Chad Hahn is a partner at Optimity Advisors, full service management and IT consulting firm. Chad has been a technologist for over 17 years, with expertise in IT strategy, business development, software architecture and programming.
In 2006, Chad started Square One Solutions, a digital agency specializing in creative design and IT solutions, and immediately began working with both large enterprises and new ventures. At Square One, he worked with organizations like NBC Universal, Amgen, Union Bank, Blue Cross and many others to help them realize their business goals through design and technology. He also helped innovative startups such as Thermal.com develop their products, brand and IT strategies in order to accelerate 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 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.