An accidental entrepreneur, Dave’s specialty is building professional services companies based on great talent and team collaboration, a skill that has served him well as the co-founder of Centare. He started his own career as a software developer and company man, but discovered an unshakeable entrepreneurial streak in 1997 and has been involved in growing professional services companies ever since.
In his free time, Dave likes to cross-country ski, run, wakeboard and try to get through the piles of industry books that land on his desk.
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Executive Partner, Finance
Becky is a results-driven financial executive focused on the success of Centare in leading business growth, establishing and scaling operational efficiencies and fostering Centare’s employee experience. Becky makes certain that Centare’s operational capabilities keep pace with the company’s rapid growth. She is the co-founder behind the scenes that keeps things in motion.
In this season of life, Becky shuttles her active daughters to and from their activities, cheering them on enthusiastically (much to their embarrassment). Other favorites include serving in her church’s music ministry, golfing or lounging at her family cabin by the lake with a good book.
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Partner; Vice President, Agile Practice
Never satisfied with the status quo, Chad’s drive, energy and leadership has helped challenge the Centare team to reach higher. He’s been a successful entrepreneur, executive, consultant and software engineer for over 20 years, and an early adopter of Scrum. As a seasoned trainer and coach, Chad works with his team to help our clients transform.
Not content to “leave it in the locker room” after work, Chad is also a Tae Kwon Do practitioner, a private pilot and runner.
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Partner; Vice President, Development Center
Jacob joined Centare in 2006, attracted by the diverse project opportunities the company offered. He started with Centare as a Java consultant and rapidly moved up the leadership ranks. Jake is now a partner, responsible for Centare’s corporate development center and team.
Jacob and his lovely wife Lisa have two beautiful children. When he’s not quietly accomplishing 50 things at once, Jake dabbles in photography and hits the slopes on his snowboard.
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Vice President, Sales
A multi-disciplined leader for over 20 years, Dave currently heads sales strategy, management and delivery for Centare. Dave joined the company in 2005, and his success in developing strategic relationships with clients and our partners has helped facilitate the company’s phenomenal growth. As an early Agile evangelist, Dave has been instrumental in building premiere partnerships between Centare and Scrum.org and Microsoft, helping to secure the 2011 Microsoft ALM Partner of the Year Finalist Award.
Dave chairs several non-profit boards ranging from technology committees to helping people with disabilities.
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Vice President of Operations, Madison Region
Tim joined Centare in 2003 as a talented Java developer. His passion for understanding clients’ business situations aligned perfectly with the young company’s vision to work as strategic partners in all its engagements. In 2007, Tim took advantage of an opportunity to get more involved on the operations side when he became Director of Client Solutions. In 2011, Tim saw tremendous opportunity in Madison and led Centare to that market. Today he is the VP of Operations for the Madison region, bringing Centare’s forward-thinking approach to a growing number of clients.
Tim is an award-winning BMX racer. Since a particularly nasty spill a few years ago, he has applied himself to becoming a competent golfer.
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Director of Milwaukee Consulting
Andy’s enthusiasm for staying on top of trends and best practices in technology has served Centare well since 2006. Andy’s strength in leading integrated teams to greater success in their efforts led to his promotion to Consulting Manager prior to his current role as Director of Milwaukee Consulting. He helped to establish the Center of Excellence, Centare’s internal program to foster consultants’ ongoing learning. Andy also maintains some hands-on consulting at client sites, leading efforts on high visibility client applications.
A self-described tinkerer, Andy is currently working on a remote-controlled lawnmower for his home. With three children involved in the sport, weekends will often find him volunteering at Tae Kwon Do tournaments.
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Director of Talent Acquisition
Amy joined Centare in 2010, and is focused on creating and executing a talent acquisition strategy to support Centare’s aggressive growth plans. Bringing strong experience in technical recruiting and a passion for providing an exceptional candidate experience, Amy has lead several initiatives that have helped the company double in size.
When she’s not keeping up on recruitment trends or scouting user groups for the next great Centarian, Amy enjoys cooking, running and travel. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, you just might spot her on game day at Camp Randall!
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