Margaret Burd

Margaret Burd

Magpie, Inc.
Founder, President, & CEO

Background

Margaret is a recognized leader in building and growing organizations that are constantly improving, acquiring skills, and implementing new and best-in-class development practices. She was previously director of engineering at Lucent Technologies, leading mobile internet and other telecommunications applications development. Margaret has over 15 years of experience in software development at Bell Laboratories, first as a developer and project manager, followed by three years as a technical manager and three years as director. She was responsible for managing customer contracts and relationships while running an organization with an $18M annual budget, up to 100 people at multiple (including international) sites, and as many as 10 simultaneous projects. She has a master's degree in computer science from the University of Kansas and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Southwest Missouri State University. She holds two patents.