Rich Theil

Rich Theil
Chief Executive Officer
The Noble Foundry
Rich Theil

Rich helps IT Leaders fix Agile teams burdened by inadequate Product Management and broken business partner relationships. Prior to starting The Noble Foundry, Rich spent 12 years as CIO for a large, scrappy, and aggressive non-profit in Cincinnati. Additionally, Rich spent seven years at P&G in Information Technology.

Rich is married to Angie and recently celebrated 20 years of marriage. They have three teenagers and run their household using Agile.

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