Founder | Principal
Dan Hanson has over 30 years of experience in the management of innovation, finance and investment banking, governmental policy development, and public-private partnerships. His professional experience has included technology venture creation, investment portfolio management and risk management, capital raising through the equity, bond, and securitization markets, and public policy development for various government agencies.
For the past fifteen years, he has focused on creating novel solutions to complex societal challenges, commercializing new technologies, and building research and development infrastructure in collaboration with centers of innovation. Mr. Hanson has a keen interest in leveraging art, science, and education infrastructure to promote economic development in regional economies. He helps build economic engines by forging partnerships among business, government, and nongovernmental organizations. These partnerships often are a mix of organizations operating on a local, national, and international level.
Mr. Hanson's efforts are realized through a combination of business and volunteer activities. He participates in leadership roles on the board of directors of several state and local community organizations. These organizations include the North Texas Life Science Society, Big Thought: A Learning Partnership, and the State of Texas Product Development and Small Business Incubator Board.
Mr. Hanson is noted for his outstanding analytical and commercial skills, and for his commitment to achieving equitable outcomes of government policy and program initiatives across communities. Dan's academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science (in Industrial Relations) from the University of the Oregon . He also attended the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and graduated with a Master of Science in City and Regional Planning.