Executive Leadership Team
The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) is responsible for the
day-to-day management of
IIBA. Each member of the team has primary responsibility for a key
relationship as well as a portfolio of products and services.
Supporting process areas
are also divided up amongst the group. The four members are:
To see the ELT Relationship Chart, please click here.
IIBA relies heavily on its volunteers to support the growth and
success of the
organization. Three of those volunteers operate in leadership
To view the IIBA Organizational Chart, please click here.
Biographies of the Senior Leadership Team
In June of 2009, Kathleen Barret became International
Institute of Business
Analysis’s full-time President and CEO after having held
the role as a
volunteer since the organization’s inception in October
a professional association for Business Analysts, focuses on
enhancing the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge®
implementing a certification program for qualified
With over 25 years of experience in information technology,
Kathleen has held
many roles including most recently, managing offshore software
for a large financial service organization. Her
involvement in the field
of business analysis began when she was asked to create a
centre of competency
for BAs for her company. She is experienced in CMMI and
through her many years of consulting, brings cross industry
knowledge to her
role at IIBA.
To contact Kathleen Barret, please send an email to email@example.com.
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Chief Operating Officer, Dave
In February 2010, Dave
International Institute of Business Analysis's first Chief
after having held the role as a volunteer since June
With 28 years of
experience in business and information technology, Dave has
held many roles
including, operating his own consulting and facilitation
business where his
team provided knowledge transfer strategies and solutions to
client's business objectives. Dave previously worked General
Lockheed Martin, where he served as a Program Manager as well
as a Business
Analyst and Systems Engineer.
Dave holds a
MS in Business
Administration and Information Systems Management from Johns
and is active in the greater Atlanta chapter of IIBA. Dave
resides in Marietta,
GA with his family where he volunteers his time to his
daughters soccer and
track & field activities
To contact Dave Bieg, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Michael Gladstone, CBAP, Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice
Michael Gladstone is Chief Information
Executive Vice President
of International Institute of Business Analysis.
In his Certification role, Michael is responsible for the vision,
management of IIBA's Certification programs. As CIO, Michael is
responsible for IIBA's
IT Applications and Infrastructure. Michael is also responsible for
BA tool vendors as well as training providers.
Previously, Michael was Senior Manager, Business Analysis & Quality
Meridian Credit Union, responsible for developing the BA and QA
practices and overseeing
BA and QA activities across the organization. Michael is a graduate of
with a BSc. in Computer Science and the Schulich School of Business with
To contact Michael Gladstone, please send an email to email@example.com.
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Chief Business Analyst and Executive Vice President
CBAP, PMP, is the Chief Business Analyst and Executive Vice President for IIBA®. He led the development of Version 2.0 of The
Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®
Guide) and was also
one of the authors of the CBAP exam. He is a frequent speaker
analysis, project management, and software quality assurance
conferences. Kevin has over a decade of experience as a
business analyst and
project manager across several industry sectors, including
professions, utilities, automobile manufacturing, courier
mortgage banking. During this time he has performed just about
every task a
business analyst could be expected to do, from developing
corporate and product
strategies to being paged by end-users looking for technical
support. Kevin has
taught project management and requirements analysis at Humber
College, and has
a B.A. degree in History and Political Science from the
University of Toronto.
He is also a graduate of Second City's improv comedy
To contact Kevin Brennan, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Neil Bazley, Vice President
Neil Bazley is a Business Analyst specializing in strategy, business process management (BPM) and organizational change management (OCM) with more than 15 years of industry experience, spanning multiple verticals and geographic locations. Drawing on over a decade of experience as a Business Analyst Neil provides value to his clients by focusing on the strategic issues of helping to make business decisions and improving performance through a framework that integrates business process and rules, business intelligence and decision and risk analysis.
Neil has had many roles with IIBA, including Calgary Chapter Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Calgary Chapter President, Chapter Start Up Co-ordinator, Deputy Vice President of Chapters and now the role of Vice President Chapters. Neil has a bachelor's degree in Commerce, a diploma in Object Oriented Software and a certification in BPM. He has lived and worked in Canada and the United States and is expanding his practice to include global consulting.
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Ashish Mehta, CBAP, Director Emerging Markets, IIBA
Ashish is a Vice President and a Global Practice Head – Business Analysis at NTT DATA. With 16+ years of experience, Ashish has proven industry leadership in building and leading Business Analysis & IT Consulting organization along with the expertise in Strategic Management, Business Development and Quality.
Ashish is a CBAP and a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He has established a unique business analysis practice model for world’s 6thlargest IT services company, NTT Data and has led establishing Business Analysis Center of Excellence for fortune global clients of NTT Data. Ashish has managed highly complex business analysis assignments in the areas of Business Process Mapping / Reengineering, Application Portfolio Management, Forward Engineering, Reengineering and Reverse Engineering.
As part of the IIBA Leadership Team, Ashish has helped IIBA in numerous global initiatives including certifications, business analysis maturity and academic membership program. His efforts have resulted into exceptional expansion of IIBA in India in the areas of corporate and individual memberships, chapters and academic collaborations.
Ashish holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from H.P. University, India.
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Director Latin America, Rafael
Dorantes, MBA, PMP
Rafael Dorantes, MBA, PMP,
(CBAP candidate Q2-2011),
is a Delivery Project Executive and a Certified Managing
Consultant with IBM Canada,
with twenty-two years of progressive experience consulting and
implementation of business solutions in domestic and
He has hands-on experience with a variety of Business
Manager and Software Development methodologies and techniques.
area of focus is the implementation of Offshore Development
he is putting to practice new emerging approaches to business
Rafael is a member of IIBA’s Experts Advisory and Review
group for the BABOK, as
well as part of IBM’s Expert Panel which provides direction to IBM’s
Project Management methodology. He also acts as VP of Education for
City Chapter of the IIBA.
As a member of the Rational Center of Competency, Rafael consulted
Agile Development and Business Analysis, and contributed to a number
practices initiatives with organizations such as the IBM’s Project
Management Centre of Excellence and Rational Software.
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