Ted Fischer (Chairman)
Vice President, Business Development at Hasbro
Ted Fischer has spent his career working with, building and leading collaborative teams that drive meaningful business relationships resulting in profitable sustainable growth. He joined Hasbro in early 2015 as Vice President of Business Development to help lead the identification and execution of new growth platforms, primarily focused in the Health/Wellness and Education/Learning areas. Ted also co-leads M&A activity for the company.
Prior to joining Hasbro he was founder and president of Fischer Consulting Group, LLC, a strategy consultancy working with industry, education and nonprofit leaders to create sustainable revenue, operating and funding strategies. He gained critical education industry experience as the president and COO of ConnectEDU (CDU) from 2009 to 2013. CDU was a leading provider of education technology solutions and services connecting learners to postsecondary and career opportunities.
Prior to joining ConnectEDU, Fischer was a partner at Providence’s Bay Capital Advisors, a boutique investment banking firm specializing in assisting small to midsized companies raise capital. During his tenure at Bay Capital the firm was awarded a SBIC license from the SBA, raised private capital and successfully launched BCA Mezzanine Fund 1. The firm subsequently raised and is investing BCA Mezzanine Fund 2. He currently serves on the advisory board of the firm.
Fischer was cofounder and vice president of OneNeck IT Services Corporation, co-leading a management buyout of the firm in 1999 and successful private equity recapitalization and exit in 2005. Fischer spent the first twelve years of his career at Duro Industries, ultimately as COO having P&L responsibility for the nearly $300M business.
Fischer is a founding board member and current chair of Year Up Providence. He serves on the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute Advisory Council, the BCA Mezzanine Fund, LLC Advisory Board and serves on the Board of Trustees at Moses Brown School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College double majoring in Economics and Philosophy and is a graduate of the Program for Management Development at
Harvard Business School. Fischer served on the Harvard Business School Global Alumni Board for 10 years including 2 years as president.Read More