Janet Hanson is the founder of Milestone Capital Management, a $2 billion money management company which is the only woman-owned firm of its kind in the United States and has recently been ranked one of the 25 Best Small Companies Nationwide by Working Mother Magazine. She is also the founder of 85 Broads, a global community of businesswomen with 14,000 members worldwide.
Hanson’s career started at Goldman Sachs where she became the first woman in the firm’s history to be promoted to sales management in 1986. Following her 14-year career at Goldman, Janet founded Milestone Capital Management. In 2004, Hanson also became a Managing Director and Senior Adviser to the President of Lehman Brothers. She has degrees from both Wheaton College in Massachusetts and Columbia Graduate School of Business.
Hanson is on the Board of Trustees of Wheaton College, The Christopher Reeve Foundation, and Miles To Go, a network-based foundation she established which supports venture philanthropy for women around the world. Hanson has received a number of awards and honors, including the Forbes Trailblazer Award and the Isabel Benham Award from the Women’s Bond Club of New York. Association. She traces her Irish roots to Muff, County Donegal and is married with two children.