John Hoffmire directs the Center on Business and Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also Chairman of Cadence Innova, a change management consulting firm based in London. He sold an investment bank that he started to American Capital where he acted as Senior Investment Officer. He also worked at Ampersand Ventures, formerly Paine Webber’s private equity group. Earlier in his career, after he finished his Ph.D. at Stanford University, he was a consultant at Bain & Company.