About Us

John Gillespie

MBA, PST

A successful technology entrepreneur has founded and led several Information Technology businesses.  He sold one of these technology ventures to Perficient Inc.  (NASDAQ: PRFT) in January 2000.  Mr. Gillespie’s experience includes positions of increasing responsibility in Fortune 500 companies, including General Electric, Fleet Bank and Hartford Financial Services along with serving as Chief Technology Officer for FAIR Health where he led the start-up and initiation of data services to over 700 customers.

In each of his positions, John was responsible for technical delivery and has focused on technical delivery using Agile Methodologies since 2000.

Since 2011, John has focused exclusively on coaching large enterprises on the adoption of Agile/Lean methods.  John earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics, a Master of Science in Computer Science, and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.

John Davis

PST

As a veteran developer, leader and coach, I help Product Management and Development organizations simplify how Scrum is used, to enable frequent delivery of product – valued by customers and in ways teams can be proud of.

There is no secret to achieving this, though many around the globe manage to make the endeavor more complex than necessary.

Scrum is designed to quickly surface what stands in the way of you doing frequent releases to your customers and users, so doing more than what’s minimally sufficient to create this transparency is not worth your time and money – true to large corporations and start-up ventures.

Please contact me to learn how the training (public and private sessions) and coaching I offer helps organizations of all sizes achieve significant outcomes that matter.

https://www.scrum.org/john-davis

Alisa Graf

MD, MBA, FAAP

Serves as our Vice President of Healthcare Solutions, providing subject matter expertise to our healthcare and health insurance client engagements. She is a Medical Director and Board-certified practicing physician with extensive experience in urgent and ambulatory care. Dr. Graf has consulted for major payers in utilization management and has assisted payers and hospitals in implementing effective Care Management and Information Technology solutions.

Dr. Graf completed her Doctor of Medicine at Drexel University School of Medicine and her residency in Pediatrics at North Shore LIJ (currently Northwell Health). She received her MBA with specializations in Finance and Leadership from NYU Stern School of Business, and her Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology from Cornell University.

As a team we practice value driver development and are acutely aware of the “ities” involved in software development – the aspects of user requirements that are continually conflicting against one another, such as

  • Functionality
  • Reliability
  • Understandability

Due to business requirements and technical constraints we ensure that our client’s full understand the trade-offs and consequences of technical decisions during project design and development.