Executive bios

Meet the team that is taking SIEM to the next level

LogPoint CEO Jesper Zerlang

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.

LogPoint Founder & Managing Director US Soren Laustrup

Søren Laustrup

Founder, Managing Director Americas – Boston, US

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.

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Christian Have

CTO

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.

LogPoint CPO Geir Kristensen

Geir Kristensen

CPO

As Chief People Officer, Geir is responsible for all aspects of people, talent and culture in LogPoint across regions and continents. Originally trained as a Captain in the Norwegian Army and a graduate in Organization and Management from Copenhagen Business School, he has served in a number of HR and management roles in companies such as IBM, PFA, FIH and Nordea. Most recently Geir has been leading the HR scaleup in the successful fintech company Banking Circle, growing from 50 to 200+ people in just a few years.

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Peter Melsen

SVP Support and Internal IT

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.

LogPoint VP Finance Jeppe Bygholm

Jeppe Bygholm

VP Finance

Jeppe is a seasoned Finance executive focused on the professionalization of High-Growth companies, with experience from the Private Equity space where he has specialized in Strategy development, the creation of growth platforms and process optimization. In his previous roles within private equity as well as industry, he has worked with portfolio companies in various management roles within Sales, Finance and M&A, including financing and shareholder management. Jeppe holds a degree in Engineering as well as a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Finance).

LogPoint VP Engineering Niels Gammelgaard

Niels Gammelgaard

VP Engineering

Niels is leading engineering efforts across LogPoint locations. He brings unique qualifications to LogPoint in key areas such as Data Science, Data Engineering, and Machine Learning. He holds an MSc in Mathematics and Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Mathematics, and his academic record includes several publications in top scientific journals and research visits to Harvard University and Oxford University. Niels brings ten years of industry experience from companies such as Vestas, Platon (Acquired by Deloitte) and Maersk Line, and he is also a co-founder of startups Reveal and Ontame.io.

LogPoint VP Customer Success Brian Hansen

Brian Hansen

VP Customer Success

Brian is in charge of enhancing the LogPoint customer experience, extending customer use of the LogPoint SIEM solution, and providing partner enablement. He also leads the LogPoint A-team, our technical experts that work across LogPoint global regions with pre- and post-sales support. Brian has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry in management positions within Sales and Professional Services. He has served as the EVP North America and Global Professional services in Omada and has previously held positions in companies such as Netcompany and Platon (acquired by Deloitte).

LogPoint VP Marketing Nicolai Zerlang

Nicolai Zerlang

VP Marketing

Nicolai is leading the LogPoint marketing team across all markets. As a native digital marketeer, he is in charge of building and continuously evolving the scalable and highly automated marketing organization in LogPoint. With a wide range of responsibilities, ranging from overall brand, marketing and social strategy, on- and offline marketing to lead generation, nurturing, and CRM, he is at the heart of LogPoint growth strategy. Nicolai holds a Master’s Degree from Copenhagen Business School and is a LogPoint veteran, having served as project manager, marketing manager, and Head of Marketing for LogPoint Americas.

Regional Directors

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Pascal Cronauer

Regional Director – Central EMEA & BeNeLux

Pascal brings significant technical and commercial experience in cybersecurity and SIEM to his role at LogPoint, Central EMEA and Benelux 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.

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Russell Poole

Regional Director – 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.

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Christian Pijoulat

Regional Director – South EMEA

Christian is leading the development of the South EMEA region at LogPoint and is in charge of the sales and channel network. Christian has nearly 30 years experience in the IT industry including 5 years at Oracle, 7 years at BMC software and 14 years at Sophos. He has proven sales and management experience, and track record of rapidly growing companies within Western Europe.

Martin Fribrock LogPoint Nordic Regional Director

Martin Fribrock

Regional Director – Nordics (SE/NO/FI)

Martin leads the team of sales, marketing, and technical professionals at the LogPoint Stockholm office, and has the responsibility for the Nordic region including Sweden, Norway and Finland. He has almost ten years of experience in the IT industry, most recently in various leadership positions with US SIEM vendor Fortinet and the IT se-curity company Certezza. Earlier in life, he was a professional footballer for more than a decade, playing for the Swedish National Football team and in the top football leagues in Sweden and Denmark.

LogPoint Founder & Managing Director US Soren Laustrup

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.

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Thomas Jetter

Founding partner, Digital+ Partners

Thomas Jetter is one of the four founding partners of Digital+ Partners and a Managing Director at the Frankfurt Office. He is the leader of the Cyber Security and HR Tech investments. He also chairs the Investment Committee. He has worked on Digital+ Partners investments in VMRay, Starmind, and quantilope. He serves on the board at VMRay and as an observer on the board of Starmind. Prior to founding Digital+ Partners, Thomas spent 13 years of his career in leadership positions at Permira, also running their chemical industry practice and Sirona Dental Systems.

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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.

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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.
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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.

Jim Pflaging (Board observer)

Jim Pflaging (Board observer)

Managing partner, Cynergy Partners Inc.

Jim Pflaging is the founder and managing partner at Cynergy Partners and has over 30 years of Silicon Valley experience including 15 years as CEO of cybersecurity and data management companies. Jim has a proven track record of translating cybersecurity and related technology, policy, and market dynamics into competitive advantage. Currently, he serves on the board of directors of several leading cybersecurity companies including Coalfire, Imperva, SailPoint, Secure Code Warrior, Sophos, and Veracode. He holds a B.S. in Commerce with dual concentrations in Finance and Marketing from the University of Virginia.