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Hans Hickler

Hans Hickler is an angel investor. He is the Founder and serves as CEO & Executive Advisor of Strategic Leadership at Ellipsis Advisors. He serves as a Board Member of Lumini. He serves as a Board Advisor at Lanetix. Hans Hickler serves as Board Member at KleenGel Medical. Hans Hickler serves as Board Member at VenX Medical and MEla Artisans. He joined DHL in 2005, and most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of DHL Global Customer Solutions, responsible for the customer relationship management of the group's largest customers. Prior to that, Hickler served as Chief Executive Officer of DHL Express in the United States. In that position, he focused on building out the DHL Express US network and implementing numerous service initiatives. In this capacity, he devised strategies to bolster the company's standing in the express shipping industry and also implemented a recognized Customer Experience Initiative aimed to deepen customer engagement and enhance customers' experiences. Hickler started his career in the ocean transportation business, and for the next 20 years he held senior positions including Sales, General Management, CIO for the NOL Group and CEO of APL Logistics. Hickler has served on the boards of several startup ventures in the automotive, technology and medical device sectors. He holds a Ba in Comparative Literature from Brown University and a degree from Aiglon College.

Joanna Hylton


Before joining Cairngorm Capital in 2017, Jo spent 6 years at H.I.G. Capital in London, initially as a European Corporate Accountant for the HIG European Offices and latterly as the Finance Manager for European Real Estate, Debt and Shipping investments. Previously, Jo also worked for ESPN in London as the financial accountant and her career began at BDO in London, where she qualified as an ACA.

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