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Warick Pond

Warick is the Assistant Vice President for the Planning and Programs team. He brings a wealth of experience in IT portfolio and project management from both higher education and industry.  In his role at ASU, he works with diverse teams resulting in the successful implementation of the tools, techniques, and methodology being utilized by the UTO to assess, prioritize, manage, and monitor the hundreds of active projects comprising the institution’s IT portfolio.

Leading a team of skilled IT professionals that strive in the mission to provide expert knowledge and value in project management best practices, methods, and tools for enterprise IT projects across the university. Services include managing project managers, delivering training, developing roadmaps, assessing risk management, planning, budget and resource management across enterprise systems. Driving strategic initiatives toward implementation at ASU, Warick focuses on valuable partnerships that result in student success. With ten years in higher education and seven in the private market, Warick brings an unique perspective to building a PMO. His most notable programs include managing the technology efforts for Starbuck's College Achievement Plan, and eAdvisor Tracking which won Information Weekly's Top 500 Technology Innovators award. Warick oversees these efforts as well as coordinating the UTO’s strategic planning processes as a member of the UTO leadership team.

Previous to ASU, Warick worked 7 years at the University of Utah as a portfolio manager. His efforts in establishing an integrated PMO that leveraged frameworks within portfolio, project and resource management in combination with strategic governance at the University of Utah & University of Utah Health Science Center has been highlighted in the publications, Taming Change with Portfolio Management and A Compendium of PMO Case Studies. His experience in adult instructional design in the laboratory science industry with ARUP Laboratories and business development with Staples, Inc., brings a unique view to how technology services impact business capabilities.

Warick is a Certified Project Management Professional as well as a Certified Scrum Master. Warick holds a Bachelors of Science in Applied Science and Technology.