Das ist unser Team

Unser Team verteilt sich auf sechs Büros in Berlin, Helsinki, Kopenhagen, London, Oslo und Stockholm. Was uns auszeichnet, ist unsere lokale Präsenz und Marktkenntnis dort, wo wir investieren und die Erfahrung aus über 100 Beteiligungen seit 2003.

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  • Berlin
  • Kopenhagen
  • Helsinki
  • London
  • Oslo
  • Stockholm
  • Elevate
  • Finance & Administration
  • Funds & Customers
  • Investment Professionals
  • Senior Advisors and Affiliated Partners

Jenny af Petersens Office Manager

Jenny af Petersens Office Manager

Stockholm Finance & Administration

Jenny provides administrative and executive support to Verdane’s partner group, investor relations and communications functions. She has 20 years of experience in executive support and joined Verdane in 2018 from the listed investment firm Ratos, where she assisted the board, CEO and investment team with practical and administrative matters. Before Ratos, Jenny worked for 15 years as a media planner and project coordinator at the Stockholm office of the Executive Search company Alumni Global.

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Jenny provides administrative and executive support to Verdane’s partner group, investor relations and communications functions. She has 20 years of experience in executive support and joined Verdane in 2018 from the listed investment firm Ratos, where she assisted the board, CEO and investment team with practical and administrative matters. Before Ratos, Jenny worked for 15 years as a media planner and project coordinator at the Stockholm office of the Executive Search company Alumni Global.

Daniel Ahlstrand Partner

Daniel Ahlstrand Partner

Stockholm Investment Professionals

Daniel joined Verdane in 2011 from McKinsey & Company where he focused on operations and M&A cases, primarily working with clients in heavy industry and in private equity. He also has experience from the online social networking industry where he co-founded his own company and from Skype where he worked with sales and marketing.

Daniel focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the e-commerce sector.

Education: Daniel holds an MSc in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics and has also attended the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School MBA program.

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Daniel joined Verdane in 2011 from McKinsey & Company where he focused on operations and M&A cases, primarily working with clients in heavy industry and in private equity. He also has experience from the online social networking industry where he co-founded his own company and from Skype where he worked with sales and marketing.

Daniel focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the e-commerce sector.

Education: Daniel holds an MSc in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics and has also attended the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School MBA program.

We dare to be different

Erling Amble Senior Associate

Erling Amble Senior Associate

Oslo Investment Professionals

Erling joined Verdane in 2019, having previously worked at Nordic Web Ventures and Notion Capital in London, while studying for his MBA. Previously he was the first employee at the UK peer-to-peer finance provider Growth Street, building and growing the business from 3 to 50 employees with a primary focus on sales, marketing and analytics.

At Verdane, Erling focuses primarily on the software vertical, specifically software companies in the customer engagement, sale and marketing space.

Education: Erling holds an MBA from London Business School. He also holds an MA in History from the University of Cambridge.

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Erling joined Verdane in 2019, having previously worked at Nordic Web Ventures and Notion Capital in London, while studying for his MBA. Previously he was the first employee at the UK peer-to-peer finance provider Growth Street, building and growing the business from 3 to 50 employees with a primary focus on sales, marketing and analytics.

At Verdane, Erling focuses primarily on the software vertical, specifically software companies in the customer engagement, sale and marketing space.

Education: Erling holds an MBA from London Business School. He also holds an MA in History from the University of Cambridge.

Adarsh Ankush Data Analyst

Adarsh Ankush Data Analyst

Berlin Elevate

Adarsh ist seit 2021 Teil des Berliner Büros von Verdane. In seiner Position als Data Analyst bei Verdane Elevate unterstützt er das Team sowie die Portfoliounternehmen durch die Auswahl von Benchmarks und den Einsatz von Daten bei der Entscheidungsfindung.

Bevor er zu Verdane kam, war Ardash in unterschiedlichen Rollen bei eBay, Amazon EU und IDEALO in den Bereichen Pricing, operative Planung und Supply Chain Management zuständig für die Entwicklung und Umsetzung datenbasierter Strategien.

Ardash verfügt über einen Master in Management von der EDHEC Business School in Frankreich.

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Adarsh ist seit 2021 Teil des Berliner Büros von Verdane. In seiner Position als Data Analyst bei Verdane Elevate unterstützt er das Team sowie die Portfoliounternehmen durch die Auswahl von Benchmarks und den Einsatz von Daten bei der Entscheidungsfindung.

Bevor er zu Verdane kam, war Ardash in unterschiedlichen Rollen bei eBay, Amazon EU und IDEALO in den Bereichen Pricing, operative Planung und Supply Chain Management zuständig für die Entwicklung und Umsetzung datenbasierter Strategien.

Ardash verfügt über einen Master in Management von der EDHEC Business School in Frankreich.

Henrik Aspén Partner

Henrik Aspén Partner

Stockholm Investment Professionals

Henrik joined Verdane Stockholm office after the 2005 portfolio acquisition from Skandia Liv. Henrik served as an investment manager at Prosper Capital/Skandia Liv and has experience in finance and management consulting. At Verdane Henrik has been active in the acquisition of several new portfolios of direct investments and he works closely with companies primarily active in the software sector and in internet retail. He is also responsible for Verdane’s activities in Finland.

Education: Henrik holds an MSc in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) and a CEMS Master from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). He is a graduate of the Swedish Naval Academy.

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Henrik joined Verdane Stockholm office after the 2005 portfolio acquisition from Skandia Liv. Henrik served as an investment manager at Prosper Capital/Skandia Liv and has experience in finance and management consulting. At Verdane Henrik has been active in the acquisition of several new portfolios of direct investments and he works closely with companies primarily active in the software sector and in internet retail. He is also responsible for Verdane’s activities in Finland.

Education: Henrik holds an MSc in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) and a CEMS Master from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). He is a graduate of the Swedish Naval Academy.

Björn Beckman Principal

Björn Beckman Principal

Stockholm Investment Professionals

Björn joined Verdane in 2013. Björn has previous experience from the Swedish Armed Forces, Securities Finance at SEB, Investor AB and family office HMP Family.

Björn focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software and e-commerce sectors.

Education: Björn graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics with a B.Sc. in Business and Economics, and an M.Sc. in Finance.

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Björn joined Verdane in 2013. Björn has previous experience from the Swedish Armed Forces, Securities Finance at SEB, Investor AB and family office HMP Family.

Björn focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software and e-commerce sectors.

Education: Björn graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics with a B.Sc. in Business and Economics, and an M.Sc. in Finance.

Lisa Belvén Sustainability Business Developer

Lisa Belvén Sustainability Business Developer

Stockholm Elevate

Lisa joined Verdane in 2021 as Sustainability Business Developer for Elevate, Verdane’s in-house team of operational experts. Working in collaboration with Verdane’s Sustainability Lead Axel Elmqvist, she is responsible for helping Verdane’s portfolio companies develop their sustainability performance by providing a structured sustainability work process, ESG data collection support and by developing both Verdane’s and the portfolio companies’ strategic sustainability work.

In her previous role at Narva, a leading Nordic communications consultancy firm, Lisa worked with clients in various industries such as the IT, finance, real estate and food industries to help them create value for investors, shareholders and society at large by developing sustainable business opportunities. As part of her work, Lisa developed and implemented strategic sustainability work, data collection, and sustainability reporting. She also has experience from the food and grocery retail industry as a Sustainability Strategist at Coop, a leading Swedish supermarket chain where she oversaw sustainability trends and requirements, managed projects regarding food waste and helped customers to make sustainable choices through strategic communication.

Lisa holds a BSc in Business and Economics from Uppsala University and MSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Copenhagen.

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Lisa joined Verdane in 2021 as Sustainability Business Developer for Elevate, Verdane’s in-house team of operational experts. Working in collaboration with Verdane’s Sustainability Lead Axel Elmqvist, she is responsible for helping Verdane’s portfolio companies develop their sustainability performance by providing a structured sustainability work process, ESG data collection support and by developing both Verdane’s and the portfolio companies’ strategic sustainability work.

In her previous role at Narva, a leading Nordic communications consultancy firm, Lisa worked with clients in various industries such as the IT, finance, real estate and food industries to help them create value for investors, shareholders and society at large by developing sustainable business opportunities. As part of her work, Lisa developed and implemented strategic sustainability work, data collection, and sustainability reporting. She also has experience from the food and grocery retail industry as a Sustainability Strategist at Coop, a leading Swedish supermarket chain where she oversaw sustainability trends and requirements, managed projects regarding food waste and helped customers to make sustainable choices through strategic communication.

Lisa holds a BSc in Business and Economics from Uppsala University and MSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Copenhagen.

We get things done

Henrik Berg Chief Technology Officer, Elevate

Henrik Berg Chief Technology Officer, Elevate

Stockholm Elevate

Henrik joined Elevate, Verdane’s team of in-house operational experts, as Chief Technology Officer in June 2020. As CTO of Verdane Elevate, Henrik supports the technology and product organisations in our portfolio with architectural and organisational expertise to help them successfully deliver on high-priority projects. Through Henrik, Verdane connects relevant persons within our holdings to leverage the technology and methodology knowledge present in the Verdane portfolio and to help all our companies to scale and succeed. Henrik is an experienced CTO and has been key in scaling several SaaS companies through his expertise in both Agile methods and System Architecture.

Education: Henrik holds a MSc. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Uppsala University in 1997.

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Henrik joined Elevate, Verdane’s team of in-house operational experts, as Chief Technology Officer in June 2020. As CTO of Verdane Elevate, Henrik supports the technology and product organisations in our portfolio with architectural and organisational expertise to help them successfully deliver on high-priority projects. Through Henrik, Verdane connects relevant persons within our holdings to leverage the technology and methodology knowledge present in the Verdane portfolio and to help all our companies to scale and succeed. Henrik is an experienced CTO and has been key in scaling several SaaS companies through his expertise in both Agile methods and System Architecture.

Education: Henrik holds a MSc. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Uppsala University in 1997.

Simon Betzler Associate

Simon Betzler Associate

Berlin Investment Professionals

Simon ist seit 2019 als Associate im Berliner Büro von Verdane beschäftigt. Zuvor war er unter anderem als Berater bei Deloitte Digital Ventures tätig, wo er neue Geschäftsmodelle innerhalb des E-Commerce und Consumer Internet Sektors identifiziert und umgesetzt hat. Außerdem gründete er im Anschluss an sein Studium ein Online-Unternehmen, das Haushaltsgegenstände und Schneidereibedarf vertreibt.

Bei Verdane liegt sein Fokus auf bestehenden und neuen Investments im E-Commerce und Software Sektor.

Simon erwarb seinen Bachelor-Abschluss in Management and Technology an der TU München, gefolgt von einem MSc. in International Business von der Stockholm School of Economics. Im Rahmen seines Masterstudiums absolvierte er außerdem das CEMS-Programm, inklusive eines Auslandssemesters an der Copenhagen Business School.

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Simon ist seit 2019 als Associate im Berliner Büro von Verdane beschäftigt. Zuvor war er unter anderem als Berater bei Deloitte Digital Ventures tätig, wo er neue Geschäftsmodelle innerhalb des E-Commerce und Consumer Internet Sektors identifiziert und umgesetzt hat. Außerdem gründete er im Anschluss an sein Studium ein Online-Unternehmen, das Haushaltsgegenstände und Schneidereibedarf vertreibt.

Bei Verdane liegt sein Fokus auf bestehenden und neuen Investments im E-Commerce und Software Sektor.

Simon erwarb seinen Bachelor-Abschluss in Management and Technology an der TU München, gefolgt von einem MSc. in International Business von der Stockholm School of Economics. Im Rahmen seines Masterstudiums absolvierte er außerdem das CEMS-Programm, inklusive eines Auslandssemesters an der Copenhagen Business School.

Nils Bouchet Director

Nils Bouchet Director

Copenhagen Investment Professionals

Nils joined Verdane in 2020, having previously worked in investment banking at Nordea and Carnegie Investment Bank in Copenhagen.

Nils focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software sector.

Education: Nils holds a BSc in Economics and Business Administration and an MSc in Advanced Economics and Finance from the Copenhagen Business School with semesters spent abroad at Columbia University in New York and Université Paris-Dauphine in Paris.

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Nils joined Verdane in 2020, having previously worked in investment banking at Nordea and Carnegie Investment Bank in Copenhagen.

Nils focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software sector.

Education: Nils holds a BSc in Economics and Business Administration and an MSc in Advanced Economics and Finance from the Copenhagen Business School with semesters spent abroad at Columbia University in New York and Université Paris-Dauphine in Paris.

Pål Bruu e-Commerce Operating Advisor

Pål Bruu e-Commerce Operating Advisor

Stockholm Senior Advisors and Affiliated Partners

Pål is a seasoned growth leader with extensive experience working with private equity-owned companies both on the BoD and as CEO. He has been working with Verdane portfolio companies for more than 10 years. Together with our investment team and our in-house operational expert teams, he is working as a general operation resource advising Verdane companies’ best practice with focus on the e-Commerce industry. He is also currently holding several non-executive board positions in Verdane holdings across the Nordics.

Expertise: Scalable organizations, strategies, methodologies to drive product adoption, customer advocacy and exponential recurring revenue growth

Education: Pål holds a Master in International Management & Marketing from BI Norwegian Business School.

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Pål is a seasoned growth leader with extensive experience working with private equity-owned companies both on the BoD and as CEO. He has been working with Verdane portfolio companies for more than 10 years. Together with our investment team and our in-house operational expert teams, he is working as a general operation resource advising Verdane companies’ best practice with focus on the e-Commerce industry. He is also currently holding several non-executive board positions in Verdane holdings across the Nordics.

Expertise: Scalable organizations, strategies, methodologies to drive product adoption, customer advocacy and exponential recurring revenue growth

Education: Pål holds a Master in International Management & Marketing from BI Norwegian Business School.

Jonathan Bui Communications Manager

Jonathan Bui Communications Manager

Stockholm Elevate

Jonathan joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2018 from the award-winning PR agency Prime. At Prime, Jonathan led the agency’s marketing and recruitment functions for two years following which he worked on client assignments as an associate across the real estate, F&B and telecoms sectors for another two years before joining Verdane.

Education: Jonathan holds a BSc in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.

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Jonathan joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2018 from the award-winning PR agency Prime. At Prime, Jonathan led the agency’s marketing and recruitment functions for two years following which he worked on client assignments as an associate across the real estate, F&B and telecoms sectors for another two years before joining Verdane.

Education: Jonathan holds a BSc in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Max Carlsén Director

Max Carlsén Director

Stockholm Investment Professionals

Max is based at Verdane’s Copenhagen office. He joined Verdane in 2016, having previously completed an internship at Verdane. He has prior experience from management consulting at A.T. Kearney and investment banking at Citigroup and Handelsbanken Capital Markets.

Max focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the e-commerce sector.

Education: Max holds a BSc in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE).

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Max is based at Verdane’s Copenhagen office. He joined Verdane in 2016, having previously completed an internship at Verdane. He has prior experience from management consulting at A.T. Kearney and investment banking at Citigroup and Handelsbanken Capital Markets.

Max focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the e-commerce sector.

Education: Max holds a BSc in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE).

We love what we do

Andreas Daae Head of Debt

Andreas Daae Head of Debt

Oslo Investment Professionals

Andreas joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2018 from Nordea Investment Banking. At Nordea, Andreas was at first part of the Advisory team working on M&As, IPOs and equity capital raisings before joining the Leveraged Finance team focusing on structuring debt packages for sponsor-backed leveraged buyouts.

At Verdane, Andreas is responsible for debt financing and is the key point of contact for any debt related enquiries.

Education: Andreas holds a MSc in Business and Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics.

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Andreas joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2018 from Nordea Investment Banking. At Nordea, Andreas was at first part of the Advisory team working on M&As, IPOs and equity capital raisings before joining the Leveraged Finance team focusing on structuring debt packages for sponsor-backed leveraged buyouts.

At Verdane, Andreas is responsible for debt financing and is the key point of contact for any debt related enquiries.

Education: Andreas holds a MSc in Business and Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics.

Zeynep Dalğiç Administrative Assistant

Zeynep Dalğiç Administrative Assistant

Berlin Finance & Administration

Zeynep kam 2020 von der Recruitment-Firma 4engineers.io zu Verdane. Im Berliner Büro ist sie als Front Desk Managerin tätig. Zuvor war sie als Senior Talent Advocate bei 4scotty für Personal-Placements im Software Sektor zuständig und hat ein Traineeship in Headhunting and Human Resources bei der H&P Service Group absolviert.

Zeynep hat einen Bachelor-Abschluss in Betriebwirtschafslehre und Nachhaltigkeit-Management der HTW Berlin.

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Zeynep kam 2020 von der Recruitment-Firma 4engineers.io zu Verdane. Im Berliner Büro ist sie als Front Desk Managerin tätig. Zuvor war sie als Senior Talent Advocate bei 4scotty für Personal-Placements im Software Sektor zuständig und hat ein Traineeship in Headhunting and Human Resources bei der H&P Service Group absolviert.

Zeynep hat einen Bachelor-Abschluss in Betriebwirtschafslehre und Nachhaltigkeit-Management der HTW Berlin.

Max Dubois Digital Marketing Expert

Max Dubois Digital Marketing Expert

Stockholm Elevate

Max Dubois joined Verdane’s Elevate team as a Digital Marketing Expert in February 2021. He supports portfolio companies in perfecting their marketing practices, in addition to which he evaluates marketing improvement potential when looking at new investments. Projects include, but are not limited to, providing input on marketing strategy, assessing and sourcing talent and agency partners, setting business cases and hands-on implementation of growth-critical initiatives on marketing platforms.

Max has a background in go-to-market strategy, performance marketing, and analytics. Before joining Verdane, he worked as a Team Lead at Precis Digital, Digital Analyst at EQT, and Management Consultant at Accenture. He holds an MSc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers School of Technology.

 

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Max Dubois joined Verdane’s Elevate team as a Digital Marketing Expert in February 2021. He supports portfolio companies in perfecting their marketing practices, in addition to which he evaluates marketing improvement potential when looking at new investments. Projects include, but are not limited to, providing input on marketing strategy, assessing and sourcing talent and agency partners, setting business cases and hands-on implementation of growth-critical initiatives on marketing platforms.

Max has a background in go-to-market strategy, performance marketing, and analytics. Before joining Verdane, he worked as a Team Lead at Precis Digital, Digital Analyst at EQT, and Management Consultant at Accenture. He holds an MSc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers School of Technology.

 

Hanna Eiderbrant Principal

Hanna Eiderbrant Principal

Stockholm Investment Professionals

Hanna joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2020. Hanna previously worked as investment professional at Patricia Industries (part of Investor AB) and Ratos, mainly focusing on consumer-oriented companies but also biotech and industrials. Prior to that she spent six years as a management consultant at A T Kearney, advising companies on strategy and operations primarily within consumer goods and retail.

Hanna focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the e-commerce sector.

Education: Hanna holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from The Royal Institute of Technology with a focus on software design, and a MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Stockholm University. She also spent a year at Institute National Polytechnique de Grenoble studying computer science and management.

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Hanna joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2020. Hanna previously worked as investment professional at Patricia Industries (part of Investor AB) and Ratos, mainly focusing on consumer-oriented companies but also biotech and industrials. Prior to that she spent six years as a management consultant at A T Kearney, advising companies on strategy and operations primarily within consumer goods and retail.

Hanna focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the e-commerce sector.

Education: Hanna holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from The Royal Institute of Technology with a focus on software design, and a MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Stockholm University. She also spent a year at Institute National Polytechnique de Grenoble studying computer science and management.

Frida Einarson Partner

Frida Einarson Partner

Stockholm Funds & Customers

Frida is a Partner at Verdane, where she leads the Funds and Customers team, covering investor relations, fundraising, and co-investments. She joined Verdane in Stockholm in 2010 from Helix Associates, Jefferies’ Private Placement Group, to build its investor relations and capital raising function. Based in London as a Vice President at Helix Associates, she had sales coverage of European investors and lead the project management of several private equity fundraisings. Prior to that, she worked in Investor Relations at FTSE 100 company Reuters Group, where she also held roles in corporate communications and data solutions sales, based in London and Luxembourg.

Frida holds an MSc in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) and a CEMS Master in International Management from HEC Paris (France) and SSE. She is a CFA charter holder.

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Frida is a Partner at Verdane, where she leads the Funds and Customers team, covering investor relations, fundraising, and co-investments. She joined Verdane in Stockholm in 2010 from Helix Associates, Jefferies’ Private Placement Group, to build its investor relations and capital raising function. Based in London as a Vice President at Helix Associates, she had sales coverage of European investors and lead the project management of several private equity fundraisings. Prior to that, she worked in Investor Relations at FTSE 100 company Reuters Group, where she also held roles in corporate communications and data solutions sales, based in London and Luxembourg.

Frida holds an MSc in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) and a CEMS Master in International Management from HEC Paris (France) and SSE. She is a CFA charter holder.

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Axel Elmqvist Sustainability Lead

Axel Elmqvist Sustainability Lead

Stockholm Elevate

Axel joined Elevate, Verdane’s in-house team of operational experts, in March 2021 as Sustainability Lead. He is responsible for building a centre of excellence around sustainable growth and strengthening Verdane’s existing sustainability proposition as a core value creator across Verdane: in the investment process, the ecosystem of companies, and internally.

He brings deep expertise in the opportunities and risks presented by the climate transition and the Circular Economy, and comes most recently from Material Economics, a consulting firm focused on the strategic and commercial implications of the sustainability transition. There he worked with large investors and financial institutions, globally leading industrial and agriculture players, and several European organisations to help them future-proof their business models. Prior to this he worked at another consulting firm, Oliver Wyman, and has experience from both Fintech and Venture Capital in Germany.

Axel holds an MEng. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Management from Imperial College London.

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Axel joined Elevate, Verdane’s in-house team of operational experts, in March 2021 as Sustainability Lead. He is responsible for building a centre of excellence around sustainable growth and strengthening Verdane’s existing sustainability proposition as a core value creator across Verdane: in the investment process, the ecosystem of companies, and internally.

He brings deep expertise in the opportunities and risks presented by the climate transition and the Circular Economy, and comes most recently from Material Economics, a consulting firm focused on the strategic and commercial implications of the sustainability transition. There he worked with large investors and financial institutions, globally leading industrial and agriculture players, and several European organisations to help them future-proof their business models. Prior to this he worked at another consulting firm, Oliver Wyman, and has experience from both Fintech and Venture Capital in Germany.

Axel holds an MEng. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Management from Imperial College London.

Peter Finden Bamrud Head of Analytics

Peter Finden Bamrud Head of Analytics

Oslo Elevate

As Head of Analytics, Peter leads the firm’s data science team, consisting of a data engineer and a data analyst, and oversees data analytics and data warehouse activities with a vision of enabling data-driven decisions at Verdane and through the Verdane ecosystem of holdings.

Data collected by the data science team is used to:

  • provide relevant benchmarks for the Verdane ecosystem of holdings
  • ensure that actionable insight is displayed and acted on by the appropriate stakeholders
  • ensure good data and data quality management
  • generate operational efficiencies through automation of old-school data handling

Peter joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2018 as a financial controller responsible for controlling, budgeting, internal portfolio reporting and financial auditing. He holds a MSc. in Corporate Finance from the University of Reading, where he distinguished himself in multiple business analysis award programmes including the CISI Educational Trust Award and the CFA Research Challenge.

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As Head of Analytics, Peter leads the firm’s data science team, consisting of a data engineer and a data analyst, and oversees data analytics and data warehouse activities with a vision of enabling data-driven decisions at Verdane and through the Verdane ecosystem of holdings.

Data collected by the data science team is used to:

  • provide relevant benchmarks for the Verdane ecosystem of holdings
  • ensure that actionable insight is displayed and acted on by the appropriate stakeholders
  • ensure good data and data quality management
  • generate operational efficiencies through automation of old-school data handling

Peter joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2018 as a financial controller responsible for controlling, budgeting, internal portfolio reporting and financial auditing. He holds a MSc. in Corporate Finance from the University of Reading, where he distinguished himself in multiple business analysis award programmes including the CISI Educational Trust Award and the CFA Research Challenge.

Gustav Friberg Analyst

Gustav Friberg Analyst

Berlin Investment Professionals

Gustav ist seit 2020 Teil des Berliner Teams von Verdane. Zuvor war er zwei Jahre als Analyst im Sales & Trading Bereich bei Barclays in London beschäftigt und sammelte außerdem Erfahrung als Unternehmensberater bei CVA in Berlin und bei Arkwright in Stockholm.

Gustav hat einen Bachelor-Abschluss in Economics and Finance der Universität Exeter und absolvierte anschließend ein Masterstudium in Economics an der Universität St.Gallen. Während seines Studiums sammelte Gustav Auslandserfahrung an der Polytechnic University of Hong Kong und an der Kelley School of Business.

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Gustav ist seit 2020 Teil des Berliner Teams von Verdane. Zuvor war er zwei Jahre als Analyst im Sales & Trading Bereich bei Barclays in London beschäftigt und sammelte außerdem Erfahrung als Unternehmensberater bei CVA in Berlin und bei Arkwright in Stockholm.

Gustav hat einen Bachelor-Abschluss in Economics and Finance der Universität Exeter und absolvierte anschließend ein Masterstudium in Economics an der Universität St.Gallen. Während seines Studiums sammelte Gustav Auslandserfahrung an der Polytechnic University of Hong Kong und an der Kelley School of Business.

Hampus Frisén Director

Hampus Frisén Director

Stockholm Investment Professionals

Hampus joined Verdane in 2019, having previously worked at the Swedish private equity firm Litorina with small/mid-market Nordic buyouts. Prior to that, he was an investment banking associate at Rothschild & Co covering the Nordic region, working mainly with private equity clients. He has also previously worked at SEB Enskilda’s investment banking division.

Hampus focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the advanced industrial and software sectors.

Education: Hampus holds an MSc in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics and participated in Fudan University’s (Shanghai) MBA program.

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Hampus joined Verdane in 2019, having previously worked at the Swedish private equity firm Litorina with small/mid-market Nordic buyouts. Prior to that, he was an investment banking associate at Rothschild & Co covering the Nordic region, working mainly with private equity clients. He has also previously worked at SEB Enskilda’s investment banking division.

Hampus focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the advanced industrial and software sectors.

Education: Hampus holds an MSc in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics and participated in Fudan University’s (Shanghai) MBA program.

Julia Gerken Associate

Julia Gerken Associate

Berlin Investment Professionals

Julia arbeitet seit dem Frühjahr 2020 im Berliner Büro von Verdane. Zuvor war sie vier Jahre als Unternehmensberaterin bei der Boston Consulting Group in Hamburg beschäftigt, wo ihre Projekte vor allem in der Strategie-Entwicklung im Bereich Endkundengeschäft und Einzelhandel lagen.

Zudem sammelte Julia Erfahrung in der Investment Banking Abteilung von Credit Suisse in London und im Sales & Trading Bereich von Société Générale in Zürich. Bei Verdane liegt ihr Fokus auf bestehenden und neuen deutschen Investments im E-Commerce und Software Sektor.

Julia erwarb ihren Bachelor-Abschluss in International Business & Management an der Riksuniversiteit Groningen und absolvierte danach ein Masterstudium in Finance and Investment and der Rotterdam School of Management. Während ihres Studiums verbrachte Julia Auslandssemester an der Hong Kong Polytechnic University und der Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Julia arbeitet seit dem Frühjahr 2020 im Berliner Büro von Verdane. Zuvor war sie vier Jahre als Unternehmensberaterin bei der Boston Consulting Group in Hamburg beschäftigt, wo ihre Projekte vor allem in der Strategie-Entwicklung im Bereich Endkundengeschäft und Einzelhandel lagen.

Zudem sammelte Julia Erfahrung in der Investment Banking Abteilung von Credit Suisse in London und im Sales & Trading Bereich von Société Générale in Zürich. Bei Verdane liegt ihr Fokus auf bestehenden und neuen deutschen Investments im E-Commerce und Software Sektor.

Julia erwarb ihren Bachelor-Abschluss in International Business & Management an der Riksuniversiteit Groningen und absolvierte danach ein Masterstudium in Finance and Investment and der Rotterdam School of Management. Während ihres Studiums verbrachte Julia Auslandssemester an der Hong Kong Polytechnic University und der Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Maroje Guertl Principal

Maroje Guertl Principal

Berlin Investment Professionals

Maroje ist seit 2019 Teil unseres Berliner Teams. Zuvor hatte er unter anderem Positionen als CEO bei Sourcery Technologies, einem Anbieter von softwarebasierten Buchhaltungslösungen und als COO bei Fyber, einem der führenden Technologieanbieter für mobile Werbung, inne. Zudem sammelte er Erfahrung als Unternehmensberater bei Bain & Company, im Hedge Fund Management der Credit Suisse Alternative Investments und im Investment Banking bei der UBS.

Maroje ist  verantwortlich für die Aktivitäten von Verdane im deutschsprachigen Raum.

Er hat ein MBA-Studium an der INSEAD erfolgreich absolviert und hält einen Master-Abschluss in Finance and Economics von der Universität Bern.

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Maroje ist seit 2019 Teil unseres Berliner Teams. Zuvor hatte er unter anderem Positionen als CEO bei Sourcery Technologies, einem Anbieter von softwarebasierten Buchhaltungslösungen und als COO bei Fyber, einem der führenden Technologieanbieter für mobile Werbung, inne. Zudem sammelte er Erfahrung als Unternehmensberater bei Bain & Company, im Hedge Fund Management der Credit Suisse Alternative Investments und im Investment Banking bei der UBS.

Maroje ist  verantwortlich für die Aktivitäten von Verdane im deutschsprachigen Raum.

Er hat ein MBA-Studium an der INSEAD erfolgreich absolviert und hält einen Master-Abschluss in Finance and Economics von der Universität Bern.

Arne Handeland Partner

Arne Handeland Partner

Oslo Investment Professionals

Arne joined Verdane’s Oslo office after the 2003 acquisition of SND Invest, where he was an investment manager. Arne has also served as CEO of Biotec Holding AS, and was a vice president at Christiana Bank, where he worked with bad banking and lending facilities for the shipping, offshore and fisheries industries, and was a member of the credit committee.

At Verdane, Arne focuses on energy and resource efficiency investments. He has played an instrumental role in the building of companies like AquaGen and JSB.

Education: Arne holds an MSc in Business and an MBA from BI-Norwegian School of Management.

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Arne joined Verdane’s Oslo office after the 2003 acquisition of SND Invest, where he was an investment manager. Arne has also served as CEO of Biotec Holding AS, and was a vice president at Christiana Bank, where he worked with bad banking and lending facilities for the shipping, offshore and fisheries industries, and was a member of the credit committee.

At Verdane, Arne focuses on energy and resource efficiency investments. He has played an instrumental role in the building of companies like AquaGen and JSB.

Education: Arne holds an MSc in Business and an MBA from BI-Norwegian School of Management.

Daniel Hansen Chief Marketing Officer, Elevate

Daniel Hansen Chief Marketing Officer, Elevate

Oslo Elevate

Daniel joined Elevate, Verdane’s in-house team of operational experts, as Chief Marketing Officer in January 2020. Daniel holds overall responsibility for assessing and elevating frameworks and marketing practices for new and existing holdings, as well as acting as a key enabler of marketing knowledge transfer.

He is an experienced marketing professional with a CMO background from successful Norwegian scale-up companies with a strong international foothold. Daniel has been responsible for crafting marketing strategies, building up high-performance marketing teams and executing marketing tactics in recognised software companies such as QuestBack and Admincontrol.

Education: Daniel holds a MSc. in Strategy and Management from NHH, the Norwegian School of Economics.

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Daniel joined Elevate, Verdane’s in-house team of operational experts, as Chief Marketing Officer in January 2020. Daniel holds overall responsibility for assessing and elevating frameworks and marketing practices for new and existing holdings, as well as acting as a key enabler of marketing knowledge transfer.

He is an experienced marketing professional with a CMO background from successful Norwegian scale-up companies with a strong international foothold. Daniel has been responsible for crafting marketing strategies, building up high-performance marketing teams and executing marketing tactics in recognised software companies such as QuestBack and Admincontrol.

Education: Daniel holds a MSc. in Strategy and Management from NHH, the Norwegian School of Economics.

Ruben Holmen Finance Manager

Ruben Holmen Finance Manager

Oslo Finance & Administration

Ruben joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2021 as a Finance Manager, following one year at Verdane as a consultant from BDO. At BDO, Ruben worked as a Senior Associate with a specific focus on financial controlling, tax and VAT issues and project accounting. Prior to BDO, Ruben worked as a Project Manager in a real estate company.

Education: Ruben holds a BSc in Business and Economics from BI Norwegian Business School and a MSc in Business from NMBU Business School with a semester spent abroad at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

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Ruben joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2021 as a Finance Manager, following one year at Verdane as a consultant from BDO. At BDO, Ruben worked as a Senior Associate with a specific focus on financial controlling, tax and VAT issues and project accounting. Prior to BDO, Ruben worked as a Project Manager in a real estate company.

Education: Ruben holds a BSc in Business and Economics from BI Norwegian Business School and a MSc in Business from NMBU Business School with a semester spent abroad at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Janne Holmia Partner

Janne Holmia Partner

Helsinki Investment Professionals

Janne joined Verdane in 2008 from Standard & Poor’s, where he worked as an equity analyst covering companies within the consumer and media sectors. Prior to this, Janne has work experience from Synovus Investment Advisors in the USA. Janne was also previously a Finnish tennis champion.

Janne is based in Helsinki and is responsible for driving Verdane’s presence and activities in Finland across all investment sectors.

Education: Janne holds an MSc in Finance and BSc in Business Administration from University of Florida (USA).

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Janne joined Verdane in 2008 from Standard & Poor’s, where he worked as an equity analyst covering companies within the consumer and media sectors. Prior to this, Janne has work experience from Synovus Investment Advisors in the USA. Janne was also previously a Finnish tennis champion.

Janne is based in Helsinki and is responsible for driving Verdane’s presence and activities in Finland across all investment sectors.

Education: Janne holds an MSc in Finance and BSc in Business Administration from University of Florida (USA).

Marius Hornslien

Marius Hornslien

Oslo

Marius joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2021, having recently earned his Master’s degree. He has previous experience from an internship in management consulting at Deloitte.

Education: Marius holds an MSc in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, specialising in finance and computer science. During his studies, Marius spent a year abroad at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the US and at the University of New South Wales in Australia.

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Marius joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2021, having recently earned his Master’s degree. He has previous experience from an internship in management consulting at Deloitte.

Education: Marius holds an MSc in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, specialising in finance and computer science. During his studies, Marius spent a year abroad at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the US and at the University of New South Wales in Australia.

Tron Ilaug Head of Fund Management and Investment Control

Tron Ilaug Head of Fund Management and Investment Control

Oslo Funds & Customers

Tron joined Verdane in 2015 from Formuesforvaltning Aktiv Forvaltning AS in Oslo, where he held the position of Financial controller, with a focus on cash management and structuring of private equity and real estate products. Prior to that, Tron worked for 10 years as a controller for two independent investors; Jan Haudemann-Andersen and Tore Aksel Voldberg. In 1998, Tron started his career as an Accountant at Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd, after completing his studies at the Norwegian Business School (BI) where he read  Accounting and Auditing.

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Tron joined Verdane in 2015 from Formuesforvaltning Aktiv Forvaltning AS in Oslo, where he held the position of Financial controller, with a focus on cash management and structuring of private equity and real estate products. Prior to that, Tron worked for 10 years as a controller for two independent investors; Jan Haudemann-Andersen and Tore Aksel Voldberg. In 1998, Tron started his career as an Accountant at Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd, after completing his studies at the Norwegian Business School (BI) where he read  Accounting and Auditing.

Joakim Jeanson Junior Financial Controller

Joakim Jeanson Junior Financial Controller

Stockholm Finance & Administration

Joakim joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2020 as Junior Financial Controller, having recently earned his B.Sc. degree in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. Specialising in finance and management, Joakim spent one semester abroad at ESADE University in Barcelona as part of an exhange program. Previously, Joakim worked with transaction advisory at Ernst & Young and financial accounting at Gothia Revision. Prior to attending the Stockholm School of Economics, he worked as Sales Representative in the business communications industry.

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Joakim joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2020 as Junior Financial Controller, having recently earned his B.Sc. degree in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. Specialising in finance and management, Joakim spent one semester abroad at ESADE University in Barcelona as part of an exhange program. Previously, Joakim worked with transaction advisory at Ernst & Young and financial accounting at Gothia Revision. Prior to attending the Stockholm School of Economics, he worked as Sales Representative in the business communications industry.

Christian Jebsen Partner

Christian Jebsen Partner

Oslo Investment Professionals

Christian joined Verdane’s Oslo office as a partner in 2018. He has experience from a number of executive management positions in both listed and unlisted companies that include those as CEO of Kebony AS, CEO of Vmetro ASA, CEO of Stavdal ASA and CFO/COO of Opera Software ASA, a former Verdane portfolio company. Christian’s previous experience further includes investment banking, and he has worked with Verdane in an advisory capacity since 2012.

Education: Christian holds a BSc in Economics and a BA from Copenhagen Business School.

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Christian joined Verdane’s Oslo office as a partner in 2018. He has experience from a number of executive management positions in both listed and unlisted companies that include those as CEO of Kebony AS, CEO of Vmetro ASA, CEO of Stavdal ASA and CFO/COO of Opera Software ASA, a former Verdane portfolio company. Christian’s previous experience further includes investment banking, and he has worked with Verdane in an advisory capacity since 2012.

Education: Christian holds a BSc in Economics and a BA from Copenhagen Business School.

Emanuel Johnsson Partner

Emanuel Johnsson Partner

London Investment Professionals

Emanuel is a London-based Partner at Verdane primarily focusing on finding new investments in the UK, Germany and Benelux as well as building existing holdings in the software and e-commerce sectors. Emanuel started his career in the advertising industry before transitioning into finance after graduate school. Prior to joining Verdane in early 2014, he spent five years with Mooreland Partners in London and cross-border mergers and acquisitions within the broader enterprise software industry. Prior to Mooreland, he worked within equity capital markets at The Bank of New York Mellon in London and in New York.

Education: Emanuel holds an MSc in Investment Management from CASS Business School in London.

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Emanuel is a London-based Partner at Verdane primarily focusing on finding new investments in the UK, Germany and Benelux as well as building existing holdings in the software and e-commerce sectors. Emanuel started his career in the advertising industry before transitioning into finance after graduate school. Prior to joining Verdane in early 2014, he spent five years with Mooreland Partners in London and cross-border mergers and acquisitions within the broader enterprise software industry. Prior to Mooreland, he worked within equity capital markets at The Bank of New York Mellon in London and in New York.

Education: Emanuel holds an MSc in Investment Management from CASS Business School in London.

Philipp Jung Data Engineer

Philipp Jung Data Engineer

Berlin Elevate

Philipp ist seit 2020 im Berliner Büro von Verdane beschäftigt. Als Data Engineer im Elevate Team setzt er datengetriebene Entscheidungsprozesse bei Verdane und den Portfoliounternehmen um. Philipps Fokus liegt auf der Implementierung von Recommendation Engines, Predictive Engines und quantitativer Datenanalyse.

Vor seiner Zeit bei Verdane arbeitete Philipp als Data Scientist im IBM iX Studio Berlin-Aperto. Bei Aperto entwickelte er datengetriebene Webanwendungen für Kunden aus den Branchen produzierendes Gewerbe, Lebensmittel, Unterhaltung und Telekommunikation mit dem Ziel Verkaufsvolumina zu prognostizieren und für den Einsatz in den Bereichen Customer Relations und Product Configuration Decisions.

Philipp hat sein Bachelorstudium der Physik and der Technischen Universität Berlin absolviert und danach einen Masterabschluss in Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der Fachhochschule Beuth erworben.

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Philipp ist seit 2020 im Berliner Büro von Verdane beschäftigt. Als Data Engineer im Elevate Team setzt er datengetriebene Entscheidungsprozesse bei Verdane und den Portfoliounternehmen um. Philipps Fokus liegt auf der Implementierung von Recommendation Engines, Predictive Engines und quantitativer Datenanalyse.

Vor seiner Zeit bei Verdane arbeitete Philipp als Data Scientist im IBM iX Studio Berlin-Aperto. Bei Aperto entwickelte er datengetriebene Webanwendungen für Kunden aus den Branchen produzierendes Gewerbe, Lebensmittel, Unterhaltung und Telekommunikation mit dem Ziel Verkaufsvolumina zu prognostizieren und für den Einsatz in den Bereichen Customer Relations und Product Configuration Decisions.

Philipp hat sein Bachelorstudium der Physik and der Technischen Universität Berlin absolviert und danach einen Masterabschluss in Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der Fachhochschule Beuth erworben.

Karin Kans Director

Karin Kans Director

Stockholm Investment Professionals

Karin joined Verdane in 2019. Karin has previous experience from M&A and debt advisory from Access Partners as well as management consulting from EY and PwC.

Karin focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software and e-commerce sectors.

Education: Karin graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics with a B.Sc. in Business and Economics, and an M.Sc. in Finance.

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Karin joined Verdane in 2019. Karin has previous experience from M&A and debt advisory from Access Partners as well as management consulting from EY and PwC.

Karin focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software and e-commerce sectors.

Education: Karin graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics with a B.Sc. in Business and Economics, and an M.Sc. in Finance.

Maximilian Kempken Director

Maximilian Kempken Director

Berlin Investment Professionals

Maximilian gehört seit 2021 zum Team von Verdane in Berlin. Davor war er als Venture Capital Investor sechs Jahre für btov Partners mit Fokus auf Investments in den Bereichen SaaS, FinTech, Machine Learning und Deep Learning europaweit tätig.

Bei Verdane konzentriert sich Maximilian vor allem auf bestehende Beteiligungen und neue Investments in Unternehmen mit digitalem Bezug oder Geschäftsmodell in der Softwarebranche.

Maximilian hat einen Bachelor-Abschluss von der Universität Münster und einen Master-Abschluss von der ESPC Europe und der Universität St. Gallen. Zudem hat er ein Data Analytics Bootcamp von Ironhack absolviert.

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Maximilian gehört seit 2021 zum Team von Verdane in Berlin. Davor war er als Venture Capital Investor sechs Jahre für btov Partners mit Fokus auf Investments in den Bereichen SaaS, FinTech, Machine Learning und Deep Learning europaweit tätig.

Bei Verdane konzentriert sich Maximilian vor allem auf bestehende Beteiligungen und neue Investments in Unternehmen mit digitalem Bezug oder Geschäftsmodell in der Softwarebranche.

Maximilian hat einen Bachelor-Abschluss von der Universität Münster und einen Master-Abschluss von der ESPC Europe und der Universität St. Gallen. Zudem hat er ein Data Analytics Bootcamp von Ironhack absolviert.

Laura Kirchhausen Communications and Operations Assistant

Laura Kirchhausen Communications and Operations Assistant

Berlin Finance & Administration

Laura ist seit 2019 Teil des Berliner Teams von Verdane. Neben ihrem Studium hat sie zuvor mehrere Jahre selbstständig im Event-Management, als Texterin und Übersetzerin gearbeitet. Zwischen ihren Abschlüssen war sie in den Marketing-Abteilungen von E.ON Energie Deutschland in München und der Etex Group in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia tätig.

Laura hat ein Bachelorstudium in Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der Universität Duisburg-Essen und ein Masterstudium in International Marketing an der Mälardalen Universität in Västeras, Schweden absolviert. Außerdem ist Laura zertifizierte Yogalehrerin (American Yoga Alliance).

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Laura ist seit 2019 Teil des Berliner Teams von Verdane. Neben ihrem Studium hat sie zuvor mehrere Jahre selbstständig im Event-Management, als Texterin und Übersetzerin gearbeitet. Zwischen ihren Abschlüssen war sie in den Marketing-Abteilungen von E.ON Energie Deutschland in München und der Etex Group in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia tätig.

Laura hat ein Bachelorstudium in Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der Universität Duisburg-Essen und ein Masterstudium in International Marketing an der Mälardalen Universität in Västeras, Schweden absolviert. Außerdem ist Laura zertifizierte Yogalehrerin (American Yoga Alliance).

Joakim Kjemperud Principal

Joakim Kjemperud Principal

Oslo Investment Professionals

Joakim joined Verdane in June 2017 from Arctic Securities in Oslo where he worked on M&A transactions and capital raisings for Norwegian growth companies. Prior to Arctic, he worked for Rothschild in London, focusing on cross-border M&A advisory, mainly working on structured sales processes of European companies to Asian and US investors. Joakim also has experience from corporate strategy and M&A at Statkraft, and financial due diligence advisory at BDO.

Joakim focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software sector.

Education: Joakim holds a Masters in Finance from London Business School and a Bachelor of Business Administration from La Salle University in Barcelona, Spain.

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Joakim joined Verdane in June 2017 from Arctic Securities in Oslo where he worked on M&A transactions and capital raisings for Norwegian growth companies. Prior to Arctic, he worked for Rothschild in London, focusing on cross-border M&A advisory, mainly working on structured sales processes of European companies to Asian and US investors. Joakim also has experience from corporate strategy and M&A at Statkraft, and financial due diligence advisory at BDO.

Joakim focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software sector.

Education: Joakim holds a Masters in Finance from London Business School and a Bachelor of Business Administration from La Salle University in Barcelona, Spain.

Henrik Klobut Director

Henrik Klobut Director

Helsinki Investment Professionals

Henrik joined Verdane’s Helsinki office in 2021, having previously worked in investment banking at Barclays and Bank of America in London covering the tech, media and telecoms sectors.

At Verdane, Henrik focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software sector.

Education: Henrik holds BSc and MSc degrees in Finance from Aalto University, with semesters spent abroad at National University of Singapore and ESSEC Business School in Paris.

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Henrik joined Verdane’s Helsinki office in 2021, having previously worked in investment banking at Barclays and Bank of America in London covering the tech, media and telecoms sectors.

At Verdane, Henrik focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software sector.

Education: Henrik holds BSc and MSc degrees in Finance from Aalto University, with semesters spent abroad at National University of Singapore and ESSEC Business School in Paris.

Bjarne Kveim Lie Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Bjarne Kveim Lie Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Oslo Investment Professionals

Bjarne serves as Verdane’s Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer. In 2003, he launched what later became Verdane, by leading a spin-out from Verdane’s predecessor firm Four Seasons Venture.

At Verdane, he has been instrumental in building companies such as Banqsoft, Chipcon, Kappa Bioscience, Resman, and Wireless Maingate. He currently serves on the boards of EasyPark and Polytech.

Bjarne had joined Four Seasons Venture’s Oslo office in 2001 from PaperX, a venture-backed B2B marketplace of which he was co-founder and COO. Bjarne also has entrepreneurial experience from the oil & gas sector with Fountain Oil. He was formerly a consultant at McKinsey & Company in London and a research associate at the European University Institute in Florence.

In addition to his role at the helm of Verdane, Bjarne is the Chairman of the Nordic Microfinance Initiative and a Board member of the Norwegian Venture Capital Association.

Education: Bjarne holds an MBA with high distinction as a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School (USA) and an MA in European Integration from the University of Oslo (Norway)/European University Institute Florence (Italy).

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Bjarne serves as Verdane’s Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer. In 2003, he launched what later became Verdane, by leading a spin-out from Verdane’s predecessor firm Four Seasons Venture.

At Verdane, he has been instrumental in building companies such as Banqsoft, Chipcon, Kappa Bioscience, Resman, and Wireless Maingate. He currently serves on the boards of EasyPark and Polytech.

Bjarne had joined Four Seasons Venture’s Oslo office in 2001 from PaperX, a venture-backed B2B marketplace of which he was co-founder and COO. Bjarne also has entrepreneurial experience from the oil & gas sector with Fountain Oil. He was formerly a consultant at McKinsey & Company in London and a research associate at the European University Institute in Florence.

In addition to his role at the helm of Verdane, Bjarne is the Chairman of the Nordic Microfinance Initiative and a Board member of the Norwegian Venture Capital Association.

Education: Bjarne holds an MBA with high distinction as a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School (USA) and an MA in European Integration from the University of Oslo (Norway)/European University Institute Florence (Italy).

Blenda Lagerkvist Head of Talent & Strategic HR

Blenda Lagerkvist Head of Talent & Strategic HR

Stockholm Elevate

Blenda leads Verdane’s talent acquisition, onboarding and HR management functions. She supports Verdane’s investment strategy and management by assessing organizational capacity, forecasting future competence requirements and developing HR strategies to meet the demands of identified investment opportunities. Blenda’s 15 years of professional experience include strategic management and partner positions at the Nasdaq Sweden-listed investment company Ratos, Harvey Nash Group and Impact Executives.

Education: Blenda holds a CEMS Master’s degree in International Management and a MSc. in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics and Bocconi University.

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Blenda leads Verdane’s talent acquisition, onboarding and HR management functions. She supports Verdane’s investment strategy and management by assessing organizational capacity, forecasting future competence requirements and developing HR strategies to meet the demands of identified investment opportunities. Blenda’s 15 years of professional experience include strategic management and partner positions at the Nasdaq Sweden-listed investment company Ratos, Harvey Nash Group and Impact Executives.

Education: Blenda holds a CEMS Master’s degree in International Management and a MSc. in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics and Bocconi University.

Linda Larsen Administrative Assistant

Linda Larsen Administrative Assistant

Oslo Finance & Administration
Linda joined Verdane’s Oslo office in summer 2020. In her role as Administrative Assistant she is part of the Finance and Admin team and supports the office‘s day-to-day operations including correspondence, scheduling and documentation duties. Previous work experience includes positions at the Norwegian law firm Haavind where Linda was in charge of managing the company’s meeting room and event facilities as well as several part-time positions in the hospitality sector that she performed in parallel to her studies. Linda holds a Bachelor in Public Administration from the University of Oslo and spent a semester abroad taking courses at the International College of Management Sydney (ICMS) in Australia.
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Linda joined Verdane’s Oslo office in summer 2020. In her role as Administrative Assistant she is part of the Finance and Admin team and supports the office‘s day-to-day operations including correspondence, scheduling and documentation duties. Previous work experience includes positions at the Norwegian law firm Haavind where Linda was in charge of managing the company’s meeting room and event facilities as well as several part-time positions in the hospitality sector that she performed in parallel to her studies. Linda holds a Bachelor in Public Administration from the University of Oslo and spent a semester abroad taking courses at the International College of Management Sydney (ICMS) in Australia.

Emilia Lassas Senior Associate

Emilia Lassas Senior Associate

Helsinki Investment Professionals

Emilia has been part of Verdane’s Helsinki-based team since May 2021. Prior to joining Verdane she worked at PwC Advisory in the Corporate Finance team focusing on Nordic Mid-Market M&A. She additionally has experience from strategy and due diligence projects.

Emilia focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies in the Energy- and Resource-Efficiency space.

Education: Emilia graduated from Hanken School of Economics with a M.Sc. in Economics.

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Emilia has been part of Verdane’s Helsinki-based team since May 2021. Prior to joining Verdane she worked at PwC Advisory in the Corporate Finance team focusing on Nordic Mid-Market M&A. She additionally has experience from strategy and due diligence projects.

Emilia focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies in the Energy- and Resource-Efficiency space.

Education: Emilia graduated from Hanken School of Economics with a M.Sc. in Economics.

Pål Malmros Partner

Pål Malmros Partner

Stockholm Investment Professionals

A B2B software and SaaS specialist, Pål Malmros works as a Partner and as Head of Software Investments at Verdane. He brings close to 15 years of software company-building experience to Verdane’s company portfolio. At Verdane, Pål has served on the boards of over 10 software companies, including inRiver, C3 Technologies, Forsta, Freespee, and Voyado. He specialises in helping fast-growing software companies scale globally, and has extensive experience coaching management teams in strategy including M&A and internationalisation.

He joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2007 from the Swedish online directory company hitta.se, where he headed marketing and business development from hitta.se’s early start-up phase and helped it become Sweden’s most widely used online directory. Prior to hitta.se, Pål worked at a number of media, online marketplaces, and technology ventures at leading Scandinavian media group Schibstedt, and as a consultant at McKinsey & Company.

Pål holds an MSc from the Stockholm School of Economics and participated in ITESM’s (Mexico) MBA program.

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A B2B software and SaaS specialist, Pål Malmros works as a Partner and as Head of Software Investments at Verdane. He brings close to 15 years of software company-building experience to Verdane’s company portfolio. At Verdane, Pål has served on the boards of over 10 software companies, including inRiver, C3 Technologies, Forsta, Freespee, and Voyado. He specialises in helping fast-growing software companies scale globally, and has extensive experience coaching management teams in strategy including M&A and internationalisation.

He joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2007 from the Swedish online directory company hitta.se, where he headed marketing and business development from hitta.se’s early start-up phase and helped it become Sweden’s most widely used online directory. Prior to hitta.se, Pål worked at a number of media, online marketplaces, and technology ventures at leading Scandinavian media group Schibstedt, and as a consultant at McKinsey & Company.

Pål holds an MSc from the Stockholm School of Economics and participated in ITESM’s (Mexico) MBA program.

Christian Melgaard Head of Finance and Administration

Christian Melgaard Head of Finance and Administration

Oslo Finance & Administration

Christian joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2018 as Internal Control & Project Manager from BDO, where he was a manager in risk advisory with specific focus on internal control, internal audit, IT risk advisory and governance, risk and compliance. Prior to BDO, Christian worked as a consultant at Ernst & Young.

Education: Christian holds a BSc in Business and Economics and a MSc in Business from BI Norwegian Business.

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Christian joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2018 as Internal Control & Project Manager from BDO, where he was a manager in risk advisory with specific focus on internal control, internal audit, IT risk advisory and governance, risk and compliance. Prior to BDO, Christian worked as a consultant at Ernst & Young.

Education: Christian holds a BSc in Business and Economics and a MSc in Business from BI Norwegian Business.

Wilhelm Meyer Associate

Wilhelm Meyer Associate

Stockholm Investment Professionals

Wilhelm joined Verdane’s team in Stockholm in 2021, having previously worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in London and at Morgan Stanley in Stockholm. At Goldman Sachs, he worked as an analyst in the Leveraged Finance Capital Markets team, and at Morgan Stanley he worked as an associate covering the Nordic region.

Wilhelm focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software sector.

Education: Wilhelm holds a BSc in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE).

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Wilhelm joined Verdane’s team in Stockholm in 2021, having previously worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in London and at Morgan Stanley in Stockholm. At Goldman Sachs, he worked as an analyst in the Leveraged Finance Capital Markets team, and at Morgan Stanley he worked as an associate covering the Nordic region.

Wilhelm focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software sector.

Education: Wilhelm holds a BSc in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE).

Iikka Moilanen Principal

Iikka Moilanen Principal

Helsinki Investment Professionals

Iikka joined Verdane’s Helsinki office in 2014 from Intera Partners, where he worked as part of the investment team in Helsinki for three years focusing on sourcing, execution and management of investments in Finnish and Scandinavian industrial and service companies. Iikka has prior experience from management consulting at Bain & Company’s Helsinki and Stockholm offices.

Iikka focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the advanced industrial, energy technology and software sectors.

Education: Iikka holds an MSc in Finance from Aalto University School of Business (formerly Helsinki School of Economics).

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Iikka joined Verdane’s Helsinki office in 2014 from Intera Partners, where he worked as part of the investment team in Helsinki for three years focusing on sourcing, execution and management of investments in Finnish and Scandinavian industrial and service companies. Iikka has prior experience from management consulting at Bain & Company’s Helsinki and Stockholm offices.

Iikka focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the advanced industrial, energy technology and software sectors.

Education: Iikka holds an MSc in Finance from Aalto University School of Business (formerly Helsinki School of Economics).

Staffan Mörndal Partner

Staffan Mörndal Partner

Stockholm Investment Professionals

Staffan joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2006, after leaving Enkatsu Solutions, of which he was co-founder and CEO. At Enkatsu Solutions, he acquired venture capital in three rounds and set up a sales organisation with exports to 15 countries.

At Verdane, Staffan focuses on the software and e-commerce sectors. He has been active in the acquisition of a number of portfolios and currently holds positions on the boards of serveral e-commerce holdings.

Education: Staffan holds an MBA from the University of Linköping (Sweden). He has studied computer programming at the Linköping Institute of Technology, business at the University PMF (France) and has completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School.

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Staffan joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2006, after leaving Enkatsu Solutions, of which he was co-founder and CEO. At Enkatsu Solutions, he acquired venture capital in three rounds and set up a sales organisation with exports to 15 countries.

At Verdane, Staffan focuses on the software and e-commerce sectors. He has been active in the acquisition of a number of portfolios and currently holds positions on the boards of serveral e-commerce holdings.

Education: Staffan holds an MBA from the University of Linköping (Sweden). He has studied computer programming at the Linköping Institute of Technology, business at the University PMF (France) and has completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School.

Maria Neuman Administrative Assistant

Maria Neuman Administrative Assistant

Stockholm Finance & Administration

Maria provides administrative and executive support to Verdane’s partner group, the investor relations and communications functions and further as an internal and external events coordinator.

She has long experience in different service and administrative functions, and joined Verdane in 2019 from a position as Office Manager at Netigate, the survey company.

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Maria provides administrative and executive support to Verdane’s partner group, the investor relations and communications functions and further as an internal and external events coordinator.

She has long experience in different service and administrative functions, and joined Verdane in 2019 from a position as Office Manager at Netigate, the survey company.

David Nielsen Senior Associate

David Nielsen Senior Associate

Oslo Investment Professionals

David joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2019, having previously completed a fulltime internship at Verdane, while finishing his Master’s degree. He has previous experience from Jyske Markets, where he focused on equity research for institutional investment clients.

David focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the Advanced Industrials and Software sectors.

Education: David holds an MSc in Finance and International Business from Aarhus University and a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from Aarhus University.

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David joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2019, having previously completed a fulltime internship at Verdane, while finishing his Master’s degree. He has previous experience from Jyske Markets, where he focused on equity research for institutional investment clients.

David focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the Advanced Industrials and Software sectors.

Education: David holds an MSc in Finance and International Business from Aarhus University and a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from Aarhus University.

Per Nordlander Partner

Per Nordlander Partner

Stockholm Investment Professionals

Per joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2007. He has extensive experience as an entrepreneur and as a manager in the financial services and technology sectors. Per was the founder and CEO of the two leading online brokerage houses in Scandinavia, Avanza and Nordnet, both listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. He also serves as a board member of Swedish insurance company Skandia since June 2014.

Per combines his entrepreneurial background with professional experience in corporate restructuring, management, and consulting from OMX, Accenture, and the investment bank Öhman Securities, where he was an analyst.  Additionally he has been active in building companies such as JHC Securities (U.K.), United Brokers and Fortissimo.

At Verdane, Per leads and co-ordinates the sourcing efforts and works with several of the funds’ advanced industrial holdings.

Education: Per holds an MSc in Engineering Physics and Computer Science from Uppsala University (Sweden) and University of Berlin (Germany), and was an attendee at the Stockholm School of Economics Advanced Management Program.

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Per joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2007. He has extensive experience as an entrepreneur and as a manager in the financial services and technology sectors. Per was the founder and CEO of the two leading online brokerage houses in Scandinavia, Avanza and Nordnet, both listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. He also serves as a board member of Swedish insurance company Skandia since June 2014.

Per combines his entrepreneurial background with professional experience in corporate restructuring, management, and consulting from OMX, Accenture, and the investment bank Öhman Securities, where he was an analyst.  Additionally he has been active in building companies such as JHC Securities (U.K.), United Brokers and Fortissimo.

At Verdane, Per leads and co-ordinates the sourcing efforts and works with several of the funds’ advanced industrial holdings.

Education: Per holds an MSc in Engineering Physics and Computer Science from Uppsala University (Sweden) and University of Berlin (Germany), and was an attendee at the Stockholm School of Economics Advanced Management Program.

Cecilia Nytorp Principal

Cecilia Nytorp Principal

Stockholm Investment Professionals

Cecilia joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2017 from Uber Technologies, where she was responsible for leading the Swedish operations team with a focus on growth and establishing key business processes. Prior to that, she spent six years at the Boston Consulting Group where she advised companies on strategy, operations and commercial development, primarily within the Industrial Goods and Technology space.

Cecilia focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the e-commerce sector.

Education: Cecilia holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University, and she also spent a year at ETH in Zurich, studying Mechanical Engineering and Finance.

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Cecilia joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2017 from Uber Technologies, where she was responsible for leading the Swedish operations team with a focus on growth and establishing key business processes. Prior to that, she spent six years at the Boston Consulting Group where she advised companies on strategy, operations and commercial development, primarily within the Industrial Goods and Technology space.

Cecilia focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the e-commerce sector.

Education: Cecilia holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University, and she also spent a year at ETH in Zurich, studying Mechanical Engineering and Finance.

Erik Osmundsen Partner

Erik Osmundsen Partner

Oslo Investment Professionals

Erik joined Verdane’s Oslo office as a partner in 2021. He has more than two decades of experience as a chief executive, investment professional, board member, and sustainability expert with a proven ability to turn sustainability into competitive advantage and financial results.

Erik joined Verdane following nine years as Group Chief Executive Officer at Norsk Gjenvinning, a leading Scandinavian supplier of waste management and recycling services. During his time at Norsk Gjenvinning, Erik oversaw the Nordic expansion of the company’s sustainable recycling and waste treatment solutions, transforming it into Norway’s eleventh most reputable company based on a number one position on environment, according to the market research company Ipsos. Erik is also a member of the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment’s Climate Council.

Driven by the firm belief that sustainable business practices can create competitive advantage for companies, Erik is widely acknowledged for his strong execution ability based on aligning interest in operations with solid overall strategic direction setting, both through line management and team work, and his solid track record in building company reputation and corporate culture. He is a Harvard Business School MBA and BI Norwegian Business School graduate.

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Erik joined Verdane’s Oslo office as a partner in 2021. He has more than two decades of experience as a chief executive, investment professional, board member, and sustainability expert with a proven ability to turn sustainability into competitive advantage and financial results.

Erik joined Verdane following nine years as Group Chief Executive Officer at Norsk Gjenvinning, a leading Scandinavian supplier of waste management and recycling services. During his time at Norsk Gjenvinning, Erik oversaw the Nordic expansion of the company’s sustainable recycling and waste treatment solutions, transforming it into Norway’s eleventh most reputable company based on a number one position on environment, according to the market research company Ipsos. Erik is also a member of the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment’s Climate Council.

Driven by the firm belief that sustainable business practices can create competitive advantage for companies, Erik is widely acknowledged for his strong execution ability based on aligning interest in operations with solid overall strategic direction setting, both through line management and team work, and his solid track record in building company reputation and corporate culture. He is a Harvard Business School MBA and BI Norwegian Business School graduate.

Hanne Ottar Finance Manager

Hanne Ottar Finance Manager

Oslo Finance & Administration

Hanne joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2014 after 7 years with BDT Viken Revisjon AS, where she was a registered public accountant. Hanne’s main working areas at BDT were financial audit and consulting in a broad range of companies and industries.

Education: Hanne is a registered public accountant and holds a BA from the Telemark University College.

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Hanne joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2014 after 7 years with BDT Viken Revisjon AS, where she was a registered public accountant. Hanne’s main working areas at BDT were financial audit and consulting in a broad range of companies and industries.

Education: Hanne is a registered public accountant and holds a BA from the Telemark University College.

Christopher Parmo Chief Operating Officer

Christopher Parmo Chief Operating Officer

Oslo Elevate

Christopher joined Verdane as Chief Operating Officer in 2018. He has experience from a number of executive management positions, such as SVP at Linas Matkasse, Deputy CEO at Godtlevert as well as Finance Director at Software Innovation and Visma. Christopher’s previous experience further includes management consulting at Deloitte.

Education: Christopher holds a MSc of Civil Engineering in Computer Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and an MBA in Finance from NHH Norwegian School of Economics.

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Christopher joined Verdane as Chief Operating Officer in 2018. He has experience from a number of executive management positions, such as SVP at Linas Matkasse, Deputy CEO at Godtlevert as well as Finance Director at Software Innovation and Visma. Christopher’s previous experience further includes management consulting at Deloitte.

Education: Christopher holds a MSc of Civil Engineering in Computer Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and an MBA in Finance from NHH Norwegian School of Economics.

Miikka Patteri Associate

Miikka Patteri Associate

Helsinki Investment Professionals

Miikka has been part of Verdane’s Helsinki-based team since September 2019. Before joining Verdane, he worked at Bain & Company with a focus on Private Equity transactions and portfolio company development, along with operational and commercial excellence projects with Bain’s corporate clients both in the Nordics and Australia. Miikka also has prior experience from Investment Banking both in London and Helsinki. Miikka holds a Master of Science in Finance from Aalto University and attended University of St. Gallen as part of his bachelor studies.

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Miikka has been part of Verdane’s Helsinki-based team since September 2019. Before joining Verdane, he worked at Bain & Company with a focus on Private Equity transactions and portfolio company development, along with operational and commercial excellence projects with Bain’s corporate clients both in the Nordics and Australia. Miikka also has prior experience from Investment Banking both in London and Helsinki. Miikka holds a Master of Science in Finance from Aalto University and attended University of St. Gallen as part of his bachelor studies.

Johnny Rindahl Partner

Johnny Rindahl Partner

Oslo Investment Professionals

Johnny joined Verdane’s Oslo office as Partner in 2018. Johnny has over 30 years of entrepreneurial and operational experience from the software sector. Over the past 20 years, he has held senior management positions in the Nordic IT industry in companies such as EDB Business Partners, Banqsoft AS and Spring Consulting AS. Johnny has also been a board member and chairman of the board of a number of fast growing software companies including Banqsoft, eAccount, Exie AS, EDB Companies, Lingit, Mantacore and SPN.

Johnny has been working with Verdane since 2003, when Verdane Capital IV invested in Spring Consulting, of which he was founder and CEO, and he is a repeat Verdane CEO through his role at the helm of Verdane Capital IV portfolio company Banqsoft.

Education: Johnny holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Oslo Business School in Norway.

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Johnny joined Verdane’s Oslo office as Partner in 2018. Johnny has over 30 years of entrepreneurial and operational experience from the software sector. Over the past 20 years, he has held senior management positions in the Nordic IT industry in companies such as EDB Business Partners, Banqsoft AS and Spring Consulting AS. Johnny has also been a board member and chairman of the board of a number of fast growing software companies including Banqsoft, eAccount, Exie AS, EDB Companies, Lingit, Mantacore and SPN.

Johnny has been working with Verdane since 2003, when Verdane Capital IV invested in Spring Consulting, of which he was founder and CEO, and he is a repeat Verdane CEO through his role at the helm of Verdane Capital IV portfolio company Banqsoft.

Education: Johnny holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Oslo Business School in Norway.

Paula Ruiz Azcue Senior Associate

Paula Ruiz Azcue Senior Associate

Stockholm Investment Professionals

Paula joined Verdane’s team in Stockholm in 2021, having previously spent three years at Morgan Stanley’s Media and Telecoms Investment Banking team in London.

At Verdane, Paula focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software sector.

Education: Paula holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from ESADE University in Barcelona.

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Paula joined Verdane’s team in Stockholm in 2021, having previously spent three years at Morgan Stanley’s Media and Telecoms Investment Banking team in London.

At Verdane, Paula focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software sector.

Education: Paula holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from ESADE University in Barcelona.

Oscar Rydén General Counsel

Oscar Rydén General Counsel

Stockholm Funds & Customers

Oscar oversees the legal aspects of Verdane’s business and investments. He joined Verdane in 2019 from a senior manager position at the Swedish business law firm Vinge. At Vinge, he worked in the firm’s M&A department, advising primarily private equity and venture capital funds in connection with acquisitions and divestments, restructurings and general corporate law matters.

Education: Oscar holds a Master of Laws from Lund University.

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Oscar oversees the legal aspects of Verdane’s business and investments. He joined Verdane in 2019 from a senior manager position at the Swedish business law firm Vinge. At Vinge, he worked in the firm’s M&A department, advising primarily private equity and venture capital funds in connection with acquisitions and divestments, restructurings and general corporate law matters.

Education: Oscar holds a Master of Laws from Lund University.

Johanna Rydén Senior Associate

Johanna Rydén Senior Associate

Stockholm Investment Professionals

Johanna joined Verdane in 2021, having previously worked at Towerbrook Capital Partners in London. Prior to that, she was in the investment banking team at J.P. Morgan covering the Nordic region.

Johanna focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software sector.

Education: Johanna holds a BSc in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.

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Johanna joined Verdane in 2021, having previously worked at Towerbrook Capital Partners in London. Prior to that, she was in the investment banking team at J.P. Morgan covering the Nordic region.

Johanna focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the software sector.

Education: Johanna holds a BSc in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Lea Schneider Marketing Manager

Lea Schneider Marketing Manager

Berlin Elevate

Lea ist seit April 2021 als Marketing Generalistin in Verdanes Elevate Team beschäftigt. Vor ihrer Zeit bei Verdane war Lea in der Fintech Industrie mit Fokus auf Performance Marketing, Website Ownership und Projektmanagement tätig.

Lea hat ein Masterstudium in Strategic Entrepreneurship an der Rotterdam School of Management und ein Bachelorstudium in International Marketing absolviert.

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Lea ist seit April 2021 als Marketing Generalistin in Verdanes Elevate Team beschäftigt. Vor ihrer Zeit bei Verdane war Lea in der Fintech Industrie mit Fokus auf Performance Marketing, Website Ownership und Projektmanagement tätig.

Lea hat ein Masterstudium in Strategic Entrepreneurship an der Rotterdam School of Management und ein Bachelorstudium in International Marketing absolviert.

Ellinor Schrewelius Director, IR & Business Development

Ellinor Schrewelius Director, IR & Business Development

Stockholm Funds & Customers

As Investor Relations Director, Ellinor works with a number of the world’s most respected institutional investors on behalf of Verdane, covering investor relations, ESG reporting, fundraising, co-investments, and business development.

She joined Verdane in Stockholm in 2021 from the Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP6). At AP6, she held a position as Investment Director of Fund Investments as well as a permanent position on the Fund’s dedicated sustainability and ESG team. During her time at AP6, she expanded the Fund’s activities to invest in US growth and buyout funds, holding a number of advisory committee seats for top-quartile GPs based out of Europe and the US. Prior to that, Ellinor held a position as Investment Director at the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, where she was responsible for managing a number of state-owned companies on behalf of the Swedish government, delivering on a longstanding combination of sustainability and financial targets pioneered by the Swedish government. Ellinor also holds venture capital experience from working at HealthCap as an Investment Associate focusing on investments in life sciences, with previous experience from management consulting and investment banking in Stockholm, London, and New York.

She holds an MSc in Business and Economics as well as a BSc in Informatics from Lund University with studies at Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley. An avid tennis player, Ellinor enjoys challenging professional and private acquaintances alike to chess games.

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As Investor Relations Director, Ellinor works with a number of the world’s most respected institutional investors on behalf of Verdane, covering investor relations, ESG reporting, fundraising, co-investments, and business development.

She joined Verdane in Stockholm in 2021 from the Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP6). At AP6, she held a position as Investment Director of Fund Investments as well as a permanent position on the Fund’s dedicated sustainability and ESG team. During her time at AP6, she expanded the Fund’s activities to invest in US growth and buyout funds, holding a number of advisory committee seats for top-quartile GPs based out of Europe and the US. Prior to that, Ellinor held a position as Investment Director at the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, where she was responsible for managing a number of state-owned companies on behalf of the Swedish government, delivering on a longstanding combination of sustainability and financial targets pioneered by the Swedish government. Ellinor also holds venture capital experience from working at HealthCap as an Investment Associate focusing on investments in life sciences, with previous experience from management consulting and investment banking in Stockholm, London, and New York.

She holds an MSc in Business and Economics as well as a BSc in Informatics from Lund University with studies at Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley. An avid tennis player, Ellinor enjoys challenging professional and private acquaintances alike to chess games.

Juliana Sigg Growth Marketing Manager

Juliana Sigg Growth Marketing Manager

Berlin Elevate

Juliana ist seit 2020 als Growth Marketing Managerin für Verdane Elevate tätig. Elevate ist das interne, aus operativen Experten bestehende Team von Verdane, die unseren Holdings bei der Bewältigung von verschiedenen Herausforderungen und der Identifikation von Wachstums-Potenzialen zur Seite stehen.

Juliana ist innerhalb des Elevate Teams für die Identifikation von Wachstumschancen im deutschen Markt und die Entwicklung von Strategien im Bereich Digital Marketing zuständig. Vor ihrer Zeit bei Verdane war Juliana als Digital Marketing Beraterin bei der preisgekrönten Media Agentur OMD tätig, wo sie internationale B2C Kunden in der Konzeptionen und Umsetzung von digitalen Medienstrategien beraten hat. Ihr Fokus dort lag auf Integrated Social Media und Influencer Marketing Kampagnen.

Juliana hat ein Masterprogramm in Internationalem Marketing an der EADA Business School in Barcelona abgeschlossen. Sie verfügt über umfassende Auslandserfahrung und hat unter anderem in Großbritannien, Argentinien und den Niederlanden gelebt.

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Juliana ist seit 2020 als Growth Marketing Managerin für Verdane Elevate tätig. Elevate ist das interne, aus operativen Experten bestehende Team von Verdane, die unseren Holdings bei der Bewältigung von verschiedenen Herausforderungen und der Identifikation von Wachstums-Potenzialen zur Seite stehen.

Juliana ist innerhalb des Elevate Teams für die Identifikation von Wachstumschancen im deutschen Markt und die Entwicklung von Strategien im Bereich Digital Marketing zuständig. Vor ihrer Zeit bei Verdane war Juliana als Digital Marketing Beraterin bei der preisgekrönten Media Agentur OMD tätig, wo sie internationale B2C Kunden in der Konzeptionen und Umsetzung von digitalen Medienstrategien beraten hat. Ihr Fokus dort lag auf Integrated Social Media und Influencer Marketing Kampagnen.

Juliana hat ein Masterprogramm in Internationalem Marketing an der EADA Business School in Barcelona abgeschlossen. Sie verfügt über umfassende Auslandserfahrung und hat unter anderem in Großbritannien, Argentinien und den Niederlanden gelebt.

Hanna Skärblom IR Associate

Hanna Skärblom IR Associate

Stockholm Funds & Customers

Hanna Skärblom joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2021 as an Investor Relations Associate, having previously worked at Ernst & Young as a Senior Audit Associate with a focus on growth companies. Prior to that, she was part of the Active Trading team at SEB.

Education: Hanna graduated from Lund University with a B.Sc. in Business and Economics, and an M.Sc in Accounting and Finance with partial studies at Universitá Bocconi.

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Hanna Skärblom joined Verdane’s Stockholm office in 2021 as an Investor Relations Associate, having previously worked at Ernst & Young as a Senior Audit Associate with a focus on growth companies. Prior to that, she was part of the Active Trading team at SEB.

Education: Hanna graduated from Lund University with a B.Sc. in Business and Economics, and an M.Sc in Accounting and Finance with partial studies at Universitá Bocconi.

Camilla Skiffard Pedersen Associate

Camilla Skiffard Pedersen Associate

Copenhagen Investment Professionals

Camilla is based at Verdane’s Copenhagen office. She joined Verdane in May 2021 with prior experience from investment banking at Handelsbanken and from private equity at the Danish fund BWB Partners.

Camilla focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the e-commerce sector.

 

Education: Camilla holds a MSc in Finance and Accounting from Copenhagen Business School and a BSc in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.

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Camilla is based at Verdane’s Copenhagen office. She joined Verdane in May 2021 with prior experience from investment banking at Handelsbanken and from private equity at the Danish fund BWB Partners.

Camilla focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies with a digital angle or business model in the e-commerce sector.

 

Education: Camilla holds a MSc in Finance and Accounting from Copenhagen Business School and a BSc in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.

Reed Snyder Director

Reed Snyder Director

Oslo Investment Professionals

Reed joined Verdane’s team in Oslo in August 2019 with previous experience in private equity and growth equity in New York City. He focuses primarily on investments in the Energy- and Resource-Efficiency space. Immediately prior to joining Verdane, Reed was a growth equity investor with Activant Capital, focusing on technology companies digitalizing legacy industries such as logistics, manufacturing, agriculture, and construction. Prior to that, he worked as a private equity investment analyst with Goldman Sachs, gaining experience across a range of sectors, geographies, and growth cycle stages. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs full-time, he held two full-time internship positions with the company in private equity and investment management. Reed earned his Bachelor in Neuroscience from Harvard University.

 

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Reed joined Verdane’s team in Oslo in August 2019 with previous experience in private equity and growth equity in New York City. He focuses primarily on investments in the Energy- and Resource-Efficiency space. Immediately prior to joining Verdane, Reed was a growth equity investor with Activant Capital, focusing on technology companies digitalizing legacy industries such as logistics, manufacturing, agriculture, and construction. Prior to that, he worked as a private equity investment analyst with Goldman Sachs, gaining experience across a range of sectors, geographies, and growth cycle stages. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs full-time, he held two full-time internship positions with the company in private equity and investment management. Reed earned his Bachelor in Neuroscience from Harvard University.

 

Tove Söderberg Talent Acquisition Manager

Tove Söderberg Talent Acquisition Manager

Stockholm Elevate
Tove joined Verdane´s Stockholm office in September 2017. She is responsible for Verdane’s talent acquisition, employee onboarding and HR functions, which she manages together with Verdane’s Head of Strategic Talent & HR, Blenda Lagerkvist, and Verdane’s in-house operational expert team, Elevate. Tove also runs Verdane’s employer branding efforts, making sure the company attracts the best talent, forecasting future talent requirements and developing recruitment strategies to meet the future needs of the organisation. Her previous experience includes in-app and system development, and competitive equestrian show jumping with Michaels-Beerbaum in Germany.
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Tove joined Verdane´s Stockholm office in September 2017. She is responsible for Verdane’s talent acquisition, employee onboarding and HR functions, which she manages together with Verdane’s Head of Strategic Talent & HR, Blenda Lagerkvist, and Verdane’s in-house operational expert team, Elevate. Tove also runs Verdane’s employer branding efforts, making sure the company attracts the best talent, forecasting future talent requirements and developing recruitment strategies to meet the future needs of the organisation. Her previous experience includes in-app and system development, and competitive equestrian show jumping with Michaels-Beerbaum in Germany.

Niclas Staberg Customer Success Expert

Niclas Staberg Customer Success Expert

Stockholm Senior Advisors and Affiliated Partners

Niclas is the Chief Customer Success Officer at Hive Streaming, a Verdane portfolio company. In addition to his responsibilities at Hive Streaming, Niclas works as Verdane’s in-house Customer Success Expert through Elevate, Verdane’s in-house operational expert team dedicated to supporting Verdane’s portfolio companies on strategic growth initiatives. Niclas is an experienced Customer Success & CX leader, strategist and advisor, with an extensive background in Cloud Communications and Marcomms. His main passion lies in building customer-centric, empowered and vision-oriented organizations and company cultures where global and distributed teams can thrive together whilst collaboratively delivering on customer’s desired outcomes.

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Niclas is the Chief Customer Success Officer at Hive Streaming, a Verdane portfolio company. In addition to his responsibilities at Hive Streaming, Niclas works as Verdane’s in-house Customer Success Expert through Elevate, Verdane’s in-house operational expert team dedicated to supporting Verdane’s portfolio companies on strategic growth initiatives. Niclas is an experienced Customer Success & CX leader, strategist and advisor, with an extensive background in Cloud Communications and Marcomms. His main passion lies in building customer-centric, empowered and vision-oriented organizations and company cultures where global and distributed teams can thrive together whilst collaboratively delivering on customer’s desired outcomes.

Tymoteusz Staniszewski Analyst

Tymoteusz Staniszewski Analyst

Berlin Investment Professionals

Tym joined Verdane’s Berlin office in 2021, following the completion of a 1.5-year internship at Verdane in the Investor Relations and Business Development team in Oslo. In addition to earning his BSc in Business Administration from BI Norwegian Business School, Tym has previous experience from Deutsche Bank, DNB, and BI where he was a learning assistant in Mathematics and Statistics.

Tym is originally from Poland, and enjoys playing chess, running long-distances and meditating.

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Tym joined Verdane’s Berlin office in 2021, following the completion of a 1.5-year internship at Verdane in the Investor Relations and Business Development team in Oslo. In addition to earning his BSc in Business Administration from BI Norwegian Business School, Tym has previous experience from Deutsche Bank, DNB, and BI where he was a learning assistant in Mathematics and Statistics.

Tym is originally from Poland, and enjoys playing chess, running long-distances and meditating.

Fanny Stenmarck Associate

Fanny Stenmarck Associate

Oslo Investment Professionals

Fanny joined Verdane in 2020, where she is part of the software investment team. Prior to this, Fanny spent two years as an M&A analyst in Danske Bank Corporate Finance, working as a generalist and gaining experience across a range of industries. Other work experience includes internships within Shipping Finance (SEB),  Corporate Banking (DNB) and Wealth Management (Formuesforvaltning).

Fanny holds a BSc Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics, and a MSc Finance & Accounting from Imperial College London.

 

 

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Fanny joined Verdane in 2020, where she is part of the software investment team. Prior to this, Fanny spent two years as an M&A analyst in Danske Bank Corporate Finance, working as a generalist and gaining experience across a range of industries. Other work experience includes internships within Shipping Finance (SEB),  Corporate Banking (DNB) and Wealth Management (Formuesforvaltning).

Fanny holds a BSc Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics, and a MSc Finance & Accounting from Imperial College London.

 

 

Sebastian Stierncreutz Associate

Sebastian Stierncreutz Associate

Helsinki Investment Professionals

Sebastian joined Verdane’s Helsinki office in 2020, having previously completed a two year internship at Verdane while finishing his Master’s degree. He has previous experience from PwC Corporate Finance focusing on Nordic Mid-Market M&A.

Education: Sebastian graduated from the Hanken School of Economics with a B.Sc. in Finance and Accounting and an M.Sc. in Finance.

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Sebastian joined Verdane’s Helsinki office in 2020, having previously completed a two year internship at Verdane while finishing his Master’s degree. He has previous experience from PwC Corporate Finance focusing on Nordic Mid-Market M&A.

Education: Sebastian graduated from the Hanken School of Economics with a B.Sc. in Finance and Accounting and an M.Sc. in Finance.

Eline Stokstad Fjell Director

Eline Stokstad Fjell Director

Oslo Investment Professionals

Eline has been part of Verdane‘s Oslo office since September 2019. Before, she worked at DNB Markets as an analyst and associate in Norway and Singapore. Also at DNB, she was a part of the team in San Francisco establishing DNB’s office in Silicon Valley, focusing on FinTech and Strategic Partnerships. Other work experience includes an associate position at TOTAL E&P Norge AS as well as internships at SKAGEN funds and Gjensidigestiftelsen. Eline is a board member at ROBOXI, specializing in landing strip technology for the aviation industry. Eline attended Norges Handelshoyskole for both her Bachelor‘s and Master’s degree and spent a year studying at SDA Bocconi in Milan specializing in Corporate Finance.

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Eline has been part of Verdane‘s Oslo office since September 2019. Before, she worked at DNB Markets as an analyst and associate in Norway and Singapore. Also at DNB, she was a part of the team in San Francisco establishing DNB’s office in Silicon Valley, focusing on FinTech and Strategic Partnerships. Other work experience includes an associate position at TOTAL E&P Norge AS as well as internships at SKAGEN funds and Gjensidigestiftelsen. Eline is a board member at ROBOXI, specializing in landing strip technology for the aviation industry. Eline attended Norges Handelshoyskole for both her Bachelor‘s and Master’s degree and spent a year studying at SDA Bocconi in Milan specializing in Corporate Finance.

Fredrika Svanholm Associate

Fredrika Svanholm Associate

Stockholm Investment Professionals

Fredrika joined Verdane’s team in Stockholm in 2021, having previously worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley in London and Stockholm. At Morgan Stanley, she covered companies within the Nordic region. Moreover, Fredrika has prior internship experience from private equity at Triton Partners.

Education: Fredrika holds a BSc in Business and Economics, graduating top of the class, and an MSc in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics.

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Fredrika joined Verdane’s team in Stockholm in 2021, having previously worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley in London and Stockholm. At Morgan Stanley, she covered companies within the Nordic region. Moreover, Fredrika has prior internship experience from private equity at Triton Partners.

Education: Fredrika holds a BSc in Business and Economics, graduating top of the class, and an MSc in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Jakob Tolleryd Affiliated Partner

Jakob Tolleryd Affiliated Partner

Stockholm Senior Advisors and Affiliated Partners

Jakob joined Verdane’s Stockholm office as a partner in 2017. He has deep experience as a tech entrepreneur, having founded and built companies such as Domain Network, Carambole and Klikki as well as Compricer and Easyart. Jakob started his entrepreneurial career in 1996, and brings a strong entrepreneurial background and experience from building fast-growing and profitable businesses to Verdane. Jakob has also been an active tech investor for closer to a decade, and has been engaged as an advisor to both Schibsted Growth and Bonnier Growth Media.

Jakob and Verdane have a long-standing and successful history of building fast-growing companies together. In 2005, Jakob founded consumer finance comparison company, Compricer, which became part of Verdane Capital VII K/S’s (Verdane) portfolio in 2011, and was sold to Schibsted Media Group in 2013. The list of companies where Verdane and Jakob have joined forces also include companies such as MatHem, EasyArt and Desenio.

Jakob is the author of Corporate Valuation: An Easy Guide to Measuring Value (2003) and The Financial Times Guide to Corporate Valuation (2009), both published by Financial Times Prentice hall.

Jakob holds an MSc in Finance from the Stockhom School of Economics.

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Jakob joined Verdane’s Stockholm office as a partner in 2017. He has deep experience as a tech entrepreneur, having founded and built companies such as Domain Network, Carambole and Klikki as well as Compricer and Easyart. Jakob started his entrepreneurial career in 1996, and brings a strong entrepreneurial background and experience from building fast-growing and profitable businesses to Verdane. Jakob has also been an active tech investor for closer to a decade, and has been engaged as an advisor to both Schibsted Growth and Bonnier Growth Media.

Jakob and Verdane have a long-standing and successful history of building fast-growing companies together. In 2005, Jakob founded consumer finance comparison company, Compricer, which became part of Verdane Capital VII K/S’s (Verdane) portfolio in 2011, and was sold to Schibsted Media Group in 2013. The list of companies where Verdane and Jakob have joined forces also include companies such as MatHem, EasyArt and Desenio.

Jakob is the author of Corporate Valuation: An Easy Guide to Measuring Value (2003) and The Financial Times Guide to Corporate Valuation (2009), both published by Financial Times Prentice hall.

Jakob holds an MSc in Finance from the Stockhom School of Economics.

Anni Tuulos Director

Anni Tuulos Director

Helsinki Investment Professionals

Anni joined Verdane’s Helsinki office in 2021 from the Boston Consulting Group, where she spent six years advising companies with a focus on the consumer sector. Prior to that, she spent six years at Fiskars in Helsinki and Copenhagen, working with development projects and the post-M&A integration of Royal Copenhagen.

At Verdane, Anni focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies within the digital consumer space.

Education: Anni holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Helsinki University of Technology, including a year at EPFL in Lausanne studying Mathemathics and Finance, and a BSc in Finance from Hanken School of Economics.

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Anni joined Verdane’s Helsinki office in 2021 from the Boston Consulting Group, where she spent six years advising companies with a focus on the consumer sector. Prior to that, she spent six years at Fiskars in Helsinki and Copenhagen, working with development projects and the post-M&A integration of Royal Copenhagen.

At Verdane, Anni focuses primarily on existing holdings and new investments in companies within the digital consumer space.

Education: Anni holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Helsinki University of Technology, including a year at EPFL in Lausanne studying Mathemathics and Finance, and a BSc in Finance from Hanken School of Economics.

Anders Vinther-Antonsen Senior Associate

Anders Vinther-Antonsen Senior Associate

London Investment Professionals

Anders joined Verdane’s London office in 2021. Prior to Verdane, Anders was a technology investor at Silver Lake Partners, focused on investments across core tech and tech-enabled businesses as well as media and sports. Prior to that, he worked in Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division in the Media and Comms team advising clients across core telecoms, classifieds, education, media, and sports.

At Verdane, Anders focuses on investments within software and energy transition as well as UK and Denmark coverage.

Anders holds a BSc in Economics and Business Administration and an MSc in Finance and Accounting from the Copenhagen Business School.

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Anders joined Verdane’s London office in 2021. Prior to Verdane, Anders was a technology investor at Silver Lake Partners, focused on investments across core tech and tech-enabled businesses as well as media and sports. Prior to that, he worked in Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division in the Media and Comms team advising clients across core telecoms, classifieds, education, media, and sports.

At Verdane, Anders focuses on investments within software and energy transition as well as UK and Denmark coverage.

Anders holds a BSc in Economics and Business Administration and an MSc in Finance and Accounting from the Copenhagen Business School.

Nils Vold Partner

Nils Vold Partner

Oslo Investment Professionals

Nils joined Verdane’s Partner team in 2020, bringing 19 years of operational and board-level experience from the international software industry. At Verdane, Nils focuses on new investments and supporting the growth of the firm’s holdings in the software sector by leveraging his M&A, operational and strategic expertise.

Nils previously co-founded and ran Deriga, a communications solutions provider creating breakthrough efficiency gains for the healthcare sector. Deriga was acquired by Visma, a leading European supplier of business-critical software to companies of all sizes, in 2006. Nils led Visma’s Enterprise Division to turnover in excess of €500m, with 3 600 employees across 18 countries, prior to joining Verdane. During his tenure, he held 25 chairman and board member engagements and was involved in more than 35 M&A transactions.

Nils holds a Master of Computer Science from Norwegian University of Science and Technology and a Master of Management from the BI Norwegian Business School.

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Nils joined Verdane’s Partner team in 2020, bringing 19 years of operational and board-level experience from the international software industry. At Verdane, Nils focuses on new investments and supporting the growth of the firm’s holdings in the software sector by leveraging his M&A, operational and strategic expertise.

Nils previously co-founded and ran Deriga, a communications solutions provider creating breakthrough efficiency gains for the healthcare sector. Deriga was acquired by Visma, a leading European supplier of business-critical software to companies of all sizes, in 2006. Nils led Visma’s Enterprise Division to turnover in excess of €500m, with 3 600 employees across 18 countries, prior to joining Verdane. During his tenure, he held 25 chairman and board member engagements and was involved in more than 35 M&A transactions.

Nils holds a Master of Computer Science from Norwegian University of Science and Technology and a Master of Management from the BI Norwegian Business School.

Anette Waaler Finance Associate

Anette Waaler Finance Associate

Oslo Finance & Administration

Anette joined Verdane in Oslo in 2010. In addition to her role as Executive Assistant she is also responsible for a number of administrative functions, including mid-office and IR support. Anette has previously held positions in customer service and with a real estate agent.

Education: Anette holds a BA in real estate management from Handelshøyskolen BI Oslo.

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Anette joined Verdane in Oslo in 2010. In addition to her role as Executive Assistant she is also responsible for a number of administrative functions, including mid-office and IR support. Anette has previously held positions in customer service and with a real estate agent.

Education: Anette holds a BA in real estate management from Handelshøyskolen BI Oslo.

Marianne Weitzel Associate

Marianne Weitzel Associate

Berlin Investment Professionals

Marianne joined Verdane’s Berlin investment team in 2021. Before joining Verdane, Marianne worked in private equity at Capital Management-Partners, focusing on turnaround investments in Western European mid-market companies. She has experience from strategy consulting at BCG, restructuring at Alvarez & Marsal, as well as buyout private equity at Paragon Partners and Armira Partners.

She is particularly passionate about consumer-oriented brands and business models focusing on sustainability.

Marianne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ludwig-Maximillian University, as well as a Master in Management and Technology from Technical University of Munich.

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Marianne joined Verdane’s Berlin investment team in 2021. Before joining Verdane, Marianne worked in private equity at Capital Management-Partners, focusing on turnaround investments in Western European mid-market companies. She has experience from strategy consulting at BCG, restructuring at Alvarez & Marsal, as well as buyout private equity at Paragon Partners and Armira Partners.

She is particularly passionate about consumer-oriented brands and business models focusing on sustainability.

Marianne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ludwig-Maximillian University, as well as a Master in Management and Technology from Technical University of Munich.

Pauline Westerberg CRM Expert

Pauline Westerberg CRM Expert

Stockholm Elevate

Pauline joined Verdane in 2020 as CRM Expert for Elevate, Verdane’s team of in-house operational experts that partner with its holdings to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities.

As CRM Expert, Pauline’s mission is to guide the portfolio companies through their CRM strategy with strategic insights regarding CRM questions and business processes.

Prior to joining Verdane, Pauline worked in a senior consultant capacity at the leading salesforce consulting company in the Nordics, Fluido, and at the consultancy firm Capgemini with project management and as a business analyst.

Pauline holds a MSc. in Management from NEOMA BS, ranked among the top 5 business schools in France, and has been living and working in Sweden since 2008 focusing on sales processes and CRM system solutions for international companies.

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Pauline joined Verdane in 2020 as CRM Expert for Elevate, Verdane’s team of in-house operational experts that partner with its holdings to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities.

As CRM Expert, Pauline’s mission is to guide the portfolio companies through their CRM strategy with strategic insights regarding CRM questions and business processes.

Prior to joining Verdane, Pauline worked in a senior consultant capacity at the leading salesforce consulting company in the Nordics, Fluido, and at the consultancy firm Capgemini with project management and as a business analyst.

Pauline holds a MSc. in Management from NEOMA BS, ranked among the top 5 business schools in France, and has been living and working in Sweden since 2008 focusing on sales processes and CRM system solutions for international companies.

Giles Whiting U.S. Operating Advisor

Giles Whiting U.S. Operating Advisor

Oslo Senior Advisors and Affiliated Partners

Giles joined Elevate, Verdane’s in-house operational expert team, as part-time U.S. Operating Advisor in September 2020. Giles’s role runs in parallel to his full-time position as COO at Confirmit, a Verdane-owned customer experience platform. At Verdane, Giles assists and advises portfolio companies on U.S. market entry, recruitment, and market-specific business development efforts. In addition, he assists Verdane in conjunction with M&A and other investment-related activities in the U.S., and engages strategically in the development of a number of Verdane portfolio companies through their boards.

Giles’s merits include heading Softbank Group’s Operating Team, where he focused on investing in and growing a USD 64bn global portfolio of 30+ companies with a pronounced weighting toward technology and SaaS. Prior to Softbank, he spent many years working with various technology companies, most notably the customer experience platform Medallia, as the General Manager of their U.S. operations and later the EMEA region. Under his leadership the region became the highest performing part of the business where he oversaw program implementation, managed services, technical support, partner success, as well as strategy and business operations.

A Harvard and U.S. Air Force Academy graduate, Whiting spent seven years in the U.S. Air Force as a physicist leading USD1bn+ scientific projects. Following his service, Whiting kick-started his professional career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company.

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Giles joined Elevate, Verdane’s in-house operational expert team, as part-time U.S. Operating Advisor in September 2020. Giles’s role runs in parallel to his full-time position as COO at Confirmit, a Verdane-owned customer experience platform. At Verdane, Giles assists and advises portfolio companies on U.S. market entry, recruitment, and market-specific business development efforts. In addition, he assists Verdane in conjunction with M&A and other investment-related activities in the U.S., and engages strategically in the development of a number of Verdane portfolio companies through their boards.

Giles’s merits include heading Softbank Group’s Operating Team, where he focused on investing in and growing a USD 64bn global portfolio of 30+ companies with a pronounced weighting toward technology and SaaS. Prior to Softbank, he spent many years working with various technology companies, most notably the customer experience platform Medallia, as the General Manager of their U.S. operations and later the EMEA region. Under his leadership the region became the highest performing part of the business where he oversaw program implementation, managed services, technical support, partner success, as well as strategy and business operations.

A Harvard and U.S. Air Force Academy graduate, Whiting spent seven years in the U.S. Air Force as a physicist leading USD1bn+ scientific projects. Following his service, Whiting kick-started his professional career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company.

Hendrik Wildhagen Director

Hendrik Wildhagen Director

Berlin Investment Professionals

Hendrik ist seit 2019 Teil des Berliner Teams von Verdane. Davor war er mehr als fünf Jahre für GCA Altium in Frankfurt und Tokio tätig, wo sein Fokus auf M&A und Fundraising Transaktionen im Technologie-Sektor lag. Außerdem bekleidete er Positionen im Investment Banking bei NIBC und im Business Development Team von Henkel.

Bei Verdane liegt sein Schwerpunkt auf der Identifikation von neuen Investment-Möglichkeiten und dem Vorantreiben des Wachstums unserer bestehenden Beteiligungen im Software- und Consumer-Internet-Sektor.

Hendrik hat ein Masterstudium in Finance und Accounting an der Universität Mannheim und ein Bachelorstudium an der Munich Business School absolviert. Während seines Studiums verbrachte er Auslandssemester an der Pontifica Universidad Católica in Chile and am Instituto Universitario ESEADE in Argentinien

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Hendrik ist seit 2019 Teil des Berliner Teams von Verdane. Davor war er mehr als fünf Jahre für GCA Altium in Frankfurt und Tokio tätig, wo sein Fokus auf M&A und Fundraising Transaktionen im Technologie-Sektor lag. Außerdem bekleidete er Positionen im Investment Banking bei NIBC und im Business Development Team von Henkel.

Bei Verdane liegt sein Schwerpunkt auf der Identifikation von neuen Investment-Möglichkeiten und dem Vorantreiben des Wachstums unserer bestehenden Beteiligungen im Software- und Consumer-Internet-Sektor.

Hendrik hat ein Masterstudium in Finance und Accounting an der Universität Mannheim und ein Bachelorstudium an der Munich Business School absolviert. Während seines Studiums verbrachte er Auslandssemester an der Pontifica Universidad Católica in Chile and am Instituto Universitario ESEADE in Argentinien

Filippa Wingårdh Financial Controller

Filippa Wingårdh Financial Controller

Stockholm Finance & Administration

Filippa Wingårdh joined Verdane`s Stockholm office in 2021 as a Financial Controller. Prior to joining Verdane, she worked at Deloitte in its Business Process Solution service line as a Senior Consultant. At Deloitte, Filippa worked on different projects including controlling, financial analysis and system implementation across a broad range of companies and industries.

Education: Filippa holds a BSc degree in Strategic Management and Financial Management from Lund University.

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Filippa Wingårdh joined Verdane`s Stockholm office in 2021 as a Financial Controller. Prior to joining Verdane, she worked at Deloitte in its Business Process Solution service line as a Senior Consultant. At Deloitte, Filippa worked on different projects including controlling, financial analysis and system implementation across a broad range of companies and industries.

Education: Filippa holds a BSc degree in Strategic Management and Financial Management from Lund University.

Maria Anette Wittingsrud Data Analyst

Maria Anette Wittingsrud Data Analyst

Oslo Elevate

Maria joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2020, after earning her MSc degree in Business Analytics from BI Norwegian Business School.

As a data analyst, Maria enables data-driven decisions throughout the organisation and the Verdane ecosystem by bridging data management and business intelligence to create competitive advantage for Verdane’s holdings.

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Maria joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2020, after earning her MSc degree in Business Analytics from BI Norwegian Business School.

As a data analyst, Maria enables data-driven decisions throughout the organisation and the Verdane ecosystem by bridging data management and business intelligence to create competitive advantage for Verdane’s holdings.

Maggie Yang Associate, IR & Business Development

Maggie Yang Associate, IR & Business Development

Oslo Funds & Customers

Maggie joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2018 following her completion of a 2.5-year internship at Verdane alongside her Master’s degree. Prior to her Master’s, she was an associate at a fintech startup focused on hedge fund investor services. Maggie also has experience from international banking at two of Australia’s largest commercial banks (ANZ and CBA), and has been part of an Australian youth delegation to the OECD Forum.

Education: Maggie holds an MSc in Business, majoring in finance, from BI Norwegian Business School and a BCom in Finance and Accounting from University of Melbourne.

Maggie is currently on maternity leave.

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Maggie joined Verdane’s Oslo office in 2018 following her completion of a 2.5-year internship at Verdane alongside her Master’s degree. Prior to her Master’s, she was an associate at a fintech startup focused on hedge fund investor services. Maggie also has experience from international banking at two of Australia’s largest commercial banks (ANZ and CBA), and has been part of an Australian youth delegation to the OECD Forum.

Education: Maggie holds an MSc in Business, majoring in finance, from BI Norwegian Business School and a BCom in Finance and Accounting from University of Melbourne.

Maggie is currently on maternity leave.