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Dave Gardner

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Senior Consultant, Group50 Consulting and Principal,

Senior Consultant, Group50 Consulting and Principal,

5 vouches

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Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network
Cisco Systems
Fujifilm Dimatix


Principal May 2004 - present
Senior Consultant Group50 Consulting May 2014 - present
Vice President, Product Management E-One July 2002 - April 2004
Director, Business Development VelQuest Corporation January 2001 - June 2002
Principal Gardner & Associates Consulting November 1991 - December 2000
Director, Customer Services RasterOps Corporation April 1990 - November 1991
Manager, Configuration Support System Industries February 1987 - April 1990
Manager Dialogic August 1982 - October 1986
Corporate Documentation Standards Hewlett Packard Enterprise August 1979 - July 1982
Manager, Systems Documentation Itel Corporation July 1978 - August 1979


Santa Clara University Management September 1974 - December 1976
San Jose State University Speech-Communication September 1970 - January 1974

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Markets of Interest
  • • Enterprise Software

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Key Strengths

Customer service • Business Strategy • Product Development • Startups • Kaizen

Key Accomplishments

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David Coleman
Founder and CEO, TeamSkillsPro and Managing Director, Collaborative Strategies.
I have worked with Dave in the past and he is a creative thinker, knows a lot about his area of specialty, and is good to talk with. He also ... knows a lot of people and a lot of what is going on in the industry, and would make an excellent advisor.
Philippe A. Abdoulaye
We worked together  •  Contributor, CIO Executive Council, an IDG Brand and Director of AWS, DevOps & ITaaS Transformation practices, PMPragmatic Consulting.
Dave has held management and senior management positions in Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service, and Product ... Management in a variety of high-tech industries, in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, capital equipment manufacturing and in the fire/rescue vehicle industry. Dave is a member of the Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC). He is Board Approved by SAC in “Configurable Products and Services Strategy & Implementation.” He’s the author of Mass Customization: An Enterprise-Wide Business Strategy and the soon to be published, 100 Insights, which has thoughts on business execution, customer service, customer experience, entrepreneurship, innovation. Dave has been inducted into the Million Dollar Consulting® Hall of Fame.
Dave Balch
We worked together  •  Expert for WebMD Caregiving Community, WebMD and Founder,
Dave was an outstanding coach while I was launching a new product. His ideas and advice were succinct, spot on, and always in my best intere ... sts. I trust him completely.
Rob Alan
We worked together  •  Sr. Software Engineer, Total Management Solutions.
Dave is without a doubt a global leader/advisor on the subject of mass customization. No one else that I'm aware of has the insight and know ... ledge Dave has on this subject.
Jason Tham
We worked together  •  Board Member - Contract Packaging Association, Contract Packaging Association (CPA). University of Waterloo grad.
Dave takes a personal approach to understanding what would add value to an organization and will customize and propose how he can then addre ... ss an issue, add value and work within any constraints. He takes a hands-on approach.