frank-henningsen-ceo-leadershipDr. Frank Henningsen

Frank Henningsen is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of HYPE. He is the principal visionary and architect of the HYPE software since day one. 

Prior to founding HYPE together with Enno Scholz, Frank was a researcher at Technical University Braunschweig.

Frank earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Mathematics, German Studies, and Philosophy from the Technische Universität Braunschweig.

ralf-pollack-leadershipRalf Pollack

Ralf Pollack is HYPE’s Chief Operating Officer. In his role, Ralf Pollack is responsible for internal processes, people management and corporate finances.

His business experience includes leadership roles in companies of various sizes in the management of corporate structures, strategic initiatives and change management. Ralf Pollack holds an MBA from the University of Wales and a degree in business administration from the Verwaltungs- und Wirtschaftsakademie Düsseldorf.

colin-nelson-leadershipColin Nelson

Colin Nelson is HYPE's Chief Consulting Officer.

Colin specializes in the social science that underpins how large or diverse groups collaborate online. He is an expert in the field of Collective Intelligence, supporting global organizations and communities on how to achieve efficient, effective, and sustainable innovation and business change using online tools and processes. Colin is a respected thought leader on Innovation Management and Enterprise Collaboration, publishing numerous articles on the topic.

Colin has a background in Market Research, Information Management and Management Consulting. However, for the last 10 years he’s worked in new product development, Innovation Management and Collective Intelligence. He holds a BSc in Computer Systems Engineering.