Hanno Holm, president of Pretzilla LLC, is an experienced operations and logistics manager.
Hanno was born in Germany and has since lived in many countries before finding a new home in Colorado more than 15 years ago. He studied Manufacturing Engineering in Cambridge, UK, and focused on Operations Management in his early career. Combining passion with profession, he became Quality manager of Brookes & Gatehouse, a small company that makes sailboat instruments for racing yachts, for example the America’s Cup. Subsequently, Hanno became part owner of a technical parts supplier to the automotive industry, learning in-depth about entrepreneurial management as well as Supply Chain leadership.
Hanno joined the food & beverage industry in 2003, where he has held international positions in management since. He came to Colorado in 2008 to start up a joint venture between WhiteWave Foods and a European group and stayed to work in the Boulder organic food industry. As Chief Operations Officer of Atkins Nutritionals, he helped to take the company global and then onto the NASDAQ stock exchange as The Simply Good Foods Company. Lately, as president of Pretzilla, he oversaw the national expansion of America’s favorite Pretzel Bun. Currently, Hanno is focusing on giving back, managing investments in the natural food sector, managing the family businesses, coaching, mentoring and teaching at DU.
Hanno earned his B.Eng, M.A., and M.Eng from Cambridge University (UK), and his MBA at Cranfield University (UK).