Here’s who does what...
Here’s who does what...
Ståle Bjørnstad is the CEO of Cxense, and responsible for driving the company towards its mission of understanding better than anyone what people want, and delivering the most relevant user experiences online.
Ståle has extensive experience from several financial institutions, such as Handelsbanken Capital Markets, where he most recently was Head of Corporate Finance, and Head of Equities prior to that. Ståle has also held key roles in DnB NOR Markets and Alfred Berg Norge.
Ståle has degrees from Norges Handelshøyskole (NHH), the Norwegian School of Economics, and Johannes Kepler Universität Linz in Austria, in international trade.
Email: staale dot bjornstad at cxense dot com
As the CFO, Jørgen Loeng is responsible for accounting, financial projections, performance measurement and improvements, as well as investor communication. Prior to Cxense, Jørgen was a partner at the management consulting and investment firm, Cardo Partners, where he lead a number of profit improvement programs, as well as strategy advisory and commercial due-diligence projects. He has also worked as a Corporate Finance associate in the Danske Bank Group where he worked with financial modeling, valuation , M&A and public listings.
Jørgen holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Email: jorgen dot loeng at cxense dot com
As Chief Technology Officer, Aleksander Øhrn is in charge of the overall technological strategy for Cxense. His particular focus is on ensuring that the Extraordinary Insight Engine both enables unique user experiences and serves as a foundation for the ecosystems of our customers and partners.
Before joining Cxense, Aleksander worked for Microsoft’s Bing web search engine, particularly in the area of analytics, and was Chief Scientist for FAST, where he worked on search technology and computational linguistics.
Aleksander has a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and holds a position as Adjunct Professor at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway.
Email: aleksander dot ohrn at cxense dot com
Tom is the Chief Product Officer (CPO) at Cxense, responsible for the strategic development of Cxense’s product portfolio, working closely with both the engineering and commercially-oriented teams. Prior to becoming CPO at Cxense, Tom was GM for Cxense North America after Cxense’s acquiston of the Ramp Media business where he served as CEO of Ramp.
Prior to Ramp, Tom has held roles including SVP/GM of the Consumer Division at NameMedia, senior vice president and general manager of MIVA Inc.’s North American division, responsible for both MIVA’s U.S. online advertising network as well as the company’s consumer business, and senior operating roles managing Terra Lycos’ global search & publishing divisions.
Tom has also served on the IAB Search Engine Committee and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Email: tom dot wilde at cxense dot com
As Chief Operating Officer, Vigleik leads the global sales team and the team responsible for getting our customers successfully onboarded to the Cxense platform. His organisation also provides Support and Best Practice consulting services to our customers across the world.
Before joining Cxense, Vigleik was Senior Manager in PwC Consulting leading the Supply Chain Management area which consisted of 15-20 consultants. He has extensive experience, and a proven track record within lean transformations and operational improvements for various companies.
Vigleik holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Email: vigleik dot takle at cxense dot com
Camilla G. Moen is head of Human Resources at Cxense globally. In her role she provides leadership and coordination of all of the company‘s Human Resource functions. Prior to taking on this role, Camilla held key positions in marketing and sales operations at Cxense after joining the company in 2010. Camilla also serves as the Board Secretary to the Cxense BoD.
Prior to joining Cxense, Camilla was with Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) for ten years, and worked at Microsoft after FAST was acquired by the company in 2008.
Camilla has a BA in International Relations and Communications from Clark University in Massachusetts, and a MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics (LSE).
Email: camilla dot moen at cxense dot com
As Chief Business Development Officer, John T. Sviland is responsible for Business Development and sales driven innovation in Cxense. He is responsible for growing the company’s global customer base focusing on new verticals and use cases, as well as creating life-time customers.
Before Cxense, John was Senior Vice President at FAST, driving the media, entertainment, retail and communications sector, and subsequently Director Communication Sector at Microsoft. He has two decades of experience in technology sales and business development working in the media, search, VOIP/telecom, networking and broadcasting fields.
John holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah.
Email: john dot sviland at cxense dot com
Dan Gesser is Senior Vice President of Sales for Cxense in North America.
Prior to joining Cxense, Dan was the North America Sales Leader for Customer Analytics at IBM. Dan joined IBM with the 2013 acquisition of the mobile customer engagement start-up, Xtify. He built and led the sales organization for Xtify and was responsible for new customer engagements, working closely with the C-Suite of companies from Coca-Cola to the U.S. Federal Government.
Dan is an experienced and innovative digital marketer with a proven track record of building engagement and ROI in B2B and B2C environments.
Anne Roland works as General Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in Cxense. In her role she oversees business development and customer success in those markets, enabling partners and customers to grow and succeed using Cxense technology and services.
Prior to Cxense Anne has had several leadership roles in the SaaS industry. She came to Cxense from Meltwater Group where she strategically helped develop the company into a significant, global SaaS player within media intelligence, with more than 1000 employees. Anne held various positions during her time at Meltwater Group and most recently as Area Director for Customer Success.
Anne holds a Masters of Science degree in business from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
Email: anne dot roland at cxense dot com
As Senior Vice President, Business Development, and GM Japan, Ryoichi Egawa leads Cxense Japan. He is charged with building the company into the leading provider of online cloud-based monetization services in the market.
Before joining Cxense, Egawa had more than 10 years of experience in leadership roles in the software industry. Most recently, Egawa was Director of Sales at FAST and, subsequently, in the Digital Marketing Platform Group at Microsoft. Before this he served as Sales Director in Autonomy and Field Alliance Manager in IBM Japan. Egawa also has experience in IT consulting at Oracle.
Egawa holds a Master’s degree in Information Science and Education from Shiga University.
Email: ryoichi dot egawa at cxense dot com
Tore Frihagen is EVP Strategic Alliances, and responsible for growing our partners globally.
Before Cxense, Tore was Vice President for EMEA at FAST, and Senior Director for Channel Sales in Microsoft. He has extensive international experience in business development and sales, working with both industry leaders such as Oracle and Microsoft as well as several successful start-up companies over the last 20 years.
Tore holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Email: tore dot frihagen at cxense dot com
Gabriel D'Onofrio works as General Manager (GM) for Cxense Latin America. In his role he oversees sales, business development and customer success in the Latin American market, enabling customers and partners to grow and succeed using Cxense technology and services. Prior to Cxense, Gabriel has held several leadership roles in the technology and online industry for over 20 years.
Gabriel holds a Master in IT and Telecommunication Business in UCA (Catholic University of Argentina) as well he had a PMD (Program for Management Development) in ESADE, Spain. He also holds a Bachelor in Marketing and a Bachelor in Advertising.
Email: gabriel dot donofrio at cxense dot com
As SVP Global Engineering , Øyvind Hopsnes is responsible for managing a globally distributed engineering organization that implements and operates the Cxense products and services, and executes the company’s defined technology strategy. His particular focus is on ensuring service engineering excellence through developing processes and best practices for a leading service organization.
Prior to joining Cxense, Øyvind held various engineering manager roles for Microsoft Office delivering Delve and Search to SharePoint and Exchange in Office 2010 and 2013, and helped take SharePoint from an on-premise solution to a full service offering. Prior to that, Øyvind has broad experience ranging from building core network for a Telco to delivering business critical applications for customers across Europe.
Øyvind holds a MSc degree in computer science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Simon works as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Engineering at Cxense Russia and leads several Engineering teams. Before Cxense’s acquisition of Maxifier, Volman served as VP of Engineering at Maxifier responsible for technical leadership, product roadmap and development.
Prior to Maxifier Simon Volman was associated with Magenta Technology, where he built and launched more than ten technical projects in various problem domains.
Simon holds a Master’s degree in Information Technology from Samara State Aerospace University and is the author of more than 20 articles on an array of technical topics, including knowledge management, business intelligence and data mining.
As head of Global Professional Services, Magnus leads the the organization delivering all onboarding and consulting services in Cxense. His global team consists of system architects, developers, analysts and consultants, and are located across the world to help provide the best service for our customers.
Before joining Cxense, Magnus was a Manager in PwC Consulting as part of the Strategy and Operations team. He worked both in Norway and the Middle-East, and gained extensive experience in strategy development, operational improvement, cost cutting and organizational change projects.
Magnus holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Rolf Michelsen is the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Engineering at Cxense Norway, and leads the engineering teams there. Rolf's focus is primarily on combining stable and sustainable operation of our services with rapid development of these services.
Rolf has worked on large-scale web information services for 20 years, starting with building the then largest and freshest web search engine launched in 1999 by FAST. He has experience both from startups and large enterprises, having served as a manager for Microsoft Bing and Microsoft Office and for Telenor, the leading telco in Norway.
Rolf holds a MSc degree in electrical engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Sekino heads up Cxense Onboarding & Professional Services (OPS) in Japan, delivering onboarding and consulting services for our customers in Japan.
Prior to joining Cxense, Sekino has held Services and PM roles for companies such as the IT security and data protection company, Sophos, as well as Fast Search & Transfer (FAST), where he lead a team of six delivering projects for large enterprise customers.
Sekino has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Keio University, Japan’s first modern institution of higher learning founded in 1858.
Email: tatsuya dot sekino at cxense dot com
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