CEO, IANSHaving 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 U.S. Navy as a Strike Fighter Pilot and Ordnance Requirements Officer. After receiving a masters 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 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 U.S. Navy Flight School.