Management

Tore Viana-Rønningen, Chief Executive Officer 

Mr. Viana-Rønningen is a professional within business development and has experience from venture and growth capital firms investing in health service, medtech and natural resource companies operating out of UK and Norway. Former and current directorships include CEO of listed medtech company; chairman and non-executive director of listed and private companies.

Hans Willy Flisnes – Chief Operating Officer 

Mr. Flisnes has more than 25 years experience in engineering, marketing, business development and sales. Previous experience include being CEO of Ancom AS, a maker of patented ferrite antennas, sales director of NextGenTel AS (TeliaSonera BBS N) where he held the position as Sales Director, B2B. .He has also a broad experience within utility-, mobility-, trunk-, broadcast- and defence networks, including monitoring and control. He has also a background in establishing operational equipment manufacturers, joint venture agreements and related operations. In 2011 he took the position as Chief Sales Officer (CSO) in Hiddn Security AS, with the responsibility for global sales and distributions of technology and product portfolio.

Leif Sundsbø – Sales and Marketing Director

Mr. Sundsbø has worked as Sales and Marketing Director in Hiddn since 1 January 2016 and is currently acting managing director in Hiddn Security AS. He has worked within the ICT-industry since 1989, with a specific focus on security within such industry during the last ten years. Previous experience include managing positions for Intel Security (former McAfee Norway AS) and Cisco Systems Norway AS. Mr. Sundsbø has served as a board member in Check Point Software Technologies AS from 2005 to 2008, being chairman from 2008.

Erik Solhjell – Managing Director

Mr. Solhjell will serve as managing director in Hiddn from 1 February 2017. Mr. Solhjell has several decades of experience within IT; In 1972 he joined Tandberg and invented the streaming tape drive technology that is now universally used for almost all digital tape drives for data backup and in Tandberg and Tandberg Data he was the head of development in this field for several years. In 2009, Mr. Solhjell co-founded General Storage & Technology AS, with specific focus on cloud storage and especially security issues related to cloud storage. In 2014, he started his own consulting company, Evaktor AS with the same focus on IT security. Mr. Solhjell has a master of science in Electronics from the Technical University of Trondheim, Norway.

Atle Haga – Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Haga has worked as chief technology officer in Hiddn since May 2012. He was the co-founder of Digitas AS, a consulting company well recognized for expertise FPGA and ASIC design and verification. He was part of establishing and expanding the Oslo office for Nordic Semiconductor ASA and also positioning the ASIC design at Alcatel Telecom Norway as a resource center within the Alcatel group in Europe.