Robert Hacker

Consultant, Strategist, Professor, Author, Speaker


Robert Hacker is a consultant and author and teaches social entrepreneurship at FIU and MIT Sloan. Previously, he built a billion dollar public company in one of the poorest countries, Indonesia.

Hacker works at the intersection of creativity, entrepreneurship and complexity as a consultant, advisor, professor and writer. He worked in Asia for twenty years, including seven years in Indonesia where he built a billion dollar publicly traded company.

Hacker returned to the U.S. in 1999, and later worked with One Laptop per Child, where he sold more than one million educational laptops to foreign governments to be freely distributed to children. Today he manages GH Growth Advisors, a Miami consulting firm that offers “pragmatic growth strategies for middle market companies with complex problems.”

Hacker teaches entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship at Florida International University and MIT Sloan School of Management. He also acts as an advisor to early stage high tech companies and is actively involved in the Endeavor and Demeter advisory networks.

As part of Advice Straight Up: An Expert Entrepreneur Speaker Series, the Jim Moran Institute sponsored Robert Hacker to speak at the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence's 2016 Nonprofit Enterprise & Social Innovation Summit (NESI) on June 6, 2016.