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.

Lance Boyd

VP of Sales Americas

Lance leads Netrounds expansion in the Americas, bringing over 25 years of software sales and sales management experience in telecom and networking technologies.  He has worked for companies such as Red Hat, Enea, Irdeto, and SAINT.  He has experience bootstrapping sales for early stage companies, and building teams to drive revenue growth.  He started his career as an engineer in digital wireless communications and signal processing.  He graduated with honors with a BS in Physics from Hampden-Sydney College and an MS in Computer Science from George Mason University.