Robert Whelan | Kevin Brice | Craig Bushman | Neill Hopkins | Rob Moore
President and Chief Executive Officer
Over the course of an impressive 33-year career, Bob Whelan has made significant contributions to Pearson VUE and the entire testing industry. As the company’s president and chief executive officer, Bob has overall management responsibility for the Pearson VUE electronic testing business. Through successful communication of a clear vision and a team-based collaborative approach, he has seen the company grow to become the global leader in computer-based assessments. In recognition of these efforts, Bob received the 2011 ATP Award for Professional Contributions and Service to Testing from the Association of Test Publishers. Today, Pearson VUE delivers millions of exams in more than 400 company-owned-operated Pearson Professional Centers and a network of approximately 4,100 Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centers around the world. Bob earned a BA in Finance and Economics from the University of Alabama.
Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
Kevin has worked in Information Technology training and assessment since 1994, having built and developed several successful businesses in the computer education industry. Kevin also launched the Technical Training division at ExecuTrain, a global Information Technology training provider with over 220 offices and franchises. Brought into ExecuTrain from Boston Scientific where he managed sales and marketing efforts in the southwest US, Kevin built the Technical Training business from inception to over $36 million in annual revenues during his tenure at ExecuTrain.
From 1997 to February 2000, Kevin funded and aggressively built MeasureUp into a leader in the Information Technology certification preparation industry. In April 2007, Kevin re-established the company's global presence distributing products in over 40 countries. MeasureUp, now a part of Certiport, is the leading practice test and assessment provider for certification, training and hiring.
During his career, Kevin has been a frequent speaker at Information Technology education trade shows regarding how assessments provide an ROI on training investments, has been published as a regular contributor in Certification magazine, and has participated in several Microsoft MCSE Information Technology Certification books published by IDG. He holds a BBA in Business from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Vice President, Marketing
Craig serves as the vice president of marketing for Certiport. In this role, Craig is responsible for global campaign marketing, events, partner and product marketing, branding, public relations and marketing communications.
Craig has over twenty years of experience with successful software companies including Symantec, SCO, PowerQuest, Corel, Novell, and WordPerfect. Within these companies he has served in leadership roles including executive management positions. He served for ten years on the Utah District Export Council and two years as the vice chairman of the Council. At WordPerfect Corporation he managed the international certification programs.
In management positions, Craig has directed diverse teams including product management, product marketing, international sales, field and global marketing, event, brand and communications management. Craig has been instrumental in driving new international business by building teams from the ground up. He helped PowerQuest's international sales increase from 32% - 50% of total company revenue.
Bushman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast management and communications from Brigham Young University.
Vice President, Global Operations
Neill Hopkins is Certiport's vice president of global operations, and in this role Neill works to further develop Certiport's global testing channel relationships both domestically and internationally. Neill has spent 25 years working in the IT testing and certification industry. In 1987, Neil started the first-ever Novell CNE training and testing site for Lasernet, a distribution organization in South Africa. He came to the United States in 1998 as manager of the Novell Education Channel Program and served as the director of channel programs for Novell until 2002. Prior to joining Certiport, Neill was responsible for the development, management and growth of Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) certification programs, the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry.
Neill holds certificates in mechanical engineering, is a Miller Heiman alum and is certified as a Novell CNA and CIP. He served on the editorial board of Certification magazine, past Advisory Board on Apprenticeship member and headed the ITCC at CompTIA.
Vice President, Client Services
As Vice President of Client Services, Rob is primarily responsible for ensuring that Client and Company objectives for Certiport certification programs are aligned and achieved. In addition to directing business relationships with Microsoft, Adobe, HP, Autodesk, Intuit and CompTIA, Rob manages Certiport's Account and Product Management teams and the operational resources supporting those functions. He also helped to create and launch the IC³ program and its industry advisory panel, the Global Digital Literacy Council.
Prior to joining Certiport Rob served in a number of strategic marketing, business development and start-up leadership roles for Fortune 1000 companies and new ventures alike. Those enterprises included industry bellwethers Novell and Franklin Covey, and startup ventures Center 7 and Simplifile operating in industries as diverse as network computing, education, consulting and cloud services. Rob has directed multi-million dollar product launches and acquisitions, has created and lead successful management teams and partner networks, and has served on the advisory boards of several companies and industry associations.
Rob studied at George Mason University and holds a B.S. and MBA from Brigham Young University. For a more in-depth professional biography, visit Rob's LinkedIn profile.