Watermark Learning’s Mission
Delivering Critical Business and Leadership Training, Information, & Tools to help individuals and organizations THRIVE
We strive to improve individuals' lives by giving them the critical business knowledge and leadership skills to succeed and advance in their careers. We aim to help organizations gain the business analysis, management, and leadership talent needed to adapt, innovate, and grow in today’s competitive landscape.
Watermark Learning strives:
- To help business analysts, project managers, and process analysts gain the skills needed to accelerate their careers.
- To be serve as a trusted training advisor to organizations looking to facilitate effective learning & development for their employees.
- To offer classes that are helpful and engaging for students.
- To help companies stay competitive through learning and development opportunities that teach today’s most critical skillsets.
Since 1992, Watermark Learning has delivered training, coaching, and certification preparation in Business Analysis, Agile, Business Relationship Management, Business Process Management, and Leadership & Influencing Skills. Our courses are laser-focused on the practical application of industry standards and help ensure enduring results in organizations. Our services are practical and engaging, led by experts who facilitate sessions in an interactive way making learners energized to learn and motivated to perform.
In 2019 we joined the Educate 360 Professional Training Partners family of brands, which allowed us to deepen the reach of our project management training expertise through our affiliate brand, Project Management Academy – the most trusted name in project management training™.
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Our principals and senior instructors have each been in business, IT and training an average of 25+ years. Our instructors are practicing consultants and authorities in their respective fields and are sought-after speakers in conferences and industry events around the world. Our instructors are also published authors of articles, books, and contributors to both the Business Analysis and Project Management Bodies of Knowledge.
Watermark Learning is an IIBA® Charter Endorsed Education provider, and an inaugural PMI® Global Registered Education Provider. Watermark is proud to be a Premier Sponsor of IIBA® as well as sponsors of individual PMI® and IIBA® chapters.
An Overview of Our Offerings
Our instructor-led courses cover the most relevant topics to help you keep pace in today's demanding business environment. Our work with the BA and PM Bodies of Knowledge as well as the endorsement of our courses and programs by both associations assures you the most insightful, current, and applicable training available.
Minimize scheduling hassles and travel expenses by conducting a private group training with Watermark Learning – either on your site or virtually to ensure relevance to your organization.
As an individual seeking to accelerate your knowledge, skills, and career prospects, our open-enrollment classes give you a pathway to accomplish your professional development goals. For organizations with a small number of students seeking to get trained, we offer discounted training vouchers into our public courses.
Save travel time and expenses and study from anywhere in the world through our live, instructor-led, online virtual training courses. These online training options let you focus on core content, save money, and put you in complete control.
These self-paced, online video training options let you focus on core content, save money, and put you in complete control of your schedule and learning outcomes.
In partnership with Auburn University, we have programs for both individuals and organizations to develop critical business skills for enduring results.
Our certification preparation courses and products give you the edge you need to pass your exam on the first try.
Meet The Leadership Team
Jason Cassidy CEO
Currently CEO of Educate 360, Jason has over 15 years of experience in the education and information spaces at Ashridge Executive Education, Asset International, Register.com, and Reed Elsevier. A leader who prides himself on taking on difficult challenges, making sure he does his share of the hard work, and having direct communications at all levels of the organization, Jason's areas of expertise include growth strategy and execution, merger integration, culture change, and international expansion, in particular in private-equity backed environments. Jason earned an M.B.A. from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and an A.B. in Economics from Harvard University. Having worked in New York and London, Jason is based in Educate 360’s Boston office and lives in the Boston area with his wife, Maria, and 3 children.
Michael McCay CFO
Serving as Chief Financial Officer of Educate 360, Michael has over 20 years of leadership experience in the education, marketing, and technology industries. A proven change agent specializing in bringing financial & operational discipline and BI-centered FP&A capabilities to creative, innovative, high-growth companies; Michael’s experience includes global business expansion, mergers & acquisitions, private equity partnering, mezzanine and traditional financing, business reorganization, and ERP implementations. Michael holds an MBA from Bentley University’s McCallum Graduate School of Business and a BSBA from Suffolk University. An active volunteer in the local arts and education community, Michael calls Boston his home.
Russ Smith CIO
An engineering graduate of Purdue University, Russ is currently the Chief Information Officer of Educate 360 bringing over 15 years of experience in IT and management for education and technology companies. A confident and motivated leader, Russ is experienced in building energetic, collaborative teams focused on architecting effective solutions to meet the needs of the business. As an effective interpreter across the technical/non-technical communications divide, Russ facilitates rapid change that strategically fuels business growth. Russ works in Educate 360's West Lafayette office, living near his alma mater with his wife, Chelsea, his son, Logan, and their two rottweilers.
Amy Farber VP of Strategy
Serving as Educate 360’s Vice President of Strategy & Value Creation, Amy brings strategic and operational expertise that have consistently spurred growth in consumer-oriented companies. As a former management consultant, she has advised organizations through digital transformations, product & marketing strategy development, operating model design initiatives, and merger & acquisition integrations. Amy earned an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and an B.A. in Government from Hamilton College. Amy is based in Educate 360’s Boston office and lives with her husband, Jon, in Boston’s historic South End neighborhood.
Mike Sweeney Director of Marketing
With a degree in Marketing from Providence College, Mike is the Director of Acquisition Marketing for Educate 360 and brings over 15 years of digital marketing experience in the healthcare and education industries to the team. Mike prides himself on being able to lead marketing strategy while having the skills to roll up his sleeves and execute as well. Mike possesses experience in numerous marketing channels including strategy, branding, social media, paid search, content marketing, and SEO. He lives in Boston with his wife and daughter.