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Project Management Academy’s Mission

Delivering Project Management Training, Information, & Tools to help individuals and organizations THRIVE

We strive to improve individuals' lives by giving them the project management knowledge and skills to succeed and advance in their careers. We also aim to positively impact the overall economy by helping organizations gain the project manager talent needed to adapt, innovate, and grow.

Project Management Academy strives:

  • To be the most trusted name in project management training.
  • To help project managers advance their careers.
  • To be a leading source of project management best practices and resources.
  • To help companies gain the best talent and practices to gain competitive advantage

About Us

As a member of the Educate 360 Professional Training Partners family of brands, Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training™. We serve as a trusted guide on the journey each project manager takes to grow in their skills and career and on the journey each company takes to gain the right talent to successfully execute its initiatives in today’s innovative and competitive business environment. Whether you seek a professional certification to credentialize your experience or are looking to develop critical business skills, we have a program to meet your needs.

PMA invests in the quality of our programs to ensure students are poised to achieve their desired outcomes through providing more training resources than any other provider. Our programs are led by top instructors who go through an intensive vetting process to be qualified to teach our proprietary materials. We guarantee all courses will run on the dates listed and we guarantee our students will earn the respective credential, or their full money back. We have a footprint that delivers in 65+ cities across the U.S. and Canada to 10,000+ students each year and conduct private group trainings for hundreds of companies each year. With a culture of continuous process improvement, we continue to innovate our instructional design adding additional technology and high touch experiences to aid student learning and talent development.

Our Story

Project Management Academy was founded to be a different kind of learning and development provider focusing on treating our customers the right way and providing the highest quality education experience for our student. 10+ years later we still stay true to that simple yet powerful premise but have expanded the impact we can have through the Educate 360 family of brands to deliver a broader set of offerings, including business analysis, agile, business management, and leadership training. Check out our affiliate brand, Watermark Learning.

Meet The Leadership Team

Jason Cassidy, CEO

Jason Cassidy CEO

Currently CEO of Educate 360, Jason has over 15 years of experience in the education and information spaces at Ashridge Executive Education, Asset International, Register.com, and Reed Elsevier. A leader who prides himself on taking on difficult challenges, making sure he does his share of the hard work, and having direct communications at all levels of the organization, Jason's areas of expertise include growth strategy and execution, merger integration, culture change, and international expansion, in particular in private-equity backed environments. Jason earned an M.B.A. from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and an A.B. in Economics from Harvard University. Having worked in New York and London, Jason is based in Educate 360’s Boston office and lives in the Boston area with his wife, Maria, and 3 children.


Michael McCay, CFO

Michael McCay CFO

Serving as Chief Financial Officer of Educate 360, Michael has over 20 years of leadership experience in the education, marketing, and technology industries. A proven change agent specializing in bringing financial & operational discipline and BI-centered FP&A capabilities to creative, innovative, high-growth companies; Michael’s experience includes global business expansion, mergers & acquisitions, private equity partnering, mezzanine and traditional financing, business reorganization, and ERP implementations. Michael holds an MBA from Bentley University’s McCallum Graduate School of Business and a BSBA from Suffolk University. An active volunteer in the local arts and education community, Michael calls Boston his home.


Russ Smith, CIO

Russ Smith CIO

An engineering graduate of Purdue University, Russ is currently the Chief Information Officer of Educate 360 bringing over 15 years of experience in IT and management for education and technology companies. A confident and motivated leader, Russ is experienced in building energetic, collaborative teams focused on architecting effective solutions to meet the needs of the business. As an effective interpreter across the technical/non-technical communications divide, Russ facilitates rapid change that strategically fuels business growth. Russ works in Educate 360's West Lafayette office, living near his alma mater with his wife, Chelsea, his son, and their two rottweilers.


Amy Farber, VP of Strategy

Amy Farber VP of Strategy

Serving as Educate 360’s Vice President of Strategy & Value Creation, Amy brings strategic and operational expertise that have consistently spurred growth in consumer-oriented companies. As a former management consultant, she has advised organizations through digital transformations, product & marketing strategy development, operating model design initiatives, and merger & acquisition integrations. Amy earned an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and an B.A. in Government from Hamilton College. Amy is based in Educate 360’s Boston office and lives with her husband, Jon, in Boston’s historic South End neighborhood.


Mike Sweeney, Director of Marketing

Mike Sweeney Director of Marketing

With a degree in Marketing from Providence College, Mike is the Director of Acquisition Marketing for Educate 360 and brings over 15 years of digital marketing experience in the healthcare and education industries to the team. Mike prides himself on being able to lead marketing strategy while having the skills to roll up his sleeves and execute as well. Mike possesses experience in numerous marketing channels including strategy, branding, social media, paid search, content marketing, and SEO. He lives in Boston with his wife and daughter.

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