Our management team
Chief Executive Officer
Graham Williams served as Chair of the Board of Huddly from April 2016 until January 2023. Williams has extensive experience in the visual collaboration industry, having held various roles over the course of 35 years. He has, inter alia, led the once-small company iVision to become the leading videoconferencing integrator in the Asia Pacific region, which in 2011 resulted in iVision being acquired by Telstra Ltd, Australia's largest telecommunications provider. Williams has also invested in start-up companies such as Pexip AS. Williams holds a total of 1,560,000 options in the company. Graham Williams and related parties hold 21,744,655 shares in the company. He is a British and Australian citizen.
Abhijit Saha Banik
Chief Financial Officer
Abhijit Banik is Huddly’s Chief Financial Officer. He joined the company in 2022 as VP of Strategy. Banik has experience from management consulting house Arkwright, where he advised clients across a wide range of industries and functions, such as energy and private equity. In addition, he served as Director of Strategy at Story House Egmont, a leading Nordic media company. Abhijit Banik holds a Master of Science in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Banik holds a total of 160,000 options and 30,000 shares in the company. He is a Norwegian citizen.
Stein Ove Eriksen
Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer
Stein Ove Eriksen is Huddly's Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer. He is also an elected observer to the Board of Directors. Eriksen has a total of 13 years of industry experience, obtained by holding various roles in Tandberg/Cisco from 2009-2013 and at Huddly from 2013 until today. Eriksen holds a Master of Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Eriksen holds 1,344,000 options in the company. Stein Ove Eriksen and related parties jointly hold 7,970,928 shares in the company. He is a Norwegian citizen.
Chief Commercial Officer
Daniel Johansson is Chief Commercial Officer at Huddly. He joined Huddly in 2022 with an extensive 20-year International Sales Leadership background. Daniel holds a Master of Science from the School of Business, Economics & Law at Gothenburg University. He has worked for Tandberg as Director Latin America, VP Southern Europe Middle East & Africa, President North Asia, and managed Cisco's Collaboration business in China and Japan. He has also served as Managing Director EMEA for the Video Business Unit in Avaya, Executive VP Global Sales & Marketing for the TV encryption company Conax, and Head of Corporate Development and M&A in leading French communications group Heroiks. He is a Swedish citizen. Johansson holds 500,000 options in the company.
Chief Manufacturing & Supply Chain Officer
Aslak Schia is Huddly's Chief Manufacturing & Supply Chain Officer. He joined Huddly in 2018. Schia is an experienced Chief Manufacturing & Supply Chain Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. He was most recently Product Lifecycle Program Manager and New Product Program Manager at Cisco and spent more than eight years with the company in various positions before joining Huddly. He also has experience as Project Manager at Scana Offshore and as a consultant for Tandberg Telecom through Partnertech. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering, specializing in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of South-Eastern Norway. Schia holds a total of 245,328 options and 49,715 shares in the company. He is a Norwegian citizen.
Chief Technology Officer
Vegard Hammer is Huddly's Chief Technical Officer. He joined Huddly in 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Hammer held the position of Software Manager at Cisco and Tandberg ASA for 15 years. Hammer holds a Master of engineering from the University of Agder, Norway. Vegard Hammer holds a total of 2,030,000 options in the company. He is a Norwegian citizen.
Knut Helge Teppan
Chief Design Officer
Knut Helge Teppan has been Huddly’s Chief Design Officer since 2017. Prior to joining the company, Teppan held positions at Tandberg ASA and Cisco, where he headed up cross-functional design and engineering teams. Teppan’s work has been recognized beyond his work at the company, as his design teams have been awarded 23 national and international design awards. Teppan holds a Master of Science in Product Design Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Teppan holds a total of 1,262,000 options in the company. In addition, Knut Helge Teppan and related parties hold 2,400,000 shares in the company. He is a Norwegian citizen.
Executive Vice President of Product Organization
Rósa Stensen currently holds the position of Executive Vice President of Product Organization at Huddly, having joined the company in 2022. Stensen obtained a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. She has over ten years of experience in Project and Contract Management, having previously worked at Royal Dutch Shell’s Major Projects division and AF Gruppen ASA’s Construction. Stensen also served as the Senior Director of Customer Success and Product Management at Aize, a company under the Aker Group, where she developed industrial software as a service. She is an Icelandic citizen.
VP Product, Growth and Solutions
A seasoned product manager with 25 years of experience in large enterprises and startups, specializing in communications and collaboration, applied AI/ML, cloud and edge services, and hardware. Demonstrated expertise in developing customer-driven product strategies, building strong teams, and leading planning, design, and full-stack development while consistently launching first versions of new products. Significant recent roles include Group Product Manager at Microsoft Corp, where contributions spanned Azure Edge, Azure Percept, Microsoft Teams, and Skype. Entrepreneurially driven, having founded or co-founded ventures such as Tulemod, Xprevo, and Boxfish, each targeting unique market opportunities. Additionally, served as an advisor and angel investor to companies like Neurolabs, Amobee, Altia Systems, and Jajah, supporting their successful growth and exit.
Håvard Alstad is Huddly’s VP Engineering. He joined Huddly in 2014 and has previously been holding roles such as Technical Product Manager and Team Lead in Huddly. Prior to joining the Company, Alstad worked as a consultant at Data Respons, working on projects for Tandberg/ Cisco, Projectiondesign, and Kongsberg. He holds a Master of Science in Informatics from the University of Oslo.
VP People and Culture
Anne Svarstad is VP People and Culture at Huddly. She joined the company in 2021 as People and Culture Manager. Svarstad possesses broad experience in organizational development and providing HR services across diverse nationalities and cultures, both strategically and operationally. She holds a Master's in Marketing from Norges Markedshøyskole (BI/NMH). Prior to joining the company, she held positions such as European Business Operations leader in McKesson/Norsk Medisinaldepot AS and various roles in HR in TANDBERG/Cisco. She is a Norwegian citizen.
Board of Directors
Chair of the Board
Jostein Devold is a Norwegian citizen and a member of the board of directors. Since 2010, Devold has been the Managing Director of Mertoun Capital, an investment company controlled by Leif Hübert. Mr. Devold has 12 years of experience as investment director in Rasmussen Group and Aweco Invest AS / A Wilhelmsen Group, and eight years of experience from Corporate Finance (Saga Securities/Danske Bank). Devold has held board positions in several listed companies like Otrum, Expert, Avantor, and Norwegian Property. Current positions include Norsk Stål and NOAH. Devold holds a total of 1,040,000 options in the company. Jostein Devold and related parties hold 15,545,471 shares in the company.
Kristian Kolberg is a Norwegian citizen and a member of the board of directors. Mr. Kolberg is Owner / Partner of Kolberg Gruppen, a family office engaged in property management, development, and investment management. Previously they were a leading player in the Norwegian Automotive Industry. Mr. Kolberg is also chairman/member of the board of Kolberg Motors AS, Foreningen Ensjøbyen, SensCom AS, Kolberg Holding AS, and Multiplikator AS. Kolberg holds a total of 1,200,000 options in the company. Kristian Kolberg and associated parties hold 11,545,000 shares in the company.
Stein Ove Eriksen
Elected Observer to the Board of Directors
Stein Ove Eriksen is a Norwegian citizen and the company's Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer. He is also an elected observer to the Board of Directors. Eriksen has a total of 13 years of industry experience, obtained by holding various roles in Tandberg/Cisco from 2009-2013 and at Huddly from 2013 until today. Eriksen holds a Master of Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Eriksen holds 1,560,000 options in the company. Stein Ove Eriksen and related parties jointly hold 7,970,928 shares in the company.
Michael Brandofino is an American citizen and an experienced business leader with a proven track record of leadership positions in technology companies on a global basis. He is currently President and COO at Caregility. Mr. Bandofino also serves on the Board of Yorktel and is the chairman of the Board of IMCCA, an organization with over 5000 members focused on collaboration and communication. His past experience comprises several leadership positions in different IT and consultancy businesses. He has a Business education from Pace University – Lubin School of Business. He is a resident of Bridgewater, New Jersey, USA.
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