Dave Garrett

Chief Strategy & Growth Officer at Project Management Institute

As Chief Strategy & Growth Officer, Dave will craft and drive the execution of the PMI strategy to create a clear growth path. He works across the organization to define, test, and deliver "new products that matter," to deliver dramatic increases in value to our customers. He is charged with assisting PMI to build teams that are aligned and integrated seamlessly across the organization. Dave will continue to be responsible for mergers, acquisitions, and strategic sourcing partners for PMI to address the emerging new work ecosystem.

Dave had joined PMI in January 2014 through the ProjectManagment.com acquisition. Since then, he has held several roles to his credit, starting with a dual role 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 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.



  • Chief Strategy & Growth Officer

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