Executive Consultants

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Henrik Hildebrandt  

Executive Partner
Co-founder

 
Expertise
Extensive experience and interest in managing sales and service organisations. Lead architect in EU tenders and IT WAN solutions. Execution of problem solutions, visionary commercial strategies and financial control.

Henrik takes a special interest in transforming business ideas into reality. He offers business “health checks” to owners, CEO’s and board members and identifies activities that will set the company on track to realise its growth potential and/or uncover its true value in preparation of an exit.

Experience
Henrik has 15 years of executive management experience in running the operations, sales and marketing in private companies with international growth strategies. He was co-founder and board member of Updata Infrastructure, where he was a driving force in the planning and execution of the international expansion, resulting in a turnover forecast of £19m and £6m in EBITDA at exit - which was achieved.

Henrik has an excellent record in charge of winning public EU-tenders and official public supplier status, identifying utility companies as strategic partners and development of “white label” concepts.

Along with the founder, he developed a business to become the second largest in its national market, with more than 35 municipalities and two counties within 3-4 years. This was followed up by an impressive 100% re-signing of all contracts, due to his dedication in building a high performance- and service culture. The company received top ranking Gazelle status in Børsen (the Danish equivalent to Financial Times).

His industry experience includes hands-on operation with Construction- and counseling Engineering, IT, Sales, Marketing, Business development, Financial management and -control, as well as General management in the role of Managing director and long-time serving Board member.

Beliefs: “Business has to be involving, fun and challenge your creative instincts” (RB) “If you can’t read the scoreboard, you don’t know the score …” (WB) “What’s measured gets managed” (KC) “It is not important if you fail and fall, but that you dare and stand up stronger”

Education
  • Financial- and Growth miniMBA – Keith Cunningham
  • Financing- and valuation of the Entrepreneurial Business – Exec. prog. at LBS
  • Business Mastery and DwD – Anthony Robbins
  • Personal Leadership Programme - Aquity World
  • Civil Engineer (C) MSc DTU Technical University of Denmark
  • Business Administration (HD-1) (CBS) Niels Brock/DTU
  • Academy Engineer (C) BSc Engineering Academy of Denmark
Languages
  • Danish (native language)
  • Scandinavian (proficient)
  • English (proficient)
  • Spanish (conversational)
Memberships
  • Institute of Directors
  • London Business School Exec Education
  • Siliconvikings & SVforum
  • Topledere - på vej



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Peter Johnsen  

Executive Partner

 
Expertise
Serial entrepreneur with extensive expertise in developing business concepts with an international outlook and managing sales organisations with a scalable perspective.

Experience
Peter Johnsen is a serial entrepreneur with a profound experience and interest in building and managing sales organisations with a scalable perspective.

Mr Johnsen founded the Updata Group – specialising in broadband, telecommunications and hosted services. Updata was founded in Denmark and expanded into the British, German and Spanish markets over a number of years. Updata is today a market leader in the UK market – and delivers strong and consistent earnings.

He has an extensive track record leading sales teams with highly driven and professional sales people to extraordinary results. His experience includes the fundamental planning process of “Go-to-Market” strategies tailored to local and country specific differences in culture and macro-economic criteria.

Education
  • Copenhagen Business School, MA in Economics (cand.merc.) 1995
Languages
  • Danish (native language)
  • Spanish (proficient)
  • English (proficient)



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Bo Sjoholm  

Executive Director

 
Expertise
Extensive expertise as cost reduction analyst and consultant and in the planning, management and execution of international conferences as well as in the running of medium-size companies.

Experience
Worked extensively at Management and Director level in companies within trade, IT and Investment Management in Denmark, Spain and France, as well as the United Kingdom.

Advises in international company formation and structuring; management structure and corporate accounts organisation.

Education
  • New College, Oxford (1992)
  • Lyngby Business School (1981-1983)
Languages
  • Danish (native language)
  • English (proficient)
  • Scandinavian languages (proficient)
  • Spanish (proficient)
  • German (intermediate)
  • French (conversational)



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Ulrica Strauss  

Executive Consultant

 
Expertise
In depth knowledge and experience of hedge funds and investment management, cash – and treasury management and all aspects of establishing and running an investment management company authorised and regulated by the FSA.

Experience
Former co-founder and CEO of a UK investment manager with USD 700m assets under management at peak. Previous roles include COO and Head of Business and Compliance. She has a strong track record within Corporate Treasury and Cash Management at FTSE 100 & Fortune 500 firms.

Education
  • University of Uppsala, Sweden, MSc in Business Administration and Finance 1995-1999
  • Leopold Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria, Finance and management studies 1998
  • Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI) Diplomas/Certificates:
    • Diploma in Investment Compliance 2008
    • Certificate in Securities 2005
Languages
  • Swedish (native language)
  • Scandinavian (proficient)
  • English (proficient)
  • German (conversational)
Memberships
  • MCSI of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI)