Our team

The people who work at Xait share the vision and values of our community. We are passionate about our work. We challenge mindsets and make significant changes to the way people interact. Let`s make the world more xaiting!

Management


Eirik Gudmundsen

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer of Xait, Eirik Gudmundsen brings 18+ years of experience in developing industry-leading software technology for the Oil & Gas industry. Eirik also has 6 years of international experience in Marketing and Sales, both as regional leader of Middle East and Asia Pacific based in Kuala Lumpur, as well as Global Sales & Marketing leadership roles based in Stavanger, Norway. Eirik is passionate about family, work, leadership and technology. He believes that high performing teams and companies are founded on trust, collaboration and knowledge. Success can be achieved with a clear vision and plan, and by leveraging new technologies and embracing diversities. He is also passionate about music, and enjoy genres from Pop & Rock to Jazz & Soul. Nothing beats putting on a good record on Friday night to kick off the weekend - He call it his Friday Snack!

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Frank Skavland

Chief Financial Officer

Frank has extensive background from corporate finance and investment banking - working for national and international clients in a range of different sectors. He holds a Master of Science in Business and Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics. Besides work, Frank is busy changing diapers and not sleeping. His little son and daughter take up a lot of his time. Frank has a great interest in old houses and architecture and he loves to travel. His goal is to visit all countries in the world before he dies.

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Kris Sæther

Chief Commercial Officer

Kris Sæther is Chief Commercial Officer of Xait. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Media Studies and has worked in financial communication in London and Frankfurt prior to joining Xait. He has 20+ years’ experience from the information management industry. Kris is an avid runner and skier, and a passionate fan of the world’s coolest soccer team, Tottenham. If he is not working or running, you will find him cheering for his two daughters on the handball court.

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Silje Stensland

Marketing and Communications Director

Silje is Marketing and Communications Director of Xait. She holds a Bachelor in Marketing Communication and an Executive Master in Business Administration. She is an analytical, efficient and results-focused marketing and communications professional, her career spans over 15 years in real estate, oil & gas and IT. Silje has travelled the world and finds great inspiration in architecture and design. When she is not busy growing the Xait brand, you can find her at her family cabin in picturesque Sirdal, Norway, mountaineering and cross-country skiing.

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Roy Olsen

Operations & Security Director

Roy is the Operations and Security Director of Xait. He brings more than 20 years of experience within mission critical systems architecture, technical infrastructure and operations from leading companies in the Information Technology & Software, Media and Oil & Gas industries. Roy has served on a selection of advisory boards and councils and is engaged in several technical communities and technology focused non-profits. As a self proclaimed multipotentialite, any free time not spent with his family, is easily consumed by a multitude of hobbies and interests ranging from electronics and home automation to tennis and mountain biking via climate change and social anthropology.

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Reidun Risøy Heyerdahl

HR & Office Manager

Reidun is the HR & Office Manager of Xait. She holds a bachelor degree in Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration with a specialization in Work and Organizational Psychology​.She has over 20 years of experience from change management, interaction and beeing a people-person in both public and private companies. ​Reidun is just as passionate about people in her spare time as she is at work. She is a board member at HBF (Handikappede barns foreldreforening) where she is working politically for better rights and possibilities of children with disabilities. Reidun loves spending time with her family, hiking in the mountains or just relax and read a book.

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John Ingve Eielsen

Chief Technology Officer

John Ingve comes with 15 years of experience in developing software for the Oil & Gas and energy industry, where he has held roles from software developer to architect and manager. John Ingve is technology enthusiast, and is a believer in continuously improving to meet the demands of the future. He enjoys spending time with his family (including his two dogs), reading history books and hiking in the great outdoors.

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Sales


Kris Sæther

Chief Commercial Officer

Kris Sæther is Chief Commercial Officer of Xait. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Media Studies and has worked in financial communication in London and Frankfurt prior to joining Xait. He has 20+ years’ experience from the information management industry. Kris is an avid runner and skier, and a passionate fan of the world’s coolest soccer team, Tottenham. If he is not working or running, you will find him cheering for his two daughters on the handball court.

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Tore Medhaug

Business Development Manager - EMENA Region

Tore holds a Technical degree and have different business courses from BI Norwegian Business School. Tore has previously worked for different oil service companies and IT companies. With his positive mood and energy for sales, he loves to challenge clients to find the contemporary solutions for them.

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Lars Sanne

Business Development Manager

Lars holds a degree In Marketing from BI Norwegian Business School. He has previously worked for energy and insurance companies as well as IT companies. Lars enjoys having a busy schedule and loves helping companies change the way they work. When not at work he is an avid outdoorsman and loves skiing and hikes in nature.

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Travis Baldwin

Business Development Manager (Houston)

Travis holds a B.S. in Finance, a B.S. in Marketing with a Minor in International Business, and an Executive MBA. Travis has more than a decade of SaaS-based experience in the Biotech, Energy, Finance, Healthcare, and Manufacturing sectors.

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Håkon Dammen

Sales Director, XaitCPQ (London)

Håkon Dammen is the Sales Director for XaitCPQ and responsible for growing our global CPQ footprint from our offices in Norway, UK and the US. He has a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering from Griffith University and says he fell in love with sales and business development after moving to London in 2005. Over the last 8 years, Håkon has focussed on supporting Norwegian businesses that are looking to expand globally, with a particular focus on what is required to succeed in the sunny UK. These days, when he is not solving world problems through SaaS sales, Håkon enjoys football, gaming and getting the better as his kids at football and gaming (although the latter is becoming increasingly rare).

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Paul Towne

Business Development Manager, XaitCPQ (Boston)

Paul, has been entrusted with helping to grow the North American market for XaitCPQ. He has more than 15 years of successful experience as an entrepreneur and senior sales leader in technology and financial services. He enjoys almost any outdoor activity as well as extolling the virtues of vinyl compared to digital music with anyone who will listen. Paul is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and lives in Boston with his wife and two kids whom they love dearly even though they regularly demolish their house, eat all of their food, and never let them sleep.

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