Meet the PMO Advisory Team of Trainers

Charmagne Tellis

Charmagne Tellis

Trainer, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, CSM, IAPP

Charmagne Tellis is a senior-level Technology Project Management Office (PMO) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) professional with close to 20 years cross-functional experience leading enterprise strategic and tactical Application Development projects, programs and portfolios across numerous technologies in the Management Consulting, Marketing and Retail industries. She holds certifications from the Project Management Institute in Portfolio Management (PfMP)®, Program Management (PgMP)® and Project Management (PMP)®. She also is a certified Scrum Master (CSM) and holds certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) on Data Protection. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University and a Master of Arts degree from New York University.   Charmagne spent 12 years at the prestigious McKinsey & Company management consulting firm leading global Financial Systems projects. Most recently, she has focused the past eight years on applying her consulting industry background to the PMO and PPM space. She established and managed a PMO for several years at a leading privately held education recruitment and job search marketing company. Currently, she is a Senior Manager of IT Enterprise Project Portfolio Management at a leading global New York based luxury Retailer where she is a key contributor to driving the maturity of the PPM framework. In her free time, she enjoys giving back by serving as a mentor for the Project Management Institute, New York City Chapter.
Susan Parente

Susan Parente

Trainer, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP

Susan Parente is a Principal Consultant at S3 Technologies LLC, an Associate Professor teaching project and risk management, and an instructor at PMO Advisory.  S3 Technologies, LLC is a company focused on revitalizing projects through the use of risk management. PMO Advisory is a consulting and training specializing in strategy implementation and project management. Ms. Parente is also a project engineer, consultant, speaker, author, and mentor focused on project and risk management. She is certified in PMP®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-ACP®, CISSP®, RESILIA®, and ITIL® Foundations with a Master in Engineering Management.
Christopher Friday

Christopher Friday

Trainer, PMP, PfMP, CGEIT

Mr. Christopher Friday is an Adjunct Professor of Management and Technology at Nichols College in Dudley, MA as well as Founder and Managing Principal of Dragnet Consulting.  Mr. Friday has over twenty-five (25) years of professional experience in the business disciplines of project management, information management and marketing. He has worked in the gaming, hospitality, retail, professional services and consumer electronics industries. Mr. Friday has held positions of increasing responsibility to include; Director of Program Management, Vice President of Resource Management and CIO. Mr. Friday holds a BA from Syracuse University and a MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Mr. Friday is currently a doctoral student at the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida, Gainesville.   He also possesses the following professional certifications; Project Management Professional (PMP), Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise Information Technology (CGEIT).
Te Wu

Te Wu

Trainer, CEO/Trainer PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-RMP

Te Wu is CEO of PMO Advisory LLC, a management consulting firm that specializes in Strategic Business Execution including portfolio, program, and project management. He is also a business school professor at Montclair State University. Te has more than 20 years of experience in management consulting, having worked with industry leaders such as KPMG, Accenture, Oracle, Kraft, Standard and Poor’s, Chase Bank, LexisNexis, Lumina Foundation, and Weill Cornell.

As a college professor at Montclair State University, Stevens Institute, and Touro Graduate School of Business, Te is teaching international business, organization change, and project management for the past 13 years. Te is one of few, estimated at less than 50 in the world, professionals certified in Portfolio (PfMP)®, Program (PgMP)®, Project Management (PMP)®, and Risk Management (PMI-RMP)®. He is also a researcher, author, speaker, and board member of three education institutions.

Mimi Rosenfeld

Mimi Rosenfeld

Trainer, PMP

Mimi B. Rosenfeld is a project manager who leads cross-functional teams with a focus on process, communication and training. Mimi holds Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification from the Project Management Institute and an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University. In her current role as Project Manager for Medstartr, she coordinates crowd funding initiatives for medical and health IT start-ups. She also serves as Program Manager of the Career Development Network for the Project Management Institute, New York City Chapter (PMINYC). Previously, at publishing giants Time Inc. and Bonnier Corp., Mimi led implementations of four enterprise systems. She served as a consultant on strategy for complex, multi-channel database marketing programs, and directed internal teams on project execution. She has streamlined and standardized workflows to determine best practices, and publishers continue to use her quality control tools.   Mimi has volunteered as a Program Manager with PMINYC, recently in Outreach Communications and currently for the Career Development Network. In addition, she volunteers with Health 2.0 NYC, organizing events to advance innovation in healthcare. Mimi enjoys sharing information in formal and informal settings, in the classroom and on the job, and is an advocate for lifelong learning.
Anthony J. Jules

Anthony J. Jules

Trainer, PMP

Anthony Jules:  Anthony’s main focus is Project Management courses and Project Management Professional certification bootcamps. As an IT and Operations project manager with over 25 years of experience in financial services, Anthony has worked for some of the premier financial institutions in the industry such as Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns, and J.P. Morgan Chase.  Anthony’s career has taken him literally all over the world and has spanned several roles including: technology developer, applications portfolio manager, operations manager, and controls and compliance lead.  A core component of each of Anthony’s roles has been the application of project management.  Anthony majored in Management Information Systems at Pace University, and he us a licensed Financial Operations Professional (Series 99 with FINRA – Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and certified as a Project Management Professional (with PMI – Project Management Institute).   Anthony maintains a strong interest in philanthropy, working with young people, food insecurity programs, and championing diversity causes within the corporate ranks.  In his downtimes, Anthony enjoys reading, sports, family time, and friends.
Mike Otero

Mike Otero

Trainer

Mike Otero is a certified Program Management (PgMP), Project Management (PMP), Agile Project Management (PMI-ACP) and Lean Six Sigma (Verizon) Professional.  As a strategic thinker, Mike has simplified and operationalized complex initiatives with expertise in strategy ideation and execution in the domains of Wireless, Telecom, Customer Experience, eCommerce, Omni/Multi-Channel, Sales and Marketing, Zero Based Budgeting and Pharma domains. Mike is an effective communicator across all executive (CxO) levels, globally and domestically. He has extensive knowledge and experience in program, project lifecycles, and new product development. Mike is adept at navigating global, compliance, and heavily regulated landscapes and has delivered dozens of programs ranging from $10M – $500M for Fortune 50 enterprises. Mike has an MBA from Centenary University with a concentration in Management, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and pre-Law from Montclair State University and has completed several Strategy Programs from Cornell University in addition to training from George Washington University for Project Management and UT Dallas for Program Management.  
Brian Williamson

Brian Williamson

Trainer, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-ACP, ITIL, Six Sigma

Brian Williamson is a Strategic Portfolio, Program and Project Management executive, with nearly 20 years of experience managing and implementing large scale Enterprise Software Applications. He holds certifications from the Project Management Institute in Portfolio Management (PfMP)®, Program Management (PgMP)®, Project Management (PMP)®, Risk Management (PMI-RMP)®, Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®, and Agile (PMI-ACP)®. Brian is also certified in ITIL® and Six Sigma; and holds two Masters Degrees from Polytechnic University: Management of Technology (’97), and Information Systems Engineering (’00). He has extensive Portfolio, Program and Project Management experience in the microverticals of Financial Management, Supply Chain Management, and Human Capital Management, spanning both the Healthcare and Manufacturing industries. As a trainer / coach, Brian has mentored many Program and Project Managers, using his own material and methodology aligned to the PMBOK® Guide and Standard for Program Management. Based on the Standard for Portfolio Management, Brian has also developed several tools, templates and structured data flows. Brian’s training focus is primarily at the Senior and C-Levels, with a concentration in strategic portfolio management.
Monika Vaccaro

Monika Vaccaro

Trainer, PMP

Monika has over 20 years of experience as a project management practitioner and educator.  She taught PM certificate programs and PMP exam preparation classes for the following institutions: Boston University, Pace University, County College of Morris, NJ, Raritan Valley Community College, NJ, PMI-NJ Chapter and at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, teaching DoD government civilian and active military personnel.   Monika was instrumental in a DoD enterprise implementation of MS Project Professional 2003 version through several upgrades to MS Project 2013.  She developed training materials and instructed DoD employees in scheduling theory and use of the tool. Monika was considered the “go-to” person for MS Project at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ.  She continues to deliver MS Project courses under contract to both the Coast Guard and Navy.   Monika holds a BS in Management Information Systems from Seton Hall University.  She is currently an independent trainer in areas of PMP exam preparation, Project Management certificate programs, and MS Project Professional.   She enjoys mentoring and encouraging PMP aspirants and is a PMP Advisor / Instructor for the Rutgers Executive Education online Project Management program.
John Driessnack

John Driessnack

Trainer, PfMP

John is a nationally known expert in Systems and Portfolio/Program management in the Federal/DoD/Intelligence acquisition environment. He spent 21 years as an Air Force officer, which included senior PM for Global Broadcast System (GBS), and program or functional lead on several other major Aircraft, IT and Intel program(s). Post retiring in 2004, John managed a consulting group, conducts research in the economics of portfolio/program controls and industry structures, and teaches at Defense Systems Management College, American University, and Naval Post Graduate School. He started his own consulting firm, Olde Stone Consulting, LLC in 2014. He holds BS in Industrial Engineering, MS in Economics, and advanced academic work in New Institutional Economics. Certified as a DoD DAWIA Level III Program Manager, Financial Managers, and Acquisition Logistician, as well as Industry Cost Estimator and Project Management Professional certifications. He is also published in defense acquisition journals, co-author of the PMI/INCOSE/MIT guide for Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering, contributor on the GAO best practice guides for cost and schedule, and chaired NDIA working groups, as well as authored several PMI white papers and spoken at the PMI PMO Symposium as well as other conferences.

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