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Defigo AS

A Norwegian startup developing the digital doorway.

Defigo AS was founded in 2014 by Joachim Stray and Kristoffer Kirkevold.

Both are passionate about technology and most of all, technology that makes life easier and more fun. Joachim lives in a single family home, and Kristoffer lives in a multi family apartment building. And while Joachim got access to all these cool smart home systems, almost none of them was adapted to work in an apartment building. And that’s not fair. So the duo decided to do something about that.

 

With Defigo, people living in apartment buildings will get the same opportunities for smart home solutions as people living in single-family homes. We have made the systems for the individual apartment possible to live in symbiosis with the systems in the common areas of the building. We have also made a powerful administration tool for the people who manage the building. This makes Defigo easy for both the people living in the building and the people managing it.

Later on, we also adjusted our system for office buildings. Defigo gives more value to the users if there are more buildings, people and systems existing.

We grew up at Startuplab – Norways best incubator for tech businesses. But now, we have moved from home and have our offices on the top floor of  Bogstadveien 27b, right in the middle of Oslo’s premier shopping street. Here we design and develop our systems, while we do all production at Axxe AS in Halden.

 

 

Defigo is owned by our founders and employees, but is also backed by two of Norway’s most prominent investment companies. Our industrial owners is a guarantee to our customers, users and partners that we are going to be here tomorrow.

Defigo is made in Norway.

Employees

Joachim Stray

CEO

+47 920 94 426

Joachim manages the Defigo ship with a steady hand and makes sure we always know what to do. He is our CEO and was instrumental in starting the company in 2014.

After taking a bachelor’s degree at UiO and an MBA at NHH in Bergen, Joachim went on to study business economics at the BI School of Economics and political science at Harvard. Also, he has worked with technology and product development in the defense and aviation industry for several years.

When Joachim is not working, he’s with his children, reading books, watching movies or exercising. He might also be sitting on a plane to New York where he lives 50 percent of the time (something none of us envies him!).

Joachim manages the Defigo ship with a steady hand and makes sure we always know what to do. He is our CEO and was instrumental in starting the company in 2014.

After taking a bachelor’s degree at UiO and an MBA at NHH in Bergen, Joachim went on to study business economics at the BI School of Economics and political science at Harvard. Also, he has worked with technology and product development in the defense and aviation industry for several years.

When Joachim is not working, he’s with his children, reading books, watching movies or exercising. He might also be sitting on a plane to New York where he lives 50 percent of the time (something none of us envies him!).

Sebastian Gluch

Head of sales

+47 901 83 030

In addition to being a hardcore wilderness man, Sebastian is our eminent sales director with a great passion both for the profession and for interpersonal relationships.

Sebastian holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and marketing from NMH, a one year study of logistics, as well as a Business Architect degree.

Sebastian has worked with service sales all his life. He has spent seven years in NCR, seven years in Siemens and Fujitsu and seven years in the company 99x, which he also helped to build.

In addition to working for seven years in all the companies he has been in, Sebastian also has seven hobbies: Outdoors, football, golf, hunting, fishing, music, and great experiences!

In addition to being a hardcore wilderness man, Sebastian is our eminent sales director with a great passion both for the profession and for interpersonal relationships.

Sebastian holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and marketing from NMH, a one year study of logistics, as well as a Business Architect degree.

Sebastian has worked with service sales all his life. He has spent seven years in NCR, seven years in Siemens and Fujitsu and seven years in the company 99x, which he also helped to build.

In addition to working for seven years in all the companies he has been in, Sebastian also has seven hobbies: Outdoors, football, golf, hunting, fishing, music, and great experiences!

Chris Eileng

Sales executive

+47 400 45 440

Chris is our talented salesman and a real striker in taking good care of our customers. If you need a tailor-made solution, Chris will talk to you to find out precisely what you want and need.

In addition to studying business economics at BI Norwegian Business School, Chris has several years of experience in digital marketing sales and corporate management consulting.

When Chris is not at work, he is most likely playing football or squash – or lifting REALLY heavy weights.

Chris is our talented salesman and a real striker in taking good care of our customers. If you need a tailor-made solution, Chris will talk to you to find out precisely what you want and need.

In addition to studying business economics at BI Norwegian Business School, Chris has several years of experience in digital marketing sales and corporate management consulting.

When Chris is not at work, he is most likely playing football or squash – or lifting REALLY heavy weights.

Kristoffer Kirkevold

CTO

+47 952 90 466

Kristoffer is not only the company’s CTO. Right after completing a bachelor’s degree in information technology – with a major in software development – he was also instrumental in starting Defigo.

As CTO, Kristoffer has overall responsibility for all of our products, which involves system operation, further development of products and research on new, innovative technologies.

When Kristoffer doesn’t have his hands full at work and makes sure you get the best products on the market, you’ll most likely find him at full speed on the squash court.

Kristoffer is not only the company’s CTO. Right after completing a bachelor’s degree in information technology – with a major in software development – he was also instrumental in starting Defigo.

As CTO, Kristoffer has overall responsibility for all of our products, which involves system operation, further development of products and research on new, innovative technologies.

When Kristoffer doesn’t have his hands full at work and makes sure you get the best products on the market, you’ll most likely find him at full speed on the squash court.

Declan McCourt

Director of Special Projects

+47 465 45 880

Declan came all the way from Australia to become the company’s Director of Special Projects. With him in his backpack, he had a bachelor’s degree in law and a master’s degree in international business.

Before landing with us, Declan was a consultant in e-commerce, logistics, and supply management – and had also worked on transportation, house renovation and clean-up work following natural disasters.

Declan enjoys the best in nature, but it doesn’t hurt much either when he turns and polishes on vintage cars or gives the iron behind the wheel of the rally car.

Employees

Declan came all the way from Australia to become the company’s Director of Special Projects. With him in his backpack, he had a bachelor’s degree in law and a master’s degree in international business.

Before landing with us, Declan was a consultant in e-commerce, logistics, and supply management – and had also worked on transportation, house renovation and clean-up work following natural disasters.

Declan enjoys the best in nature, but it doesn’t hurt much either when he turns and polishes on vintage cars or gives the iron behind the wheel of the rally car.

Herman Sannerholt

COO/CFO

+47 903 67 534

Herman is our skilled COO/CFO, with a complete overview of the company’s finances. He spends his days preparing budgets and calculations, while also having steel control over both liquidity and financing. Also, he is our project manager on all the installations and is responsible for customer contact.

In addition to running his own consulting company, Herman has previously worked at Larvikbanken, at the Israeli Embassy, and in Adecco. Soon he is also graduating with a degree in economics from BI Norwegian Business School.

When Herman doesn’t crush numbers, he is an active politician.

Herman is our skilled COO/CFO, with a complete overview of the company’s finances. He spends his days preparing budgets and calculations, while also having steel control over both liquidity and financing. Also, he is our project manager on all the installations and is responsible for customer contact.

In addition to running his own consulting company, Herman has previously worked at Larvikbanken, at the Israeli Embassy, and in Adecco. Soon he is also graduating with a degree in economics from BI Norwegian Business School.

When Herman doesn’t crush numbers, he is an active politician.

Marius Lillestøl

Head of Hardware

+47 924 46 734

Some call Marius “ÆLÆL,” but with us, he has the title Head of Hardware. Marius came here just after completing a master’s degree in nanoelectronics at the University of Oslo and has overall responsibility for making electronics work correctly in our products.

In addition to being a proud trønder, Marius is an accomplished golf and table tennis player. And when he does not repair or tamper with electronics, he is happy to pull out the brush and conjure up a never-so-small landscape painting or two.

Some call Marius “ÆLÆL,” but with us, he has the title Head of Hardware. Marius came here just after completing a master’s degree in nanoelectronics at the University of Oslo and has overall responsibility for making electronics work correctly in our products.

In addition to being a proud trønder, Marius is an accomplished golf and table tennis player. And when he does not repair or tamper with electronics, he is happy to pull out the brush and conjure up a never-so-small landscape painting or two.

Mohammad Abdalmuhsen

Service engineer

+47 467 24 203

If you need technical support, help with installations or repairs – who you gonna call? Mohammad.

Mohammad is an educated oil and chemical engineer and has worked as an oil engineer in his home country of Syria. Also, he has run his own telephone shop and worked with both software and hardware in electronic goods.

If the weather is nice, you often see him with a fishing rod in his hand. And if you’re going to play football with Mohammad, you just have to settle in: He has several seasons behind him in the Syrian elite series.

If you need technical support, help with installations or repairs – who you gonna call? Mohammad.

Mohammad is an educated oil and chemical engineer and has worked as an oil engineer in his home country of Syria. Also, he has run his own telephone shop and worked with both software and hardware in electronic goods.

If the weather is nice, you often see him with a fishing rod in his hand. And if you’re going to play football with Mohammad, you just have to settle in: He has several seasons behind him in the Syrian elite series.

Oscar Braathen

Product designer

+47 401 82 764

Oscar is our talented product designer and makes sure all the products you buy from Defigo are top-notch when it comes to design, functionality, and quality.

In addition to being passionate about design, Oscar holds a certificate of apprenticeship as a logistics operator from DB Schenker and has previously worked as both warehouse manager at Tingstad and sales consultant at Verisure.

When Oscar is not at work, he is at Westerdals taking a degree in 3D design – or he is home and engaged in… yes, you guessed it: 3D design! In other words, the Oslo-boy is above average interested in the subject, which is reflected in all the work he does with us.

Fun fact: Oscar began graphic design in 2008 – about the same time he turned 10 years old. Design is not just a profession but also a childhood dream!

Oscar is our talented product designer and makes sure all the products you buy from Defigo are top-notch when it comes to design, functionality, and quality.

In addition to being passionate about design, Oscar holds a certificate of apprenticeship as a logistics operator from DB Schenker and has previously worked as both warehouse manager at Tingstad and sales consultant at Verisure.

When Oscar is not at work, he is at Westerdals taking a degree in 3D design – or he is home and engaged in… yes, you guessed it: 3D design! In other words, the Oslo-boy is above average interested in the subject, which is reflected in all the work he does with us.

Fun fact: Oscar began graphic design in 2008 – about the same time he turned 10 years old. Design is not just a profession but also a childhood dream!

Kim Petterson

Installation technician

+ 47 407 68 876

Kim is our own installation technician and makes sure all our door phones are mounted just as they should. He is a real perfectionist and doesn’t give up until the job is perfectly done, and you are brilliantly satisfied.

As for education, Kim has both electro physics and mechanical studies, and he has his certificate from Ingeborg Beslag and Lock systems. Also, he has several years of work experience as a locksmith from Karl Jensen, Kaba, and Infratek.

When Kim is not at work, you find him either at the playground with his kids or at the gym.

Kim is our own installation technician and makes sure all our door phones are mounted just as they should. He is a real perfectionist and doesn’t give up until the job is perfectly done, and you are brilliantly satisfied.

As for education, Kim has both electro physics and mechanical studies, and he has his certificate from Ingeborg Beslag and Lock systems. Also, he has several years of work experience as a locksmith from Karl Jensen, Kaba, and Infratek.

When Kim is not at work, you find him either at the playground with his kids or at the gym.

Charlotte Jørgensen

Marketing Manager

+47 902 11 664

If you see Defigo on Facebook, Instagram, Google or at a trade show, it’s thanks to Charlotte. She is our market manager and works diligently to make us visible in the market.

With her, she has not only one, but two bachelor’s degrees from BI Norwegian Business School: one in marketing management and one in finance and administration.

If you feel you’ve seen Charlotte before, you might be right: She worked in Haugesunds Avis where she brilliantly acted as a program manager!

If you see Defigo on Facebook, Instagram, Google or at a trade show, it’s thanks to Charlotte. She is our market manager and works diligently to make us visible in the market.

With her, she has not only one, but two bachelor’s degrees from BI Norwegian Business School: one in marketing management and one in finance and administration.

If you feel you’ve seen Charlotte before, you might be right: She worked in Haugesunds Avis where she brilliantly acted as a program manager!