Jostein Svendsen, Co-founder & CEO
Jostein 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 was the first branchless/online-only bank in the Scandinavian market. The bank was acquired by Banco Santander in 2005.
WeVideo has become one of the world’s most powerful, online video editing platforms. Since the founding of WeVideo, the company has ascended to an impressive status in the tech world. From noteworthy relationships with companies like YouTube, Google and Disney, to securing more than 20 million dollars in venture funding, Jostein has driven WeVideo to a whole new level with his leadership and entrepreneurial savvy.
Bjørn Rustberggaard, Co-founder & COO
Bjørn Rustberggaard, COO 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. Bjørn has more than a decade’s experience in building and executing some of the larger cloud-based technology platforms in Europe.
Previously co-founder of Mintra, founder of Inspera and Creaza in Norway, he is bringing cloud-based and educational expertise to WeVideo. Bjørn was VP of Product before he stepped up as COO in WeVideo.
Krishna Menon, CTO
Krishna 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 Administration
Sarah, 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.