Get to Know Your PMP Instructors at PMTI

PMP Instructors

Yad Senapathy, PMP April 6, 2022

PMTI instructors have helped hundreds of project managers to achieve their goals helping them clear the PMP examination. Their expertise and knowledge demonstrate the skill and proficiency in preparing project managers to ace the project management institute certification with flying colors. Instructors at PMTI have trained over 80,000 professionals to pass the online PMP certification in the past 19 years. This confidence they have in themselves has given PMTI the confidence to give a money-back guarantee to the students who don't make it. PMTI being an ATP, only appoints ATP PMP instructors with the necessary skillset to spearhead your learning process.

What is an ATP? Why Should I Choose an ATP PMP Instructor?

While preparing for your PMP exam, you need a training institute to be registered and recognized by PMI. ATP's have instructors who are Registered Education Providers (REP) recognized by the PMI, making them more authentic. Only a trainer registered as REP with PMI can provide 35 contact hours of training, mandatory to get the project management institute certification or maintain PDU.

What are the Criteria to Become an ATP PMP Instructor?

The Instructors who have earned the badge of the Authorized Training Partner Instructor should have:

  • PMP certification and good standing with PMI.
  • Thorough knowledge of the different spectrum of the project management professional certification offered by PMI, certification continuation requirements, certification's prerequisites, etc.
  • Agile Project Experience to teach the PMP exam prep courses.
  • Completed a two-day training course reviewing the technical aspects of the new PMP exam, focusing additionally on agile and hybrid approaches./LI>

Additionally, they should have new facilitation techniques in how modern learners learn and how to conduct the classes in a virtual environment. They should also have several years of experience as instructors.

Meet Your PMP Exam Coach and Tutor

The stalwarts of PMP have worked tirelessly over the past two decades. They help each candidate in the PMP exam prep individually. They access each candidate's strengths and weaknesses and offer their insights and expertise. They are domain experts with experience and deep knowledge, and passion for the subject matter. These outstanding teachers of PMTI have equipped several project managers with skills to pass their exams and make it easy for them while facing real-life challenges. They have shown utmost dedication in guiding the project managers in the right direction to ace their online PMP certification exams.

Let's get to know the instructors at PMTI.

Yad Senapathy MS, PMP

Yad Senapathy is the Founder & CEO of PMTI and a thought leader in project management methodology. He holds more than 20 years of teaching experience in project management exam preparation courses. Yad has actively contributed to various PMBOK Guides, including the PMBOK 5th edition released in 2013, where he was the Chapter Lead and in charge of content. He is currently formulating the PMBOK Guide 7th Edition with PMI, which is to be released in mid-2021.

Yad developed certification courses for PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP, Project Management Overview, and Project Management Workshops apart from such expertise. He brings vast experience in the manufacturing, financial, information technology, pharmaceuticals, and education industries. Moreover, he has tremendous experience developing corporate strategy, web systems, and business analysis for various companies such as Ford Motor and Daimler Chrysler. He also plays a significant role in training over 80,000 professionals to pass the PMP certification exam and ace their role as successful project managers.

Alan Berman MPA, PMP

Alan is associated with PMTI for over twelve years as a PMP certification course instructor. He has varied expertise in Project Management, Project Management Information Systems, Communication, Analytical Skills, and Team Building. He is an expert at facilitating relevant group discussions and conducting in-person and online classes. He also has a bounty of teaching experience in Microsoft Project, Communication Planning, Organizational Reporting Standards, and Conventions. Alan also has experience developing PMP courseware, assessments, and training the trainers for the boot camps themselves! Besides, he has provided training, management, and consulting services for a range of businesses, including education, brokerage operations, finance, legal, insurance, banking, sales and marketing, pharmaceutical, construction, manufacturing, telecommunications, government, and much more. Alan has worked tirelessly in various capacities, from project manager to site manager.

Ermy Joseph Mantovani PMP, PMI-RMP

Joseph has been associated with PMTI as an instructor for over twelve years. He has more than 30 years of project management experience in various industries such as financial, state, and federal governments, manufacturing, retail, transportation, and education. Joseph remains an experienced analyst in business intelligence, data warehouse initiatives, web enablement projects, and internet-enabled devices. Being a dedicated and passionate teacher, Joseph also teaches various local university courses in his spare time.


John is associated with PMTI for more than eight years as a PMP, CAPM, and PMI-ACP certification course instructor. This remarkable instructor than 25 years of project management experience in different industries in professional roles, including project manager, director, and vice president. He also brings experience from government organizations such as the Airforce, US Department of Defense, and financial companies such as Accenture. As if this wasn't enough, John has also taught project management and project management institute certification courses at various universities. Others may know John as a contributor to several books on project management methodology such as Strategic Planning and Program Management, Program Management: A Lifecycle Approach.

Dana B. Shinbaum, MBA, PMP, PMI-PBA

Dana B. Shinbaum is an Instructor with PMTI for the past two years. He is a field expert with over two decades of organizational experience. He has spent much of his career diligently managing complex projects and leading group efforts in global pharmaceutical organizations, small-to-mid-sized biotechnology companies, and entrepreneurial firms dedicated to human health. Dana has built and directed teams in many broad areas, including market research/planning, business/corporate, commercial development, and multidisciplinary departments, including investor relations, alliance management, and sales operations.

Jeff Bayer, Ph.D., PE, PMP, PMI-ACP

Jeff is an instructor at PMTI for the past five years in PMP, CAPM, and PMI-ACP certification categories. He has built a strong presence in the PM community with more than 30 years of experience in various industries' roles. As an instructor, Jeff draws from his wealth of knowledge in the financial, information technology, retail, and real estate industries. He has directed many organizations to plan and implement their PMO, standardize their methodologies, implement change management systems, and achieve a marked improvement in productivity. Jeff also has lead teams that used Agile and Scrum methodologies and developed his own training and workshops to educate and manage his team. Various PMI chapters routinely invite him for speaking engagements in project management and Agile topics.

Elvis Townsend MBA, PMP

Elvis is an instructor at PMTI for the past five years in PMP, CAPM, and PMI-ACP certification categories. He is a graduate from Governors State University in 1984 with a baccalaureate in Computer Science and held a master's degree in Project Management. He has over ten years of IT experience in systems and network engineering, including service for the US Army on several excursions overseas. He has extensive teaching experience in project management and PMP certification exam prep for businesses, military professionals, and universities. Elvis is currently working on a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Jeff Garelik MS, PMP

Jeff is a senior instructor at PMTI. He has effectively donned the role as a PMP Certification training instructor for the past five years. He has more than twenty years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in various roles and capacities. Jeff developed training courses for research supervisors and managers concurrently with operating as a project manager for clinical research trials for vaccines and antibiotics. He is a brilliant facilitator of online and in-person class presentations. He brings real-life examples into the PMP exam perspective and makes waterfall & agile concepts easy to understand.

Charles Chase Davis PMP, CSSMBB

Charles "Chase" Davis is an IT/Executive consultant, Sr. Instructor & Instructional Designer for over 20 years, working with Project Management Training Institute for nearly four. Chase is a highly qualified professional who brings his knowledge and experience to clients, whether in the training environment or as a consultant. Perkins Coie, Boeing, Toyota, Kaiser Permanente, Norton's Hospitals, Allgress, State of KY, MGMMirage, and UPS are just a few of the corporations he has worked with. Chase holds certifications across a broad range of categories, including the PMP, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Agile Expert Certified, Scrum Certified Trainer (SCT).

An experienced ATP PMP instructor will assess your requirements, determine where you lack knowledge, and recommend the perfect study plan for you. This way, you know exactly where you stand, and you harness the skills to study and pass the online PMP certification exam. All PMTI stalwarts are experts in their domain with more than 20 years of practical experience and a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience. This is what makes them unparalleled trainers.

yad senapathy
Yad Senapathy, PMP

Yad is not just the leader of the Project Management Training Institute (PMTI). He helped to write significant portions of the project management standards worldwide. He is helping PMI right now in reviewing, directing, and leading the development of the 7th edition of the PMBOK® Guide to incorporate the most monumental changes to project management standards in 35 years. He shares his wisdom with readers via the PMTI blog.

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