Evan Hackel C-Suite Network Advisor Since 2016

CEO at Ingage Consulting and Tortal Training



A dynamic, innovative, thoughtful and inspiring leader with 30 years of experience in franchising, distributed networks and cooperatives. Successful history of: (i) turning around a $700 million distressed franchise system into a $2.0 billion revenue business in four years, (ii) reviving and re-energizing a $3.5 billion revenue franchisor and (iii) founding three franchise systems. Experienced corporate board member.

Currently, a consultant to some of the largest franchise systems in North America. A franchise industry leader, widely published, keynote speaker, member of the New England Franchise Association Board, and Co-chair of the International Franchise Associations Knowledge Share Task Force.


Evan Hackel | CEO at Ingage Consulting and Tortal Training

"It was a real pleasure working with Ingage Consulting. Their unique methodology encouraged and challenged us to view our opportunities in new and expansive ways. The Ingage team’s detailed understanding of the unique franchisor/franchisee dynamic made a significant difference in the quality of our recommendations."

Brian Tyler

Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, McKesson Corporation

"“I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Evan Hackel for over 15 years. He has frequently shared his gifts for strategic and creative thinking with me, our management team, our strategic planning committee and our board of directors at FEI Group for many years; these talents, along with Evan’s considerable experience and enthusiasm, have proven to be invaluable to us many times over. Most especially, I have found Evan’s patience in and energy for the collaborative process to be particularly potent in helping us to effectively address numerous opportunities and challenges we have faced as a company.”"

David Gheesling

CEO, FEI Group

"Evan Hackel has the intellect, temperment and extensive knowledge required of consultants by management teams at business groups and cooperatives. For years, I experienced his insightful leadership at CCA Global and watched as he successfully took on one major task after another. Evan gets things done. He speaks the language of groups and cooperatives. He knows how to help leadership groups achieve their goals – even in the toughest times. As someone who has seen a lot of consultants at McKinsey and BCG, I can say, without reservation, that Evan Hackel is an outstanding consultant in the field of business groups and cooperatives. The high demand for his services is well deserved."

Christopher Samuels

Liminality, Inc. and SharedMind


Evan Hackel | CEO at Ingage Consulting and Tortal Training

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