CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Software Education (SoftEd) are pleased to announce the appointment of Betsy Kauffman as Vice President of Software Education USA, LLC.
Ms Kauffman is the co-founder and principal of Agile Pi Inc. She brings to the role extensive experience in the information technology sector in senior management and consultancy roles, working for fortune 500 organizations such as Duke Energy, United Healthcare Group, Sony, LPL Financial, GEHA, Bank of America, Manulife and Fidelity.
"We are delighted to have Betsy coming on board to establish our office in Charlotte, North Carolina and to lead our growth program in the United States," said Martyn Jones, Managing Director of SoftEd. "Her strong standing in the Charlotte market will be a significant asset to our business."
SoftEd is a leading international training provider and consultancy, with offices in Australia, Singapore and New Zealand. SoftEd provides training across agile, business analysis and software testing domains as well as services that encompass capability assessments, agile coaching, agile transformations and business agility.
"SoftEd has undergone substantial growth and geographical expansion over recent years," said Mr Jones. "This role will focus on creating new opportunities to take the business to its next level of development, servicing wider markets with our specialist training services and coaching and consulting capabilities."
With over 20 years of experience, Ms Kauffman has held various roles working as a business analyst, project manager, program manager, scrum master, release train engineer, and agile and leadership coach across several sectors including energy, healthcare, retail, entertainment and financial services.
Ms Kauffman has a Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University. She is an Agile Certified Practitioner; a SAFe Program Consultant; a Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation; a Certified Professional in Agile Coaching; a Certified Professional in Agile Project Management; a Certified Professional in Business Value Analysis; a Certified Scrum Master; a Professional Scrum Master; and a Project Manager Professional.
Ms Kauffman commenced the role on September 1 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Software Education (SoftEd) is an independent software development company offering training, coaching, and consultancy services in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
Partnering with industry and government, our aim is to transform the way that business is done using the latest in software design and thinking. We work with individuals and teams in some of the world's largest and most innovative organisations to sharpen their skills in all aspects of software through a comprehensive curriculum.
In today's fast paced world, Agile is key to managing and responding to change quickly and efficiently. This is where we excel - we have vast experience supporting organisations as they adopt Agile practices. We are both a founding partner of the Agile Academy and the largest provider of ICAgile accredited courses worldwide.