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.

Matt Hochstein

Matt Hochstein

Product & Services

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.

Jackie Arnold

Jackie Arnold

People & Culture Coach, Project Manager

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).

Tracy Kawa

Tracy Kawa

Career Path Consulting

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.

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.

Bill Waas

Bill Waas

Mentor Programs

Bill has extensive experience on mentoring projects from his work as Chairman at the IL Technology Foundation and teaching roles at Harvard and Northwestern.

Bill is passionate about helping people reach potential and has deep experience as a mentor and rolling out mentoring programs. Bill is a management consultant with extensive experience in information technology (IT).

Sally Anlin

Sally Anlin

Technology Leadership Programs

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.

Mark Ruesink

Mark Ruesink

CTO & 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

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.