Birgir Már Ragnarsson graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Iceland in February 1999 and became a member of the Icelandic Bar Association in 2000. In June 2003, he earned a master's degree (LLM) from Harvard Law School where he specialized in International Finance. His previous experience includes positions as Partner at Lex-Nestor Law Offices, CEO of Audkenni, Senior Attorney at the Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority, and Legal Adviser with the Icelandic Ministry of Industry and Commerce. Mr Ragnarsson is a board member of various companies.
Henry Ancona serves as board member, advisor, and angel investor to technology companies. He has served on the Board of Directors of both private and public companies, helping several to successful M&A transactions. He currently serves as Board Chairman at Signiant, and Board member at BlueConic and Verne Global. With a focus on strategic business development and leadership, Henry serves as Executive Advisor to technology companies and CEOs. These include companies in software, on-line media, consumer internet, cyber security, and other businesses. A venture partner and past Board member of Converge Venture Partners, Henry is an active investor with a portfolio in sectors including software-enabled businesses, software, and applications.Henry has over 30 years of operational experience in both Europe and North America. He was President of Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA) and Chairman/CEO of Evidian and has led several start-ups to billion dollar businesses. Henry holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and BS and MS degrees from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Niklas Savander is an active portfolio company chairman and adviser to Private Equity and Venture Capital funds. In addition to Verne Global, Mr Savander currently is Chairman of Nebula and Cint AB, a senior advisor to Permira in their global technology and nordic funds and an adviser to WiderFi Networks. In addition, Mr Savander is Chairman and Board Member to several non-profit organizations in his native Finland. Mr Savander has a long career in applying technology in multiple different industries. He has served as President and CEO of Elekta, a publicly listed Swedish cancer care equipment and software company. Before that he spent 16 years in senior management roles in Nokia, in their networks, handset and digital services businesses, progressing to the role of COO of the company. Mr Savander also has experience from numerous non-exective roles in companies like NokiaSiemens Networks, Symbian, Tamfelt and others. Mr Savander holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in International Marketing.
Trausti Jónsson works in the alternative investment division of Stefnir hf. where he is one of the fund managers of Stefnir‘s private equity funds. Mr Jónsson came to Stefnir from the corporate finance department of Arion Bank, one of the three largest banks in Iceland. His previous experience includes positions in institutional asset management, fixed income funds, and structured products for Kaupthing Bank Asset Management Company. Mr Jónsson also worked at the University of Iceland as a lecturer in courses on portfolio management, derivatives, and fixed income securities. Additionally, he taught a course on derivatives at Bifrost University, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Iceland.