Who's Who of Top Executives

John T. Gholson Jr.

Title: Enterprise Agilest
Company: Virgarien Consulting Group LLC
Location: Kingwood, Texas, United States

John T. Gholson Jr., enterprise agilest at Virgarien Consulting Group LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in consulting services.

With over 20 years of experience in project management and consulting services, Mr. Gholson stands out as a distinguished leader in his field. Currently, he excels as the principal consultant at Improving, a role he has held since 2022, and also as the chief executive officer of Virgarien Consulting Group LLC since 2014. In these capacities, he leads transformative projects, coaching Fortune 500 company leaders in adopting new methodologies, particularly in the scaled agile framework. His expertise includes assessing team processes and fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.

Previously, Mr. Gholson served as the senior director of agility and agile practice leader at CirrusLabs until 2022, where he spearheaded the development of agile methodologies across various teams. Concurrently, he held the position of senior agile coach at Matrix until 2020, where his leadership significantly enhanced project execution and delivery capabilities. His career trajectory also includes significant roles as senior operations manager at Crane Capital and multiple leadership positions at TechnipFMC, TEKsystems Inc., and PROS, where he was noted for his strategic oversight and ability to drive operational excellence.

Mr. Gholson began his professional journey at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in 2011 as a product owner, program manager, and senior project manager. He quickly established a reputation for his robust project management skills and agile coaching abilities. His foundational experiences in information technology and project management were further shaped at companies like Wurzburg, ServiceMaster, Xerox, and SBC, where he developed and led high-stakes projects.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy and United States Naval Reserve from 1983 to 2006, Mr. Gholson specialized in anti-submarine warfare and deep-sea rescue operations. His military service endowed him with a disciplined approach and leadership qualities that have greatly influenced his civilian career.

Mr. Gholson augmented his practical skills with a Bachelor of Arts in computer science from The University of Memphis in 2011. His commitment to professional growth is evidenced by his numerous certifications, including being a certified SAFe 5 program consultant and project management professional from the Project Management Institute Inc.

Beyond his professional life, Mr. Gholson is deeply involved in community service. He has been a second tenor with the Lake Houston Musical Arts Society since 2018, actively volunteers with the Children’s Cancer Research Fund, and is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Among his numerous accomplishments and affiliations, Mr. Gholson credits his significant success to his supportive wife, Jenny. A fellow professional, she has been his steadfast partner in all endeavors. Looking ahead, he plans to continue his impactful work across various industries. Additionally, he aims to retire in his late 60s while also enjoying his passions for sailing and playing music with his band, 51proof.

Mr. Gholson’s journey reflects a dedicated and versatile career marked by leadership, innovation, and a profound commitment to service. His work has not only influenced high-stakes industries but has also made lasting contributions to national security and corporate efficiency. His visionary approach and adaptive strategies ensure he remains a pivotal figure in the consulting services industry.

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