Meet the Leadership Team

Tim Broom

Tim Broom

CEO & Co-Founder

Tim Broom

CEO & Co-Founder

In 2013, Tim recognized the need for current and engaging eLearning for IT professionals and ITProTV was born. He had been operating a brick-and-mortar computer learning center and saw a gap he could fill where he could bring IT learning to the masses at an affordable price. As a career changer himself, Tim knew the value of IT training and he continues to believe that it can change lives. Today, ITProTV has a team of 70+, occupies a 28,000 square-foot studio and creates new content every day. Even with explosive growth in the last four years, Tim is focused on expansion. He says “I am on a mission. A mission that will likely never end, that will provide every user on earth the opportunity to learn about technology, in an easy to understand, engaging way, that everyone can afford. It is our goal that every person will have an ongoing, continued subscription to ITProTV because it is the best asset and resource that IT professionals can use to be effective in their roles.”

Don Pezet

Don Pezet

CIO & Co-Founder

Don Pezet

CIO & Co-Founder

Don has been working in the IT industry since 1997. In addition to working with the technologies, he has also been training others since 2001. He is a certified trainer with many vendors including Microsoft, CompTIA, Google, and Cisco. His combination of real-world experience, textbook knowledge, and a questionable sense of humor have helped him to entertain and educate thousands of people. He is certified in the following: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CVE, CCNA, CCNP, JNCIA, JNCIS, PMP, HP Master ASE, MCP, MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCITP, and LPIC-2.

Barry Pruett

Barry Pruett

CCO

Barry Pruett

CCO

A Chief Commercial Officer, Barry serves in an operations role over all teams with specific focus on the growth team which includes marketing, sales and customer success. He has nearly 30 years of experience in various roles in the learning space. Prior to joining ITProTV, he was the VP of Technology Strategy for John Wiley and Sons, helping create and distribute educational content for professionals. This included the For Dummies and Idiot Guides series. Prior to Wiley, he worked for learning companies IDG Books and Macmillian Publishing. Barry holds a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design Visual Communications from Indiana University.

Phillip Ford

Phillip Ford

VP of People & Culture

Phillip Ford

VP of People & Culture

As VP of People and Culture, Phillip is tasked with finding and cultivating the best talent for ITProTV. He works with our CEO and the rest of the leadership team to maintain the fun and engaging culture that retains our amazing team members. Hiring the very best and helping create an environment where they can grow while doing meaningful work is at the core of our recipe to success. Prior to this role, Phillip led the ITProTV sales team for several years. He has three decades of success as a leader within a variety of industries. Phillip attended both the United States Naval Academy and the University of Texas at Arlington.

Fun fact: Phillip was the co-captain of the Sailing Team while at the Academy and currently enjoys hitting the trails on his mountain bike whenever possible.

Denise Broom

Denise Broom

CFO

Denise Broom

CFO

As CFO, Denise is the resident “Queen of Cash Flow.” Whether she’s making budgets, or buried in NetSuite and Salesforce, Denise makes sure the bills are paid and the lights are on. Denise has more than 20 years of accounting experience. She earned a BS in Accounting from Florida Southern College.

Vivian Pezet

Vivian Pezet

Member Success Manager

Vivian Pezet

Member Success Manager

Vivian's goal as Member Success Manager is to ensure that our individual members find value in their membership and are delighted with their ITProTV learning experience. She grew the ITProTV support team from a team of one (her) to a team of four and is now focused solely on the success of our members who have personally chosen ITProTV as their IT learning provider.

Fun fact: Vivian once lived the rock-n-roll life, working for a concert promoter and catering to acts like Elton John, Eric Clapton, and Metallica.

Angie Byers

Angie Byers

Relationship Strategist

Angie Byers

Relationship Strategist

Angie is the head wrangler at ITProTV, overseeing studio operations. Her project management leadership ensures that studio time is optimized and that the ideal edutainer resources are available for teaching courses. Angie also assists with enterprise project management across teams, with special insight into engineering resources and priorities. Angie holds a BS in Mathematics and Statistics from The University of Florida.

Fun fact: Snoop Dog is Angie’s jam.

Valerie Riley

Valerie Riley

Director of Marketing

Valerie Riley

Director of Marketing

Val leads the marketing team at ITProTV with a focus on lead generation, product marketing, and branding. She executes on a data-driven marketing plan that supports the corporate growth strategy and goals. She also oversees both media relations and corporate communications. Val has more than 20 years of experience in technology marketing including leadership positions at two software companies. She has a BS in Advertising from the University of Florida.

Fun fact: Val only drinks decaf. Go ahead, make fun.

Brad Noblitt

Brad Noblitt

Director of Production

Brad Noblitt

Director of Production

Brad has been working in TV production for more than 30 years. He began his career as a news and commercial photographer. Brad’s keen eye has been behind the camera and on the production crews of major sporting broadcasters like ABC, ESPN, SEC Network and more. He has also served as a consultant to various firms on their design and production systems. He led broadcast teams at the University of Missouri and the University of Florida before joining ITProTV. Brad has a BS in Education from the University of Missouri.

Fun fact: Brad got to fly with the Blue Angels in an F/A-18 Hornet while covering an airshow in Columbia, MO. He filled both of his air sick bags!

Pete Briggs

Pete Briggs

Director of Sales & Success

Pete Briggs

Director of Sales & Success

Pete is at the helm of the sales and customer success teams with a focus on the B2B business. He works to achieve the company’s aggressive sales goals while also ensuring members are delighted and not at risk for churn. Pete has 12 years of sales and customer success leadership experience in the e-learning space, including stints at Learning Tree and John Wiley and Sons.

Fun fact: Pete once met Mick Jagger in a bar bathroom. He also won a breakdancing competition. Not on the same day.

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