Mr. Chris DeVany

Area Of Expertise : mergers and acquisitions, surviving change, project management, management, sales, team-building
25 Years Of Experience
Training Industry : Human Resources

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 global organizations such as Visa International, Cadence Design Systems, Coca-Cola, Sprint, Microsoft, Aviva Insurance, Schlumberger and over 500 other organizations in 22 countries. He also has consulted government agencies from the United States, the Royal Government of Saudi Arabia, Canada, Cayman Islands and the United Kingdom.
 
He has published numerous articles in the fields of surviving mergers and acquisitions, surviving change, 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 book, “90 Days to a High-Performance Team”, published by McGraw Hill and often accompanied by in-person, facilitated instruction, has helped and continues to help thousands of executives, managers and team leaders improve performance.  
 
He has appeared hundreds of times on radio and television interview programs to discuss mergers and acquisitions (how to manage and survive them), 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 the International Association of Facilitators, 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 multiple corporations as manager and trainer of sales, operations, project management, IT, 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 mergers and acquisitions, facilitating post-merger and acquisition integration, 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.
 

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Virtual Teams in a Time of COVID-19: Managing Your Entire Team Remotely

Before the Coronavirus (COVID-19) appeared, has your workforce been largely office-based? Is this the first time you and your team have been working 100% virtually? If so, then this Webinar is for you! As enterprises have been growing far a ...

  • Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
  • Sep 25, 2020
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Moving From An Operational Manager to A Strategic Leader

Gain the insights and skills to know where your business stands today and where it’s heading tomorrow. In today’s unpredictable business environment, strategic leadership is not just for top management alone. It’s for: Managers who want ...

  • Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
  • Oct 21, 2020
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Performance Reviews: A Step-By-Step Process For Conducting Them Meaningfully and Effectively

One of the most critical areas of employee relationships--and one of the biggest challenges management faces today--is conducting effective performance appraisals and determining appropriate merit increases. Learn to give performance apprai ...

  • Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
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Moving From An Operational Manager to A Strategic Leader

Gain the insights and skills to know where your business stands today and where it’s heading tomorrow. In today’s unpredictable business environment, strategic leadership is not just for top management alone. It’s for: Managers who want ...

  • Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
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The Emotionally Intelligent Manager: Using Your Heart as Well as Your Head to Manage Effectively

To manage effectively, you need to engage your emotional intelligence just as much as you engage yourself cerebrally.Using both our brain and our “gut” allows us to take all human factors into account.

  • Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
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“Virtual Team” – How to Manage People Effectively in Multiple Locations

Every manager knows that the best and fastest way to learn a new skill is through practice. That’s why we’ve packed this hard-hitting workshop with powerful exercises, models,and case studies specifically designed for managers of multiple l ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
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Moving From An Operational Manager to A Strategic Leader

Gain the insights and skills to know where your business stands today and where it’s heading tomorrow. In today’s unpredictable business environment, strategic leadership is not just for top management alone. It’s for: Managers who want ...

  • Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
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Project Management Essentials: The 8 Keys To Bring Every Project In On Time and On Budget

Let's face it - we are all managing projects every day! They may be simple or more complex, but undoubtedly you are managing projects within your role. You don't need to be a project manager to learn how to manage your projects effectively ...

  • Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
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“Virtual Team” – How to Manage People Effectively in Multiple Locations

Every manager knows that the best and fastest way to learn a new skill is through practice. That’s why we’ve packed this hard-hitting workshop with powerful exercises, models,and case studies specifically designed for managers of multiple l ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
On-Demand Webinar

The Emotionally Intelligent Manager: Using Your Heart as Well As Your Head to Manage Effectively

To manage effectively, you need to engage your emotional intelligence just as much as you engage yourself cerebrally.  Using both our brain and our “gut” allows us to take all human factors into account.

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 90 Mins