Management Team

At LTP, we have the credentials, the reputation, and the know-how. Since our start with supporting UOP online and Baker’s college, we've been instrumental in getting the most successful online education programs in the world up and running including schools like Stanford and HAAS.

We have education specialists who understand the unique needs of online education, ready to work closely with you to plan, develop, and implement your program. We have the top technology minds in the business to ensure both system reliability and the on-going creation of new online tools. And behind it all, we have the leadership that pioneered the delivery of online education, combining foresight and vision with real-world practicality - a team that constantly strives to take eLearning to new levels.

LTP's cross-functional management team is comprised of individuals with outsourcing and eLearning experience spanning over six decades.



Reda Athanasios
- Founder, President

Mr. Athanasios is the former COO and President of Convene, a pioneering eLearning company that he cofounded in 1993. He is the former Vice President of Client Services for Dallas based, Affiliated Computer Services, a $4 billion Fortune 500 company that provides business process and technology solutions, systems integration, professional services, and e-commerce. Mr. Athanasios has served on numerous panels and presented at eLearning conferences for organizations such as EDUCAUSE, Syllabus, Converge and numerous investment banking firms. In addition to contributing to numerous articles, Mr. Athanasios has been quoted in major media outlets including The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week, and Educom Review. Mr. Athanasios is recognized for his major support and contribution to some of the world's largest eLearning programs including The University of Phoenix.

 Shalini Bastani
- Vice President, Marketing

Ms. Bastani oversees all aspects of LTP marketing and sales plan implementation. She plays an active role in business development with an emphasis on choosing strategic partners and alliances. Prior to LTP, Ms. Bastani was responsible for strategic market planning and marketing communications for Convene International, leading to the company's aggressive penetration into the explosive eLearning market. These efforts included the successful branding and positioning of the company's first marketed eLearning product. Ms. Bastani has a BS from UCLA and an MBA from Georgetown University.

John Balint
- Vice President, Networks and Integration

Mr. Balint oversees all systems, networks and a variety of eLearning software integration efforts. Mr. Balint brings to LTP over twenty years of computer industry experience and a pioneering role in the eLearning industry with over nine years of developing, managing networks and integrating eLearning products. His previous experience includes responsibilities for all Software Development, Networks and Systems at Convene. Most recently, Mr. Balint held the position of Chief Technology officer at Billtone, a company that he co-founded. Mr. Balint also spent eighteen years at Infonet where he managed a team developing personal computer network products. Mr. Balint studied Computer Science at the University of Waterloo in Canada where he obtained a Bachelor of Mathematics degree.

Andrew Schmidt
- Professional Services

Mr. Schmidt has 20 years of experience in a number of related areas including software and web applications development, globalization and localization, and technical project management. In early 1999, he combined his experience as a teacher at the University of Arizona and his technical skills and experience to help build and lead the web development department at Convene. More recently Mr. Schmidt, President of Focus Technologies, has built a web applications development company specializing in database-driven technology. Mr. Schmidt received both his BA and MA from the University of Arizona.