Zach Beer is an agile strategist with Polaris Solutions, a technology consulting firm based out of Chicago, St. Louis, and Denver. He has spent the last ten years developing software for start-ups around the Chicago area, gaining deep technical and organizational skills applicable to a range of industries and corporate structures. He specializes in understanding business value and applying that understanding to the process of creating software. A certified scrum master, software architect, and speaker, he is passionate about helping people and companies reach their potential. Outside of work, Zach is an enthusiastic board gamer, wine drinker, and traveler.