Henry DeVries, MBA is a job and career expert who speaks to thousands of business owners and executives each year, teaching them how to grow their business and advance their careers. As assistant dean he has helped the continuing education arm of University of California San Diego grow enrollments in certificate programs by 44 percent in three years. He is responsible for communications for 4,600 Extension classes that annually attract 54,000 people interested in career advancement. In addition he is the Jobs and Career section editor of the online news magazine San Diego News Network and the jobs and careers columnist for San Diego Metropolitan magazine.
Along with his books — Self-Marketing Secrets and Pain Killer Marketing — the tools of DeVries have been used to dramatically advance careers and increase revenue for businesses for more than a decade. He has teaching appointments at three California universities and has taught marketing to entrepreneurs at Columbia University and many national conferences.
Prior to founding his own company, the New Client Marketing Institute, he used his systems to generate more than 100,000 qualified leads a year for a $5 billion financial services organization and was president of an advertising agency where his systems helped double billings and land the firm in the Ad Age 500. His clients ranged from Fortune 500, Inc. 500 and billion-dollar corporations listed on the New York Stock Exchange, to professional sports teams and non-profit organizations.
He is an award-winning member of the Public Relations Society of America and earned the group’s APR accreditation in 1994. The former president of the UC San Diego Alumni Association, DeVries earned his BA at UC San Diego, his MBA from San Diego State University and completed specialized training at the Harvard Business School. An award-winning writer, he is the author of 17 business books (five under his name, 12 he penned for others) and has taught marketing at UC San Diego since 1984.