Shekhar Agrawal
Associate Director Machine Learning at QuintilesIMS

Shekhar Agrawal has been a member of the ASPE instructor team since 2015. In that time, he has developed and delivered training programs on enterprise technology practices and emergent technologies to both small and large groups across a range of industries. Shekhar has been a leader on our team in teaching large organizations practical skills and innovative strategies for using technology which is new and/or emergent. Often these technologies have short use case histories and bodies of knowledge which are not well-established. As an early adoption expert, Shekhar excels in teaching teams how to use these tools in a practical context. His workshops and areas of expertise include subjects like DevOps, agility, containers, IT automation, cryptocurrencies, microservices, big data and data science.

In addition to being an effective instructor and technology learning developer, Shekhar has broad, real-world experience in managing data scientists & software engineers; developing and designing agile-based, end-to-end, large-scale software solutions, and integrating solutions for machine learning and natural language processing in large corporate environments. He is an expert in data-oriented technologies and holds a US patent for a data-driven recommendation and personalization application granted in 2016.

Tina Arnoldi
Marketing Strategist | Google Partner

Tina has spent the last 7 years as a Marketing Strategist and Performance Analyst at 360 Internet Strategy LLC, a Google Partner, where she provides strategic and tactical marketing services to clients with a focus on Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Google Tag Manager, and Facebook. In addition to this, she has been a consultant since 2011, helping businesses with their online presence and Google Analytics and Ads.

Mark Arntz
CSM, PMP, PMI-ACP, ICP: APM, BVA, TST, ACC
ASPE’s Mark Arntz (CSM, PMP, PMI-ACP, ICP: APM, BVA, TST, ACC)  is an IT industry professional with more than 25 years of experience in project management, application management, software development, business analysis, operations management, and more.

Mark specializes in helping teams in government and public sector organizations solve the specific challenges of these environments. He has taught numerous agencies and organizations how to adapt and adopt Agile practices in the…
Subject-Matter-Expert Kris Ashton
CBAP, CSM, ICP, ICP-BVA
ASPE’s Kris Ashton (CBAP®, CSM, ICP, ICP-BVA, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Certified Technical Trainer) is one of the most accomplished and experienced experts on our faculty. An expert business analyst and a veteran technology architect, her career spans many years as a consultant, an instructor, and a business analysis course developer. She developed a large amount of the ASPE business analysis curriculum and has extensive experience as a consultant for…
Elon Bar-Evan
DevOps Expert

Elon Bar-Evan has worked as a technical account manager and technical instructor in the DevOps space for the last 8-years.  Elon has delivered technical training on Chef configuration management, Test Driven Development using Docker containers and cloud technologies including AWS, Azure and he is a Google Certified instructor. 

Having taught enterprise software for 20+ years, Elon believes that to know a technology is to love a technology, and so he works tirelessly to make sure that no DevOps engineer is left behind. With decades of industry experience, Elon has worked extensively in the technology field as a technical trainer and technical account manager.

CISSP

Mike Beevers, CISSP is ASPE’s lead instructional designer for our information security curriculum. He presides over training, custom course development and content delivery of enterprise security courses. Mr. Beevers is a Certified Cisco Systems Instructor ( CCSI) and Authorized (ISC)2 instructor. Since 1997, Mike has been an Information Systems Security consultant and professional instructor teaching training courses specializing in IT security, advanced TCP/IP, LAN/WAN, Internetworking, and Patch Management.

Mike began his information security career in the US Navy, where he worked as an intelligence analyst and provided IT services and support to surveillance and counter-espionage projects. After the Navy, Mike and his partners founded security consulting group Tactical Security, Inc. which creates, evaluates and implements enterprise security policy, practices and procedures as well as conducting enterprise security and vulnerability assessments. Mike has worked with financial services companies, aiding in the creation of enterprise security frameworks, and has enabled companies to comply with regulations and legislation. Mike has worked with state governments to perform vulnerability assessments, and has worked on testing and verifying the security functions of Maryland’s Online Voter Registration System.

Prior to co-founding TSI, Mike provided IT consulting and training services and consulted on the designs and implementations of security architecture, IT infrastructure upgrades and Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Planning for government and enterprise organizations.

Gwen Bettwy
CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, SSCP, Security+

Gwen Bettwy, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, SSCP, Security+, is President of Tactical Security, Inc. Tactical Security, Inc. provides content development and knowledge product development services for the creation of Instructor Led Training (ILT), online, e-Learning training, and self-study knowledge products for IT security curriculums and courseware. TSI incorporates instructional design methodology in the creation of knowledge transfer solutions for professional training and certification programs.

Gwen’s career and technical background over 24 years of technical engineering, technical management, and P&L management in the IT field. This experience includes wide area networking technologies such as Frame Relay/X.25, ATM, IP broadband networks, LAN/WAN internetworking, enterprise network management, and IT security. Currently, Gwen is responsible for growing the Development P&L for TSI. These development professional services include: curriculum and courseware design, content development, online, e-Learning conversion, desktop publishing, and quality control for all TSI created curriculums, courseware, and content.

Prior to joining TSI, Gwen was a Cisco Systems Certified Instructor teaching Cisco Internetworking and Security training courses throughout the world. Gwen’s IT consulting experience includes a wide variety of IT technologies and systems/applications. Her expertise is in the design, creation, and program management of large-scale development projects for ILT, online, e-Learning, or self-study knowledge products. Currently, Gwen is an (ISC)2 Certified Instructor and teaches the CISSP and SSCP CBK Review Seminars as well as Cisco System’s Internetworking and Security Training curriculums such as CCNA, CCNP, CCDP, and CCSP.

Subject-Matter-Expert Jake Bohall
VP of Marketing at Angular
ASPE’s Jake Bohall is an entrepreneur at heart and is the Vice President of Marketing at Angular - a leading search marketing agency known for white-glove link development services, industry R&D, and their suite of innovative SEO tools. He discovered Angular as a client seeking marketing advice, and quickly fell in love with the search marketing industry and it’s ever-changing environment.

His 10+ years of experience in founding several start-ups, programming, SEO, and…
ASPE Instructor, Peter Borsella
PMP, CST, CSM
ASPE’s Peter Borsella is an IT professional with 22 years of experience in application development and IT leadership. He is one of ASPE’s original and most respected Scrum and Agile project management experts. He was an early adopter of Scrum practices and has been teaching for our firm for almost ten years.

Peter graduated from Saint John's University, Jamaica, NY with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He went on to complete continuing studies in Computer Programming from…
Subject-Matter-Expert Bryon Brewer
PMP, CSM, MCP, ITIL Certified, Six Sigma Green Belt, ICP-FDO
Bryon Brewer has been helping companies achieve their technology objectives for more than 15 years. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), ITIL Certified, Six Sigma Green Belt, member of PMI, Association for Computing eMachinery, and member of various user group organizations.

As a course developer for ASPE‐IT, Bryon has developed several successful courses including SharePoint 2013 for…