Skills
Lean Startup
Design Thinking
Systems Thinking
IP
Product Development
About

I bridge innovation with execution.

Solutionist with a passion for creating products with an absolute focus on the user. Experience from startups in both the US and Europe, including 4 years heading Technology Operations at Washingtonpost.com. I also have consulting experience from Accenture and digitalization knowledge. 

Passionate about asking the right questions the right way, verifying and learning early on - then move forward, adjust or pivot.

Proven track record in strategy, innovation, and operations.

Strategy, innovation, product development, intrapreneurship, lean startup, design thinking, service design, system thinking, customer experience (CX), analysis and gamification. 

Experience
StealthProduct Missionary2015 - Current
Startup focused on the talent acquisition space utilizing machine learning, bots and gamification to build a better user experience and process flow.
Holte ConsultingAdvisor2013 - 2015
Part of a team which analyzed, evaluated and advised large government agency on organizational preparedness prior to a 10 digit IT funding initiative.
Norwegian Refugee CouncilSenior Project Manager, Portal Strategy & Applications Solutions2011 - 2013
5 6-month engagements heading SaaS development @ Norwegian Capacity (NORCAP/NRC - NOK 1.6 billion AOB), a Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded initiative that assists UN in disaster emergency ops: Implemented custom ERP/search solutions for a global workforce in 40+ countries. Managed international/remote IT teams. Process mapping and process improvements
Snapcars, IncCo-Founder and CTO2009 - 2011
Led all technology related initiatives for an on-destination carsharing startup. Headed financial and operational models. Instrumental in securing funding and leading investment capital meetings. Disclaimer: I made all the mistakes in the book and then some. Suffice to say, I learned a lot!
Accenture Information Management ServicesManager, Enterprise Portal & Search2007 - 2009
Management and strategy consultant for global corporations (oil/gas). Subject matter expert on search technology, portals and new media. Developed car sharing strategy/ops models featured at Accenture’s 2007 Innovation Fair.
Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Government of the District of ColumbiaProgram Manager, Portal Engines eGovernment Strategy2002 - 2005
Headed technology efforts to take 120,000 static pages/200 applications into Sharepoint. Analyzed & implemented enterprise search solutions - Google (GSA) & Fast ESP. The new portal was awarded numerous national and international distinctions.
Washingtonpost.newsweek InteractiveSenior Manager, Technology Operations1997 - 2001
Headed the Technology Operations and Ad Tech departments @ #3 news site. Led teams operationally responsible for 24/7 online news production environment based on OpenText (formerly Vignette) which is used by 82% of Fortune 500 companies. Collaborated closely with Infrastructure and Applications departments.
Education
Arizona State UniversityBachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration1990 - 1994
Dean´s List, Alpha Kappa Psi.