Eugene de Ribeaux
President and CEO
Eugene de Ribeaux is passionate about evaluation and the technology available to help organizations collect and analyze data. His goal is to help PTG’s clients maximize their investment dollars and achieve positive change in organizational performance. He joined PTG in 2003, bringing nearly 20 years of software development and project management experience to the company, and took over at the helm as president and CEO in 2009. Certified in best-of-breed evaluation methodologies (Phillips, Kirkpatrick), he has conducted evaluation strategy and planning sessions, overseen long-term evaluation program efforts, and consulted on evaluation impact and ROI analysis exercises in government, private-sector, and non-profit areas. He writes regularly and contributes as an active member of industry groups such as the Federal Government Training Officers Consortium. Eugene received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA degree from the University of Maryland’s R.H. School of Business. He has applied both his experience and education in guiding PTG to be a leader in the field of data analytics for HR initiatives and to be a trusted partner in government and private-sector settings.
Chief Technology Officer
Steve Madaras keeps IT and telecommunications operations humming for PTG and develops new technology offerings for our clients. He has been instrumental in harnessing MicroStrategy’s Business Intelligence platform to develop dashboards for training evaluation applications that enable PTG clients to gain insights and make critical decisions using learning evaluation data. Steve’s team also ensures that PTG applications comply with industry and government security and usability standards, such as FISMA and 508-compliance. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from Penn State University and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. He has held security clearances from the U.S. Department of Defense (TS/SSBI) and the U.S. Department of Energy (Q). He also received a U.S. patent as chief architect of a cutting-edge online Digital Media Search System.
Chief Marketing Officer
Denise brings a zest for helping PTG’s clients evaluate their training programs, drawing on her in-depth experience in both instructor-led and computer-based training development, delivery, and evaluation. She has been in front of the classroom herself, giving instruction in technical and nontechnical topics in organizational development and education, and on a broader level, she has successfully developed and implemented training programs in government and corporate contexts. She is keen to promote best practices of evaluation methods (e.g., the Kirkpatrick Four Levels model) and the use of technology in support of evaluation. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from West Chester University and has certifications in mathematics education, Kirkpatrick and Phillips ROI evaluation models, and behavioral consultancy.
Director of Program Management
The newest member of PTG’s executive team, Dave has quickly and enthusiastically come up to speed and delivered. He ensures that PTG’s project teams provide integrated solutions that achieve measurable business results for clients while balancing scope, time, cost, risk, and quality factors. With over 16 years of experience in management consulting and Federal service, he is no stranger to project management: Dave has been a Project Management Professional since 2009 and has extensive strategic planning, business case, and implementation experience supporting Federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Social Security Administration (SSA), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the Department of Defense (DOD). His specialties include financial analysis, program evaluation and cost-benefit analysis, contracts and acquisitions management, capital planning, and budget execution. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Catholic University of America and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University.
**Recently Retired** Congratulations, Ron!
Senior Vice President
Ron joined PTG in 2001, following a 28-year career in marketing and sales with General Electric and two other “mini-careers” – operating his own consulting business and joining an eCommerce startup in 1999 as a director of market development. While at PTG, he served as vice president of operations and project manager of a service-wide training evaluation system for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for 4 years. He was also the startup project manager for enterprise training evaluation programs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA). Ron took over leadership of PTG in 2005, following an employee buyout, and served as CEO through 2009 before taking on a full-time business development role in the company. He received a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (International Trade) and a master’s degree from Georgia State University (Finance and International Business). After 14 years of helping the company develop as a leader in training evaluation solutions and services, Ron retired from PTG in 2015, but he remains in close contact with his PTG “family” for advice and consulting.