Having built IANS’ end-user research offering, Phil Gardner now oversees all strategic and operational decisions at IANS. Gardner began his career in security with seven years with the US Navy as a Strike Fighter Pilot and Ordnance Requirements Officer. After receiving a master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School, he joined Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Mergers and Acquisitions and later became an associate with McKinsey & Company in Boston, MA. In 1996, Gardner became one of the founders of Provant, Inc., a publicly traded training company serving the Fortune 1000 and the Federal Government. He left Provant in 2000 to launch IANS. Gardner is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Harvard College. He graduated at the top of his class in US Navy Flight School.