Gervais Johnson
Chief Executive Officer

  • Strategy
  • Innovation
  • Leadership

Gervais Johnson worked for 18 years at IBM and has over two decades of experience and expertise in implementing and innovating solutions using Lean and Agile approaches and principles. Gervais continues to train and coach to empower individuals, teams, executives and whole enterprises. Gervais is a Software Delivery visionary and innovator contributing to emerging and disruptive technologies. Among many domains, he delivered enterprise transformation services in domains of IT and Software Engineering, Banking and Financial Services, Insurance, and many more.

Joseph Barjis, PhD
Vice President

  • Enterprise Agility
  • Data Science AI/ML
  • Chief Product Officer for IEM System

Dr. Barjis is a co-author of the Enterprise Engineering manifesto, Agile Thought Leader, and executive Trainer. He is a formal contributor to the popular SAFeĀ® Framework.
Dr. Barjis led large scale Enterprise Agile Transformations, trained and coached leaders, and advises companies on Enterprise Agile Transformation.
He is leading the Data Science, AI, and Machine Learning area at IEM.

Product Leadership

Robert Jaeger, PE
Senior Director

  • Digital Transformation
  • Technology and Strategy
  • Product Management

Robert Jaeger is an Astrophysicist, Electrical Engineer and security expert with experience leading Digital Transformation in aerospace and medical research. He has managed projects and programs using classical ('waterfall') PM approaches, as well as SAFe Agile. His hands-on experiences as a 'serial founder' and Angel funding facilitator provide deep entrepreneurial and corporate growth understanding. His intellectual property creation spans multiple engineering and customer domains. He is experienced and passionate about extending SAFe beyond software generation and has trained many engineers in these approaches.

Ashish Gupta, PhD
Chief Analytics Adviser

  • Data Analytics
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Information Systems

Dr. Gupta is an outstanding scholar, author, and expert in the general field of Information Systems and Business Analytics. In recent years, Dr Gupta has focused his research on the field of Data Analytics, AI, and Machine Learning. He established a research lab at Auburn University in the field and is leading a group of researchers, PhD candidates. He has been a frequent keynote speaker to international forums on the topics.

Eloziia Pfuze
SAFe POPM, SAFe SP, SAFe Scrum Master
Product Manager

  • Product Management
  • Operations Excellence
  • Engineering Management

Eloziia Pfuze is a seasoned professional who has made her mark in the industry with her diverse expertise and commitment to driving meaningful change. With over 5 years of experience at Accenture, she has honed her skills in product development, data analysis, and process improvement. As a co-founder of, she has demonstrated her entrepreneurial spirit and ability to bring innovative ideas to life.

Hiba Parol
Product Manager

  • Product Management
  • Operations Excellence
  • Engineering Management

Hiba Parol work at Amazon has provided her with project management and stakeholder engagement experience. Hiba is a life-long learner and a dedicated professional to drive successful outcomes for products and teams. Hiba is particularly focused on project management, strategy development, and effective communication, and believes these competencies are essential for a successful product management.

Coaching Leadership

Elizabeth James, RTE
Release Train Engineer
Agile Program Manager

  • Agile Practice
  • Engineering Management
  • Operational Excellence

Elizabeth is an RTE-Trainee for the IEM System inaugural Agile Release Train (ART). She has experience of work for IBM and possess expertise in Engineering Management, Operational Excellence, has Six Sigma Green Belt.

Syed Ali
Senior Manager
(Executive Scrum Master)

  • Executive Coaching
  • IT Management
  • Consulting

Syed has 7 years of consulting experience, Masters of Public Administrations, and Cyber Security certificate from Columbia University, 10 years of experience in Healthcare Information Systems and IT management. In the role of Executive Scrum Master, Syed is taking IEM to the next generation of Enterprise Agile Transformation approaches.

Business and Technology Leadership

Saranya Srinivasan
SAFe POPM (in progress), SAFe Scrum Master, SAFe SP
Product Manager

  • Product Management
  • Product Ownership
  • Engineering Management

Saranya, a SAFe Product Manager, certified SAFe Scrum Master, and Six Sigma, leverages her Engineering Management background and data-driven skills to excel in isolating key performance metrics. Her commitment to continuous learning encompasses courses in Agile Product Management, System Engineering, Lean Management, and Six Sigma, enabling her to bridge technical expertise with product management strategies. Her collaborative leadership style thrives in cross-functional environments, and she consistently delivers innovative solutions that exceed customer expectations.

Snehal Bhalerao
PMP and Lean Six Sigma
Executive Scrum Master

  • Project Management Methodologies
  • Engineering Management
  • Team Agile Coaching

Snehal possesses a solid understanding of project management principles and practices, along with a proficient knowledge of agile, waterfall, and hybrid project management methodologies. She holds certifications in PMP and Lean Six Sigma. With a background in civil engineering, and environmental engineering, Snehal offers a diverse skill set. Her two years of experience at Arcadis further reinforce her expertise and commitment to the field.

Isaac Barjis
15 Years of Professorship
Director of Business Development
(US North-East Region)

  • Curriculum Design
  • Business Development
  • Marketing

Isaac Barjis, on top of having over a decade of full-time professorship experience at the City University of New York, has launched new businesses in California and New York, where he employed up to 50 full-time employees. Isaac served as a digital consultant for prestigious publishing companies McGraw Hill, and Prentice Hall and has developed numerous courses, and training programs, including training resources for them.