Governing Board

Meet the Governing Board. Governing Board members set policy and direction for CISQ and guide the standards work that CISQ undertakes. The Board is comprised of technical experts and executive contacts who support sponsorship at each organization.




Dr. Bill Curtis is CISQ’s Executive Director. Dr. Curtis led development of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) while at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Curtis is an active participant in ISO JTC1 SC7 WG6 for Software and System Product Measures. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the IEEE for his career contributions to software process improvement and measurement. LinkedIn









Dr. Richard Soley is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Object Management Group® (OMG®), an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium. Dr. Soley and Dr. Paul Nielsen (Carnegie Mellon SEI) helped to launch CISQ in 2009, requesting Dr. Bill Curtis to serve as Executive Director. LinkedIn










Dr. Paul Nielsen is Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI is a key innovator in areas central to U.S. Department of Defense and civilian government operation in the cyberspace domain, including software architecture, software product lines, interoperability, the integration of software-intensive systems, and the increasing overlap of software and systems engineering. LinkedIn







Dan Tucker leads Booz Allen Digital’s Platform capability team, which leverages Platform as a Service (PaaS), Container as a Service (CaaS), big data platforms, and cloud-based infrastructures to assist clients with the development of business functions and applications in a cloud-native environment. Mr. Tucker sponsors strategic alliances with leading-edge platform technology partners and coordinates innovation and development initiatives in the cloud platform domain. LinkedIn






Lev Lesokhin is EVP of Strategy and Analytics at CAST, a leader in software analysis and measurement. Mr. Lesokhin is responsible for CAST’s strategy, analytics, and thought leadership worldwide. At the forefront of CISQ’s formation, he excels at turning advanced software analytics into value.  LinkedIn









Joe Jarzombek is Global Manager of Software Supply Chain Management in Synopsys’ Software Integrity Group. For 10+ years, Mr. Jarzombek was Director for Software and Supply Chain Assurance at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is an expert in software assurance and supply chain risk management. LinkedIn







Michael Liu is Senior Director of R&D (Research and Development) Tools Infrastructure at Huawei. Mr. Liu led a team (>500+) to build a large internal R&D cloud infrastructure and service that enables 70k Huawei engineers to get into tool services and environments immediately, improving efficiency and time to market. LinkedIn