President and CEO

Tim Shell

Tim Shell - President and CEO

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

Director of Sales and Marketing

As a 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.

Sherry studied Business Management and Marketing at Lone Star College.

Instructional Designer/Trainer

Marc Trowbridge

Training/Instructional Design

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

Director of Development

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.

Administrative Specialist/Trainer

Peyton Shell

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Peyton joined the team in 2015. As an administrative specialist, Peyton works with internal and external clients to manage learning events and administrative projects from inception to completion. She plays an intricate role in project planning, status reports, instructional design, training logistics, and client communication. As a learning and development professional, Peyton uses her experience and customer service expertise as a facilitator, training corporations on a variety of software applications.

Peyton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Asbury University.

Professional Facilitators

ExecuTrain works with some of the industry’s finest subject matter experts. Our professional facilitators guide participants through the learning process by utilizing real world experiences and interactive activities that engage and motivate learners. They bring decades of training development, programming, and management related experience in diverse industries including Healthcare, Hospitality, Legal, Education, Database, Telecommunications, Oil and Gas, Aerospace, Government, and Manufacturing. Our instructors are comfortable working with all types of employees from front-line supervisors to senior-level executives in analyzing and identifying opportunities and developing solutions that drive organizational success. Our instructors have extensive experience in Microsoft Office applications as well business skills training and leadership development.

Here are some of the certifications that our instructors have earned:

  • Epic-Certified Trainer
  • MCSA Server 2008 & 2012
  • MCSE SharePoint 2013
  • MCSE Productivity
  • OSHA 20
  • Comp TIA A+
  • Zinger-Miller Certified
  • Kirkpatrick Four Levels Evaluation Certified
  • Certified Instructional Developer from Darryl L. Sink & Associates
  • Certified Training Needs Analysis from Friesen, Kaye and Associates
  • Bob Pike Train the Trainer Boot Camp
  • Certified Facilitator by Sterling Institute 
  • MOS certified
  • Adobe Certified Trainer