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Rob Seskin, MBA | Co-Founder, President and CEO

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Rob is responsible for the operations of Brookwood and oversees the development of proposals, budgets and project schedules. He works closely with project managers to ensure the successful completion of each project. He brings 23 years of project management, product development and entrepreneurial experience to the company.

Under Rob’s leadership, Brookwood has recruited excellent talent and fostered a gratifying working environment. This healthy environment helped Brookwood experience significant growth in revenue, number of projects and number of employees over the past decade. Since his joining the company in 1997 revenues have increased significantly and in 1999 Brookwood was listed as the number 1 Web Design Company in Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Business Journal. In 2002 Rob was named as one of Philadelphia’s outstanding “40 Under 40” for his commitment to professional excellence and contributions to the community.

Rob has focused Brookwood to be a major player in eLearning, Enterprise, and Web development providing solutions for such companies as Pfizer, Merck, Crown Cork & Seal, Johnson and Johnson, CIGNA and MonitorForHire.com. Additionally, Brookwood has become one of the largest Adobe training centers in the Philadelphia area offering their expertise in helping others in their development activities.

Rob earned his MBA from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA and has been published in various industry publications.

"An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage." Jack Welch

Les Seskin | Co-Founder and Chairman

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Les co-founded Brookwood in 1994, with a wealth of business and technical knowledge. He is a forty year veteran in the computer industry and is recognized expert in the development of sophisticated computer programs to manage complex projects across many industries.

He is also a co-founder of Primavera Systems, Inc. an internationally recognized and industry leader in project management systems and recently acquired by Oracle Corporation. In addition, Les is a past president of the Project Management Institute, as well as a noted speaker for numerous professional organizations including AACE, PMI and Society of Professional Engineers. Additionally, he has been a guest lecturer at the Sloan School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Les’s project management skills have led him to manage projects across a wide spectrum of industries including pharmaceutical, research and development, engineering, construction, manufacturing, information technology, chemical and government. These assignments have resulted in substantial savings to clients in lower costs and shorter schedules.

Under Les’s tenure, Brookwood has grown into a proven leader in designing and developing professional, learning solutions for its clients.

Education

New York University: BS in Civil Engineering – 1969

"In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later." Harold S. Geneen

Alpana Agrawal | Director of Creative Services

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In over 15 years of experience at Brookwood, Alpana has provided unparalleled creative and management expertise in eLearning development, graphic design, and web development at Brookwood. She has an advanced level of working expertise with eLearning tools and extensive experience in print and interactive development. Alpana collaborates and interacts with clients to manage the creative and instructional direction of custom projects, assessing individual needs and devising visual solutions.

Alpana has taken the lead role in successfully completing projects for many of our prestigious clients including Pfizer, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Xerox, FedEx, Crocs, US Army, Department of Defense, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Adobe, Trust Commerce, Shire and many more.

Alpana has an in-depth knowledge of Adobe’s full suite of products, Articulate Presenter and Storyline, Lectora, and other eLearning and web development programs.

Alpana won a Philly Gold Award “Philadelphia’s Own Awards for Creative Excellence” for her work on Brookwood’s promotional presentation.

 

"Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all... good design must primarily serve people." Thomas J. Watson