The BlueDragon Team

Rob De La Espriella

Rob De La Espriella

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Rob is a former Navy nuclear submarine officer and inspector with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He is the Founder and creator of the BlueDragon Integrated Problem-solving System (IPS), the most advanced root cause analysis methodology for regulated industries.  BlueDragon IPS represents a dramatic breakthrough in how we solve complex problems, helping organizations to investigate and eliminate the causes off costly human errors and complex recurring problems with amazing speed and accuracy. BlueDragon IPS was specifically designed in the past decade to tackle the challenges of today’s technology-driven world. 

William J. (Bill) Toth

William J. (Bill) Toth, PhD

Chief of Research & Development

Bill is the former Manager of the Project, Program Management Office for International Nuclear Nonproliferation programs. Bill and Rob are collaborating on programs that will help sites important to national security with the proactive identification and mitigation of external threats to these most secure facilities.

Col. John Black

Col. John Black (US Marine Corps, Retired)

Chief Growth Officer & Senior Military Advisor

John is a defense, security, and government professional with more than 26 years’ experience in leadership, needs assessment, problem-solving, and solution delivery. John holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is also a distinguished National Security Fellow from MIT’s Security Studies Program and a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program of Leadership Development. He has a TS/SCI clearance.

Scott English

Scott English, M.Ed., PMP

Project Manager & BlueDragon Instructor

Scott came to DLE after 27 years in the US Air Force.  He is PMP certified and is the Project Manager for our government contracts.

Elizabeth F. Dunn, P.E.

Senior Advisor

Ms. Elizabeth (Betsy) Dunn is a results-oriented, hands-on professional, adept at solving complex problems, evaluating risks, and implementing solutions.  Ms. Dunn spent nearly 20 years at Argonne National Laboratory, working in a variety of roles, including: Director of environment, safety, and health (ESH), project management, nuclear operations, facilities management, and quality assurance.

Krizz Aniñon

Executive Administrative Assistant

Kriz is an experienced Executive Administrative Professional who specializes in business process optimization and automation. Kriz manages the BlueDragon training platforms, our client relationship management database, and our social media marketing and advertising campaigns.

Industry Advisors

Sherry Gevedon, PhD, MBA, MS, RN

Senior Advisor - Healthcare

Dr. Gevedon brings over 20 years expertise spearheading innovation capability building, leadership development, and organizational transformation initiatives for elite clients including the Departments of Defense/Homeland Security, multiple military service branches, top healthcare systems, and major corporations. Dr. Gevedon leverages design thinking and facilitation techniques to ignite creative problem-solving across teams, having trained executives at over 100 Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Gevedon is a certified Stanford University Design Thinking practitioner.

Jessica Ventura, PhD

Senior Advisor - Academia

Dr. Ventura is an engineering professor at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. She brought the BlueDragon entry-level course to Endicott to provide undergraduates with a practical and hands-on approach to critical thinking and problem-solving.

Allen Moe, P.E.

Allen Moe, P.E.

Senior Advisor - Government

Marwood Allen Moe (Allen) is the former Assistant Director for the Office of Cost Estimating at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center. Prior to joining the DOE he served 14 years as a Civil Engineering Officer in the USAF and as the Chief Engineer for the City of Dayton, OH Water Department. Allen has over 30-years of experience in heavy civil design and construction, construction management; environmental remediation design, construction and operations; and development of cost estimates.

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