Blue Sky Leadership

Our leadership team has decades of combined experience providing technical and strategic solutions that grow organizations by amplifying their messages.

Meet Our Leadership Team

  • Philip G. Forte Founder and Chief Executive Officer

    For over 20 years, Philip has been involved in the formation and development of successful technology companies for the meetings, event and education industries. His passion is helping organizations implement large scale e-learning programs that can effectively deliver knowledge to the millions of professionals that have access to Blue Sky’s learning platforms throughout the world. Philip is responsible for the development and execution of the strategic plans of Blue Sky, including product offerings and strategic partnerships. Prior to Blue Sky, he co-founded Ascendent Systems, a leading developer of mobility voice communications for events and mobile workers. He helped file several patents and raised capital while orchestrating national strategic partnerships prior to merging the business with Blackberry (NYSE: BB). Philip graduated from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

  • Scott A. West Chief Financial Officer

    With over 30 years of executive financial accounting and business management experience serving various public and private equity-funded companies, Scott oversees all aspects of Blue Sky eLearn’s financial and administrative operations, including financial reporting, bank relationships, internal and industry analysis, investor relations, and M&A activity. Prior to joining Blue Sky eLearn, most recently Scott was the Chief Financial Officer of Heritage Global, a publicly traded company, a position he had held since March of 2014. He also served as a financial executive at SAIC, Websense, and Lytx. In addition to his impressive experience in various private and public companies, Mr. West holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Arizona State University.

  • Jeremiah Kendall Chief Technology Officer

    Jeremiah oversees all company operations and is responsible for maintaining Blue Sky's progressive position in the marketplace. Since joining Blue Sky in 2005, Jeremiah has been instrumental in helping to create and improve our innovative suite of products and services. Jeremiah leverages his technical background and B.S. in Interactive Media Design, along with his strong working knowledge of the industry, to help create cutting-edge solutions for every client.

  • Jimmy Van Evera Vice President, Client Services

    Jimmy oversees the live web event department and ensures client specifications are met. Jimmy has been in the multimedia and streaming industry since 2003. First joining Blue Sky soon after the company was founded, he implemented procedures that helped the company grow to reach the success we have achieved today. After moving to Washington DC in 2006, Jimmy worked for British Telecom as a streaming media producer specializing in signal acquisition, encoding and distribution to third-party CDNs. Jimmy returned to Blue Sky in 2007, bringing his knowledge of streaming live events online.

  • Jim Bohlen Vice President, Life Sciences

    Jim is responsible for business development and strategic partnerships for Blue Sky's Life Sciences division. With over 17 years of experience in providing virtual meeting and web-based training solutions for pharmaceutical/biotech companies, CROs and medical agencies, Jim has become a respected thought leader in the industry. Jim is dedicated to working with clients to align their strategic objectives with the right combination of technology and project management to ensure optimal success.

  • Amanda Davis, CMP Vice President, Client Experience

    Amanda joined the Blue Sky team in 2018 bringing with her over 10 years of direct association experience. Since joining Blue Sky she has already made a lasting impact with her strong association background and deep education experience. Prior to joining Blue Sky, Amanda was an Association Executive with the NC Association of CPAs. During her tenure she built the online learning initiative, managed a team of learning and development professionals as well as a large pool of subject matter experts (SMEs) and grew the online initiatives revenue to over $1.6M, net new revenue, per year. After being engaged with a heavily regulated industry, Amanda understands complex regulation needs and can help navigate solutions within the platform, ultimately finding successful solutions for all involved. Amanda oversees all of our regulated CE business development initiatives; working closely with bar associations, as well as other legal and financial associations and organizations, that focus on continuing education.

  • Liam O'Malley, CAE, PMP Vice President, Association Solutions

    Liam joined the Blue Sky team in 2019 as the Vice President of Association Solutions. With over 15 years of experience working with associations and non-profit organizations on a variety of technological projects, Liam brings a broad range of industry expertise and technical skill to the sales process. His in-depth knowledge of the association space allows him to communicate effectively to audiences no matter their background or experience level with technology. Additionally, Liam's project management history brings an attention to detail in the process of evaluation and solution development, ensuring that all Blue Sky clients can begin their journey on the right foot.

  • Dan Streeter Vice President, Learning Strategy and Development

    As the Vice President of Learning Strategy and Development, Dan leads his world-class team of instructional design professionals to enable non-profits, associations and businesses build exceptional learning content. Dan became an expert in learning, instructional design and presentation delivery through his over 20 years of experience as an award-winning public education teacher, administrator and entrepreneur. In fact, Dan founded IMPART Learning Solutions which was acquired by and became a division of Blue Sky eLearn in January of 2020.

  • Sean Connelly Vice President, Product Management

    For over 10 years, Sean has been deeply involved in both SaaS and custom software. His experience spans across sales, development and implementation and is heavily rooted in principles of agile product management. He’s been a key role on multiple from-the-ground-up development projects, from custom enterprise software to full SaaS product rebuilds. Since joining Blue Sky eLearn in 2014, Sean has been instrumental in growing both the team and Path LMS product offering. Sean now oversees the vision, strategy, and roadmap of Path LMS and is responsible for ensuring product, design, and engineering teams are able to collaboratively execute on this shared vision.

  • Robin R. Carter, MBA Vice President, Marketing

    With over 23 years of experience in a wide range of industries and disciplines (SaaS, fiber optics, financial services, ecommerce, health IT), Robin brings to Blue Sky a proven track record of success in marketing strategy, communications, advertising, creative direction and design, digital marketing, and team development. Robin holds a BA in Journalism and Communications from the University of Oregon, as well an MBA from George Fox University. As our Vice President of Marketing, she is now responsible for setting and executing on our company's product marketing and communications strategy, as well as aligning our organization to execute on stated goals.