Who We Are

  • Firoozeh Azarbaidjani-Do

    Firoozeh Azarbaidjani-Do, CEO

    Entrepreneur, educator, mother and wife. Firm believer in that successful businesses have an obligation to give back and share their success with their communities. Fluent in 5 languages and a world traveler.

    Life Goal: Continue to impact the world through education and charity whenever possible.

  • Ben Tchoubineh

    Ben Tchoubineh, President

    Born educator. Passionate leader. Persistent entrepreneur. Loving husband and father. Always looking to improve myself and my surroundings. Always looking to make a difference.
    I’m a democratic, ethical and collaborative entrepreneur who loves to give credit where it’s due, recognize and encourage excellence, and support my staff in reaching our common goals in every way I can.

  • Ned Snow

    Ned Snow, Chief Operating Officer

    When not working with the amazing team of professionals here at Phoenix TS, I enjoy sailing, mountain biking, playing tennis, going to the dog park and learning to improve myself personally and professionally. “What’s money? A man is a successful if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” — Bob Dylan

  • Ali Choubineh

    Ali Choubineh, CFO

    Playing Soccer, Reading, Antique toy collecting, Working on my website, Playing with my stocks = My life. (with some occasional finance stuff mixed in)
    “Rule #1 Never lose money
    Rule #2 Never forget rule #1″
    Warren Buffett

  • Will Proctor

    Will Proctor, Director of IT

    I’ve lived in the MD/DC area my entire life. Husband & father to 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls, who keep me very busy with their activities. I enjoy family outings, relaxing and a good movie.
    “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

  • Ashley Neu (Wheeler)

    Ashley Neu (Wheeler), Director of Sales and Marketing

    Jean junkie. I consider pizza a legitimate food group. Life goal: visit as many craft breweries as possible. My “Buy Me Brunch” tee describes me perfectly. Chive on.
    Maybe the best any of us can do is not to quit, play the hand we’ve been dealt, and accessorize what we’ve got.” – The one and only Carrie Bradshaw.

  • Ty Lawrence

    Ty Lawrence, Director of Operations

    “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated”
    – Maya Angelou
    Also, can I be honest it’s my favorite line… EVER


  • Mary Solomon

    Mary Solomon, Accounting Manager

    PTS’ most senior employee! I enjoy moonlight strolls on the beach, red roses by the armful and belly dancing. I’m also a huge tennis, soccer and American football fan. Life goal:  Win the lottery and make the world a better place.

    “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi 


  • Lesley Hamilton

    Lesley Hamilton, Courseware Development Manager

    I commute. And spend time with my family running, playing sports, watching Netflix, eating, and supporting each other. 5-year plan: Continue to develop and support interesting courses that help clients get ahead in their careers.
    “We only have one rule on this team…ELE. Everybody love everybody.” –Jackie Moon, Semi-Pro

  • Jeff Henley

    Jeff Henley, Training Consultant

    Avid sports fan and supporter of every hometown team from the Redskins to local high school clubs. My family is number one, my goal is to support them the best I can; the family I have at work makes it easy to get up in the morning.
    “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have” – Vince Lombardi

  • Pardis Saberi

    Pardis Saberi, Testing Proctor

    I like to dance, be outdoors, travel, write poetry and cook for family & friends. I also used to be a competitive swimmer in Iran and won a number of medals!

    5 year plan: Right now I’m just focusing on the present. I want to live my life as it goes. We’ll have to wait to see where this life takes me.

  • Sandy Jones

    Sandy Jones, Training Consultant

    I love family (1 of 10), friends, life. Spend my time outdoors – swimming, bike riding, training for a half-marathon. I ride motorcycles and Saturdays are for movie night with the fam. I can watch the discovery channel for hours. I’m a huge Dallas Cowboy fan – because the great Tom Landry was the most sophisticated, best dressed coach out there!
    “In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away” – Shing Xiong
    “The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.”

  • Brian Sorto

    Brian Sorto, Network Administrator

    As network administrator I often find myself swimming in a sea of cat5e cables dreaming of floating on a bed made of sneakers and hats while listening to country music. Actually, that sounds more like a nightmare. When I’m not at work I enjoy relaxing with my wife and children as we continue thrive as a family.

  • Claude Williams

    Claude Williams, VP of Customer Relations

    I live in the DC Area with my wife and 4 children. I’m a minister, teach Biblical Studies and I’m a board member, Dir. of Football, & little league coach for UNITY Inc., Understanding the Needs In Today’s Youth. I hold many belts in martial arts and “combatives.”

    “those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.” -Psalm 40:31 

  • Bill Griffin

    Bill Griffin, Training Consultant

    Father of two. Husband to an extremely patient wife. Most important thing in life to me are family, happy customers & making people laugh.

    “If you are happy with what you have, you will share it with those who do not.”~Unknown







  • Danielle Hall

    Danielle Hall, National Training Coordinator

    “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”

    — Winston S. Churchill

    LAUGH as much as you breathe and LOVE as much as you LIVE!!

  • Rose Asutaku

    Rose Asutaku, Instructor

    I’m not sure what I love more, food or music! I have a passion for helping people better themselves in any way possible. Originally from West Africa (Cameroon), but I lived in Atlanta almost all my life so you can say I’m a true African American.

    You always face the greatest struggle, the greatest opposition, the greatest discouragement right before the breakthrough

  • Ryan Porter

    Ryan Porter, Instructor

    Father to 2 beautiful girls, husband to a wonderful wife. Helping others learn and grow in their career is my passion!

  • Markus Lawrence

    Markus Lawrence, Trainer

    “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying” -Michael Jordan GOAT

  • Sade Parker

    Sade Parker, National Training Coordinator

    “Glitter, Glamour, and Gold “ The three “G’s” to a successful life.

    I inspire to aspire before I expire.

  • Michael Schwartz

    Michael Schwartz, Training Consultant

    Happily married to my incredible wife; proud father of two amazing kids. I enjoy spending time with family, cooking & fishing.  I strive for excellence when it comes to helping customers improve productivity in the workplace. “You get everything in life that you want if you help enough other people get what they want” ~Zig Zigler

  • Jordyn Jones

    Jordyn Jones, Trainer

    “A vision without execution is just a hallucination”- Thomas Edison

    I believe hard work, dedication, mixed with a little compassion gives us the strength to achieve anything we put our minds too.

1. Become and remain an expert through learning and growth.
2. Communicate openly, honestly and respectfully.
3. Encourage and support our work family.
4. Endeavor to deliver exceptional service.
5. Admit and
correct issues and concerns.
6. Quickly accept and drive change.
7. Get involved
with local
8. Embrace diversity.
9. Be humble.
10. Have fun!

Our Reach

Click below to view the different locations where we’ve trained.

Main Locations

  • 10420 Little Patuxent
    Parkway Suite 500
    Columbia, MD 21044

  • 8200 Greensboro Drive, Suite 900,
    McLean, Virginia, 22102

  • 450 B St
    San Diego, CA 92101

  • 160 Mason McKnight Jr Pkwy
    Augusta, GA 30907

  • Radisson Hotel Colorado Springs Airport
    1645 North Newport Rd
    Colorado Springs, CO 80916

Work With Us

Recently named one of “Baltimore’s Best Places to Work” by Baltimore Magazine, Phoenix TS is an industry leader. Phoenix TS offers competitive benefits, including:

  • Competitive pay
  • Free management, computer, and IT training courses to employees and family members at no charge
  • More than five weeks paid time off
  • 401(k) plan with match
  • Tuition reimbursement for relevant courses that are not currently offered by Phoenix TS