Derek Hansen - Founder/CEO
Derek Hansen has had a passion for all things Building Performance since childhood and
began working part-time, as a teenager, in his father’s company TGC, Inc. Following his
passion for architecture, he worked as an intern at the prestigious Thatcher and Thompson
Architects before moving into construction during the housing boom in Hawaii in the
Upon his father’s pleading to return back to Santa Cruz to be groomed to eventually run the
family company he began working his way up the ranks until, after 15 years, reaching the role
of Chief Executive Officer. Within his 5 years at the helm, he worked with his team to more
than double company revenue and build a national presence.
While running the company, Derek wrote the business plan for a company idea that he’d
been working on for a number of years (Mynt Systems). While developing the plan with his
wife and business partner, he pitched a number of investment groups and in a short time
found the perfect fit in a private and unnamed group who had tremendous experience in the
energy and commercial real estate space.
Mynt Systems was born from a desire to create a paradigm shift in the energy and
sustainability world by combining multiple functions that would result in a turn-key model
with massive results for people, planet, and profit. Since inception, Mynt has broken new and
uncharted ground by reimagining commercial and industrial real estate by bringing new
value to both owners and tenants while simultaneously reducing carbon footprint. Mynt’s
reputation for dynamic and groundbreaking work began to attract Fortune 500 clients and
some of the top talent in their fields such as Robert Hymes, now Chief Development Officer,
formerly of Solar City’s Commercial division and Heliopower before that.
Derek is known for his far-reaching vision and the ability to inspire others with his passion.
Derek’s uncanny ability to find and recruit top talent has grown the Mynt Systems team into
one of the most dynamic and capable groups in the market. It’s Derek’s mission to prove that
not only can legendary results be achieved for people, planet, it can also be wildly profitable
for businesses, simultaneously. Derek believes that Mynt is pioneering a new form of
commerce in which the zero-sum game of corporate finance is outmoded by one where
legendary results are achieved by everyone from the people working in the buildings they
renovate, to the community in which they work.
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