We are thrilled to welcome Han Yuan as Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering to lead these two key functions at Recharge. Han has deep and meaningful experience in growing operations in a way that is smart and true to our company values. That’s at the core of what we’re trying to do and we look forward to Han’s leadership in this mission.
Han comes to Recharge by way of AKF Partners where he was Associate Partner. Prior to that, Han was SVP of Engineering at Upwork, where he led one of the world’s most distributed engineering teams — 350+ engineers in 40 countries worldwide. During his tenure at Upwork, their revenue doubled and the company went public in 2018.
Han was also an influential mobile engineering leader in a previous life, having incubated world-class teams for eBay and Netflix. Han helped scale eBay’s mobile business from 200M gross merchandise volume to 2B+ and in the process grew the engineering team from one to more than 80. At Netflix, Han and his teams launched Netflix on Android, and mobile usage grew from just 15% monthly active users when he started to over 65% on iOS, Android, and Apple TV.
Han has a BS and MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley with a minor degree in Computer Science and a Management of Technology Certificate from the Haas School of Business.
A message from Han:
“I have spent more than a decade supporting entrepreneurs and SMBs across several companies and I’m thrilled to continue that mission with Recharge, which leads and serves with a people-first mindset. I believe we’re in the middle of two sea changes in ecommerce: direct-to-consumer selling and frictionless purchasing. Recharge is tackling both and I look forward to returning to ecommerce on their team.”
Welcome to the team Han!
-Oisin O’Connor and Mike Flynn