Boostcom is a world leading proptech company serving the global shopping centre industry with more than 100 shopping centre customers. Boostcom has offices in Europe (5 locations), Dubai and Hong Kong with 60 employees. Boostcom is backed by venture and PE funds to continuously expand its global market position and product development. Boostcom has been helping shopping centres on the digital side since 2004, and is the only company that integrates all available digital touch points in a shopping mall environment in one data layer – The Mall Performance Cloud.
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PETER TONSTAD, CEO
Peter has been working with digital media since 1996 and his experience includes 5 years of management experience from Tidal/WiMP/Aspiro, having served as CEO, CFO and CCO. Aspiro/TIDAL was acquired by Jay Z and 15 other world-renowned artists at the beginning of 2015. He has been CEO of the consultancy firm Tarantell, International Director of Edda Media/Mecom Ltd., CEO of the media monitoring company Opoint, Director of Business Development at Dagens Næringsliv Nye Medier/NHST, Head of Northern European Sales for Thomson Financial Intelligence Data (based in London) and Head of Sales for Web Solutions at Reuters Norway. Peter holds a bachelor’s degree from The Norwegian Business School (BI) and has completed a Master of Management programme in Corporate Finance.
CHRIS HART, CFO
Chris joined Boostcom in January 2017 and has previously been CFO for Verisure AS, Tidal and Aspiro AB (listed on the Swedish OMX), and has extensive experience in business strategy and finance from roles in London at Specific Media and Eurostar. As well as having a strong finance pedigree and being a qualified UK charted accountant Chris also lead the Business Intelligence (BI) team at TIDAL that developed complex award winning solutions and platforms at one of the few genuine big data companies in Norway. Biggest success to date was leading the strategy and execution of the TIDAL global expansion that ultimately lead to the sale of the company to Jay Z for a substantial shareholder premium. Chris holds an MA Accounting & Finance from Leeds Business School, BSc Business Studies from Manchester Business School and ACMA Qualified UK Charted Management Accountant, CIMA.
KRISTIAN NORDTØMME, CCO
Kristian has been employed by Boostcom Group since 2004 and has been heading up the subsidiary Boostcom Media for the last nine years. Boostcom Media was merged with Boostcom Group in the Autumn 2015. He played a key role in the development of the loyalty and customer membership concepts for shopping centres and retail in the Norwegian market. Kristian has previous experience from Skandinaviske Group, where he worked on the development and sale of media concepts for the youth segment and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and administration from The Norwegian Business School (BI).
PIOTR SARNOWSKI, CTO
Piotr has 4 years experience of leading cross platform software and hardware teams in the fields of Loyalty, Fintech and Biopharma. He began his career as a mobile software developer, gradually transferring into a manager by holding increasingly senior positions with industry leaders like Samsung, Roche and CGI. His previous position was CTO in Upnext – a fintech software house operating out of Berlin & Warsaw. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Warsaw, Poland.
ØYSTEIN SKIRI, Director of Business Development / Founder
Øystein founded Boost straight out of university in 2000 and has developed the company to become a leading mobile communication vendor in multiple markets. For fifteen years, he has been a forerunner within mobile development: from SMS services to mobile publishing and advanced mobile advertising. He has first-hand experience of developing mobile businesses in markets such as the Nordic region, the UK, the Middle East, South Africa and the USA. He acted as a consultant to the “2020 Group”, the advisory board for the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry and also holds board positions at IKT-Norge and previously at Berner Group/Dagbladet. Øystein holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the University of California, San Diego.
BENTE SOLLID STOREHAUG, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
CEO of ESV Digital Nordics, who provide data driven attribution (tracking results a cross multiple digital channels) and personalisation technology. Member of the group boards of Polaris Media ASA, Cxense ASA, Europris ASA and Eika-Gruppen. Member of the Norwegian Minister of Culture and Minister of Trade`s council for trade policy. Member of the Norwegian government expert panel to evaluate future funding model for the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK. Founded Digital Hverdag in 1993, which was later listed on the Stockholm stock exchange as Cell Network, today listed as Bouvet ASA on the Oslo stock exchange.
JON ØYVIND ERIKSEN
Jon Øyvind is the Director of Investments in the government-owned Norwegian venture fund Investinor. He is an entrepreneur with experience from several leading technology and media companies. With 15 years of experience as a CEO, he has amassed management experience of most phases, including start-up, growth, expansion and liquidation. Jon Øyvind holds an MSc in Biotechnology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and an MBA with Distinction from London Business School.
Rune is the founder and CEO of Televenture and Norsk Innovasjonskapital. Televenture was founded in 1993 as a business extension to Telenor ASA in Norway. He managed seven funds (Telenor Venture I – VII) between 1993 and 2010. Seven of his former portfolio companies currently have a turnover of just over NOK 1 billion. Rune held management positions in ABB Group from 1989 to 1993 and holds a master’s degree in management.
Christel is the Director of Strategy at Telenor ASA and has been working for Telenor since 2005. She has experience from various roles in the consultancy firm McKinsey, the internet company Cell Network and media group Schibsted. Christel also has experience from various board roles at, for example, Startsiden, Telenor Digital and SND Invest. She holds an MSc in Data Technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and an MBA from INSEAD.
Göran is the Online Director of the Dustin Group. He is a manager with extensive experience of international expansion, acquisition and integration, process and IT improvements, data-driven customer dialogue and online trade and marketing. He started at Boston Consulting Group in 1997 and subsequently ran his own consultancy firm where he remained a partner for seven years, focusing on high-tech start-ups and private equity clients. Since Göran joined in 2007, Dustin has grown from SEK 3 billion in Sweden alone to SEK 8 billion across all four Nordic countries in 2015, when the company was listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. He holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering & Management from Chalmers University of Technology.
Rolf is a partner in StartupLab. He was one of the co-founders of Nxt Lvl and is a former Vice President of Opera Software. He joined Opera in 1999 and the company grew from 12 employees to 700+ and was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Rolf has experience from Norsk Eksportråd in Stockholm, has acted as the head of the Lillehammer Olympic Organisation Committee, senior consultant for the Nordic PR agency Geelmuyden.Kiese and CEO of Spaceworld. He holds an MSc from the Norwegian School of Business Administration.
GUN H. SVENDSEN
Gun is the CEO of Byggteknikk Drift AS, a family-owned investment company with an investment portfolio spanning from property to IT. Gun has extensive experience of developing start-up companies and is hands-on in all her investments. She has invested NOK 50 million in start-ups in the Trondheim region and holds a bachelor’s degree in auditing and accounting from Trondheim Business School.
North America Sales Director
This is a unique opportunity to influence the direction and shape the future of a maturing start-up that is now taking a proven formula to new international markets.
Boostcom provides Shopping Malls with in-house built software solutions driven by a market leading DMP that fuels multiple end-user communication channels, such as Apps, Websites, mobile messaging and e-Newsletters to loyalty club members. All this is driven by a mix of our local staff who directly manage the loyalty clubs on behalf of our clients, gathering great discounts and exclusive offers from retailers and our sophisticated DMP to provide loyalty club members with relevant content at the right time.
We love data & Tech and we are constantly providing innovation for the industry as we bridge the gap between the traditional physical shopping Mall and the convenience of digital retail.
This role will have a key responsibility for our expansion in the North American Market, with business development and sales as most important focus areas during the market entry stage.
We work as partners and consultants for our clients and we succeed by selling our proven record to deliver value. The Boostcom executive team have successfully built and sold global tech companies in the past and need someone with the drive and shared ambition to deliver growth and success.
Profile of Candidates
We are looking for an outgoing and highly motivated individual who is hungry for the chance to build our business in a new market. We have good processes in place and you will have plenty of support from HQ, at the same time this is a start-up position and you will need to be able to work using your own initiative.
We are looking for someone a minimum of 5 years experience within a Business Development role from either SaaS, Tech or Ad Tech business. Our products are Data and Tech driven so an interest in this space and being able to explain these concepts to new clients is a requirement.
– Develop a strategic and operational plan for sales activities and business development
– Identify key leads and initiate sales processes
– Directly arrange and execute sales meetings with prospective new clients
– Roll out new client loyalty programs with support from HQ
– Support product/tech in providing any local client adaptations required to our products
Extensive travelling must be expected
. Relevant university education
· Good ability to communicate, both orally and in writing
· English as first language
· Proven track record as a closer with high self motivation and drive
· Interest in technology
Competitive basic salary + bonus plan
The position reports to Chief Commercial Director
The position is based in Denver, Colorado.
Start Date: ASAP