Cato Svendsen


30 years of experience with  business development in the Nordic region in roles as Department Manager.

Group Product Manager IT, CEO, VP Sales, VP Marketing and Corporate Communication. I have worked for and been involved as executive consultants in companies such as: ISS, Esselte, Nortrade Group, MDI,  HD-kjeden, Gullfunn, Statoil Fuel & Retail, Thorn EmiSkoringen, Park Sko, Norli, Nordea, NRI, Specsavers, VG, Gerflor, Falck 4 Group, Effect1 Group, REC, Terratech, EV markets and renewable industry.

  • Involved in M&A projects, several large and small start ups and liquidations, market assessment
  • Top management advisor and mentor
  • Market assessment and trend watching in collaboration with Ipsos Norway
  • Headhunter and organizational development

Market insight: Collaborated with Ipsos (former MMI) since 2003 as consultant and co-writer to Ipsos market- and trend surveys, giving lectures regularly.

  • Master level Business Management and Economics; Northwood University USA and University of Lund Sweden.
    • Specialized in leadership & management
    • Macro economics, business administration and fluctuating currencies
    • Minor in automotive retail management, computer science and communication
  • Commercial Pilot FAA Certified; Norwegian Airforce and Sierra Academy of Aeronautics USA
  • DNV certified recruiter

Torben Schiermer


Schiermer holds a Graduate Diploma with specialization in International Business Development and Marketing from Copenhagen Business School. Schiermer has solid international experience in sales, business development and management within reputable companies.

Experience as Business Manager in different roles running all aspects of business development, client sercives and marketing. Management roles as COO, Senior Consultant, Corporate Marketing Director, Marketing Manager, Deputy Managing Director and Director Client Services.

For the last 25 years he has both worked as an organizartional specialist, leader and as headhunter.

Areas of expertise:
  • Management advisor
  • Business development
  • Recruitment and organization development
  • International business development and marketing
  • Headhunting and executive selection in addition to resource- and talent management
  • Business development, Go To Market strategy and execution, market surveys and assessment