Hanna brings over a decade of experience in technology commercialization and early ventures.
She began her career at a think tank, researching technology trends. There she got involved in a semantic software
spin off and has loved startups ever since. She went on to work as a consultant, advising top universities, the federal
government, startups and many world-beating companies like P&G, Texas Instruments, Dow Corning, and Avon.
She helped them bring cutting edge technologies to market and won an innovation award from NASA. Hanna has
also worked with USAID –funded projects to promote remote Internet access in developing countries.
In her most recent position as a COO and founder of Tenacity, Hanna was involved in all aspects of running an early
business, including fundraising, finance, operations, product development and delivery.
Using research from the MIT Media Lab, Tenacity has developed an employee engagement solution that reduces
attrition in call centers by giving call center agents a better quality of life.
Hanna earned her MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and an MA from the University of Sussex, UK