Hans Zeigler

Has a passion for identifying root causes and leveraging technology and people to solve problems in a scalable manner. Hans’ ability to bridge the communication gaps between different functional business disciplines gives him an invaluable perspective in solving business problems.




Proven business executive with a background that includes diverse industries and business models.  Hans has led accounting, finance, and sales support teams in both private and government sectors.  His ability to bridge the communication gaps between the various functional business disciplines has enabled him to succeed in both financial and operational assignments.  He has prided himself in building teams of people that work together and achieve results.  Hans has extensive financial experience in manufacturing, software development and service delivery environments.  He has a demonstrated ability to hone business processes to the highest levels of efficiency and economic advantage.  He has designed performance measurement frameworks for multiple factory, capital intensive operations with significant working capital requirements and hundreds of employees by leveraging technology and available business resources.  Hans is skilled at increasing enterprise value by simplifying the complex, focusing on margins rather than revenue, and leveraging the strengths of his team members.  Hans was named “Smart CFO” by CEO magazine in 2009 and 2014.

Education and Credentials
  • BA, Catholic University of America, DC
  • MBA, Vanderbilt University, TN
Functional and Specialization
  • Working Capital Management
  • Accounting/Finance Team Mentoring & Leadership
  • Operational Performance Measurement
  • Financial Analysis & Modeling
  • Capital Raising
  • Turnaround Management
  • Due Diligence
  • Cross-Functional Team Leadership
Professional Highlights
  • Served as the financial lead for a telecommunications equipment manufacturer that consolidated five factories with twenty-one product lines into one operation that generated $250M in revenue and employed more than 200 people.
  • Successfully installed and implemented a state of the art sales order processing platform and accounting system for parent company and two subsidiaries to increase efficiency, enhance operational visibility, and increase net income from 6% to 12% of sales.
  • Financial lead on A and B rounds of venture capital funding ($12M) to enable go-to-market strategy for a leading software developer in the higher education space.
  • Designed and implemented a business unit performance measurement system that focused attention on margins, timeliness of billings and collections, and overall performance to targets for a group of four U.S. field offices.
  • Led a cross-functional team of people from accounting, contracts and operations to attack a dysfunctional billing/collections process and reduced corporate DSO by 25%.
  • Actively negotiated with banks, creditors and customers for a small software company to successfully navigate through a financial crisis prior to closing on $4M of venture capital funding that propelled the company forward.