Team and Motivation

Who we are as a business is driven by our culture. We are motivated by your success, and value being with people who want to enjoy what they do.


It’s your business. You (and your partners) have ideas and dreams of where the business would go over time. We are motivated by helping you achieve them.

Forward Thinking

Are you in a Position of Choice? Or stuck in the Founder’s Trap? We want to help you work on – instead of perpetually in – your business.

Problem Solving

Sometimes all we need in business is a little help. An outside eye and ear to help refocus on the priorities and hurdle the obstacle.

Sustained Profitable Growth

We are experienced, entrepreneurial advisors helping you achieve sustained, profitable growth.

Candid. Experienced. Real people.

When we created Arden Advisors, it followed years of serving people first. We are driven to help business owners succeed by creating sustained, profitable growth. Yet our approach is unique. We focus on values and behaviorsyour business culture – combined with the fundamental business tools, practices and systems for improving the success of your firm.

We know that when people come first, everything else falls in place much easier.

We are Serial Entrepreneurs

We have been (and still are!) in your shoes. Our founders have been involved in starting, leading and filling-in as an interim leaders for small and middle-market businesses for most of their careers.

We Want What You Want

Fresh ideas for you to lead your business. Growth. Measurable, long-term, sustained growth. Independent, unbiased perspective. A process that succeeds with proven results. Action and accountability.
Bruce Hanson

Bruce Hanson

Managing Director

Bruce is an experienced business strategist, serial entrepreneur, operational executive and leadership team builder. His interactions with executives and their teams is intentionally orchestrated to deliver positive impact – fast. For over 25 years, Bruce has built and led successful teams throughout the US, focusing on implementation, execution, measurable outcomes and an eye on rapid results.

Bruce inspires leaders to create deliberate impact through the decisions they make and the actions they take. His restructuring and turnaround expertise provides unique perspective when working with executives who face leading troubled organizations. With a background in angel investing, venture capital, private equity and investment banking, he has a deep understanding of what it takes for enterprise growth.

Brian Zehr

Brian Zehr

Organizational and Leadership Architect

Brian has more than 30 years’ experience as an entrepreneur, author, professional speaker, leader, executive coach and leadership developer. His work with executives, teams and organizations both in the private and public sectors has given him the desire and skill to develop empowered executive and leadership teams.

Brian’s current and past clients include technology companies, associations, health services companies, hospitals, multinational corporations, national and local ministries and educational institutions.

Kevin Sander

Kevin Sander

Managing Director

Kevin is a proven business executive with over 20 years experience leading both mid-sized companies and as senior level management in large corporate environments.   He is a serial entrepreneur, and has started or purchased 7 different companies in that timespan.

He brings expertise in building or enhancing your go-to-market strategy, identifying blue ocean opportunities, and executing strategic initiatives to turn ideas into revenue and profits.

Kevin has a strong management accounting and systems background, and creates revenue models with measurable metrics to enable continuous improvement.  Kevin’s passion is in aligning your corporate vision with a growth strategy, enrolling your team in a shared vision, and engaging with them to create sustainable growth.

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