Entrepreneur, Engineer, startup matchmaker.
Hans is a co-founder of The Combine and brings 25 years of pragmatic, bottom-line and execution-focused experience to all of The Combine’s portfolio companies. He combines technical depth with operational discipline, and holds a number of patents in diverse industries from medical devices to intermodal shipping. Hans takes the same probing, fresh-eyes approach to convert promising intellectual property into high-growth businesses for The Combine’s clients. Hans finds that thread of value that unlocks stuck business models or circular thinking.
Hans has vetted early-phase companies for equity investors with Bain & Company, and he has designed, developed, and brought to market technology for multi-billion dollar enterprises like The Coca-Cola Company and Kaiser Permanente. He served as deputy chief operating officer for the city of Atlanta, where he drove fiscal discipline and professional business practices into multiple operating departments.
Hans serves on the board of Startup Atlanta as well as multiple portfolio companies. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.