Executive Management

Jørgen Waaler

Jørgen Waaler CEO

Mr. Waaler has been CEO of StrongPoint since 2006 and prior to that he was the vice CEO for four years. Mr. Waaler has a deep and broad understanding within retail technology solutions, its market conditions and the commercial opportunities for StrongPoint. He has a BS degree in Business Administration and a MBA from University of Wyoming from 1983. Waaler has worked within IT his whole carrier. He held the position as IT manager in Fabritius AS 1983-87, Managing Director of Norsk Computer Industri AS 87-89, sales manager in Norsk Data AS 89-91, Managing Director of European Trading Corporation AS 91-97 and CEO of iGroup ASA 97-02. He joined StrongPoint in 2002, after a merger with iGroup, concurrent with StrongPoint’s public listing at OSE.

Anders Nilsen

Anders Nilsen CFO

Mr. Nilsen holds a Master of Arts in Management with Senior Honours from the University of St. Andrews, and a degree in IT from NITH. He has previous experience as Finance Manager in Konica Minolta Business Solutions Norway AS, and Financial Controller at UPC/Get and Helly Hansen. Nilsen started in PSI Group (currently StrongPoint) 10 April 2007.

Per Herseth

Per Herseth Senior Vice President & Business development, M&A

Per Herseth has extensive international experience within a range of industries and markets, and specializes in business development and internationalization. In addition to working as a business advisor / management consultant in companies like Asbjørn Habberstad AS / A.T. Kearney, Gardd McGillan & Co. AS, and Innovation Norway, Herseth has filled positions like Senior Vice President in Nycomed ASA with responsibilities for various business divisions. Herseth also spent several years abroad holding various positions in companies in China and the UK. Per holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor in Chinese from the University of Oslo / Fudan University in Shanghai. Herseth started in PSI Group (currently StrongPoint) 31 October 2013.

Per Haagensen

Per Haagensen Senior Vice President & Managing Director in Norway

Mr. Haagensen manages Sales&Service in Norway. Mr. Haagensen, who took office in 2010, has an MBA from BI – Norwegian School of Management. Before joining PSI Group (currently StrongPoint)he was Managing Director in Tomra AS for 12 years, resulting in leading insight and knowledge of technology solutions for the Retail segment.

Sven Calissendorff

Sven Calissendorff Senior Vice President & Managing Director in Sweden

Mr. Calissendorff has managed PSI Antonson since 2009 after first been marketing manager since 2004. He has been a sales manager with Berendsen and Ilford Photo. Mr. Calissendorrf holds a DIHM Diploma in marketing from IHM Business School.

Evaldas Budvilaitis

Evaldas Budvilaitis Senior Vice President & Managing Director Technology

Mr. Budvilaitis was co-founder and a major shareholder of New Vision Baltija. He worked all professional carrier within IT systems for Retail since 1993 and held different positions inside New Vision Group. The job experience includes Sales director and Managing director of company in Lithuania (1993 – 2000), Chairman of New Vision Lithuania and establishing business in Latvia and Estonia (2001 – 2003), CEO of New Vision Baltija since 2004 up to now. Mr. Budvilaitis is dipl. engineer of Electronic from Kaunas University of Technology (1993) and has MBA degree and joint diploma from ISM University of Management and Economics in Kaunas and BI Norwegian Business School (2002).

Leif Persson

Leif Persson Senior Vice President & Managing Director Label Solutions

Mr. Persson manages the business area Label Solutions. Mr. Persson has 29 years of experience from graphic industry within production at Tetra Pak, international technical sales at Akzo Nobel Inks and Elanders, sales and marketing at Trioplast and CEO at Sydetikett AB. Mr. Persson holds a DIHM Diploma in marketing from IHM Business School.

Roine Gabrielsson

Roine Gabrielsson Senior Vice President & Managing Director APAC

Mr. Gabrielsson has managed CashGuard since May 2012. Having worked more than 14 years in the IT software business he has broad experience and knowledge of international sales management, partner channel management and strategic marketing. His previous positions include Vice President Sales & Marketing with McAfee, Vice President Global Sales with Projectplace International, CEO with Synergica and Business Unit Manager with TJ Group. Mr. Gabrielsson has an MBA from Henley Business School, U.K

Lars-Åke Ericson Köpper

Lars-Åke Ericson Köpper Senior Vice President & Managing Director Cash Security

Mr. Köpper has managed SQS Security Cube System since September 2013. Mr. Köpper has a broad international experience from multinational companies in different roles where the common denominator has been change management and turn around. His previous positions include Scandinavian manager for a division within the engineering company GKN, and positions in Electrolux as Country Manager South Africa, Business Segment Manager, Financial manager and Supply Chain Manager. Mr Köpper has a MSc from The Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm) and a BSc Business Administration and Economics from the University of Stockholm.

Trond Kongrød

Trond Kongrød Senior Vice President & Managing Director EMEA

Mr. Kongrød has managed Vensafe since February 2009. Mr. Kongrød had 15 years of experience in retail before he took the role of CEO in Vensafe. He has held senior retail positions in Scandinavia such as sales manager at G-Sport, Norwegian largest retailer of sport. MD of THORN Norway, MD of THORN Sweden and MD of DER Denmark. THORN was a UK based retailer of electronics. Retail director of ICA Norway and later MD of ICA Norway. Mr. Kongrød is educated at the Norwegian Armed Forces.