Getting to Know TFP

Our Company – Our Expertise – Our People

Training Funding Partners was founded in the mid 1990’s as a service line in the Orange County, California office of Deloitte & Touche.  TFP has been operating independently by its current owners since 2001 when it began its expansion from a California-only provider to a national provider of workforce development training grants, incentives and consulting.  TFP serves clients nationally and works with state, federal and local agencies and partners to develop programs and support its clients workforce development and talent pipeline development needs. TFP has worked with programs in over 18 states including California, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, North Dakota, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Florida, to name a few.
  • California Application Approval Rate 100% 100%
  • National Application Approval Rate 94% 94%

Total Awarded to TFP Clients

Our team of professionals has a combined 95+ years of experience in providing training grant and incentive services to clients across all industries. Our backgrounds include CPA firm, training and organizational development, and analytical experience. Our client service team provides focused client engagement management with a dedicated project analyst and support staff of exceptional problem solvers assigned to each client project.

Subject Matter Experts

TFP’s team has a combined 95+ years of workforce development funding expertise

Industries Served

We serve clients across all industries and work to maximize their funding opportunities

Liaison with Funding Agency

Our team deals directly with each Funding Agency saving valuable time for our clients

International Opportunities

TFP can identify and execute on international opportunities should our clients have workforce in other parts of the globe

Meet our Executive Team

Mark Coleman

Chairman & CEO

Mark brings extensive operational and executive experience to TFP. Under his leadership, TFP has significantly expanded its activities through new services and national expansion. Mark is primarily responsible for strategic planning, key partner relationships and business development. Prior to acquiring TFP in 2001, along with Julianna Kirby, Mark worked in public accounting as a partner with Deloitte, and served as CFO of a large private company. Mark holds a Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in accounting from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Julianna Kirby

Director Client Services/COO

Julianna Kirby is TFP’s Chief Operating Officer and Client Relationship Executive. She directs service delivery and client relationship management as well as company operations. Julianna consults with clients to design strategies that leverage workforce development funding available at the federal, state and local level to help develop their new hire and incumbent workforce. Additionally, she works with employers as an intermediary to the workforce system to develop workforce pipelines, career pathways and connect employers to resources for recruiting, funding and training. Julianna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Long Beach and is a Stanford Certified Project Manager.

Michelle Rychener

Vice President, Training Reimbursement Services

Michelle is a member of our senior client service team and is a former Training Manager with a multi-national company.  She brings that key experience to bear when assisting TFP’s clients with grant application and compliance. Michelle works closely with our clients in the preparation of all required deliverables for grant applications and provides client service and account management throughout the term of the grant. Her knowledge of various funding programs and extensive experience writing competitive applications is essential to the success of the overall contract development and approval process. Michelle has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts in Organization Development from Sonoma State University.

Chris Mangels

Vice President IT/Data & Contract Management

Chris brings extensive Information Technology and Client Service experience to the senior client service team at TFP. He is a founding member of the TFP team and is responsible for all technology matters including the development of TrueTrak v3.0, TFP’s industry-leading proprietary grant management and reporting system. Chris is a subject matter expert in managing grant compliance and works with clients and TFP team members to ensure optimum results on behalf of TFP’s clients. Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from California State University Fullerton and an MBA, Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.