As a consultant with AKF Partners, Steven Mason has engaged with over 35 technology companies of every size, from hyper-growth startups to Fortune-500 companies, across the Globe. Steven takes pride in the ability to adapt AKF models and insights into practical executable strategies that account for real world cultural and business constraints.
Highlights of his engagements include: crafting and establishing policy initiatives for Incident/Problem Management, Change Management, Release Management, and ITSM platform adoption for the data analytics branch of a Fortune-1000 SaaS company; conducting multiple Engineering Manager interviews and developing a Software Development strategy to integrate the efforts of “cross-continent” development teams; Assisting in implementing “Architecture Review Board” and “Postmortem” processes for a hyper-growth Silicon-valley based SaaS company; contributing in over 20 client workshops focused on overhauling client’s system architecture, development process, and operations practices; conducting multiple (one and two-day) Technical Due Diligence engagements on hyper-growth Start-ups for VC & PE investors; conducting a 2-day Agile Organization Shift and follow-on Product Owner training to move a growing SaaS company to agile software development and a mature product discovery process.
Steven’s work history includes diverse experience in military, academia, and business. His education includes focus areas in Bioinformatics and Software Engineering. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the United States Naval Academy and MS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.
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