David E. Berlad, MS, PMP
David E. Berlad, MS, PMP, is currently the Senior Project Management Instructor and Curriculum Designer for the Center for Professional Education (CPE). In addition, he serves as the Product Manager responsible for Business Analysis, Coding Boot Camp, Data and Technology, Innovation Management and several other professional programs. His experience spans more than 25 years in project management, business leadership, business development and consulting in the fields of healthcare, information technology and finance. Berlad led various local and global project teams through successful projects that were completed on time, within budget and within project scope.
David Berlad became interested in and acquired his project management skills while working as a Senior Quality Engineer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). While serving at NASA, he worked with the Space Shuttle Project Office, the Space Shuttle Program Office and the Space Station Program. He took this experience to private industry where he co-founded Medical Design and Images, Inc., one of the first healthcare Management Services Organization in Austin, Texas. His company provided computerized medical practice management systems, medical billing services, medical transcription services, commercial real estate opportunities and physician marketing. He worked on projects with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, McKesson Corporation, Clinical Pathology Laboratories and other healthcare companies. He later sold that successful business to a publically traded company, which eventually became part of WebMD. In addition, Berlad worked with several publically traded companies and private companies on various successful projects. One successful project included the launch of an integrated credit card processing solution pilot program for CVS and their MinuteClinics for the entire state of Massachusetts. He has worked with Fortune 100 companies, national medical software companies, consulting companies and industry analysts. In addition, he has been a speaker at several national healthcare events.
David Berlad received a master's degree in chemistry from the University of Houston and is globally certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional(PMP)®. He served on the Board of Directors for the Austin Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation, the Board of Directors for the Rotary Club of West Austin in Austin, Texas and as the Director and Chair of Membership for the Austin Chapter of the Project Management Institute.
"The Project Management Certificate Program at The University of Texas at Austin is an incredible professional experience. The course is very well-designed and organized, and well geared towards professionals from all industries. David Berlad is extraordinary instructor, providing a unique teaching style that draws on his well-honed expertise in his field to supplement the structured course material. Along with his role as an educator, David is a remarkable coach and mentor who provides hands-on attention that helps to reinforce the curriculum and prepare students for both the PMP exam and real world workplace scenarios. I would not hesitate for a moment, to highly recommend this course."
- Chad Springer, Senior Management Consultant