Bruce Hanson

Co-Founder and CEO

Biography – Bruce Hanson

Bruce is an experienced business strategist, serial entrepreneur, operational executive and leadership team builder. His interactions with executives and their teams is intentionally orchestrated to deliver positive impact – fast. For over 30 years, Bruce has built and led successful teams throughout the US, focusing on implementation, execution, measurable outcomes and an eye on rapid results. He inspires leaders to create deliberate impact through the decisions they make and the actions they take. Bruce’s experience includes building a 600-person, $100 million technology consulting firm. Bruce has served churches, non-profits, the Fortune 1000, financial services, technology, and private equity sponsored firms, as well as start-ups, retail businesses, and accounting firms. His entrepreneurial mindset along with restructuring and turnaround expertise provides unique perspective working with executives who face leading both high-growth and troubled organizations. With a background in angel investing, venture capital and the private equity industry, he also has a deep understanding of what it takes for enterprise growth.

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Bruce earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Wartburg College and his Master of Arts Degree from New York University. Bruce speaks fluent French and is an active community volunteer, church youth leader and has served on several non-profit, civic and educational boards of directors, including his current role as Chairman of the City of Naperville Planning and Zoning Commission. He lives in Naperville, IL with his wife and eleventh-grade twins.

  • 2008-present: Co-founder and CEO at Intentional Impact, Naperville IL
  • 2008-2011: Interim CEO, Managing Consultant and Managing Director at FortéONE, Northbrook IL
  • 2006-2008: Managing Director at MorganFranklin, Chicago IL
  • 2003-2006: Chief Operating Officer at Digital Kitchen, Chicago IL
  • 2001-2003: Regional Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Chicago IL
  • 1994-2001: Vice President at DELL Plural, Chicago IL