Hoang '95 Joins boodleAI as Chief Strategy Officer

Jun 04, 2019

France HoangFrance Hoang, a co-founder and Chair of the Board at boodleAI, has joined the company's operating team as Chief Strategy Officer, serving as head of corporate strategy, marketing, innovation, and development. He previously served as CSO for MAG Aerospace and made the founding investment in boodleAI.

As Chief Strategy Officer, France will lead boodleAI's dynamic strategy, marketing, and innovation team.

"Twenty-four years ago next month, France and I headed to Fort Benning to start the U.S Army Ranger school, we would graduate 72 days later with a life enduring bond," said Shawn N. Olds, Chief Executive Officer of boodleAI. "As boodle continues to build momentum, we are thrilled to have France join us in daily operations of the company. He has successfully applied an entrepreneurial spirit to all his ventures, from the Army, to law, to business and tech, and we know his engagement will elevate boodleAI to the next level."

France brings a wealth of experience in growing successful companies to boodleAI. He was on the founding team of MAG Aerospace and served as MAG's CSO, leading corporate strategy, branding/marketing, corporate development, and innovation efforts throughout the company's 8-year growth. He helped drive expansion from a startup to a 1,200+ employee company with operations across 45 locations on 6 continents. During his tenure he oversaw 5 bolt-on acquisitions and 2 recapitalizations totaling $475M in combined value.

boodleAI was founded by Shawn Olds '94, France Hoang '95 and Eric Okimoto '97. 27 of the Angel investors in boodleAI are all USMA grads spanning USMA '56 to USMA '97 and just over 60% of all investors are veterans. Read more.


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