Cornel (C.J.) Montano
Chief Services Officer
C.J. is an immersive leader and quality craftsman who works with IT enterprise teams to overcome large-scale engineering complexities. Through the realization of simple, but proven techniques, C.J. helps technology and business leaders achieve constant value in small steps.
C.J. often compares software engineering to fine craftsmanship. In 2015, he founded Agile Unicorn, an agile solutions consultancy startup. Prior to launching the business, C.J. worked in software engineering, quality assurance, and product management leadership positions with kCura (now Relativity), CME Group, and Echo Global Logistics. In 2017, he joined forces with Forte Group to bring his vision of a high-value managed service to life.
For him, everyday learning and practice–both professionally and personally-is the most enjoyable part of life. Outside of work, he’s an avid hockey player, intermediate woodsmith, and hobbyist guitarist. He earned his B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a graduate of a top-three boarding school in America, Choate Rosemary Hall.