Phil Gardner


Founder & CEO, IANS Research

Having built IANS’ end user research offering, Phil Gardner now oversees all strategic and operational decisions at IANS. He began his career in security with seven years with the U.S. Navy as a Strike Fighter Pilot & Ordnance Requirements Officer.

After receiving a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, Phil joined Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Mergers & Acquisitions and later became an associate with McKinsey & Company in Boston, MA. In 1996, he became one of the founders of Provant, Inc., a publicly traded training company serving the Fortune 1000 and Federal Government. He left Provant in 2000 to launch IANS.

Phil is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Harvard College. He graduated at the top of his class in U.S. Navy Flight School.

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