We’ve chosen the best of the best to lead you in your training. With their years’ of experience in the industry, they have all the tips, tricks, and expert advice you will need to excel.
Andy Crowe is the CEO and founder of Velociteach, as well as the author of Alpha Project Managers: What the Top 2% Know that Everyone Else Does Not, and the most recently published PMI-ACP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try. His textbook The PMP® Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try is the top-selling textbook worldwide to prepare for the PMP exam.Read more
In 2004, Andy served on the Project Management Institute’s team for the 3rd edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)® and the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3). Andy’s vision for Velociteach led to the creation of InSite, our premiere e-learning portal which is now used by Project Managers on six continents and his licensed training tools are being used in over thirty countries across the globe.
Favorite Quote: “All models are wrong, but some are useful.”
Bill Yates is the Executive Vice President of Velociteach. His organization is responsible for the development and delivery of both online and live classes, and for the development of customized PM training materials as well. He is one if the key architects of InSite, Velociteach’s revolutionary e-learning system.
Bill holds the Project Management Professional, Program Management Professional, and Agile Certified Practitioner credentials from the Project Management Institute.
In 2011, Bill was asked to join the Advisory Group for the PMI Registered Education Provider program. This group of eight advisors represents over 1,500 R.E.P.s, using their professional knowledge and expertise to counsel and guide PMI’s R.E.P. program administration. Current members of this volunteer MAG include representatives from the Netherlands, India, China, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Brazil, the UAE, and the USA.
Favorite Quote: “Craft is what we’re expected to know; art is the unexpected use of our craft.”
Louis Alderman manages the instructional design team at Velociteach, responsible for curriculum development of Velociteach’s live class offerings as well as the development of courses delivered on InSite, Velociteach’s proprietary eLearning facility.Read more
He is a Project Management Professional, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston. Louis came to Velociteach after retiring with almost 29 years of experience at Hewlett Packard Company. Originally a member of HP’s Computer Systems field hardware support force, he developed and delivered training courses to increase troubleshooting productivity. He experienced successful tours of duty in HP technical computer sales as well as the computer peripheral OEM marketplace, where he was instrumental in the development and management of a peripheral distribution program for HP’s regional and national distributors.
Louis holds certifications from the Scrum Alliance as a Certified Scrum Master and from Project Management Institute as an Agile Certified Practitioner.
Favorite Quote: “If you aim at nothing, you’ll probably hit it!”
Neal Whitten is a popular speaker, trainer, consultant, mentor and best-selling author in the areas of leadership and soft skills, project management and employee development. He has over 35 years of front-line leadership, project management and human resource experience.Read more
He has authored seven books and written over 150 articles for professional magazines and had been a contributing editor of PMI’s PM Network® magazine for over 15 years.
In his 23 years at IBM, Neal held both project leader and management positions. He managed the development of numerous software products, including operating systems, business and telecommunications applications, and special-purpose programs and tools. For three years, he also managed and was responsible for providing independent assessments on dozens of projects for an Assurance group. Neal is president of The Neal Whitten Group, created shortly after leaving IBM in 1993.
Favorite Quote: “Make careful decisions. Your day, month and life end predominantly based on the decisions you make day-to-day.”
Bob Mahler brings over 20 years of project management experience to his dual Velociteach roles as Director of Business Development and Instructor. Mahler teaches Velociteach’s live as well as virtual courses, including PMP® exam preparation, in both private business and public class settings.Read more
His project management roles began as “military operations” while in the U. S. Army. Bob became a communications expert as a Green Beret, fulfilling many roles during training and combat missions in Egypt, Kenya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. After 12 years of service, he left the military in 1998 as a service-connected disabled veteran.
Bob’s technical skills led him to Nextel, Nextel Partners, and Sprint-Nextel in a variety of roles. While in the telecommunications field, he managed a range of infrastructure projects for regional markets as well as strategic national projects including disaster recovery projects in support of hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. Bob also supported responses to California wild fires, the Virginia Tech shooting, and a wide range of federal law enforcement training needs. He has also managed and supported project teams for the Department of Homeland Security.
Bob holds a B.A. in Organizational Leadership from Wheeling Jesuit University, and an M.B.A. in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.
Favorite Quote: “There can be no achievement without pain.”
Harold Samson brings to Velociteach more than 25 years’ experience in Application Systems Development, 20 of these involved in all aspects of Project Management. As Senior Principal and co-founder of C.W. Costello and Associates, a national provider of business systems consulting services to Fortune 500 companies, Harold gained hands-on experience managing project teams in all phases of the system development life cycle within many different industries, including telecom, insurance, banking, manufacturing, public utilities, retail, publishing, and government.Read more
Harold has been an active investor for almost 30 years, and as an entrepreneur has provided venture capital and leadership skills to three different start-up companies.
Harold graduated with honors from the University of Florida, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Science. He also holds a master’s degree in Economics from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Harold and his wife live just outside Orlando, Florida.
Favorite Quote: “There are no contradictions in life. If you feel like you’re faced with what appears to be a contradiction, then re-examine all of your premises – you’ll find that at least one of them is wrong.”
Margo Love has been managing projects and project managers in information technology for the life insurance and utility industries for over 25 years. She says, “Project management is my favorite process, project managers are my favorite people, and there is not much I’d rather do than talk with project managers about project management!”Read more
Ruth Middleton House specializes in troubleshooting high risk, high visibility, high conflict projects from small business ventures to multi-billion dollar partnerships and joint ventures. She is author of It’s Time to Change the Way You Change and The Human Side of Project Management. She is co-author with Martin Broadwell of Supervising Technical and Professional People. She is a frequent contributor to The Georgia Engineer magazine and has been interviewed by Engineering Georgia.Read more
Ruth was awarded the Associate Member of the Year award by the American Council of Engineering Companies in Georgia for her role in the Emerging Trends Task Force. The Task Force researched trends in a politically and economically turbulent environment and developed guidance to help engineering firms flourish in spite of the turbulence. She is an honorary member of the 325th Tactical Training Squadron of the U.S. Air Force.
She is President and Lead Consultant of Middleton-House & Company and has consulted to and trained project teams across the US and Canada, in the U.K., and in Germany.
Dr. House serves on the faculty of the School of Leadership Studies at Fielding Graduate University. She facilitates classes in Leadership, Strategies for Complex Change, Managing Organizational Change, Managing Resistance to Change, and Group Process.
Favorite Quote: “If nothing changes, then nothing changes.”
Eric Norman is a PMI Fellow and a skilled management consultant and business transformation leader with extensive process design experience supporting a broad array of industries. Over the past twenty-five years, Mr. Norman specialized in the process of project and program management – mentoring, consulting and leading project, program and business improvement initiatives at AT&T, Sprint, Delta Air Lines, Norfolk Southern and CSX Railroads, Cox Communications and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. He has expertise in program management, change management, strategy alignment, decision support systems development as well as software systems development and implementation using waterfall and iterative methodologies.Read more
He is a frequent presenter at trade conferences at the Local, Regional, National and International level, and is a recognized authority on the use of Work Breakdown Structures and application of Program Management.in organizations.
Mr. Norman is the recipient of several awards including PMI Fellow, Shingo Prize – International Engineering Award in Operational Excellence and PMI Linn Stuckenbruck Person of the Year Award.
Favorite Quote: “You can’t cut a path through the jungle with a pair of pruning shears…, but don’t discard them in haste, you’ll need them to keep the path trimmed for those who follow.”
From Accountant to improv comedian, to IT Consultant and back to improv comedian, Kupe’s goal in life is to make you more awesome. Onstage, Onsite, and Online Kupe helps individuals and organizations achieve business value focusing on professional skills, business analysis, project management and leadership skills.
With his 20 plus years of experience, he serves as a coach and trainer and keeps his skills fresh by getting his hands dirty in the work. Kupe is the co-author of Business Analysis for Dummies and is an industry requested keynote speaker. Being an improvisational comedian, Kupe is sure to make you laugh while you’re learning. Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone!
Favorite Quote: “Life’s not about how hard of a hit you can give…It’s about how many you can take, and still keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” – Rocky
Dave Po-Chedley has been actively involved in project management and organization effectiveness for over 25 years. During this time, he has worked on and managed projects, and helped others to manage projects effectively through consulting and training. He is currently serving as a Principal at Cambridge Consulting, a firm dedicated to enhancing project and organization effectiveness for clients around the world.
Dave has taught at the graduate level and has written several resource guides that have been used to support client workshops and consulting services. Topics include project management, stakeholder relationship management, coaching, customer service, managing problems/ decisions, process improvement and leadership. His book, Client Relationship Management, is used by professionals around the world to create a competitive advantage for them and their organizations.
Dave serves on the Board of Directors for Pioneer Aerospace, a supplier of deceleration equipment to the U.S. military, NASA and foreign governments. He is also a member of PMI (Project Management Institute), and is certified as a PMP. Dave has served as a faculty member for the PMI SeminarsWorld program since 2002; he has delivered presentations and workshops at numerous international, regional and local project management conferences.
Favorite Quote: “When it comes to making projects successful, it’s not what you know that counts; it’s what you think of in time.”
David Barrett is a professional speaker, regular blogger, podcast host, author of 5 books and education adviser. He specializes in helping people and organizations Manage the Uncertainty by creating healthy projects and strategies.Read more
David’s career includes the creation and directing of a conference business, training company, software development firm, speaker bureau, and most recently a TED-style event series for project professionals across North America and he has been a member of the PMI since 1995.
Favorite Quote: “Look beyond today, find your place and go for it”