Scott Richardson - Agile DC Executive Summit

Scott Richardson

Chief Data Officer at Fannie Mae


Scott Richardson has been an active agile practitioner and leader since 2004.  He has led agile transformations at team, department, division, and enterprise scale, working with hundreds of teams and leaders of all levels.  Scott helps organizations implement the full range of agile practices including team level practices, scaled agile, DevOps, management in an agile organization, agile enterprise shared services, and enterprise-scale agile culture transformations.  Mr. Richardson has also served as a speaker and keynote at many agile conferences.  These days Scott’s agile interests focus on next-generation organization development and Teal organization practices.

Mr. Richardson currently serves as Fannie Mae’s Chief Data Officer and Head of Corporate Technology, reporting to the Enterprise CIO.  Richardson leads all Enterprise Data functions for the firm including Governance & Operations, Data Management, Data Delivery, and Business Intelligence. He also leads technology for the firm’s corporate functions including Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance, HR, Finance, Procurement, Communications & Marketing, Legal, and others.  Mr. Richardson also serves as an executive champion for the firm’s Agile transformation and as a leader for enterprise innovation.

Prior to joining Fannie Mae in November 2014, Richardson was Vice President of Retail and Direct Technology at Capital One, where he managed technology for retail consumer and small business banking with end-to-end responsibility for new deposit product development, lending infrastructure, and merchant technology.  Prior to joining Capital One, Richardson founded and led two IT consulting firms specializing in financial systems software and data development.  Before that, he was an IT consultant and manager with Price Waterhouse, performing and leading financial management system implementations in the United States and in more than 20 countries abroad.

Mr. Richardson has a bachelor of arts in economics from Bucknell University, a master of science in engineering management (systems engineering) from The George Washington University, an Executive Master’s Certificate in banking from Louisiana State University, and he has attended Stanford University’s Design Thinking Executive Bootcamp (

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