Ernesto Custodio, MBA Ph.D.
Dr. Ernesto Custodio has over 25 years of experience working in the IT field. His experience includes Product Management, Software Development Management, Business Development Management, Project Management, Agile Coach, and Agile Trainer working with startups and Fortune 500 companies. His expertise includes Agile coaching, Agile transformations, and managing geographically dispersed teams. Dr. Custodio is a Certified Scrum@Scale Trainer (CS@T), Scrum Inc Trainer, Certified SAFe Program Consultant (CSPC), Certified Scrum Professional – SM and PO (CSP-SM/PO), and PMI Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), holds an MBA and Ph.D. in Information Systems.
Brian Levy is the President of BridgePort Digital, an organizational optimization firm specializing in the enhancement of the strategic approach. While others in the industry have avoided metrics, Brian has been able to consistently improve productivity by over 30% within 6 months of operation verified with a predefined metrics. He’s accomplished this through coaching executives through strategic alignment and the pioneering techniques of Portfolio Management. As an avid fan of continuous improvement, Brian often takes the time to engage in executive coaching in order to learn new skills to transfer to his employees. However, his real joy is in putting his Scrum@Scale Trainer status to use in the classroom and training others in the techniques which lead to organizational optimization. That joy is most often utilized via training underrepresented minorities in careers related to software development and using his 10-year old daughter to explain Agile Strategy management concepts.
"I am very grateful to have taken this course with Ernesto Custodio who is as personable as he is professional as he is well-informed."
Bill Rivera, PhD. Senior Enterprise Architect and Advisor, Laboratory for Unconventional Conflict Analysis and Simulation (LUCAS).
“The class was an incredibly great experience. Ernesto ensured everyone was engaged and he had a wide-ranging set of skill levels to accommodate the attendees.”
Agile Team Member, Globant
“Ernesto is an extremely knowledgeable instructor who brings real-world experience and agile theory together in an engaging way that makes it very easy for students to learn and then pass on.”
Agile Team Member, Lockheed Martin
“Ernesto provided helpful examples from industry, news or even his own experiences to further drive concepts. He encouraged free speech, which allowed us to learn from each other as well - often seeing that the issues we face are not all that different.”
Agile Team Member, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
“Ernesto was excellent at keeping the agenda and at providing examples with practical/company experience.”Kanaus Gowsalan, CTO
“Ernesto had great passion in the teachings, gave great use cases to bring back.”
Brandan Keary, Vice President