Christian Printzell Halvorsen is the CEO of Cxense. Christian is a digital native executive with over 17 years of experience in online and technology companies. He has a proven track record of creating value through strong revenue and profitability growth, as well as through transforming organizations, products, tech platforms and business models.
Prior to joining Cxense, Christian held several key roles at Schibsted ASA, including Chief Product Officer of Schibsted Classified Media, and CEO of FINN.no AS. Prior to leading FINN.no, he served as Vice President of Strategy and Product Development Division and was responsible for developing all of Schibsted's marketplace products. From 2009 to 2014, he was also a member of Group Management of Schibsted Norway.
Christian is a graduate engineer from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway.
Email: christian dot halvorsen at cxense dot com
As Chief Data Scientist, Kimmo is responsible for developing and implementing Cxense's data strategy. Throughout his career as a serial entrepreneur and leader at Enreach, Webmie, Xtract and other technology companies, Kimmo has focussed on helping companies understand their customers better by using behavioural and audience data. He is passionate about applying advanced mathematics, data science and machine learning to find innovative solutions to business problems.
Kimmo holds an M.Sc. in Physics and Information Science from Helsinki University of Science and is a Board Member of the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology.
Email: kimmo dot kiviluoto 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 Executive Vice President, Business Development, John T. Sviland is an integral part of the Cxense global sales organization. He is responsible for growing the company’s global customer base and driving adoption and retention to create 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
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
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
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
Birger Søiland is General Manager North America at Cxense. He is responsible for business development, sales, and customer success, enabling partners and customers to grow and succeed using Cxense technology and services.
Birger has several years of experience in sales and management from the media industry and native advertising. Before joining Cxense, he built up the Norwegian subsidiary of Nordiske Medier A/S, the largest B2B publisher in the Nordics, to become a noticeable media outlet within the oil & gas industry. Birger has a background as an entrepreneur and has successfully built and sold a native advertising start-up in Norway.
Birger holds a Bachelor of Arts & Science with a major in Communications from Stetson University in Florida, USA.
Email: birger dot soiland at cxense dot com
Igor works as General Manager for Russia in Cxense. He leads Cxense's largest development office and in his role oversees business and software development of Cxense’s product portfolio, making sure that both solutions and services are delivered with best possible quality.
He joined Cxense upon its acquisition of Maxifier, where Igor was Founder and CTO, developing world-class optimization software for online advertising and leading technology and business development activities. Among his clients were top-notch publishers and media companies, including Orange, Forbes, Rakuten, Guardian and many others.
Igor has a Dr. of Science degree in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) and the author of more than 100 papers in field of data mining, multi-agent technology, knowledge management, text understanding and business development, holds several patents and inventors certificates
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).