John Heintz

John Heintz is President and founder of Gist Labs, a management consulting company located in Austin, TX. John consults with executives, managers and teams in numerous industries including: eCommerce, SaaS/hosting, and game studios. John is recognized for his unique ability to blend technical leadership and intuitive organizational management to solve critical business problems. He combines his deep technical skills, mastery of Agile/Lean methods, and insightful leadership to create and implement strategic, innovative solutions. He is also a recognized speaker, published author and international trainer. John is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium’s Agile Project & Product Management Practice and is an Innovation Games™ trained facilitator.  

John’s technical and organizational management skills have helped companies worldwide. John uses the Agile methods he adopted in 1999 to guide his work and has helped many clients, including teams in India, adopt Agile tools, such as scrum and kanban. John has practiced RESTful Service-oriented  architectures since 2004. He also provides technology due diligence and tech debt monetization services for VC and M&A investors. Weaving technology and organizational management together, John successfully delivers vital, useful solutions for his clients. You can reach John via email john at or visit his website:

John is an Innovation Games Trained Facilitator