Project Management Certificate Program for Public Sector OrganizationsFaculty

Ramses Maldonado, PMP

Ramses Maldonado is a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 20 years’ experience as a project manager and technology consultant working with over 100 companies in 7 countries in over hundreds of projects during his career.

As an educator, Maldonado has over ten years of experience in creating and delivering project management training to both the public and private sector in verticals such as healthcare, construction, security, government, and technology among others.  He has created and led both in-person and web-based seminars on applied project management, PMP certification, IT project management, program management, and related topics.

Maldonado holds extensive experience in consulting, creating and delivering customized project management and leadership courses to recognized government institutions in both South Florida and Internationally.

Maldonado is the founder and President of Wireless & IP Technologies (WIT), a company focused on the design and implementation of Internet of Things and machine-to-machine technologies to help companies remotely monitor, control and managed the performance of their operational assets all managed via a web-based platform(s).

Before starting his business, Maldonado was a Senior Project manager at Verizon Business. For 15 years, he worked in multiple project management roles at the company, as a senior project manager responsible for software development projects, speech recognition initiative and enterprise-wide Voice Over IP technologies for both call centers and office buildings, in a variety of industry sectors including private/public companies, Government and Healthcare. Maldonado was also involved in the creation and implementation of the Strategic Program Management Office (SPMO) that oversaw large-scale project portfolios at Verizon.

Maldonado earned a master’s in Project Management from the George Washington School of Business and obtained his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. He also earned a master certificates in e-commerce and e-business from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional), with formal training in ITILv3 (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) and PRINCE2, Agile Project Management.

Greg ChavarriaGreg Chavarria, MSMIS, PMP, ITIL V3

Greg Chavarria is a skilled speaker, trainer, facilitator and coach with a passion for helping others improve their project management capabilities.  For more than 12 years, he has trained various clients across the globe by delivering courses that are aimed to strengthen project management skillsets, leverage performance, lead teams, and advance collaboration.

Greg has worked with various Fortune 500 clients, within numerous verticals, including technology, hospitality management, health care, public sector, public safety, and construction.

Parallel to serving as adjunct faculty for FIU, Greg has held various leadership roles in the public sector and served as chief information officer for four local government agencies.  As an innovator, he is eager to assist others maximize potential and explore the possibilities that project management offers.

Throughout his career, he has been able to streamline operations and implement smart technology capabilities with strategic industry partners. One of the most notable projects that Greg has led includes the Miami International Airport Security Systems Project completed in 2012. This $16M+ project was achieved by integrating smart IP surveillance technologies coupled with advanced video analytics and secure wireless iOT sensors within a 24-month period.

Innovation, smart technology and bringing forth new communication strategies for professionals are some of Greg’s passion.  He looks forward to helping others and coaching professionals reach new heights of performance delivery.

Education and Certifications

Currently, Greg is pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degree with focus on Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Greg holds a Master of Science in Information Systems from FIU and a dual engineering degree in environmental and civil engineering from the University of Miami.  He has been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2006. He also earned the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) industry certification.  

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