Project Management Professional (PMP)® Student Profiles:

Student Profile: Vicente Farina, PMP

Vicente FarinaI am a Senior Manager for BESLER Consulting in the healthcare industry primarily working with and assisting hospital healthcare systems and large physician practices with short and long term revenue enhancing projects.  I obtained my undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MBA) from Rutgers University.  My hobbies include playing, coaching and training youth soccer.

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Student Profile: Jerry Fausz, PMP

profile picI have a BS, MS and PhD in Aerospace Engineering and began my career with the Air Force Research Lab in 1992 as a DOD civilian.  I managed projects in the development of advanced technologies for space vehicle guidance and control for 14 years. After that I left government service and went to work in the private sector. 

I manage projects for SAIC for 6 years focusing on the areas of special projects for the DOD and the intelligence community, including contracts with AFRL, USSTRATCOM and DIA.

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Student Profile: Ram Lal Pareek, BE, PMP, MBA

RamI am a civil engineering graduate and  did my graduation in 1989 from University of Jodhpur, India.

Currently working in Dubai as a capacity of General Manager in Chirag  contacting Dubai  dealing with all kinds of construction in Dubai since 1996.

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Student Profile: Siva Ram Kuricheti, PMP, C Eng(I), FIE

Sivaram KurichetiI am a project management professional with nearly 30 years of experience in large project management particularly civil engineering and infrastructure projects. I am a post graduate in structural engineering, a masters in business administration from XLRI and a Fellow of Institution of Engineers India.

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Student Profile: Henry Ogbu, PMP

Henry OgbuI have 9 years experience in the information Technology, emphasis on Enterprise Software Architecture, Design, Implementation and Support. Business and Process Analysis, Development and Alignment to Technology. Team Development and Leadership. Versed practical experience (Technical and Functional) on Oracle Flexcube core banking implementation and support. I obtained a Bachelor of Engineering degree (B.Eng) honours from University of Benin, Nigeria in 2003.

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Student Profile: Sheba Daniel, PMP

ShebaI am an IT professional with 10+ years of experience playing various roles in the SDLC process. I finally decided  to get my professional certification so I can show myself more than anyone else where I stand in this competitive field  and plan my future endeavors  accordingly. Clearing PMP gave me the reassurance and the additional clarity I needed to set my future career goals. I plan to actively engage in PMI efforts and keep myself well informed about the best practices of this industry so I deliver as well as mentor and train other candidates.

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Student Profile: Fan Zhang, PMP

Currently a Management Consultant with projects in corporate strategy development, process improvement, and change management. I also have a strong background in technology. In my corporate roles and in consulting, I have witnessed the importance of – and practiced – the ability to perform operational tasks, and lead teams towards big-picture goals. PMP was one way to show proficiency through formal accreditation.  

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Student Profile: Jeffry Joris, PMP

jeffryI am Jeffry Joris, PMP. I have been working for 18 years (since year 1997) in telecommunication industry. I have family (wife and 2 kids). We stay in Indonesia.

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Student Profile: Chaitanya Rekha, PMP

chaintayaI am Chaitanya Rekha Sirisilla , a graduate in Electronics and Communication engineering. I was working with Multinational companies in India over a period of around five and half years.

It’s been two years since I got married and joined my husband here in Columbus, Indiana.

I always aspired to get PMP Certified based on my experience with previous organizations and involvement in Project Management activities.

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Student Profile: Robert Leon, PMP

Bob LeonI possess a unique blend of process orientation and creativity and am always eager to take on the project that requires multinational, multidisciplinary coordination and is a new frontier in some form or another for everyone involved.  The more impossible it seems, the more attractive it is to me.  Currently, I am managing a project that should eventually put new (green) energy in West Africa that supports rural agricultural processors and overcomes the major challenge to previous solutions.

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Student Profile: Syed Sajid Husain

SajidI am a Consultant - Financial Market and Program Management. I am an Electrical & Electronic Engineer (Bachelor of Science) and also an MBA with major in Finance. I reside in Perth, Australia.

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Student Profile: Pauline Reid, PMP

paulineI’ve worked in the telecommunications industry for many years, and recently the energy sector, primarily in customer service.  I have managed many projects over the years, the scope of which ranged from small to medium in size.  Several years ago I completed my Master’s Certificate in Project Management and have aspired since then to earning a PMP certification.

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Student Profile: Jyothi Hotti, PMP

JyothiI have been working in IT industry for the last 15yrs and from last 2yrs started as PM.

The first thing that I studied on my journey to become a PMP was Rita's PMP book. It has good day-to-day examples which I can connect and remember. I also read a lot of exercises at the end of each chapter help us understand better any situation.

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Student Profile: Mark Lewis, PMP

Mark LewisFor the past 10 years I have been a senior project manager and department manager for a company that produces large scale separation equipment (centrifuges, belt presses, thickeners and screens)

.  During my 10th year, I decided to earn the PMP credential and now recommend it for all of my direct reports.
I enjoy spending time with my wife and son, bible study, travel, hunting, fishing, flying (private pilot), boating and scuba (advanced open water).


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Student Profile: Jeremy Papp, PMP

My name is Jeremy Papp, and I have worked in QA and as a Producer in the console gaming and slot gaming industries. I currently am Quality Assurance Analyst and ScrumMaster at Clio - Practice Management Simplified.

What made me consider to have the PMP Certification are my strengths and career path have always centered around owning and delivering software projects. My main motivation was to complement my experience with formal accreditation and show my commitment to Project Management as a profession.

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Student Profile: Robert Preston, PMP

I have been doing professional project work for about 15 years, first as Systems Admin for a hotel development group and more recently on software implementations. It was an easy step for me to add the PMP certifications since I was already knee deep in project work. The PMP was always in the back of my mind to achieve and when my PMP certified friend came down for a visit, I was sold, time to spring into action.

I was sent the link to PMP prepcast and watched a couple of times and then enrolled in a PMP 1 month classroom hosted by our local PMI chapter  last spring which used a study kit called Crosswinds (books, CDs, and flash cards with online tests) and the classroom was too fast paced for me, I did not feel as if it was beneficial to my style of learning.

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Student Profile: Leonardo Fehlberg, PMP

I'm Brazilian, living abroad nearly 10 years. I work with oil and gas projects (production and drilling facilities).I've been looking into get certified for few yeas and recently my company had a push to get their PMs certified...The most difficult part is to read the PMBOK... very difficult and generic.

I learned about The PM PrepCast because I was referred by a friend of a friend who had a long commute to work like me and decided to sign up and optimise my studies.I think the part missing are examples from other industries. Most of examples and cases are always from IT projects, which is a completely different animal from oil & gas and civil projects.

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Student Profile: John Feist, PMP

Student Profile: John Feist, PMPMy wife and I live in Central New Jersey. I have a diversified background that revolves around IT. I’ve been a developer on various platforms, a manager/executive as well as a PM. I’ve worked in a variety of industries supporting most of the standard corporate functions. There seems to be an ongoing need for project managers, so I’ve decided to stay in this discipline.

I’ve reached a point in my career where I need to focus on one direction. Project management lets me apply a wide variety of skills and experience.

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Student Profile: Melissa Brown, PMP

MelissaBrownMy name is Melissa Brown and I have my Bachelor’s in Management Information’s Systems and my Associates in Business Administration.  I‘m employed by Digicon Corporation and currently work as a Network Administrator on a government contract within a division of the Department of Defense (DoD). 

Along with my networking duties, I’ve been working towards becoming a Project Manager for over 7 years.  The Project Manager that overseas my contract has given me numerous opportunities to manage training and monthly reporting for my contract and allowed me to be a “Subject Matter Expert” on new business and a re-compete contract in which we won both of them. 

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