Teresa Sears
Vice President, Certification Product Management

Teresa Sears is a seasoned professional in workforce credentialing and training. As Vice President of Certification Product Management at CompTIA, Teresa leads a team responsible for cultivating CompTIA's flagship IT certification portfolio, including the highly sought-after CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+. She played pivotal roles in efforts that resulted in more than doubling the size of the IT Fundamentals+ program and established new pathways within CompTIA's certification portfolio.

Recognizing the growing importance of data analytics in today's digital world, Teresa has led her team in expanding CompTIA’s certification portfolio to include credentials that equip professionals with the skills to navigate and leverage data effectively. This pathway offers a comprehensive framework for individuals aspiring to excel in the field of data analytics and data management, addressing the increasing demand for expertise in this key domain.

Teresa values the key role credentials play in career progression and works to advance employer recognition of those credentials. On behalf of CompTIA Teresa has nurtured partnerships with the Grow with Google and Microsoft Workforce Development teams to bridge the gap between education and employment. The resulting initiatives offer clear pathways to professional success, empowering individuals to thrive in an ever-changing job market. By collaborating with educational institutions, industry experts, and employers, Teresa and her team introduce credentials that validate skills and enhance workforce readiness.

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