Blake Newman

Blake Newman is a co-founder of inQbation. Blake has twenty years of progressive experience managing information systems projects and web applications for government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and commercial startups. Served as a paratrooper in the 82d Airborne Division, Infantry Captain in the Army Reserves, business analyst at the Pentagon, computer scientist at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Internet entrepreneur with a successful exit, GS-14 public affairs specialist at DHS, digital analyst at the World Bank.

 

Relevant Education and Certifications

  • BS Business, George Mason University
  • MS Information Systems, George Mason University
  • Certificate, Project Management, George Mason University
  • Certified Scrum Master, Scrum Alliance

Key Accomplishments

  • Led the sprint that helped Agileana win 18F Agile Services BPA
  • Certified Scrum Master, Certified Project Manager
  • Certified Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Team Leader
  • Founded and sold photographer.com, an Uber-style booking platform
  • Founded or co-founded three profitable technology startups

Employment History

  • 2015-Present, Co-Founder, CEO, Agileana
  • 2015-Present, Co-Founder, CFO, Balystic
  • 2010-Present, Co-Founder, CEO, inQbation
  • 2009-2010, Internet Marketing Consultant/Digital Analyst, World Bank
  • 2008-2009, GS-14 Public Affairs Specialist, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • 2006-2007, Director of Sales, dBurns Design, Santa Monica, CA
  • 1998-2005, Founder, CEO, Photographer.com
  • 1989-1999, Captain, Infantry, United States Army Reserves
  • 1993-1997, Computer Scientist/GS-12, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
  • 1993-1994, Adjunct Instructor, Northern Virginia Community College
  • 1989-1993, Software Engineer / Requirements Analyst, Northrop Grumman (TRW)
  • 1982-1985, Sergeant, Infantry Paratrooper, 82d Airborne Division, US Army