The team

Johan B. Michelsen

Chief Investment Officer and Member of the Board

Work Experience:

  • Founder & Partner Hawk Infinity and Hawk Seafood
  • 6 years as Deputy CEO/CFO of Ice Group
  • 6 years as Partner and founder of Medici Corporate (M&A)
  • Investing private money since 2008
  • 4 years as Partner at SEB, consecutive ranking as #1 equity analyst all years
  • 1 year at Pareto Securities from 1999 and 3 years from 2009 following sale of Medici Corporate to Pareto
  • 1 year at Handelsbanken as equity analyst
  • 1 year experience from The Boston Consulting Group

E-mail: jm@hawk.no

Marianne Michelsen

Chief Executive Officer Hawk Infinity and Member of the Board

Work Experience:

  • Founder & Partner Hawk Infinity
  • CEO of Hawk Invest and Flisa Eiendomsinvest AS since 2011
  • 2 years experience as COO and IR in the Privat Equity company FSN Capital
  • 8 years experience from the financial services sector (DNB)
  • 2 years experience from The Boston Consulting Group

E-mail: mm@hawk.no

Joakim Karlsen

Partner

Work Experience:

  • Founder & Partner Hawk Seafood
  • Partner at Hawk Infinity
  • 3 years at Arctic Securities, Corporate Finance
  • 4 years at Pareto Securities, Corporate Finance

E-mail: jk@hawk.no

Jannik Woxholth

Partner

Work Experience:

  • Investment Director in Hawk Infinity
  • Partner and 10 years’ experience at McKinsey & Company
  • CEO at Katapult Accelerator
  • Ph.D. on shareholder agreements. Dual law and business degree

E-mail: jw@hawk.no

Benjamin Sommer

Partner

Work Experience:

  • Investment Director in Hawk Infinity
  • 20 years experience in tech companies as entrepreneur, investor, and board member
  • Lecturer, speaker and mentor at universities, incubators, and accelerator on agile, start-ups and business models

E-mail: benjamin@hawk.no

Kristoffer Jordheim

Partner

Work Experience:

  • Investment Director and Partner in Hawk Seafood
  • 16 years’ experience as equity analyst and investment banker in Pareto Securities, SEB and DNB Markets, with key focus on the seafood sector
  • Experience as business development consultant in the seafood sector

E-mail: kj@hawk.no

Even Fuglestad

Investment Director

  • Investment Director in Hawk Infinity
  • 2 years as responsible for strategy, business development, and M&A in the Glamox Global Marine & Offshore division
  • 5 years in management consulting with a strong track-record in strategy and business development projects, and exploration of new technologies and business models
  • Experience from «management for hire»-roles with responsibilities to develop and grow XaaS-business models, in particular from the telecom and utilities industries

E-mail: ef@hawk.no

Emil Mellbye

Investment Director and IR Lead

  • Investment Director in Hawk Infinity
  • Investor Relations Lead for Hawk Infinity and Hawk Seafood
  • 4 years investment banking experience at UBS in London
  • Part time work at Clarksons Platou Securities and The Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Norwegian Army Officer Training School’s 2 year programme

E-mail: em@hawk.no

Håvard Hjermstad

Investment Associate

  • Investment Associate in Hawk Infinity
  • Intern at Hawk Infinity in 2020 and 2021
  • Played at Harvard University’s soccer team
  • Undergraduate Degree at Harvard University

E-mail: hh@hawk.no

Ingebrikt Bjørkhaug

Chief Financial Officer

  • 3 years of management for hire (mostly Hawk-related)
  • Interim CFO Aega ASA
  • Interim CFO Gabler Investments
  • Interim CFO Convene Group
  • 5 years experience from EY, Manager at Transaction Advisory Services

E-mail: ib@hawk.no

Mats Troeng

Chief Technical Officer

  • Appr. 20 years as software developer and consultant
  • 7 years as software engineer and architect at Knowit
  • Founder of several sports software applications
  • Former national team runner Orienteering (Sweden)
  • Civilingeniør Uppsala Universitet

E-mail: mt@hawk.no

Board

Nils Arne Bakke

Chairman of the Board

  • Close partner with Hawk Infinity in many holdings
  • 5 years as CEO of Altibox
  • Phd Industrial Ecenomics, NTNU

Sverre Brott

Member of the Board

  • Represents the current largest external investor, Gasmann Invest AS
  • Background is within the Norwegian real estate market through more than 20 years as CEO of his real estate company currently named Gasmann Eiendom AS
  • Educated as civil engineer
  • 13 years as a consulting engineer in construction technology
  • Gasmann has been a shareholder in Hawk Infinity since foundation and was incremental in the establishment of the structure

Roland Rabben

Member of the Board

  • Founder and CEO of Jotta Group since its inception in 2008
  • 20+ years of experience from building Jotta Group and other internet services and start ups: Scala, StreamBase Technologies and Firstmover