Adalsteinn Johannsson

Chief Executive Officer & Country Manager Sweden , Stockholm

More than 15 years of experience from investment banking and entrepreneurship globally. Adalsteinn has lead and participated in over 150 transactions worldwide throughout his career, specializing in technology related businesses. He has been a sell side and buy side advisor on numerous landmark transactions and has also raised capital from world renowned investors in Europe and the United States. He has been leading and closing transactions since he was 19 years old, the first international one an electronic X-ray software company sold to the late Kodak in the US. Adalsteinn is the founder of Beringer Finance and is the owner of the merged company of Beringer Finance and Fondsfinans along with the Norwegian family Must.

  • Executive Education, Harvard Business School
  • MBA, Reykjavik University
  • B.Sc. in International Finance, Reykjavik University

Sigridur Albertsdottir

Chief People Officer, Stockholm

Over 10 years of experience from human resource management within the banking industry. Both on a strategic and operational level. Her particular focus has been on developing recruitment processes, compensation and benefit programs and leadership and employee programs. Sigridur’s interests lies in developing the work environment by working proactively with health subjects and rehabilitation process. Additionally, she has solid experience with negotiating with unions and other collective committees.

  • Magister in Business and Administration, Stockholm University

+ 46 708 414 680

Gísli Ólafsson

Chief Technology Officer, Palo Alto

Over 30 years of experience from the IT industry. Gisli sold his first program at the age of 14. He has worked for 10 years at Microsoft, where he was involved in product development, sales, technical evangelism, and most recently as a trusted advisor to national governments and international organizations on the effective use of technology in their operations. Gisli’s deep understanding of technology, his long-time software product development expertise, and his extensive network inside and outside of the technology industry enables him to quickly provide value to technology companies. Gisli also has over 20 years’ of experience in responding to disasters around the world and is considered one of the leading authorities on the use of technology in crisis situations. Gisli sits on a number of committees and boards related to the use of technology in international disasters and is a sought after speaker at conferences and workshops worldwide. Gisli has also over the past 15 years worked closely with the startup community and is an advisory board member and member of board of directors of numerous startups.

  • B.Sc. in Information Technology, Copenhagen University

+1 650 272 9457

Arne Egil Rønning

Chief Operating Officer & Country Manager Norway, Oslo

More than 20 years of experience from investment banking within equity research and corporate finance. Arne Egil has worked with a wide range of industries both as an equity analyst and as adviser on capital raisings and M&A transactions. He has been Head of Research as well as CEO of Fondsfinans before the merger between Fondsfinans and Beringer Finance.

  • AFA course, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

+47 977 48 847

Baldur Stefansson

Country Manager Iceland , Reykjavik, Stockholm

Over 20 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. Before joining Beringer Finance Baldur was Managing Partner at the financial service firm Arctica Finance for eight years and prior to that Senior Director at Landsbanki´s International Investment Banking arm for five years. Baldur has led many complex cross border and local Corporate Finance, ECM and DCM transactions in various sectors, in recent years with a particular focus on Renewable Energy & CleanTech.

  • MBA from IESE, Barcelona

+ 354 82 06 582

Timo Lehes

Country Manager US, Palo Alto

Over 20 years of experience from starting, running, exiting and investing in enterprise software companies. Timo has served as an investor and executive in technology companies, with extensive experience from building, running and investing in enterprise software companies and leading various merger and acquisition deals. With multiple successful exits, he has worked both Buy and Sell sides of financial transactions. In the past year, Timo had successful exits in advertising technology platform Admeta and virtualization platform Witsbits. Throughout his career, Timo has invested in more than 40 companies. He currently serves as a board member at BankerBay.

  • M.Sc. in Computer Science & Data Communication, Chalmers University

+1 415 806 9332

Sara Liljedal

Head of Communications, Stockholm

More than 10 years of experience from strategical and tactical work in PR, communication and media relations. Sara has a background in journalism and has worked for some of Sweden’s leading broadcasting companies. She has also worked as a press secretary for the Speaker of the Swedish Parliament and most recently as Head of Press & PR for one of Sweden’s largest mutual life insurance companies.

  • Bachelor of Journalism from JMK, Stockholm University

+46 706 29 9163

Ivar Andreas Lemmechen Gjul

Head of Corporate Finance Norway, Oslo

Ivar Andreas is Head of Corporate Finance at Beringer Finance’s Norway office and was previously Head of Equity Research. Ivar Andreas has also worked as an Equity Analyst and for several years as a Management Consultant at EY.

  • MBA in Finance, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
  • Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA), Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
  • M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration, Norwegian School of Economics/Uni. St Gallen
  • Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship, University of Oslo/Cornell University

+47 996 96 955

Ståle Schmidt

Head of Capital Markets Norway, Oslo

More than 20 years of experience from research, consulting, equity sales and capital markets. Ståle has lead and participated in numerous smaller and larger capital raisings, sourcing financing from a pool of Nordic, UK and US investors.

  • B.Sc. in Finance, University of Southern California

+47 977 48 848

Steinunn Kristin Thordardottir

Director, Oslo

Over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, project finance, consulting and management in Europe and the United States. Steinunn has worked with companies in sectors such as seafood, shipping, energy, banking, pharmaceuticals and retail. She has lead and closed numerous transactions worldwide, the biggest one at GBP 450 million. Prior to joining Beringer Finance, Steinunn served on various boards in shipping, financial institutions and funds. She enjoys working with companies and investors internationally in creating opportunities and effectively building value.

  • MBA, Finance, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona
  • BA, International Business and Politics, University of South Carolina

+47 9545 1900

Kjetil Sørlien Barli

Director, Oslo

Extensive experience from numerous M&A, ECM and DCM transactions within the financial services sector, including savings banks, consumer finance, debt purchasing, life insurance and non-life insurance.

  • M.Sc. in Industrial Economics and Technology Management, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

+47 908 42 016

Steinar Svalesen

Director, Oslo

Over 25 years of track-record from mobile and digital businesses. Steinar has international management experience from leading telecom operators and infrastructure providers such as Nortel, Ericsson and Telenor as well as extensive management consulting experience from consulting companies PA Consulting, Teleplan and Core Group. His focus more recently has been on business development and investments in disruptive early-stage and transformational growth companies. Steinar serves on the board of various early-stage Scandinavian technology companies.

  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, Texas A&M University
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science & Engineering, Texas A&M University

+47 9572 8490

Trygve Ugelstad

Director, Oslo

Over 15 years of transaction experience from international and Nordic Investment banks.

  • M.Sc. in Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • MBA, London Business School
  • Advanced Strategic Management, IMD Lausanne

+47 918 22 378

Knut Vidjeland

Director, Oslo

More than 15 years of experience from various roles within the capital markets industry. Knut has deep and broad industry knowledge developed through many years as a financial analyst in leading investments banks, including ABG Securities and Fearnley Fonds. In recent years, his main focus has been on the credit and high-yield bond market. Knut has acted as an advisor and specialist on a large number of debt transactions and bond issuances. He was also co-founder of the successful telecom/mobile software company Emode AS (2000), acquired by Aspiro AB in 2004.

  • M.Sc. in Business Administration, University of Utah

+47 913 64 410

Rolf Henning Lem

Director, Oslo

More than 15 years of experience from investment banking within a broad range of industries but with a focus on aquaculture, renewable energy, biotechnology, technology and general industry. Rolf Henning has lead or participated in more than 100 transactions, mainly in the Norwegian capital market, as advisor in acquisitions, divestments, mergers and restructuring cases, or raising capital from financial investors or industrial players.

  • M.Sc. in Business Administration, Norwegian School of Business Administration

+47 977 48 845

Erik Furnes

Director, Oslo

More than 15 years of experience from both ECM and M&A from SEB Enskilda and Terra Securities.

  • M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Oslo

+47 400 58 103

Huizi Zeng 曾惠子

Senior Associate, Stockholm

Working with equity investments and Asia business operations since 2006. Huizi closely follows developments in Emerging Asian markets such as Greater China and South Korea, and has developed unique on-the-ground insights across Europe and Asia continents. Her sector expertise includes technology, energy and consumer goods. Huizi currently leads the Asia business development at Beringer Finance. She moved to Sweden from China in 2009.

曾惠子女士自2006年起从事亚洲股权市场投资及研究团队运营工作。她密切跟踪欧洲及新兴亚洲市场(大中华区及韩国)的经济、商业和企业发展,获得了横跨欧亚市场的独特本土化观点。其行业专长包括科技、能源及消费品。 曾女士目前负责Beringer Finance亚洲市场业务开发。她于2009年自中国移居瑞典。

  • M.Sc. in Business & Economics, Stockholm School of Economics
  • B.A. in Economics, Huazhong University of Science & Technology
  • CFA Institute, Level III Candidate

+46 706 017 667

Ole Magnus Broch Tenstad

Senior Associate, Oslo

Experience from numerous M&A, ECM and DCM transactions within the financial services sector, including savings banks, consumer finance, debt purchasing and non-life insurance.

  • M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

+47 926 89 835

Dadi Janusson

Senior Associate, Reykjavik

Dadi’s background lies in technology and entrepreneurship, having founded, ran and successfully exited his own ventures. With over five years of experience from the finance industry, both from M&A and Risk Management, Dadi has experience from M&A transactions within the technology sector, as well as financial modeling and credit risk.

  • M.Sc. in Production Engineering and Management, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

+354 892 8359

Lene Gridseth

Associate, Oslo

Lene has experience in mergers, acquisitions and valuations; primarily in Technology, Media and Telecom sectors.

  • M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
  • Innovation Norway’s Entrepreneurship programme, the National University of Singapore

+47 906 96 914

Annika Brandt

Associate, Stockholm

Annika has previous experience from M&A Advisory Services, at Grant Thornton, focusing on dynamic and fast-growing entrepreneurial clients. Previous experience also includes Corporate Banking at SEB and Foreign Exchange Services in London.

  • M.Sc. in Finance and Investments , London School of Business and Finance
  • B.Sc. in Real Estate and Finance , Royal Institute of Technology
  • International Affairs, Stockholm University

+46 705 946 177

Steingrímur Eyjólfsson

Associate, Reykjavik

Steingrímur began working at Beringer while finishing his degree in Finance from the University of Iceland in 2015. He has previously worked at Arion bank as a business consultant.

  • B.Sc. in Finance from University of Iceland, Student from Hamrahlid College

+ 354 694 1544

Anders Norheim Kvistad

Associate, Oslo

Anders has participated in several M&A, ECM and DCM transactions across a wide range of industries. He mainly focuses on Aquaculture, TMT, Real Estate & Other SMB.

  • M.Sc. in Finance Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
  • M.Sc. in Strategy & Management Louvain School of Management
  • B.Sc. in Economics & Business Administration (NHH)

+47 926 95 876

Atle Lindstad

Associate, Oslo

Atle has experience from numerous capital raise and M&A projects, mainly within the technology/IT sector and with financial services companies.

  • M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

+47 996 91 874

Kristian Melandsø

Associate , Oslo

Kristian has participated in several M&A, ECM and DCM transactions within the financial sector, including savings banks, consumer finance and non-life insurance.

  • M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) with major in Financial Economics

+47 979 70 540

Bodil Erdal

Analyst, Oslo

Bodil started working at Beringer Finance in 2015. She has experience from several cross border transactions in different sectors.

  • Bachelor in Business Administration, Macquarie University, Sydney
  • Diploma of Law, University of Oslo

+47 4584 8843

Henrik Laukvik

Analyst, Oslo

Henrik has experience from management consulting in financial services (Accenture). He mainly focuses on M&A projects within the technology/IT and financial services sector.

  • M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

+47 45 28 23 26

Håkon Benjaminsen

Equity Sales, Oslo

15 years of experience from capital market, equity sales and research, covering a range of different industries. Håkon has a vast investor network in the Nordics and Europe.

  • M.Sc. in Financial Economics, BI Norwegian Business School

+47 982 21 281

Tor Arild Asbjørnsen

Equity and Fixed Income Sales, Oslo

More than 5 years’ of experience from International Equity and fixed income sales with primary focus on financial services sector and real estate sector.

  • M. Sc. in Economics and Business Administration, BI Norwegian Business School
  • Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship, Boston University

+47 924 50 737

Knut Ellingsberg

Equity Sales, Oslo

More than 30 years of experience from equity markets. Knut has worked with equity sales focusing on institutional investors and family offices.

+47 977 48 833

Øyvind Tvilde

Fixed Income and Equity Sales, Oslo

More than 15 years of experience as a portfolio manager and quantitative analyst across most asset classes at Warren Capital, WarrenWicklund Asset Management and Finansbanken (now Storebrand).

  • B.Sc. in Finance, Norwegian School of Management

+47 977 39 273

Tore Elstad Forbrigd

Equity Sales, Oslo

More than 30 years of experience from sales and research of Norwegian equities, serving domestic and international clients. Tore has been active in a numerous of transactions through his career, mainly raising capital for Norwegian companies across all sectors from investors globally.

  • M.Sc. in Business Administration, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

+47 900 92 211

Morten Schwarz

Equity Sales, Oslo

More than 20 years of experience from asset management and investment banking from Skandia, Gjensidige and Terra Asset management and investment banking in DnB Markets, First Securities and Arctic Securities.

  • MBA, Finance, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
  • Certified portfolio manager, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
  • Certified financial analyst, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
  • Master in Business and Marketing, BI Norwegian Business School

+47 406 90 065

Kristian Pettersen

Equity Sales, Oslo

10 years of experience from the capital market and investment banking with the major focus on bank/finance sector and aquaculture. Kristian has a vast investor network in the Nordics and Europe and has participated in many transactions specializing in Bank and Finance.

  • Norwegian Securities dealers association: Authorization exam
  • Oslo Boers: Derivatives and options exam
  • Comparative Politics and political economy, University of Bergen
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Norwegian Business School

+47 995 08 229

Rune Oseid

Equity Sales, Oslo

20 years of experience from investment banking as Equity Sales. Rune spent 16 years in Handelsbanken Capital Markets before joining Beringer Finance. In addition to trading Nordic stocks Rune has also been doing macro- and equity strategy presentations for clients for the last 15 years.

  • M.Sc. in Business, Norwegian Business School (NHH)

+47 908 21 955

Geir Kristiansen

Equity Research, Oslo

Over 20 years of experience from equity markets, both as sell-side analyst and portfolio manager. Geir has participated in a significant number of corporate transactions. He has covered a wide range of sectors, but has had main focus on financial institutions and seafood companies. Geir has also worked as an advisor in the Norwegian FSA and for McKinsey as Practice Expert (Engagement Manager level).

  • EFFAS CFA, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
  • M.Sc. in Business, Norwegian Business School

+47 907 84 593

Knut Erik Løvstad

Equity Research, Oslo

25 years of experience from investment banking and research in Oslo and London, covering a range of different industries. This includes Oil, Oil Services, Construction, Business Services, Technology and Aquaculture.

  • MBA , New York University
  • CFA Certified Financial Analyst
  • Bachelor in Business Administration, East Carolina University

+47 934 46 344

Erik Hjulström

Equity Research, Oslo

More than 10 years of experience from sell-side Equity Research. Erik’s primary focus has always been on the technology, telecoms and media sector. The portfolio has also consisted of diversified small caps within bio-tech, cyclical, industry and consumer discretionary companies.

  • M.Sc. in Financial Economics, Gothenburg School of Economics and Commercial Law

+47 907 27 556

Ulrik Årdal Zürcher

Equity Research, Oslo

Investment banking experience from Amsterdam and Oslo, including corporate finance, ECM and equity research. Ulrik’s research focus is ‘challenger’ financials (e.g. banks, insurance, CMS) that utilize FinTech to disrupt the incumbents. Ulrik was in 2016 placed 3rd in CFA’s European quant awards.

  • M.Sc. in Financial Economics, Maastricht University
  • B.Sc. in Economics and Business Economics, Maastricht University

+47 458 16 943

Magnus Graneroed

Equity Research, Oslo

Broad international experience. Magnus covers a wide range of industries in our Industrial SMB segment.

  • M.Sc. in Finance, Universitá Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan
  • B.Sc. in Finance, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

+47 922 38 407

Nicoleta Rosu

Equity Research, Oslo

Prior to joining Beringer Finance Nicoleta was a intern at a management consulting firm. She has also worked for two years as an editor for a financial news website.

  • M.Sc. in Financial Economics, BI Norwegian Business School
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Bucharest University of Economic Studies

+47 486 83 152

Michael Barratt Nordlie

Trading & Execution, Oslo

20 years of experience from trading in the Nordic equity markets. Over the years Michael has been responsible for execution and market making of several companies at Oslo Børs. Futhermore he has traded in derivatives and FX.

  • Bachelor in Business Administration, BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo

+47 991 57 187

Hans Adrian Riseng

Trading & Execution, Oslo

2 years of experience from trading and asset management. Hans Adrian previously co-managed a 3-million-dollar portfolio at Stetson Univ.

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Stetson University

+47 900 88 815

Arne Lien

Chief Compliance Officer, Oslo

Over 30 years of experience of working with Scandinavian Investment Banks; first as a stockbroker with a special interest for derivatives and later as Compliance Officer. He has held the position as Chief Compliance Officer since 2012. Arne has formerly served as a deputy board member of The Norwegian Securities Dealers Association (NSDA) and Head of the Derivatives Committee. He is currently a member of the NSDA’s Compliance Committee and The Ethical Advisory Board.

+47 932 85 572

Arni Birgisson

Chief Financial Officer, Reykjavik

More than 15 years of experience in the Finance industry. He has worked in corporate finance and debt recovery at Icebank, project- and investment valuation and treasury- and process management at Reykjavik Energy and as a financial analyst at the office of Reykjavik City auditor.

  • M.Sc. in Finance, University of Skövde
  • B.Sc. in Business Administration, Reykjavik University

+354 698 4650

Arnbjørg Floten

Chief Financial Officer & Controller, Oslo

15 years of experience from finance and investment banking. Arnbjørg has worked with equity research and has also been responsible for HR.

  • Master in Management, ESCP Europe
  • Cand. Mag., University of Oslo

+47 951 63 527

Bjørn Dahl

Head of settlements, Oslo

Long experience from working in the financial industry. Bjørn has previously worked for DNB and ABG Sundal Collier.

  • Graduate economist, BI Norwegian Business School

+47 980 50 782

Kirsten Klungseth Lerum

Head of Accounting, Oslo

More than 20 years of experience in accounting, auditing and administration. Kirsten has worked primarily in banking and asset management operations for DnB, Danske Bank and Eika. She also has practical experience from state, municipal and non-profit organizations.

  • Master in Management with concentration on Finance and auditing, BI, Oslo
  • Bachelor Programme, Auditing and Accounting, Telemark University College

+47 489 91 889

Solveig Edda Cosser

Executive Assistant, Stockholm

Solveig has 10 years of experience of working with top level management within the corporate and finance sectors in London, Reykjavik and Stockholm.

  • M.Sc. in Human Resource, University of Iceland
  • B.Sc. in Psychology, City University London

+46 706 337 503

Ingjerd Dale

Office Manager, Oslo

10 years of experience in management and administration. Ingjerd has also worked as a journalist, producer and news reporter for Norwegian television and radio.

  • Master of professional accountancy, BI Norwegian Business School
  • Cand. Jur. major in Corporate Law, University of Oslo

+47 908 45 025

Cecilia Carlsson

Office Manager, Stockholm

Cecilia’s earlier work experience in the finance sector includes office management, corporate fincance and back office both in Sweden and abroad.

  • M.Sc. in Business Administration, Stockholm School of Economics

+ 46 705 356 008

Sonja Pétursdóttir

Office Manager, Palo Alto

Sonja has worked as a Civil Engineer for various companies in Reykjavik, Iceland. She has also worked as a consultant/volunteer for a Children’s Aid, assisting them with website editing, translating documents and school curriculums for staff working in the field in both Mathare slum, Nairobi and Loitokitok, Kenya. She wrote her Bachelor and Master thesis on urban planning and slums in both Kenya and Malavi.

  • M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Reykjavik University

+1 650 283 1834

Christin Härter

Corporate Settlement, Oslo

More than 15 years experience from back office, working at ABG Sundal Collier and Beringer Finance. Christin has managed settlement for numerous transactions including rights issues for dually listed companies. She manages corporate settlements for IPO’s, private placements, repair offerings, mandatory offerings, direct sales and bond issues for Norwegian and foreign stocks and bonds.

Fondsfinans Back Office was ranked No1 settlement Norwegian equities in the Prospera Analysis 2015.

  • Wang College: Stud.fag / Economics

+47 906 50 050

Cristin Westby

Settlement Officer, Oslo

20 years of working experience within the securities and investment banking industry. Cristin has previously been Section Manager for DnB Markets International custody and operations, Head of settlement Fearnley Securities AS and Settlement Officer Government Pension Fund Norway “Folketrygdfondet”.

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, BI Norwegian Business School
  • Business Economist, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

+47 934 55 018

Esben Wahl

IT, Oslo

More than 10 years of IT experience. Before joining Beringer Finance Esben worked as an IT consultant in Accept Data Norway AS, serving many Norwegian brokerage with broker systems and operating services.

+47 950 59 520

Anders Winterstad

IT, Oslo

Over 15 years of experience managing IT-systems. He previously ran his own IT consulting business before joining Beringer Finance in 2006.

+47 402 04 330

Ellen Forbech Havre

Reception, Oslo

Receptionist and secretary since 2007. Also responsible for the switchboard and meeting rooms. Prior to Beringer Finance Ellen worked in retail and customer service for several years.

+47 400 01 393

Georgiana Trandafir

Canteen, Oslo

Georgiana has the full responsibility for lunch service, food and beverages. Prior to Beringer Finance Georgiana was canteen leader at Schibsted.

+47 934 39 996

Arni Thor Arnason

Senior Advisor

Over 10 years of experience from Mergers & Acquisitions and Investment banking. Arni has significant management and entrepreneurship experience and a special interest in IT/ Tech startup´s, focusing on sales & marketing. He has worked as an advisor for several companies in restructuring processes.

  • Political Science, University of Iceland

Arne Daehli

Senior Advisor

Over 25 years’ of experience from industry, banks and corporate finance with focus on debt advisory. Arne has worked within structured finance, both in the Nordic countries based in Oslo and Stockholm, and international transactions done out of London. Arne has been involved in transactions in different sectors including industrial engineering, telecom, transportation and energy. Arne is now focusing on origination on debt advisory and working closely with the M&A team.

  • M.Sc. in Business and Finance, Uppsala University

Harald K. Berg

Senior Advisor

Over 20 years of experience from corporate finance, investment banking and entrepreneurship all over Europe. Harald´s corporate finance specializations are acquisition debt finance and cross border M&A transactions. Harald is also a dedicated entrepreneur with successful and active current and past ownership ranging from investment banking and micro credit to telecom and fiber optical technology companies. He serves as a board member of Meltwater Group, Georgian Credit and SmartOptics.

  • MBA, University of Freiburg

Trond Dale

Senior Advisor

Over 20 years’ of experience in the financial sector from some of the world’s largest banks including Chemical Bank, Oslo and London, Goldman Sachs, London, Credit Agricole, Stockholm and DLP Capital, Stockholm. Trond’s main focus has been in international sales and advisory emphasizing on Foreign Exchange, Interest and Fixed Income Products.

  • Lic. Oec. HSG/MBA in Banking and Finance, Handelshochscule St. Gallen, Switzerland

Donald Farmer

Senior Advisor

Donald has worked for over 30 years in the fields of data management and product innovation, with a background ranging from fish-farming to archaeology to advanced manufacturing. He has worked in award-winning startups in the UK and Iceland, and spent 15 years at Microsoft and at Qlik leading teams designing and developing new enterprise capabilities in data integration, data mining, self-service analytics and visualization.

As an advisor and investor Donald’s interests are equally diverse, including restaurant management software in the Philippines and graph database analytics in Silicon Valley. He mentors individuals from junior inside sales reps to globally-focused executives.

Per Christian Goller

Senior Advisor

25 years of experience from investment banking and industry. Per Christian has lead several large M&A transactions and capital raisings, particularly in the financial and technology sectors.

  • MBA, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
  • B.Sc. in Management Sciences, UMIST, University of Manchester

Thomas Ivarson

Senior Advisor

Thomas has over 30 years of international experience in IT software and services companies. After a 15-year career in Ericsson he was CEO for two global software companies during 7 years, EHPT AB and CMG Wireless Data Solutions BV. Then followed 9 years of executive roles in the IT services sector for Logica/CGI. Since 2013 Thomas works as an investor, he has a portfolio of 12 companies and is a Board member in 5 of them.

  • M.Sc. in Electric Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Master of Science in Business and Economics, Gothenburg University

Manish Jha

Senior Advisor

The founder and Executive Chairman of the Silvermine Group. Manish has spent over 25 years’ in the media business, as general manager of business units in large companies like the NFL and ESPN and as CEO and President of smaller companies like Vantrix, SkyWeaver and Tremor Video. Most recently, Mr. Jha was President of Publisher Platforms at Tremor Video, where he oversaw the publisher business, successfully launching and rapidly growing the company’s programmatic SSP platform. Prior to Tremor, he served as the General Manager of Mobile at the NFL where his team developed industry leading applications for smartphones and tablets. Previously, Manish served as the President and CEO of SkyWeaver, Inc, a social and interest graph based targeting company, and as CEO of Vantrix, a video technology company.

Mr. Jha started his career at ESPN, where he served in various capacities including as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobile, and as SVP/GM of Emerging Media, launching innovative services like ESPN3. Mr. Jha has received numerous industry accolades for his leadership, including: one of the “50 most influential people in streaming and technology” by Streaming Magazine, one of “CableFax 100” by CableFax magazine, “Who’s Who in Mobile” by The Hollywood Reporter, one of the most influential sports technology executives of the decade by The Sports Business Journal, and one of the 25 most influential South Asian Executives in media in the US by Korn Ferry and IFFLA.

  • Variety of executive education programs at Harvard, MIT and UCLA
  • BA degree in Philosophy and Religion, Colgate University

Robert Lampereur

Senior Advisor

Over 30 years’ of industry experience and is currently the CTO of The Stonington Group, where he is focused on venture capital and industry development activities. In addition to his Senior Advisor role with Beringer Finance, Robert is a co-founder of Yorke Capital Founders, LLC.
Prior to The Stonington Group, he was Chief Software Engineer & Mission Systems Engineer at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp (15 years) and Lockheed Martin (15 years). His career focused on developing high reliability, real-time systems for government and commercial customers. A career highlight is the time he spent developing flight software used to operate the cameras currently in the Hubble Space Telescope. He has supported the development and operations of numerous NASA and government systems that include the Kepler Space Telescope, weather & climate monitoring satellites, global communication systems, and methods for addressing cyber security issues unique too aerospace.

  • M.Sc. in Computer Information Systems, Regis University, Denver, Colorado
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Frederic Laziou

Senior Advisor

Frederic Laziou is the CEO of Tacton, a Swedish software company (200 employees). Frederic has 15 years’ experience in IT and technology working in various countries with general management, corporate and business development, M&A and strategy. Prior to joining Tacton, Frederic was CEO of 24 Solutions, a cloud infrastructure provider.

Colin Orviss

Senior Advisor

Over 35 years´ experience in the Communications and, more recently, the Digital Connected Lifestyle arena, having worked in executive positions for two Tier 1 European Communications Service Providers (CSP) and in senior international roles in major US and Indian corporations. Colin has worked as an independent international technology and business consultant since 1992 for CSPs and other high tech companies in the connected society in over 50 countries on all continents. In this role, he has reviewed & defined new business models, created enterprise information systems architectures and programs and managed the digital transformation of corporations. He works extensively with the start-up community as both an advisor and investor and on the adoption of new models for operationalizing the I-IoT/M2M for the various players in the new eco-system.

Ole Morten Settevik

Senior Advisor

Experienced CEO and Board Member/Chairman for software and service companies in the Nordic region. Proven record in Enterprise sales, channel development and building market share for software and IT services, especially ERP and Payroll solutions. Long term experience in building strategic relationship to International software and service companies, especially companies with offerings based on Microsoft technologies. Clear focus on strengthening core competencies to challenge culture and organizational behavior, take lead in the change of business processes and organizational culture. Extensive experience in operational turn around projects, building company strategy, restructuring, rightsizing and building management team.

  • M.Sc. in strategic planning and execution, business modelling and statistics from Copenhagen Business School

Chris Thomas

Senior Advisor

Over 35 years’ of industry experience and is currently the CEO of The Stonington Group. In his career, Chris has focused on developing and driving market adoption of cutting edge technologies. He is sought after for his visionary executive workshops that blend technology futures with accelerating business revenue.
Prior to The Stonington Group, Chris was Chief Strategist at Intel Corporation focused on global engagement with Industry, Governments, Systems Integrators, NGOs and Global Development Agencies including developing strategies, architectures and products for Networking, Communications, PC, Server, Enterprise, Education, Health Care, Small Business, Mobile, Emerging Market and other areas. He is well known for driving computer industry standardization and next generation solutions, including founding the Desktop Management Task Force (DMTF), creating and directing Intel’s Distributed Enterprise Architecture Lab, and architecting core technologies behind the LANDesk™ Management Suite. He co-authored the book “Mashup Corporations” and has participated in World Economic Forum Information Technology, Internet Security, and Cloud Computing activities.

  • Disruptive Technologies Program, Harvard Business School
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science and BA Spanish, Carroll University

Kjartan Thor Thordarson

Senior Advisor

Over 20 years’ of experience in the entertainment industry and software sector. Kjartan has held several top management positions, founded companies and executed successful exits. He was CEO and co-owner of STORM, a leader in digital content creation. He founded and sold PoppTV, the first and only 24-hour music television station in Iceland. He started VYRE, a Content Management and Web Publishing vendor. As CEO of STORM, in 2006 he sold and then merged the company with Sagafilm and in 2008 he acquired Sagafilm as he currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of Sagafilm Nordic in Stockholm. Kjartan currently sits on the board of travel innovator Bokun and distribution platform OZ.

Mary Whatman

Senior Advisor

ounded on her more than 25 years’ of international experience in the Communications, Startup, IT, Government and Managed Services industries, Mary specializes in the creation of pragmatic strategies, solutions and ecosystems that define the business evolution of an organization, its products, processes and outcomes as they evolve to embrace the Internet of Things (IoT). Having worked with industries spanning Communications, Finance, Medical, Utilities, Manufacturing and more, the focus is on achieving the ultimate objective of an Enhanced Quality of Life (e-QoL©) for all while developing a strong business foundation on which to maintain robust revenues and optimized costs.

Mary is a founder of Parhelion Global Communications Advisors, a company that focuses on providing strategic transformation services to industries using communications and mobility to define their role in enabling the connected society. To facilitate the business transformations, she has co-authored a new suite of business, functional and technical models that effectively and efficiently operationalize and monetize the connected society applying the latest in technical and business transformational constructs. In addition, Mary leverages her strategic and operational experience as a senior executive in three Tier 1 communications providers so that the individual strategies can be operationalized in a pragmatic and effective manner. For this, she also calls upon her former roles and experience with systems integrators and software vendors. She has worked extensively across industries in the areas of technology startup, business-technology planning, organizational transformation, applications architecture, systems development, and corporate technology management cutting operating costs, accelerating the pace of business change, connecting businesses to their customers and enabling enterprises to respond to domestic and international opportunities. 

Johan Öhman

Senior Advisor

Over 25 years of experience in Strategic Management, Business Development and International Sales. Johan holds extensive experience from- and contacts in the iGaming industry having served 8 years for Net Entertainment (publ). As CEO Johan was instrumental in establishing Net Entertainment as an industry leader and for the listing at Nasdaq OMX Stockholm in 2009.
Johan has served as a Senior Advisor on numerous transactions, amongst assisting in the sale of the leading lottery software provider Betware to Novomatic AG in Austria 2013.

  • MBA, University of Reading / Henley MC
  • M.Sc. in Business Administration, Lund University

Adalsteinn Johannsson Chief Executive Officer & Country Manager Sweden
Sigridur Albertsdottir Chief People Officer
Gísli Ólafsson Chief Technology Officer
Arne Egil Rønning Chief Operating Officer & Country Manager Norway
Baldur Stefansson Country Manager Iceland
Timo Lehes Country Manager US
Sara Liljedal Head of Communications
Ivar Andreas Lemmechen Gjul Head of Corporate Finance Norway
Ståle Schmidt Head of Capital Markets Norway
Steinunn Kristin Thordardottir Director
Kjetil Sørlien Barli Director
Steinar Svalesen Director
Trygve Ugelstad Director
Knut Vidjeland Director
Rolf Henning Lem Director
Erik Furnes Director
Huizi Zeng 曾惠子 Senior Associate
Ole Magnus Broch Tenstad Senior Associate
Dadi Janusson Senior Associate
Lene Gridseth Associate
Annika Brandt Associate
Steingrímur Eyjólfsson Associate
Anders Norheim Kvistad Associate
Atle Lindstad Associate
Kristian Melandsø Associate
Bodil Erdal Analyst
Henrik Laukvik Analyst
Håkon Benjaminsen Equity Sales
Tor Arild Asbjørnsen Equity and Fixed Income Sales
Knut Ellingsberg Equity Sales
Øyvind Tvilde Fixed Income and Equity Sales
Tore Elstad Forbrigd Equity Sales
Morten Schwarz Equity Sales
Kristian Pettersen Equity Sales
Rune Oseid Equity Sales
Geir Kristiansen Equity Research
Knut Erik Løvstad Equity Research
Erik Hjulström Equity Research
Ulrik Årdal Zürcher Equity Research
Magnus Graneroed Equity Research
Nicoleta Rosu Equity Research
Michael Barratt Nordlie Trading & Execution
Hans Adrian Riseng Trading & Execution
Arne Lien Chief Compliance Officer
Arni Birgisson Chief Financial Officer
Arnbjørg Floten Chief Financial Officer & Controller
Bjørn Dahl Head of settlements
Kirsten Klungseth Lerum Head of Accounting
Solveig Edda Cosser Executive Assistant
Ingjerd Dale Office Manager
Cecilia Carlsson Office Manager
Sonja Pétursdóttir Office Manager
Christin Härter Corporate Settlement
Cristin Westby Settlement Officer
Esben Wahl IT
Anders Winterstad IT
Ellen Forbech Havre Reception
Georgiana Trandafir Canteen
Arni Thor Arnason Senior Advisor
Arne Daehli Senior Advisor
Harald K. Berg Senior Advisor
Trond Dale Senior Advisor
Donald Farmer Senior Advisor
Per Christian Goller Senior Advisor
Thomas Ivarson Senior Advisor
Manish Jha Senior Advisor
Robert Lampereur Senior Advisor
Frederic Laziou Senior Advisor
Colin Orviss Senior Advisor
Ole Morten Settevik Senior Advisor
Chris Thomas Senior Advisor
Kjartan Thor Thordarson Senior Advisor
Mary Whatman Senior Advisor
Johan Öhman Senior Advisor
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