Luiz Furlan, Lead Faculty. Luiz Furlan is a strategy and operations executive with a customer-centric mindset. He’s spent the past 10+ years of his professional career exercising multiple leadership roles in both Marketing and Operations in the consumer, financial, banking and insurance industries. Luiz has extensive experience in general management, strategy development & execution, lean transformation and successfully leading complex global programs, projects and teams.
Luiz has an Executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. He’s a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through PMI, Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (CLSSBB) through Villanova University, and Certified Scrum Master through Scrum Alliance.
When not at work or teaching his classes, Luiz enjoys spending time with his family, reading, traveling and living an active life style. Luiz constantly pushes his own physical and mental limits and has completed multiple marathons and IRONMAN distance triathlons.
Chris Behling has been working as a project management instructor for nearly 15 years for a variety of colleges and universities as well as a private training company. Chris also works for Bank of America in their Global Human Resources area with responsibilities for implementation and program management. She previously held PMO leadership positions with Wells Fargo, Wachovia, Allstate and Northwestern Mutual. With over 20 years of financial service industry experiences with Fortune 50 companies, Chris has developed a range of business skills that include certifications in project management (PMP), quality systems (ISO 9000 auditor and certified Six Sigma), and even was one of the first three certified webmasters in the United States. Chris has an undergraduate degree in English, an MBA with an IT concentration, and is nearing completion of a PhD in Organizational Management – Project Management.