We affiliate ourselves with organizations that complement the work we do. They are trusted partners who excel in their areas of expertise.


affiliate1Shepard Communications Group provides industry analysis, training and consulting services to service providers, component and device manufacturers, regulatory agencies, professional services firms, media companies, universities, advertising agencies, venture capital firms, vertical industry sectors, and global economists. All services are offered in both English and Spanish and are always customized for the market in which they are delivered.




Fifth Element Associates is an experienced and results-driven consulting team whose sole focus is to help you increase your revenue. We don’t achieve these results by cutting costs or improving efficiency. Rather, Fifth Element works the other side of the equation, growing your organization by improving and increasing your customer relationships, solutions, and value.




The McGraw-Hill Companies, the leading provider of financial services, education and business information markets, has partnered with Executive Crash Course. McGraw-Hill is the publisher of Steven Shepard’s Telecom Crash Course, VoIP Crash Course, WiMAX Crash Course, and Telecommunication Convergence books.



affiliate4The Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM) at USC’s Marshall School of Business has partnered with Executive Crash Course to provide online education and training to the Network Digital Industry. CTM provides registrants who have completed of ECC’s Telecom Crash Course with Certificates of Completion issued from USC’s Marshall School of Business. CTM and ECC also collaborate to produce live “Hot Topic” Webinars.