The Pexip Management Team
Pexip Management Team
Odd Sverre Østlie, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Odd Sverre Østlie is the Company's CEO, a position he has held since March 2018. Mr Østlie has extensive management experience from his 12 years in management positions within the industry. Prior to Pexip, he worked five years with video and audio/video system integration, of which he served as CEO of Kinly AS from September 2017 to March 2018 and as president and CEO of Viju Group from January 2014 to September 2017. He also worked four years as GM/Sr. Director for Cisco Systems in various commercial and technical leadership roles, two years as VP in Tandberg in leading commercial and technical go-to-market for immersive telepresence, UC and service providers, two years as a consumer lead in commercial go-to-market for Microsoft's consumer offering in Norway and three years as engagement manager at McKinsey working with high-tech and telecom clients across Europe.
Mr Østlie holds a Master of Science degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (2003).
Giles Russell Chamberlin, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Co-Founder
Giles Russell Chamberlin is the Company's CTO, a position he has held since October 2018. Mr Chamberlin has extensive industry experience after having worked with software development since 1984 (36 years) and video conferencing software development since 1994 (26 years).
Mr Chamberlin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics from University of Bath (1984) and a Master of Science degree in Software Engineering from University of Oxford (2012).
Tom Erik Lia, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Co-Founder
Tom Erik Lia is the Company's CCO, a position he has held since October 2018. Mr Lia has 26 years industry experience in total. As CCO, Mr Lia leads the Company’s go-to-market strategy. As co-founder and CEO of Videxio from 2011 to 2018, Mr Lia built a successful cloud-based video conferencing service that merged with Pexip 1.0 in December of 2018. Prior to Videxio, Mr Lia was Vice President of Research & Development at Tandberg (now Cisco) from 1994 to 2011, where he was managing, creating and building video collaboration product portfolios, including working on product and technology strategy and acquisitions, product management and software development. During the period 1998-2010, Mr Lia also filed and published several international patents within the industry.
Mr Lia holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Nw.: Ingeniør) in Computer and Electronic Engineering from Østfold Ingeniørhøgskole (1991), a Bachelor with Honors degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Bristol University (1993) and a Master of Engineering (Nw.: Sivilingeniør) degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (1993).
Nicolas Cormier, Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Nicolas Cormier is the Company's COO, a position he has held since January 2020. Mr Cormier has extensive industry experience and expertise after working eight years with Pexip.
Mr Cormier 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).
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. Mr Hem has extensive management and industry experience after working with business-to-business sales and marketing in Telenor Norway for four years, two of which included the video collaboration industry, working with strategy in Telenor Norway for two years and working with McKinsey for two years.
Mr Hem holds a Master of Science and Technology degree in Industrial Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (2010).
Åsmund Olav Fodstad, President Global Sales & APAC
Åsmund Olav Fodstad is the President Global Sales & APAC of Pexip, a position he has held since March 2018. Before assuming the leadership role, he served as the company’s CEO, Executive Vice President for worldwide sales and marketing from his joining in 2013. Fodstad 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. Fodstad has a joint lead with the 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, Fodstad 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. Fodstad is an active advocate for a leadership style that is based on mutual respect, trust, and honesty.
Fodstad holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce, International Business, from the BI Norwegian Business School.
John Harald Grønningen, President EMEA
John Harald Grønningen is the Company's President of EMEA. John joined Pexip in 2015, serving first as the VP of Sales Southern Europe before leading EMEA from 2016. He has extensive experience with leading 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 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.
Mr Hantho received a Masters of Business Administration degree from McGill University and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University. Over the years, Mr Hantho has held several Board positions and has been involved with industry associations working to evangelize and grow the adoption of videoconferencing.
Ingrid Woodhouse - VP People & Development
Ingrid is Pexip's VP of People and Development. 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.