Certiport Positions for Growth

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Certiport, the world’s leading provider of computer literacy skills training and credentialing programs for the competitive global workforce and academic markets in over 135 countries, has announced that Ray Kelly joined the company as its president and chief executive officer. Kelly succeeds the company’s entrepreneurial and visionary leader, David Saedi, whose work includes the development of Certiport Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3®) as the de facto standard for digital literacy in the world.

Certiport also announced the appointment of Bart Boaden as senior vice president of global sales. Boaden is an industry sales veteran with over 25 years of experience. Most recently, Boaden was the vice president of worldwide sales for the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. The organization is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. At CompTIA, Boaden managed a global team and partnerships with HP, Ingram Micro, Avnet, Dell, Lenovo, Ricoh, Cicso, Verizon. He also oversaw a large segment of the consumer marketplace, achieving significant revenue growth via faster sales cycles, stronger partner pull-through and portfolio re-engineering. Prior to his work at CompTIA, Boaden held senior executive sales and management positions with IBM, Ernst & Young and Fujitsu.

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