Wade Hansen

It’s important to me to remember each day that winners do what losers aren’t willing to do. Winners are willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else. Winners don’t wait for chances; they take them.

Wade Hansen

Managing Director


  • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, MBA in Finance
  • San Diego State University, B.S. in Accounting

Professional Credentials

  • FINRA-registered General Securities Principal

Wade brings a great depth of experience and strategic perspective spanning more than 25 years in senior advisory, deal execution and entrepreneurial roles. He is responsible for growing the firm’s origination and coverage activities in key sectors, including technology, healthcare and life sciences.

Before joining Intrepid, Wade founded Cabrillo Advisors, a provider of valuation services to public and private companies nationally. Its practice focused predominantly on companies in the technology sector.

Prior to Cabrillo, Wade co-founded MHT Partners, an investment bank serving middle-market companies. Wade started his business career at McKinsey & Co., where he served a wide range of private and public companies on growth and acquisition strategies, leaving to join Dell Ventures, where he made over 20 direct investments in software, semiconductor and business service companies. In addition, Wade is the Founder of the McKinsey & Co. Alumni Network which sponsors events that bring together former McKinsey professionals for enrichment and networking purposes.

He received his MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and he has a B.S. in Accounting from San Diego State University.

Wade is a well-known wine collector and social entrepreneur and continues to find unique and innovative ways to connect people. An active fitness enthusiast, he also enjoys sports-related travel with his two children.