As Senior Advisor to the CEO, Dave Garrett advises and supports decision-making regarding the execution of the PMI strategy to create a clear growth path and increase the value delivered to our customers. He advises PMI leadership and our teams, ensuring seamless alignment and integration across the organization. Dave has previously held senior leadership roles at PMI including Chief Strategy & Growth Office; Vice President, Corporate Development & Innovation; and Vice President, Transformation.
Dave joined PMI in January 2014 through the ProjectManagement.com acquisition, after which he served as Director of Digital Presence and CEO of ProjectManagement.com. Under his leadership, ProjectManagement.com social media traffic increased tenfold and PMI.org traffic by 28% in just 15 months. He also played a crucial role in establishing a strategic partnership with the Agile Alliance to jointly build our first "Agile Practice Guide" in 2017.
He was the co-founder, President and CEO of ProjectManagement.com (formerly Gantthead.com), 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 formed partnerships with some of the world’s best known project management software providers. Before Gantthead, 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 with a Master's of Science in Management Information Systems.