DENVER, CO -- Global Audit, Cybersecurity and Information Technology training leader, LeaderQuest - MISTI, has added a key role on its leadership team that is the first of its kind at the organization – welcoming Thomas Katsahnias as its first Chief Sales Officer (CSO).


Thomas Katsahnias

Thomas Katsahnias – CSO           

In Katsahnias’ role as CSO, he will be leading Leader

Quest – MISTI’s sales operations and go-to-market strategies. He will be pivotal in expanding the company’s’ Enterprise sales capabilities and global client relationships.

“Though my career has evolved over the past decade, one constant has remained – my focus upon building repeatable scalable processes and systems that allow businesses to grow and scale,” said Katsahnias. “I am excited to drive sales transformation across many areas in my role, including the building of a high performing team that will be able to scale as we enter new product markets.”

Katsahnias brings a wealth of sales leadership and strategy experience to LeaderQuest – MISTI

Including leadership positions of Wal-Mart, DeVry University, Chamberlain University, Trident University, and OnCourse Learning, where he most recently served as COO/SVP of Operations.

Tom is a native of Indiana and holds degrees from the University of Dayton and the Keller Graduate School of Management. He also served four years as a U.S. Army Logistics Officer.

“2020 marked the launch of LeaderQuest and MISTI operating as one company with one common purpose:  to create meaningful outcomes that impact lives,” said Tim Kalil, LeaderQuest-MISTI President and COO. “We are transforming our business by diversifying and growing our content offerings, accelerating B2B expansion, and delivering differentiated learning experiences. Tom will play a critical role in getting us there: driving innovation, expanding our Enterprise sales orientation, and taking our client engagements to the next level.”

“During this time of transformation and integration of our B2B and B2C training businesses, we could not be more excited to have Tom join our executive team,” noted Kalil. “As we prepare to combine our two companies under one unified brand, we will rely upon industry innovators joining our management team to unlock the potential of MISTI and LeaderQuest’s training and customer relationship portfolios. A high-growth company like ours demands high-impact leaders like Tom.”


Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute (MISTI) is the international leader in information security, audit, and IT audit training, with offices in Boston and London. Part of the Boathouse Capital portfolio of companies, MISTI's expertise draws on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents.  MISTI's training courses are available in a live classroom setting in major cities throughout the world, virtual classroom options, as an in-house program, or on-line – as a live webinar or a self-study program. All MISTI training courses and conferences are led by industry experts, hands-on professionals who have been in the field, and who practice what they teach. MISTI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

About LeaderQuest

Established in 2006, LeaderQuest transforms aspiring IT practitioners into job-ready specialists through IT training, cybersecurity skills, and certification in technology from Microsoft, to Cisco, to Project Management (PMP), and more! Part of the Boathouse Capital portfolio, LeaderQuest currently has campuses in Denver, CO, Colorado Springs, CO, Dallas, TX, San Antonio, TX, and Jacksonville, FL. LeaderQuest was recently recognized by EC-Council with the 2019 North America Accredited Training Center of the Year Award.

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Name:   Gary Van Prooyen

Organization:   LeaderQuest-MISTI

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Address:   6855 S. Havana, Suite 230, Centennial, CO. 80112