Steve served 9 years in the Royal Navy on front-line ships as a Chief in naval intelligence. This has imbued him with a sense of leadership, team-work, pragmatism and a desire to 'get the job done'.
Since leaving the forces, Steve has worked in the software industry for a number of companies delivering projects and consultancy to clients such as Barclays, Britvic, Canon, Debenhams, Figleaves.com, HBOS, Man Investments, Marks & Spencer, T-Mobile and Tesco.com.
Graduating from Henley Management School with an MBA, Steve has held positions as Agile Programme Manager, Head of Software Development, and Head of IT. He pioneered one of the first Scrum projects in the UK and was the 9th person worldwide to be Certified Scrum Practitioner.
Alongside Ken Schwaber, Steve co-trained one of the first Certified Scrum Master (CSM) courses in the UK. An active member of the Scrum community, he has attended many Scrum Gatherings helping to develop the Scrum playbook, and sitting on Scrum Expert Panels.
Recently, Steve started Agile:MK the Milton Keynes Agile User Group and continues to increase his knowledge through the Lean Enterprise Institute. With over 10 years' experience of Agile working, he retains a strong desire and passion for continuous improvement through Lean Thinking and Agile methods.
"If you want someone who can use Scrum to generate the benefits and improvements you want for your organization, work with Steve. He has used Scrum to change and improve organizations and projects for longer and more successfully than most. He also can work equally well with programmers, qa, management and customers. If you want to be impressed, look at his portfolio of work, or just ask him to tell you some stories. Steve is the person I'd want at my side when I was helping an organization benefit from Scrum."
Ken Schwaber, co-founder of Scrum