cPrime Team

The cPrime Team


Our Executive Leadership

cPrime means exceptional leadership.

cPrime is not your typical project management consulting company. We are a team of highly skilled, highly experienced, highly valued project managers. When you work with a cPrime project manager you not only get an expert in project management, you get the collective experience of all our cPrime team members.

Zubin Irani, MBA, CSM, ITIL


Zubin’s background includes a Bachelor’ Degree from USC, and his Masters’ from Columbia & UC Berkeley. He started his professional career at Deloitte implementing large complex IT Projects before becoming the youngest Director at DirecTV. After a successful tenure, he left to build cPrime and as CEO led the Company to 5 consecutive years of Top 50 fastest growing companies in the SF Bay Area.

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Monte Montoya

VP of Marketing and Sales

Monte has over 11 years experience managing strategy and implementation in the digital marketing space. Working as an account manager at a fast paced agency, he managed multi-million dollars of advertising spend across Fortune 500, B2B and B2C clients such as Bass Pro Shops, FICO, myFICO and Fossil. He’s known by peers and clients, for his unique ability to utilize innovative techniques to stimulate demand for products and services. He played a critical role in the launch of cPrime Training, quickly establishing a foundation for the new business venture, successfully developing brand awareness and securing cPrime as the leader in the IT Project Management training space.

Monte’s deep experience in marketing has allowed him to leverage Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay-Per-Click(PPC), Email, Re-Targeting, Display Advertising and Web Design to build brand awareness while driving revenue. His lead generation ability created a strong footprint in the niche IT market.

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Stedman Ng

Director Of Agile Services (West Coast)

Stedman Ng has 10 years experience in Accounting and Finance. While at Ernst and Young, Stedman performed financial audits for public and private companies. In private industry, Stedman transitioned from an accounting manager to finance manager, supporting one of the largest REITS through the credit crisis. Stedman’s experience covers financial reporting, operational reporting, budgeting, forecasting, debt covenant compliance, financial analysis and financial modeling. Stedman graduated from the University of Southern California with a BS in Accounting.

Chuck Badger

Managing Director

Chuck has 16 years experience in corporate and contingent staffing. Chuck is recognized by peers, clients and candidates as an “outstanding” recruiter with an uncanny ability to identify top talent. Chuck has helped staff Fortune 500 giants as well as Bay Area startups grow from inception to house hold names by identifying and acquiring their most precious resources. Chuck has also been a Chairman’s Club winner for his performance at companies like Nelson & Associates and Accountants Inc. Chuck’s recruiting experience is broad and includes excellent knowledge of IT Project Management, Development and Operations roles including Executive level placement. Chuck also has deep industry knowledge in Telecommunications, Financial Services, dot.com, and High Tech Manufacturing. Chuck holds his Bachelor in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. Chuck is very active in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Project Management Institute.

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Kevin Thompson, Ph.D., CSM, PMP, CSP

Agile Practice Lead

Kevin has a doctorate in Physics from Princeton University, and extensive background in managing software development projects. He specializes in training individuals, teams, and organizations in agile development. Dr. Thompson helps companies make the challenging transition to agile development by working with development teams and business stakeholders to identify their needs, define the right process for the business, determine the steps needed to implement the process, and work through the steps successfully.

Brandon Huff, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO

Managing Director

Brandon has 15 years experience in the IT delivery, process improvement, and training space. Originally a waterfall Program Manager, he has spent the last 7 years as an Agile Coach and Agile Lifecycle Management tools Expert. As an Agile Coach, he has lead and supported organizations of all types as they transition into Scrum and optimize their processes. To support Agile processes, Brandon has optimized countless JIRA instances and taught thousands of students how to most effectively use Atlassian products. Brandon has also created and implemented the first SAFe solution in JIRA – read about it here.

Swati Jain, MBA, CSM, CSPO

Managing Director

Swati has over 12 years of experience in strategic planning, software development and operations management, enterprise portfolio management, business process analysis, and solutions architecture. She is well-versed in various software development frameworks, including Waterfall and Agile (Scrum and Kanban). She has worked with global high-tech development teams from corporations to mid-sized ones, where she championed and led the transition of software departments to Scaled Agile Framework.

Liza Ridgway

Director of Agile Services (East Coast)

The recipient of one of the first Computer Science degrees, Liza quickly learned that her talent was in helping clients optimize productivity with new technology. Liza brings together cPrime’s Agile services, partners, products, and practitioners to design and deliver unique solutions to fit each client’s needs. Liza’s focus is on continually improving and adapting cPrime’s offerings in response to the market and our client’s input. Liza carefully ushers clients through the discovery and proposal phase and ensures quality throughout delivery and follow-up.

Ana Gonzalez

Director of Strategic Services

Ana is Director of Strategic Services responsible for the management of Technology Staffing and Application Development Services for cPrime’s Key Accounts. Ana’s passion for excellence in the customer and consultant experience has allowed her to attract top industry talent for the most respected client’s in the Bay Area in a variety of industries including Healthcare, High Tech, E-Commerce and Retail. Ana’s held a variety of roles in Business Development, Sales and Account Management and worked at technology giants such as Oracle and CA. As a successful Sales Leader Ana has consistently received awards for Top Performance.

Khursheed Irani

Director of Recruiting

Khursheed has over 16 years of work experience, 9 of which are in IT staffing. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Bombay and an MBA in Global Business and Marketing from Northwestern Polytechnic University in Fremont, CA. Khursheed was an early employee of 2 IT consulting startups in Silicon Valley, both of which were ranked in multiple fastest growing company lists for numerous years, and were both successfully acquired. Khursheed has vast recruiting experience spanning IT project/program Management positions, software engineering and executive level placements. She has worked with financial, retail and technology clients. She is an active networker and a well-known name in the Silicon Valley Project Management circle