Meet our Instructors!

Apr 5, 2023

At DesTech, we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver cutting edge technical education that can be adapted to fit the needs of any organization. But believe it or not, it’s not our ability to build custom courseware, our comprehensive course offerings, or our in-class experience that makes us an award-winning education provider, it’s our people!

Leading the Oracle education space for 30+ years wouldn’t be possible without the talent, commitment and passion shown by our team of instructors. Today we’d like to take a moment to highlight the people who teach and design our courses and play an integral role in the daily operations of DesTech.

Jay D.

Director of Infrastructure


“I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for and knowledge of Oracle technologies and sharing my real-world experience with other people working in the industry.”

Jay has been with DesTech since 2006 and has over 20 years of extensive experience in the IT industry. He is DesTech’s Director of Infrastructure, overseeing a team of architects, developers, database administrators, engineers, and other IT staff. Jay is responsible for all aspects of DesTech’s IT operations including planning, organizing, implementing, and monitoring IT infrastructure operations and client support services.

Jay is an Oracle Certified Database & Engineered System Professional and has numerous Oracle Implementation Specialist Certifications including Oracle Database Appliance, Exadata, DBA, and Linux. He is a certified Oracle Instructor who has received multiple Instructor Quality Awards including North American Instructor of the Year and the Oracle Special Merit Award.

In addition, Jay advises a variety of DesTech’s clients in Database Administration and Systems Administration and Integration (Architecture, Implementation, Support) as well as teaching the Official Oracle DBA Curriculum and supporting DesTech’s technology sales team.

Karen M.

Senior Consultant


“I love seeing a student’s confidence grow as they start putting the puzzle pieces of a system together and gain a more complete understanding.”

Karen is one of DesTech’s most senior instructors, providing high level education since 2007. Karen has outstanding knowledge of PeopleSoft Financial and Human Capital Management’s configuration tables and business processes, extensive knowledge of Oracle eBusiness Financial Suite’s configuration tables and business processes and has been recognized by Oracle’s Quality Club for outstanding student evaluations.

Within these programs Karen has helped students to tackle topics such as Absence Management, Time and Labor, Benefits Administration, General Ledger, nVision, PeopleTools I and II, Peoplesoft Query Reporting, Hyperion Planning, Essbase Bootcamp and much more. She is also experienced in creating customized course solutions for private events and classes in order to ensure comprehensive and high value education for DesTech’s clients.

Payam M.

Senior Consultant and Project Manager


“Teaching allows me to help our clients by sharing my knowledge while keeping my own skills sharp.”

Payam has played a core role in DesTech’s success since 2000. He is a Certified Oracle Instructor with many Oracle Instructor Quality Awards to his credit, including the renowned North American Instructor of the Year.

With expertise in developing, implementing, and delivering critical systems using Oracle Database and Fusion Middleware stacks, Payam routinely delivers in-depth training sessions covering many Oracle core technologies, languages, tools, and techniques. Advanced WebLogic, Data Warehousing, Oracle Data Integrator, OBIEE, BI Publisher, Java SE and EE Programming, SQL Tuning, Advanced PL/SQL, APEX, and Project Management are among the topics covered in his classes.

Marcos C.

Senior Oracle Solutions Architect


“Teaching allows me to meet different people from different backgrounds and different countries. The learning always takes place on both sides and that is something quite fascinating.”

Marcos is a Technical Lead on our Managed Services team, providing support for a number of clients with a focus on those with Oracle Engineered Systems. He supports a variety of DesTech’s clients including GTA municipalities, multiple Ontario Government Ministries, Satellite communications and more.

Working with DesTech since 2001, Marcos is a seasoned instructor teaching IT education at DesTech including the Official Oracle DBA, Weblogic, GoldenGate and Engineered Systems curricula. In addition, Marcos has numerous Oracle Implementation Specialist Certifications including Oracle Database Appliance, Exadata, DBA, and Linux. He is a certified Oracle Instructor and recipient of awards including North American Instructor of the Year and the Oracle Special Merit Award

David S.

Senior Database Administrator


“I find IT to be like a giant puzzle and learning and teaching new subjects brings the various pieces together.”

David has been with DesTech since 2006 and has over 20 years of IT experience in both Microsoft and Oracle technologies. David is an Oracle Certified Professional and Certified Oracle Business Intelligence Implementation Specialist with Database Administration, Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse, and Programming Specializations. David has extensive knowledge of Oracle database technology in the Database Administration, Analysis and Development areas along with a knack for providing DBA support in SQL Server environments.

David is certified to teach Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Foundations, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect and Certified Ethical Hacking.

If you’d like to learn more about our education offerings, wish to take a customized or preexisting course, or want more info on a specific instructor, contact us today or follow us on LinkedIn where we highlight our education offerings and much more!


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