Chris Li is Founder and CEO of SparkPlug Agility LLC and a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) with the Scrum Alliance. Based on the US eastcoast Chris specializes in agile training and coaching. He was the first trainer in North America certified by Scrum Alliance as a “Path to CSP” educator to teach both the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) and Certified Scrum Professional – ScrumMaster (CSP-SM) courses.
His background includes being a Microsoft developer and database administrator. Furthermore he worked with the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security which gives him a unique perspective into organizational change and technical delivery.
His main focus lies in the personal and professional growth of his Participants in a technical environment. Chris frequently speaks at major agile conferences and supports initiatives of the world’s major agile organizations. In July 2020, he was a speaker at the Agile Academy's agile100 conference event whilt talking about: "Teamwork".
In his spare time, Chris enjoys a wide range of interests. He's an auto enthusiast, music lover, trumpet player, a closet foodie, a poker player, and a sports fan. He is also a former video game competitor who now works to help organize competitive fighting game events.