About Us


Our vision is to make Synergistic Agility the company of choice for training, while eliminating the information age skills gap.


Our mission is to inspire, teach, motivate, and encourage people and organizations to believe and achieve their limitless potential by training Agile IT and Agile Non-IT methodologies, and integrating synergies when combining both approaches.


Agile Product and Solution Management
Leading SAFe
SAFe for Government
Scrum Master
Advance Scrum Master
Lean Portfolio Management
Carl Benbow
Founder, SAFe Program Consultant

Carl Benbow is a SAFe Program Consultant and the Chief Executive Officer at Synergistic Agility. He has a proven track record of leadership expertise in improving operational efficiency for large-scale initiatives, both in private and government sectors. Carl oversees an organization that provides certification training for large and small organizations assisting in Scaled Agile transformations, increased productivity, and greater market penetration.

Carl has a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Norwich University and bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Stonehill College. He is also a Scaled Agile Program Consultant, Agile Certified Practitioner, Project Management Professional, Earned Value Management Professional, and holds a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification.

Sahim Zaid
Marketing Director

Sahim Zaid is an accomplished business analyst with a background in User Interface Design & Marketing Communications. He has a career that spans more than 15 years, delivering expertise in consulting with competitive insight, analysis, and digital platforms for a B2B & B2C markets.

Sahim holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Salem State University. He is responsible for helping to build brand awareness and strategic business development efforts at Synergistic Agility. As an acknowledged industry expert, he is credited for producing executive-level presentations, web site developments, digital marketing, and overseeing the roll-out of corporate branding controls for established and start-up companies.

Shabir Mustehsan
Agile Coach

Shabir understands the corporate agility challenges after having worked in the traditional waterfall management processes. He comes with hands-on agile experience under a variety of industries, including insurance, financial services, banking technology & medical devices. Having successfully led large scale agile transformations, Shabir understands the team, program & leadership challenges across every organization and looks to impart his experiences to those seeking to learn about agility as a business imperative.

Shabir resides in Buffalo, NY, and is currently involved in mentoring junior professionals, business owners, and students from all walks of life. He serves as a program consultant on behalf of Scaled Agile, Inc and partners at a large leadership development group in North America.


  • When going into a classroom many concerns come to mind; will the teacher be interactive, will the content prepare me for the test, is the teacher passionate on the subject, etc. Carl puts all those questions to rest with his intuitive and zealous approach to teaching. His knowledge on the subject has paved the way for a 100% pass rate for our class of over 15 students. As a student, I would highly recommend Carl for anyone who has a desire to learn SAFe and apply it to their work.

    Michael Whittington
    Program Support Specialist
  • Without previous experience in SAFe courses, I was apprehensive of the difficulty and detail involved. My apprehension and anxiety subsided with Carl’s detailed explanations and vibrant energy. He was passionate about the material, and that passion was contagious. He did a phenomenal job teaching the core values of SAFe, and I felt abundantly prepared during the certification exam. I highly recommend the course and instructor for any person looking to improve their logical planning tactics and hone their managerial skills.

    Ava Omidvar
  • Taking the SAFe training led by Carl Benbow was hands-on and informative. As my team prepares to engage more in depth within an agile centered environment, the Leading Safe 4.5 training course provided more than enough information to increase the value of services that my company currently offers to our clients.

    Anna Thompson
    Agile Customer