Richard Sheridan, President & CEO of Menlo Innovations LLC
After only two years in business, Rich Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations became the Forbes “Hire Yourself” cover story for all those choosing entrepreneurship over unemployment. The next year, it was a Wall Street Journal article on the unique office Menlo uses for software design and development. Within six years, Menlo had become one of Inc. 500′s fastest growing privately held firms in the US. What make this story truly remarkable is that it occurred against the backdrop of an IT industry that everyone assumed was leaving the US for offshore.
Sheridan’s team at Menlo breaks all the rules and, in doing so, produces phenomenal results for its customers. No walls, offices, doors or cubes — one big open room, a la Edison’s original invention factory in Menlo Park, New Jersey. In this noisy, fun atmosphere Menlo has produced software for all walks of industry from health care, to scientific equipment, to high-fashion ecommerce, to diesel motor vehicle diagnostics, and many more.
Software developed by Menlo for its clients is designed for everyday people by Menlo’s High-tech Anthropologists®, built to last by Menlo’s world-class agile software development team, and managed by a set of professional project managers listed among the nation’s 50 Most Prolific by the Project Management Institute. Sheridan and Menlo have won numerous awards and honors, and he and his team regularly are invited to present nationally and internationally sharing the secrets of the Menlo Software Factory™ with all who wish to learn how to build a Learning Organization that can keep pace with today’s advances in software and design.
Lisa Ho, Project Management Contractor at Menlo Innovations LLC
Lisa graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an engineering degree in May of 2007. Upon graduating, she began her career working as a Project Manager for Menlo Innovations. She has worked with us for a little over 2 years.
Tracy Beeson, Quality Advocate at Menlo Innovations LLC
Tracy Beeson has been in the Quality Assurance field for over 8 years. She was introduced to Agile practices at the very beginning of her career in QA, and has experience in both waterfall and agile projects. Tracy has worked as a Quality Advocate at Menlo Innovations, helping to build and integrate the quality assurance process into the agile process. She has written and taught Menlo’s “Building Agile Quality” class and presented at several conferences including the Agile 2008 Conference in Toronto, the PMI Global Congress 2009 in Orlando, FL, and PNSQC in Portland, OR.