Meet our Partners and Principals
With over 15 years of consulting, IT operations and integration/software development experience, founder and managing partner Christian Lane drives the business strategy that has led to landmark company success. His experience in myriad industries including start-ups, utilities and commercial arts provided Christian a wide knowledge base of operational development. Prior to founding Praecipio Consulting, Christian gained respect in the technology field through his work with ERCOT and Tactica Technology Group (now Hitachi Consulting). Choosing a headquarter office moments from Lake Austin, Christian enjoys going out for "board meetings" (a.k.a. wake boarding) with our team.
A true problem-solver, Joseph Lane cracks clients' toughest cases at Praecipio Consulting with his automation expertise. With a decade of experience in business process design (over half around Atlassian JIRA), Joseph is an implementation guru. Prior to joining Praecipio Consulting, Joseph honed his technology skills with Hitachi Consulting. Relocating to Austin from Houston in 2010, Joseph brings his love of developing sustainable practices to his garden. An avid aquaponicist, Joseph enjoys growing his own fruits and vegetables like kale and tomatoes. When he's not with a client or growing his own food, Joseph is most notably the father of adorable baby Benjamin (who loves coming to work with Dad and getting all of the attention).
Christopher Pepe brings his highly adaptive development expertise to Praecipio Consulting clients of various sizes and industries. With an extensive background in engineering and nearly ten years of Atlassian experience, not only does Christopher provide innovative solutions to some of the most difficult issues but he also puts a smile on our faces by using his skill set on such original projects as The JIRA Toaster and Beer Me, JIRA (Here's how he did it!). Officing out of Vermont, Christopher's passion for technology can only be rivaled by his love of the outdoors, which inspired Praecipio Consulting's internal team member fitness challenges. After a day of hiking/ fishing/ canoeing, you can find Christopher (a.k.a. "Porkcheeks") in the kitchen on his quest for the perfect bowl of ramen.
Dave has a proven track record in project and team leadership. His experience ranges from ERCOT’s retail market liaison to managing IT Operations teams, specializing in ITIL process and IT centric projects, as well as business centered efforts. Critical path items, such as requirements, implementation, and the development of test strategies, are key components to Dave’s success in managing projects. Dave’s skills and competency in management have resulted in successful projects related to retail energy markets, datacenter migrations, and ITSM implementations across the IT industry.
Principal of Process Delivery
Optimizing the processes of industry-leading clients, Amanda Babb combines strategic planning and implementation, process improvement, and an 11+ year track record of translating an organization’s vision into operational goals. Her work expertise includes multiple industries such as software, manufacturing, nuclear power, workweek management, aviation, and automotive. A versatile and progressive professional with hands-on field experience to implement change initiatives ensuring client goals and satisfaction, Amanda has a keen understanding of business priorities. She is a genuine team player committed to managing operations and projects while contributing to revenue-producing activities. Recognized for consistent success in analyzing current-state processes and developing processes and procedures to streamline operations and enhance revenue performance, Amanda delivers best-in-class Atlassian solutions. Her specialities include: Scrum, Scaled Agile Frameworks for Enterprise, business development, business process analysis, strategic planning and implementation, and continuous improvement.
Principal of Process Delivery
With a background in Project/Change management and 10 years of experience in strategic management, business process analysis and project implementation, Brian Nye delivers first-class technology and process results. He has experience with Agile and Lean processes in a wide array of business environments including call centers, procurement departments, service industries, and operations management. His excellent communication skills allow for critical conversations with any level of management on issues and solutions to problems faced in operations. His deep understanding of business processes and working with teams to drive results by executing thought-out project plans helps him identify and take action on measurable key performance indicators to drive operational excellence and profitability. His specialities include: Scrum, Scaled Agile Frameworks for Enterprise, business development, business process analysis, strategic planning and implementation, and continuous improvement.
Principal of Technical Delivery
A technology-oriented internet professional with over 18 years of broad-based experience in mobile and traditional web application development, online and SMS advertising, and web design, Bryan is experienced in information architecture, contextual design, usability, accessibility, responsive design, and workflow modeling. A team leader with demonstrated ability to clarify and explain complex ideas to creative and development teams, clients, and end users, Bryan has a lifelong interest in technology and a passion for creating, finding, learning, and testing new ideas, tools, and concepts. His specialities include: Java, Python, C#, SQL, Git, Perforce, Subversion, HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, Agile/Scrum, Contextual Design, OOP, REST, responsive design, user profiling, wireframes, process modeling, prototyping, testing, documenting functional and technical requirements, and system administration.
Principal of Development
With an extensive background in system architecture and engineering, Steven Kling brings expertise, leadership, and insight to our product development team. Leveraging his knowledge of the Atlassian stack, as well as agile software development processes, Steven leads our team of developers in their creation of add-ons for the Atlassian Marketplace. With the release of DocuSign for Atlassian (including DocuSign for Confluence, JIRA, and HipChat), Steven and his team deliver technology solutions through business critical integrations, marrying the functionality of must-have platforms to allow for increased speed and productivity enjoyed by product users.
Principal of Business Development
Bringing years of experience in both sales and technology, Michael Kuhl utilizes his knowledge and skills to deliver superior business solutions to our clients with the Atlassian product suite. With a background in software development, IT operations, and project management, Michael excels at strategic planning and process improvement to help our clients get results tailored to their specific needs. A finalist in Atlassian's ShipIt 2015, Michael's competitive and innovative spirit drives our sales team to deliver first-class products and services to help our client do their best work. Michael's deep knowledge of Atlassian, partner technologies, and leading industry methodologies (including ITSM, ITIL, Agile/ SAFe, and BPM) ensures that each project is custom designed to fit each client.