Team

Our team

Our team combines more than 130 years of engineering experience. 

Our management team includes several successful entrepreneurs with proven experience in building great companies. Our commercial team has a long experience in business development, operations and technical sales which will help us explore and realise new business opportunities and enter successful partnerships around the Friend Cloud, making it into a thriving ecosystem.

Friend Software Corporation is the company behind the Friend Unifying Platform. Head over to our company website for contact details and more information about us.

Arne Peder Blix
Founder and CEO
Arne Peder Blix
Founder and CEO
Hogne Titlestad
Founder / Chief Architect / Chief Operations Officer
Hogne Titlestad
Founder / Chief Architect / Chief Operations Officer
Rune Trengereid
CEO Softmerge
Rune Trengereid
CEO Softmerge
Paul Lassa
Chief Product Officer
Paul Lassa
Chief Product Officer
Thomas Wollburg
Chief Technology Officer
Thomas Wollburg
Chief Technology Officer
Christoffer Herheim
Chief Commercial Officer
Christoffer Herheim
Chief Commercial Officer
Jolanda Engelvaart
CFO / Chairman
Jolanda Engelvaart
CFO / Chairman
David Pleasance
International Sales and Marketing
David Pleasance
International Sales and Marketing
Espen Olsen
Software Engineer
Espen Olsen
Software Engineer
François Lionet
Senior Software Engineer
François Lionet
Senior Software Engineer
Paweł Stefański
Software Engineer
Paweł Stefański
Software Engineer
Artur Langner
Systems engineer
Artur Langner
Systems engineer
Chris Andre Strømland
Software Engineer
Chris Andre Strømland
Software Engineer
Fritz Fjellaker
Art Director
Fritz Fjellaker
Art Director
Terje Gausel
Business Developer Nordics
Terje Gausel
Business Developer Nordics
Colin Proudfoot
Financial Advisor
Colin Proudfoot
Financial Advisor
Anneke Leigh
Business Advisor & Community Manager
Anneke Leigh
Business Advisor & Community Manager
Liat Perlman
Business Advisor
Liat Perlman
Business Advisor
Barry Kirk
Business Advisor
Barry Kirk
Business Advisor
Dan Wood
Media Manager - Europe/UK
Dan Wood
Media Manager - Europe/UK
Adam Spring
Media Manager - USA
Adam Spring
Media Manager - USA
Ravi Abbot
Application developer
Ravi Abbot
Application developer
Torbjørn Rott
Project manager
Torbjørn Rott
Project manager

Advisors & evaluators

Mikko Terho
CTO Mobile Software and Site Manager Finland R&D, Huawei
Mikko Terho
CTO Mobile Software and Site Manager Finland R&D, Huawei
Mark Turrell
CEO Vork & Orcasci / WEF YGL & Tech Pioneer / Author 'Scaling'
Mark Turrell
CEO Vork & Orcasci / WEF YGL & Tech Pioneer / Author 'Scaling'
Alexander Bakos Leirvåg
Innovator at Grid Labs
Alexander Bakos Leirvåg
Innovator at Grid Labs
Pekka Abrahamsson
Professor of Information Systems at University of Jyväskylä
Pekka Abrahamsson
Professor of Information Systems at University of Jyväskylä
Jens Guthe
Partner at GK Banking Partners
Jens Guthe
Partner at GK Banking Partners
Caradoc Peters
College Lecturer at University of Plymouth
Caradoc Peters
College Lecturer at University of Plymouth