Chad Wathington, Managing Director
Chad ensures that ThoughtWorks Studios designs, builds, and delivers pioneering software development tools. Throughout his career, he has played many roles on software teams, from project and product management to QA and design. This experience drives his passion for great tools that help teams reach their goals.
Chad joined ThoughtWorks in 2004, after a stint in strategic consulting at the Boston Consulting Group. Two years later, he co-founded the Studios division. Chad received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University with a foreign language citation in Japanese.
David Rice, Managing Director
David drives the ThoughtWorks Studios team to build tools that are loved by our customers. He believes all customer interactions should be simple, timely, and transparent.
David has been with ThoughtWorks since 1996, leading teams in the development of software of all shapes and sizes. He co-founded the Studios division of ThoughtWorks in 2006. David has an A.B. degree from Brown University.
Vidya Laxman, VP, Global Head of Operations
Vidya has over 15 years of professional experience spanning multiple industries - technology, banking and public sector. Her past roles have given her a rich and diverse mix of business development, strategic planning, project management and operational excellence in a global delivery model.
Prior to ThoughtWorks, Vidya spent 3 years at SunGard , as the Director & Head for the Public Sector in India, including the Local Govt, UK and K-12 market segments. She has demonstrated the ability to architect and operationalize initiatives. Before that, Vidya spent 12 years in the United States working for various software product companies (large and start-ups). Specific accomplishments include high performing, cross-functional, culturally diverse teams spread over 3 continents.
Vidya holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer engineering from RVCE, Bangalore, and is pursuing a Masters in Computer Science Engineering from Boston University.
Adrian Jones, VP of Sales, Global
Adrian has responsibility for global sales, and delivering value to ThoughtWorks Studios customers. Having worked with customers in various industries, including financial services, telecommunications, technology, manufacturing, utilities, and government, Adrian contributes 25 years of enterprise software sales experience to ThoughtWorks Studios.
Prior to ThoughtWorks, Adrian had a successful sales track record at IBM, Oracle and database management specialist software vendors. He also worked in software development, and is experienced in approaches from the early structured methodologies to today’s mature Agile approaches. Adrian has a bachelor’s degree in German and Economics.
Adam Monago, VP of Marketing
Adam is responsible for ThoughtWorks Studios Marketing. He was an active contributor to the development of the Mingle Agile Project Management solution and the ThoughtWorks Agile Training offering and actively contributes to enabling customer success within the ThoughtWorks Studios ecosystem.
Since 1996, Adam has been a champion for customer experience in both product and service design, having served in a wide range of roles in product development, consulting and management. Prior to joining ThoughtWorks, Adam held positions with Computer Sciences Corporation, Citigroup and Prentice Hall. Adam holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University, and an M.S. in Information Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology. His
main interests include playing music, yoga, gardening and enjoying life in Northern California with his family