Jon Stahl is the CEO and co-founder of LeanDog, a company that is focused on agile consulting as well as software design and delivery. Jon has been practicing upholding the values of the Agile Manifesto and Lean for over 12 years. He teaches and coaches companies at all levels across IT and the business. He is known for his public speaking and coaching around topics such as Executive Agility, Kanban, PMO and Agile Explained. He is the leading author of the LeanDog Agile Discussion guide that instructs on over 60 of the best practices. He shares his ever-evolving knowledge at conferences across the globe, passing on to others what he has learned.
As part of his dedication to giving back to the Cleveland Community, Jon helped launch Cleveland GiveCamp in 2008, helping over 120 non-profits. He also spearheads the Cleveland SkyLift project, a $50 million initiative to construct an iconic aerial cable car transportation network across the city.
He is the co-owner of a ten thousand square foot 1892 Steamship that serves as the creative office space for LeanDog’s design and delivery studio. Floating next to the USS Cod Submarine, it serves as the meeting place for many technology and civic groups and the launch pad for fun during the work day.
Though Jon grew up near Pittsburgh, he has lived in Cleveland for the past 17 years, graduating from The Ohio State University with degrees in Computer Science and Economics. He has been happily married for 22 years and has two daughters and a pair of bulldogs (that sit with a lean).