Blazar's executive team consists of experienced industry and functional experts
Founding And Executive Team
Blazar Capital’s founding and executive team is composed of finance, consumer and retail experts with experience from McKinsey & Company, The Hut Group (THG), Goldman Sachs and Axcel.
Co-Founder & CEO
Founding Partner, former Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company and co-leader of McKinsey Online Retail Service Line. Forbes 30 Under 30 list maker in the 2018 Finance category and Berlingske's Talent 100 list maker in the 2017 Consulting category. Co-Founder of Nordgreen
Co-Founder & CGO
Former Head of Growth at The Hut Group (THG), the leading global E-Commerce incubator. Forbes 30 Under 30 list maker in the 2019 Retail and E-Commerce category and Berlingske's Talent 100 list maker in the 2016 Business Development category. Co-Founder of Nordgreen
Co-Founder & COO
Ex-McKinsey & Company Project Manager with an engineering background from Stanford University and HEC Paris. Forbes 30 Under 30 list maker in the 2019 Retail and E-Commerce category. Co-Founder of Nordgreen
Private Equity profile with 10+ years of experience from Axcel, McKinsey & Company and Goldman Sachs
Senior Management Team
Blazar’s senior management team is composed of consumer and retail experts with expertise in marketing & sales, online consumer behaviour, operations as well as senior successful entrepreneurs and senior leaders from top-tier professional services firms, the financial industry and global online ventures.
CEO of Blazar Elite
Former Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Christopher Cloos. Responsible for Blazar's US division Blazar Elite.
Former CTO of GoBoat and +10 years of software development experience across various international agencies.
VP of Branding and Marketing
Branding and marketing expert with more than 10 years of experience from various multi-national consumer brands. Co-Founder of MessyWeekend.
Kasper Kim Smidt
Director of Blazar Labs
Former General Manager at Founders House and Commercial Director at Mesh Community. Responsible for the finance, operation, and administration of all Blazar Labs ventures and third party investments.
Director of Ecommerce of Blazar Elite
Ecommerce leader with 25+ years' experience leading complex software development teams, eCommerce operations and digital marketing programs.
Blazar Capital is advised by the expert panel that includes top ex-CEOs from global international businesses, managing partners of major PE/VC houses, and leading entrepreneurs who founded renowned startups. The Advisory Board supports Blazar Capital in launching and scaling of its ventures as well as key strategic activities.
Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen
Carlsberg, former CEO
Jørgen is a former CEO of Carlsberg, one of the largest brewing conglomerates globally. Currently he is a Chairman of the Board of Novozymes and holds board positions at a number of other companies.
Mikkel Vendelin Olesen
Pandora, former CEO
Mikkel has been the key driver behind the global success of Pandora, having developed it to become the 3rd largest jewellery player in the world. Currently he is a Chairman of the Board of several consumer companies and an active investor.
Maj Invest, Founder and CEO
Jeppe is the founder and CEO of Maj invest, a leading Nordic Asset Management and Private Equity Firm. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Haldor Topsøe, Deputy Chairman of the board of Novo Nordisk and holds board positions at Kirkbi and Novo Holdings
Serial entrepreneur, Founder of Endomondo and Simple Feast
Jakob co-founded Endomondo and was the top management leader of MyFitnessPal - both exited to Under Armour at a combined 500 EURm - and most recently has founded Simple Feast where he is currently the CEO.
Serial entrepreneur, Founder of CloudMade, Star & Symbian
Juha is a leading Danish entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley. He founded Star, CloudMade, Symbian, and several other successful companies. Juha is Vice Chairman of both Bang & Olufsen and Netcompany. Previously, Juha led Macromedia and ran one of Microsoft’s seven divisions.
SEED Capital, Founder and Managing Partner
Ulla has established the leading VC fund in Denmark, which has made 20+ successful exits and attracted 1+ EURbn in funding to its portfolio companies. Ulla led such prominent investments as Endomondo, Vivino, Trustpilot, and others; she holds board positions at a number of companies and foundations.
Vækstfonden, Head of Fund of funds
Mikkel is currently Head of Fund of funds at the Danish Government growth Fund (Vækstfonden). Mikkel has a background as corporate and M&A lawyer from a Gorrissen Federspiel, a leading Danish law firm, and from Maersk
Managing Director, Chr. Augustinus Fabrikker
Mark Johnston is currently Managing Director at Christian Augustinus Fabrikker, a Long-Term investment company holding stakes in companies like Tivoli, Royal Unibrew and Scandinavian Tobacco Group. Mark has experience from companies like Morgan Stanley, KPMG, and is a previous Director at Nordic Capital.