Taktikal is pleased to announce a new board of directors, consisting of: Íris Arna Jóhannsdóttir, Sigurður Orri Guðmundsson (Chairman of the Board) and Soffía Theódora Tryggvadóttir.
The board members have been selected based on their extensive knowledge in global expansions for SaaS solutions, as Taktikal expands beyond the borders of Iceland into new international markets. This is following a seed funding round wherein Taktikal received $2 million from Brunnur Ventures earlier this year to focus on growth abroad.
The new board members each contribute an impressive amount of diverse international experience and skill to the Taktikal leadership group.
Íris Arna Jóhannsdóttir brings her legal and financial expertise to the board. She is currently working as the Director of Organizational Development at Kvika Group and the Director of Operations at Kvika Securities - a subsidiary based in London, UK.
She has a cand. jur degree from the University of Iceland and an LL.M degree in Banking and Financial Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has also applied her expertise acting as a district court lawyer and is a registered stockbroker.
Her previous experience includes acting as the Chief Legal Office of Virðing hf. from 2016, where she then moved into the role of Managing Director during the merger process with Kvika in 2017. Before that, she worked as the Senior Lawyer of HF Verðbréf from 2012-2015, and as a Project Manager at LOGOS legal services from 2007. Íris Arna also worked in the Free Investment Bank and in the Securities division of the Financial Supervisory Authority.
Sigurður Orri Guðmundsson brings a background in successful sales of B2B SaaS cloud-based solutions across Europe and in the US to the Taktikal leadership group. He currently holds the role of Managing Director at an Icelandic innovation company called NeckCare, where he has also acted as a board member.
He was previously working as a Chief Sales Officer (CSO), leading sales in the Nordics and US for Siteimprove, a large SaaS marketing solution based in Denmark. He also worked as the CSO at Airtame, a screen sharing and digital signing solution, where he managed the international sales and marketing activities.
Soffía Theódora Tryggvadóttir brings her extensive marketing knowledge and international business development experience to the new Taktikal board. She works currently as an Investment Manager at Brunnur Ventures and is an acting member of the boards of several funded startups.
She holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Management from the University of Iceland and is also a business analyst.
She worked previously for the company NetApp, an American Fortune 500, where she led the marketing for the cloud-based solutions and went on to be the lead for expanding the brand to the global market. She was the Manager of Business Development, Marketing, and the Legal department when NetApp purchased the Icelandic company Greenqloud.
This new board can undoubtedly provide the knowledge and experience to contribute to the growth and international reach of Taktikal’s B2B, SaaS solutions.