Lars Nordwall

Lars Nordwall was born and raised in Stockholm, and has lived in Silicon Valley since 1998. Mr. Nordwall joined Neo Technology early 2011 as the COO, and has transformed the company from an early stage European based start-up to one of the rising stars in Silicon Valley.His track record includes: (1) A turn-around and transformation of Pentaho from a flat-lined struggling Business Intelligence software provider to a leader in the Big Data Analytics space. The company was acquired by Hitachi for $600M; (2) SugarCRM where he joined as the founding VP of WW Sales, and established the firm to become one of the global SaaS CRM leaders; and (3) Cambridge Technology Partners (CTP), where he built his career foundation and was fortunate to experience rapid growth from 400 to 6,500 employees, transformation to one of the hottest consultancy firms in the world with a market cap over >$5B, followed by an acquisition by Novell.Mr. Nordwall has an M.Sc. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the Stockholm University School of Business, and he has completed an Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School in Boston.