Category Archives: Instructors

Shahzad Rizvi – Instructor

Shahzad completed his undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Western Ontario. His industry experience comes from working in a variety of consulting and full-time positions. Shahzad started out his career in Software Testing as an intern tester at the National Center of Audiology before launching his career in IT with various Consulting jobs in diverse industries, including but not limited to Financial, Automotive, Insurance, Pharmaceutical, Fare Payment, and Telecommunications. Currently Shahzad focuses on Automation and Performance Testing.

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Anthoney Pavelich – Instructor

Anthoney Pavelich has experience in a variety of industries including aerospace, government, energy, supply chain and retail. He has practiced in traditional and Agile project management. Anthoney has not only worked with companies to introduce project management methodologies, but also created forms and processes to follow based on the need of the organization. His educational experience include a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration on Project Management and maintaining his PMP designation. His volunteer service in the PMI Southern Ontario Chapter includes working with aspiring project managers to teach organized PMP Prep course, helping organize library assets in the … Continue reading

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Jawad Hyder – Instructor

Over the past 20 years, Jawad has worked in various industries, including food, pharmaceutical, retail, banking, IT, software, real estate, energy, gas, manufacturing, engineering, logistic, supply chain, education, and the list goes on… Jawad is always full of energy (even without coffee intake) and has always been a strong coach and an effective speaker. Jawad is a leader in driving cost reduction and continuous improvement initiatives through all levels and various disciplines of the organization. He is a product of the Canadian educational system. As an immigrant, Jawad has good understanding of the skills required to be successful in this … Continue reading

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Ramses Trejo – Instructor

Ramses is an accomplished and passionate Business Consultant, Digital Marketer, Systems Architect and Learning enthusiast with close to 25 years of well-rounded international (Canada, USA, Mexico, South Korea, Norway) work experience. Enthusiastic about strategic application of information technology for improvement of business performance and implementation of innovative business initiatives that enable organizations meet their objectives while delighting their customers. Personable Instructor, specializing in Business and Technology, driven by enabling students achieve learning success. Exhilarated about use of digital technologies to motivate and engage students for learning in both face-to-face and online environments (blended). He has a Masters from University of … Continue reading

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Jason Little – Instructor

Jason has a diploma in Electronic Engineering from DeVry and a certificate of Organizational Change from MIT Emeritus School of Management, as well as various professional certifications including MCP, CSM, CSP and CSPO. Jason began his career as a web developer when Cold Fusion roamed the earth before moving into management, agile coaching and consulting. The bumps and bruises collected along the way brought him to the realization that helping organizations adopt Agile practices was less about the practices, and all about change. Since the mid-2000’s he’s worked with small and large organizations as an internal and external agile coach, … Continue reading

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Chistie Christelis – Instructor

Christie is the founder and President of Technology Strategies International Inc., a company that empowers clients to navigate the stormy seas of disruption. An engineer by background, Christie was engaged in systems development in the aerospace sector in his early career, which quickly led to project management and program management roles. He was co-founder of a systems engineering company where he spent many years conducting project management, business analysis and operations research assignments. Today he advises companies on technology strategy based on a solid foundation of business research and analysis. He has lectured in the areas of mathematics, electrical machines, … Continue reading

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Leslie Macumber – Instructor

My name is Les Macumber and I have many years’ experience as an IT professional and consultant. I’m currently head of operations and finance at an enterprise SaaS company. I have worked all over the world for various clients in my day as a Director, Project Manager, Business Analyst, QA Lead, Product Owner, Auditor, Compliance Manager, and much more. I love how the software industry can expose you to some many different industries in so many places! I have many years’ experience as an educator and have developed and taught college and professional development courses at various institutions and privately … Continue reading

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Fernando Salas – Instructor

My name is Fernando Salas and I have many years of experience as a Business Intelligence, Finance, Marketing and Supply Chain executive in the Telecommunications industry. I have worked in Canada and various parts of the world (Europe, Central and South America) in many functions within this industry, including Commercial Intelligence, Revenue Assurance and Customer Acquisition and Retention. I have a degree in Business Administration and dual Masters in Business Administration (specialized in operations and strategy) and an Masters of Science in Management of Information Systems. I am a member of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals. I have more than ten years’ experience as an instructor and … Continue reading

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Jason Prine – Instructor

Jason is a Certified Senior Management Consultant with over 17 years of experience successfully delivering Business Transformation projects. His experience spans multiple industries including Financial Services, Insurance, Loyalty, Digital, and Retail customers. Jason’s Business Analysis, Software Testing, and Project Management experience has been applied to an array of projects including delivering major Document Imaging, Statement Composition, Enterprise Data Management, Records Management, Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Resource Planning and Order to Cash initiatives. As a firm believer in staying up to date with industry standard certification, he maintains several key designations, including CBAP, PMP, TOGAF, ITIL, ISTQB (CTFL), CSM, and MCPM. … Continue reading

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Ovais Shah – Instructor

Ovais is a results-oriented Business and IT professional with several years of progressive experience. He has worked in Agile and Waterfall SDLC environments. In his past engagements, Ovais has helped organizations transition to agile methodologies and establish best practices for business analysis, business case development, vendor selection, solution assessment and validation and project selection and management. His most recent project focuses on the planning and development of a Business Analysis Center of Excellence (B.A.C.O.E).

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