TRU Staffing Partners Announces Recipients of 2019 Scholarship Program

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Program provides highly sought-after scholarships from leading educational institutions

NEW YORK – April 15, 2019 – TRU Staffing Partners, an award-winning search firm representing talent and opportunities in cybersecurity, e-discovery and privacy, today announces the recipients of the 2019 TRU Staffing Partners Scholarship Program.

The program, which is designed to foster training and education for professionals in the security and legal technology industries, is in its eighth year of operation and has awarded 170 scholarships, totalling more than $200K in free education and certification. TRU’s 2019 portfolio of partners and their certification, training and education delve into diverse areas of discipline including mobile forensic collection, legal data analytics, project management, processing of litigation data, cyberincident response and remediation, back-end infrastructure and application domain expertise, blockchain programming and business leadership, and technical attorney review expertise.

The following is an overview of the scholarships and their recipients:


ACEDS full certification packages:

  • Patrick Biggins, Averill Park, NY
  • Daniel Kelly, Chicago, IL
  • Chris Paley-Menzies, Welwyn Garden City, UK

eDiscovery Executive Certificate (eDEx):

  • Alicia Johnson, Brooklyn, NY
  • Jason Isler, New York, NY


Certified EDT Reviewer:

  • JonPaul Heurich, Middletown, NY
  • O’Dell Covington, Stone Mountain, GA
  • Jay-Jay Flanagan-Grannemann, Columbia, SC
  • Edward Halle, Landover, MD

Certified EDT Analyst

  • Michael Swick, Seattle, WA
  • Christopher Glenn, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jeffrey, Schilling, Berkeley, CA
  • Jaimee Todd, Sunnyside, NY


iCONECT-XERA Web Administration Certification (Project Manager Training)

  • Michelle Arty, Boynton Beach, FL
  • Rebecca Rockwood, Reston, VA

ICONECT-XERA Administrator Certification

  • Jay Kuperstein, Bethesda, MD
  • Marilyn Earls, Phoenix, AZ

IIB Council

Certified Blockchain Professional (for Instructors):

  • Aaron Arutunian, Milwaukie, OR
  • Vicky Bakelis, San Jose, CA
  • Elsie Sanchez, Forest Hills, NY
  • Tracy Ayling, Vancouver, BC
  • David Stone, Placentia, CA

Certified Blockchain Professional (for Developers):

  • Kenya Cobert, Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Derek Bowles, Centreville, MD
  • Sherri Watts, Brea, CA
  • Jeffrey Wehr, Concord, CA

Certified Blockchain Professional (for Decision Makers):

  • Heather Tarrant, New York, NY
  • Joseph Remy, Barrington, NJ
  • Roberto Lopez-Davila, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • Natalie Noonan, Oak Park, IL
  • Zarko Djurovic, Chicago, IL

Certified Blockchain Professional (for Policy Makers):

  • Brendan Gilbert, Cheektowaga, NY
  • Eric Pulsipher, New York, NY
  • Michele Lange, Burnsville, MN
  • Calister Nnona, Saint-martin D’ Heres, Isere
  • Stacie Hauza, Arlington, VA

The International Association of Privacy Professionals

Scholarship for the GDPR Ready Online Bundle:

  • Maureen Hernberg, Needham, MA

Nuix North America Inc.

NUIX 101 and NUIX eDiscovery Specialist Training:

  • Jesse Oropeza, Whittier, CA

NUIX Foundations Investigations Training:

  • Patrick Scott, Springfield Garden, NY


Full scholarship to attend the 2019 Enfuse Conference:

  • Jenifer Mcintosh, Lakewood, CO

Paraben Corporation

E3 Fast Track 3-Day Training with a E3:DS Software License:

  • Joel Bork, Columbia, MD
  • Nadia Pustina, Toronto, ON


Relativity Scholarships for Beginners:

  • Christopher Dube, Arlington, VA
  • Sheila Grela, San Diego, CA

Relativity Scholarships for Intermediates:

  • Carlene Gordon, Chicago, IL
  • Celeste Rosenthal, Garland, TX

Relativity Scholarships for Experts:

  • Sara Blackthorne, Portland, OR
  • Lily Gandulia, San Jose, CA

All of the education and training listed above will be executed before the end of 2019. More information on this annual program is available at

About TRU Staffing Partners

TRU Staffing Partners is a nationally recognized, award-winning contract staffing and executive placement search firm representing talent and opportunities in three core industry verticals: cybersecurity, e-discovery and privacy. TRU’s vast global network of relationships and unprecedented access to temporary talent in litigation support and information protection have earned TRU extensive accolades, most notably as an Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company 2016 (#1043) and 2017 (#1189) and first place for National Law Journal’s 2018 Legal Outplacement/Career Transition Coaching and 2016 Best National Legal Recruiter. TRU represents thousands of active and passive job seekers and has successfully placed hundreds of professionals in permanent positions in the Am Law 200, Fortune 1000 and global consulting firm and service provider communities. TRU also maintains an exclusive global roster of contract cybersecurity, e-discovery and privacy talent ready to deploy on-premise or remotely within 24 hours. Being represented by TRU means inclusion in an elite family of exceptional companies and professionals. 

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