Project Management Institute

Dave Garrett

Dave Garrett

Dave Garrett

Vice President, Corporate Development

As Vice President, Corporate Development & Innovation, Dave Garrett leads a team that is responsible for mergers, acquisitions, new product development and sourcing strategic partners for PMI—focused on addressing the demands of the evolving value delivery landscape and the PMI Talent Triangle®.

Dave joined PMI in 2014 as Director, Digital Presence. In that role, he was instrumental in establishing digital capabilities to improve the customer experience, overseeing all digital properties at PMI (, and Under his direction, grew its audience reach and content production more than 20% per year over a three year period. In 2016 alone, generated more than 1.3 million new connections within its community. He also led the team responsible for the design and implementation of the 2016 website refresh. As Vice President of PMI’s Transformation in 2017 and 2018, Dave crafted a broad Transformation Plan for PMI – aimed at improving the organization’s infrastructure, capabilities and future product portfolio. 

He was the co-founder, President and CEO of (formerly, an online community for project professionals established in 2000 and acquired by PMI in 2014. During his time with Gantthead, he acquired the ProjectsAtWork magazine in 2003 and established partnerships with some of the world’s best known project management software providers.

Before that, Dave served as the Director of Advanced Technology Group with Headstrong, Inc. He led the knowledge management function, which included the development and management of the corporate intranet site, ongoing systems development, and administration. Dave created Project Pain Reliever, a just-in-time handbook for managing projects, and published articles related to web development, project management and online publishing. He also served in multiple volunteer positions for PMI prior to becoming employed by the organization.

Dave is a graduate of The American University (Washington, D.C., United States) with a Master's of Science in Management Information Systems.