Solving the toughest problems in finance

Exabel was founded in Oslo in 2016, on the belief that the financial system will best serve society with fair, open and efficient markets. Our mission is to make state-of-the-art AI technology and information accessible to investors worldwide.

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We are a diverse team of finance and technology professionals with a range of backgrounds stretching from deep buyside experience to mathematicians, software engineers, designers and entrepreneurs.

Leadership team

Øyvind Grotmol

Founder & CTO

Øyvind has 12 years of experience as a tech entrepreneur. He was Director of Research & Innovation at Medallia and VP at Energy Micro, and did AI research as Senior Scientist at Brain Corp.

Andreas Flåt Aglen


Andreas comes from the role as Engagement Manager at McKinsey. He holds an MSc degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from NTNU.

Øyvind Wergeland

VP Engineering

Øyvind comes from the role as CTO at Oslo Market Solutions, a leading Nordic provider of web based financial market data and securities trading solutions. Previously he was Software Architect at Fast Search & Transfer.

Zac Yang

VP Product

Zac is passionate about building products that delight customers, and focuses on shaping Exabel's state-of-the-art analytics into an easy-to-use product that delivers great customer value. He was previously an equity analyst at BlackRock and product manager at Orbital Insight.

Christopher Chang King

VP Sales, North America

Christopher leads our sales and partnership practice in North America, bringing extensive experience delivering transformative data and analytics solutions to public and private financial markets. He joins from the alternative data provider Second Measure, now acquired by Bloomberg.

Ana Garcia Barrera

Director Finance & HR

Ana has a finance background, MBA and 8+ years’ global experience scaling startups for Property and Renewable Energy in emerging markets. She is originally from Monterrey, Mexico and has lived in 5 different countries.

Brendan Gay

Director Data Partnerships

Brendan brings experience from the Strategic Client Group at FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, as well as from Eaton Vance (subsidiary of Morgan Stanley), a global buy-side investment manager. He holds a history degree from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, USA.

Camilla Yang

Director Operations

Camilla joins from Monzo Bank, a leading digital UK challenger bank, bringing operational and Fintech experience. Previously worked at Tactical Opportunities, an experimental deal origination team for international top tier law firms. Holds a M.Eng from Trinity College, University of Oxford.

Hugh Sallows

Director Marketing

Hugh joins Exabel as Marketing Director to lead marketing initiatives for the company. Bringing 5+ years experience in Marketing, in his previous role at a FinTech startup Hugh worked as a crucial member in the initial core team, building out lead generation and digital programmes.

Core team

Taral Seierstad

Senior Software Engineer

Taral holds a doctoral degree in mathematics, a master’s degree in law, and has software development experience from BEKK and Intelligent Trading.

Børge Nordli

Principal Software Architect

Børge has nine years of developer experience from Google, Microsoft and Bouvet. He is a merited contestant from international mathematical and programming contests, including a silver medal at the ACM ICPC World’s Finals.

Agustín Arizti

Front end Developer Tech Lead

Agustín comes from building enterprise collaboration tools at Symfoni. He brings five years of software development experience, and holds a degree in computer science from Universidad de la República in Uruguay.

Bjørn Rustad

Senior Software Engineer

Bjørn brings experience as a data engineer within Schibsted Products & Technology group, and holds a master’s degree in mathematics from NTNU.

Øystein Hallaråker

Principal Software Engineer

Øystein comes to Exabel after a decade at Microsoft, most recently in a role as Principal Software Engineer. Øystein holds an MSc from NTNU.

Arpit Gupta

Quantitative Researcher

Arpit brings his expertise in quantitative research from his 5 year experience at BlackRock and Goldman Sachs. He holds an integrated M.Tech in Mathematics and Computing from IIT Delhi.

John-Erik Johansen

Principal Data Engineer

John-Erik brings more than a decade of experience in market data management and architecture from Oslo Market Solutions. He has previous experience from VoIP provider Telio and holds a masters degree in Computer Science from UiO.

Surbhi Miglani

Research Scientist

Surbhi comes with an experience of 5+ years in Quantitative Research and Trading in Global Markets from hedge funds such as WorldQuant and Qube. Her educational background is in Mathematics and Computer Science from IIT Delhi.

Haakon Hammarbeck

Technical Pre-Sales Engineer

Haakon comes to Exabel after working with business intelligence and data engineering at Visma bWise. He has experience from industrial digital twins for asset-heavy industries and holds a master’s degree in physics from NTNU.

Christian Onsager

Senior Front-end Developer

Christian is an experienced developer with a background from Capgemini and Bouvet. He has a master's degree in Industrial Design from NTNU.

Gerrit Witteveen

Senior Product Designer

Gerrit has over 10 years of experience in product and user experience design. Most recently he has been contributing to design systems and working on digital financial services for the Nordic countries at Oslo Market Solutions. Gerrit holds a MSc in Industrial Design Engineering from University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Romit Sevani

Partner Success

Romit brings 5+ years of experience in SaaS Sales and Management Consulting, most recently working at AlphaSense and Sentieo where he helped deploy intelligent search technology to global buy-side investors.  Romit holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance and Economics from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Harrison Perl

Partner Success

Harrison brings 5+ years of business development experience, most recently from Similarweb where he worked with public and private investors globally to integrate Alternative Data into their investment processes. He holds a Masters in Professional Accounting from the McCombs School of Business.

Sveta Leonovets

Senior Frontend Engineer

Sveta comes from Twilio Inc. and has eleven years of experience in Frontend software development in various fields: e-commerce, advertisement technologies, communications, and so on. Holds academic background in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.

Board of directors

The board consists of experienced individuals from the finance industry.

Ole Petter Kjerkreit

Board member

Ole Petter runs his own investment firm OPeK Invest AS. He was previously Global Co-Head of Research at ABG Sundal Collier, and was consistently ranked as Norway’s top equity analyst within IT and telecom. Ole Petter moved to the investor side with Stenshagen Invest in 2016.

Peder Strand


Peder brings 12 years of experience as responsible for IT/Technology at Arctic Securities corporate finance and as head of equities and credit research at SEB Enskilda.

Arve Ree

Board member

Arve is the CEO of AWC and brings over 15 years of investment management experience.


We and our investors are firm believers that applying capital and technology will make the world better. Grotmol Solutions is an avid supporter of Utviklingsfondet, and Stenshagen Invest is a partner with UNICEF. A large part of any financial returns from Exabel will be used for humanitarian causes.

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Exabel is a financial technology company based in Oslo, London, and New York.

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