Advisicon is a Project, Program & Portfolio Management Company. We transform your organization’s project management with a mix of methodology and technology that delivers results. Our team specializes in technology implementations, application and workflow development, training and consulting.
We are authors, teachers, consultants and technologists who are passionate about helping your organization learn, scale and grow.
As a Gold Microsoft PPM partner and certified by PMI®, we take pride in our accomplishments and customer relationships. We work hard to deliver an experience you won’t have anywhere else. We are invested in your success and are here to support you before, during, and after the job is done.
Advisicon was founded by a team of experts with a passion for technology and portfolio management, fueled by a desire to increase efficiency for our customers. Creating a blended approach to our customers’ initiatives resulted in repeatable processes, proactive strategy and a higher return on investment (ROI). This approach accelerated Advisicon’s growth for over 20 years into an international company with clients spanning all industries including healthcare, IT, construction, nonprofits, schools, colleges, universities, energy, and manufacturing.
We want you to think of us as part of your extended team, your trusted advisers. In fact, that was the motivation behind our name choice. From the beginning, we desired to be advisers (Advis) who were known for excellence in our industry (Icon).
We specialize in helping customers integrate their culture with project and portfolio management best practices and technologies. We are passionate about teaching and mentoring while resolving issues in your journey to a streamlined business. With 20+ years of experience, we know how to guide you through every step of the project life-cycle, while avoiding pitfalls and risks, resulting in your successful PM growth and technology implementations.
Our team is made up of international experts who love technology, obsess over processes and are dedicated to helping people. Below are representatives from each of our departments who are supported by a team that is ready to help you succeed.
Tim, the founder and President of Advisicon, is a 20+ year Project & Portfolio management Technology expert. Author of over 38 Books on Project Management Methodologies and PM Technologies (Like Project, SharePoint, Project Server or Project Online), he is also an accomplished speaker, presenter and trainer. Tim has educated over 100,000 people in best practices using Microsoft technologies along with PM methodologies and makes the learning experience fun and engaging with humor and interactive and visual learning.
Tim is also a 15 year running Microsoft Project MVP. This is an award that has to be earned each year making him one of the elite in both knowledge, experience and contributing and giving back to their community of practice.
Tim is passionate about seeing people reach their professional goals and organizations to achieve ROI (Return on Investment) with their technologies. He is personable and believes that we need to meet people right where they are to help them grow personally and professionally.
Alison has a passion for helping people and organizations realize their full potential. Everyone deserves to be successful! She is compassionate and empathetic to the needs of others. She enjoys helping to make peoples’ lives better by connecting them to beneficial resources.
Alison thrives on being organized and seeing projects completed in a timely manner.
When Alison isn’t making deep connections with people, she can be found in the kitchen trying new recipes, in the yard developing a new landscaping plan or with her husband and daughter exploring the great outdoors.
Ken loves creating “aha!” moments for his clients. Empowering people to be efficient and productive is a passion that motivates him as a consultant. Ken thrives in high pressure situations.
Being a licensed private pilot for almost 40 years and a certified SCUBA instructor, Ken excels at implementing procedures that open new possibilities to others.
A technology geek at heart, he loves finding new ways to work with computers or manage their configuration. Even more than his love of technology and teaching, Ken is a family man who looks forward to cooking weekly culinary masterpieces on Sunday nights.
Walter thrives on building long lasting relationships within Latin America and all around the world. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge through teaching and various Microsoft speaking engagements within the Latin American region.
With more than 30 years’ experience in IT and Telecommunications, Walter channels his passion for technology by helping organizations improve their processes through coaching, problem-solving, and training.
When Walter is not at the office, he can be found volunteering with Costa Rican schools, hiking through the beautiful Costa Rica countryside, and spending time playing soccer with his children. One of his fondest adventures was his recent visit to the Pacific Northwest where he experienced snow for the first time on Mt. Hood where he made a snow angel.
A media geek at heart, Leslie thrives on translating complex information into a compelling and understandable language that the world can’t get enough of! Leslie believes that knowledge is power, and loves keeping people up to date on current events and opportunities in our local and surrounding communities.
Leslie has literally “Rocked” the world of radio since her high school days as a radio personality. From organizing music festivals with thousands of attendees to helping pave the way for over 124 million Americans to change the way they listen to their favorite stations, for easier listening via the launch of internet streaming, she has been a pioneer in implementing technology to streamline her productivity.
Leslie loves to travel and explore different areas around the planet, but refuses to ever completely uproot her life from the Pacific NW. Portland born & raised, Leslie is a proud wife for over 32 years, and a mother of 2 children who are now grown with their own families. Being an empty nester hasn’t slowed her down in the least. If there’s not a sports game to attend or watch on the big screen, you will find Leslie catching up with her friends while listening to her favorite tunes during happy hour!
Kevin is passionate about solving complex technical issues and building solutions. A rewarding day at Advisicon for Kevin would involve solving a customer’s major pain points and making their lives easier by designing, modifying, and customizing tools.
Born and raised in Chicago, Kevin left the area after college and moved to the Pacific Northwest. After a few years away, he was ready to return home to Chicago. When he is not spending time with his wife and 3-year-old labradoodle named Mixson, Kevin enjoys woodworking projects, or working on his car.
At the age of 12, Kevin built his first PC and never looked back. This passion that started at a young age, led Kevin to study at Purdue University, where he graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Pairing Kevin’s education with his experience in IT infrastructure, Security, CAD/CAM solutions, and Project Management; makes Kevin a perfect fit to lead Advisicon’s Products Division.
As an expert facilitator and integrator, Traci has a gift for bringing out the best in people. There is no challenge too big or too small for her leadership talents. Her passion for empowering people and team building, inspires both colleagues and customers alike to create a positive and professional workplace culture.
Traci loves to make sure people have what they need to be successful, be it a book, a certification class or a brush-up on improved communication and soft skills. Having written over 500 policies, procedures and forms, she is an avid champion of policy and process implementation and improvement. Traci never met a customized report she didn’t like and ask anyone; Traci is known for meeting every challenge with grace and a smile!
Traci has spent her entire career in the Pacific NW. She is very close with her family including her two grown sons and folks. When not in her garden which is her happy place, or whipping up something tasty in the kitchen, she is enjoying game-night and spending time with her large extended family
A scientist by nature, Jeff thrives on discovering the WHY of everything. Jeff loves the thrill of solving complex problems and never takes anything at face value.
A specialist in product development and critical thinking, he is happy to calmly challenge the unknown.
A man who defines his life by Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “If”, he leads his team by example. Preferring to recharge with a bit of danger, you might find him rappelling out of helicopters, flying his own plane or sky diving.
Randy | Senior Project Manager, State of Oregon, Office of Information Services