Robert Whelan | Aaron Osmond | Craig Bushman | Neill Hopkins | Sinéad Hogan
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.
General Manager, Global Certiport Offering
Aaron was appointed as Vice President of the Global Certiport Business in July, 2014. Prior that role, Aaron served as the Vice President of North America Sales when he joined the company in April 2012. Prior to Certiport, Aaron was the CEO of Wealth Rock, an investor education company, from 2008 to 2012. In his career Aaron has filled sr. leadership roles at Microsoft Learning, Novell Training Services, SmartForce, and WordPerfect. Aaron has served in the IT Training Industry since 1991. Outside of work, Aaron also serves as a Utah State Senator, where he has chaired the Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee since 2011.
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.
Sinéad Hogan McSweeney
Vice President, Content Development
Sinéad has been a training and certification professional in the IT industry for over 14 years. As vice president over content development at Certiport, Sinéad oversees development of Certiport's assessments, test preparation products, and content technologies for some of the world's largest certification programs, including for clients such as Microsoft, HP, Adobe, Intuit, and Autodesk. Sinéad has developed numerous certification programs from startup to successful, high volume, global certification programs in the IT industry.
Prior to joining Certiport, Sinéad held positions including university lecturer at Trinity College, Dublin; Manager of content development with SkillsPro, Ireland; and consultant in digital educational product development for clients across Europe and the US.
Sinéad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Science & Information Systems from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.