Meet our Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals with strong experience in helping clients optimize human capital.

Mike Kritzman

Mike Kritzman

Founder & CEO

Mike is SkillNet’s founder and CEO.

Mike guides vision and direction based on insights from his leadership roles at Oracle, Ernst and Young, and others where companies lacked effective tools to bring out the best in their people. SkillNet collects skill data to help managers coach and develop staff.

Before SkillNet, Mike founded and venture funded Compliance11, which was acquired by Charles Schwab. Mike graduated from Indiana University with BS in Marketing and Mechanical Engineering from Purdue.

Mike Skelley

Mike Skelley

Vice President of Sales

Mike leads our sales efforts

Mike is a consultative sales expert with a proven track record of delivering client value with innovative solutions. Mike develops strong relationships with clients and partners.

Prior to SkillNet, Mike was 16 years in the HCM space, managing enterprise sales teams at Randstad, Monster Worldwide, and Global Payments with deep knowledge in HRIS and Talent Acquisition. Mike has a BA in Business Management and Marketing from Coe College.

Matt Hochstein

Matt Hochstein

Vice President of Client Success

Matt is a SkillNet expert and oversees our professional services.

Matt joined in 2010 with a new teaching degree that he puts to work every day. Matt handles pilots, training, and support. He interacts with prospects before, during and after the sale. He frequently speaks with the voice of our customers to guide product development. Matt graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Grinnell College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

Harvey Weaver

Harvey Weaver

Director of Alliances

Harvey leads our Alliance program

Harvey has been developing and managing partnering relationships throughout his career. Prior to SkillNet, Harvey developed & built global alliances teams generating $1.5B in revenues and $525M in margins.

Harvey also co-founded, built and sold a management consulting firm delivering technology migrations for large corporations. Harvey has a Math BA degree from University of Iowa.

Will Wong

Will Wong

General Manager, Cannabis Market

A results-oriented leader with demonstrated excellence in strategy, advising, planning, developing and implementing leading edge technology solutions for Fortune 100 companies across multiple industries.

For the last decade, Will has been developing and delivering innovative technology solutions in the education, training and skills domains. Will has a B.E. Electrical Engineering from Stony Brook University and an MBA in Finance and Operations from Indiana University.

Jackie Arnold

Jackie Arnold

People & Culture

Jackie is an Adler trained coach and a seasoned HR Leader and Consultant. She works with clients to understand their big picture goals and co-creates solutions with the end in mind.

Jackie brings culture tools including assessments, workshops, learning labs, and coaching – for executives, leaders, professionals, and teams. She guides clients through practical steps to ensure a smooth and effective implementations. Jackie has a degree in Sociology and is working towards the PCC (Professional Certified Coach) designation with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Charlotte Afonso

Charlotte Afonso

Leadership Development

Charlotte is an innovative and results-oriented senior level talent management leader, with 20+ years of global experience in Human Resources: talent management and development, succession planning, employee on-boarding and retention, stakeholder management, curriculum development, training and facilitation. Expertise in successfully consulting and designing the appropriate solutions to develop talent. Successful collaborator with a focus on achieving client satisfaction.

Master‘s Degree in Industrial Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources. Certified Executive Coach.

Tracy Kawa

Tracy Kawa

Career Paths

Tracy is a career coach, speaker, and author. Creator of The Kawa Assessment, Tracy uses proven coaching techniques to map out and optimize career paths or grow your business. She illuminates career blind spots to overcome obstacles hindering professional growth.

Her book: ‘The Seven Pillars of Reinvention: Finding Your Passion & Purpose’ describes her model. She also consults on branding & content marketing; designing “Why” & selling stories. Creator of the Perfect Elevator Pitch workshop, Tracy helps professionals and firms differentiate themselves.

Bill Waas

Bill Waas

Professional Services

Bill has extensive experience focused on improving employee engagement and the employee experience. He is an instructor at Northwestern University and the Harvard Extension School.

With most estimates indicating that as much as 80% of employees do not feel engaged at work and a loss of over $650 billion in productivity, it is a topic that Bill is passionate about. He has a different, refreshing and cost effective approach to improving employee engagement and recouping lost productivity.

Steve Potts

Steve Potts

Advisory Board

Steve is a member of our advisory board.

Steve is a consultative sales expert with strong knowledge of skill-based training and coaching. He helps guide our efforts in sales and building relationships with key clients and partners.

Steve founded ForceLogix, the first cloud-based sales coaching application on the Salesforce.com platform, which was acquired by CallidusCloud. Steve worked for Mike at Oracle. Steve has a Marketing BS from U of Texas.

Eric Langshur

Eric Langshur

Advisory Board

Eric, co-founder of Avia Health Innovation and Abundant Venture Partners. He is a successful serial entrepreneur and private equity investor. Eric founded CarePages, which he built to become the world’s largest healthcare social networking website.

Eric has a long history of digital experience and helped launch Cardinal Path, a leading web analytics firm. Previously, Eric was President of Bombardier Aerospace, CAS, President of United Technologies ONSI Corp, the world’s largest producer of commercial fuel cells.

Sally Anlin

Sally Anlin

Advisory Board

Sally helps guide technology teams to stop reacting, start creating, and continually deliver results. Her experiences center around moving vision into reality.

She has 20 years experience providing management consulting around strategy development, process optimization, Agile PMO, energizing teams, defining competency frameworks, mentoring, business analysis, compliance and leadership. Sally is PMI and ScrumMaster certified.

Ed Trolley

Ed Trolley

Advisory Board

Ed is widely recognized for starting the training outsourcing industry while at DuPont in 1993 and has orchestrated more comprehensive training outsourcing relationships than anyone on the planet.

Ed co-authored the book, Running Training Like A Business. He’s a contributing author to two ASTD published books, Building Learning Capability Through Outsourcing and Lies About Learning. He’s currently an executive with NIIT in their training outsourcing business.

Mark Ruesink

Mark Ruesink

Advisory Board

Mark co-founded SkillNet and serves as an advisor..

A visionary who is able to transform concepts and ideas into working solutions. Mark was also co-founder and CTO at Compliance11 with Mike. He was CTO at Praedea and ObjectStar. Mark has deep technical leadership experiences with enterprise software firms such as Vitria, Tibco, and Savvion. Mark is also Director of Systems Engineering at Pivotal Software. He earned an M.S. in Physics from the University of Illinois working at Fermi Lab and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications