Governing Board

Meet the Governing Board – guiding the standards and work that CISQ undertakes





Dr. Bill Curtis is CISQ’s Executive Director. Dr. Curtis led development of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) while 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 is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Object Management Group® (OMG®), an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium. Dr. Soley and Dr. Paul Nielsen (Carnegie Mellon SEI) helped to launch CISQ in 2009, requesting Dr. Bill Curtis to serve as Executive Director. LinkedIn








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 is Director for Government, Aerospace and Defense 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







Paul Seay is a Northrop Grumman Fellow. Mr. Seay works in the Engineering Center of Excellence which is part of NGMS Engineering, Sciences and Technology at Northrop Grumman Corporation.










Hariharan Mathrubutham is Vice President of Delivery Excellence at Cognizant. Mr. Mathrubutham is an active contributor in ISO / IEC JTC 1 /SC 7, a transition partner business point of contact with CMMI Institute, and Steering Committee member of Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN), Chennai Chapter.  LinkedIn







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 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





Lev Lesokhin is EVP of Strategy and Analytics at CAST, a leader in software intelligence. Mr. Lesokhin is responsible for CAST’s strategy, analytics, and thought leadership worldwide. His focus is in helping IT executives turn advanced software analytics into value. He is also on the advisory board for the TMMi Foundation. LinkedIn






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





Barry W. 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. He is also the Chief Scientist of the DoD-Stevens-USC Systems Engineering Research Center, and a part-time employee of the Aerospace Corp. He received his B.A. degree from Harvard in 1957, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA in 1961 and 1964, all in Mathematics. He has also received honorary Sc.D. in Computer Science from the U. of Massachusetts in 2000 and in Software Engineering from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011. LinkedIn