Damian Hanft

Vice President, Talent Experience • Inspire Brands

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As a teacher and a learner in it for the purpose, Damian believes that successful teams are developed through authenticity, radical candor, and a lot of laughter. He is passionate about building innovative talent and learning teams in growth-centric environments while developing an authentic culture that attracts and develops world-class talent. He has held leadership positions in training, talent management and learning and development. He has a key role in the organization’s recognition and the architecture of the team member experience.

Damian currently serves as the President of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Twin Cities Chapter and as an advisory board member for the Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance (MFHA). He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin. As an active supporter of Share Our Strength, he has participated in four 300 mile Chefs Cycle ( rides.


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