Robert Whelan | Aaron Osmond | Fiona Collins | Craig Bushman | Neill Hopkins | Rob Moore | 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.
Vice President, 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, Market Development
As vice president of market development, Ms. Collins is responsible for Certiport’s international business strategy. By working with partners, clients, and customers, she supports Certiport’s mission to prepare learners to enter and succeed in the competitive global workforce through certification. Ms. Collins also holds executive sponsorship over Pearson VUE’s business in India, where she makes sure that clients are aware of new innovations in Pearson VUE technology, leads the strategic direction of the business, and helps identify program improvements. She is also responsible for the E^Pro product (English Professional Exam) and focuses on developing this business globally by working with regional managing directors, technical teams, and other Pearson divisions. Ms. Collins previously served as managing director of Pearson VUE’s India business, where she was responsible for the strategy and development of transitioning paper-and-pencil clients to computer-based testing.
Among her many accomplishments, she has delivered multi-million dollar projects with budgets, including lab-based testing, the upgrade of 4,400 third-party test centers to embrace new security measures, and the development of innovative item type exams for Cisco. She has been with Pearson VUE since 2000.
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.
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.