Hans Bukow brings more than 25 years of executive management and entrepreneurship experience leading venture-backed technology companies to Provade. As President, Hans drives continued business growth to broaden Provade's technology footprint as an integrated VMS vendor. Prior to joining Provade, Hans founded eWork, which is a widely respected and innovative leader of Web-based flexible workforce management categories. Today, eWork is a leading publicly traded European company. eWork produced several industry firsts including B2B marketplace for consultants; VMS software developed specifically for the healthcare sector (called ProSource); and integrated back-office, 1099 compliance and employer-of-record services.
Prior to his contributions at eWork, Hans helped grow, then sold and integrated WorldPlay (aka ImagiNation Network) with AOL's Studios and Games. His first company leadership role was for FASTech, a firm that created the category of Manufacturing Execution Software (MES). Through its flagship products, CELLworks and FACTORYworks, it empowered some of the world's largest and most highly regarded manufacturing companies, like IBM, Ford, Samsung, Motorola and Sony, to utilize advanced manufacturing principles such as complex supply-chain flexible manufacturing, Six Sigma QA, just-in-time and WIP tracking. Today, FASTech is part of the billion-dollar Applied Materials Global Services group.