Blue Sky Team

Our leadership team of virtual event experts 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.

  • 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.

  • Amy Ely-McKane Vice President, Client Success

    Amy is the Vice President of Client Success at Blue Sky eLearn. She has been on the Blue Sky team since 2015 and working with clients in online education for over 17 years. She is your advocate at Blue Sky to ensure your organization achieves success by working with you strategically on ways to meet both your long and short term goals for continued growth. She shares industry best practices and current trends that may aid further success, and ensure overall client satisfaction with Blue Sky's products and services.

  • Ryan Graham Strategic Advisor

    Ryan has over 13 years of experience in the SaaS learning technology space and demonstrated success leading organizations through the buying process and client journey. Ryan has proven experience partnering with associations and providers of continuing education, to facilitate the delivery of sustained value to their members and learners through the use of learning technology. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, with a degree in Communications and Organizational Studies.

    Ryan currently serves as a Strategic Advisor for Blue Sky eLearn. Ryan's previous roles include Director of Sales and Marketing for Boston Conferencing and Vice President of Sales for Peach New Media, which was acquired by Abila.

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