Chairman and CEO
Keyvan Ejtemai is an entrepreneur who founded the IT Professional Group in 1998 to deliver high caliber information technology education, certification and consulting services. Under his leadership, the company has grown and evolved into the ITPG family of companies, with diverse and distinct businesses focused on information security, Governance Risk and Compliance, and training, education and certification programs. Ejtemai also has launched successful businesses in other industry sectors.
Prior to ITPG, Ejtemai spent 15 years in information technology, serving governments and businesses on a global scale. As a senior systems engineer at Lockheed Martin, he managed technical projects including network configuration and implementation, application development and testing, and pre-sales engineering.
Ejtemai also has held IT management positions in higher education. He managed IT procurement, installation and training as head of Towson State University’s Computer Research Lab and served as a certified instructor and curricula developer for information technology at Strayer University.Ejtemai earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences from Towson State and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).
Executive Vice President
Marc Thompson is executive vice president of ITPG in charge of the company’s training and education businesses. He is an accomplished marketing and sales executive with a history of building successful businesses.
Since joining the company in 2001, Thompson has overseen the multimillion dollar growth of client (ISC)2, the global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals, and expanded ITPG’s credential-building business into other professions and industries.
Prior to joining ITPG, Thompson held senior management roles at technology companies such as TimeBridge Technologies and Delta Microsystems. As executive vice president of business development, he was responsible for the growth and ultimate acquisition of TimeBridge by Dimension Data. As executive vice president over product development, marketing and sales, he launched an IT certification training business that increased revenue by 1600 percent.
Thompson also served as founding executive of Potomac College, and created two technology radio shows: “Tech-Talk” on ABC Radio and “The Computer Tutor” on CBS Radio. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Georgetown University.