Our Leadership Team

JPS Kohli

JPS Kohli

CEO & Founder

JPS is a versatile leader and transformational learning influencer with experience in all aspects of launching learning products – from rapidly scaling a start-up to running many business functions in a multinational corporate environment. He has deep expertise in Cloud Learning systems, Training and Enablement services and Content Development with multiple successful blending learning solutions implemented in the enterprise and public sectors. He has over 23 years’ experience in learning industry and software services. After spending almost ten years working to help build more effective learning experiences, and eventually moving into the role of Director of Online Training at Microsoft, JPS has become a recognized leader in blended learning strategies for technical and IT fields. Over the past three years, he’s led Skill-Up Technologies to be an industry leading position in the educational consulting space and is beginning to capitalize on that work to grow a consumer facing educational platform that helps IT and other technical professionals take the next step in their careers.

Ratan Deep Singh

Ratan Deep Singh

India CEO

An energetic leader with deep technical background and experience in leading online product businesses, start-ups and multiple technology groups globally. Expertise in building and delivering new age cloud solutions and services across multiple organizations. Passionate about new age digital solutions and services and excels at implementing digital capabilities and modern solutions across enterprises.

Gurmukh Singh

Gurmukh Singh

CMO & Biz Dev Director

Gurmukh helps large multinational organizations develop enablement, learning and go-to-market (GTM) strategies, including plans and programs. He is the Skill-Up brand owner for all our marketing activities worldwide across all channels. Gurmukh has over 25 years’ experience in global marketing and creating and scaling new businesses. He has worked for large IT corporations like Microsoft, Intel, Cisco and Western Digital and has been a successful entrepreneur helping building businesses with Speed and Scale. As a marketeer at heart, he has helped develop and implement innovative marketing programs throughout his career in technology and telecom space.

Ben Flower

Ben Flower

BIO

Leaning on countless customer management and leadership experiences, his ability to motivate and inspire both individuals and organizations is unsurpassed.  Ben spent over 25 years as a manager, director, and consultant in the IT industry. In his IT career Ben has worked at IBM, Word Perfect, Novell, Attachmate, and Microsoft.  His experience is grounded from attending Eastern Montana College and Brigham Young University on multiple music performance and education scholarships.

Ben was born in Montana but has lived in the Seattle area for the past 23 years. Interestingly, beyond his passion for IT, his pursuit of music has directed him to another outlet by performing in the Seattle Ensign Symphony and Chorus. He has combined his IT career experience with his passion for music to create powerful and immersive learning events.

Kristen Paulson

Kristen Paulson

BIO

Kris is a dynamic professional who thrives in leading her team in managing projects for the support of our overall mission. As a natural collaborator, she works seamlessly across teams and organization boundaries to enable effective relationships and networks. Kris has over 20 years of enterprise experience enabling her to synthesize competing projects and provide clear leadership for the delivery of high-quality work. Her deep and broad experience in managing complex projects supports teams in furthering productive outcomes and leading them on the right track for success.

Mark Veljkov

Mark Veljkov

BIO

Dr. Mark Veljkov joined SkillUp after retiring as the Director of Computers and Technology programs at Bellevue College, Continuing Education.  Mark has worked in the higher education industry for over 30 years working with traditional public and private colleges and universities along with Career Colleges and related technology companies such as Blackboard and Microsoft.  Prior to coming to SkillUp he was a higher education consultant with the Gilfus Education Group, the Executive Director of Learning for City University, Dean of Distance Learning at Skagit Valley College and the Director of Technology for the Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University.  In addition to his higher education experience, Mark has over 30 years of experience in the Imagineering and management of learning innovations.

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