Zach Hanson is a Machine Learning product management expert with experience delivering high-value products at several large enterprises. As an entrepreneur, he has co-founded three startups. More importantly, Zach is a remote work enthusiast and has been a remote employee for his entire professional career.

Zach and his wife Olesya, along with their two children Ellis and Wyatt, live in the remote city of Atlanta in rural Idaho at the base of the Sawtooth mountains. Their day-to-day life consists of wood chopping, cooking, tending to animals, and figuring out ways to live a healthy and sustainable life.

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Head of ML Product | Oct 2021 • Present

Responsible for building out the data and ML platform to enable AI for video at scale – focused on GANs, NLP models, and scene detection. Lead for the development of data governance and model risk program for newly built ML engineering team

Capital One

Senior Product Lead | Rewards Platforms | Sep 2020 • Sep 2021

Group product lead for Rewards strategic partnerships & platform modernization. Helping to develop Machine Learning Certification course for Product Managers

Wells Fargo

Senior Product Lead | Enterprise Artificial Intelligence | Feb 2020 • Sep 2020

Group product lead for Wells Fargo's machine learning data feature development platform

Capital One

Senior Product Lead | Card Data and Machine Learning | Sep 2018 • Feb 2020

Product lead for Capital One's machine learning model development platform & specific modeling efforts


Senior Director | Global Customer Experience Pypestream | Feb 2017 • Aug 2018

Global director for customer experience and technical implementations

IBM Watson

Technical Product Manager | IBM Watson | Jan 2016 • Feb 2017

Product lead for speech-to-text & text-to-speech API, document conversion API, and Watson's global resiliency strategy


Management Consultant | Business Continuity & Resiliency | Sep 2014 • Dec 2015

Management Consultant for data center resiliency at several fortune 500 companies (Paypal, Williams Sonoma, Kaiser Permanente, Boart Longyear, Sony, and Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi)

Red Bull

Brand Manager | Aug 2009 • Dec 2010

Appointed brand manager for Charleston, South Carolina


Co-Founder & CEO | March 2022 • Present

CEO of the hunting industries first technical solution for customer engagement.

Implant Compare

Co-Founder and CTO | Apr 2016 • March 2022

Technology leader building out and delivering a mobile and web experience for Implant Compare customers

Network Engine

Co-Founder | Aug 2018 • May 2019

Co-founder and author contributing to network engine mission statement


Advisor | May 2017 • December 2017

Design thinking and fundraising advisor to Austin-based speech-to-text startup

Fidelity Network (FiNe)

Co-Founder | Jan 2013 • Jul 2015

Co-founder of Miami-based loyalty rewards platform

Rural Atlanta Highway District

Commissioner | Elected August 2020

Responsible for highway district budget and growth initiatives

Rural Atlanta Fire Department

Volunteer Firefighter | May 2020 • Present

Developing skills in equipment maintenance, firefighting techniques, and search & rescue

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Action Against Terrorism Unit | 2011-2012 | Vienna, Austria

Focused on loan-wolf terrorism threats in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Eurasia Foundation

Micro Business Loan Advisor | 2011 | Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Help develop micro-loans for local artisans

Johns Hopkins University

Masters of Science (M.Sc.) Government Analytics and Statistics

Sept. 2013 - Dec. 2015

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

MBA (Partial)

Saudi Arabia 2012

U.S. Department of State

Critical Language Scholar (Advanced Russian)

2010 • Vladimir, Russia

Saint Petersburg State University

Russian Language

2009 • St. Petersburg, Russia

College of Charleston

Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) | Political Science and Russian

Aug 2007 • Dec 2010