Arne joined itslearning as our CEO in January, 2004. Passionate about education and helping students and teachers succeed, Arne has led itslearning to be Europe’s largest provider of educational learning platforms. Previously, Arne served as managing director of Tieto, one of the largest ICT companies in Europe. Arne received a Master of Management degree from the Norwegian Business School in 1987. He is a member of the Educational Consultants Network, K-12 Assistive Technology Professionals, and is on the Board of Directors of G.C. Rieber.
Jon-Kåre leads the engineering and operations teams at itslearning. His passion is to ensure our solutions exceed customers’ expectations for functionality, quality, performance, and uptime. Prior to itslearning, Jon-Kåre worked in telecom at Nera Networks, and financial services at Skandiabanken. He studied applied physics and optics at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where he earned a PhD. Jon-Kåre spends his free time trout fishing in the mountains and coaching kids’ sports.
Charlotte studied at the Copenhagen Business School where she received a Bachelor’s in International Business, and a Master of Science in Business Administration. Before coming to itslearning, she was the CEO/Nordic Country Manager at Experian for 3 years and worked 13 years in various leadership positions for Dun & Braadstreet. She is passionate about helping educational leaders reach their strategic goals and maximising outcomes for students.
As a marketing executive with 20 years of experience, Tom is responsible for our global branding, digital, content, and marketing operations. Previously, Tom held leadership roles at PTC in sales, R&D, and marketing. Most recently, he was VP of Enterprise Marketing for PTC’s largest business unit. Prior to PTC, Tom was a manufacturing engineer at Teradyne in Boston, MA. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from RPI, an MBA from Babson, and a PhD in Spinal Tap quotes.
Agnethe came to itslearning from Statoil in Oslo, where she worked as Head of Transactions & Projects. She is happy to be back in Bergen where she studied at the Norwegian School of Economics, receiving an MBA in Finance. Before that, she earned a MA in Economics & Finance at Heriot Watt University in England. Agnethe asked for — and received — her first checkbook at the age of three.
Thomas has had various management positions in the Telecom Industry over the last 15 years and most recently was Business Unit Director in the executive group of NextGenTel. He holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from NHH in Bergen. Thomas is motivated to help new and existing customers to achieve their educational and strategic goals.
Tim is responsible for developing and ensuring implementation of the itslearning global strategy. He has recently held senior Sales Leadership and Operations roles at Cengage Learning, has led a wide variety of Strategy Consulting engagements for The Parthenon Group, and has sold mechanical testing equipment and software for Instron Corporation. He has BS and MS degrees in Biomedical Engineering from RPI and Dartmouth College, respectively, as well as an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth. Of all the strategies out there, Tim’s favorite by far is to be on the water before dawn, fishing rod in hand.
Josh joins itslearning from Invaluable.com, the world’s leading online marketplace for fine art, antiques and collectibles. In his 5+ years at Invaluable, Josh led the Product, Design & UX teams, with responsibilities across a diverse set of web properties and software solutions. Prior to Invaluable, Josh held various leadership roles over 12+ years at BuyerZone.com, a startup from the late 90s that survived the aughts’ dot-com boom and bust to become a healthy and profitable Internet company. BuyerZone was acquired in 2007 by Reed Business Information, a division of RELX Group.