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Board of Directors

The board of directors has extended experience and has the ultimate responsibility for the management of Ørn Software. It’s main responsibilities are to determine and oversee the Ørn’s overall vision, objectives and strategy. The board of directors ensures that the company’s activities are well organised, keeping itself informed about the company’s financial situation and ensuring that the company’s risk exposure is handled by the management in an appropriate way.

Board of Directors

Joar Welde, Chairman

Joar Welde is a partner in Viking Venture. He has extensive experience in M&A and business modelling and is an important resource for several of Viking Venture's portfolio companies.
In addition, he has more than 15 years of experience from investing in software companies. Mr. Welde has a BBA from the Norwegian Business School and an MBA from the University of Warwick. Welde was born in 1972.

Erik Fjellvær Hagen

Erik Fjellvær Hagen is the Managing Partner and founder of Viking Venture. He has over 30 years of experience in the software industry and his background brings a dynamic combination of strategic, operational and entrepreneurial experience to all portfolio companies of Viking Venture.
Mr. Hagen has previously worked at McKinsey & Company, Netcom GSM ASA, Schibsted and Arthur Andersen. He has an MCS in Computer Science from the Norwegian Institute of Technology and an MBA from INSEAD. Hagen was born in 1966.

Anne Lise Waal

Anne Lise Waal is CO-CEO and CTO of Attensi AS, a provider of 3D "gamified" simulation training for large corporations. Prior to joining Attensi, Waal held the position as Senior Producer with Funcom. Waal also has previous experience as consultant with Computas and Troux, and as Senior Advisor for IT Strategy & Architecture with Norske Skog AS. Waal has experience as a board member from her positions as director on the boards of Krillbite Studio, StartupLab Founders and Fotoware.
Waal holds a MSc in Computer Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and has also studied philosophy and computer science at the University of Oslo. Waal was born in 1978.

Berit Lid Scharff

Berit Lid Scharff is the founder of Inlustro Consulting, where she assists companies with strategic marketing, business development, communication, design and PR services. Prior to founding Inlustro Consulting, Scharff worked with marketing at various organizations, including Save the Children Norway, Tandberg, Cisco and 4Subsea. Scharff is also a member of the Board of Directors of Xait.
Scharff holds a Master of Business and Marketing and an MBA, both from BI Norwegian Business School. Scharff has also completed an Executive MBA program at the National University of Singapore, and studied anthropology at the University of Oslo. Scharff was born in 1969.

Terje Wibe

Terje Wibe is the Chief Executive Officer of Mercell Holding AS, a company providing a digital platform for public tenders. Mr. Wibe has industry background from various management (incl. CEO) and consulting positions, inter alia in Telenor as a Sales Director within the Media division, as Partner in the consulting firm Inventura and CEO of Kredinor and Dagbladet. He has an EMP from INSEAD. Wibe was born in 1966.

Management Team

Sten-Roger Karlsen, Chief Executive Officer

Sten-Roger Karlsen is the Chief Executive Officer of Ørn, a position he has held since November 2018. Prior to that, Karlsen held the position as VP Customer Success of Ørn. Karlsen has previously also held positions as, inter alia, Chief Operating Officer of Star Information Systems, a provider of maritime software solutions and services, as Sales and Marketing Director of Sensorlink, a company providing solutions for pipeline integrity management, and as Chief Operating Officer of Ecowat AS, a company developing water treatment technologies for the oil and gas industry.
Karlsen holds a Master of Science in water and environmental science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and has also studied construction engineering at Sør-Trøndelag University College (HiST). Karlsen was born in 1974.

Vidar André Løken, Chief Financial Officer

Vidar André Løken is the Chief Financial Officer of Ørn, a position he has held since November 2016. Løken has significant experience within auditing, accounting and management consulting through positions with KPMG and PwC, including as partner and executive leader of PwC in Moss, Norway.
Løken holds a Master's degree in accounting and auditing from BI Norwegian Business School. Løken was born in 1974.

Christina Roselló, VP People & Culture

Christina Roselló works as Vice President for People and Culture at Ørn, a position she has held since October 2020. Since October 2017, Roselló held the position as Head of HR and Ørn's Trondheim department. Roselló has also worked as team leader for Digital Interactions with Telia, as HR Manager for Verdande Technology globally. She has also worked with sales in Sticos AS and Eniro, and with recruitment at Jobzone.
Roselló holds a Cand.mag. degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and has also studied basic medicine and pharmacology at the Oslo University College. Roselló was born in 1972.

Torgeir Pedersen, Chief Product Officer

Torgeir Pedersen is the Chief Product Officer of Ørn, a position he has held since October 2020. Prior to that, Pedersen acted as Chief Technical Officer of Ørn. His previous experience includes CEO positions at Trollhetta AS and Triona AS, as well as Product Management NetWeaver Identity Management at SAP and various positions at Maxware. Pedersen studied at the Technical College of the Norwegian Army. Pedersen was born in 1971.

Nicolas Iannone, VP Sales

Nicolas Iannone works as Vice President of Sales at Ørn, a position he has held since January 2020. Prior to that, Iannone was the CEO and co-owner of Pixelwerk AS, a company which was acquired by Ørn in January 2020. Prior to that, Iannone's previous experience includes acting as General Manager for Comfort Hotel in Florø, Norway, as well as various directorships within the tourism industry in western Norway.
Iannone holds a Bachelor's degree in Business, Hospitality and Tourism from the Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Iannone was born in 1981.

Ole Jørgen Aarvik, VP Customer Success

Ole Jørgen Aarvik works as Vice President of Customer Success at Ørn, a position he has held since October 2020. Aarvik has also held various other positions at Ørn since joining the Group in February 2014, including as Head of Department in Moss, Norway and Vice President for Industrial Applications. Aarvik also has previous experience from working with engineering at Oceaneering Asset Integrity. Aarvik holds a Master of Science in Marine Technology from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Aarvik was born in 1982.

Kaare Olsen, Chief Technical Officer

Kaare Olsen is the Chief Technical Officer of Ørn, a position he has held since October 2020. Prior to that, Olsen has also been Lead Developer and Head of Software Development at Ørn, as well as worked as Solution Architect and Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Directorate of Health for 10 years.
Olsen holds a Bachelor's degree in data engineering from Sør-Trøndelag University College (HiST) Olsen was born in 1979.