ONTOGENY GROUP

Strategic development partner for changing businesses

Andreas Thalund-Fossen

Andreas Thalund-Fossen

Partner

Andreas has worked for many years in and with large international companies and has a global perspective. He has extensive experience related to change and restructuring, improvement work, turnarounds, IT and supply chain. This is to be an adviser to boards, as a hired general manager or purchasing director in major restructuring processes or as an advisor and process driver for managers who carry out extensive change processes.                                                                                                                                                          

Bendik Persch Andersen

Bendik Persch Andersen

Consultant

Bendik holds a master’s degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from NTNU, and has from previously solid experience in production management, sales and distribution. Bendik also has a background as a professional cross-country skier at a high national level.                                                                                                                                                      

Bjørn Harald Hansen

Bjørn Harald Hansen

Partner

Bjørn Harald has over 20 years of experience from consultancy, financial industry and operational management roles. He is an “allrounder” who has worked on a wide range of issues related to strategy, business development, analysis and organizational development for large corporations, growth companies and start-ups. He also has extensive advisory experience from the public sector.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Espen Sten Johansen

Espen Sten Johansen

Associate Partner

Espen has 18 years of experience in the energy and financial sector, from operational and advisory roles in Oslo, Houston, London and Dubai. He holds considerable expertise in equity and debt financing, technology and business development, commercialization, marketing and the establishment of strategic partnerships.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Geir Olav Opheim

Geir Olav Opheim

Partner

Geir Olav has been CEO, CEO, Division Director and Purchasing Director of large and medium-sized enterprises, including Nortura, Coop, Røra Fabrikker and AKA (Norgesgruppen). He has several years of experience as an advisor, including from his time as managing partner in Varde Hartmark and as a senior adviser at BearingPoint. He is currently on leave from Ontogeny Group to lead Iceland Mat as the company’s CEO.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Henrik Sundt

Henrik Sundt

Associate Partner

Henrik has extensive M&A experience as a buyer, seller, owner and advisor. He has a background from, among other things, the hedge fund WarrenWicklund Multistrategy ASA, board work and as an entrepreneur/partner in independent advisory companies within M&A, most recently Jarlsberg Partners. Henrik holds a master’s degree in business administration from BI and Universität Mannheim.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Jan Fredrik Herud

Jan Fredrik Herud

Analyst

Jan Fredrik holds a master’s degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from NTNU with specialization in Finance and Marine Engineering. Jan Fredrik har experience with documentation, analysis and financial modeling from studies and various projects, as well as previous internships.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Jan Wessel Bratterud

Jan Wessel Bratterud

Partner

Jan has more than 15 years of experience as product, marketing and alliance director in the IT market. He has extensive experience from global IT companies and smaller start-ups, with a long international speed. Jan is educated at NMH in Oslo.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Marius Kristian Nordkvelde

Marius Kristian Nordkvelde

Manager

Marius has many years of experience with applied research projects in strategy and industrial competitiveness.  He has extensive expertise in applied analysis and has studied many of the largest industries we have in Norway, including energy, finance and construction, construction and real estate.  Marius holds a master’s degree in business administration from BI Norwegian Business School and also holds the Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation and Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).                                                                                                                

Natalia Müller

Natalia Müller

Analyst

Natalia holds a master’s degree in Marketing with emphasis on Analytics from the University of Denver, where she graduated with honors. Natalia has previous experience with market and category analysis, and category strategy from Orkla, as well as with intellectual property rights.  She also has a background as a professional cross-country skier at a high international level.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Nicolay Ingebretsen

Nicolay Ingebretsen

Analyst

Nicolay has 5 years of experience as an entrepreneur and advisor in the SME market, focusing on innovative solutions for financing and value development, business models and strategy. Nicolay is a graduate economist from the USN.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Petter Mather Simonsen

Petter Mather Simonsen

Associate Partner

Petter has for more than 30 years contributed to the development and construction of business in a number of different industries, either in an operational role or as an advisor. He thrives best in the undefined frontier where technology, finance and markets meet. Petter has considerable experience in strategy and business development, M&A and change processes from a number of major international companies such as ABB, Elkem and Telenor and from innovative start-up businesses.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Robert Frostad

Robert Frostad

Associate Partner

Robert has 25 years of experience from consultancy and operational management roles in commercial activities. Before joining Ontogeny, he worked as an adviser to McKinsey & Co. and Index Advisors. As an adviser, he has worked with companies in banking and insurance, oil and gas, energy, telecoms, food and retail trade. He specializes in restructuring and commercialization of new production technologies.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Rolf Kragerud

Rolf Kragerud

Managing Partner

Rolf has 28 years of experience in the consulting and financial industry and from operational leadership roles in the business sector. Throughout his career he has worked with companies that have been in a significant restructuring situation as a result of strategic, technological, market and/or ownership changes. Among other things, he has helped build Accenture’s strategy department in Oslo and worked at McKinsey & Co.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Svein Solhaug

Svein Solhaug

Analyst

Svein holds a master’s degree in economics with a specialization in finance from BI Norwegian Business School, where he graduated with honors. He also has experience from start-up companies and is a player on the senior national team in beach volleyball, competing in the world series.