Hans joined Preservation Housing Trust in 2018, having previously held executive, board, senior leadership, and technology positions in the well-being, healthcare, consumer device, non-profit housing, cloud storage and data security industries. Hans currently serves as Senior Vice President of Provider Digital Transformation at the Fortune 5 Company, UnitedHealth Group, and is the founder of Chairbridge, a St. Paul based consulting firm with broad expertise across a variety of markets, industries, and disciplines.
Prior to UHG, Hans operated as the Senior Vice President of Product and Innovation for health and wellness pioneer StayWell. During his six years at StayWell, Hans had accountability for over $150 million in annual product, with an annual capital budget in the tens of millions of dollars. His team of twenty six led both product and technology, and was integral in three major acquisitions, the sale of the company to Merck’s Healthcare Systems and Solutions divisions, and building and growing a wide portfolio of over one hundred products across the employer, payer, provider, and consumer segments.
In prior organizations, Hans has held senior marketing and technology leadership positions spanning different industries including Consumer Electronics, Enterprise Data and Storage, and custom software development. Immediately prior to his work at StayWell, he was employed by the Imation Corporation, working in Digital Marketing over the brands of Imation, Memorex, TDK Life on Record and XtremeMac – among others.
Hans is passionate about building quality solutions; capturing the voice of the customer, Lean UX and Agile technology principles, and in building strong, nimble organizations. In his free time, Hans enjoys outdoor activities such as road cycling, fishing, and being with his wife, their three children, and his one dog. Hans has a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration with a focus on Management Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin.