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

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.

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 leadership 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.

Core team

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.

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.

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.

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).

Haakon Hammarbeck

Data 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.

Asbjørn Hegdahl

Senior Front-end Developer

Asbjørn has 6+ years of experience working as a web developer; as a consultant at Creuna and in-house at SATS. He also has two years of professional experience as a graphic designer and holds a Masters degree in industrial design engineering from NTNU.

Brendan Gay

Partner Success Manager

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.

Steffen Zuncke

Sales Director

Steffen has over 8 years of experience working alongside buyside firms. His prior role at Neudata focused on developing and maintaining relationships with asset managers through identifying the most suitable alternative datasets for their strategy, including alpha generation and achieving ESG objectives.

Aksel Stokseth

Data Engineer

Aksel brings experience from building data pipelines as a consultant for Visma bWise. Most recently he has been integrating and modelling industrial IoT data from the oil and gas sector. He holds an MSc in economics and business administration from NHH.

Joel Nyström

Technical Project Manager

Joel brings experience as a project manager from 8+ years as an IT management consultant at Netlight. He holds an MSc in Industrial Economics and Management from LIU.

Joe Hung

Equity Analyst

Joe has over 12 years of experience analyzing equities across various sectors, and 4 years specifically utilizing alternative data within fundamental investing. He previously worked at BIT Capital, Theta Equity, Point72, as well as QVT. He holds a MBA from UPenn Wharton.

Camilla Yang

Implementation Manager

Camilla joins from Monzo Bank, a leading digital UK challenger bank, bringing operational and Fintech experience. She previously worked at Tactical Opportunities, an experimental deal origination team for international top tier law firms. She holds a MEng in Engineering, Economics and Management from Trinity College, University of Oxford.

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.

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.

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.