Copenhagen, April 2018
Omada, a leading provider of hybrid identity and access governance solutions, today announces the extension of its Executive Management team by hiring Lars Nørgaard as Executive Vice President for Professional Services and Erik Dibbern as new Chief Technology Officer, both effective May 1.
25 years’ experience in IT and Professional Services
As Vice President of Professional Services, Lars Nørgaard will ensure the successful delivery of the Omada identity platform throughout the client base, supervising the global Professional Services, training, and enablement teams. Lars and his teams will work diligently with customers and partners to ensure they can not only successfully deploy the Omada solutions, but also operate seamlessly once deployment is complete.
Lars Nørgaard takes over the EVP Professional Services role from EVP Brian Hansen, who has been appointed as EVP North America.
Lars Nørgaard comes from a position as Associate Vice President, Microsoft Customer Innovation and Transformation at NNIT. Prior to his role at NNIT, Lars Nørgaard has held positions as COO, ScanJour (KMD), and Consultant at PA Consulting and Accenture, to name a few. Further, Lars Nørgaard has over a decade of experience at Omada alliance partner Microsoft, as among others Senior Director, Service Lines in Western Europe and Services Director, Denmark and Iceland.
“With over 25 years’ experience in IT and Professional Services, Lars brings extensive knowledge, across sectors and international experience. We look forward to welcoming him onboard and joining our growth journey, where his experience of managing teams of Professional Services specialists and Microsoft background and relations are highly relevant for supporting our continued growth,” says Morten Boel Sigurdsson, CEO and founder, Omada. “His experience within innovation and supporting partner channels and the partner eco-system working in the tension field between partner collaboration and gaining new market ground is a perfect fit for Omada”.
Lars Nørgaard adds, “I am excited to join Omada and take part in the high growth journey. When I joined Microsoft Denmark, we were 65 employees. When I left, we were more than 400. I thrive in global, high growth companies, where there is not always a predefined solution. Identity and access management is a rapidly growing segment and Omada well positioned to take a significant bite of the global market. I look forward to being part of this exciting growth journey.”
Omada names new CTO
Continuing the investments in partner ready software, Omada hires Erik Dibbern to ensure the continued success, development, and growth of the Omada software. With similar roles in other software companies and significant experience with Omada partner Microsoft at the Microsoft Development Center in Denmark, Erik will work diligently to oversee the continued leading status of the world-class software and solutions.
“Erik brings extensive expertise within software, across sectors, has international experience, and has worked with large corporate companies,” says Morten Boel Sigurdsson. “This is yet another example of how we are continuing to invest in partner ready software and Erik brings an innovating mindset, key competencies within the cloud transitioning journey, building high performing and innovating R&D teams, and product management excellence”.
Erik Dibbern comes from a position as Chief Technology Officer and later also Chief Executive Officer of 24-7 Entertainment (now 7digital), a global leader in end-to-end digital music solutions, where high security, service scalability, and content control were vital components, paving the way to Omada, as well as Director of R&D at ScanJour (now KMD), a market leader in case and document management software.
“Identity and access management is a tremendously interesting market, with many opportunities and I look forward to bringing my knowledge and experience within consumer-oriented software and scalable services to Omada,” says Erik Dibbern. “Omada is in rapid growth and has a lot of potential. The journey ahead of us is both challenging and very exciting.”