John Ruppel, DevSecOps Leader and Developer in Wake Forest, NC, United States
John Ruppel

DevSecOps Leader and Developer in Wake Forest, NC, United States

Member since May 5, 2021
John transforms ideas into reality for the world's leading individuals, organizations, and governments. With 20+ years of leadership experience, his expertise includes DevOps and DevSecOps, digital and business transformations, CI/CD, Agile, global disruptive technology development programs, mission-critical business initiatives, and government programs and operations. John has a consistent track record of delivering results by leading transformations, improving culture, and growing people.
John is now available for hire



  • New Products & Services 20 years
  • Technical Program Management 20 years
  • Agile 20 years
  • DevOps 20 years
  • Customer Experience 20 years
  • Business Transformation 20 years
  • Digital Transformation 20 years
  • Transformational Leadership 20 years


Wake Forest, NC, United States



Preferred Environment

Agile, DevOps, DevSecOps, C++

The most amazing...

...experience has been leading transformations for the world's leading organizations, including industry change initiatives influencing our future.


  • DASA US Ambassador of DevOps

    2016 - PRESENT
    DevOps Agile Skills Association
    • Progressed toward authoring DASA DevOps, Agile, and leadership standards; creating and delivering certificate programs and training; and applying the standards to customers' real-world operations to achieve results.
    • Launched and continue leading a collaboration with DASA leaders in Canada and Latin America to organize a common forum to help organizations learn, understand, and apply the new DASA standards to achieve real-time results.
    • Hand-picked a team to bring these DevOps standards to North America.
    Technologies: DevOps, Agile, Lean Six Sigma, Business Process Improvement (BPI), Program Management, Technical Program Management
  • Transformation Leader | Consultant

    2010 - PRESENT
    TYIIR Institute, LLC
    • Led and continue to lead transformations for leading global organizations, Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and individuals. Well-known clients include Cisco, Pearson, and Buhler.
    • Trained, mentored, consulted, facilitated, and provide leadership for mission-critical, high-profile business initiatives to transform culture, mindset, people, process, and tools for successful overall transformations.
    • Collaborated with C-Level executives and hands-on with resources down in the trenches to provide transparency, alignment, and understanding so that everyone was on the same page, working together to make the shared vision a reality.
    Technologies: Transformational Leadership, Program Management, Technical Program Management, Digital Transformation, Business Transformation, Business Process Improvement (BPI)
  • Transformation Leader | Change Agent | Program Manager

    1998 - 2017
    • Served as the transformation lead or on a team of transformation leaders to lead digital and other transformations for many world-leading organizations and governments.
    • Owned delivery of all aspects of transformations related to culture change; evolving mindsets; transitioning and growing people; and modernizing processes, tools, and technologies—all to compete and beat the competition.
    • Led transformations for AWS (MIS service, aka Sentinel); Philips (global enterprise migration to the cloud and operationalization of HSDP platform); and CSC (modernized the global vBlock infrastructure and led transformations for global clients).
    • Consulted with additional clients: New Age Systems (created GIS service offerings); SPAWAR now NAVWAR (program overhaul for the fleet system that became the standard for 10 years); and Netegrity now CA (SiteMinder, the world's leading SSO solution).
    • Defined the strategy, gathered requirements, and led the development, rollout, and integration of 100+ products and services, several of which were industry-leading and breakthrough technologies and services.
    Technologies: Leadership, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Development, Implementation, Testing, Quality Assurance (QA), Governance, Operational Readiness, Requirements Gathering, Customer Experience, Management, Auditing, Program Management, Technical Program Management, Digital Transformation, Transformational Leadership, New Products & Services, Product Development, Service Development, New Products, Web Services, Business Transformation, Business Process Improvement (BPI)


  • Digital and Other Transformations

    I have led and continue to lead digital and other transformations for several world-leading organizations, including Bank of America, Nissan North America HQ, General Dynamics, and Discover.

    Consulting engagements have included all aspects from ideation through implementation, migration, support, and operationalization, and using a wide variety of tools and technologies, including legacy, for migrating onto various cloud vendors.

    I have delivered infrastructures, security frameworks, and data transfers for thousands of applications and servers under a variety of situations; reduced operating costs; increased agility and flexibility; modernized operations to take advantage of new methods; and improved security.

  • Digital Services

    Defined the strategy; gathered requirements; aligned with customers; and developed the culture, mindset, people, processes, and tools. This has evolved into a key initiative for this world-leading organization for 2021.

  • World Class Service Development

    Served on the leadership team of a joint effort between AWS and Phillips to define and bring to market the AWS MIS service, code named Sentinel. I played a key role in all aspects of leading and participating in initial ideation through development, rollout, and support to make the service operational. I also focused on defining, training, and working with the internal development teams to understand and adopt Agile and DevOps methods.

  • Divisional Transformations for a Top-5 Global Aerospace Company

    Served on the leadership team that spearheaded a digital transformation for one of our nation's leading aerospace companies. I played a key role in transforming the culture, mindset, people, processes, and tools for all aspects of transforming three of six company divisions for the company. I was instrumental in securing the follow-on contract for transforming the remaining three divisions.


  • Paradigms

    DevOps, Agile, Management, DevSecOps, Testing
  • Industry Expertise

    Project Management
  • Other

    Transformational Leadership, Business Process Improvement (BPI), Leadership, Requirements Gathering, Customer Experience, Program Management, Technical Program Management, New Products, New Products & Services, Digital Transformation, Business Transformation, Service Development, Business Administration, Software Development, Lean Six Sigma, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Development, Quality Assurance (QA), Operational Readiness, Auditing, Business Development, Product Development, Implementation, Governance, AWS DevOps, Web Services
  • Languages

    C++, HTML


  • MBA in Business Administration
    2007 - 2009
    University of Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    1994 - 1996
    National University - San Diego, CA, USA


  • DASA DevOps Coach
    APRIL 2020 - PRESENT
    DevOps Skills Association (DASA)
  • DASA DevOps Fundamentals
    DevOps Skills Association (DASA)
  • PMP
    AUGUST 2018 - JULY 2021

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