Cato Svendsen

CEO North Management
T: +47 971 14 506

35 years of experience with  business development in the Nordic region. Deep insight about market trends and driving forces. Experience from roles as CEO, Business development, group Product Manager IT, VP Marketing, VP Sales, Communication and top level headhunter. Svendsen has worked for and been involved as executive consultant in companies such as: ISS, Esselte, Nortrade Group, MDI, HD-kjeden, Gullfunn, Statoil Fuel & Retail, Thorn Emi, Skoringen, Park Sko, Norli, Nordea, NRI, Specsavers, VG, Gerflor, Falck 4 Group, REC Group ASA, Romerike Elektro, Elit, EB Elektro and Terratech. Svendsen has been co-founder and instrumental in building several consultancy companies as Effect1 Group, North Consultants, North Technology and North Finance.

  • Involved in M&A projects, start ups and liquidations
  • Market assessment, analyst & consultant to IPSOSs trendsurveys
  • Top management advisor
  • Headhunter and organisation development
  • Master level economics, macro economics and business management; Northwood University USA and University of Lund Sweden.
  • Specialized in macro economics, fluctuating currencies, minor in automotive retail management, computer science and communication.
  • FAA certified Commercial Pilot; Norwegian Airforce Værnes and Rygge Flight stations and Sierra Academy USA.
  • DNVGL certified recruiter