Hensley has more than 30 years of experience in business, consulting, strategic management, and entrepreneurial education. He is a clinical professor at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses in entrepreneurship. As Iowa JPEC executive director, Hensley leads the campus-wide efforts on entrepreneurship and innovation education and community outreach. He is an expert in entrepreneurial strategy, new venture finance, and small business management. Hensley has provided startup and management consulting services to several companies throughout the Midwest. He serves on several university and community boards that focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, student success, organizational strategy, economic development, and venture financing. Hensley is president of his own company that has invested in several Iowa-based ventures. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from the University of Iowa and holds an MBA in finance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.