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About

Dave Gardner

Dave Gardner is a management consultant, speaker, blogger and author based in Silicon Valley.

He’s been in the front row for the birth and evolution of Silicon Valley, the innovation capital of the world. Since 1992, Dave Gardner has made a difference for his clients by making the complex simple.

His clients include large corporations such Cisco, Dell, Applied Materials, Nanometrics, LSI Logic and FujiFilm and a number of lesser-known start-ups and small and medium businesses.

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.

He holds a BA from San Jose State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University. He is a member of the Leadership Board for the College of Arts and Sciences at Santa Clara University.

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.

He has written for Fast Company as an Expert Blogger and is a member of Dell’s Customer Advisory Panel.

Our Clients

We typically work under non-disclosure agreements that preclude us from disclosing:

  • That we are even working with a company
  • The nature of the projects we are working on

The Code of Ethics that we work under also imposes certain restrictions about “holding client information in confidence.” Client references are available upon request. The following represents a partial client list.