Team

Johan B. Michelsen

Johan B. Michelsen 
Chief Investment Officer and Member of the Board

Work Experience: 

  • Founder & Partner of Hawk Infinity and Hawk Seafood 
  • 6 years as Deputy CEO/CFO of Ice Group 
  • 6 years as Partner and founder of Medici Corporate (M&A) 
  • Investing private money since 2008 
  • 4 years as Partner at SEB, consecutive ranking as #1 equity analyst all years 
  • 1 year at Pareto Securities from 1999 and 3 years from 2009 following sale of Medici Corporate to Pareto 
  • 1 year at Handelsbanken as equity analyst 
  • 1 year experience from The Boston Consulting Group 

E-mail: jm@hawk

Marianne Michelsen

Marianne Michelsen 
Chief Executive Officer at Hawk Infinity and Member of the Board

Work Experience: 

  • Founder & Partner of Hawk Infinity 
  • CEO in Family Investment companies since 2010
  • 2 years of experience as COO and IR in the Private Equity company FSN Capital 
  • 8 years of experience from the financial services sector (DNB) 
  • 2 years of experience from The Boston Consulting Group  

E-mail: mm@hawk.no 

Joakim Karlsen

Joakim Karlsen 
Partner 

Work Experience: 

  • Founder & Partner of Hawk Seafood 
  • Partner at Hawk Infinity 
  • 3 years at Arctic Securities, Corporate Finance 
  • 4 years at Pareto Securities, Corporate Finance 

E-mail: jk@hawk.no 

Jannik Woxholth

Jannik Woxholth 
Partner 

Work Experience: 

  • Partner at Hawk Infinity 
  • Partner and 10 years’ experience at McKinsey & Company 
  • Deputy CEO at Katapult Accelerator 
  • Dual law and business degrees with INSEAD MBA and Ph.D. on shareholders’ agreements 

E-mail: jw@hawk.no 

Emil Mellbye

Emil Mellbye 
Investment Director 

  • Investment Director at Hawk Infinity 
  • Investor Relations Lead for Hawk Infinity and Hawk Seafood 
  • 4 years of investment banking experience at UBS in London 
  • Norwegian Army Officer Training School’s 2-year programme 

E-mail: em@hawk.no 

Even Fuglestad

Even Fuglestad 
Investment Director 

  • Investment Director at Hawk Infinity 
  • 2 years as responsible for strategy, business development and M&A in the Glamox Global Marine & Offshore division 
  • 5 years in management consulting with a strong track-record in strategy and business development projects, and exploration of new technologies and business models 
  • Experience from «management for hire»-roles with responsibility to develop and grow XaaS-business models, in particular from the telecom and utilities industries 

E-mail: ef@hawk.no 

Ingebrikt Bjørkhaug

Ingebrikt Bjørkhaug 
Chief Financial Officer 

  • 3 years of management for hire (mostly Hawk-related) 
  • Interim CFO of Aega ASA 
  • Interim CFO of Gabler Investments
  • Interim CFO of Convene Group 
  • 5 years of experience from EY, Manager at Transaction Advisory Services 

E-mail: ib@hawk.no 

Mats Troeng

Mats Troeng 
Chief Technical Officer 

  • Appr. 20 years as software developer and consultant 
  • 7 years as software engineer and architect at Knowit 
  • Founder of several sports software applications 
  • Former national team runner in orienteering (Sweden) 
  • Civilingeniør, Uppsala University 

E-mail: mt@hawk.no 

Nils Arne Bakke (BOD)

Nils Arne Bakke 
Chairman of the Board 

  • Close partner with Hawk Infinity in many holdings 
  • 5 years as CEO of Altibox 
  • Ph.D. in industrial economics, NTNU

Sverre Brott (BOD)

Sverre Brott 
Member of the Board 

  • Represents the current largest external investor, Gasmann Invest AS 
  • Background from the Norwegian real estate market through more than 20 years as CEO of his real estate company currently named Gasmann Eiendom AS 
  • Educated as civil engineer 
  • 13 years as a consulting engineer in construction technology 
  • Gasmann has been a shareholder in Hawk Infinity since foundation and was instrumental in the establishment of the structure 

Roland Rabben (BOD)

Roland Rabben 
Member of the Board 

  • Founder and CEO of Jotta Group since its inception in 2008 
  • 20+ years of experience from building Jotta Group and other internet services and start-ups: Scala, StreamBase Technologies and Firstmover