Our Experts

Hans Meijer
Chris Moore

Over 20 years experience leading federal, state and county projects, over 15 years in quality management, and over five years in complex operations systems management. Expertise includes project management, software quality engineering, and quality auditing, management, engineering and assurance. Developed corporate methodologies based on PMBOK, ANSI/ISO and IEEE/SEI CMM standards. Conducted assessments, collaborated to develop recommendations for improvements and developed strategic and action plans for one of the nation’s largest distributed client/server welfare systems, developed an award-winning quality system; directed a double award-winning quality improvement office; and selected as corporate-wide Director of the Year, team recognized as “Office of the Year.”


Project Management Professional (PMI)®; Microsoft Project Black Belt. Certified Software Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor, Manager of Quality/Organizational Performance Excellence, Quality Engineering (AmSoc for Qual) Judge and senior, lead quality awards examiner and trainer (CA Awards for Perf Exc) Certified Industrial Engineer (manpower staffing and organization, U.S. Air Force) Certified platform instructor (business and technical topics, PMI, ASQ and U.S. Air Force)

Hans Meijer
Hans Meijer

A dynamic, team spirited, and results driven senior Level / Executive Management Professional, Consultant and Project Management Trainer with a 20+ year record of verifiable success in significantly increasing growth, profitability and contributing to shareholder value and earnings.

Project Management Professional (PMP)® with vast experience in projects across different industries.


  • Automobile
  • Banking
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Franchise
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Transportation
  • Wholesale

Project Manager Trainer (English & Spanish)

Functional Experience in Project Management:

  • Initiation, Planning, Monitoring & Controlling and Closing Projects
  • Change Management
  • Complex Tender & Bid Analysis
  • Conflict and Crisis Mgmt.
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Financial Operations
  • Full Project Lifecycle Mgmt.
  • Human Resources
  • Inventory / Material Mgmt.
  • Operations
  • Organization, Prioritization and Time Mgmt.
  • P & L Budgeting and Cost Control
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Proposals and Planning
  • Quality Control and Assurance Standards
  • Strategic and Business Planning Mgmt.

Steve Spearman

Steve Spearman is a founder and Principal at Swift Ascent, LLC. Steve is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and an Agile coach working at the enterprise and team levels. Steve has over 30 years of experience in corporate software development as a software developer, architect, project manager, scrum master and in multiple management positions. His enterprise experience spanned Bell Laboratories, Lucent, Avaya, and Cisco Systems.

Steve has a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Computer Science. His other certifications include: SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), PMI-ACP, PMP, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Certified ScrumMaster.

Julia Manning
Julia Manning

10+ years IT and Project Management Professional® with experience in Fortune 500 organizations. Proven expertise managing large budgets and team size and successfully delivering project deliverables on time within budget and scope.

10+ Years Experienced Educator teaching courses at college level and professional certifications.

Balanced Delivery
With the ability to deliver either as a Program Manager, Scrum Master Project Manager, adds value delivering in either role given her perspective on the unique roles and responsibilities of each team member. She also has the ability to dually fulfil both roles depending on the size and scale of the project.

Committed to Issue Resolution
Issue oriented and exceedingly good at providing concise and insightful updates regarding project initiatives and progress. Emphasizes creation of a risks register and risk mitigation plan for team and executive management to reduce corporate exposure on projects and eliminate opportunity for failure.


Application Development, Infrastructure Upgrades, Database Migration Upgrades, PMO Templates and Guidelines, Continuous Process Improvement from ITIL and Six Sigma perspective, Release Management, Sprint Planning, Team Building, PMO, PMP®

Kim Miller
Kim Miller

11 years Project Management Professional® with division management, management consulting & project experience in finance, manufacturing, wireless, and IT industries.

9 Years Experienced Educator training professional courses & certifications.

Project Management specializing in business initiatives; Sales/Marketing, Delivery & Client Services

projects; Change management and Process Improvement.

Professional Training & Facilitation utilizing Adult Learning Principles

Derrick Walters
Derrick Walters

30 years of industry experience (Maintenance, Management, Engineering, Project Management, Planning and Scheduling, Consulting, and Training)

Sr. Project Management Professional (PMP)® - I've managed several multi-million dollar projects in several companies.

PMP® (Project Management Professional)® ... I am a certified project manager and a certified ITIL professional. Moreover, I have taught PMP®, ACP®, and ITIL certification classes to 1000+ professionals across the Unites States; many of these professionals have gone on to pass the PMP®, ACP®, and ITIL exams.

Manager of Education - with extensive experience in Adult Learning (synchronous-asynchronous), teaching methodologies and strategies, as well as curriculum development, course development, course facilitation, personnel management, Personnel development, and supervision

Tim Jerome
Tim Jerome

Timothy (Tim) Jerome, PMP® MBA, is the PMI Rio Grande Chapter Past President. Tim has held the PMP® credential since 2003, a member of PMI since 2001, and has led and supported projects globally for over 15 years. Areas of expertise include Data Center design, implementation and transition, IT technology transformation, Enterprise PC fleet management, and business decision making within finance, manufacturing, healthcare, and government. As business consultant, Tim has enjoyed collaborating with and supporting decision makers of many Fortune 50s.

Tim has taught Project Management and PMP® Certification Preparation courses for over 10 years, assisting in educating and supporting hundreds of project managers. He hosts topic sessions, seminars, leads Project Management and PMP® preparation courses, and is an active mentor. Tim remains committed to the discipline of project management, and uses any opportunity to extract value from the profession.

Tim has enjoyed many volunteer activities in the Rio Grande Valley, and looks forward to continuing participation in promoting and supporting the goals of Project Management and PMI in the local community.

Mr. Courtney
Mr. Courtney
D. Dumas, PMP®

Computer professional with over 10 years consulting project management experience developing custom computer software for clients in both the private and public sectors. Worked with consulting agencies whose clients included Fortune 500 corporations. I have provided these course both nationally and internationally. I am also very organized, process oriented, with a strong commitment to tasks and to continuous self improvement. In addition to being a certified PMP®, I also hold a graduate degree. My commitment to you and to myself is to act responsibly at all times and make decisions firstly, that are in your best interest and by extension, those of your clients/ students.

Jason Saetrum
Jason Saetrum

Honest, Candid, and Committed to Client Success:

  • Analysis and (Re) Engineering of Business, Process, and Operational Strategies.
  • PMI Certified PMP® - Portfolio, Program, Project Management
  • Consult, Design, Implement, and Train on Business & Technical Solutions
  • Create Custom Business Plans and Executive Presentations
  • All things Call / Contact Centre / Customer Service
  • Trainer : Project Management; PMP®Exam prep; Six Sigma; Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); Microsoft Project and Visio
  • Training formats : Classroom, Online / Virtual, Personal / Private, Customized, Curriculum Development

Kevin D. Lemieux
Kevin D. Lemieux

I am an experienced Project Manager, Trainer, Team Lead, and Information Technology (IT) Professional. With over 25 years of IT Project and Project Management (PM) related experience. I am world traveled and a skilled communicator, interacting effectively and efficiently with individuals, teams, management, users, partners, and people of all levels and/or cultures. I constantly remain active in the areas of project management and professional training in regards to PM and IT. This gives me the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with younger professionals as well as sharpen my skills. I am also proficient in establishment of Information Systems, Technology Structures, Project Management Offices (PMO)s and standard operational procedures (SOP). I master stakeholder management and able to perform technology analysis, and customer assurance functions on technology related projects to solve complex workplace situations; both technical and nontechnical. My goals are to improve within my discipline and to assist younger professionals to do the same through dedication, education and training.

Marie Spark
Marie Spark

Dynamic and energetic trainer and coach, thriving on teaching adult learners complex concepts to improve their professional lives.

I have a passion for helping others find the fun in dry topics, and focusing on the "big picture." My strength as a coach is to help teams help themselves, by working together to get to the heart of even complex processes and finding the tools that get to their "trouble spots." I also enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for process improvement and all things "techie."

More than 12 years of combined technology project management, quality management, and business management experience. Also experience in coordinating/presenting professional development events, public speaking and non-profit board management

Barbara LaViska
Barbara LaViska

Barbara LaViska, PMP®, a Senior Manager and Program Manager Consultant with extensive experience managing enterprise projects for Fortune 500 corporations .

  • 10 yrs experience in Project Management
  • 5 of them teaching PM discipline
  • 20 yrs experience in Information Technology

Mr. Stacy King
Mr. Stacy King

Decorated professional with documented history of leading high performance teams in fast paced dynamic environments through the effective use of project management, change management, quality management, continuous improvement, and standard work tools and techniques. Detailed consultant and subject matter expert in the introduction and implementation of Hoshin Planning as well as Project Management and Project Management Office methodology. Extensive knowledge of identification of industry best practices, organizational bench marking, standard work documentation, continuous improvement initiatives, and quality management execution within a matrix organizational structure guided by ISO-9001 standards. Adept at conducting PMP® Boot Camp Training at private client, public, and virtual sites.

K G Parameswaran
K G Parameswaran (Param)

Possess over 22 years of rich IT experience with expertise in Manufacturing & Retail domain. Have vast experience in providing solutions, managing IT operations, contracts and interacting with key stakeholders and vendor management. A passionate trainer and brings in his work experience examples to substantiate the concepts thereby speaks with conviction and has the ability to weave stories to keep the training sessions interesting and lively. Param is an accomplished trainer- evaluated, assessed & approved with highest proficiency by APMG International, UK. Has customized and delivered many successful programs on ITIL to some big corporate which includes Intel, Societe General, Capgemini, HP, Amadeus, Century Link, Cerner and so on.

Param is Competent Toastmaster from Toastmasters International- a worldwide organization in leadership and communication skills. Have won many accolades in public speaking. He is currently associated with ezCertifications as Practice Head, ITSM Unit.

Mr. Nishant Shukla
Mr. Nishant Shukla

Nishant comes with a strong industry experience of 22+ years ranging from software development to program/portfolio management. He has strong hands-on experience in setting up and managing medium and large size PMO, managing projects in IT & ITES domain, Back-office operations, transition, process transformation, PMO Operations, Service Delivery & SW Application Maintenance. He led various high value programs and led the organizations on ISO and CMMI implementation.

As a practice unit head of PM & BA , he is responsible for the growth of the Project Management and Business Analysis Practice Unit of ezCertifications.

Nishant is PMP® & ITIL certified. He comes with more than 11,000 hrs. of classroom training experience. He has conducted 475+ workshops on PMP® Exam Preparation, PMO & Governance, Project Leadership and PM Tool (MS Project 2003/2007/2010/2013) in past 9+ years and has trained more than 5500 managers and team members across the Globe.

Mrs Swapna Jadhal
Mrs Swapna Jadhal
PMP® , EMBA , B.Eng-Civil , P6 Trainer

Project Manager with 10+ years of rich Construction Industry Experience. Worked in EPC Project, Real estate, Infrastructure and pipelines & Terminals projects. Expertise in Project management, Project controls, Cost controls, Risk management. Previously worked with Top EPC and Construction Companies of India Like Reliance Industries Limited, Worley Parson Engineering Limited, and India bulls Real Estate Pvt ltd. Expert Trainer on Project Management Subjects Including PMP® , Primavera P6 , Risk Management Professional (RMP) responsible for all clients Training on the entire Primavera Suite whilst continuing to build high level relationships with customers, scheduling on site when required. Possesses strong skills on Primavera P6 and PMI Project Methodology.

Training Conducted
  • Conducted Primavera P6 & Project Planning - Cost Control Training for Several Senior Executive from SAUDI ARAMCO, Mohawarean Railway Services Co (MRS), RABYA Landscaping Company.
  • Primavera Trainer for VINSYS IT Training in Jeddah.
  • SAUDI ARAMCO, Saudi Bin Laden, AIC Steel, Alfal United for Construction and Development, Availain Media Channel,
  • UNIDECOR, Prince Sultan Cultural centre Jeddah
Organizational Experiences
  • Project Planning Consultant / Project Management Trainer , Jeddah KSA
  • Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd, Mumbai India
  • Ramky Infrastructure Ltd.
  • Wprletparsons Engineering Pvt.Ltd
  • Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL)

Anthony L. Thompson
Anthony L. Thompson
Independent Corporate Trainer:
  • Instructor for Project Management Professional (PMP) Boot Camp
  • Present Project Management Institute (PMI) Knowledge Areas and Process Groups as detailed in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) during PMP preparation courses.
  • Develop curriculum and employ best practices in instructional methods and technical training to prepare students for the Project Management Professional Certification exam.
  • Instruct Microsoft Project 2010/2013, preparing participants to schedule and manage projects. 
  • Doctorate Business Administration, Argosy University (ABD), ECD 2015
  • MA, Management, Webster University, Mar 01
  • MA, Information Technology Management, Webster University, Mar 01
  • MS, Administration, Central Michigan University (ABT)
  • BS, University Studies, minors in Mathematics and Chemistry, Southern Illinois University, May 87
  • Air Command and Staff College (ACSC), completed 04 Feb 07
  • Squadron Officer’s School (SOS), completed May 94
  • DAU EVM 100 – Earned Value Management
  • AFIT FN 250 – Earned Value Management Systems

David Shostak
David Shostak
Independent Corporate Trainer:

A well-rounded, highly experienced, world class, versatile and dynamic leadership skills who can lead every aspect of a Project and Product Management, Business Development, Marketing and Engineering experience in diversified fields including; Telecomm and Datacom, Avionics & Aerospace Applications, Consumer Electronics, Aerospace and Commercial Semiconductors, Criminal Justice and Public Safety.

  • Strong experience in developing products, business development to market and build strong customer relationships and construct cross-functional matrix successful strong teams. I have a strong sense on how to get tasks completed on time with strong hands-on team involvement. Professional communicator, Risk mitigator, Knows business process development. Needs little direction.
  • Strong Technical expertise: Hardware, Software and Database Integration & Test, Product Engineering, Mechanical Design, RF & Wireless Design, Telecom, Datacom, Semiconductor Design and Fabrication of Products, Quality and Reliability from product conception through first customer ship, sustaining and end of life, Advanced Technology Applications, Advanced Digital Communications.
  • Project/Product Management
  • Effective Communicator, Advanced Toastmaster
  • Team Builder, Organizer & Developer
  • New Business Development
  • Software, Hardware, System Design & Development
  • Technical Sales & Marketing
  • Strategic & Tactical Planner, Agile
  • System Engineer
  • Customer Development & Relationships
  • Negotiations & Contracts
  • International Travel and Experience – Asia, Europe, SA
  • Structure and Organization

Hans deVries
Hans deVries

Experienced Sr. (Agile) Project Manager / Program Manager / Scrum Master) with proven success utilizing Project Management methodologies (Waterfall, Scrum and Kanban) to develop and implement large IT Programs.

Knowledgeable Project Management Instructor (PMP and Agile (Scrum) classes) in the USA, Canada, Africa, South America and Europe.

Norma Ribich
Norma Ribich

Goals - to connect with individuals who have an interest in Project Management and a need for training both internal and external.

Knowledgeable in full life cycle development processes.

  • Strong business analysis, requirements/scope definition, and gap analysis experience.
  • Proficient in test case preparation and workflows for UAT.

PMP Certification Training, Medical Management

Ram Tripathi
Ram Tripathi
PhD, PMP®; SAP Certified BOCP

"Excellence comes as a result of the Marriage between Science and IT...!"

US Citizen; Active Security Clearance (TS) in hand.

Currently managing to deliver VIP on a multi-million dollar Federal Govt. SAP BO project (Agency: DoD,DLA).

Combination of scientific research, healthcare & IT real world experience enables me to understand & comprehend the languages of the Scientists and of the Computer Professionals & Business Customers. Senior Product / Project Manager & IS Specialist experienced in leading teams in product strategies, licensing negotiations, maintenance and software engineering:

  • Leading Proposal Devel./Writing, Capture Management and Winning Strategies of RFPs.
  • HealthCare IT products management.
  • e-Rx Products management in Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, EMR / EHR, CROs, Hospitals and Pharmacies.
  • Early Drug-Discovery Applications Portfolio management.
  • Leadership of development, integration testing and software engineering teams covering the entire project / product lifecycle.
  • Experienced in contributing and influencing cross-functional domains of R&D IS.
  • Technical expertise in Drug-Discovery, utilities and Beer manufacturing systems.
  • Strong business acumen coupled with the technical skills of a scientist / professional & strong work ethics.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 2010 suite and MS Project.
  • MS SharePoint 2010 training.
  • Education includes BS, MS & PhD degrees in Biophysics / Biochemistry and Computational Biology.
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
  • Conducted (currently conducting, and to continue conducting in future too) PMP Exam preparations & Project Management Best Practices Boot Camps, and Training Classes.
  • Project Management Software(s).
  • Business Analyst & Application Specialist.
  • Vendor Relationship management.

Tyrone Butler
Tyrone Butler

Senior level executive with over 14 years of experience in Operations, Manufacturing, Software, Technical services and IT industry experience. Assist business leaders in identifying and driving the focused change efforts needed to meet and exceed customer satisfaction goals, over achieve profit margin expectations of > $20M and stimulate business growth. Achieving " Customer Delight " while minimizing operational cost is one of many key measurements of success.


Global Quality Improvement Implementation ( Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Japan )

  • Manufacturing Process Engineering
  • Lean Methods implementation
  • Certified Master Black Belt / Instructor
  • Health Care Services
  • Legal Transactional Services
  • Call Centers
  • Financial Services
  • Computer Assembly.
  • Certified ITIL Practitioner / Instructor
  • Certified in Office and Manufacturing Ergonomics
  • Avionic System Engineering