Our Core Team

When it comes to large program management, our core team is your core team as well.

That’s because our key consultants do one thing, and one thing only—program management. They aren’t encumbered with other priorities, such as up-selling extra services or extra staffing or extra anything else. Each of our key people works in-person, hands-on, at your site, applying to your initiative at least 10 years of experience in running large, complex programs.

So when Parker, David, Matt or Santosh leads your program, you’ve got a leader whose focus is where yours is. On maximizing results for you.


Parker Painter founded Artizen in 1991 and leads the practice today. But even as founder and leader, he is a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) and he spends about 80 per cent of his time doing hands-on management of large programs for clients. That said, he does manage to find time to trail ride on his motorcycle. more >


David Wells For more than 20 years, David has been transforming, consulting, designing and implementing large programs.  He is a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC).  He’s right at home with manufacturing, logistics, ERP, CRM and application integration systems for high tech, consumer products, telecommunications, energy and nuclear industries. In particular, David loves what he calls “big, thorny engagements.” That would describe his work leading large-scale, complex business transformation and enterprise software programs for multibillion-dollar global high tech clients.
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Santosh Kolhatkar Over the last 20 years working across multiple industries including Healthcare, Mobile Telecom, Ecommerce, Payments and Networking as a seasoned Program Manager and as a recognized Agile Coach for last 10 years, Santosh has worked with both Technical and Management teams to successfully adopt Agile/Scrum practices. more >