Dave Torgerson serves as VP, Enterprise Analytics at Sentara Healthcare, where he works to coordinate the use of information in decision-making across the organization. He leads a team of analysts that support a wide constituency including senior leadership, hospitals, the health plan, and medical groups.
Dave started his career as a Nuclear Engineer in the U.S. Navy / Department of Energy. He spent a number of years as a management consultant specializing in strategy, analytics, and analytic organizational design, which led to series of industry-side roles in building analytic organizations and capabilities at U.S. Cellular, Gogo, and now at Sentara. He is passionate about the role data & analytics play in creating “clarity out of chaos” and how analytic capabilities can evolve into a strategic advantages for companies and organizations.
Dave is also an Instructor and guest lecturer at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and specifically co-teaches the Master of Business Analytics program Boot Camp, as well as through a corresponding Coursera online course in business analytics.
Dave holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Duke University, as well as a Master’s in Engineering Administration from Virginia Tech and a Master equivalent in Nuclear Engineering from the Bettis Reactor Engineering School. He also spent a year in the Marketing PhD program at Duke.
Dave’s outside interests include triathlon, surfing, playing music, and building things – and he applies analytics to all of them.
Bio updated September 2020