Mark Tolbert, PMP®
Mark has been teaching PMP® Prep classes since November of 2007 for a number of leading education companies. The first time success rate for students in his classes on the PMP® exam has consistently exceeded 95%. (Since January of 2014, Mark has taught 12 Best Practices Team classes with a total of 134 students. Of these, 105 students took the test within one month of finishing the class, and met the other conditions for our pmp class guarantee. Of these 105 students, 100 successfully passed the test.)
Mark has designed a new PMP® Prep program, built on core ideas and best practices he has learned teaching for these companies, and also for the PMIWDC chapter.
Add to this several new concepts and approaches to help students learn the PMI® definitions view of project management, and you have the best foundation available to help get prepared for the PMP® exam.
Mark has over 30 years experience in I.T., including 27 years at Hewlett-Packard. He successfully managed support programs and projects within HP Services from 1994 through 2007.
Mark earned his PMP® in 1995, and has been very active in the Washington, DC PMI® chapter for the past 19 years. He has served on a number of board positions for the chapter, and has taught PMP® Prep classes for the chapter starting in 2005. From 2009 through 2013 Mark served on the board as the trustee for the chapter.
PMIWDC decided in August 2014, – to try a pilot of outsourcing their PMP® Prep class. Best Practices Team partnered with TASC Management to bid on this opportunity, and was selected as the provider. Mark taught the class, and all the slides and materials were the Best Practices Team materials.
The class was a tremendous success, and PMIWDC decided to outsource all their PMP® Prep classes for 2015 and 2016. TASC and Best Practices Team, LLC were selected again to provide two of the classes in 2015, and four classes in 2016.
Mark is very passionate about project management, and believes adopting the best project management practices and skills is crucial to the success of enterprises today. Mark is a long time resident of Northern Virginia, and currently lives in Annandale with his wife Linda.
Gordon Young, PMP®
Gordon Young holds a Masters degree in instructional design. He earned his PMP® in 2005 while at Nextel, just prior to their merger with Sprint.
He spent the next 14 months delivering structured overviews of the PMP® credentialing process and concepts to headquarters staff in customer operations, product development, marketing, finance, and legal functions.
Prior to his PMP® , Gordon worked with AT&T in their Network Services Division, providing instructional design assistance to technical trainers and writers.
Gordon led a team of knowledge analysts at Qwest Communications and completed several training programs for GE Capital in Atlanta while earning his Six Sigma Greenbelt and working with an off-shore media development team in India to shorten the cycle time for e-learning products used by GE’s call center support teams for e-commerce.
In 2009, after a two-year engagement in an electronic records management project with defense contracting giant KBR, Gordon began teaching PMP® Exam preparation courses full time.
Each year Gordon delivers 40+ sessions of a four-day exam preparation course. Gordon receives consistently high ratings from students on his ability to bring life and relevance to the PMBOK® Guide material.
Mark McGreevy, PMP®
Mark has more than 25 years of industry experience in project, portfolio and program management.
He holds an MBA in Management Information Systems and an undergraduate degree in Aerospace Electronics. His career experience includes employment at United Airlines, Exxon USA, T. Rowe Price, Chevy Chase Bank, and Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab.
Mark has been teaching PMP® exam prep boot camps for over four years and has also taught project management courses for the Project Management Institute (PMI® ) and graduate level PM classes at Morgan State University.
He has consistently received excellent student feedback on his engaging teaching style, his well-structured and planned out course content, expert knowledge, and his helpful exam memorization techniques. He has received countless letters of appreciation from students who have taken his courses, the vast majority of whom have gone on to successfully pass the PMP® exam.
Mark is a resident of Maryland, and he currently lives in Elkridge with his wife Jennifer, his two boys (ages 11 and 15) and two loving dogs, Jojo and Pepper.