Speaker Profile


Chris DeVany

Degrees in Management Studies and Organizational Behavior

Founder and President of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide

Chris DeVany is the founder and president of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide, a firm which focuses on management and organization development. Pinnacle’s clients include such organizations as Microsoft, Visa International, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Sprint, American Counseling Association, Aviva Insurance, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Hospital Corporation of America, Schlumberger, Morgan Stanley, Boston Scientific, US HealthCare and over 500 other organizations in 22 countries. 

He has published numerous articles in the fields of project management, management, sales, team-building, leadership, ethics, customer service, diversity and work-life balance, in publications ranging from ASTD/Performance In Practice to Customer Service Management.  His McGraw-Hill book, “90 Days to a High-Performance Team”, is replete with hands-on tools, templates and checklists which managers use effectively everyday to improve performance. 

He has appeared hundreds of times on radio and television interview programs to discuss project management, sales, customer service, effective workplace communication, management, handling rapid personal and organizational change and other topical business issues.  He has served or is currently serving as a board member of Sales and Marketing Executives International, American Management Association, American Society of Training and Development, Institute of Management Consultants, American Society of Association Executives, Meeting Professionals International and National Speakers Association.  Chris is an award-winning Toastmaster’s International Competition speaker.  He recently participated in the Fortune 500 Annual Management Forum as a speaker, panelist and seminar leader. 

Chris has distinguished himself professionally by serving Corporate America as manager and trainer of project management, IT, sales, customer service and marketing professionals.  Included among those business leaders are Prudential Insurance, Sprint, BayBank (now part of Bank of America), US Health Care and Marriott Corporation.  He has assisted these organizations in developing project management, sales, customer service and marketing strategies, organizing inbound and outbound call center programs, training and development of management and new hires, and fostering corporate growth through creative change and innovation initiatives.   

Chris holds degrees in management studies and organizational behavior from Boston University.  He has traveled to 22 countries and 47 states in the course of his career.

Dealing With Difficult People: The 5 Most Difficult Types of People And How To Effectively Approach Them - HRCI and SHRM 1.5
Dealing With Difficult People: The 5 Most Difficult Types of People And How To Effectively Approach Them - HRCI and SHRM 1.5

Speaker:Chris DeVany
Time: 6th September 2018 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
Duration:90 Minutes
Model : GRC-90383

Thu
06
Sep 2018

Effective Manager's Communication Skills: Active Listening, Constructive Feedback, Conflict Resolution and Coaching Work For You and Your Team
Effective Manager's Communication Skills: Active Listening, Constructive Feedback, Conflict Resolution and Coaching Work For You and Your Team

Speaker:Chris DeVany
Time: 10th May 2018 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
Duration:90 Minutes
Model : GRC-90307

Thu
10
May 2018

Enhancing Your Managerial Effectiveness: Managing People and Processes to Generate Better Performance and Results - HRCI and SHRM 1.5
Enhancing Your Managerial Effectiveness: Managing People and Processes to Generate Better Performance and Results - HRCI and SHRM 1.5

Speaker:Chris DeVany
Time: 3rd August 2018 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
Duration:75 Minutes
Model : GRC-90345

Fri
03
Aug 2018

Interviewing Skills for Managers, Supervisors and HR Professionals - HRCI & SHRM Certificate
Interviewing Skills for Managers, Supervisors and HR Professionals - HRCI & SHRM Certificate

Speaker:Chris DeVany
Time: 12th October 2018 09:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM EDT
Duration:90 Minutes
Model : GRC-90399

Fri
12
Oct 2018

Master Powerful Presentation Skills: Know Your Audience, Persuade Them to Take Action - SHRM PDCs - 1.5
Master Powerful Presentation Skills: Know Your Audience, Persuade Them to Take Action - SHRM PDCs - 1.5

Speaker:Chris DeVany
Time: 20th November 2018 09:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM EDT
Duration:90 Minutes
Model : GRC-90469

Tue
20
Nov 2018

Move From An Operational Manager to A Strategic Leader - HRCI and SHRM credits 1.5
Move From An Operational Manager to A Strategic Leader - HRCI and SHRM credits 1.5

Speaker:Chris DeVany
Time: 29th August 2018 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
Duration:90 Minutes
Model : GRC-90381

Wed
29
Aug 2018

Performance Reviews: A Step-By-Step Process For Conducting Them Meaningfully and Effectively HRCI and PDCs - 1.5
Performance Reviews: A Step-By-Step Process For Conducting Them Meaningfully and Effectively HRCI and PDCs - 1.5

Speaker:Chris DeVany
Time: 4th December 2018 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
Duration:90 Minutes
Model : GRC-90466

Tue
04
Dec 2018

Project Management Best Practices: Completing Every Project On Time and On Budget
Project Management Best Practices: Completing Every Project On Time and On Budget

Speaker:Chris DeVany
Time: 1st November 2018 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
Duration:90 Minutes
Model : GRC-90448

Thu
01
Nov 2018

The Power of the Written Word: Punctuation, Proofreading and Grammar Skills - SHRM Certification
The Power of the Written Word: Punctuation, Proofreading and Grammar Skills - SHRM Certification

Speaker:Chris DeVany
Time: 22nd October 2018 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
Duration:90 Minutes
Model : GRC-90418

Mon
22
Oct 2018

Time and Task Management – Working Smarter Every Day - NASBA HR CPE - 1.5
Time and Task Management – Working Smarter Every Day - NASBA HR CPE - 1.5

Speaker:Chris DeVany
Time: 12th June 2018 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
Duration:90 Minutes
Model : GRC-90427

Tue
12
Jun 2018

Tough Positive Management: Confronting the Tough Stuff and Turning It into Positive Results - CPE 1.5
Tough Positive Management: Confronting the Tough Stuff and Turning It into Positive Results - CPE 1.5

Speaker:Chris DeVany
Time: 4th December 2018 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
Duration:90 Minutes
Model : GRC-90494

Tue
04
Dec 2018

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