Board of Directors
Joel Ohringer, CBAP, President
Joel is a Senior Business Analyst and Project Manager with over 20 years of experience. This includes performing analysis work on digital transformation initiatives, managing process automation for an international software company, modeling UX/UI design, and acting as Business Analyst for IT projects for an international law firm. He has served on the Board as VP of Professional Development. He has been involved with IIBA since 2011.
Varsha Khanna, VP Finance
Varsha has many years of work experience in the financial services industry, with deep expertise in financial analysis and managing complex projects. She holds a Masters degree in Finance and Public Affairs. She has worked ground up on building successful startup projects: global multi-million dollar outsourcing project with a big corporation and a virtual (offsite) client accounting business for a nonprofit. She enjoys helping people make sense of their data and make informed decisions.
Jordan Levine, Board Secretary
Eric Schwager, VP of Sponsorship
Eric is a Business Analyst and Project Manager with nearly 20 years of experience. After his undergraduate years, Eric started working in the federal government with an interest in technology policy, but then went and got an MBA and found himself working for Cisco Systems at the very tail end of the good ol' days. Since then, Eric has filled a variety of Business Analysis, project management and program management roles both in Seattle and in the Bay Area. In the past several years, Eric has had a chance to roll around in Scrum Master and Product Owner roles, too, and is excited about using Agile methodologies to help client cut through the noise to focus on what matters most and deliver high value software solutions. As VP of Sponsorship, Eric looks forward to building awareness of the IIBA among local companies and creating opportunities for both the IIBA and local companies to support each other.
April Sun, VP of Professional Development
I am currently working as a Lead Business Analyst in the Product Business Unit at Boston Consulting Group. I have 13 years of professional work experience with job roles as a Business Consultant, Program/Project Manager, Business Architect and Business Analyst in IT service and software industry and management consulting fields. Developing business driven IT solutions in the path of enterprise digital transformation is always my passion and this gives me deep appreciation on the importance of business analysis capabilities.
Lauren Ambrose, VP Membership
Lauren is a management consultant with nearly 20 years of experience. Throughout her career, she has provided business analysis, project management, and knowledge management expertise to clients within the intelligence and defense communities and, more recently, state and local government agencies. Lauren realized the value of a Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP®) qualification back in the 2000s and earned it while founding a business analysis community of practice within a global consulting firm. She recently re-certified as a CBAP v3 and wished she had kept up with those recertification requirements the last time. As the VP of Membership, Lauren looks forward to growing the business analyst community, increasing recognition of the business analysis field, and connecting with like-minded professionals in her new(ish) home here in Seattle.