Meet the Editor

David Vermette

Editor David Vermette
Writer, David Vermette Consulting
Annapolis, MD
  • English

About David

  • 25 years working with businesses, non-profit organizations, consulting firms, and academics
  • Writes articles, reports, copy, white papers, and presentations, and has managed research studies from beginning to end
  • Contributed to research published by Oxford University Press, and covered by the Wall Street Journal and the Harvard Business Review

Experience

Writer • David Vermette Consulting
1995 — Present

Freelance Writer and Researcher – selected clients include:

TCGen, Inc. Menlo Park, CA, February 2013-Present, Write a company blog and assist in research for this boutique consulting firm specializing in product strategy; co-authored with TCGen a Program Management course for a Japanese consumer electronics company

Realization, San Jose, CA, August 2012-Present, Provide writing and messaging services through e-newsletters, e-blasts, articles, and web copy for a Silicon Valley project management consulting and software firm

BlueInk Reviews, Greenwood Village, CO, October 2012-Present, Write reviews of self-published books

The Fetzer Institute, Kalamazoo, MI, 2010-2012

  • Researched how developments in the law, labor, engineering, business, sports, and social science fields bear on Fetzer’s mission and created executive summaries detailing the findings
  • Conducted online research for candidates for Fetzer’s international advisory councils; compiled biographies of these world-class practitioners; managed and populated a database of the candidates

Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, Chicago, IL, 2009 and 2012

  • Edited and wrote hundreds of abstracts of presentations and programs offered at this global conference in Melbourne, Australia (December 2009), as well as biographies of the speakers; wrote marketing copy for the Parliament’s public website
  • Envisioned, researched, and wrote a fundraising document presenting the legacy of the Parliament in each of its host cities: Chicago, Cape Town, Barcelona, and Melbourne

The Management Roundtable, Waltham, MA, 1997-2011

  • Managed research studies from beginning to end including creating the questionnaires; database development; analyzing the findings and authoring research reports
  • Authored white papers based on proprietary research: Product Development in the 1990s: Communication and Integration (republished in Managing Automation, CAE, IOMA Journal, Society of Concurrent Engineering National Newsletter, Time-Compression Technologies, Software Strategies, and other trade publications) and Relationship-based Organizations Generate Success
  • Designed, compiled, and edited a series of specialized research reports including Managing Intellectual Property for Product & Technology Development, Special Report on RD&E and Innovation in China, Lean Product Development Practices, and Open Innovation Practices
  • Editor-in-chief of leading print and electronic publications on R&D and Product Development management in Fortune500companies
  • Conducted interviews with industry experts and thought leaders; created conference summaries, original case studies, and other features

BioMimetic Systems,Cambridge, MA, 2010Produced a technical manual for a Department of Defense contractor

Goldense Group, Inc., Needham, MA, 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2004Managed a series of biennial, primary research studies on Product Development metrics including data collection; database design; quantitative analysis; authoring reports, presentation slides, and related articles

CSC Consulting, DiBianca-Berkman Group, Cambridge, MA, 1999Conducted literature search on successful practices in corporate mergers and acquisitions; interviewed senior executives and developed a set of survey questions for participants in mergers; co-authored a white paper for senior leaders on the role of survival-based behaviors in merged organizations

Other Freelance Projects

  • Co-authored searchable, full text database of core works in the Western intellectual tradition; researched and programmed over 3000 links where one electronic book refers to another; presented in November 2003 at the Whitney Young College of Leadership Studies, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY
  • Edited text, wrote critical apparatus, and authored historical introduction for a translation of The Triads by Gregory Palamas, a seminal text of Christian spirituality, published by Praxis Institute Press, 2002
  • Edited document entitled Using Narrative Learning to Improve Anesthesia Crisis Management proposing an intervention in the training of anesthesiologists using narrative learning techniques based on Buddhist principles to improve crisis response and stress management (March 2009) 
Research Analyst • Product Development Consulting, Inc.
1990 — 1995
  • Managed primary and secondary research
  • Executed a series of studies on successful product development practices; featured on page A2 of The Wall Street Journal, July 20, 1993; a key source for a Harvard Business Review article
  • Analyzed and documented the findings from a benchmark study for a division of Hewlett-Packard including site visits by two PDC consultants to Japanese companies as well as comparable U.S. and European firms
  • Conducted background research on the study partners
  • Product Development Consulting was founded by the TrustedPeer Expert John Carter
Research Analyst • Thomson and Thomson
1988 — 1989
  • Compiled up to 18 reports per day for corporate clients on trademarks that might be considered confusingly similar to the client’s proposed trademark
  • Coded searches in a database of several million trademarks.

Education

New England Conservatory of Music
MM, Contemporary Improvisation, 1995
St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland
BA, Mathematics, Philosophy, 1986

Publications

  • Graduate Researcher for Dr. Jane Reid, Mount Holyoke College, 1986-1987
  • Compiled the original list of classical sources, based on Greek and Latin texts, for each of the mythological themes cited in a two-volume reference work; published as The Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts, 1300-1990s (2 vols.), Oxford University Press, 1993