Bruce Dahlgren

Bruce Dahlgren

BBA '83, MBA '85

CEO/Board Member/Global Technology Executive

Bruce is a chief executive officer, board member, and global technology executive with an exceptional record of capturing new business opportunities, turning around underperforming concerns, and accelerating growth and profitability at public and privately owned organizations ranging from Fortune 20 to emerging technology companies.

In August 2023, Bruce was named Chief Executive Officer of Anthology, the largest EdTech ecosystem providing dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community.

Bruce has spent his career at the forefront of digital innovation. As CEO of MetricStream, the leading independent provider of integrated risk management and GRC (governance, risk, compliance) solutions, Bruce transformed the company to a SaaS model, rebuilt the global leadership team, accelerated product development, and implemented a new go-to-market strategy and brand identity, capturing 40+% ACV (annual contract value) growth and more than doubling the number of new customers.

Previously, as CEO of Xpress Retail, owned by Trivest Partners, Bruce reversed declining revenue and profit, improved its cash position, and expanded its customer base.

Bruce also served as Chief Revenue Officer at Kony, where he brought new governance and go-to-market structure to the emerging technology company, accelerating top-line growth to 30+% annually and achieving positive EBITDA.

Bruce was equally impactful in leadership roles with technology giant HP. As Managing Director, Asia-Pacific & Japan Region for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, he transformed a 45,000-employee, unprofitable region into a top performer and salvaged a complex, multibillion-dollar technology implementation contract with the Singapore Government, enabling the reversal of a $240 million corporate reserve. He was also instrumental in the value-creating strategy that split the company into four focused technology entities. While at Hewlett-Packard, he created a global business unit, capitalizing on disruptive technology to build a startup into a $5 billion industry leader.

Bruce is also a highly engaged board member, currently serving on the board of directors for TVS Digital – a division of TVS investing in startup companies in adjacent digital markets – and two of its investee companies, Altizon, an industrial IoT company, and Scienaptic Systems, a leading AI-powered credit underwriting company. As a board member, he advises companies on global expansion, go-to-market strategy, talent development, and building a partner ecosystem. In addition, he lends his expansive network to advance commercial opportunities.

Bruce holds master's and bachelor's of business administration degrees from Stetson University and attended the Wharton Executive Education Program. He has served on the Board of Trustees for Stetson University since 2018.