PMI Madison Chapter

Meet the Experts

Brian Bazzett comes from a physics/IT background.  He earned an MBA and had a budding career in financial management, but his ADHD led him to the constant chaos of a series of special projects.  Never messing up too BrianBazzettbadly, he continued leading projects for the next 20+ years.  He has worked for a number of large multi-national companies but mostly with BP.  With experience including managing a business with $1bn sales, global business change projects, corporate-wide process re-engineering, lots of IT projects, setting up and running several PMOs, federal and state regulatory work, blah blah blah and all that great stuff, he has managed to enjoy a long career of running headlong at problems, specializing in solving unstructured business issues and bringing failing projects back on track.   

Brian comes from Michigan and attended U of M but seems to be a pretty nice guy anyway.  His current outside project is divestiture of 3 college age kids still in onsite inventory.  He’s fostered nearly 400 dogs, is a craft beer fanatic and furnishes his house off Craigslist.  

MarkWeerdaMark Weerda has helped project teams focus on delivering value for over eighteen years. Certified as both a professional project manager and as a professional scrum master, Mark believes in right-sizing the project management approach to each team and project. He has led initiatives within insurance, financial services, retail and e-commerce industries.


NickVanNick Van is a successful and dedicated  independent Information Technology Project Manager consultant. Nick has decades of experience in a wide range of industries and sectors, including BioPharmacuetical Manufacturing, Retail Sales and Management, Industrial Manufacturing, and State Government. Nick Van is the owner of Astra Development LLC.


Dr. Patrick Beyer is a project management veteran with over 25 years of experience managing multi-million dollar projects around the world. Beyer’sHeadshotexperience includes IT, construction, operations, and general project management with a specialization in managing government contracts and grants.  He currently is assigned as a Senior Strategic Project Manager with Alliant Energy  focusing on High Value / Long term Strategic Telecommunications projects in both Iowa and Wisconsin.