Leadership Team

Mats Nordlund

CEO, Co-founder

Mats comes from a successful engineering background focused on test and measurement in the telecommunications industry. Prior to co-founding Netrounds, Mats managed nationwide projects within broadband services and fixed wireline access at the Swedish network operator TeliaSonera Networks. Previously, he also spent 7 years as a research engineer with both Ericsson’s and Telia’s research and development arms. Mats obtained his Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering and Signal Processing from Luleå University of Technology in Sweden.

Marcus Friman

Head of Engineering, Co-founder

Marcus co-founded Netrounds in 2007 and has succeeded in leading the company forward in a number of managerial, product management and R&D positions. Today, Marcus leads the strategy and development of the Netrounds product as Head of Engineering and is focused on developing solutions to assist network operators throughout their telco transformation journey. Prior to co-founding Netrounds, Marcus held positions as part of both the R&D and management teams at TeliaSonera and Telia Research. He is a Certified Ethernet Professional (MEF) and holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Luleå University of Technology in Sweden.

Anders Bergsten

VP Product Management

Anders is a seasoned technology leader with vast knowledge of the international network operator environment and expertise with a broad range of telecommunications technologies. Anders comes to Netrounds with 20 years of experience at Telia Company in a variety of roles, including Senior Manager of Customer Channels and Head of Access Development. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science, focusing on signal processing, from Luleå University of Technology in Sweden.

Kari Korkala

VP Global Sales

Kari is a results-oriented leader with a proven international track record in managing and growing telecommunications test and measurement businesses. He has 25 years of experience in management, business development, sales and technology alliances from companies such as Ascom, Ericsson and Philips. Kari holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science from Luleå University of Technology in Sweden.

Dr. Stefan Vallin

Director, Product Strategy

Stefan brings over 25 years of experience in automation and the OSS landscape to Netrounds as the Director of Product Strategy. Today, Stefan is also an Advisor to Data Ductus, a System Integration specialist based in Sweden. Prior to joining Netrounds, Stefan was the Director of Product Strategy at Tail-f Systems, followed by a Principal Engineer working on NSO Strategy at Cisco Systems after Cisco’s acquisition of Tail-f in 2014. Stefan holds a Ph.D. in Network Management from Luleå University of Technology and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Linköping University in Sweden.

Board of Directors

Mikael Elséus

Board Member, CTO Telia Company, Eurasia

Mikael is the current CTO for Telia Company in Eurasia, as well as a Member of the Board at Netrounds. Mikael comes from a background of extensive technical depth in the telecommunications industry, with positions ranging from VP of Product Management for Mobility followed by VP of the Global Product Management Business at TeliaSonera, to CTO of Yoigo. Mikael holds a Master in Science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden on top of his 15 years of experience at various operators across Europe.

Jörgen Larsson

Chairman of the Board

Jörgen is the Chairman of Board at Netrounds, as well as an Investment Manager at Inlandsinnovation. Prior to Inlandsinnovation, Jörgen was a Corporate Advisor at Swedbank, one of Sweden’s leading banking institutions, and the CEO and co-founder, and subsequent Member of the Board, at H1 Communication AB. H1 Communication is a customer care outsourcing firm with 300 employees across Sweden, Norway and Estonia. They manage over 10 million customer contacts each year for public and private sectors clients. Jörgen holds a BA in Economics from Mid Sweden University.