Governing Board





Dr. Bill Curtis is CISQ’s Executive Director. Dr. Curtis led development of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Curtis is an active participant in ISO JTC1 SC7 WG6 for Software and System Product Measures. In 2007, he was elected a Fellow of the IEEE for his career contributions to software process improvement and measurement. LinkedIn

Dr. Richard Soley


Dr. Richard Soley is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Object Management Group® (OMG®), an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium. Dr. Soley helped to launch the CISQ program in 2010 in partnership with the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and Digital Twin Consortium (DTC), sister programs of CISQ. LinkedIn

Dr. Paul Nielsen


Dr. Paul Nielsen is Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI is a key innovator in areas central to U.S. Department of Defense and civilian government operation in the cyberspace domain, including software architecture, software product lines, interoperability, the integration of software-intensive systems, and the increasing overlap of software and systems engineering. LinkedIn

Joe Jarzombek


Joe Jarzombek is Director for Government and Critical Infrastructure Programs at Synopsys. For 10+ years, Mr. Jarzombek was Director for Software and Supply Chain Assurance at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is an expert in software assurance and supply chain risk management. LinkedIn

Phillip Crenshaw


Phillip Crenshaw is Vice President, Global Business Engineering Leader, U.S. Commercial & State Government at CGI. A significant portion of Mr. Crenshaw’s career has focused on managing and negotiating large-scale outsourcing contracts. He has managed contacts totaling more than $1 billion dollars in combined contract value and has experience in all aspects of outsourcing, including infrastructure, application management, and BPO. LinkedIn

Abhijit Lahiri


Abhijit Lahiri is Chief of Transformation at Tech Mahindra. His team is leading change to disrupt the IT Services Industry by discovering the new normal which delivers with zero defects, zero downtime in days (not weeks/months), driving an exponential efficiency multiplier through #NewAgeDELIVERY. Tech Mahindra promotes the best market usage of Microservices, Big Data, AI delivered through Agile and Scaled Scrum principles. LinkedIn

Rado Nikolov

Rado Nikolov

Rado Nikolov is EVP and CMO at CAST, a leader in software intelligence. LinkedIn


Girish Seshagiri


Girish Seshagiri is Executive Vice President and CTO of Ishpi Information Technologies, Inc. Mr. Seshagiri is a globally recognized subject matter expert in software quality, secure software lifecycle, rugged software development, legacy systems modernization, software process improvement, software project management and modern methods of managing knowledge work. His current focus is to architect Regional Centers of Excellence for Secure Software Development with a vision to create a workforce capable of developing software that is secure from cyber attacks utilizing a dual model of apprenticeship for on the job training and community college education for Associate of Applied Science Degree in Secure Software Development. LinkedIn

Dr. Barry Boehm

Dr. Barry Boehm

Dr. Barry Boehm is the University of Southern California Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Astronautics; the TRW Professor of Software Engineering; and Founding Director of the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering. USC is a partner with the Stevens Institute in leading the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Systems Engineering Research Center, where he's been the Chief Scientist and leader of a 5-year, 8-university project: Systems Qualities, Ontology, Tradespace, and Affordability.  LinkedIn

Paul Seay

Paul Seay

Paul Seay is a Technical Fellow in the Engineering Center of Excellence at Northrop Grumman. Mr. Seay is an expert in software quality measurement. His goal in joining CISQ is to heighten software quality in every line of code delivered to customers.