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Jim Berardone

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Pittsburgh Area, US

Executive in Residence, Carnegie Mellon University and Advisory Board Member, PieceMaker Technologies Inc.

Executive in Residence, Carnegie Mellon University and Advisory Board Member, PieceMaker Technologies Inc.

9 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Product
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In


Product Strategy Network


PieceMaker Technologies Inc.
Pathway Accessibility Solutions, Inc. (PathVu)
AlphaLab Gear


Mentor Pathway Accessibility Solutions, Inc. (PathVu) 2014 - present
Executive in Residence Carnegie Mellon University 2013 - present
Mentor AlphaLab Gear 2013 - present
Advisory Board Member PieceMaker 2013 - present
Head of Product Management Seegrid 2010 - 2012
CEO and co-founder Product Strategy Network 2002 - 2010
Director, Product Management Fujitsu Glovia, Inc. 2001 - 2002
Director, Product Management Dell 1999 - 2001
Program Director, Professional Services Dell 1997 - 1999
Manager, Marketing Products and Services Nets Inc. 1997 - 1997
Product Manager, New Media Products SAE International 1990 - 1996


University of Pittsburgh - Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Cyber security
  • • Enterprise Security
  • • Information Security
  • • Mobile Security
  • • Cloud security
  • • Security Assurance
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Sports
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Higher Education
  • • Content
  • • Cybersecurity

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product management • Product strategy • Product Planning • Voice of the Customer

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Alejandro Sklar
We worked together  •  CTO / Co-Founder, PieceMaker Technologies Inc.. Carnegie Mellon grad. Northwestern grad.
Jim is always itching to get his hands dirty, and he has the background to follow through. With a strong history working on and leading prod ... uct development teams and direct experience across a range useful areas from sales to customer development to contextual inquiry, Jim will find a way to make valuable contributions in any endeavor. And in the little over a year that I have worked with and known Jim, his demeanor has never waivered. He is always alert, positive, and up for a challenge, which continues to yield positively on me and those around him.
Greg Coticchia, MBA, PC
We worked together  •  Advisor, School of Leadership and Professional Advancement, Duquesne University and Board Member, FlipLynk. Carnegie Mellon grad.
Jim IS a great entrepreneur. He has great insight and vision in new and emerging markets, and understand what drives customers purchasing be ... havior.
Shubham Agarwal
They're my advisor: other  •  Sr. Group Manager, Product Management, The Home Depot. Previously Director, Product Management, Orbitz Worldwide. Carnegie Mellon grad.
Great mentor, expertise in Product Management for building innovative solutions from ground-up, broad market experience and thinking, strong ... network with senior leaders in Industry, connections with top-notch students at university such as Carnegie Mellon
Scott Friedman
Previously CEO, Co-Founder, SEEGRID. Previously CEO, Co-Founder, CareFlow Net, Inc. University of Michigan grad.
highly analytical, deep professional knowledge
Sean McDonald
We worked together  •  President and CEO, Precision Therapeutics. Previously Executive Chairman of the Board, Aethon. University of Florida grad.
Jim understands the process of bringing products to market. It is not just about great ideas, it is about execution on many different levels ... . He gets this.
Raul Valdes-Perez
We worked together  •  CEO, OnlyBoth LLC and Member, BlueTree Allied Angels. Carnegie Mellon grad. University of Pittsburgh grad.
I've known Jim for a number of years, starting first when he organized the Product Strategy Network here in Pittsburgh and I attended a numb ... er of their events. I've also called on Jim as a sounding board for certain ideas, and he on me, and each of us has provided introductions for the other. I have always found Jim to be pleasant, engaged, thoughtful, and deeply knowledgeable about products and their introduction into the marketplace.
Arun Ranchod
They're my friends  •  Global Business Development Manager, Life Sciences, Parker-Hannifin. Previously Business Development Manager / Product Manager, Medrad.
Always puts the customer first and has great vision
Reed McManigle
They're my friends  •  Senior Manager, Business Development and Licensing, Carnegie Mellon University. Previously Consultant, Socius Partners.
Jim has strong experience in strategy development and implementation for innovation in large and small companies. His skills and engaging p ... ersonality would be an asset to any team.
Kit Needham
We worked together  •  EIR/Senior Advisor/Consultant, CMU/BlueTree/Chatham.
He has worked with or on a number of startups so he is experienced in what can go wrong and how to make things go right. - Jim has an extens ... ive network of people he can contact for information, introductions, or help