To build targeted information systems based on the principles of sound theoretical design and best practices and then to design and implement the institutional capacity needed for organizations to become self-reliant in the management and operation of those systems.
Founded in 1994 in Tucson, Arizona as Precipice Development, Precipice Development International LLC has grown to provide services to clients worldwide. Beginning as a solution to a need within the University of Arizona community, Precipice has expanded to provide services to governments, multinationals, not for profit organizations & NGO's and private industry. Growth has not only been horizontal but also geographic. Precipice has expanded its geographic boundaries beyond Tucson to Latin America, Europe and Asia. Throughout this time we have not lost our original emphasis on delivering value to our customers. Talking with customers not at customers. Taking their needs into consideration and delivering the best possible solution at a fair and reasonable price. Precipice was incorporated in the State of Arizona in 2007 and is a fully insured service provider.
What Sets Us Apart
The strength of Precipice is the successful combination of hard core technical skills with 'soft skills'. We don't speak to our customers using 'geek speak'. We take the time to explain the technology and why we think our solution is the best solution. We communicate!
Managing Partner - Jerry Henzel
Jerry is a technology consultant that specializes in the development of information systems and the building of capacity to implement these systems in organizations. He has successfully worked with public organizations, institutions of higher learning and private businesses worldwide and has facilitated/trained in over 100 workshops in 16 countries. He specializes in technical architecture, systems integration, project management and training/education.
Jerry has a BEd in Education from the University of Manitoba and an MS in Geography from Oklahoma State University. Jerry has also completed 3 years of post-Master's level study at the University of Arizona Office of Arid Land Studies specializing in remote sensing of the environment.
Managing Partner - Cynthia Kennedy Henzel
Cynthia is a writer and content developer. She has written children’s fiction for well-known periodicals, four picture books, six nonfiction books and was the Education co-PI for the GLOBE Soil Moisture and Hydrology Science Teams from 1996-2002. She has extensive experience in developing environmental education training materials. In addition, she has trained in over 100 training workshops, both in the US and internationally, with emphasis on guiding students in their own research.
Cynthia has a BS in Education and an MS in Geography from Oklahoma State University and 4 years of post Master’s study in Geography at the University of Arizona with an emphasis on environmental science.