Chartered Financial Analyst®
Certified Public Accountant
Hans is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) who managed over $350M before founding Intelligent Investing. He has an insatiable desire to learn, and has a unique blend of creativity and attention to detail.
Hans graduated from Bob Jones University in public accounting, before earning a Masters of Accountancy degree from the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of business. Soon after, he became a licensed CPA and joined a large public accounting firm in Charlotte. Later, he and his wife lived in London while he worked for Deloitte. After their world travels, they returned to his hometown roots of Greenville.
The Chartered Financial Analyst® charter is considered by many to be the gold standard among financial professionals. Less than 20% of those who start the process ever become CFA® charterholders. Hans was awarded the CFA® charter after passing three levels of rigorous exams and demonstrating four years of professional investment experience, as well as a commitment to uphold a comprehensive code of ethics. Hans writes financial articles and gives public Intelligent Talks. He has been interviewed by The Greenville News, has appeared on WYFF News 4 and has frequented NPR and local radio programs to talk about the markets and portfolio management. In 2016, he received the Highest Award for Achievement by Dale Carnegie.
Hans is a member of the CFA Institute, CFA Society of South Carolina, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA Personal Financial Planning section, South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA).
Hans is a father of four and has a passion for orphans and the needy. He is the chairman of the board for Piedmont Women’s Center, a local crisis pregnancy non-profit organization. He and his wife also support an orphanage in Zambia and assist the children’s ministry at Palmetto Baptist Church, where they attend.