Bruce Hartman is the founder of Gideon Advisors, a Christian advisory firm committed to “walking with people into a brighter future” as they navigate life and career transitions and advance Christian values in the marketplace. Hartman is a seasoned executive with 30 years of success creating shareholder value for Fortune 500 firms. Prior to founding Gideon Advisors, he was the Executive VP and CFO at Yankee Candle Company, Cushman and Wakefield, and Foot Locker, Inc. where he established global banking and capital market structures and contributed to significant increases in enterprise value. During his tenure at Foot Locker, the company rose from near bankruptcy to solid earnings generation with a stock price increase of 900%.
Offering a rare blend of strategic and tactical business acumen with Christian principles of integrity, camaraderie, and accountability, Hartman fosters professional and business growth while providing actionable insight to strengthen a unique personal relationship with God.
Hartman’s passion for mentoring people throughout his career has enabled him to repeatedly develop talent into C-Suite executives, encourage employee engagement and development at all levels, and transform organizations into high-performing centers of excellence.
Bruce lives in North Carolina with his wife and four daughters.