As one of the world’s foremost innovators, practitioners/consultants, lecturers, educators and trainers serving the Enterprise Architecture (EA) industry, Dr. Steve Else has been a sought-after authority within the global business transformation community for nearly two decades.
Dr. Else is the CEO of EA Principals, Inc. and Adjunct Professor for Enterprise Architecture at the University of Denver.
He received an M.A. from Indiana University after his B.S. from the U.S. Air Force Academy. Else then earned both an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Denver. His doctoral dissertation was on Organization Theory and the Transformation of Large, Complex Organizations.
Offering a wealth of practical and academic experience to his EA, Open FAIR, TOGAF 9, and ArchiMate 2 Certification Training, (certified in the latter three, with individual training of 4,000+ professionals), Dr. Else is also a Certified Enterprise and Solutions Architect (BCS Professional Certifications), a Project Management Professional (PMP) and an FEAC Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA).
His clients have included the United Nations; national governments in the U.S., U.A.E., Oman, and Portugal; and U.S. State governments in Pennsylvania, California, Colorado and Virginia; as well as such top tier corporations such as GE, HP, Oracle, IBM, American Express, Pfizer, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, BB&T, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Cap Gemini, Cisco, Harley-Davidson, MasterCard, Nokia, Siemens, Boeing, Fannie Mae, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Else has educated and trained over 5,000 professionals over the past 10 years globally. He is also author of the book Organization Theory and Transformation of Large, Complex Organizations.