Dave Berry

Dave Berry, PMP, Managing Director, Abyss Program Management LLC

Dave Berry, PMP: Managing Director

Dave is an Information Technology & Program Management Executive experienced in consulting management, operations and troubled program recovery. During his career, he has analyzed situations, identified problems, proposed alternatives, and resolved situations for international companies in diverse industries. He has a unique ability to identify and capitalize on opportunities for organizational change and operational improvement.

As a consultant, Dave managed the recovery of an enterprise e-commerce program for Sam’s Club, involving numerous companies and hundreds of engineers, bringing the program from chaos to one of control and predictable performance in six months.

Dave spent 20 years as an employee at Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq and Hewlett Packard. At Hewlett Packard Dave was responsible for the multi-billion dollar customer program portfolio worldwide, monitoring the health of the larger programs, conducting reviews and responding to escalations. He worked with all company and client stakeholders to analyze the situation, determine the issues, develop the recovery plans and work with the teams in the execution of those plans. When recovery was not possible, he often led the customer negotiations to restructure or close-out the contracts. His efforts resulted in roughly $50M in cost savings in 20 countries across 5 continents.

He was involved in the due diligence for the acquisition of a few software companies where he evaluated their program management and software engineering management capabilities. He was also involved in multiple joint ventures in Asia and Europe both in their formation and in implementing corrective actions when they were not progressing well. As an operations executive, he went through both mergers for Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq and Hewlett Packard.

He worked across all business units, functions and geographies, in developing and deploying many of the worldwide operational initiatives, to include such things as program reviews, account reviews, risk management initiatives and business governance initiatives.

Dave was responsible for most of Hewlett Packard Service’s program management methodologies and standards and most of the Hewlett Packard’s custom program management training.

At Digital Equipment Corporation Dave came on board to recover their largest program and to help lead Digital into this new business endeavor. Dave led the recovery of numerous large customer programs. He went on to manage the consulting business for the South Central US, growing the business 50% and increasing margin from 33% to 44%.

Dave began his career in software engineering in defense contracting, working on large custom command, control, communications and intelligence systems. He managed staffs as large as 140 software engineering professionals. He was instrumental during this time in the development of software engineering and software project management methodologies, which formed the basis of many of the methods in place today.

BS in Computer Science: Angelo State University

MS in Project Management : George Washington University