Ryan Martens is the founder and chief technology officer of Rally Software, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for managing Agile software development headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Martens started Rally to transform the tech industry by shifting it from a slow, wasteful product model to a fast, sustainable service model. As CTO, he oversees the company’s strategic steering process and professional services innovation.
In 2012, Martens launched Rally for Impact, which brings together citizen engineers to solve the world’s toughest problems. His vision of a technology company with a social mission has led to Rally becoming a certified B Corporation and being placed on the 2012 B Corp “Best for the World” list.
Prior to Rally, Martens supervised the corporate Intranet within US West Communications and co-founded custom software development firm Avitek, where he was vice president of marketing and business development.
In addition to his responsibilities at Rally, Martens serves as a mentor at the Unreasonable Institute and supports entrepreneurship efforts around Colorado.