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UNITED IN ONE PURPOSE:
TO ACCELERATE OPPORTUNITY

Wiping out the skill gap with a groundbreaking strategy for creating tech talent.
1 PURPOSE, 6 VALUES, AND A PLEDGE

Watch How our Culture Shapes our Work

SkillStorm’s 6 Core Values
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Passion

We love what we do and it shows.
We Invest Positive energy in others.

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Fellow Stormers

We challenge to be great.
We help them at every turn

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Customers

We are integral to their success,
We are deserving of their trust.

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Work & Play

We work hard and have fun.
We encourage and celebrate success.

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Tenacity

We never quit.
We don’t make excuses.

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Winning

We outwork the competition.
We aspire to improve, always.

A head with a spark of energy

Passion

We love what we do and it shows.
We Invest Positive energy in others.

Two men and a woman standing side-by-side

Fellow Stormers

We challenge to be great.
We help them at every turn

Two wine glasses connecting together for a toast

Work & Play

We work hard and have fun.
We encourage and celebrate success.

Two people with arrows showing a cycle of engagement

Customers

We are integral to their success,
We are deserving of their trust.

A person sprinting forward

Tenacity

We never quit.
We don’t make excuses.

A champion's trophy

Winning

We outwork the competition.
We aspire to improve, always.

Since 2002, SkillStorm has followed the Stormer’s Pledge:

URGENT

Delivering on schedule.

PRECISE

Predictably accurate results.

ENGAGED

Focused, personal attention.

That focus on excellence and execution has allowed us to become an opportunity accelerator for both businesses and tech professionals looking to innovate and advance.

It doesn’t feel like a job. It feels more like it’s a part of my lifestyle. The most fun I have at work is watching others accelerate here at SkillStorm and grow within the organization.

DANIELA TARAILO

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS

ELEVATE YOUR OUTCOMES.
WORK AT SKILLSTORM.

We’re accelerating opportunity, not only for the businesses we serve but also for the talented, driven people we employ. Why work at SkillStorm?

  • Our culture of excellence, advancement, collaboration, and service
  • Join an entrepreneurial team and make a meaningful difference helping people launch their tech careers and realize their professional goals
  • Our commitment to ensuring work-life balance
  • The ability and freedom to work on a wide variety of projects that expand your skills and experience
  • The satisfaction of seeing your hard work have an immediate impact
STORMING THE FUTURE WITH TALENT: OUR LEADERS

Board Members

 Hany is a co-founder and chairman of SkillStorm since our foundation in 2002. Co-founded SGIS which was acquired by Salient Federal Solutions in June, 2010. At the time of sale, SGIS had over 800 employees and 14 offices nationwide and had been ranked the 2nd fastest growing private government contractor in the country by Washington Technology Magazine. Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from University of Central Florida.

Hany Girgis

Chairman & Co-Founder

Vince is a co-founder and chairman of SkillStorm since our foundation in 2002. Co-founded SGIS which was acquired by Salient Federal Solutions in June, 2010. At the time of sale, SGIS had over 800 employees and 14 offices nationwide and had been ranked the 2nd fastest growing private government contractor in the country by Washington Technology Magazine. Bachelor’s in Communications, Journalism, and Advertising from University of Central Florida.

Vince Virga

Chairman & Co-Founder

Justin has a proven track record in growing businesses covering many industries including technology, training, consulting and energy. Previous roles include: President/Chief Financial Officer at Revature; Chief Financial Officer of Manalto; Chief Commercial & Financial Officer and Board member of Quantum Power Limited. Honors degree in Business Commerce and an Executive MBA from Bond University.

Justin Vianello

Board Member & CEO

Joe has over 20 years experience helping scale education, technology and training organizations across North America and Europe. Previous roles include COO and Executive Vice President of Partnerships at Revature and senior leadership positions with Pearson and Blackboard. Joe holds an Honors degree in Information Systems and Business Administration from the University of Northampton, and started his career as a software developer in London.

Joe Mitchell

Board Member & COO

 

Aanand is a Managing Director at Achieve Partners, a private equity firm focused on “learning and earning.”  Aanand primarily focuses on making investments into and acquisitions of business services, technology services and healthcare services companies that are committed to narrowing the “skills gap” through building custom pathways to economic opportunity into their product offerings.

Aanand Radia

Board Member

Suzette Kent is a global business transformation executive and, most recently, served as the Federal Chief Information Officer for the United States. She currently leads her own advisory business through which she continues strategic transformation work with clients around the world, across industries, and in the public and private sectors. Throughout her career, her focus has always centered on ways that technology can be leveraged to solve challenges. 

Suzette Kent

Advisory Board Member

Emily brings more than 20 years experience in the federal sector.  Emily has held multiple leadership roles in the federal government, most recently serving as Administrator for the U.S. General Services Administration. Emily advises SkillStorm on their tech talent programs serving federal clients and supporting Veterans, Transitioning Service Members and Military Spouses.

Emily Murphy

Advisory Board Member

Carter is internationally recognized for his cross-sector successes in philanthropy, education and technology. He is currently managing principal of Expectant Advisory and the executive director of the Aspen Institute Socrates Program. Carter will advise SkillStorm on strategies to create organizational cultures where all are given the opportunity to belong and thrive, with a strategic focus on Skillstorm’s NexGen, IT Apprenticeship and Accelerator Programs. 

Cordell Carter

Advisory Board Member

Leadership Team

Neil ensures our customer’s technology skillset demands are being met. Previous roles include sales and account management at the ION Group. Neil has 15 years of experience in sales and account management within software companies. Bachelor’s in computer science from the University of Western Ontario and MBA in Finance from the University of Connecticut. Neil also holds several executive certifications from the Harvard Law School.

Neil Hassanwalia

Chief Revenue Officer

Ben leads our legal function and serves as corporate secretary to the company’s board of directors. Major in the Air Force Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG) and is currently the general counsel to the Commander of the 622nd Civil Engineering Group at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. Over 16 years of military service including Active Duty Army service as an enlisted combat medic. Bachelor’s degree from Robert Morris University and a juris doctorate degree from the Duquesne University School of Law.

Benjamin Mathews

General Counsel and
Corporate Secretary

Alan brings deep expertise to our recruitment of exceptional talent. Previous roles include: SVP for Recruitment at Revature; SVP of Recruitment for Pearson Online Learning Services; and Managing Director at Compass Knowledge, and 20 years in enrollment management in higher education. Bachelor’s in Political Science from University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and a Master’s in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University.

Alan Coheley

Executive Vice President –
Recruitment

Joe is responsible for the execution and delivery of our high profile, strategic accounts. Prior to SkillStorm Joe held senior leadership positions with both Robert Half International and Allegis Group. Joe graduated from Fork Union Military Academy as a sergeant and received his bachelors degree from Eastern Kentucky University.

Joe Doran

Executive Vice President –
Sales and Operations

 

 

 

Patrick leads initiatives for online training, course and curricula development, and our immersive instructor-led talent development program. Prior roles include technology manager, software developer, and technical trainer at Revature. Master’s degree in information systems management and multiple technical certifications, including Oracle Certified Expert in Java Web Component Development and Pivotal Certified Spring v5.0 Professional.

Patrick Walsh

Executive Vice President –
Training and Technology

Victor joined SkillStorm in 2008 as a recruiter. After successfully completing his CPA, Victor transitioned into an accounting role in 2011, being promoted to Financial Controller in 2018. Victor brings a broad understanding of all facets of the Skillstorm’s business including recruiting, sales, delivery, HR and finance. Victor is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a MBA from Florida Atlantic University.

Victor Virga

Financial Controller –
CPA

David is responsible for growing and managing business with the clients and partners of Pegasystems, Inc. Prior roles include: Global Vice President for training, enablement, and ecosystem development at Pegasystems; Global Head of Industry Solutions Marketing at EMC Corporation (now Dell Technologies). MBA in Marketing from Boston College, serves on the Board of Directors at Trinity Boston Connects, and is also active in Bates College’s Alumni in Admission and the Boston College Technology and Entrepreneurship Council.

David Donelan

Senior Vice President

 

David is a senior level executive change agent with experience in startups, strategic partnerships, systems thinking/integration and culture integration for both private and public sectors. Demonstrable success creating public/private educational partnerships that are technology driven and enable lifelong learners to achieve their educational and career goals in both the public and private sectors. David holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Central College, an M.Div. in Religious Studies from Texas Christian University, and an M.A. in Health, Exercise and Sport Science from University of the Pacific.

 

David Vande Pol

Senior Vice President

Academic Partnerships

Ted is responsible for the execution and delivery of our high profile, strategic accounts. Prior to joining SkillStorm, Ted held a leadership role at an IT service management company. Ted served overseas in the United States Marine Corps during Desert Storm.

Ted Stout

Senior Vice President –
Strategic Accounts

 

 

Charlotte brings 15 years of online program management experience in marketing and leadership roles supporting these universities: the LSU Online & Continuing Education, University of Florida, Pepperdine University, the University of San Francisco, and Ohio University.  She has direct experience building high-performing cross-functional teams to ensure ROI and strong results for all customers.  Charlotte holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from LSU and an MBA from Marylhurst University.

 

 

Charlotte Bencaz

Vice President – Partnerships Launch

 

 
Presley embraces his role as a commercial leader, he also considers himself a utility player who enjoys helping others leverage technology to improve outcomes. Prior to joining SkillStorm, Presley spent time at an advanced analytics startup as the SVP of Sales. The majority of Presley’s career was spent in Professional Services, including small, bespoke technology solutions all the way to large ERP and EHR implementations Presley is a native Houstonian for 37 years. He received a BA at Texas Tech University in Lubbock where he majored in Economics.

Presley Collins

Vice President

Cami is responsible for Recruitment and Delivery Management on various high-profile accounts. She also continues to still be involved in hands-on recruiting. Cami holds a bachelor’s degree in Movement and Sports Science from Purdue University.

Cami Butler

Senior Director – Recruiting and Delivery Management

Lauren joined SkillStorm in 2020 and is responsible for the marketing execution and strategy for the sales and recruitment teams. Prior to SkillStorm, she worked for a large RPO organization, managing lead generation and overall marketing support for the sales team. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications with a focus in Journalism from the University of North Florida.

Lauren Wicker

Director- Marketing

 

 

 

Taylor joined SkillStorm in 2018 and is responsible for Delivery and Recruitment across many of our clients. Prior to SkillStorm, she worked in Recruiting, Business Development, and Account Management for large global organizations. Taylor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a focus in Forensic Science from East Carolina University.

Taylor Brown

Director – Delivery and Recruitment

John was a Marine for 28 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He brings experience as Chief of Staff and a decade on Wall Street to SkillStorm. Most recently John developed and lead a globally recognized program that successfully upskilled many transitioning military and veterans. At SkillStorm, he’ll direct the expansion of this strategic initiative. John graduated from Seton Hall University with a Communication Degree and was also on their basketball team, playing in the Big East Conference.

John Tansill

   Director – Veteran Affairs

John has trained more than 100 software engineers using immersive training curriculums in preparation of the students moving directly onto a client project and through a variety of training modalities for corporate technical training engagements. John was part of a team of trainers responsible for training over 1,000 internal client employees in the United States, Europe, and Asia in the second quarter of 2021. John has earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in computer science – app/game development. John holds numerous certifications and has experience in several development languages.

John Mack

Director- Training and Technology

Daniela joined SkillStorm in 2013 and is responsible for managing all day-to-day activities in our Charlotte, NC StormStaff branch. She also builds and maintains relationships with Fortune 100 Clients in the Southeast Region and the Chicagoland area. Daniela holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina-Aiken.

Daniela Tarailo

Director – Strategic Accounts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natalie joined SkillStorm in 2019 and is responsible for the recruitment team for the NexGen division. She has 10 plus years of experience in both recruiting and leadership. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from St John’s University.

Natalie Cruz

Director – NexGen Recruitment 

SERVING BUSINESSES & TECH TALENT ACROSS THE U.S.

With offices and world-class delivery centers across the United States, SkillStorm can deliver tech talent solutions wherever you need—at your facility or in one of ours.

Florida

10151 Deerwood Park Blvd
Building 100, Suite 425,
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Telephone: 904.438.3440
6418 NW 5th Way
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: 954.566.4647

North Carolina

101 S. Tryon Street
Suite 2560
Charlotte, NC 28280
Telephone: 704.901.8400
400 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28285
Telephone: 704.901.8400

Texas

6111 West Plano Parkway
Suite 3000 & 3600
Plano, TX 75093
Telephone: 214.974.0694
206 S. Kentucky Street
Suite 207
McKinney, TX 75069
Telephone: 214.989.3500
1400 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

Virginia

11216 Waples Mill Road
Suite 105
Fairfax, VA 22030

Georgia

6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30328

California

3611 Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92704

When I work with SkillStorm, it feels like I’m the most important person to them. Our urgent item is their urgent item. They really want to make me happy and help our business.

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