Hey there! We're the folks behind Retrium.

And we're kind of obsessed with getting retrospectives just right.

Our story

At Retrium, we are motivated by a desire to unleash the power of retrospectives for distributed teams. That's because we believe that retrospectives are the key to high-performing agile teams. Yet many distributed teams fail to run retrospectives. Why is that?

That's the question we asked ourselves in the fall of 2014. And after doing just a bit of research, it was easy to find the answer. It wasn't that distributed teams didn't want to run retrospectives -- they did. It was that there simply weren't any high-quality tools that enabled them to run retrospectives effectively.

As agilists and members of the scrum community, that didn't make much sense to us. Whether collocated or distributed, all teams deserve the opportunity to continuously improve. We're here because we are true believers in the power of retrospectives to do just that.

Retrium -- Agile retrospectives made easy.


Our Core Values

More than how we work, this is who we are.
Level Up

Continuously improve upon everything you do. Tomorrow is better than today. Focus on leveling up yourself, your team, the product, our company, and our industry.

Bias for Action

Think first, but know when to act. And when you're not sure what to do, experiment freely. Analysis only gets you so far. Failures don't exist, only opportunities to learn.

Default to Autonomy

As a company, we have a mission. As a Retrimaniac, you are empowered to decide how to accomplish it. Take ownership and responsibility.

Focus on Quality

Whatever you do, do it with pride. Quality isn't a tax, it's a reflection of our craftmanship.

Listen. Learn. Teach.

All of us have more to learn. Listen to your fellow Retrimaniacs. Learn from them. But share your wisdom freely when there's something to be taught.

Be Your Amazing Self

Operate with integrity, empathy, and humility. Cultivate trust and respect. Enjoy what you do. Have fun. Be passionate. And by doing these things, be yourself.

Retrium's Leadership Team

David Horowitz
Co-founder & CEO
Previously an agile coach at an international bank, David experienced the difficulty of running effective retrospectives at large companies first hand. He has a Masters in Technology Management from the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School of Business, as well as Computer Science and Economics degrees from the University of Maryland. He is married to his college sweetheart and is the father of three little ones!
Ryan Detweiler
Co-founder & CTO
Having coded in many different capacities for nearly a decade, Ryan fancies himself a jack-of-all-trades developer. An avid backpacker, craft beer aficionado, and lover of good coffee, Ryan lives, plays, and works in Washington, D.C.
Chris Hefley
Chief Revenue Officer
A software developer turned entrepreneur, Chris co-founded LeanKit, the leader in enterprise Lean/Kanban tooling, in 2009 and was the CEO there until 2016.  Chris joined the Retrium team full-time as CRO in April 2017. Chris is passionate about systems thinking, continuous improvement, and respect for people in the workplace.  He’s also into Dr. Who, adventure sports, traveling, and meditation.  Chris lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Kelly, daughter Cecilia, three dogs and three cats.  
Niki Kohari
Chief Operating Officer
An executive coach and serial entrepreneur, Niki's mission in life is to help people work better together. She has a background in I/O psychology, previously co-founded two companies in the project management space, and had roles in organizational development and business operations. She currently lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband and two chihuahuas.

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