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Joe Hanson


Joe Hanson is a Partner with The RBL Group and an experienced consultant recognized for his work leading businesses through turnaround and transformation.

Joe Hanson is a Partner and the CFO for The RBL Group. He is an experienced consultant recognized for leading businesses through complex business turnarounds and successful organization transitions, as well as strategic alignment and education.

Joe has consulted with companies in industries ranging from Lodging & Entertainment and Technology to Pharmaceuticals, Energy, and Communications, addressing business turnaround strategy, organization renewal and integrated change management. He received the Exemplary Change Management Practice Citation Award in 2004 from the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) for the global restructuring of InterContinental Hotels Group, as well as the Value-add Consulting Team Award from the InterContinental Hotels Group. He developed and taught a training curriculum on Consulting Skills for Internal Professionals, delivering the course for several years to IT, HR, Process, Finance, and other internal support professionals.

He has worked as a manager for a high-growth consulting business as Managing Director, Division President, Chief Financial Officer, and Board Member. He also led client, project, and team management for intensive, global consulting engagements, including corporate turnarounds, global restructuring, new business launches, multi-business integration, support function redesign, cost reductions, and performance management and development.

Joe teaches these skills to Graduate Students at the University of Utah Eccles Graduate School of Business as an Adjunct Professor since 2006. He earned his MBA from the BYU Marriott School of Business with High Distinction, with an emphasis in Strategy and Finance, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting, with a minor in Spanish.