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Meet the Team

paulPaul Mascarenhas, BSc. MBA.

President and founder of Avancer Learning Inc., Paul is a specialist in Strategic Communication initiatives and an experienced facilitator in IT Skills, and Communication Skills. He has facilitated workshops for leading Corporations, Professional Institutions, and Government bodies, in Canada and Internationally.

Beginning his career in roles of Marketing and Economic Research, Business planning, and Communications, he built his career around data-driven advertising and marketing strategy. His fascination for spreadsheets led him to develop routines for bringing objectivity into business decision making and fine-tune a flair for spotting trends in data and their impact on business strategy.

He brings his twin specialisations of Communications and Strategic Analysis, to Training, and has developed & conducted workshops for some of the world’s leading organizations over the last 10 years. Paul conducts our end-use focused brand of Excel workshops.

He loves the outdoors, is an avid angler, and holds a Canadian Recreational Pilot’s permit. Paul expresses his fascination for aviation in his blog: “Cruise Attitude”


profilepicAnthony Lewis

President of Austrada, a consulting company specializing in VBA applications, Anthony develops and conducts our VBA Series workshops.  Anthony has a Bachelor of Business from the University of South Australia majoring in Accounting and a CPA Australian Accounting designation as well as a Canadian CMA Accounting designation.

Anthony has spent several years working as a financial analyst in multiple industries and while doing so has been involved in many spreadsheet related projects, developing a high level of enthusiasm and joy for working with Excel.

He began his consulting and training career with the intention of taking this enthusiasm and joy for Excel and applying it to help other businesses create spreadsheets, applications and processes to help them save time, money, effort and frustration.


profile3Cheryl Mascarenhas

Cheryl holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and many years experience in the Education and Training industries. She brings a wealth of experience in skills-based training to Avancer Learning Inc and works with clients to explore and customize needs-based training initiatives.

Cheryl has spent several years at the helm of primary and secondary educational institutions, from which she brings rich exposure to education-related administration and learning management. She has facilitated workshops for several educational bodies and non-governmental institutions in the non-profit space.