CourseMax Names Training Industry Luminary VP

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<p><strong>St. Petersburg, Fla. &mdash; March 26</strong><br />CourseMax, a developer of systems that proficiently manage the business of training, has named Ron Labez Gandiza as vice president of business development.&nbsp; </p><p>A 17-year veteran of the training industry, Gandiza designed and built enterprise-level training programs for both the Army and the Air Force while working at the Pentagon.&nbsp; </p><p>He also helped conceptualize and launch Microsoft&rsquo;s academic support program, known as the Microsoft IT Academy Program, which supports more than 2,000 academic institutions worldwide.&nbsp; </p><p>Most recently, he served as the global director of programs for Culminis, helping grow the organization into the largest support network of IT professional organizations in the world.&nbsp; </p><p>His extensive training experience in corporate, academic and government sectors has made him a popular keynote speaker and guest lecturer at conferences around the country. <br /><br />In his new role, Gandiza will develop and execute strategy for global sales and marketing outreach for CourseMax&rsquo;s Training Center Management (TCM), which streamlines operations, reduces costs, expands advertising and marketing opportunities and increases the profitability of classes for training centers.&nbsp; </p><p>The on-demand application and turnkey student portal allows training organizations to better manage their sales, marketing, class schedules, enrollments, classrooms, instructors and other resources &mdash; all through a user-friendly, Web-based interface.<br /><br />&ldquo;Ron is a real visionary in the training industry and brings an incredible track record of success to CourseMax,&rdquo; said Dan Blake, CourseMax founde and CEO. &ldquo;Landing someone of Ron&rsquo;s caliber is testament to the strength of our solution and market potential. His experience and guidance will be critical to our continued growth.&rdquo;<br /><br />Gandiza said he looks forward to the opportunities that await him.</p><p>&ldquo;I am excited about joining CourseMax because they are delivering exactly what training organizations have struggled with most, which is a way to centrally manage and promote their training programs more effectively and efficiently&rdquo; Gandiza said. &ldquo;CourseMax has the right system for an industry desperate for an affordable solution to better manage its resources.&rdquo;</p>

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