Zach is CTO of Rally Software, the collaboration platform that allows companies to build great products faster with Agile and Lean practices. Prior to joining Rally, Zach was co-founder of a startup that radically changed how creative professionals managed projects. His company was acquired by publicly-traded Creo, Inc., now a division of Kodak. He also served as Chief Software Architect at Quark, where he provided the technological vision for one of the companies that led the creation of the desktop publishing market. At the age of 13, Zach began commercially publishing software and, at age 16, started a successful consulting business. A Boettcher Scholar, Zach received his BS with distinction in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Colorado. He gives back to the community by volunteering as a mentor to the startup community and at the University of Colorado. He lives near Boulder, Colorado and enjoys playing golf, mountain biking and spending time with his family.