Hans Fredrik Johansen | CEO
Mr. Johansen is an experienced international business development professional. His experience includes channel and direct sales throughout the value chain in several software and technology companies. Johansen has previously been Country Manager at MAP Skandinaviska, Business Manager at Ingram Micro, and Partner Manager at Confirmit. In his previous venture, Johansen established the Swedish company MAP Skandinaviska in Norway and succeeded in making the MAP Applications the market leader in Norway. Prior to being appointed to the position of CEO at Media Network Services, Mr. Johansen was serving as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Johansen received his Master of Business and Economics from The Norwegian School of Management BI (1997).
Tarik Cicic | CTO
Dr. Cicic is the founder of MNS and a world leading expert in IP network and multimedia conferencing. He completed his PhD degree at the University of Oslo (2002) researching on the reliability and availability of multicast (one-to-many) communications in IP networks. Cicic has previously worked as software development manager at Birdstep Technology (Oslo and Seattle) and been with Simula Research Laboratory at Fornebu for four years where his research focused on IP network resilience and availability.
Kjell Oksendal | CMO and SVP Global Alliances
Mr. Oksendal is a seasoned B2B sales and marketing professional with extensive experience from various regions including Europe, North America and APAC. Prior to joining Media Network Services (MNS), Kjell Oksendal was the global VP of marketing for Confirmit. Kjell Oksendal received his Master of Science in Marketing from BI Norwegian Business School in 1999.
Thor André Talhaug | CFO
Mr. Talhaug has a broad experience from the financial industry and is a valued advisor and board member to several high technology research based companies. Experience as Director/Partner in the Corporate Finance department at Enskilda Securites. His experience covers most transaction types from private and public placements of primary and secondary shares to IPO’s, mergers and acquisitions. Talhaug received his Master of Economics and Business Administration (1990), his State Authorised Public Accountant and Authorised Financial Analyst (1995) from The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration NHH.
Haakon Bryhni | Chief Solution Architect
Mr. Bryhni is a serial founder of high technology research based companies. He completed his PhD in high speed communication and multiprocessor server systems at the University of Oslo (1998), and his MSc at the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim (1991). Previous experience includes Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, and high speed internet protocols at Apple Research Labs in Cupertino, CA. Bryhni was co-founder of Advanced Communication Technology in 1998. This company was acquired by Birdstep Technology ASA in 2000, where Bryhni served as CTO until 2006. Bryhni received the Telenor research award in 2005.