Adding precision & clarity to ambitious products though technology & empathy.


Hello! I’m a product developer born and based in NYC.

Time well spent

40% – Technology & Data
20% – Food & Cooking
20% – Health & Wellness
20% – Music

Technology & Data

I am a senior product & data strategist helping companies large and small think about technology  investments that create impact.

My background is in Product Management and I’ve spent the past 4 years helping build out the Data practice at Viacom – one of our absolute brightest spots.  I’ve complimented this big company experience with scrappy contributions to small organizations like Parsley Health, where I’ve helped select, stand up and operate the data stack.  At Viacom my recent work includes founding our Social Media Data Strategy team (hiring a team of 7 data scientists / data engineers, managing data / platform deals, and building slick patent-pending data products), building advanced marketing simulators for our film studio Paramount, managing a revamp of Viacom’s BI & User Data stacks, and leading capabilities development sessions across the org.  Recently I’ve moved up to a corporate data strategy role below our newly appointed Chief Data Officer.  You can find more on LinkedIn.

Previously, I led Viacom’s user platforms group, building digital experiences – and the data layers below them – used across the websites, apps and broadcast experiences of brands including MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures.

I’ve been lucky to lead diverse teams of product developers, data scientists, designers and engineers as we build out platforms that allow millions of users to engage with Viacom’s content.

For more info visit linkedin.com/in/davidberzin

Food & Cooking

I am passionate about tasty, healthy and sustainable food.  From shopping at farmers market, to practicing my knife skills, to exploring to food/tech scene I love how diving into the food chain leads to more conscious consumption decisions, better health and fantastic eating experiences with friends & family.

Health & Wellness

I advise my wife’s amazing healthcare startup, Parsley Health, which is gaining significant traction.

Parsley offers patient-centric healthcare through a unique long-term membership that actually focuses on getting people off of medication.  It’s been a blast watching Robin build this business by hand and the high tech / holistic approach to health is definitely rubbing off around the house.

Music

A lifelong musician, and I always enjoy picking up any number of instruments and creating something new.  Starting on piano and adding trumpet, guitar, bass, digital production, signing and songwriting to the mix I’m on an endless quest to write the perfect song.

You can hear my recent musical projects here: facebook.com/plasticdays and soundcloud.com/d-berz