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Devote Academy

Our Mission

Devote Academy offers professional services in the field of project management. Our goal is to provide you with all the best practices, tools and techniques and show you how you can use them most correctly and effectively as an individual, but also as an organization. To ensure this, we rely on our team of certified and proven professionals in their respective fields. Devote’s training courses are specifically designed by them combining the theoretical foundations of each topic with real-world examples, case studies and exercises.

At Devote Academy, we believe it’s not just what we teach, but how we teach it. That’s why our courses are interactive and the materials are designed to make learning interesting and enjoyable.

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Ivan Vaptsarov


Ivan Vaptsarov (PMP®, PRINCE2®) is a knowledgeable and dedicated project management professional with a solid history in the field. As a PMO Director at a leading cargo handling manufacturing company, Ivan is responsible for managing a large project portfolio and guiding a team of accomplished project managers. With over a decade of experience managing projects and working as a Management Consultant, Ivan has assisted companies in the Oil & Gas, Biotechnology, Insurance and FMCG sectors in improving their business operations and strategies.

Beyond his everyday responsibilities, Ivan is passionate about sharing knowledge on project management. He has acted as a Project Management (PM) Trainer for companies and university students, serving as a guest lecturer at various institutions. Moreover, Ivan created the popular online course, “Beginner to PRO-ject Manager,” which has been taken by more than 100,000 students worldwide.

Ivan holds a Master’s degree in Financial Management and Control from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

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Iliya Valchanov

Iliya Valchanov


Iliya is co-founder and CEO of Team-GPT, a product which helps companies adopt AI in their teams through continuous learning and collaboration.

Iliya is also co-founder of 365 Data Science and an instructor on Udemy with 1,200,000 students in the field of Mathematics, Statistics, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and AI.

Iliya loves board games and walks 10K every day.

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Marta Zhelyazkova


Marta Zhelyazkova (PMP®) is a proficient project manager, leading the PMO Department of a software company that delivers profit and revenue optimization solutions. As Head of PMO, she oversees a team of 9 EMEA-based project managers, providing strategic planning, leadership, and outstanding customer service to ensure the successful execution of key projects.

In addition to her primary role, Marta is a passionate project management trainer, sharing her expertise with others in the field. Her diverse experience includes managing a variety of projects for companies in the financial sector, such as banking and insurance.

She holds a Master’s degree in Financial Management from the UNWE University in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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