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Teena Piccione E-mail
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Teena PiccionneTeena began her technical career as an international consultant, and joined BellSouth Long Distance in 1999 to spearhead a joint venture between BellSouth and Qwest. She was soon assigned to develop and lead the Program Development Office, and she continued to manage and lead teams and programs through 2007. She became Chief of Staff in IT for AT&T in 2008, managing complex projects and leading her organization to highest participation in United Way giving. She became Executive Director of IT, responsible for release management, front-door processes, records management, disaster recovery and business continuity.
Lisa Bronson E-mail
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Lisa BronsonLisa Bronson has over 15 years of experience ranging from manufacturing, financial services and enterprise software to telecommunications and digital media.
She is currently Director, Strategy & Programs, PMO at First Data Corp and brings a customer-focused perspective to project management.  Whether the customer is internal or external, “delighting” the customer is job one. 
Lisa grew up outside of St. Louis, Missouri, graduated from the University of Missouri and received her MBA from Lindenwood University.  She is PMP certified and holds a CGEIT certification from ISACA.  She is also a part-time instructor at Georgia State within the Robinson School of Business, Department of Computer Information Systems, teaching ‘IT Project Management’ and ‘Introduction to Information Security’. 
Lisa hopes to influence and empower the next generation of young women entering the IT arena.
Rick Austin E-mail
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Phil BurdettRick Austin, Enterprise Agile Coach:  With over 20 years of software development experience, Rick comes to LeadingAgile as an expert in the financial services industry. Rick has worked for such companies as Antinori Software, Integrated Benefit Systems, Fiserv, and Turner Broadcasting. He has experience in applying agile to small teams, large distributed teams, and organizational change management. Rick’s self-proclaimed passion is “helping teams excel by improving the craft of software development by leveraging an agile approach with a healthy dose of technical practices.” He believes that the next frontier for agile is moving it from small teams, up through the enterprise, all the way in to business strategy. Rick’s experience in large financial services enterprise makes him the ideal candidate to help these companies transform their delivery capabilities to better meet their customer and market needs.
Jennifer Bonnett E-mail
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Jennifer BonnettJennifer Bonnett is a technology entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience in the Information Technology/Software Development field specializing in web and mobile technologies. She is currently the Assistant Director of Education / Community Outreach at ATDC and Chief Chick (CEO) of StartupChicks.
ATDC is the oldest and largest research university affiliated incubators in the United States. Since it’s inception in 1980, ATDC has fostered innovation and economic development by graduating over 150 companies, which together have raised over $2 billion in outside financing. Headquartered in Atlanta’s Technology Square adjacent to Georgia Tech’s campus, ATDC serves as the hub for technology entrepreneurship in Georgia.

StartupChicks is a 501c3 focused on empowering women entrepreneurs through education, community, coaching, connections and investment.
Gary Patterson E-mail
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Gary PattersonGary W. Patterson, the FiscalDoctor®, helps find the million dollar blind spot: before it finds you --to build sustainable profitable growth.  He has worked with SMB, the Fortune 500 and methodically helped 2 companies reach the coveted INC 500 list.  He was the global IT and supply chain re-engineering project head for H H Robertson (UK), selected a premiere site by J D Edwards. Gary is a Stanford MBA/ KPMG Big 4 CPA; author of 4 books in the areas of business growth, strategy and risk; and recognized thought leader by “Financial Times” ExecSense presentations service.  A former CFO, CTO, COO, CEO, CCO, and chief Xerox operator, Gary married his college sweetheart surviving numerous Blind Spots along the way.
Phil Burdett E-mail
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Phil BurdettPhil Burdett is currently the interim Chief Information Officer for the Human Resources Solutions division of Koch Business Solutions (KBS).  Prior to that, Phil was the Chief Technology Officer for the Enterprise Technology Solutions division of KBS.  KBS is a for-profit shared services company within Koch Industries supporting the Koch global infrastructure, HR services, and Facilities management.  With more than 20 years in technology leadership roles, Phil has held senior leadership positions in business application development, consulting, and corporate infrastructure.  Phil is a native of Atlanta, GA.  He earned a BBA in Information Systems from Georgia State University.
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