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


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.

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

Vice President 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.

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.

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

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.

Tiago Vila Verde

Principal Front-end Engineer

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.

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.

Brendan Gay

Data Partnerships Executive

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.

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.

Camilla Yang

Implementation Manager

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.

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.

Kate Staykova

Customer Success Manager

Kate has 6+ years of experience in economics research & analytics in the financial services industry, most prominently in the London Stock Exchange, and 3 years of experience in client-focused roles in the fintech space. She holds a BA in Political Science from Hamilton College, US, and MA in International Political Economy from University of Warwick, UK.

Suryakant Shrivastava

Equity Analyst

Surya brings expertise of utilizing alternative data within a fundamental investing framework to produce alpha generating insights from his time at Mscience. He has previously worked at Reserve Bank of India, and Bayesquare as well. He holds a Masters in Quantitative Economics and Econometrics from NYU.

Pushon Ghosh

Quant Researcher

Pushon brings with him over 3 years of experience in portfolio management research. He previously worked as a quant researcher in Morningstar and State Street Global Advisors. He has an MBA focusing on finance from IIM Kozhikode.

James Veitch

Quantitive Researcher

James graduated from King's College London with a BSc in Computer Science with Intelligent Systems. He has worked at Balyasny Asset Management, contracted with Two Sigma and spent a year working with Australian Equities as part of a Quantitative Hedge Fund.

Vaibhav Dedhia

Quality Manager

Vaibhav brings 9 Years of Technical testing experience in various domains & platforms, also he has 5+ years of Test Management experience. He holds a BSc degree in Information Technology and Certifications in AWS, ISTQB & Big data

Eirik Caspari

Senior Software Engineer

Eirik has 10+ years of experience with software development. Most recently he has worked at Oslo Market Solutions and Infront providing web based financial services. Previously he worked as a consultant for Marcello Systems working with clients in the telecom industry. Eirik holds a masters degree in Network and System administration from UiO.

Hugh Sallows

Marketing Director

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.

Saakshi Mahajan

Implementation Associate

Saakshi comes with 2+ years’ strategy and operations experience in the fast growing Indian startup space after having spent five years in investment banking at Deutsche Bank. She holds a degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Delhi and an MBA from IIM Bangalore.

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.

James Charters

Marketing Specialist

James brings experience from a FinTech start up after having graduated recently from the University of Bristol in BSc International Business Management. He is a British-Turkish national who has worked for household names such as FairTrade and sold to some of the largest organisations on the East Coast including Verizon, Fidelity Investments and Capital One.

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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