Al Krueger

Entrepreneur and Innovation Leader in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Al Krueger

Entrepreneur and Innovation Leader in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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I am a starter and entrepreneur who has launched and led three companies over the last 10 years of my nearly 17-year career.

During that time, I have established a track record for being a driver, bringing ideas to life and, frankly, getting sh!t done through hustle, grit and smarts.

My skills include: crafting exceptional top-level strategic vision, president/ceo-level leadership, creating balanced revenue models, driving positive revenue, sales, building and managing teams and creating cultures that foster innovation and success.

In 2014, I developed, co-founded and led Knihter, ("rethink" spelled backwards) a tech + digital venture group in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that builds, launches and runs new companies. In my role as managing director, I developed and oversaw our vetting process, operations, negotiations and nearly $1M in investment and value contributions.

Out of Knihter, I engineered and led the relaunch and served as the president of hankr, the mouthwateringly-visual, food-finding company. Originally known as Food Mood, the company had stalled prior to my arrival. and I drove a strategic pivot of the company, fully redeveloped the brand and identity and successfully relaunched it into multiple markets and drove revenue and use success. It was a successful proof of the hankr MVP.

Prior to these ventures and starting in 2007, I founded, led and grew Comet, a brand and digital agency. In 2010 my business partner and I led our merger with a larger advertising and design agency and two years later, I executed a positive exit.

Outside of work, I am the husband of Jennifer and the father of three great kids, including twin daughters. I am also an elite competitive cyclist and am especially passionate about cyclocross racing (see photo), in which, I am a multiple-time state champion, state series champion and compete nationally.

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