All Speakers

Jose Raul Castro
• Senior Risk Consultant at Palisade Company LLC • Actuary, MBA & PhD in Finance • Experience of over 20 years of spreadsheet modelling for industries such as Insurance, Banks, Oil & Gas • Former College Professor at Graduate and Undergraduate level in Mexico and South America
Jose Raul CastroSenior Risk Consultant at Palisade Company LLC
David Brown
• Leader/coach focused helping businesses achieve objectives by helping individuals, teams and organizations reach their full potential. • Over 25 years IT experience with over 20 years leading software projects in healthcare and real estate industries. I led teams from start-up to Fortune 500 companies. • Presenter/panelist at the Orange County chapters of Agile SoCal, Agile Leadership Network, Rally's 'Rally on the Rocks', Orange County Scrum Day, and Southern California Agile Leadership Summit. • Currently, as IT Director at First American Title corporate IT, I am a mentor and team leader in building applications with a focus on finding innovative ways to solve of our key business challenges. • All that is good stuff, but mostly I'm a husband, father, brother, son and GRANDPA!
David BrownDirector, Applied R&D, First American Title
Jen L Skrabak
Ms. Jen Skrabak, MBA, PMP, is Vice President, Enterprise PMO at Teradata. She is responsible for instituting program/project management as a core discipline throughout Teradata with a strong focus on execution of the strategic roadmap aligned with the company's goals and strategic initiatives. This includes overseeing the full portfolio of strategic programs in partnership with leadership. She has over 18+ years of a successful track record leading high profile business transformation programs and portfolios for Fortune 100 companies. Ms. Skrabak is a recognized thought leader within the project management community and was awarded PMI’s Distinguished Award, as well as Chair of PMI Governance Practice Guide and PMI Portfolio Management Standard – Third Edition.
Jen L SkrabakVice President, Enterprise PMO, Teradata
Victoria Perry
Victoria Perry is a Business Project Manager at Capital Group working in Investment Operations where she partners with stakeholders across business and technology to solve critical business problems. She has facilitated dozens of workshops and worked on a breadth of projects from cross-team process improvements to a major multi-million-dollar software implementation effort. She also serves on the leadership team for the Women’s Initiative diversity and inclusion community at Capital Group. Victoria is passionate about continuous learning having earned her PMP, a Business Analysis certificate from UCI, and an MBA at Concordia University.
Victoria PerryBusiness Project Manager, Capital Group
Amy Altomare
Amy Altomare has 12 years of experience in the service industry in roles ranging from project management, operations management, and process improvement. Currently Amy is working with the City of Hope as the Patient Services Quality Manager. She also is an instructor at the University of Southern California Center for Global Supply Chain Management. Throughout her career, Amy has focused on providing excellent customer service to clients/customers by producing innovative, team-driven solutions. She attended UC Irvine for her bachelor’s degree and USC for her Master’s degree; she has also earned her Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute and her Certified Six Sigma Black Belt through American Society of Quality.
Amy AltomarePatient Services Quality Manager
Rick Hefner, Ph.D.
• Over 40 years experience in project management, in commercial, non-profit and academic environments • Has taught over 100 courses in various project management and leadership topics • Serves as Program Director for Caltech’s Center for Technology and Management Education, where he designs and delivers training to technology-driven organizations
Rick Hefner, Ph.D.Program Director, Technology & Mgmt Education, Caltech
David Bobrow
David Bobrow, B.S. PMP, leads the execution of CHOC’s non-strategic and strategic initiatives as part of the PMO at CHOC Children’s Information Services Department. He has been leading projects at CHOC for the last 7 years and has 30 years of experience working in Healthcare IT.
David BobrowProject Manager, CHOC Children’s