Co-founder, SAFe Fellow, Principal Consultant
Drew is co-founder, SAFe® Fellow, and Principal Consultant of Scaled Agile, Inc. His purpose is to make people’s work lives happier and more satisfying while improving business outcomes for the world’s largest enterprises.
After starting his career at Anderson Consulting in the late 80s and early 90s, Drew moved to Van Kampen Funds, a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley, where he used early adaptive methods to define and build new software products and migrate off their legacy systems. Following that, Drew joined a private startup consulting firm as IT Director, and helped it grow from 40 employees to a global public company of 1,700.
In 2008, Drew began an enterprise Agile consulting company, Fast Frontier. In early 2009, he met Dean Leffingwell while developing an enterprise Agile framework for a management consulting company to bridge their strategic business framework with Lean and Agile. In 2011, Drew formally partnered with Dean to roll out the first iteration of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Today, 80% of Fortune 100 companies have SAFe-trained practitioners. He feels well on his way to accomplishing his purpose!
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