Chad Hahn is a partner at Optimity Advisors, a global consulting firm helping organizations navigate the journey from current to future state in a hyper-connected world. A technologist with nearly 20 years of IT strategy, business development, software architecture and programming experience, Chad oversees Optimity's digital and technology practice and is a voice of reason to clients on emerging technologies.
Prior to joining Optimity Advisors, Chad started Square One Solutions, a digital agency specializing in creative design and IT solutions that served large enterprises and new ventures. At Square One, he worked with organizations like NBC Universal, Amgen, Union Bank, Blue Cross and others to help them realize their business goals through design and technology. He also helped innovative startups including Thermal.com to develop products, brand and IT strategies that accelerated their growth and success. In 2011, he oversaw the incubation and launch of Verametric, an online requirements management tool that measures both product and project success in new and unique ways.
Chad also founded MindSpark, Inc., a socially responsible benefit corporation that unlocks the talents of people with developmental disabilities by teaching them software quality assurance testing and employing them on enterprise projects.
Chad began his career at Arthur Andersen Consulting, working with large corporations on enterprise web applications. Eventually his attention began turning toward entrepreneurship, so he became director at Avante Global, a venture consulting firm, where he worked closed with startups and small business to help them use technology to further their business goals.