History is awe-inspiring and enduring. We’re all touched by it, and every day we’re part of its ongoing journey. Understanding what has been is key to imagining and unlocking what will be.
What we believe in

Founder's Message

​The History Factory is unique in that we didn’t emerge from an existing business paradigm. From the outset, we were independent thinkers with a passion for an untested idea. We were naïve, stubborn and impatient. Nobody could tell us that history wouldn’t work as a management tool for competitive organizations.

Our business was built by great clients who gave us opportunities and encouraged us to develop, test and improve our core competencies. We learned by working together. As more and more organizations claimed to be client-centric, we didn’t know that there was any other way to conduct ourselves.

We are grateful for colleagues who subscribe to our vision and have contributed to the overall success of the enterprise. They have done far more than simply build our business. They have created an applied history industry. Today, our people are extending our vision of heritage management as leaders in academia, cultural institutions and business.

Finally, we don’t believe that status quo is an option. We continue to adapt to meet the changing needs of our clients, creating new solutions and skill sets. But what will never change is our adherence to substance and integrity while pushing boundaries to create the most highly innovative applications of heritage to meet business challenges.

If you’re part of The History Factory story, thank you. If you’re not, we look forward to telling you more about it.

Bruce Weindruch
Founder and CEO


Our People

Our culture is highly reflective of rigorous scholars who think like practical business people and practical business people who function as rigorous scholars.

Bruce Weindruch

Founder & CEO

Rick Beller

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Margaux Bergen

Managing Director, Strategic Communications

Damion Boulden

Senior Production Manager

Jason Dressel

Managing Director, Client Strategy & Development

Sara Eagin

Senior Curator

Kristen Kopplin

Program Director

Marissa Piette

Senior Client Counsel

Tim Schantz

Managing Director, Archives and Content Solutions

Christina Soto

Client Counsel

Johannes Steffens

Researcher and Writer

Hannah Warmanen

Managing Director, Chicago Office

Michelle Witt

Managing Editor

Our History & Identity

Great storytelling is at the heart of everything we do, and we’ve expressed this concept throughout our brand identity, with the most notable element being our logo.

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