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  • Richard Wood

    Richard Wood has been the publisher of CAI's Accelerating IT Success newsletter since its inception in 2011. A Marketing Major at Cal Poly Pomona he has been working with Computer Aid since 2001. He can be reached at richard_wood@compaid.com
  • Austin J. Gruver

    Austin is a Staff Writer for AITS. He has a background in professional writing from York College.
  • Eric Anderson

    Eric Anderson is a staff writer for CAI's Accelerating IT Success. He is an intern at Computer Aid Inc., pursuing his master's degree in communications at Penn State University.
  • John Friscia

    John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.
  • Melissa Colon

    Melissa is a staff writer for AITS, with a background in journalism. She has previously written for York Dispatch and York Daily Record.
  • My Nguyen

    My is a staff writer for AITS. She has a varied background in writing and marketing, having previously worked for the World & Vietnam Report among others.
  • wpengine

    This is the "wpengine" admin user that our staff uses to gain access to your admin area to provide support and troubleshooting. It can only be accessed by a button in our secure log that auto generates a password and dumps that password after the staff member has logged in. We have taken extreme measures to ensure that our own user is not going to be misused to harm any of our clients sites.
  • Anne Grybowski

    Anne is a former staff writer for CAI's Accelerating IT Success, with a degree in Media Studies from Penn State University.
  • Bob Anderson

    Director of Product Development & Quality Assurance for CAI, principal architect of the IT Service Management Tool: Tracer, and known author, with more than 38 years of IT experience.
  • Brian Lucas

    Consultant, lecturer, project manager, business manager, and software architect who has been with Computer Aid, Inc. since its inception over 25 years ago.
  • Bridget Groce

    Bridget Groce joined CAI in 2013, and is the Support Lead / Technical Writer for USA Food Safety. She has about 20 years’ experience in technical writing, and has enjoyed writing for many different industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in Technical Communication.
  • Bruce Harpham

    Bruce Harpham, PMP, is the editor of ProjectManagementHacks.com, a resource for growing IT project managers. Bruce's experience includes leading projects in the financial services industry and in higher education. Bruce received his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, Master of Arts (History) from the University of Western Ontario and Master of Information Studies degree from the University of Toronto. Outside of his professional pursuits, Bruce's interests include history, world travel, wine and science fiction. Bruce lives in Toronto, Canada. You can view Project Management Hacks at the button below.
  • Carl Pritchard

    Carl Pritchard, PMP, PMI-RMP, is a consultant, project manager, trainer, author, coach, dog owner, husband, father, black thumb gardener, wood chopper, keynote speaker and cook. He has written seven texts in project management, including Risk Management: Concepts & Guidance, and The Risk Management Memory Jogger. He welcomes your insights at carl@carlpritchard.com
  • Danielle Koehler

    Danielle is a staff writer for CAI's Accelerating IT Success. She has degrees in English and human resource management from Shippensburg University.
  • Dave Gordon

    Dave Gordon is a project manager with over twenty years of experience in implementing human capital management and payroll systems, including premises-based ERP solutions, like PeopleSoft and ADP Enterprise, and SaaS solutions, like Workday. He has an MS in IT with a concentration in project management, and a BS in Business. He also holds the project management professional (PMP) designation, as well as professional designations in human resources (GPHR and SPHR) and in benefits administration (CEBS). In addition to his articles and blog posts, he curates a weekly roundup of articles on project management, and he has authored or contributed to several books on project management. You can view his blog at The Practicing IT Project Manager by clicking the button below.
  • Gary Cokins

    Gary Cokins (Cornell University BS IE/OR, 1971; Northwestern University Kellogg MBA 1974) is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in advanced cost management and enterprise performance and risk management (EPM/ERM) systems. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC, an advisory firm located in Cary, North Carolina. He began his career in industry with a Fortune 100 company in CFO and operations roles. He then worked 15 years in consulting with Deloitte, KPMG, and EDS (now part of HP). From 1997 until 2013 Gary was a Principal Consultant with SAS, a leading provider of enterprise performance management and business analytics and intelligence software. His two most recent books are Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics and Predictive Business Analytics. Mr. Cokins can be contacted at gcokins@garycokins.com.
  • Gil Broza

    Principal agile coach and trainer.
  • Gus Lawson

    Gus Lawson has helped federal government organizations develop their leadership and workforce, align their organizations, and implement change initiatives. He founded Lawson Advisors to help IT leaders build high-performing teams.
  • Harry Hall

    Harry Hall is a coach, speaker, teacher, and blogger in Macon, Georgia. He’s led projects and implemented PMOs for General Electric, IKON Office Solutions, and the Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company. Harry received his B.S. and Masters from the University of Georgia. He has certifications as a project management professional (PMP), risk management professional (PMI-RMP), and has an associate in risk management (ARM-E). When Harry is not conducting project management workshops and helping project managers prepare for their PMP and PMI-RMP exams, he enjoys gardening, golf, guitar, and teaching others how to speak Southern. You can get Harry’s project management tips, tools, and techniques at The Project Risk Coach by clicking the little "house" button directly below.
  • Hussain Bandukwala

    Hussain Bandukwala is the Chief PMO Coach and Adviser at Parwaaz Consulting (http://www.parwaazcc.com/), which provides coaching, support and resources to facilitate the success of Project Management Office (PMO) leaders at high-growth small- and mid-sized organizations. He has led and facilitated the PMO setup at several companies and advised numerous PMO leaders through their PMO establishment. He has authored several PMO-focused publications, speaks at Project Management Institute (PMI) events and holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from The College of Wooster (Ohio, USA).
  • John Chambers

    John Chambers is the Principal at JCC Executive Partners, a consulting firm delivering IT business management analysis, guidance and leadership for CxOs and IT management teams. He is also creator and designer the Fast Track Enablement™ series of business management workshops. His experience also spans decades of senior management positions in Engineering and Customer Service at Summa Four, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Lockheed Martin. John holds a BS Computer Science from Boston College; a Master of Science Information Technology from Rivier College; and continued Doctoral Studies in International Business at Southern New Hampshire University.
  • Kristian Dayrit

    Kristian Dayrit was the Associate Editor and Content Writer for AITS Philippines. He has edited and wrote various published works, articles, newsletters and such since 2007.
  • Larry Dragich

    Has 23 years of IT experience, and has been in an IT leadership role at the Auto Club Group for over ten years. He has worked in the Application Performance Management (APM) space since 2006.
  • Michel Dion

    Michel Dion is a CPA and PMP, living in Ottawa, Canada with his wife and 2 kids. He also has a certification in Internal Audit (CIA), Risk Management (CRMA) and Fraud (CFE). Michel has managed in his career many projects, including special initiatives and emergency projects. He is developing a website called Project-Aria, and is very active in the project management community on the web. The key areas of focus of Project-Aria are project management, leadership, productivity, mind and health, and career and training. He has loved technology since the moment he played on the TRS80 a while ago. Despite that, his two sons insist that they know more about technology than him. Sometimes, he will comment on other subjects, as he likes fitness, travel, chess, photography, and music. He also has a goal of mastering four languages: English, French, Spanish and Swedish. Pay Michel a visit at Project-Aria by clicking the button below.
  • Nick Pisano

    Nick Pisano has extensive experience in the software, project, business, and acquisition management fields, with over 30 years in both government and private industry. He is a retired “mustang” U.S. Navy Commander having served as a government contracting officer, contract negotiator, business manager, CIO, and program manager, aside from significant operational assignments aboard ship and overseas. He is internationally recognized as the developer and co-developer of several project management techniques and methodologies, including the integration of technical performance measurement and risk with earned value, and in the establishment of the concept of the integrated digital environment (IDE) to normalize proprietary data through the use of common data protocols. Since his Navy career, Pisano has held senior positions in various high tech project management companies. For the last several years, he has been President and CEO of SNA Software LLC, a project management software firm. Pisano holds a B.S. from the University of Maryland (Honors), an M.S. from Pepperdine University, an M.A. from the Combat Studies Institute of the Army Command and General Staff College (Honors), and is a graduate of the senior executive program of the Colgate-Darden School of Business of the University of Virginia. You can visit his blog, Life, Project Management, and Everything, by clicking the button below.
  • Phil Weinzimer

    Author and president of Strategere Consulting working with clients to develop business and IT strategies that focus on achieving business outcomes.
  • Ryan Ogilvie

    Ryan Ogilvie is a Service Management consultant in Calgary, Alberta with Blackfriar Consulting inc. While working with stakeholders to achieve their business outcomes is his main focus you can also catch his commentary on his blog – Service Management Journey. You can connect with him via the various links below.
  • Susanne Madsen

    Author, public speaker, project manager, mentor, and coach with over 15 years of experience in managing and rolling out major change programs.
  • Thomas Swider

    Author and PMP certified project manager, currently consulting for CAI’s Project Office Plus+ service offering.