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CEO and Principal Consultant

I founded Ardigent Consulting to give myself and others the opportunity for the full expression of a shared passion for building better software solutions.
Better software is easy to say, hard to define, even harder to achieve, but so easy to spot when it is not there. It is a product of making the right technological choices, having the right people for the job, and putting them all in an environment where they can reach their full potential.
I am passionate about helping organizations envision and transform their practices so that they can build better software solutions that delight the end-users, improve the bottom line, and give the development team a sense of pride and fulfillment.


Ms. Bella Trenkova is an experienced IT Executive and Management Consultant focusing on Lean and Agile practices, DevSecOps craftsmanship, and Program Delivery excellence.


​​Her overall career spans 25+ years, holding roles in project and program management, DevOps leadership, software delivery, product definition, release management, operations support, and Agile Coaching.

​Bella is honored to have worked with Fortune 500, Global 1000 companies, and major Federal agencies, contributing to projects with national impact such as Fannie Mae Restatement, Common Securitization Solutions (CSS) greenfield build, e-Verify modernization, and IDENT biometrics upgrade.

​In her last corporate role as a VP of Development Programs at VariQ, Bella consolidated several disparate programs into a cohesive Agile Software Development practice. She built new company capabilities for Scaled Agile, Cloud, and DevOps, and created the corporate Innovation Lab and Training Pipeline. Other prior roles included Agile Program Manager at CSS, IT Project Manager at Fannie Mae, Production Support Manager at Fannie Mae, and Requirements Manager at Freddie Mac.

​At present, Bella is balancing her passion for Enterprise Coaching and Agile/DevSecOps Transformation Leadership with her vision to grow Ardigent Consulting as a premier service consultancy.


Bella is a certified Enterprise and Team Agile Coach, with supporting certification in AWS Solutions Architecture and Machine Learning, and Project and Program Management.


​​Bella is an avid blogger, presenter, and panelist speaking on topics of Women Advocacy and Empowerment, Agility, DevSecOps Culture, and Leadership, Agile Transformation, and Adoption. She was selected to be one of the 76 early reviewers of the PMBOK 7th edition. 


​Ms. Trenkova is a volunteer and mentor at Women in Technology (WiT) and Girls in Technology (GiT), and a passionate fundraiser for Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

Eduation and Certifications

  • Sofia Technical University – Sofia, Bulgaria Ÿ Master’s in Computer Engineering

  • ICP – ENT (IC Agile Enterprise Coach)

  • ICP – CAT (IC Agile Coaching Agile Transformations)

  • ICP-ACC (IC Agile Certified Coach)

  • ICP-ATF (IC Agile Team Facilitator)

  • SAFe Program Consultant v.6 Ÿ

  • SAFe Lean Portfolio Management Ÿ

  • SAFe Product Owner / Product Manager Ÿ

  • Prosci Certified Change Practitioner Ÿ

  • Program Management Professional (PgMP) Ÿ

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Ÿ

  • Project Management Professional

  • Agile Certified Professional (PMP-ACP) Ÿ

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Ÿ

  • ITIL Foundations v.4

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