Hans is the faculty director for the Business Engagement for Security Professionals program (BESP) and leads the center's outreach efforts. Before joining Tuck, he was group VP of corporate development for Metromedia International Telecommunications and an executive for a financial dotcom. At MITI, Hans led business development and strategy from 1998-2000, negotiating cable, telecoms, and internet deals. As managing director of the Davidson Institute from 1993-98, Hans co-directed a $3.5 million independent business education institute focused on emerging markets at the University of Michigan Business School. He built corporate partnerships with AT&T, Whirlpool, P&G, and other Fortune 500 companies and was responsible for establishing all aspects of the Institute's operations as a startup.
In a previous life, Hans served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army where he led tactical units on the Iron Curtain in Europe for six years. He holds an AM from Harvard University and a BS in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Hans is of Swiss heritage and speaks a number of European languages.