The Leadership of WeVideo
Jostein Svendsen, Co-founder & CEOJostein Svendsen is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of WeVideo. Based in Oslo, Norway, and Silicon Valley, Jostein is a highly regarded serial entrepreneur in both Europe and North America, having founded and grown several successful companies in digital media, digital financial services and digital commerce. Jostein founded two of Norway’s leading multimedia and Internet companies, both of which went on to become successful publicly traded issuers in Sweden – one employing more than 2,000 people across the globe.
In 2002, Jostein helped launch a new credit card and savings bank in Norway, which quickly became the first branchless/online-only bank in the Norwegian market. The bank was acquired by Banco Santander in 2005.
Immediately before he became CEO of WeVideo, Jostein concentrated on investments and projects in digital media and online financial services, with an emphasis on guiding companies to become extended global enterprises. He has advised organizations in the public and private sectors on both digital and traditional business practices for companies in banking, insurance, telecommunications, energy and media.
Bjorn Rustberggard, Co-founder & Head of ProductBjorn Rustberggard, Chief Technology Officer of WeVideo, is a well-known serial entrepreneur and pioneer for technology in e-learning, education, cloud-based technologies for enterprise level companies, schools and governments. Bjorn has more than a decade’s experience in building and executing some of the largest cloud-based technology platforms in Europe.
Previously Co-Founder of Mintra AS, Bjorn also is Founder and CEO of Inspera in Norway, bringing cloud-based and educational expertise to the WeVideo product.
Krishna Menon, CTOKrishna has 20+ years of experience developing video related technologies and solutions for consumers and business customers. His experience includes leading Engineering organizations at companies like Avid Technology, Pinnacle Systems, Microsoft TV, Avid Sports, and Altus365. In these technical leadership positions, he has been responsible for developing video solutions for Video Editing, Broadcast TV workflows, Enterprise learning, Sports Video analysis, and OTT media players.
Krishna holds a Master's Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
Sarah Lerche Carpenter, VP Finance and AdministrationSarah, a native of Norway, has 20 years of professional and executive experience with both large global and smaller local Silicon Valley organizations. Consistently on the finance and accounting side of the house, she has lead teams in organizations as diverse as an energy company to a large international software company (Mercury) and a venture capital supported technology start up organization which got bought by CA (Cendura). She has both public and private company experience building and managing complex and multi national budgets and strategic plans. Always partnering with various stakeholders within the organization to ensure alignment of their financial targets and operational requirements fit within the overall strategy and goals of the company.
Sarah has an MBA in Finance from the University of San Francisco, where she was awarded the McLaren School of Business Fellowship and a Bachelor in Science in Accounting from the University of San Francisco.