David Alfonso | Co-Founder, CEO
Hailing from the Bay Area, this San Francisco State alumnus has worked with several of Silicon Valley’s elite. From sales to marketing, David held key positions for some of the country’s most booming start-ups. But after twelve years of working on others' ventures, he decided to forge his own.
Focusing solely on creative freedom, David felt the need to break away from cookie-cutter norms and corporate life. He wanted a brand that spoke to the subculture of Venice, California, the rebellious and hungry, and those dedicated to creative individualism.
Ravenous for entrepreneurship, David partnered with his childhood comrade, Christopher Zent, in what would ultimately become Hanz de Fuko. Breaking the mold of masculine ideals, these risk takers revolutionized hair care for the modern-day man.
In addition to crafting the creative design for the brand, David dominates marketing strategy and execution. You’ll find this CEO’s vision behind all aspects of social media, packaging, and new product development.
Christopher Zent | Co-Founder, COO
Christopher Zent rose from the start-up epicenter. Emanating from Silicon Valley during the nineties, Christopher spent his younger days captivated by the inescapable appeal of entrepreneurship.
While working with several consumer-driven start-ups, he became fascinated with the driving forces behind their success; the power of an idea, creative freedom, and the unwavering desire to exceed customer expectations. His experience revealed the reluctance that men had when speaking of grooming and the need for educationally empowering brands. In order to reimagine the way that people thought about and purchased hair products, Christopher renounced traditional and outdated methods in favor of more stylish, innovative, and consumer-centric solutions.
Christopher ignited the topic of male grooming when he gave authority back to customers by stripping it from the middle men and streamlining the ease of purchase. Teaming up with fellow power-player David Alfonso, Hanz de Fuko emerged as an unparalleled brand in the world of haircare.
Mastermind of online architecture, Christopher serves as COO and VP of sales.
Lucia Perez | Vice President, Operations
For Lucia Perez, born in San Francisco’s Chinatown and raised in the Mission District, the essence of Hanz de Fuko is a San Francisco style she's lived her entire life. Within every department of the company – marketing, customer service, human resources, production – she relishes the task of infusing her sense of style, integrity and precision to ensure that every executive and every employee completes each project in the uniquely Hanz de Fuko way.
Before joining Hanz de Fuko, Lucia used her creative talents and management skills to drive soaring revenues for a Fortune 500 company. With Hanz de Fuko, she brings her eclectic and vibrant approach to leadership in a continually evolving and innovative environment.
Outside the office, Lucia keeps herself inspired and invigorated in nature and healthy living, traveling, enjoying Silver Oak wine, loving her yorkie named Cuba, doing Mud Run obstacle courses, and living every day as if it's her last day.
Carol Bateman | Director, Human Resources & Vendor Relations
A native San Franciscan, Carol has been with Hanz de Fuko since the company was founded. After working in the SF hotel industry, she spent years at a global products and services company as a marketing analyst and event planner, working with U.S. banks, the USOC and the NFL. Her next role was at a large Bay Area medical center working as the management liaison for employee, nonprofit and community relations.
Carol has worked in every area of Hanz de Fuko, bringing her expertise in office management, marketing, customer service, vendor and employee relations, and is committed to helping the company grow.
When not working, Carol enjoys being with friends, politics, movies, reading and wine-tasting.
Bryan Schager | Director of Salon Sales
Growing up in the San Gabriel Valley, CA to a family of hairdressers and business professionals, it’s no wonder that Bryan has thrived in the business side of hair. He loves the role of brand “evangelist” and is responsible for driving sales of Hanz de Fuko into the salon channel, developing partnerships with select hair salons and barbershops throughout North America. Before joining our team, Bryan spent more than a decade helping two relatively obscure haircare brands grow into industry giants. With a true passion for the salon industry, Bryan enjoys nothing more than to create and nurture relationships with salon owners, stylists and barbers.
When not spreading the Hanz de Fuko gospel, Bryan enjoys mountain biking, kickboxing, Japanese cuisine, and sipping on a local Pinot Noir.
For salon or barbershop inquires of the Hanz de Fuko line, please contact Bryan at: [email protected]
Angel Decampos | Warehouse Manager
Angel was born and raised in the small town of Auburn in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California. She worked in customer service at various retailers before joining Hanz de Fuko in 2015. She oversees the fulfillment center team to ensure that all work is done in a way that will satisfy the customers’ needs 100%.
Angel is great at organizing people and projects and introducing time-saving best practices. Working at top speed with the other warehouse associates, Angel’s goal is to help build the best hair product company she can.
In her free time, Angel loves to cook and spend time with her three children and her fiancé.
Ryan Alfonso | Warehouse Manager
A Bay Area native, Ryan brings to Hanz de Fuko his experience working as the warehouse supervisor of logistics for Target, Inc. His dedication to maintaining smooth operations and a seamless delivery schedule makes him a valuable member of the fulfillment center team. He manages an accurate inventory of the warehouse materials and monitors shipping to ensure all customer orders can be fulfilled on time.
When Ryan is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his fiancé and three children.
Jason Robert Lee | Executive Director of Education
Jason Robert Lee is the Executive Director of Education for Hanz de Fuko. He contributes over 18 years of industry experience offering high level advanced intelligence to Hanz de Fuko accounts and educators. He currently visits salons and barbershops giving them detailed instructional support on how to best use Hanz de Fuko products. He also holds multiple advanced seminars mentoring the Hanz de Fuko artistic team and also creates advanced hair designing curriculum for Hanz de Fuko. He and his diverse group of team members are responsible for creating innovative content that is truly revolutionary, and undeniably authentic. His vision is to instill excellence into the hearts and minds of hair design artists across the globe through his relentless persona of unparalleled persistence. He invites every individual to venture into the depths of his analytical thought process and out-of-the box thinking.
Mai Amas | Salon Account & Customer Relationship Manager
Mai is originally from San Francisco and started working for Hanz de Fuko in 2015. Before working for Hanz de Fuko, she attended UC Santa Barbara and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English. She is now responsible for Hanz de Fuko’s customer service department.
In her free time, Mai enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, and traveling whenever she gets the chance!