& Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer
Børge Astrup is a business leader committed to creating a winning working environment, and a culture that delivers by engaging and embracing diversity. Børge uses goal-oriented methodologies, technology and commercial models, to drive fast, focused, and uncomplicated market delivery.
Mr Astrup comes from the position as CEO of Puzzel, a fast-growing cloud contact center software (CCaaS) company with an industry leading product platform. Puzzel operates in eight countries, has a global customer base, over 200 employees, and annual revenue exceeding USD 40 million. He led Puzzel's demerger from Intelecom Group, a Norwegian telecom, contact center and mobile services provider, launching Puzzel as a stand-alone company.
Prior to the demerger, Børge was the managing director of Intelecom Group. He has also held various management positions at Visma, the leading European provider of core business software.
Børge Astrups holds a bachelor’s in marketing with specialization in Management from BI Norwegian Business School.
Mobile: +47 928 27 676
Chief Product Officer
Mr Vårdal is an experienced business developer and executive with a proven track record from previous positions at Nordialog, Smartworks and Teki Solutions.
His long experience from the industry covers sales, strategy, business development, M&A processes, product development and executive manager roles. Mr.Vårdal has since 2007 been operating in several central executive roles within sales, business development and daily management with a build- and turn-around focus.
Mobile: +47 996 98 488
Chief Technology Officer
Mr Leoszewski is an experienced IT and software leader and entrepreneur. He is experienced in building software products and their strategy, setting a long-term technology direction with cybersecurity always at the forefront.
As a software engineer in 2006 Mr. Leoszewski co-founded Famoc, where he was first responsible for product development and engineering as Chief Technology Officer, and in 2012 transitioned to a CEO role - growing the company from just an idea into a recognized player in the enterprise mobility market. Famoc was acquired by Techstep in 2021.
Mr Leoszewski holds an M. Sc. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Gdansk and an Executive MBA from Rotterdam School of Management. He is also a member of the Polish chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization.
Email: Bartosz Leoszewski
Mobile: +48 516057717
Chief Revenue Officer
He has a proven track record within Sales & Marketing Management, Enterprise Software, Telecommunications, and Customer Relationship Management, and experienced in managing diverse teams to exceed targets and delivering commercial change. Mr Aasen focuses on sales strategy, performance, and customer experience to create great value for B2B businesses, opening new channels, and new ways of working and execute with precision to deliver fast return on investment, growth and scale. A C-level relationship-builder with an extensive international network across EMEA.
Gunnar Aasen comes from the position as CCO of Puzzel and member of the Executive Board, a fast-growing cloud contact center software (CCaaS) company with an industry leading product platform.
Mobile: +47 934 66 041
Chief Operations Officer
Mr Logenius is a first-mover, entrepreneur and an experienced executive within the information technology and services industry. His skill set is broad and based on entrepreneurship and strategy, agile methodologies, software development and mobile solutions.
Mr Logenius has been Managing Director of the Swedish company Optidev AB, which Techstep ASA acquired in 2020, since 2015.
Thanks to business achievements with Optidev AB, he was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 in his hometown Borås where Optidev AB has its head office. Mr Logenius has also been nominated for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award, a programme which spans more than 60 countries around the world.
Mobile: +46 733 58 42 02
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Drefvelin has both operational and transactional experience from his current and previous work, including driving operational improvements, restructuring and integration. Mr. Drefvelin came from the position as Group CFO of Creuna, a leading Nordic technology and communications consultancy firm with 350 employees. Prior to this, he has experience with transactions and investments both as an advisor and investor at Deloitte, Jebsen Asset Management and KPMG.
Mr Drefvelin has a B.Sc. in Finance and a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Utah, USA. Moreover, he is a Certified European Financial Analyst from the Norwegian School of Economics.
Mobile: +47 958 95 690
Chief People Officer
As Chief People Officer, her key focus is to ensure that Techstep is an attractive workplace with a culture and people focus our people and great talents want to be part of.
Ellen is an experienced, strategic and business-oriented HR leader with a keen focus on delivering results and adding value to the business.
She has a broad background from international organizations at both strategic and operational level.
With her 13 years in Shell holding various positions at all levels (from HR advisor to Managing Director) and 5 years at Coca-Cola Enterprises as Ass. Director, HR Business Partner, she brings an extensive experience from Performance- and Talent management and Change management in addition to solid leadership and coaching experience.
Ellen holds a Bachelor in Management from BI Norwegian Business School.
Mobile: +47 918 82 587
Chief Transformation Officer
Mr Haugen is an international business professional, bringing with him broad commercial experience within finance, telecommunications, consumer electronics, the entertainment licencing industry, as well as managed mobility services and IT.
Following his business administration studies at BI Norwegian Business School, Mr Haugen spent 12 years in London working with focus on sales, marketing and business management for companies like Pioneer and Sony Ericsson, before returning to Norway and joining Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA to start up their mobile communications initiative.
Mr Haugen will also head up Techstep's M&A activities, as well as being in charge of corporate communications and investor relations.
Mobile: +47 967 90 101
Board of directors
Jens Rugseth - Chairman of the board
Ingrid Leisner - Board member
Anders Brandt - Board member
Melissa Mulholland - Board member
Ms. Mulholland has served on the Board in Techstep since April 2021. Ms. Mulholland is Chief Executive Officer of Crayon, a digital transformation expert that through innovation and services helps companies worldwide leverage the power of technology to drive the greater good. Prior to Crayon, Melissa spent 12 years at Microsoft, leading strategy and business development worldwide to help businesses be profitable through cloud transformation. Prior to Microsoft, she spent two years at Intel Corporation, driving a cross-company analysis into the effectiveness of using recycled chips for solar technology, to reduce fixed costs. This work contributed to Intel’s success in ranking as one of the top 10 “Greenest” U.S. companies. Melissa is an entrepreneurial technologist, focused on applying technology to improve the quality of life for all. She has authored 12 books focused on how to build a business in the Cloud and is a board advisor for SHE, Europe’s largest gender equality conference. Ms. Mulholland holds an MA in Business Administration and Strategic Management from Regis University in Colorado. A US national, she lives in Oslo, Norway.
Harald Arnet - Board member
Mr. Arnet has served on the Board in Techstep since September 2021. Mr. Arnet has more than 30 years of experience in national and international finance, industrial and financial investments. He is the CEO of Datum AS, one of the Company’s larger shareholders, and has held several board positions in listed and non-listed companies, including Kahoot! AS, NRC Group ASA and several companies within the Datum group. He holds a master's degree from University of Denver and London Business School.