About Us

ExecuTrain of Houston is a strategic partner, providing enterprise level solutions. As an industry expert in knowledge transfer and retention solutions, we are dedicated to optimizing business performance through innovative training and technologies, resulting in increased productivity and business.

Mission Vision Values

ExecuTrain of Houston partner with you to design and deliver learning and development solutions that maximize resources and technology to drive performance and opportunity with sustainable results.

Our Approach

ExecuTrain offers learning program management that is customized to your specific needs. We create and implement business education programs based on your needs, not canned, pre-determined plans. Corporate training and education solutions provided by ExecuTrain include the resources and expertise you need to address all your training needs, anywhere in the world.

Empower Employees

Developing the skills of employees will increase efficiencies and keep your business competitive. Solo Learning aligns employee development with your business objectives. We provide solutions that equip you for today’s success and empower tomorrow’s leaders.

Engage Learners

Transform learning events into memorable, motivational and meaningful e-learning. Our performance-based e-learning engages employees and drives organizational change.

Accelerate End-User Adoption

A scalable end-user training strategy will accelerate end user adoption and make your new software deployment more effective and productive faster.

Custom Learning Solutions

  • E-Learning Development
  • Professional Development
    • Business Skills Training
    • Coaching and Mentoring
    • Onboarding Programs
    • Progression Planning
  • Software Application Training
    • Standard Desktop Applications
    • Proprietary Applications
  • CIRRUS® Learning Management System

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The Team


President and CEO

Tim Shell

As the ultimate entrepreneur, building organizations since 1988, Mr. Shell continues to enjoy the challenges associated with growing and operating multiple businesses. Serving as the President and CEO of Solo Learning and ExecuTrain of Houston, Mr. Shell prides himself in providing expertise that drives performance and opportunity within organizations across many industries.

For example, Mr. Shell has an established reputation for excellence within the healthcare industry by successfully identifying the needs for effective learning and development solutions within the EMR and CPOE arena. As a leader, he has orchestrated the changes necessary resulting in successful “go-live” events for numerous hospitals nationwide.

Mr. Shell is a graduate of Asbury University and Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management program. He has been an active member of the Entrepreneurs Organization for over 14 years.

Director of Sales and Marketing

Sherry Funchess

As Learning and Development Specialist, Sherry Funchess is responsible for partnering with organizations to identify and analyze client needs to create custom learning and development solutions that empower business’ to maximize their potential.

With over a decade of experience in building and managing an online training company, Sherry brings to Solo Learning knowledge of not only advancements in technology but also the ability to evaluate and determine needs in order to enhance and develop individuals in all capacities of an organization. Sherry's dedication to corporate growth and training success transcends from Solo Learning's structure to yours.

Training/Instructional Design

Marc Trowbridge

Bringing over 20 years of training delivery and development experience, Marc joined the Solo Learning team in 2003. Marc’s expertise allow him to work with clients to analyze, identify and build learning and development solutions to drive organizational goals. Marc has developed courses for 3rd party and proprietary software applications, Epic Systems, and Microsoft Office desktop applications. Marc’s attention to detail and dedication to providing quality training with sustainable results has made him an asset across multiple industries.

One of Marc’s specialties is working as an EpicCare Inpatient Orders Certified Instructional Designer, (Credentialed Trainer in Clinical Documentation and Ambulatory). Marc has led multiple credentialing teams within health systems to complete training on time and within budget, while exceeding Epic’s compliance requirements. Marc is a specialist in building Epic MST and ACE environments and provides troubleshooting consulting to ensure training is a success. As a specialist in CPOE workflow and process training, Marc is a valued asset during “go-live” facilitating increased physician adoption of the Epic technology.

Marc studied communication and journalism at Fort Hays State University in Kansas.

Director of Development

Cory Kossan

Cory joined the team in 2003, as Quality Assurance lead. With extensive continuing education and specialized training in computer programming, web design and system integration, Cory has excelled within the organization and now serves as the Director of Development.

Cory is a Lectora Certified Instructor and has received training in HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, Python, Captivate, Flash - Action Script (AS2 and AS3), Video and Audio Editing, SharePoint, SCORM, Network Infrastructure and Server Administration and Architecture.

An alumni of Pennsylvania State University, Cory graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Policy Administration.


ExecuTrain instructors are subject matter experts with real world experience who teach practical skills students can quickly apply to their jobs. Instructors engage students by delivering relevant interactive information in a way that gets attention and ensures long-term information retention.

Instructor Bio's


Bringing over 20 years of experience in planning, developing and delivering successful learning initiatives to companies through the United States, this facilitator joined the team in 2003. This facilitator is comfortable working with front-line employees as well as senior-level executives in analyzing and identifying training opportunities and solutions to drive organizational goals. This facilitator has developed courses for business skills, 3rd party and proprietary software applications, Epic Systems, and Microsoft Office desktop applications. The attention to detail and dedication to providing quality training with sustainable results has made this facilitator an asset across multiple industries.

One of this individuals specialties is working with new trainers. Our facilitator has led multiple credentialing teams within health systems to complete training on time and within budget, while exceeding the software vendor’s compliance requirements. This instructional designer has created hospital-specific training strategies to reduce classroom time while increasing end-user adoption.

In addition to being a highly-rated Microsoft Office instructor and certified by ExecuTrain, this trainer also has the following credentials:

  • Epic Certified Trainer
  • Zinger-Miller Certified
  • Kirkpatrick Four Levels Evaluation Certified
  • Certified Instructional Developer from Darryl L. Sink & Associates, Inc.
  • Certified Training Needs Analysis from Friesen, Kaye and Associates
  • Bob Pike Train the Trainer Boot Camp
  • Certified Facilitator by Sterling Institute


Our facilitator has over sixteen years of experience in software support and analysis, as well as formal and ad-hoc end user training and has worked at ExecuTrain of Houston since July 2005, instructing on proprietary software applications, basic PC skills, professional development and Microsoft Office software applications of all versions for various clients. This facilitator has extensive experience in developing training content and curriculum for Microsoft Office products as well as proprietary and soft skills training.

As a certified Human Resources professional with over ten years of experience as a Senior Human Resource Systems Analyst in the oil and gas industry, this facilitator, prior to joining the ExecuTrain of Houston team, was involved in the data migration, configuration, implementation, and training delivery of SAP HR application at a global oil field services company. This instructor was involved in the development and training delivery of a custom Human Resource compliance reporting application tool and delivering Human Resource training to personnel at various project locations throughout the U.S.

Our experienced facilitator graduated from the University Of Texas at Austin with a degree in Economics and a minor in Business Administration in 1994, and received a Master’s of Business Administration from LeTourneau University in December 2006.

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ExecuTrain of Houston

PO Box 131475
Spring, Texas 77393

Phone: 713-402-1900
Fax: 713-626-5450

About ExecuTrain of Houston

ExecuTrain of Houston delivers more advancement to your employees and business than any other learning and development company.

Learning & Development Practices - ExecuTrain of Houston understands that everyone learns a bit differently, and we have developed an exciting array of innovative learning practices:

All-In-One - All Products and Services available with Membership
Instructor-Led Training - In Person and In Classroom Learning
Online Classroom - Virtual Classroom allows you to interact as if you were in the classroom
Recorded Webinars - E-Learning allows you to catch a class anytime and learn at your own pace
On-Site Training - High level accommodations at your location
Private Classes - Train large groups of employees with custom solutions
Public Classes - In Person In Classroom courses pre-scheduled. See Event calendar

Training courses that Fit Your Unique Business Needs

ExecuTrain of Houston training ranges from basic desktop productivity tools such as Microsoft Office and Adobe applications to business and leadership skills.

Application Courses - beginner to advanced skills in all major business applications
Business Skills Courses - improve your employee business skills

ExecuTrain of Houston Business Application Training Plus Business Learning and Development

ExecuTrain of Houston will work with you to create solutions that fit individual or groups of employees. We can turn all employees into leaders.


We are continuously seeking qualified candidates. Please submit your resume and cover letter to info@executrain-hou.com


ExecuTrain Houston and Solo Learning, a consortium of corporate learning professionals, provides enterprise level learning and development solutions to organizations across all industries. Since 1988, we have helped organizations grow by developing solid learning strategies and solutions and creating custom content and e-learning. Our offerings include:

  • Microsoft Office Training
  • Business Skills and Leadership Development
  • Custom Content and E-Learning Development
  • Onboarding Program Development
  • Progression and Succession Planning
  • EMR Build, Implementation, and Go-Live Support



Email your resume and salary requirements to info@executrain-hou.com