David Egan

David is listed as a Course Director and as the developer of  content for more than 20 Global Knowledge courses. Global Knowledge started their Project Management set of courses in early 2005 and David was one of the early developers and instructors.

David has more than 20 years of teaching experience including more than 5 years of teaching ‘on-line’ virtual classes over the Internet using Centra, Interwise and iLinc virtual classroom services. David has extensive curriculum development experience for hard and soft skills curriculum related to various Microsoft, UNIX and Linux Operating Systems, Internet oriented networking services and their security.

David has also written technical books and delivered adult learning seminars on UNIX, Linux, Microsoft Operating Systems and Services, as well as Business Process Analysis and Project Management since 2005. David has, over the past 30 years, certified as a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Red Hat Systems Engineer, Project Management Professional and Professional Engineer.

David and his family live in a suburb of Vancouver, B.C.

Brian Egan

Brian Egan is a management consultant with twenty years of experience in manufacturing and project management. He is the President and owner of a giftware manufacturing company. The Book Box Company, Inc., is the world’s largest manufacturer of hollow-book gift products.

Brian has graduate degrees in Oceanography (M.Sc.) and Finance (M.B.A.) as well as PMP certification. He has published numerous articles and manuals in the field of management science with particular emphasis on project management and decision making. Brian has been involved professional development training since 1999.

Brian lives with his wife and four children in rural British Columbia.

Vicki Wrona

Vicki Wrona, PMP®is the founder and President of Forward Momentum, LLC, an 8(a) consulting and training company found at www.forwardmomentum.net.  She has been managing projects and mentoring project managers for over the past 20 years in both the private and public sectors in IT, service and manufacturing.

Vicki currently mentors, trains and consults others in the art and science of project management. She developed a part of the program that won PMI’s ® Professional Development Product of the Year Award in 2007 and served on PMI’s® PMBOK® Guide 4th edition creation and review team. In addition to writing courseware and teaching classes and webinars, she is a frequent blog and white paper contributor.

She can be reached at vwrona at forwardmomentum dot net.

Darrell Stiffler

Darrell G. Stiffler, PMP® has been a member of PMI since 1998 and received his PMP designation in September of 1999, a time when there were only 12,000 PMP’s in the world. He is also certified in ITIL Foundations v2 & v3. He has over 20 years of project management experience in various industries with the preponderance of his experience in IT related projects. He has consulted with both large and small organizations: General Motors; Xerox; Exel Logistic; VisionTek; Wellington Management; Boeing; General Dynamics. He has a military background and currently applies his years of experience to train and consult others in project management and ITIL professional development. He can be reached at DGStiffler at Verizon dot net.

Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon, PMP, is principal consultant of her own consulting firm, Simon Consulting. With over 15 years of experience, she provides project management training, mentoring and facilitation services to the business, government and non-profit sectors. Her consulting practice reflects her skills and knowledge as a trainer, facilitator and project management professional.

Stephanie has trained professionals with organizations such as Citigroup, Pfizer, Lowe’s, Cisco, Verizon Wireless, Chevron and the U.S. Government. She has facilitated meetings and retreats for businesses and non-profits, and she has managed increasingly-complex projects for a variety of health care and pharmaceutical companies. Stephanie likes building collaborative working relationships and developing high performing teams.

In her free time, Stephanie enjoys reading, traveling, kayaking and spending time with family. She can be reached at simonconsulting at mac dot com.

Alison Grimme (editor)

Alison is the product marketing manager for Global Knowledge’s Project Management and ITIL training courses. When she’s not working on the blog, you can usually find her editing catalogs, planning for trade shows, updating the web site, and other exciting marketing activities.


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