Our Management Team


Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Dave Train; President, CEO, Senior Member of Technical Staff

Dave Train is a leader in technical education and training. He is a strong advocate for corporate continuing education, helping companies understand a critical issue: In a world where a company's survival depends on its adaptability, training and education for key employees is crucial to differentiate the company from the competition. Increasingly, employees need in-depth knowledge of technology and its application to real-world customer business problems. As a result, companies must institute a comprehensive employee training program. A pioneer in the realm of blended curricula, Dave has been an innovator in designing custom strategies for companies that address a variety of technical training needs, most often by combining classroom-based and technology-based delivery methods. A seasoned presenter with an extensive depth and breadth of knowledge in both technology trends and learning issues, he is adept at customizing both content and delivery for technical, as well as non-technical, audiences.

He holds a B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester in England. He has had a distinguished career at Hill Associates that began in a consultant position in 1983. Since then he has served as Chief Technical Officer and Senior Member of Technical Staff. He is now President and CEO. Prior to his tenure with Hill Associates, Dave was President of Manchester Software Associates, while employed as Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Vermont. He is coauthor of the book Metropolitan Area Networks (McGraw-Hill) and the technical editor for Telecommunications: A Beginner's Guide (McGraw-Hill/Osborne).

Dave's hobbies include horseback riding, soccer, and cooking.


Photo Credit: Mitya Ku

Photo Credit: Mitya Ku

Trevor Hindson; Chairmen of the Board, Senior Member of Technical Staff

Trevor Hindson has more than 25 years experience in the telecommunications industry. His unique background consists of both engineering and sales. During his career, he has successfully planned, designed, implemented, and managed enterprise and corporate data networks. His technical specialties include local area networks, LAN interconnection, routing, enterprise network design, and TCP/IP and the Internet.

He has extensive experience as a consultant for enterprise-level companies regarding their entire telecommunications requirements and has formed strong business relationships with those companies. Trevor has expertise in international markets and provides students with a global perspective on technology, essential for companies expanding into the global market. Trevor worked for Telstra in Australia until 2000, when he joined Hill Associates. He specializes in the development and delivery of Hill Associates' hands-on workshop series.

Trevor holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Melbourne in Australia. He is a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), a Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), and a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP). He has also completed the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert – Security written exam and has his Network+ certification. During his time at Telstra he received a Sales Excellence Award for Sales Management.

Trevor's hobbies include golf, badminton, traveling, skiing, snowshoeing (not much choice living in Vermont), and surfing the web.

 


Photo Credit: dimnikolov

Photo Credit: dimnikolov

Dennis Miller, Director of Business Development, Senior Member of Technical Staff

Dennis Miller has more than 30 years experience in Sales, Marketing, Management, and Technology Training. His career assignments have provided a base spanning all segments of the communications industry and customer environments. His areas of expertise include Voice and Data environments and Sales Processes and Methodologies, including Axiom SSP, Miller-Heiman, and Carnegie.

Dennis has developed overall strategy and management for Engineering and Architecture of Voice, Data, and Converged Networks, which result in the crafting, deployment, and adoption of both strategies and tactics for end-user and provider (channel partner) base clients. Technologies have included IP Telephony, VoIP, Unified Communications, Unified Messaging Virtualization, and Cloud-Based Services.

For regional communications companies, he has delivered a variety of courseware on a variety of topics: basic and advanced courseware for both Voice and Data environments in general, focusing on applications and solutions using product suites, to sales professionals and technical sales support; product and service training for all data and voice products marketed across business units, including regulated as well as non-regulated products and services; courseware over a variety of media from web-based interactive, web-based non-interactive, CD-ROM based, Educational Network (EDNET-TV) based, and Instructor led; and finally, sales training to the enterprise sales organization. He has also certified other individuals to deliver training on various sales training processes and methodologies.

For many of these same companies, he has created multiple “blended” alternative solutions for performance improvement of Sales and Technical Professionals using web-based and instructor-led methods. He also has extensive field experience in end-user sales, personnel management, technical / engineering support, and organizational development.

Dennis holds a B.S. from Florida International University with studies in Marine Geology and Physics. He has also completed significant post-graduate studies in the fields of Sciences and Technologies. He is a renowned public speaker, addressing current trends in technology and relating those trends to the needs of technology focused organizations.

In his spare time, Dennis is a professional musician and a commercial rated pilot.