“Our experience working with Veer Consulting has been exceptional. Dave’s attention to details is outstanding. He understands the importance of timely and accurate recordkeeping. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Veer Consulting.”

Colleen McGee, Deputy Director
Citizens Clean Elections Commission

“I have known Dave Ryder for more years than either of us care to admit. My first contact with him came when he conducted a seminar on event planning for CDS AZ. I was immediately struck with the fact that he had this down to a science and provided valuable insight into the meetings industry. His knowledge and expertise was refreshing at a time when it seemed to be in short supply. It was also nice to find someone willing to share that knowledge with others. I kept all the handouts and have referred back to them several times over the years. Soon after that, I had the pleasure of working with him on several events where I was a vendor to one of his clients. Dave was always on top of everything and no detail escaped his attention. He is a professional in every sense of the word, and I enjoy his upbeat personality. He is someone I can highly recommend from the perspective of a vendor, as I have witnessed his success and impact on meetings and events for his clients from a unique vantage point. Working with Dave will be a sure bet for your success.”

Brad Zinn
President, Brad Zinn Entertainment Enterprises, Inc.

“Dave, thank you so much.  Your services are such a good investment.  I am grateful for your guidance; you rock! The identity package your team designed and the sales opportunities you have generated for me are amazing.  Thank you!”

Daryl Jill Rosen
Aura Photographer, She Brakes For Rainbows

“Dave is an amazingly creative, high energy person who took all the pressure off me by taking charge of my logo, advertising, and marketing.  He is always clear about what is best for my business, yet always lets the final decision be mine.  The one consistently good decision I made during this process was going with Dave’s recommendation every time. I have gotten nothing but compliments on my new logo, business cards, print ads, and website.  More importantly, I started getting business from the ads almost immediately.  I would highly recommend Dave to anyone who wants to kick his business to the next level, and I will continue to call on his expertise as my business grows and evolves.”

Sandy Mignacca
Owner, FitBodyAz Personal Training

“We looked to you for event coordination services and I’m so glad. Under a tight deadline, your expert assistance was crucial. Your skill at managing details and your ability to support us throughout this unfamiliar process were keys to the success.  No less important were your people skills – you guided our department’s planning team with good humor and aplomb, a definite bonus during our many meetings.  You have all the right connections, finding excellent vendors for every service.  This included renting all of the necessary equipment; coordinating a food caterer and exhibitors; and managing every issue from security and parking to budget and marketing.  I was especially grateful that due to your superlative relationship with vendors, you were able to achieve significant cost savings for us while never sacrificing quality… We knew we were in capable hands, and the event’s success in November… showed this to be true.  We couldn’t have pulled off our first Showcase without your guidance and support.  Thank you!”

Julie Hammonds
Public Information Officer, State of Arizona – Game and Fish Department

“I have valued my association with Dave Ryder during the past two years as …[he] assisted the Arizona Preservation Foundation with the statewide historic preservation conference. I headed up the conference planning committee in Tucson this year and worked closely with Dave on every aspect of the conference. Dave handled virtually all logistics for the conference which had more than 400 attendees – negotiating with the hotel, managing the conference website and registration, attending monthly planning meetings in Tucson, assessing volunteer needs and managing volunteers, handling crises… Dave has excellent organizational skills… No question was too big or too small for Dave to answer, and he maintained complete and accurate records of all important information. His work with the conference website also provided Arizona Preservation Foundation with a very professional image and made conference registration so much easier. I also really appreciate his no-nonsense personality and way of dealing with people and issues… He always gave more than 100% in effort. It was always a pleasure dealing with Dave and his exceptional organizational skills made a significant contribution to the success of the conference.”

Marty McCune
Historic Preservation Officer, City of Tucson

“I am pleased that my affiliation with Mr. Ryder began in July 2004… From that point on, Mr. Ryder exhibited a high level of professionalism and creative abilities to help facilitate the relationship between the hotel and the client. In short, Mr. Ryder executed his role as “Event Planner” flawlessly and added value at every step along the way. It would be a pleasure to work again with clients he represents.”

Peter Winter
Director of Sales and Marketing, Tucson Marriott University Park

“Dave…you continue to amaze me! I have received rave reviews from our members… It is always such an uplifting experience working with you. Your creativity and attention to detail is an unbeatable combination! You are the best!”

Sue Buri
Director of Education and Events, Arizona Multihousing Association

“I cannot begin to explain how much stress and worry was eliminated from my busy life when I passed along projects to Dave Ryder… Throughout the development process, I would check with Dave periodically to see how things were going and there were never any challenges I needed to address. It was great! … Travel planning has gone equally well with Dave taking care of all the little details, big details and thoughtfully planning the [incentive] trip to match the expectations and budgets of my clients. Again, no worries!”

Kristin Legge
Channel Marketing Manager, MicroAge

“Dave, I would like to thank you so much for all of your help in making our two recent Client Advisory Forums such a huge success. Even though we had a number of changes, you were always ready, willing and able to ensure that every aspect of our events went flawlessly. The client and CWT executives couldn’t stop raving about the fantastic event at the Desert Botanical Garden. They were blown away! It was without a doubt one of the most spectacular evening events I have ever seen. Thank you! I also wanted to thank you (albeit late) for all of your hard work on our Imperial Honors employee recognition trip. Every aspect of the services you provided was exceptional – from transfers and tours to the “Star” studded Saturday evening Gala event. You and your team are a pleasure to work with, always smiling, always willing to go the extra mile.”

Carol Morgan
Director, Strategic Initiatives, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

“Details, timelines, organization, and professionalism are hallmarks of Dave’s work, but his honesty, integrity, and gratitude allow you to easily connect with him. He is always prepared and is able keep the most unruly of projects from falling apart. In fact, if a train derailed and Dave was there, he would probably figure out a way to put it back on (a better) track!”

Tedd Smith
Creative Conspirator / Owner, bekkerschmidt designwerks

“Dave has been instrumental in the planning and implementation of several statewide conferences of which I’ve been associated as a community volunteer. “Thorough” is Dave’s middle name, making sure all of the details — small, large, and in-between — are handled in the most professional manner. All of us on the organizing committee knew that whatever was delegated to Dave would get done in the most prompt, courteous, and effective manner possible.”

Jim McPherson
Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs, Flinn Foundation

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dave on planning and organizing several major offsite company functions when I was at Cytec Industries. He had the task of identifying the venues, activities, meals/lodging for our week-long annual celebratory event. He is by far the most organized and energized professional that I have ever met in this industry. Dave kept everything together and on schedule so we could all truly enjoy ourselves and participate in the event. He has such a creative flare to his work and is able to think quickly on his feet. Throughout the process he also developed strong working relationships with our program participants such that we continued to invite him back to plan and organize our events. It is a delight to know Dave and I highly recommend him.”

Melissa L. Hart

“Dave is fantastic. He’s very detail oriented and keeps things on track even when his employers are more than willing to go adrift. I would clone Dave and hire more of him if only it were possible.”

Eric Vondy
Arizona State Historic Preservation Office