Founding Advisor Bruce Hanson

Bruce Hanson is co-founder of Intentional Impact, LLC a leadership and strategy firm committed to Leadership Activation in small businesses, not-for-profits and churches. 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. Bruce’s true passion is to help executives strengthen their leadership and communication skills so that they can develop a sustainable pipeline of leaders in their own organizations. 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 the Fortune 1000, financial services, technology, private equity sponsored firms, start-ups, retail businesses, non-profits, accounting and churches. His restructuring and turnaround expertise provides unique perspective working with executives who face leading troubled organizations. Bruce’s background includes: § Improving brand focus, customer retention and loyalty programs as retail interim CEO § Driving dramatic growth through formalizing operational, financial and sales processes as creative services/marketing communications COO § Creating significant revenue and profit gains through cost containment and organizational improvements as turnaround Chief Restructuring Officer § Growing companies through M&A as corporate development executive § Implementing strategic partnerships and alliances to drive dramatic revenue improvement § Founding, growing and leading several businesses, including as a senior executive in a near-startup to a $100 million firm in just 7 years § Investing in businesses through the creation and leadership of a corporate venture capital fund Bruce speaks fluent French and is an active community volunteer, serving on several non-profit, civic and educational boards of directors, including the Naperville Public Library Board of Trustees. Past board positions include the Midwest Entrepreneur Forum Board of Directors and Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of the Midwest Angel Network Association. He teaches Sunday school to kindergartners and lives in Naperville with his wife and third grade twins.

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