After graduating from CSULB with a BS in Mathematics, Hicham went to work at New Horizons. After only 6 months, he left NH to join QuickStart as an Account Manager and the rest is history…
Romeo SemaanDirector of Sales
Romeo Semaan is the Director of sales at QuickStart Intelligence, the largest Microsoft Leaning Partner on the West Cost. He joined QuickStart in 1998 as an Account Manager out of the Los Angeles Center and within few years, he led the company in sales for 5 consecutive years
Kelly BlackVice President of Finance and Operations
Has over 17 years of experience in accounting, management and operations and has successfully lead the finance, IT and operations departments as well as completed the successful integrations of QuickStart’s most recent acquisitions.
Vauna BaetzPartner Alliance Director
Vauna brings over 13 years of experience in the IT technical training industry in sales management, project management and Partner channel management roles to her position at QuickStart as Director of Partner Alliances.
She enjoys spending time with her 2 young daughters, as well as, hiking, traveling and reading for fun.
Scott FredricksonDirector of Operations
Scott Fredrickson is the Director of Operations for QuickStart Intelligence, the largest Microsoft Learning Partner on the West Coast. Scott has over 14 years’ experience in Operations, Administration and Logistics in the Technical Training Industry.
Bobbie BratuDirector of Training
Brings many years of a wide variety of professional experience including education, management, sales and operations. Prior to QuickStart, Bobbie held positions as an Educator in the public school system, Regional Director of a group of computer training post-secondary schools, and sales management in the telecommunications industry.
Joel BrdaMarketing Director
Joel started his professional career as a web developer and a .NET consultant. With a passion for technology and online marketing Joel earned his Online Marketing degree from Maryville University in St Louis, MO. For the past 6 years Joel has managed B2B marketing programs in the IT industry. Joel lives in Dana Point, CA with his wife and son.
Brian LongArea Sales Manager
Born and raised in San Diego County and after graduating from San Diego State University with a degree in Finance. I’ve always been interested in technology and investing and don’t expect to change this career path ever. I have a beautiful wife, 8 year old son and 18 month old son.
Frank ChaoArea Sales Manager
Graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from CSU Chico and worked as Sales Professional in various Hi-Tech sectors before working at QuickStart in 2004 as an Account Manager. Became Senior Account Manager in 2006 and is now enjoying the role as the Area Sales Manager.
Nick LewisArea Sales Manager
Nick has been in the IT business for many years. His experience includes infrastructure, developer as well as management. In addition to his years with Microsoft, Nick has focused the most recent 10 years in the technology training world. He brings a depth of understanding to the companies and organizations he works with, that bridges the void that often exists between the business needs and IT departments.
Louie FranciscoIT Manager
After graduating from Cal Poly Pomona University with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Louie has spent the last 15 years in the Information Technology field and at QuickStart since January 2011. In his spare time he enjoys family time with his wife and 2 daughters.