Our Mission is to Develop and Deploy Curriculum, Tools, Instruction and Support to ASD individuals eager to learn IT services skills that leads to sustainable employment.
The person behind MindSpark Training Academy:
Gray G. Benoist, was Co-Founder of MindSpark, Inc. a registered California Benefit Corporation, delivering software testing services through the employment of young adults with autism spectrum disorder and served as its President from July 2013 to March 2019. He is currently President and Chairman of Mindspark Training Academy.
Gray served as Senior Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer of Belden, Inc. from August 2006 until January 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Benoist was Senior Vice President, Director of Finance of the Networks Segment of Motorola Inc. During more than 25 years with Motorola, Mr. Benoist served in senior financial and general management roles across Motorola’s portfolio of businesses.
He has a bachelor’s degree in Finance & Accounting from Southern Illinois University and a master’s in business administration degree from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Benoist has served on the board of directors of Exceptional Minds (a not-for-profit organization established to educate and prepare young adults on the autistic spectrum for employment in the graphic arts industry) and Olin Corporation, a global chemical manufacturer.