TBM Executive Foundation Course & Certification

TBM Executive

TBM Executive Foundation Course

Improve your business acumen by taking the first-ever education program specifically designed for tomorrow’s business-minded technology leaders. The TBM Executive Foundation Certification provides senior IT leaders and finance managers the essential knowledge that drives business transformation within IT by running a successful Technology Business Management (TBM) program. After taking the course, you will have the opportunity to get certified by the TBM Council, giving you the ability to further demonstrate your business savvy.

Upcoming Courses

Who Should Get Educated

The TBM Executive Foundation Course is designed for senior IT and Finance leaders who need a basic understanding of the TBM framework and how it may be used to enhance the business value and outcomes of spending, resources and investments.

Recommended For:

  • Heads of IT Finance (CFOs of IT, VP/Director of IT finance)
  • TBM Program Directors (including aspiring program directors)
  • Members of the Office of the CIO (OCIO)
  • IT Vice Presidents (tower or silo leaders)
  • Senior FP&A professionals supporting IT departments
  • IT program and portfolio management (PPM/PMO) leaders
  • Service management leaders
  • IT strategy and transformation professionals
  • Senior IT project managers
  • IT governance and risk management professionals
  • Independent consultants providing TBM, ITSM, IT4IT, GRC and related offerings

What You Will Learn:

  • The need for TBM and how it drives significant cost optimization and more effective business-technology management practices
  • How to build a TBM program in your organization, including essential roles, responsibilities and skillsets
  • The essential tools of TBM, including the framework, taxonomy, model, and metrics
  • The key TBM disciplines including creating transparency, delivering value for money, shaping demand and planning for value
  • The four value conversations of TBM and their associated management metrics
  • How to drive continuous improvement with TBM
  • How to apply the tools and disciplines of TBM beyond IT

Certified TBM Executive (CTBME) RENEWAL

Current and Expired CTBMEs may renew their certification by following the link below. Candidates may choose one of several options, including a CTBME Lifetime Renewal, CTBME Annual Recurring Renewal, or a one-time CTBME Biennial Maintenance and Renewal Fee. Candidates must acquire and maintain evidence of completing 40 hours of relevant Continuing Professional Education (CPE) every two years. CTBMEs do not need to submit supporting documentation of the CPE hours at the time of renewal.

Certified Instructors

Aaron Rosenburg

Director of Business Development

Edgesource Corporation

Alistair Mascarenhas

Executive Director

IT Newcom

Anitha Mariappan

Executive Director

BZE Accounting

Bill Kasenchar

IT Director - TBM Office

REI Systems

Emily Rittenhouse

Business Advisor

US Federal Reserve

Jack Bischof

VP, Europe & Middle East

TBM Council

Jeff Blomker

Director, Technology Business Management

Maryville Consulting Group

Jose Lorance

Director, Technology & Product Strategy Consulting

UOB Tech

Joseph Petzenhammer

CS Advisor


Juan Jose Jarillo

Strategic Customer Success Advisor


Kelly Crouse

Sr. Enterprise Customer Success Advisor


Kim Gordon



Liesel Meinecke - Synergy

Liesel Meinecke

Executive Director

Synergy Group

Martin Plessow

Manager, Customer Success EMEA


Mina Han


REI Systems

Nico Ojeda

Advisory Service Capability Lead

REI Systems

Phil Gormley


Philip V. Gormley, Inc.

Philipp Baumeister



Ross Shannon

Director of Operations, Global Software

Hyosung America

Sheenal Patel - Fannie Mae

Sheenal Patel

Senior Manager, FP&A Analytics

Fannie Mae

Stefan Jugel

CEO & Board Chairman


Stephanie Warren - Ellix

Stephanie Warren



Thomas Deuser



Xavier Bignon

Senior Product Manager

Descartes Macropoint

TBM Council Education Partners