Founder and CEO: Ralph P. Sita, Jr., CPA
Ralph oversees all operations, financial data and corporate strategy at TrainACE. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, and has been an active CPA for over 25 years. A successful entrepreneur, Ralph started his first business in 1993, which is now a mature and thriving accounting firm. Ralph has a passion for management, technology and business operations and it shows through the work he accomplishes here at TrainACE. On the rare occasions that Ralph is not at TrainACE, you can usually find him with his family or occasionally on the golf course honing his game.
Director of Operations: John Walther
John manages all aspects of operations and training here at TrainACE. He is a graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Communications and has 18 years of technical training, IT technical support experience and extensive experience supporting network technologies. John has also been a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2002 and a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor since 2005 and holds multiple IT certifications. Originally from Rockville, Maryland, John is very familiar with the DMV area and all it has to offer.
Director of Education: Alice Peek
Alice has over 20 years in the technology field and over 14 years teaching IT certification classes as well as operating schools in the State of Maryland. Alice graduated from the University of Maryland and when she is not working with networks, teaching classes or supporting students and faculty she can be found running a non-profit for animals and volunteering at her favorite animal rescue.
Director of Sales: Thomas Bayhan
Thomas manages the TrainACE sales operations and is responsible for expanding sales operations and business development. Tom is a graduate of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History. Tom prides himself on industry knowledge, which is why he also studies industry skill sets and has earned multiple IT certifications. Tom grew up in a Navy family and lived in California, Spain and Florida, before finally settling in Baltimore, Maryland. A self-proclaimed foodie, Tom knows all of the great restaurants within the city, so if you need dining advice let him know.
Director of Marketing: Jeffrey Rinehard
Jeff manages all of TrainACE’s marketing activities and is responsible for developing a fully integrated marketing strategy that focuses on putting our students first. Jeff is a graduate of the University at Albany where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Marketing and The College of Saint Rose where he received his MBA. He has an extensive marketing background within the technology sector and a passion for the field. Jeff is originally from New York where he was a professional musician before setting his sights on marketing. In his free time you can usually find him at a variety of live music events and/or exploring every nook and cranny of the D.C. Metropolitan area. Any “Must See” tips are welcome!
Robert Belli: System Administrator
Robert is responsible for maintaining the corporate network and facility as well as oversees the PearsonVUE and Certiport testing center. He also provides student and instructor support throughout the duration of training. He is a graduate of Montgomery College, New Mexico Military Institute and John Hopkins School of Technology and has extensive knowledge in the IT field as well as earning multiple IT certifications. Robert is originally from Silver Spring, Maryland and used to own and operate two restaurants in the area.
Isaiah Reid: Junior System Administrator
Isaiah is responsible for assisting the head Systems Administrator on improving workplace productivity. He graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute and majored in EST (Electronic Systems Technician). Isaiah has field experience in computer programming, cable installation along with additional skillsets relating to IT. He grew up in Landover, MD and currently resides in New Carrollton, Maryland. Outside of work Isaiah enjoys exercising, playing video games and spending quality time with family and friends.
Noah Dashner: Junior System Administrator
Noah is responsible for IT support and administration, classroom setup and overseeing our PearsonVUE and Certiport testing center. He is from Clarke County, Virginia and has a well versed background in the IT field. In high school, Noah was the team Captain for his school’s FIRST Robotics League and in his free time he loves to play music, enjoys hiking, camping and loves to cook for friends and family.
Sonia McPhie: Business Manager
Sonia oversees the enrollment, testing and creation of end of class certificates for all students in the Academy as well as tracks all payment schedules and maintains the database for all students. She has an extensive background in administrative, accounts receivables and data base management. Sonia was born in sunny Oceanside California and has lived all over to include New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, Utah, Arizona, Missouri and Virginia. She loves reading, traveling, great music and great food.
Jerry Kravetzker: Senior Account Manager
Jerry is a Program Manager for TrainACE and works throughout DC, Maryland and Virginia area. Jerry has earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Wayne State University (Detroit). He has worked for a number of technology training companies, eventually focusing on the emerging cybersecurity training market for the past ten years and brings a focus on maintaining the highest levels of customer service and support. Jerry, who is an honorably discharged US Navy veteran, lives with his wife in Mt. Airy, Maryland, near his children and grandchildren, and enjoys cooking, physical activity, watching movies, and travelling.
Joe Coughlan: Program Manager
Joe is a Program Manager for TrainACE in the Ashburn, VA office. He brings our students an in-depth knowledge of the “DMV” (District, Maryland and Virginia) IT training and certification marketplace. Joe is also a member of the SharePoint Users Group of DC, the SharePoint Users Group of Loudoun County and the IAMCP (International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners). In the evening, Joe is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Phoenix. A native of the Jersey Shore, Joe surfs when the waves are “tubing”.
Ryan McDevitt: Program Manager
Ryan is a Program Manager for TrainACE in the Greenbelt, MD office. He earned his B.A. in International Business & Management from Dickinson College, in Carlisle, PA, and MBA from Northeastern University, in Boston, MA. He grew up in Silver Spring MD, has also lived in New York City, Boston, and Sevilla Spain, before moving back to the DMV area. Ryan’s hobbies include surfing, golfing, and cooking large meals to calm his nerves as he watches the various DC professional sports teams fail to live up to expectations. He has been a loyal customer of “Mi Rancho” for over 25 years, and recommends ordering the “Plato Grande” if you want the tastiest Tex-Mex in town.