KAHOOT! LEADERSHIP

Meet the savvy and passionate K!rew captains leading us on a mission to make learning awesome.

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Erik Harrell

Chief Executive Officer

Erik joined us as the CEO in 2016, bringing 18 years of experience in the tech industry to Kahoot! Prior to Kahoot!, he held several C-level roles (COO, CFO, CSO) over nearly 11 years at Opera Software in Norway. In addition, Erik is an active angel investor and has worked with several organizations as a board member.

Erik holds an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and has an MA and BA (Phi Beta Kappa) from The Johns Hopkins University.

Outside of work, Erik loves spending time with his three children, playing tennis and cross-country skiing (during the long Norwegian winters).

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Morten Versvik

Chief Technical Officer, Co-Founder

Morten’s Master thesis from 2006 was built around the concept of playing on the big screen in cinemas using mobile phones. This idea, developed further in cooperation with professor Alf Inge Wang, led to creation of Kahoot!

Morten lives in Oslo with his family. In his free time, he can often be spotted riding his motorcycle.

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Martin Kværnstuen

Chief Financial Officer

Martin met the founders of Kahoot! in March 2014 and used little time to decide that joining Kahoot! was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. He held CFO roles since 1995, primarily in Mamut, a Norwegian company that was acquired by Visma in 2011.

Currently, Martin is also an investor and chairman of the board at Filmgrail.

Martin has a Master Degree in Business and Economics from BI Norwegian School of Management and MBA degree from Norges Handelshøyskole.

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James Micklethwait

VP of Products

Before joining Kahoot in 2017, James held product and strategy leadership roles for some of the UK’s best known consumer brands including Rightmove, ITV and BBC.

He holds a BA degree from Oxford University.

James enjoys spending his time with his family and skiing. He is originally from the UK, but recently moved to Norway.

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Carla Carsenzuola

HR Director

Before Kahoot!, Carla worked as HR Global Business Partner at Opera Software and as Project Leader for a large coaching and career management consultancy in Italy.

She holds a Master degree in Political Science and a postgraduate degree in European Labor Law from Università Statale in Milan. In addition to that, Carla is a certified Business Coach from the NLP Institute in Italy.

Originally from Italy, Carla now lives in Oslo with her family. She is an avid runner and a big soccer fan (can you guess which of the Milan teams she supports?)

Want to join the K!rew? Reach out to Carla – jobs@kahoot.com.

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Sean D’Arcy

Senior VP of Marketing

Sean got on board in March 2017 to lead the newly formed marketing and communications team at Kahoot! In his previous role, he was leading a big international team as VP of Global Marketing at Opera Software.

Sean lives outside Oslo with his family and dog, brews his own beer and is a proud Land Rover enthusiast.

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Craig Narveson

VP of Content Partnerships

Craig joined the K!rew in October 2016. He held senior management roles in Europe, Asia and North America for 13 years within Publicis Groupe, a global communications agency network.

Craig received his BA from Harvard College.

Originally from the U.S., Craig was a competitive springboard diver for 20 years. He currently divides his time between Oslo and New York.

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Åsmund Furuseth

VP of Business Development, Co-Founder

Before meeting Kahoot! co-founders in 2013, Åsmund ran a wind turbine technology company called ChapDrive. He also advises and secures funding for various startups, where he holds Board Director roles.

Åsmund has a Master of Science Degree in Physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

He owns a vintage sail boat and would like to spend more time sailing in the Oslo fjord (that he can see from our office window).

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Alf Inge Wang

Inventor, Co-Founder

Alf Inge Wang is our very own Games Professor in residence and groovy Kahoot! music composer. A few years back, he invented a classroom quiz game that later transformed into the Kahoot! experience we all know and love. Alf Inge is a Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Tech (NTNU), Department of Computer Science.

When he’s not coding, teaching or exploring new gaming models, Alf Inge spends his time composing music and performing it.