Hannah Winter


Hannah Winter is a partner and managing director in the San Mateo, Calif., office of Strategic Decisions Group. Since joining the firm in 1992, she has held a number of roles. Winter currently leads SDG’s Executive Education Program and oversees SDG’s relationship with the Stanford Center for Professional Development, a partnership that developed the Strategic Decision and Risk Management (SDRM) certificate program for mid-career professionals. She develops and teaches courses in the program, which helps individuals develop capabilities to lead and support corporate decision-making processes.  Under her guidance, the Stanford certificate executive education program has grown to more than 6,000 participants and 1,000 graduates since its inception in 2006, and dozens of corporations have brought SDRM courses in-house to train decision-makers and decision support teams.

Winter is coauthor of the 2016 book Decision Quality: Value Creation from Better Business Decisions, with Carl Spetzler and Jennifer Meyer.

Winter previously served as a consulting partner, developing business and marketing strategies for organizations across a variety of sectors including automotive, consumer electronics, telecommunications, oil & gas, and utilities. When the human resources officer for the firm, she was responsible for training and professional development of the consulting staff and for managing the partner election process.  Prior to joining SDG, Winter was a software developer.

Winter received an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and an MS and a BS in electrical engineering from Stanford University.