Meet Our Leadership Team
Our leadership team are industry experts in their own right and lead our team of experienced industry experts in assisting you in adopting the best practices and tools for your organization’s unique challenges and ROI goals. Our consultants are engineers, and each one has worked in the software and/or systems development field.
Patrick McDermott – Director of Business Development
Pat started his software engineering career working for companies such as Apple, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, Honeywell, Rockwell-Collins, Raytheon, Brunswick, Motorola and General Dynamics. In 1994, Pat co-founded a software engineering company named QRP Inc. QRP was acquired by Pro Staff.
In 2005 Pat co-founded the Gang with a focus on supporting IT & complex systems for organization that are leveraging the power of the IBM Rational portfolio.
Pat graduated with a BS in Computer Science from Purdue University. He resides with his wife in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Harry Koehnemann – Director of Technology
Harry Koehnemann, Ph.D., 321 Gang’s Director of Technology is a SAFe Fellow as well as a recognized contributor to SAFe for Lean Software & Systems v4, Harry consults closely with organizations and helps them to significantly improve their engineering outcomes. He played a key role in the development of SAFe 4.0 for application to Lean systems engineering. More recently, he has worked with Scaled Agile on toolkits and white papers to provide practitioners with guidance on hardware and compliance concerns when adopting SAFe.
Harry began his career at Intel Corporation where he supported operating systems and compilers, and he spent the dot-com bubble at a still-successful Internet start-up. As employee #4, Harry developed Java web applications using agile practices.
Since 2004, Harry has worked for organizations in a wide variety of industries including aerospace, defense, automotive, medical device, and consumer electronics. He has focused on leading these organizations to adopt better engineering practices to improve their efficiency, productivity, and product quality.
Doug Stewart – Director of Services
Doug Stewart, Director of Services at 321 Gang, is a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) 4, a Certified ScrumMaster®, a certified Tasktop Consultant, and he is certified in Lean Six-Sigma.
Doug has a passion for Software Development and Software Development Process Improvement. Doug’s first job was to automate the calculations for the calculus associated with noise levels in enclosures like truck and auto cabs. Recently, Doug has been working as an Agile Coach working with industry thought-leaders to help organizations achieve business agility through better software processes and tools. Combining SAFe with more than 25 years of IBM Rational tool experience gives a complete set of capabilities to help customers address their enterprise-level systems and software development needs.