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 & COO

    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.

  • Will Proctor

    Will Proctor, Director of IT

    I’ve lived in the MD/DC area my entire life. Husband & father to 2 boys who keep me very busy with their sport activities (football & basketball). Besides hanging out with my boys, I enjoy family outings, relaxing and a good movie.

    “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

  • Sir Francis George Pickel III

    Sir Francis George Pickel III, Marketing & Courseware Development Associate

    Goal: Awake from a siesta with a cigar and scotch on my deck overlooking my dock of boats, jet skis and a beautiful brunette sun tanning. But really, I’m just a simple, down-to-earth guy, who is as wise as Gandalf the White smoking out of a long hand crafted pipe with a body molded from cast iron and so chiseled I was the muse for the statue of David.

    The golden nectar of the gods (also referred to as Natural Light) runs through my soul reminiscent to the water which floods the Nile during the rainy season. I also am an avid sport fan and enjoy carving waves like fat thanksgiving turkey.

  • Ashley Wheeler

    Ashley Wheeler, Marketing Manager

    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.

  • 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

  • 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.”

  • Cheryl Katz

    Cheryl Katz, Training Consultant

    Once walked in on a bank robbery. Just purchased my first home (not related to the robbery-swear!) In 5 years I will kiss the last school age child goodbye, then motorcycle camp in Alaska to see the northern lights.

    “Should you find a wise criticto point out your faults, follow him as you would a guide to hiddentreasure” – The Buddha from the Dhammapada

  • Amy Otten

    Amy Otten, Training Coordinator

    I follow astrology like the bible #TEAMTAURUS. I golf, cook, travel, listen to audio books and DIY. Goal: keep working at increasing levels of responsibility and skill in a meaningful environment. Oh and to have the dreamy husband, white picket fence, and 2.5 kids.

    “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” –Wayne Gretzky
    A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein
    Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. –Eleanor Roosevelt.

  • 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

  • Brian Sorto

    Brian Sorto, Jr. Network Administrator

    Hi I’m Brian and I love sneakers, hats and country music!

  • Vincent Cesca

    Vincent Cesca

    Vincent Cesca

    Vincent Cesca, Instructor

    Lifelong tech junkie, gamer, and car enthusiast. I’ve been playing guitar for around 10 years. I caught the original 151 Pokemon back in 1998. I teach because I love to help people, and it feels good to pass on the knowledge I’ve worked hard to attain.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Bill Ruddy

    Bill Ruddy, Content Manager

    I mastered the art of baking a key lime pie. I have a good understanding of multiple dental procedures. Running, if the moment calls for it. I do not plan beyond three months.

    “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”

  • 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 

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

  • 9841 Washingtonian Blvd.
    Suite 200
    Gaithersburg, MD 20878

  • 1964 Gallows Rd
    Suite 210
    Vienna, VA 22182

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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