Executive bios
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Executive bios 2018-06-19T09:16:00+00:00

Executive bios

Meet the team that is taking SIEM to the next level

Jesper Zerlang

CEO

Jesper has been CEO of LogPoint since 2009 and has led LogPoint to become one of the dominant SIEM vendors in Europe. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the IT industry and has held top management positions at Telia Company, Dell Computer and Compaq. His strong customer and partner focus, passion for his employees and strong entrepreneurial spirit helps to spark innovation and growth at LogPoint. He has supplemented his leadership skills with executive management programs at Harvard Business School.

Soren Laustrup

Founder

Søren founded LogPoint with the intention of building a strong customer-focused organization. His role includes driving operational excellence and growing the business. Søren’s relentless attention to customer satisfaction and establishment of a world-class sales and coaching culture has expanded the global reach of the company. He is responsible for the North American market as well as being deeply involved in developing the overall strategy for the company, and passionately contributing to the product road map. Søren has worked, in the enterprise IT sector since the early nineties having reached many entrepreneurial achievements.

Christian Have

CPO

Christian brings years of cybersecurity expertise to his product strategy role at LogPoint. He owns the whole product process from vision, strategy, design, development to marketing. He brings to market products that fulfil the needs of today’s businesses. Christian also oversees all aspects of the product journey from conceptualization, launch and post-launch performance. Prior to joining the company, he was the head of network security for the Danish National Police. He is also a guest lecturer on cybersecurity at leading Danish universities. Christian has a Bachelor of IT from the IT University of Copenhagen.

Peter-Melsen

Peter Melsen

CTO

Peter contributes with strong technical and managerial skills to his role at LogPoint. He has depth of experience in cybersecurity, IT operations, software integration, development and support. Prior to joining LogPoint, he was Head of Operations at the Danish incumbent TDC Hosting for 10 years, managing around 10,000 servers.  He also served as a developer and technical project manager at a software company delivering complex newspaper solutions worldwide. Peter holds a Master of Science from Aalborg University, Denmark.

Henrik Sandbjerg Nielsen

CFO

Henrik a seasoned finance executive brings to LogPoint his vast international experience. His proven track record of achieving strategic financial objectives can be seen in service and manufacturing organizations. He drives efficiency and productivity through evaluation of financial management systems and implementing process improvements. He has built successful and highly skilled management teams in the US, Canada and Denmark. He has a Master in Business Economics and Auditing from Copenhagen Business School.

Thomas Have

Senior VP, Engineering

Thomas has significant experience in creating and leading the design, development and delivery of large distributed, business critical systems in cybersecurity and FinTech. As a senior manager, he is well-versed in leading large-scale software development teams and projects across time zones and cultures. He has spent time in Denmark, Nepal and India over the course of his career. With his long standing experience in leading agile transformations in software development units and managing stakeholders, Thomas is adept at driving and supporting organizational transformations. He has a Master of Science in Mathematics from the University of Copenhagen.

Andrew Morris

VP EMEA

Andrew joined LogPoint with a demonstrable history of success in building and leading high-performance sales organizations, including 5 years running the EMEA partner and cloud business at Splunk. At LogPoint Andrew is responsible for leading the regional teams in London, Paris, Munich, Stockholm and at LogPoint headquarters in Copenhagen. He is responsible for executing strategic sales and channel initiatives to drive growth and expand market opportunities for LogPoint across the European markets. He has over 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity field covering sales, business development, partners, technology and management gained from a variety of roles at various companies, including Auth0, JP Morgan, Vanco, LogLogic and Splunk.

Michael Persechini

VP Sales

Michael joined LogPoint with almost 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity and network technology field, gained from engineering and sales positions at various companies, including Qwest, Symantec (Sygate), Motorola (AirDefense), Lanscope and Cisco Systems. At LogPoint he is responsible for leading an efficient Sales team and a strong network of Channel Partners across the U.S. market. As a Cybersecurity veteran, Michael has been involved in all stages of the rapidly developing security industry. His new mission is to help US enterprises reduce risk, time and resources spent on analyzing the ever-growing pool of Log-data by applying the unique LogPoint SIEM technology.

Jan Quach

Solution Director

Jan brings a remarkable depth of cybersecurity experience, having held positions ranging from applied crypto specialist, project and program manger, chief information security officer to country manager. His skills include management and development of security services and capabilities as well as financial forecasting and management of operations. Jan holds a degree in engineering and has supplemented this with law studies, management courses as well as gaining industry standard certifications.

Pascal Cronauer

Country Manager – DACH

Pascal brings significant technical and commercial experience in cybersecurity and SIEM to his role at LogPoint, DACH region. He offers our customers a deep understanding of the technology and economic issues associated with cyberthreats. He has experience working with the banking, consulting, automobile, manufacturing, healthcare, insurance, telecommunications, retail, and travel industries as well as government. He has worked in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK, UAE, Eastern Europe, Australia, Taiwan and the U.S. He has a degree in IT and System Management.

Jim Carlsson

Country Manager – Nordics

Jim directs channel-based sales and market strategies at LogPoint for the Nordics. Jim has significant experience developing OEM and solution sales programs. His cybersecurity experience includes his role as the CEO of Swedish security company Clavister AB, as well as the CEO and co-founder of Nordic Edge AB, an identity and access management solutions provider.

Russell Poole

Country Manager – United Kingdom & Ireland

Russell having been at the forefront of the cyber security industry for well over ten years, is using his experience to expand LogPoint’s presence in the United Kingdom and Ireland. After spending more than two decades working in IT for leading brands in the U.K., his focus is working with organizations to not only ensure IT security is aligned to business goals, but to ensure secure working practices can be leveraged as a growth driver and key differentiator. Prior to LogPoint, Russell was Head of the B2B security practice for Telefonica O2.

Richard Seewald

Founder & Managing Partner, Evolution Equity Partners

Richard is founder and managing partner at Evolution Equity Partners a leading venture capital firm based in New York City. He is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s global activities and strategic direction. He leads investments in cybersecurity, enterprise software and data analytics, bringing more than three decades of investment, operational and entrepreneurial experience to his role. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a Juris Doctor from the New York Law School.

Karel Obluk

Partner at Evolution Equity Partners
Karel is a partner at Evolution Equity Partners. He leads investments in cybersecurity, enterprise software and data analytics, bringing more than two decades of investment, operational and entrepreneurial experience to his role. Prior to Evolution, Karel was CTO, chief scientist and interim CEO of AVG Technologies (NYSE:AVG). Karel holds a doctorate and a Master of Science in computer science from the Brno University of Technology.

Jesper Lohmann

Director – Dico ApS

As a venture capital investor, Jesper Lohmann has for more than 10 years been engaged with IT companies within software, SaaS and e-commerce. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Reepay A/S, LogPoint A/S, Telefaction A/S, SimpleSite ApS and Agillic A/S. He holds a Master of Science in economics and business administration.

Kåre Jacobsen

Director – Ipvision A/S

Kåre is former CEO of SystemForum, Swwwing, E-billetter/Billetlugen, LundKenner Ventures and most recently, TUC A/S. He brings ample experience in sales, marketing, channel distribution, product and business development, organizational development, strategy, and general management.  He holds a Cand.Merc. (in Strategic use of IT) from Copenhagen Business School.

Soren Laustrup

Founder – LogPoint

Søren founded LogPoint with the intention of building a strong customer-focused organization. Søren’s relentless attention to customer satisfaction and establishment of a world-class sales and coaching culture has expanded the global reach of the company. He is responsible for the North American market as well as being deeply involved in developing the overall strategy for the company, and passionately contributing to the product road map. Søren has worked, in the enterprise IT sector since the early nineties having reached many entrepreneurial achievements.