About Our Team
While we are proud of the high level of quality and service that we routinely deliver, nothing matches the pride we have in our staff. We learned long ago that we’re really in the business of building relationships. For that reason, we put a premium on hiring only the most qualified individuals to serve on the Acuna Consulting team.
Chief Executive Officer
Aland Acuna is a Lean-Agile Enterprise Coach, Trainer and Speaker. His passion is creating fun, engaging and memorable learning experiences that spark creativity and innovation in the learners. Aland has found that the way we learn is directly reflected on how we are taught, and this is why he have always loved using various brain science-based principles and accelerated learning techniques to enhance his trainings with executive, management and development teams. Aland is a TBR Trainer, ICAgile authorized trainer and Scaled Agile Consultant, SPC. As an expert facilitator he has helped create and implement Agile transformation strategies for numerous programs and teams.
Chief Operations Officer
Hristina Acuna is a Certified Scrum Master and a SAFe Agilist. In her role of a chief operating officer, she provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that Acuna Consulting has the proper operational controls and team alignment. As a transformational executive with foresight and imagination, Hristina has set ambitious business goals of delivering evolutionary Agile Solutions to both the government and the private sectors. Her main focus is to position the organization for success, spur business growth, open new revenue streams, and build highly accomplished teams that demonstrate a profound dedication to operational excellence.
Senior Vice President of Agile Delivery
Areeb Quasem is a seasoned Enterprise Coach, trainer, and speaker. He is SPC, ICP-CAT, ICP-ATA, CSM, and CSP. He has consulted for various private, public, and non-profit organizations. He has trained and coached both teams and entire organizations to adopt the Agile mindset, principles and methodologies. Areeb has lead organizations in their transitions from waterfall to Agile at the team and enterprise level. He has created many innovative facilitation techniques for his clients to use in their organizations. Areeb has trained and certified students on the Agile mindset, Scrum, SAFe, and Kanban frameworks.
Vice President of Learning and Development
Christine has extensive experience managing the design and development of learning content through data collection, research, and analysis. Christine is uniquely qualified to provide ideal solutions to complex business and technical challenges the organization encounters through the digital transformation journey. Christine has authored and taught public and private courses on Project Management, Risk Management, problem-solving, critical-thinking skills, and related topics. She has also coached business and technology professionals and is a frequent speaker at various conferences and events. As a strategic thinker, she is able to take broad visions and concepts and develop structured and innovative enablement platforms.
Director of Digital Strategy
Mikaela is a U. S Army Veteran, an Enterprise Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. She has 25 years of experience in federal environments across the Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Homeland Security, and U.S Department of Commerce. Mikaela is a futurist, she comes alive when envisaging possibility. Mikaela is a Training From the Back of the Room (TBR) Trainer, ICAgile authorized trainer and Scaled Agile Program Consultant SPC 5, Certified SAFe 5 Product Owner/Product Manager, Certified SAFe 5 Government Practitioner HeartMath® Certified Trainer Activating the Heart of Teams™, and a Resilience Advantage™ – HeartMath® Certified Trainer. Mikaela is a strategic visionary and coach that weaves people together into the fabric of something much larger and more significant than themselves.
IT Project Manager
Jacob Sosa is an IT Project Manager. He is certified as a SAFe 5 Program Consultant, CSM, SA, SDP, and ICP. Jacob is currently the IT Project Manager for both the SEAD Project and the Elite Agilist membership site. He provides internal support to the Acuna team and demonstrates problem-solving, versatility, and creativity essential to lead teams and agile projects. He has a passion for mentoring and coaching young minds to elevate their skills for a better future.