Scott Macpherson

Founder & Client Advocate

Scott Macpherson, Founder & President of, has been a pilot and manager in corporate aviation for over 30 years, most recently flying a Falcon 900LX. Scott’s flight department was the first IS-BAO registered operator, and he continues to be a strong supporter of the standard. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) and as the Chairman of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) governing board. Scott is a great mentor figure in the business aviation world, and his safety-first approach to aviation training played a key role in his motivation to start, business aviation’s first comprehensive online training solution.

Bryan Barratt

Chief Executive Officer

Bryan is’s CEO. With his expertise providing coaching and consulting services to Entrepreneurs & Executives, and many years as Senior Manager and Executive for large multinationals, Bryan brings a unique perspective to leading TrainingPort.

Believing in every team member’s role to drive success, he strives to make business simple, facilitate clear communication, and achieve alignment to drive overall company success, for both our valued Clients, Partners, and TrainingPort.

Laurie Bristow

Chief Financial Officer

Laurie oversees the finance, accounting and reporting function for He is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience in a variety of business sectors and senior roles, including VP – Finance & Administration. He has worked with companies both large and small, gaining extensive experience in, among other things, strategic planning, financial and risk management, and human resources.

Colin Joe

Chief Technology Officer

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Colin lives and breathes technology. His role at is to provide sound technical leadership for all business activities in the company. Colin contributes his extensive experience into crafting cohesive strategies to help leverage technology for the benefit and security of our customers. As a great communicator and experienced project manager, Colin often provides guidance to his colleagues on the secrets of successful planning and execution of projects and educates them about the industry’s technological trends and best practices.

Nik Chapman

Creative & Technical Lead

Nik is the company “standard bearer” and is dedicated to maintaining’s compliance requirements; he is considered our government regulations guru. Along with Scott, Nik helped build and shape into the innovative learning hub that it is now. He has been instrumental in setting standards for the business aviation training experience and in pushing the training expectations of the industry. Nik has held various leadership positions at over the years, and he combines this with active field experience as a Chief Pilot and Operations Manager.

Farah Faruqi

Canada Sales & Marketing Manager

Farah is our virtuoso of client relations with 30 years of experience behind her belt. Her professionalism and profound knowledge of the business aviation industry is reinforced by her flight support work in large scale global events such as the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and the 2012 London Summer Olympics.

Her role at is to provide custom training solutions to our Canadian Operators. Farah often collaborates with other departments, consultants, technical advisors, and subject matter experts to craft a complete and cohesive experience for prospective and existing customers. Farah is the de facto representative at most of our trade show events in North America, and she also travels to meet our clients in person.

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Brent Fishlock

Podcast Host & Technical Advisor Team Lead

Brent is one of the most well-rounded professionals at Years of educational, managerial, and hands-on flying experience make Brent a great Technical Advisor Lead and content contributor. He ensures that all new regulations are properly addressed with training and that our existing training is always up-to-date. An enthusiastic and efficient thinker, Brent goes above and beyond to educate and provide valuable consultation services to business aviation professionals. As a currently active pilot flying Boeing 737 jets, Brent shares a lot of interesting anecdotes, discusses current events in the aviation world, and highlights relevant subjects in our podcast series, Training{Re}Port.

Brian Laird

U.S. Senior Sales & Marketing

Brian has spent the last decade working with part 91 & 135 flight departments on their training and safety programs.  He is intimately familiar with FAA regulations as well as IS-BAO guidance.  Based in Melbourne, FL, Brian runs point on all aspects of’s business in the U.S. market and is the single point of contact for all U.S. clients. He serves the local business aviation community as the Chairman of the Safety Committee for the Central Florida Business Aviation Association (CFBAA.)  

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Amandio Magalhaes

Software Developer

Coding and problem solving is Amandio’s true passion. He spends hours in front of a black screen filled with characters that look indecipherable to the rest of the office but result in technologically sophisticated and smart solutions that save hours of work for the whole team. Amandio’s role as a software developer is to make technological strategies come to life in the form of secure and intuitive web applications.


Hannah Strelau

Sales Coordinator

Every office needs someone with endless positive energy and enthusiasm to help get things done, and as our Sales Coordinator, Hannah tirelessly works behind the scenes to organize events, coordinate tradeshows, respond to customer inquires, manage our social media, and the list goes on. She also participates in’s marketing and design teams, giving input and feedback during corporate strategy meetings. Hannah occasionally acts as’s promotional cover model and is often featured in our videos and print material.

Jenna Pennacchioli

Sales Coordinator

As our Sales Coordinator, Jenna has stepped in during Hannah’s maternity leave to do all of the behind the scenes work that keeps our office running, including responding to customer inquiries, coordinating trade shows, managing invoices, and she does it all remotely from the Toronto area.  Jenna joins us already having several years of sales experience in the business aviation industry.  That experience paired with an eye for detail and a passion for our client partners have proven to be a recipe for success. 

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Melissa White

Culture & Talent Development Manager

Melissa brings an unparalleled passion for people.  With a gentle kindness she drives our company culture, streamlines HR processes, and leads the way through the hiring process from recruiting to onboarding.  She has worked within the business aviation community for the last several years and has previous experience in both retail and the non-profit market segments.  



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