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Solving the toughest problems in finance

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

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Core team

We are a senior team of mathematicians, software engineers, designers and entrepreneurs. The team has experience from some of the world's leading companies.

Neil Chapman

CEO

Neil is a seasoned leader of high-growth enterprise technology companies. Since 2011 Neil served in various roles on the leadership team of ForgeRock. Previously Neil has a broad Financial markets background.

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

Chief Operating Officer

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

Martin Holtet

Chief Product Officer

Martin brings 11 years experience from Infront, a leading European financial software company, where he held the role of CTO and was responsible for the Product and Engineering teams. He holds a BSc in computer science and a Master of Management within finance and data analytics.

Tim Barber

Chief Revenue Officer

Tim joined as CRO, responsible for the performance, strategy and alignment of all functions within the organisation that relate to revenue generation. Tim brings over 20 years of sales leadership experience to Exabel in both software platforms and alternative data insight solutions.

Nathaniel Cohn

VP of North America and Head of Data Partnerships

Nathaniel brings experience from GfK, a boutique alternative data research firm, as well as from Adaptive Management, an alternative data aggregator and solutions provider. He also spent 11 years as an analyst and portfolio manager at several firms, including Goldman Sachs.

Øyvind Wergeland

Director of 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.

Taral Seierstad

Research scientist

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

Rune Fevang

Lead software engineer

Rune brings eight years experience from Google HQ and Opera, and is merited in programming competitions, including placing 5th in TopCoder Open.

Børge Nordli

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.

Asgeir Hoem

Head of Product Design

Asgeir has 10 years of experience designing for digital platforms, and was the lead product designer and CEO at Stay.com.

Emil Bryngelsson

Software engineer

Emil holds an MSc from Chalmers University of Technology, and brings six years of software development experience from We Know IT, Netlight and others.

Bjørn Rustad

Software engineer

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

Agustín Arizti

Software engineer

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.

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.

Tiago Vila Verde

Front-End Tech Lead

Tiago does things his own way. He’s hitchhiked 4500km across Central Asia, lived in 6 countries and while the world stopped in 2020, he packed up, got a sailboat and crash landed in Oslo. He’s also an experienced engineer, having previously worked with data viz at Neo4j.

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.

Ana Garcia Barrera

Operations Manager

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.

Mark Fleming-Williams

Communications Director

Prior to creating and hosting The Alternative Data Podcast, Mark gained a Masters in Big Data at IE University in Madrid. He has over a decade of experience in investor relations and geopolitics, latterly with Stratfor in Austin, Texas. He holds an Investment Management Certificate (IMC).

Board of directors

The board consists of experienced individuals from the finance industry.

Ola Snøve

Chairman

Ola holds a PhD in bioinformatics from NTNU, and an MBA from INSEAD. He is Chairman of Aker BioMarine AS and Trygg Pharma AS, and board member at Cognite AS. He was previously Investment Director at Aker ASA.

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.

Martin Gjølme

Board member

Martin is currently Investment Director at Sole Kapital. He brings six years of experience as a Director at international private equity firm 3i Group and five years of experience as Associate Principal at McKinsey.

Peder Strand

Board member

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.

Advisors

We are happy to have a strong team of experienced advisors, with backgrounds from highly successful startups as well as banking and finance.

Børge Hald

Advisor

Børge Hald is the Co-founder, Executive Chairman, and Chief Strategy Officer of Medallia, which is ranked #22 on the Forbes Cloud 100 list and backed by Sequoia Capital.

Gaute Ulltveit-Moe

Advisor

Gaute is the Head of Nordea Markets Norway, and was part of starting Arctic Securities in the role as Head of International Sales.

Henning Holter

Advisor

Henning has extensive start-up and management experience from venture-backed Fintech firms operating out of London.

Humanitarian

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.