ASPE is a national leader in providing skills-based training solutions on cutting-edge IT topics, the Systems/Software Development Lifecycle, Security, and Healthcare IT. We specialize in SharePoint training, MS Project Server training and ITIL training courses. Based in Cary NC, ASPE offers both public and onsite delivery solutions. ASPE's Onsite Delivery Practice focuses on delivering tailored or customized courses at a customer's location that meets the client's specific training requirements. ASPE public course delivery brings courses to over 60 major cities nationwide, providing our customers with flexible learning options.
With a skills-based curriculum from our catalog of nearly 100 courses, you get a practical, no-nonsense learning approach with materials that provide tools and techniques you can immediately use on the job. The ASPE brand provides value, support, ease of purchase, great quality, and excellent instructors. If a course is brought to you by ASPE, you can count on a rewarding experience.
ASPE's core mission is the development of hands-on, real-world courses designed to fill pressing skills gaps to make employees more effective and empowering companies to gain critical competitive advantage. Through our leading-edge, expert-led training our clients achieve swift skills development which enable them to quickly and effectively solve their problems and meet their goals.
We accomplish this by using:
- Industry-recognized subject matter experts
- Leading-edge technical content and products
- State-of-the-art delivery techniques
- Active and effective Account Management
- Modular and multi-purpose content
- World-class instructional design
Our promise to our customers is that we will provide:
- State-of-the-Art Material: Our Product Managers, Research Staff, and Course Directors continually update the content of every ASPE course. Built on a foundation of established practices, every ASPE course contains real-world tools and techniques that can be implemented immediately and the latest research, practices and procedures.
- Thought-Leader Instructors: All our instructors are recognized experts in their field with hands-on real-world experience on the topics they teach. We combine our proven adult educational training methods with leading-edge industry expertise to provide you with the best training experience possible.
- High Quality Partnerships: ASPE partners with leading product vendors, institutions, associations, and training companies. We leverage these partnerships to provide you the best product and certification training, PMI PDU solutions, and skills-based training courses available.
- 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: Every ASPE course carries our 100% quality and satisfaction guarantee. Call us toll free (877) 800-5221 for more information on our policy.
ASPE Leadership Team
Steve Knier, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Knier has 21 years of experience in the training of technical and business professionals. He was the founder and CEO of American Research Group, Inc., one of the largest privately held technical training companies in North America. American Research Group was purchased by Global Knowledge Network. Mr. Knier also was the founder and CEO of Perceptex, a multimedia technical training company focused on high-quality content development and the sales and distribution of proprietary and third-party self-paced training products. In addition, Mr. Knier served for five years as President of American Institute, Inc., an international training company that was instrumental in introducing one of the industry's first voice/data communication certification programs. He co-founded National Business Institute, Inc., a U.S.-based training company that provided business-to-business professional business management courses and Professional Education Systems Inc., a continuing legal education training company that provided a complete curriculum of training courses for the legal, financial and business communities.
David Mantica, President
David Mantica has more than 18 years of experience in business to business continuing education in executive, product management, marketing, and operations capacities. He has product managed the initiation, development and delivery of more than 300 instructor-led and live, online training courses, covering topics in the software development life cycle, IT, telecommunications, finance, healthcare IT, and marketing industries. David was instrumental in the development and delivery of the training industry's first voice over IP (VOIP)-enabled live, instructor-led training course for public consumption, and chaired CompTIA's Learning Alliance formulation committee. David has participated in numerous certification committees and supported the work of certifying bodies including the Scrum Alliance, PMI, IIBA, TrueSecure, and CompTIA. He currently writes weekly on the ASPE-SDLC and ASPE-ROI blogs and has published salary surveys for Agile, Product Management and Business Analyst in 2009 and 2010. David has spoken at numerous IIBA chapter meetings, Comdex Chicago, OSP Conference, ACUTA conference, 1-jobs Career Fairs and has facilitated more than 20 web seminars informing over 2,500 business professionals on business technology topics. David's expertise is in understanding the business drivers that underscore the need for technology and in finding a market place for educational products to help professionals achieve competitive advantage through the alignment of business and IT.
Frank Beanland, CFO
Frank Beanland has 20 years of experience in the IT industry in various capacities of CFO, accounting, finance, commercial, business development, technical support, account management, systems integration and entrepreneurial management. As a partner and Chief Financial Officer for Csoft International, Frank has used 15 years in the retail systems industry to build and run a profitable startup software organization developing the premier Point-of-Sale solution for the retail industry and a new E-Commerce POS solution for the Wireless Telco and ASP market. He sold Csoft International to Marconi Commerce Systems in 1999.
Clay Pernell, Vice President of Sales
Clay Pernell has over 20 years of diverse sales management experience in the business-to-consumer and the business-to-business sectors. He has held Senior Sales Leadership positions in both the retail and research content industries previously. In these roles he was responsible for millions of dollars in revenue as well as the leadership of national sales teams. He has a successful track record of growing revenue year after year in addition to the development of countless award winning Sales Associates. He has been recognized globally for his sales management performance. In addition, Clay has successfully called upon Fortune 500 companies and negotiated enterprise solutions. Clay brings a wealth of experience in market analysis, team development and new business development.