Our Management Team
Confirmit’s Management Team is responsible for the strategic direction and the day-to-day operations of the company. Covering all aspects of operations, sales, product strategy, management, and finance, the team works together to ensure the continued success of the company.
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Henning Hansen joined Confirmit as President and CEO in 2005. Prior to joining Confirmit, Henning was President and CEO of Norman, one of the world's leading companies in the field of data security. Henning has also served as the Managing Director for Gartner Group in Norway and held several sales management positions with Oracle, where he amassed international professional experience within related industries. Henning holds two bachelor degrees: a BBa from BI Norwegian School of Management in Oslo and a BSc from Oslo Ingeniørhøyskole.
Ken W. Østreng
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Ken W. Østreng joined Confirmit as CFO in December 2005. Prior to Confirmit, Ken was CFO of Conax AS, a leading supplier of conditional access technology for digital TV. Before Conax AS, Ken was a Management Consultant within the financial arena. He also gained many years of invaluable professional experience in the technology sector through former positions as CFO for E-Line Group ASA and Group Finance Controller in the Internet Business Unit for Telenor. Ken holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and has completed a Management Program in Accounting, Tax, and Company Law from Norwegian School of Management.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Arnt Feruglio joined Confirmit as COO in August 1999. Arnt previously held positions at Scan-Fact, a market research bureau now part of Taylor Nelson Sofres. As Research Manager at Scan-Fact, he led a team specializing in research within telecommunications. Prior to Scan-Fact, Arnt spent two years in sales and marketing with a start-up company specializing in environmental office equipment. Arnt holds a Master of International Economics and Management from SDA Bocconi in Italy.
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Peter Myklebust joined Confirmit in 1997 as the company's first employee following its founder. He started his career as a System Architect in the Internet Architecture group of TietoEnator, then known as ISI. At Confirmit, Peter leads the R&D team and is responsible for all aspects of Confirmit's research and development. Peter earned a Master of Science in Engineering from Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Executive Vice President Sales - EMEA and APAC
Tim Hannington is responsible for the EMEA and APAC sales team at Confirmit. This includes all sales to market research agencies, corporate enterprise clients, and strategic partners outside of the Americas. Tim has over 20 years of continued success in direct enterprise software sales, third-party partner sales, and sales management. He has been with Confirmit since 2005 and has previously held senior management positions at Hewlett Packard where he was responsible for third-party software channels across Europe.
President - Americas
Dave King joined Confirmit through the September 2011 acquisition of Canadian-based Techneos Systems where he held the position of CEO. He is responsible for all operations and business development in North and South America. His background as an entrepreneur in the technology industry has allowed him to assist a number of companies to achieve rapid growth and ultimately, a merger or acquisition with industry leaders. He has held CEO positions at Metrobridge Networks, a publicly listed company that provides ultra-high speed wireless internet service, and WYSIWYG Graphics, a provider of design and print-related services. Dave has also held sales management positions at Hewlett Packard and Sequent Computers (IBM) and is on the advisory board of a number of Canadian technology companies.
Executive Vice President - Americas
Peter Whalen joined Confirmit in 2005 and is responsible for the Americas sales team at Confirmit. This includes all sales to market research agencies, corporate enterprise clients, and strategic partners in North and South America. Peter is a seasoned executive with 24 years of experience leading high performance teams across a wide range of disciplines within the fast-paced Hi-Tech Software and Wireless Telecom industries. Prior to joining Confirmit, he was Vice President, North America at Sand Technology. Peter also held Operations and Executive Management positions at Fair Isaac, HNC Software, Systems/Link Corporation, and Verizon Wireless. He earned a B.S. in Finance from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island and an M.B.A. in Financial Management from the Hagan School of Business at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York.
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
Michael Wooh joined Confirmit as CMO in 2011. He brings more than 20 years of experience and a proven successful track record with industry-leading software and financial organizations. Before joining Confirmit, Michael held senior marketing positions at Passlogix and OpTier where he was pivotal in creating the business transaction management market. Michael has also served as Vice President of Marketing at Computer Associates, where he was responsible for redefining Enterprise-Wide Workload Automation, and headed Global Automated Operations at Platinum Technology, a billion-dollar publicly traded software company where he was responsible for the most profitable product division. Michael's early career was grounded in Wall Street firms such as Goldman Sachs, Citibank, and National Westminster Bank. Michael is a graduate of Cornell University and has served as the President of its Alumni Board of Directors.
Executive Vice President for Product Management
Terry Lawlor has the responsibility of all aspects of product management, including strategy development, product definition, and product representation in client and marketing activities. Terry is a seasoned and highly professional enterprise software executive who possesses a wealth of expertise in the customer experience market. Prior to this role, he had responsibility for Marketing and Business Development at mobile app specialist The App Garden and before that held senior executive roles in product management, marketing, sales and operations at global customer experience leader SDL. His track record also includes R&D leadership and stretches over more than thirty years at high-growth software companies, such as Racal-Redac, Informix Software and SupportSoft. During this time, he has worked with many global enterprises to solve complex business issues with innovative software solutions. He is a graduate of Durham University in the UK and a keen sports fan.