Bert Hensley is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Samuels. In 1997, he acquired a controlling interest in the company and began immediately applying Lean and Six Sigma methodologies and built a world-class infrastructure that has achieved unparalleled standards of quality of execution.
Prior to joining Morgan Samuels, Bert was a Vice President/Partner at Korn/Ferry International where he was a member of the general practice and led the industrial practice for the Los Angeles office.
Bert was previously a General Partner of Meridian Strategies, Inc., a full-service strategic consulting and venture management firm that was a spin-off of McKinsey & Company. There he served a broad range of clients on engagements involving corporate strategy, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; organization analysis and design; and process and systems improvement. Additionally, he worked with a capital partner to acquire and turn around a sole-source manufacturer of satellite components.
Prior to joining Meridian Strategies, Bert was a Building and Project Manager at LaSalle Partners. Before that, he was an Associate Brand Manager of a $430 million national brand for Kraft-General Foods.
Earlier in his career, Bert served five years in the United States Army Aviation Branch, where he held various leadership and staff positions, including helicopter pilot, aviation detachment commander, battalion adjutant, and brigade war plans officer. He received several achievement and services awards for his contributions while on active duty, including the Meritorious Service Medal.
Bert holds a JD from Loyola Law School, an MS in Business Administration from Boston University, and a BS in Engineering with a concentration in International Relations from West Point. He is a member of YPO, is on the board of Dignity Medical, and was formerly on the board of The Cambodian Children’s Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Cambodian orphans.