Starweaver Company Backgrounder

Starweaver Company Backgrounder

Company Backgrounder

Company Name

Starweaver Group, Inc. (Starweaver)


Starweaver® | People are your most important assets® | Education you can bank on® | Learning. Doing. Connecting™  


Our mission is to transform technologists into world-class experts and businesspeople into tech savvy leaders. 

Business of the Company (<25 Words)

Starweaver provides live, immersive, activity-based online education in technology and business for professionals and graduating college-aged students, and an extensive library of activities & courses.  

Business of the Company (Brief)

Starweaver provides live, immersive, activity-based online education in technology and business for professionals and graduating college-aged students, and an extensive library of activities & courses.  Our mission is to transform technologists into world-class experts and businesspeople into tech savvy leaders.  

Our live “always on” education provides powerful hands-on learning from leading experts around the world. Our students are working professionals seeking to upskill themselves and new abilities for new job roles; new hires learning subjects often for the first time, or stretching their talents; and, graduating college-aged students preparing to be job-ready. We cover the full technology stack as well as the business skills needed to become effective in their job roles.

Live programs stream on our education platform (StarPower) delivering individually relevant, role-based and hands-on courses, skill challenges, interactive labs, hands-on business case studies, social learning, quizzes, exercises, final examinations and certifications and much more. Our leading instructors deliver master classes while our global team of PhD and Masters-level teaching assistants (TAs) provide ongoing live, hands-on “StarLabs™” and exercises with students. 

We deliver enterprise level training programs in-house that may be industry/ vendor certifications, platform/technology specific courses, ad hoc programs, fully customized courses and comprehensive curriculums, as needed. Starweaver is a training partner with most major industry vendors, including Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Salesforce, Apple, IBM, Oracle, Salesforce, and many others. Courses are constructed based on client needs.

Client Include

HSBC Corporate Bank; HSBC Private Bank; National Australia Bank; ANZ Bank; Regions Bank; Ahli United Bank, Mashreq Bank; BMO Financial Services; Quintiles; Nomura Securities; Barclay Bank; Bank of America; Wells Fargo; Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro, HCL, Genpact, HSBC, American Express, Boeing, Cigna, Gerson Lerner, Legal & General, Commerzbank, Hartford, Farm Credit Administration, among many others.

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NAICS 611430 and NAICS 541611


January 2016. Successor in interest to company formed in 2002, which has acquired one or more other training, content development, technology and related businesses founded as early as 1980 and thereafter.  Starweaver is active in mergers and acquisitions of other businesses in the training and development arena

Ownership Description

Privately held. Starweaver’s wholly controlled affiliates include TGG Learning Solutions, Private Limited (India)

Team Size

Starweaver’s team includes over 250 professionals working locally (and globally) from every major business center and country globally.  While the principal languages of Starweaver’s team (and instruction) are English, team members are native and/or fluent in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Hindi, Urdu, Japanese and Chinese. The team comprises subject matter experts, instructional designers, content and course editors, program managers, instructors, sales and marketing professionals and others.

Key Contacts

Paul Siegel

Managing Director

Sahil Khosla

Head of Products & Platforms


Praba Santanakrishnan

Praba is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the AI2 Incubator at Allen Institute for AI, and a 17 year+ veteran of Microsoft where his responsibilities have included as Principal Data Scientist Manager in the Azure Core Operating Systems and Intelligent Edge Division. 

Lee Brillhart, Esq.

Lee is a seasoned company executive and lawyer with extensive hands-on business operating experience in fast-growing technology companies.

Pete Zerger

Pete is a 15-Time Microsoft MVP, technology consultant, author, speaker, and instructor focused on cloud technologies, and specifically Azure, the Microsoft cloud and has been recognized as an expert on the Microsoft cloud architecture, automation, cybersecurity, and DevOps topics for many years. 

Kevin Cardwell

Kevin is an instructor, technical editor and author for computer forensics, and hacking courses. He served as the leader of a 5 person DoD Red Team that achieved a 100% success rate at compromising systems and networks for six straight years.

Dan Burnett, PhD 

Dan is a leader in the field of information technology frameworks, with an extensive research background in neural networks for speech recognition. Dan has functioned as a senior standards engineer at Nuance Communications, and now heads the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, a member-led industry organization whose objective is to drive the use of Ethereum blockchain technology as an open-standard to empower all enterprises.

Ron Higgs

Ron is a proven leader in operations, logistics, program management and team building. Ron is a seasoned veteran of large aerospace companies (including Boeing) as well a veteran Navy pilot.

Rachel Chung, PhD

Dr. Tingting (Rachel) Chung is Clinical Associate Professor of Operations and Information Systems. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration/Management Information Systems, a Ph.D. in Psychology, and a Master of Science in Information Science, all from the University of Pittsburgh.

Jungwoo Ryoo, PhD

Jungwoo (or JR) is Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University-Altoona. His research interests include information assurance and security, software engineering, computer networking, and data science. He is the author of numerous academic articles and conducts extensive research in software security, network/cyber security, security management (particularly in the government sector), data-driven security, software architectures, architecture description languages (ADLs), object-oriented software development, formal methods, and requirements engineering. He also has substantial industry experience in architecting and implementing secure, high-performance software for large-scale network management systems.


Headquarters Office – AMERICAS

1122 E Pike St, Seattle, Washington, WA 98122

Telephone: +1-415-483-2260

Regional Offices - AMERICAS

2 Embarcadero Center, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111

1345 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 111, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

Regional Office - EMEA

18 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QL

Telephone: +44-20-3289-3277

Regional Offices - APAC

6th Floor, Lotus Business Park Sector 127 Noida 201304 

Telephone: +99-99110 90861 

One International Finance Centre, 1 Harbour View St, Hong Kong

Telephone: +44-20-3289-3277

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