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Oliver Yarbrough

Oliver Yarbrough Oliver Yarbrough, PMP®, is a speaker, author, trainer, and leading expert in project management, PMP® Exam Prep, and strategic marketing to raise competitiveness.

After a highly productive corporate career that took him from the halls of corporate America to assignments in the Middle East and beyond, Oliver combined his diverse marketing, sales, and project management experience in order to empower organizations and professionals to build relationships faster, shorten sales cycles, execute projects better, and increase profits.

He offers fresh insights and encourages his audiences and clients to take action with a captivating, entertaining, and down-to-earth style. He shares with them his hands-on experience building and managing professional relationships for some of the largest companies in the world, including Lucent Technologies, Staples, and Sprint, along with his own successful business ventures.

Oliver holds a master's degree from Babson College's F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business (MBA program ranked #1 in entrepreneurship for 23 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report). He is a former board member and marketing and membership chair of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). In addition, Oliver has been featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "People on the Move."

Today, he is the vice president of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), Atlanta chapter, and an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Oliver is also managing partner and chief rainmaker at Rainmaker Growth Partners. He can be found at

On a personal note, Oliver has a great passion for global cultural immersion. He loves to travel and learn about customs from locals that he meets. He has been fortunate to live, work, and explore such fascinating places as South Africa, Asia, South America, Central America, Saudi Arabia, and Canada. Currently, he lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is a staple in the city's professional and social fabric, volunteering with nonprofit organizations, moderating events, and regularly networking.
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  • view course page for Government Project Management

    Learn the nuances of managing government projects: from navigating the RFP process, obtaining government contracts, and getting a project authorized to executing and closing out projects.

    1h 6m

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