Vice President, Information Technology
Chris Hanz joined the Astros in March 2016 and enters his fifth season with the Astros as Vice President, Information Technology. Chris comes to the Astros with over 25 years of information technology leadership experience across a variety of industries, including consulting, energy trading, oil and gas, chemicals, and logistics and transportation. Chris provides strategic leadership for the club’s information technology investments and oversees the day-to-day operation of technology for the Astros and Minute Maid Park, plus the club’s owned affiliates and other operating locations.
Prior to joining the Astros, Chris worked in a variety of information technology leadership roles with companies including Accenture, Duke Energy, CEVA Logistics and most recently Halliburton. Chris joined Halliburton in 2014 and served as Senior Manager of IT Mergers and Acquisitions where he was instrumental in executing two major divestitures from the company’s business portfolio. Prior to holding that post, Chris was a partner in the CIO Advisory practice for Tatum, LLC and led a number of business process improvement, technology strategy and M&A projects.
A lifelong Texas resident, Chris was raised in New Braunfels and went on to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s of business administration degree in finance and honors business. Chris and his wife Gayle live in Kingwood, Texas, and have two daughters, Hannah and Sarabeth.