Dave Hanley

Founder, Banyan Branch
United States


Dave Hanley is one of the leaders of Deloitte Digital’s social offering. He was a co-founder of Banyan Branch, a leading social media agency providing strategy, creative, and activation services, which was acquired by Deloitte Digital in October 2013. Dave has worked in web marketing for several years, specializing in creating and marketing massively viral social applications. Prior to Banyan Branch, Dave oversaw marketing and advertising at Shelfari (acquired by Amazon), the largest social network for book readers. He helped Shelfari grow from 8,000 members to over 2 million in a little over a year using only viral and social media marketing. Dave also served as Director of Product Management at RealNetworks, where he oversaw the launches of and Rhapsody’s web services program. Dave spent his five years before business school working in economic development with NGOs and banks in Asia and Latin America that were implementing and assessing microcredit programs, including time as a Fulbright scholar with Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. In 2012, Dave received a 5-year appointment to be a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, where he advises on various programs. Dave has an MBA from Stanford University and a BA and MA in Public Policy from Brigham Young University.

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