Our Team


Trijntje Lush Hofstede – President & Chief Executive Officer

Trijntje (Tena) Lush Hofstede, MCPM, MCBA, CJP is Co-founder, President & Chief Executive Officer providing Executive and Business  leadership to Atocrates. Tena also leads the Atocrates Organizational Culture & Team Performance program including Project Professional Evaluations and Assessments. As part of her portfolio in Organizational Culture & Team Performance she offers small group advising and consulting in the rational & innovative mind through “Trijntje Lush Hofstede-JUST THINKING”. She is a highly skilled career professional with over 35 years practical experience in hospital, home health, and treatment centre environments. She is computer skilled, managing heavy daily client/patient volume including assessment, counselling, appointment scheduling, and client/patient referral. Tena is proficient in all documentation/record maintenance/paperwork to ensure accuracy and client patient confidentiality. She is skilled in all major practices and procedures performed within the nursing / addictions environment. She was a key team member for the re-engineering of Lakeridge Health’s Pinewood Centre. In 1992-3 Tena, in collaboration with a group of like-minded women led by Jenny Stribiak was a founding member of the PMI Women in Project Management Specific Interest Group (SIG).

Tena graduated from the Ontario College of Nursing in 1966; Holds a McLaughlin Masters Certificate in Project Management from Durham College; A Schulich Masters Certificate in Business Analysis from York University,  and gives direction to our strategic partnership with Jungian based, Insights Global of Dundee, Scotland.

Tena received the inaugural Terry Clark Memorial Award for her distinguished contribution to the continuous improvement of the Schulich Masters Certificate Programs in Business Analysis and Project Management at York University.

Tena was recognized as the 2012 Atocrates Project Lion (the Atocrates Gold Medal) … Awarded only 9 times since 1992 to individuals who have raised the bar by their level of dedication and service to the Atocrates team and / or the project world in general … hear Her roar … Ja-Ja-Ja!


W.G. Bud MacAulay Lush – Chairman & Chief Technical Officer

Dr. Bud MacAulay Lush, M.Sc, Ph.D, MCSE, CSM, FRCPM, is Co-founder, Chairman & Chief Technical Officer providing Strategic, Engagement and Technical leadership to Atocrates. He is a multiple award winning international consultant/instructor.

Bud is the Program Opening and Closing Instructor … Creator and Owner of the Integrated Simulation Case Studies (the learning backbone) of the Masters Certificates in Project Management (MCPM) and Business Analysis (MCBA), Schulich Executive Education Centre, Schulich School of Business, York University. He is the creator of Canada’s first Masters Certificate in Systems Engineering in compliance with the INCOSE® standard, as well as, the content developer and chief instructor / facilitator for our project management work with Informa Canada. He has over 35 years direct working and teaching experience in integrated systems program management, corporate-enterprise wide project management, new product development initiatives, battle management / command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (BM / C4ISR) management systems. Bud has designed project management processes and control systems in many sectors including automotive, petroleum, aerospace and defense involving technologies such as robotics and automated guided vehicles (AGV’s). He frequently advises and consults in the areas of systems thinking, systems design, strategic analysis and planning, operations reviews, and organizational development. Dr. Lush has been a guest simulation designer/lecturer at the U.S. Defense Systems Management College, and USC’s Institute of Safety and Systems Management.  He holds an M.Sc in systems engineering, a Ph.D in systems management, and is a Certified ScrumMaster.

He was the Sponsor/Founder and First President of the PMI Durham Highlands Chapter based in Whitby / Oshawa Ontario, Canada. Bud is a member of PMI®, INCOSE®, IEEE®, IIBA® and Scrum Alliance®. Bud is the author of many articles delivered at conferences & seminars throughout North America and Europe. Over the past several years Bud has been sought out as a keynote strategy, leadership and motivational speaker at annual general meetings for medium to large institutions and corporations.

Bud received the inaugural Terry Clark Memorial Award for his distinguished contribution to the continuous improvement of the Schulich Masters Certificate Programs in Business Analysis and Project Management at York University.

To book Dr. Bud as a keynote or sessional speaker on topics such as ‘Advanced Risk’ or ‘Agile Using Scrum & Kanban’ contact us at info@atocrates.com.


 Debbie Showler – Program Director, Business Analysis & Communications

Debbie Showler, MCBA, CBAP is Program Director for Atocrates, as well as serving as a key member of our strategic management team. She is also a principal instructor supporting our Business Analysis Masters Certificate Programs.

She has over 15 years experience in the project environment primarily within the heavy manufacturing business sector performing as Project Manager, Advanced Business Analyst and Business Process Manager. Debbie is sought out as a subject matter expert leading strategic development, execution and operational optimization, as well as in customer management to support technical reviews and to define business utilization across the enterprise. She specializes in Customer Relationship Management, Creativity and Innovation, Quality Processes and Marketing Communications (Creation and execution of Communication Strategy and Plan).

Debbie is a Certified Master Trainer in the Buzan Mind Mapping process, an honours graduate from Durham College, University of Ontario, in Human Resources Management, and a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)®, through the International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA)®. She contributed her mind mapping diagraming to her friend and colleague Jamie Nast’s first book “Idea Mapping: How to Access Your Hidden Brain Power, Learn Faster, Remember More, and Achieve Success in Business” (published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) was released September 20, 2006. It is currently being sold around the globe and is either translated or being translated into Arabic, Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Japanese, and Korean.

Debbie won the top ‘Instructor in Business Analysis’ award from the Schulich School of Business, York University and its partner universities for the past five consecutive years.

In 2012, Debbie was a Triple Winner. She received the Atocrates Outstanding Professor Award for her delivery of the Masters Certificate in Business Analysis; Her fifth in a row SEEC top instructor in Business Analysis; and was bestowed the ultimate Schulich Executive Education Centre prize, the prestigious Peter Zarry Memorial Award for the best overall performance – nationally … WOW! … Think “MVP”.


Granville M. Gibbons – Program Director, Consulting

photo 3Granville Gibbons, BA (Queens), MCPM, PMP, MCBA, CSM is Program Director, Atocrates Consulting Services, as well as, serving as a member of the Atocrates strategic management team. Granville has 25+ years experience in project and delivery management for the Banking and IT sectors. He has extensive experience as a manager for both major banks in Bermuda (HSBC Bermuda and N. T. Butterfield & Son). He worked with the Ascendant Group Limited, Bermuda, a publicly traded investment holding company. Ascendant Group Limited is the parent company of Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited (BELCO), Bermuda Gas & Utility Company Limited. During the period 2009-12 Granville was Head of Banking Operations and Support Services with The Bermuda Commercial Bank and during the previous decade moved from Business Analyst/Product Specialist to General Manager and eventually Managing Director, Proserve Bermuda Ltd. Proserve is a fulfillment house to several other companies, but was originally set up to provide cheque processing and digital imaging for Bermuda’s banking industry. He has worked extensively in Project, Program and Requirements Management in the IT field more specifically in Banking and Trust Operations, as well as Support Services. Granville is now based in Ottawa as a senior member of our advising and consulting team. He earned a Masters Certificate in Project Management and a Masters Certificate in Business Analysis jointly from Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business, and York University’s Schulich School of Business, Toronto. Granville has also earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP)®  and recently from Scrum Alliance as a Certified Scrum Master (CSM)®.


Douglas D. Land – Program Director – Western Canada

Doug LandDoug Land, MCPM is Program Director, Western Canada for Atocrates, and is a senior facilitator for our project management work with Informa Canada, as well as, serving as a member of the Atocrates strategic management team. Doug teaches project management and team performance for both in-house and public programs.

Doug has an extensive background as a Project Manager, Business Builder and Business owner. He has worked as a Senior Manager in both the public and private sectors. He is an associate instructor with the BC Government’s Procurement and Contract Management Program (PCMP) and also teaches Project Management throughout Canada and the USA .

Doug’s background includes extensive contract management, both as a seller and as a buyer. His methodical and disciplined approach to large Procurement Projects has been developed in the real world of contracting in both a corporate and governmental environment. He has successfully managed a number of large construction projects, business development projects and cross-cultural projects.
He is a seasoned instructor and engages his audiences with humor and real world advice. Combining his business experience with his training skills, he has helped hundreds of individuals reach new levels of effectiveness and excellence. He Holds a McLaughlin Master Certificate in Project Management from Durham College; a graduate of the Banff School of Advanced Management and is a member of the Project Management Institute.

In 2012, Doug was a double winner. He received the Schulich Executive Education Centre Award for Training Excellence and the Atocrates Outstanding Professor award for his delivery of course modules in the Masters Certificate in Project Management.


Sylvie Edwards – College Program Director

Sylvie Edwards 2012Sylvie Edwards, PMP, MCPM, STDC  is the Masters Certificate in Project Management College Program Director, for Atocrates Institute for Project Sciences,and a principal consultant / instructor for the Atocrates Masters Certificate in Project Management, as well as serving as a key member of our strategic management team.

Sylvie is an expert project manager with over 20 years of experience across many industries including information technology, banking, government and the investment and securities sectors. She worked for a large consulting firm as their Manager for the Risk Management Practice managing multi-million dollar client projects requiring her expertise in process and methodology development. Sylvie specializes in project feasibility and project rescue consulting.

Sylvie is a member of the Project Management Institute, has PMP® certification, along with credentials in staff training and development. She currently serves on the Board of the PMI Durham Highlands (Ontario) Chapter as Past-President and VP of Professional Development.

In 2012, Sylvie received the Atocrates Outstanding Contribution Award for her coordination and management of the Masters Certificate College Programs.


Clément Côté – Program Director, Quebec – French / Bilingual 

Clément Côté, BSc, PMP, CBAP, is Program Director, Business Analysis, Quebec and practice leader Requirements Management for Atocrates, as well as serving as a key member of our strategic management team, and a senior facilitator for our project / requirements management work with Informa Canada.

Clément Côté has more than 25 years of experience project management and has specialized for the last 20 years in the field of IT project management.  His expertise includes planning, requirements management, cost control and estimating.  Clément has been involved with the development of analysis and project management systems, processes and methods.  Initially trained in engineering, he expanded into systems and information technology. He is fully bilingual (French/English)

Clément was a founding partner of PCMS Conseil, where he was in charge of project management and strategic planning.  He is now president of 2C Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in business analysis and project management. Clément holds a BSc in Construction Engineering and Management, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), and a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®)


Phil Mitchell – Advisor – Blockchain Technology Research & Development

Phil Mitchell, PMP, ITIL, MCPM, CBP, give leadership to Blockchain technology research & development for Atocrates, as well as serving as a key member of our strategic management team.Phil Mitchell is a Blockchain and cryptocurrency researcher, educator, and speaker. He is certified by the Cryptocurrency Certification Consortium (C4) as a Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP). He has an in-depth understanding of the revolution that Blockchain technology is bringing about in many, many business sectors including global finance, healthcare, energy distribution, real estate and supply chain to name but a few. His years of experience living and working in the developing world give him acute insight into how this technology is rapidly raising the standard of living of the world’s unbanked billions of people.

He has 15 years’ experience as a project manager working for some of Canada’s largest and best known companies as well as the global leader in air travel communications and systems. He has implemented enterprise solutions for corporate risk, compliance, audit, governance, legal entity management, supply change logistics, procurement, warehouse management, and much more. If you have travelled through the international airports in Toronto or Montreal, you have used systems that Phil has implemented. He is a member of the Project Management Institute and is PMP certified. He has also earned his ITIL accreditation.

Phil has been an entrepreneur, having started his own technology company as well as having been on the ground floor of two others. He co-developed the world’s first consumer-oriented robotic webcam. He is a musician and some-time author and has an educational background in religious studies.

To book Phil as a keynote speaker contact us at info@atocrates.com.


Tina L. Vigneux – Program Director, Southwestern Ontario

Tina L. Vigneux, BArch, FM, MCTina L. Vigneux 2014PM, PMP is based in our Windsor office, gives leadership to all our initiatives in the Southwestern Ontario region spanning the three major urban centres of Windsor, London, and Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge (KWC). Tina is an award winning Senior Advisor/Professor supporting the Project Management Masters Certificate Program, Atocrates Institute for Project Sciences, as well as a Professor in the School of Engineering; School of Skilled Trades at St. Clair College. Tina as Program Director, gives leadership to the Atocrates Masters Certificate in Project Management for General Contractors (MC4GC), as well as, a senior facilitator for our project management work with Informa Canada.

She is a competent and enthusiastic instructor with an aptitude for performing under pressure demonstrating a proven ability to work successfully with students, facilitators, customers, suppliers and industry professionals bringing projects from concept to completion.

Tina continues to advise and consult as an architect/designer in the areas of Architecture, Building Design & Construction, effective use of AutoCAD, as well as Project Planning, Estimating & Specifications with Mady Development Corporation; Royal Palace Homes; Masterpiece Homes; Mark B. Koppelo & Associates; Southwood Lakes Holdings Inc in Canada & the USA. Volunteer: Habitat For Humanity, New Orleans – August 2006; The United Way – St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology – 2002; YMCA – ‘path’ program; Architect/Project Manager- Construction finalized May 2000. Awards: United Way 2002 Campaign ‘You Are The Way’ Drouillard Road Re-development Project. Tina is a certified member of the Project Management Institute.

In 2012 she received the Atocrates Outstanding Contribution Award for her coordination and management of the Masters Certificate in Project Management in Southwestern Ontario.


Anthony King – Program Director, Systems Engineering / Project Management

Anthony King, CET, MCPM, PMP is Program Director, Systems Engineering / Project Management with Atocrates Project Sciences, as well as a part-time Professor in the School of Business and IT Management at Durham College. Anthony is also a highly regarded Principal Instructor with the Atocrates Institute for Project Sciences teaching in both the Masters Certificate in Project Management (Project Leadership & Team Development) and Masters Certificate in Business Analysis (Business Analysis Communication & Relationships Management) at Durham College.

Anthony has considerable expertise in managing projects in regulated industries such as medical devices, aerospace, consumer electronics and defence programs. With over 15 years of experience, he has worked for large and medium sized Fortune 500 corporations managing projects in excess of 1.5 Million dollars. In particular, Anthony has worked closely with the US FDA (510k), Health Canada, CSA and the European Medical Device Directives (CE) enabling the harmonization of worldwide regulatory standards for electrical devices. He has been contracted by multinational corporations to set up and manage their quality and regulatory projects. Anthony has managed and successfully delivered Scientific Research and Experimental Development projects enabling the recovery of $2.4M in tax credits. He continues to advise as a principal consultant on basic and applied research projects. Anthony is a member of the Project Management Institute and has obtained his PMP and MCPM certifications. As a life-long learner Anthony is obtaining his Degree in Adult Education and Digital Technology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.


Kelly Paradis – Senior Engineering Project Manager

Kelly Paradis, P.Eng., PMP, based in Ottawa, is a Senior Project Manager, Atocrates. Kelly is a Ontario professional engineer (P.Eng.) and certified project manager professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute (PMI) with 15 years of experience in site inspection, land and road development engineering design, project management and contract administration.

She is a graduate from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree as well as a graduate from Carleton University’s Sprott School of business with a Master Certificate in Project Management. Kelly, a Senior Project Manager is knowledgeable in construction as a site inspector for municipal infrastructure projects. She also specializes in storm water management design and construction for residential and municipal projects.

In addition Kelly is experienced in all facets of project management including initiating, planning, executing (design), monitoring and controlling (quality control and assurance; cost control; change control), approvals, principles of construction documentation, risk management, time management, and project closure.

Kelly has a passion for Project Management, leadership, teaching, and coaching. A background in Civil Engineering Land Development (commercial and residential), with strengths in storm water management.


Jennifer Fetter – Project Management / Agile

Jennifer FetterJennifer Fetter, Hons BA, PMP, MCPM+T, CSM is a Senior Consulting Instructor with Atocrates, Your Global Source for Precise Solutions and Elite Project Professionals Since 1989™, and has been responsible for facilitating the Capstone Simulation module for the Masters Certification in Project Management (MCPM) program since the fall of 2007.   Jennifer’s love and dedication for teaching has been recognized through several teaching awards including a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Durham College in 2007-2008 and the Outstanding Professor Awards from Atocrates Institute for Project Sciences for 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Jennifer is a previous graduate of the Atocrates’ MCPM+T program (Masters Certificate in Project Management & Technology) and has maintained her PMP® status since 2005.  She has expanded her exposure to varying methodologies within the agile framework and obtained her CSM® (Certified ScrumMaster) designation in January 2010.

She is currently a Managing Consultant for IBM Global Business Services, Application Innovation Services.  Before starting with IBM, Jennifer worked for over 7 years at a web services company (non~linear creation) where she accelerated from running large-scale website projects, to running programs to being the Director of the PMO.

Jennifer contributes to the community through volunteer work with the local PMI® Durham Highlands Chapter where she holds the position of Sr. VP of Business on the Board of Directors.  Albeit her passions for Project Management and life-long learning, in her spare time Jennifer enjoys running, softball and cruises in the Caribbean (more details available on her blog at www.jenniferfetter.com).


Tim Hannan – Business Analysis

Tim HannanTim Hannan, Hons BA, MCBA, CBAP joined the Atocrates team, Your Global Source for Precise Solutions and Elite Project Professionals Since 1989™, as a part-time instructor after completing the Atocrates Masters Certificate in Business Analysis (MCBA) at Schulich Executive Education Centre in 2007, and obtaining his IIBA® Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)® accreditation,  Tim has been a instructing the ‘Requirements’ Module of the Atocrates Masters Certificate in Business Analysis at Durham College in Oshawa, ON since 2008.  Outside of Atocrates, Tim has been with RBC for 22 years working in varied management positions including: retail branch manager, capital markets back-office, and foreign exchange operations.  For the last 15 years Tim has worked in the project space at RBC as a Business Systems Analyst, Project Leader, and for the last four years as a Sr Business Analyst.  Because of his superior level of work and passion for continuous improvement, Tim was recently promoted to Requirement Centre Manager’ at RBC. He has worked on data-intensive profitability-calculation projects, on large Beta partnerships between RBC and NCR/Teradata, as well as on market & sales planning tools.  Recently Tim has gained expertise in the area of Identity & Access Management, helping build up new enterprise-wide applications that support Privacy & Information Risk Management initiatives.  Tim was a 2010 winner of the prestigious RBC Technology & Operations Silver ‘STAR’ award.

While attending University of Toronto, Tim joined the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves and trained as a paratrooper with the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada.  After an obligatory year in the ranks, Tim trained for eight months to become an Officer.  Typical of a junior officer in the Armed Forces, Tim held many leadership, training, recruiting and administration positions; his nine year part-time career ended with Tim in theToronto Scottish Regiment.  Tim remains active in the associations of both these fine old Toronto regiments, as well as the U of T Phi Kappa Sigma Alumni association.

Tim volunteers business analysis, training structure and organizational skills to the Perinatal Bereavement Services of Ontario (PBSO; a charity that provides training to nurses, maternity ward staff, and funeral directors, as well as direct support to families that have experienced infant loss).  Tim is also the Financial Secretary of the Durham Region Knights of Columbus Rogers TV BINGO which raises over $150k per year for a spectrum of charities operating from Pickering to Newcastle.

Tim received the 2012 Atocrates Outstanding Professor Award for his delivery of the Masters Certificate in Business Analysis.


Lloyd Mulrooney – Project Management / Systems & Software Engineering

Lloyd Mulrooney, MCLloyd Mulrooney 2PM, MCSE, PMP is a consulting / instructor with Atocrates Project Sciences, Your Global Source for Precise Solutions and Elite Project Professionals Since 1989™, where he contributes as a team member in systems engineering and project management. Lloyd has considerable expertise in managing projects in a variety of industries. He is highly results oriented, hands-on, technically proficient professional, with proven skills as a Project Manager, Project Leader, Systems Analyst, Applications Programmer and System Programmer. A graduate of Business Administration and Computer Science with over fifteen years of progressive experience within the IT industry, supported by a proven track record in the development and implementation of information technology to meet operational requirements. Lloyd is skilled in Project Management (Masters Certificate Project Management – Valedictorian); Budgeting; System Analysis, Integration, Design, Development, Maintenance, Support Implementation and Documentation; Hardware/Software Testing, Troubleshooting, and Staff Training/Development. He is a strategic planner and participative individual with the ability to manage progressive change within diverse business environments and provide the leadership and vision to achieve corporate objectives. He possess excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical and time management skills.

Lloyd is also a highly regarded Instructor with the Atocrates Institute for Project Sciences teaching in the Masters Certificate in Project Management (Project Economics & Politics) at Durham College.


Ron Gavrin – Project Management / Systems Engineering

Ron GavrinRon Gavrin, PEng, MBA, DBA (candidate), PMP, RMP, CCE, CMRP, CQA, MRICS is a Strategic Consulting/Instructor for Project Management and Systems Engineering with Atocrates, Your Global Source for Precise Solutions and Elite Project Professionals Since 1989™, giving leadership to our Risk and Complexity initiatives. Ron has over 30 years technical and business experience, working in large industries across Canada, including Pulp and Paper, Mining, Petrochemicals, Oil Sands and Utilities. 28 years in Ontario Hydro/OPG included positions as the Business Superintendent for Darlington Nuclear Station and Project Controls Manager for Major Nuclear Projects.

Ron currently consults and teaches/trains about business processes (eg project management, plant management, mentoring, infrastructure, etc) and is adjunct faculty at the University of Waterloo. Ron also mentors in project management and provides orientation for new immigrant professionals. He is on the Board for the Hamilton Chapter of the SMRP. Ron is currently completing his Doctor of Business Administration.

Ron is certified by PMI® in Project Management, and Risk Management and by AACE® in Cost Engineering. He is a Quality Auditor and certified in Maintenance and Reliability practices. He also teaches English as a Second Language to immigrant professionals. He has published and presented several papers:  Nuclear Plant Management using Project Management Techniques, Nuclear Estimating Under Great Uncertainty and Mentoring Programs.


David Mitchell – Project Management / Business Processes

David MitchellDavid Mitchell, BComm, FICB, MCPM, PMP is a Senior Project Manager / Consultant with Atocrates Consulting Services, Your Global Source for Precise Solutions and Elite Project Professionals Since 1989™, with 30+ years experience in project and delivery management for the Banking and IT sectors. He has extensive experience in Project and Program Management in the IT field more specifically in Data Management. In his recently completed 34 year career with RBC he has had roles in Branch Administration, Commercial Centre Operations, Computer Support, Computer Based Training, Management Information as well as Data Warehousing. There were several significant accomplishments such as the role of Business Project Manager for the construction of a data base of all business clients used by several thousand users to better serve small business, commercial and corporate clientele. That PM development role evolved into a management support role which included the development and execution of a database usage training program for approximately. 200 active users of the database.

In his role of Program Manager, Data Warehousing initiated several programs that have evolved and contributed significantly to the growth and effectiveness of the Enterprise Data Warehouse for the business users. Not the least of which was to bring in PM methodologies and initiate ‘projects’ for each request made by business units to add source systems data to the Warehouse. The last 9 years of his career with RBC has been spent as Project Manager on key initiatives for Risk Management, Fraud Management, Cards Management, Personal Finances, Financial Management and Capital Markets.

One of these initiatives for Fraud Management won an International Finalist and International Top Award for effective use of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence respectively, whereby the required data was populated to the Warehouse and used in a Business Intelligence application flagged a potential $110MM in possible fraudulent activities in its first year of operation. David is a sailor in his spare time on his cherished Céilidh II.


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