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KC Hildreth is a Principal at Cadence Research & Consulting and Head of our Executive Coaching and Startup Advisory Group.

KC Hildreth founded or co-founded eight companies over the past 25 years. In 2000 he co-founded a technology company that was sold in 2005 for $80 million. He has held roles of CEO, CTO, COO and was the principle driver in building a high performance culture recognized for developing a superior management team. He has been a management and strategy consultant to Fortune 50 companies across multiple industries.

KC has a wide range of experience including fund-raising, strategy development, operations, marketing and sales. K.C. has also worked as a senior technology and strategy manager for Renaissance Worldwide and Sapient Corporation, and spent time on Wall Street and Capitol Hill managing large banking transactions and monitoring banking legislation.

KC has an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, an MS in Management Information Systems from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, an MA in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, and a BA in Political Science/Pre-Law from Ohio Wesleyan University.