In honor of his late wife, Pradeep Kumar Berry established the My Connie Foundation in 2018, where he currently serves as president. Notably, the My Connie Foundation intertwines media outreach and cancer research with charitable endeavors that contemplates on the American medical system. During the course of his career, Mr. Berry took a hiatus from his executive-level roles to care for his wife’s health for 10 years, which he cites as the most fulfilling and precious memories of his life. To preserve his wife’s legacy and impact upon his life – as well as the lives of those around her – he has authored myriad books, including the acclaimed “My Connie” in 2017. Additionally, he penned “The Untold Secret of My Connie, My First and Last Love: Medical Negligence and Conspiracy” in 2019 and “The Medical Conspiracy Behind My Wife’s Demise” in 2020, among many others. Proceeds from his books directly benefit cancer charities across the nation and are available on Amazon.com.
Alongside his philanthropic endeavors, Mr. Berry is a retired crisis management executive and a chartered accountant who served several high-powered companies in prominent roles. Previously serving as the president of Crisis Management for Financial and Auditing Consulting Services, Inc., he also served in numerous senior executive roles with such companies as CIB Marine Bancshares, Inc., the Dina Corporation and the Hong Kong Bank of Shanghai. Prior, he was a senior officer at Charthouse, Inc., and Heller, where he worked for a resounding 14 years. Impressively, Mr. Berry’s work is directly credited with saving 15 different financial institutions from bankruptcy.
To prepare for his career, Mr. Berry pursued a formal education at the Sri Ram College of Commerce at Delhi University, where he earned a Bachelor of Commerce, with distinction, in 1966. Upon his relocation to the United States, he attended the Pillsbury Institute of Management, receiving a Master of Management in 1979. Subsequently, he received a Master of Business Administration in accounting and business management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in 1984. While living in India, he was honored with a four-year articleship with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Lending his expertise to the written word, Mr. Berry has also authored several finance-related books, such as “Special Reporting Procedures for Higher-Growth Borrowers” in 1994, and “Policy and Procedures for Internal Audits” and “How to Structure Secured Loans for Luxury Coaches” in 1999. Likewise, he previously served as a battalion sergeant in the National Cadet Corps of the Ministry of Defense of India.
Looking toward the future, Mr. Berry intends to continue writing books, and endeavors to donate the proceeds from his books to other charitable organizations.