Brian Hagen, author of Problem, Risk, and Opportunity Enterprise Management

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Dr. Brian W. Hagen is a cofounder and Managing Director of the Decision Empowerment Institute (DEI), an organization focused on improving decision making in commercial and governmental organizations through education, consulting services, and software applications. He is the winner of the “Risk Innovator of the Year Award” by Risk & Insurance Magazine for the PRO Enterprise Management methodology. Dr. Hagen has been a practicing decision and risk consultant for over thirty years, providing consulting, coaching, and training to more than thirty Fortune 200 corporations and numerous mid-size corporations for the automotive, biotech, defense, energy, enterprise applications, high-tech, information and media, oil, pulp and paper, and pharmaceuticals industries.

He is the coauthor of Solving the Corporate Value Enigma and the coauthor of Decision Empowerment: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Good Decision Makers. As an Adjunct Professor in the Finance Department of California State University, Fullerton, he teaches the graduate course on enterprise risk management (ERM).

Dr. Hagen holds a Ph.D. in Management Science from Stanford University with specialization in decision and risk analysis. He also holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in mathematics from California State University, Fullerton.

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Dr. Hagen has developed an excellent series of YouTube videos that accompany Problem, Risk, and Opportunity Enterprise Management.

Brian Hagen