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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.

Christian Arnstedt

Christian Arnstedt

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

Michael Thomsen

Michael Thomsen

CFO

Private Equity profile with 10+ years of experience from Axcel, McKinsey & Company and Goldman Sachs

Vasilij Brandt

Vasilij Brandt

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

Pascar Sivam

Pascar Sivam

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


Senior Management Team

Blazar Capital’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.

Gustav Hossy

Gustav Hossy

CEO of Blazar Elite

Former Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Christopher Cloos. Responsible for Blazar Capital's US division Blazar Elite.

Hannah Stephens

Hannah Stephens

CGO of Blazar Elite

Former Head of / E-Commerce Director in various consumer brands, with more than 10 years of e-commerce and marketing experience. MBA alumni from UCLA. CGO of Blazar Elite and Co-Founder of Atom & Matter.

David Munksgaard

David Munksgaard

CTO

Former CTO of GoBoat and +10 years of software development experience across various international agencies.

Marc Østerskov

Marc Østerskov

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.

Jesper Krüger

Jesper Krüger

CDO

Performance marketing expert with +7 years of experience from various brands, including Lunar Way and Bang & Olufsen. Responsible for all central performance marketing activities.

Kasper Kim Smidt

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.


Advisory Board

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

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

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.

Jeppe Christiansen

Jeppe Christiansen

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

Jakob Jønck

Jakob Jønck

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.

Juha Christensen

Juha Christensen

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.

Ulla Brockenhuus-Schack

Ulla Brockenhuus-Schack

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.

Mikkel Hesselgren

Mikkel Hesselgren

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


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