The Hasten Ecosystem

We’re a network of individuals and organizations who each contribute something unique to the creation of a new economic reality.

The Hasten team

The founder of Hasten Regeneration, Peter Coughlanhas worked for more than twenty years with organizations and communities of all shapes and sizes to help them create futures of their own design. Before Hasten, Peter was a senior partner at IDEO, a global design and innovation firm, where he designed new-to-the-world products, processes, services, environments, and systems, and where he co-founded and led the Organizational Transformation practice. Peter also teaches at the intersection of design, leadership, and transformation in the Social Lab at California College of the Arts, with Stanford Continuing Studies, and with Aarhus University’s / Copenhagen Business School’s Leadership and Innovation in Complex Systems program. He is also an affiliate with the Institute for the Future.

Hans Krueger has led design firms for more than 20 years with a focus on business strategy and finance. Prior to Hasten, Hans was a co-founder and CEO of Oakland-based Futuredraft, a digital design firm known for solving complex transactional User Experience (UX) challenges in a multitude of industries, including renewable energy and healthcare. Before Futuredraft, Hans co-founded MetaDesign in Berlin, Germany and was the firm’s CEO for the first 12 years. Today MetaDesign is one of the premier global brand design consultancies. In between MetaDesign and Futuredraft, Hans co-initiated the Global Problem Solving (GPS) Collaborative, whose mission it was to bring partners from various sectors together across the usual borders of separation, united by the purpose of working on urgent projects addressing systemic global sustainability challenges. It was during this work, that Peter and Hans met.

Our thought and implementation partners 

These organizations help us conceive and put together projects that accelerate regeneration for organizations, communities, and governments.

Center for Climate Restoration

Development & Investment LLC

EcoAgriculture Partners

Global Academy FoundationHealthy Climate Alliance

ixo foundation

Landscape Finance Lab


Regen Network

Wow! Labs

Our strategic advisors

These folks advise Hasten on strategic direction.

Paul Chatterton is the lead and founder of the Landscape Finance Lab, a global platform for incubating sustainable landscapes at the World Wildlife Fund.

Raymond Chavez is a senior VP at Earth Council Alliance.Julia Dederer is an executive coach and strategic advisor for the Healthy Climate Alliance.

Charlie Manger is founder and CEO of Development & Investment LLC,  a business platform that integrates specialized know-how, advanced technologies and innovative capital to generate high performance financial, social and environmental results.

Tim O’Shea, after founding and leading Cleanfish for more than a decade, is now on a quest to promote economic development through ecological restoration.

Adam Sacks is executive director at Biodiversity for a Living Planet. Check out their Compendium of Scientific and Practical Findings Supporting Eco-Restoration to Address Global Warming.