At Agile Trailblazers we believe bringing direct experience to the classroom is critical to delivering value from the individual training experience. Our trainers are experienced leaders, mentors and role models for all agile roles.  Given this experience, our trainers have shared empathy with the attendees and bring real world experience to the classroom enabling situational discussions and class learning that can only happen with our level of experience.


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Naeem Hussain

Chief Executive Officer

Naeem is a highly successful Management Consultant with phenomenal success integrating strategies, innovations, technologies, and personnel to drive in healthcare, banking, telecommunication and education industries. Naeem is a Scaled Agile Framework™ Program Consultant (SPC), a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and a Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) from American Society of Quality. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University, a Master’s degree in Telecommunication & Computers and has an MBA from The University of Chicago.

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Brandon Call

Head of Agility

As a veteran agilist and software/technology leader, Brandon Call drives enterprise agile transformations. His experience in leading agile teams enables him to coach clients and leverage agile and lean practices to drive their success. He employs mentoring, training, coaching, and experiential inspection and adaptation to demonstrate agile practices succeeding with actual work, not just with theoretical scenarios.

He enjoys helping others succeed and sharing his experience, knowledge, and skills with others as a natural change agent and problem solver. He engages with others to facilitate adoption and maturity of increasingly agile and lean practices. This enables value-based measurable outcomes and ROI and empowers customers.


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Johnny Gholson

Director of Agility

Johnny Gholson has been a leader in IT project management, Agile applications development, and process improvement consulting for the past 25 years. He has served in many leadership roles including CIO and PMO Director and has successfully completed projects with over 800 million in project budget and with over 100 team members located around the world. Mr. Gholson is an expert in full IT project and product management life cycle methodologies including Agile (Scrum, Kanban, XP). He is also a proven leader in coaching and mentoring highly skilled project teams in Agile, Leadership, and Change Management.



Claudia Alarcon

Manager of Agility

Claudia Alarcon is an experienced agile coach. She has experience coaching teams and executives for large-scale Agile transformations. Claudia has worked with Fortune 500 companies such as Royal Caribbean, Universal Studios Orlando, Ryder Systems, EMC, NextEra Energy, and Kaplan. She specializes in Agile cultural transformation, improving team dynamics, and effective change management to deliver results and improve team performance.

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Ken Fritz

Director - Agile Software Delivery

Agile Delivery Expert, coach, and mentor. Ken has worked with agile teams in various capacities for over 15 years, as a developer, Scrum Master, Product Owner, and coach. Ken has worked in a number of different industries, including IT, finance, retail, and government. In addition to his Agile experience, he has been developing software for over 20 years.

Ken holds certifications as a Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner. He's also accredited by the Scrum Alliance to lead the Certified Scrum Developer course, and deliver other educational offerings.


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Sushil Negi

Technical Advisor and Director of DevOps & Architecture

Collaborative, results driven and focused IT Leader with 15 years’ experience providing innovative solutions which improve operational efficiencies, reduce costs, and generate significant and sustainable productivity with primary focus on Architecture, implementation of DevOps, and enterprise secure cloud solutions. Recognized as a pragmatic strategist with solid experience optimizing IT delivery for quality and speed across development and infrastructure teams for large enterprises. Diverse experience in Healthcare, Medical devices, Banking, Credit Cards and Document Imaging. Sushil has held various certifications including Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SPC).  He is also an ICAgile certified trainer for Agile Fundamentals, Product and Project Management.

AgileTrailblazers conducted Agile Immersion and Product Owner Immersion training that was pragmatic and helped our teams see the why behind the what of agility - truly instilling agile and lean thinking in our teams. The training helped us deepen our understanding of the intent behind the agile terms and the consistent use of practices that enabled agility to scale in our environment. One year later, we have significantly raised the predictability of product releases enabling our sales team to be more confident in proactively selling key features on the roadmap.

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