Tim Berry, Business Planning Guru and Founder of Palo Alto Software

During the ’80s, renowned business planning expert Tim Berry was doing business plan consulting for Chevron, HP, Apple, Gateway, McDonalds, and other large corporations. He realized that business planning should also be available to the “small guys,” so in 1988, he founded Palo Alto Software to help others succeed in business. The company remains steadfast to that goal and now offers several software products to small businesses in 180 countries.

Berry currently serves as president of Palo Alto Software and spends most of his time teaching, blogging, and evangelizing for business planning. He blogs at Planning, Startups, Stories, as well as writes for Amex OPEN, Small Business Trends, Up and Running, the Huffington Post, and more. The creator of plan-as-you-go business planning, Berry makes several appearances in the PC industry history book Fire in the Valley. He obtained his MBA from Stanford and has degrees with honors from the University of Oregon and the University of Notre Dame.

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