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, 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, 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, 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″
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.”
Aiyshen Gilliam, National Training Coordinator
Hi I’m Aiyshen and some days I wish I had the wisdom of a 90 year old, the body of a 21 year old, and the energy of a 3 year old.
“There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments” – Chris Rock
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.
Enrique Kalb, Director of Global Sales
Family man with a “can do anything attitude” and winning spirit, the sky is the limit for personal, professional and organizational growth and excellence!
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, 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
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, Instructor
Father to 2 beautiful girls, husband to a wonderful wife. Helping others learn and grow in their career is my passion!
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, 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
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