vcardJared Hardin

Senior Director
2009 South Capital of Texas Hwy
Suite 300
Austin TX 78746

Profit & Loss Management, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Product Positioning, Competitive Analysis, Public Speaking, Leadership Mentor, Data Analysis, Change Management, Business Process Consulting, Product Development, Market Strategy, Project Management, Executive Presentation, Management Training, Business Transformation, Value Proposition, Budget & Funding, Stakeholder Negotiation, Team Development, Critical Thinking


University of Texas at San Antonio - MBA in Leadership

University of Texas at San Antonio - BBA in Management of Information Systens

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt


Helping people succeed and improve is what Jared enjoys most. For him, it is more about the actual people than the business. He relishes seeing a business owner’s eyes light up as they start to grasp how much the Benchmark team can accomplish for them.


Mr. Hardin was raised in a military family, spending his early years traveling through Utah, Missouri, Ohio, Korea, Idaho, and Hong Kong. He ultimately landed in Texas where he has resided for the last two decades. His scholastic journey spanned a wide spectrum of learning, from Fine Arts to International Business to Management of Information Systems. He was driven to attain his MBA because he genuinely enjoys helping others learn and grow, but he also has a competitive nature that drives him toward success. His career has been quite diverse, having held the titles of Owner, COO, CIO, and CMO, and starting small businesses that gave him a role in everything from sales to HR and from IT to manufacturing. For these reasons, he understands and appreciates the intricacies of many different businesses.

Jared’s role at Benchmark is about creating opportunities. In addition to his love for learning about businesses and introducing their owners to the distinctive tools and expertise that we offer, he is able to leverage his experience in deeply meaningful ways for our clients. He is driven to deliver results and get business owners truly excited about what is possible for the future.


At Benchmark, Jared applies his 20+ years of experience in technology, marketing, and operations to different businesses each day, sharing new and innovative ways to help them win. He has spent the majority of his career sitting at the executive or ownership table. He has worked in third generation corporations, started small businesses, fought through growth-mode startups, and has been deeply involved with exit strategies for retiring owners as well as succession plans for multi-generational businesses. He has worked with early-stage healthcare and SaaS technology companies to facilitate operational effectiveness and create high growth strategies. Mr. Hardin has the unique brand of experience that enables him to sit with our clients and truly appreciate the emotional and complex intangibles that live outside the financial and operational reports that are so important in making hallmark decisions