The Pexip Management Team
Pexip Management Team
Trond K. Johannessen, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Trond has 25 years of experience managing global business development, mainly in business-to-business sectors. He was previously CEO of Embron Group, SVP at Tomra Systems and Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company. He also has extensive board experience and is currently a board member of Webstep, a publicly listed IT consultancy.
Trond holds a Master of Economics degree from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.
Øystein Dahl Hem, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Øystein Dahl Hem is the Company's CFO, a position he has held since the middle of 2019. Øystein has extensive management and industry experience after working with business-to-business sales and marketing in Telenor Norway for four years, two of which within the video collaboration industry, two years working with strategy for Telenor Norway and two years working for McKinsey.
Øystein holds a Master of Science and Technology degree in Industrial Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (2010).
Nicolas Cormier, Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Nicolas Cormier is the Company's CTO, a position he has held since September 2021. He was previously Chief Operating Officer (COO) from 2020. Nico has extensive industry experience and expertise after working eight years with Pexip.
Nico holds a Master of Information Technology degree from Macquarie University (2009), a Master of Computer Science degree from European Institute of Technology (2008) and a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from European Institute of Technology (2006).
Åsmund Olav Fodstad, Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)
Åsmund Olav Fodstad is the Chief Revenue Officer of Pexip, a position he has held since September 2021. He was previously the President of Global Sales & APAC from March 2018. Before assuming the leadership role, he served as the company’s CEO, Executive Vice President for worldwide sales and marketing since he joined in 2013. Åsmund brings more than 25 years experience in executive leadership positions at technology companies to Pexip. At Pexip, Fodstad manages the direction of the company's activities in sales, channels and direct responsibility of the sales activities in APAC. Åsmund is a join leader in an ongoing project of ensuring Pexip is the "Best Place to Work" with a strong emphasis on company culture and core values.
Prior to joining Pexip, Åsmund served as CEO for Norwegian business software and CRM manufacturer SuperOffice, Vice President Asia Pacific for video conferencing pioneer Tandberg, and Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing for the solar power innovator REC Solar AS. Åsmund is an active advocate for a leadership style that is based on mutual respect, trust, and honesty.
Åsmund holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce, International Business, from the BI Norwegian Business School.
Ingrid Woodhouse, Chief People Officer (CPO)
Ingrid is Pexip's Chief People Officer. Ingrid joined Pexip in November 2018 and is responsible Pexip's employees and their development in Pexip.
Prior to joining Pexip, Ingrid has 15 years of leadership experience within people and professional development in McKinsey & Company, as well as serving as the general manager for Juvelér Langaard. She is Høyskolekandidat from BI.
Patricia Auseth, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
Patricia holds the position of Chief of Marketing at Pexip with the objective to accelerate the organization towards its vision and goals.
She has 20 years of experience from growth companies, having helped transform businesses and organizations that have disrupted industries and become Great Places to Work. Patricia has extensive background in the collaboration/technology industry having held senior positions in TANDBERG, Cisco, Acano and at Disruptive Technologies.
Patricia holds an International Bachelors degree from ESADE, Spain, and NMH/BI Norway.
John Thorneycroft, SVP of Business Management
John Thorneycroft is Pexip’s SVP of Business Management and is responsible for ensuring that Pexip’s products and propositions are aligned with the market.
Prior to joining Pexip in August 2020, he led the Strategy function at Kinly, a major visual collaboration specialist. Between 2013-2016, John led the Commercial and Marketing functions of the UK Business Division of BT Group, where he also previously served in other commercial and strategy roles.
John holds an MA in Economics from Cambridge University (1999).
John Harald Grønningen, President EMEA
John Harald Grønningen is the Company's President of EMEA. John Harald joined Pexip in 2015, serving first as the VP of Sales Southern Europe before leading EMEA from 2016. He has extensive experience with leading both EMEA and global sales teams across different industries, and is a 15 year industry veteran including 10 years at Tandberg in a variety of positions.
John Harald holds a Master of Science (Msc) in Business Administration and Management from BI Norwegian Business School.
Karl Hantho, President, Americas
Karl Hantho leads the Americas business for Pexip, a position he has held since 2013 when he joined Videxio as the 1st employee in the Americas. Mr Hantho has extensive leadership experience including being the President of Tandberg in the Americas between 1997 and 2004.
Karl received a Masters of Business Administration degree from McGill University and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University. Over the years, Karl has held several Board positions and has been involved with industry associations working to evangelize and grow the adoption of videoconferencing.
Paul Pettersson, President, APAC
Paul Pettersson is the President for Pexip in APAC and has over 20 years of experience in the video and collaboration industry around the globe. Paul has led high touch sales, channel partner management, vertical integration and business development all of which would support customers in simplifying complex video conferencing and empowering people to collaborate. Paul is a strong advocate of enabling creative collaboration solutions to help customers enhance their business outcomes. Paul has a relentless obsession to drive employee satisfaction through a strong focus on the company culture and core values.
Prior to joining Pexip in January 2021, Paul held leadership positions in Cisco Systems and Tandberg across Europe, The Middle East and Asia. Paul is currently based in Singapore where he lives with his family.