience in all phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC)…
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Tammy Hawkins Tammy Hawkins

Tammy Hawkins

Tammy Hawkins
Tammy Hawkins is an experienced information technology staffing and services industry executive. She currently is a partner and Vice President, Southern California, for Optomi. Her expertise in market development, leading sales and recruiting teams, and delivery has been leveraged in Southern California since 1999. Tammy is entrenched in the technology community and has served in numerous leadership roles within industry organizations. She has been involved with Women in Technology International (WITI) over the last six years, and was one of the founding members of WITI in Orange County, where she directs the WITI Leadership Auction. Tammy also has been deeply involved in the Southland Technology Conference (SoTeC), for the past five years, with the last three serving as the Alliance Partner Chair.
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Tammy Hawkins is an experienced information technology staffing and services industry executive. She currently is a partner and Vice Pre…
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Keith Montgomery Keith Montgomery

Keith Montgomery

Keith Montgomery
Keith Montgomery, a principal consultant at CyberOi, passionately supports the evolution of an inclusive educational system that brings people together to solve the world’s greatest problems and maladies. He has served as a certified Agile facilitator and leader for 5 Saturdays since July 2015. As a serial entrepreneur in game-changing technologies, Keith has co-founded and served as an executive in companies focused on business intelligence, cloud, and big data, with clients including McGraw-Hill Companies, Avery Dennison Corporation, and Robert Half International. Keith creates bridges between organizational and human cultures, and is proficient at building high-performing teams that optimize the use of collaboration and technology. These teams discover and align their deepest mission, objectives, and strategy in order to accomplish great things.
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Keith Montgomery, a principal consultant at CyberOi, passionately supports the evolution of an inclusive educational system…
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Michele Marshall Michele Marshall

Michele Marshall

Michele Marshall
Michele Marshall enjoys facilitating discussions and workshops that expose individuals to potentially life enhancing iterative project management principles. She currently serves as Managing Director in Northern California for Experis, a ManpowerGroup Company, leading a team responsible for delivering workforce solutions that solve technology based business objectives. Michele has held positions in Customer Success, Project Management, and Solutions Sales within the finance, retail, and technology sectors.
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Michele Marshall enjoys facilitating discussions and workshops….
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