The Infront Executive Management team guides the company's continued growth, bringing a wealth of experience from many areas within the financial technology industry.
Infront Executive Management
Chief Executive Officer
Kristian Nesbak founded Infront together with Morten Lindeman in 1998. Prior to this Nesbak was one of the founders of Falcon, who became the market leader in financial information services in Norway and Sweden. In 1994, Falcon was purchased by Reuters, and Nesbak became responsible for their Internet products in the Nordic countries.
Chief Information Officer
Morten Lindeman founded Infront together with Kristian Nesbak in 1998. He holds the position as Chief Information Officer where he is responsible for technology and innovation, mainly related to server and distribution. Lindeman gives lectures and participates in panel debates on behalf of Infront. He is the co-chair of the Nordic subcommittee and the Application Layer – Market Data SubGroup of FIX Trading Community. In the period from 1990 to 1994 Lindeman worked as a developer with responsibility for the server for Falcon AS and as senior software developer at Reuters Norge AS from 1994 to 1998.
Chief Financial Officer
Max Hofer joined Infront in December 2013. He previously served as the CFO of a fast-growing technology company and has experience as an investor from Kistefos, Altor Equity Partners and Bain Capital. He started his career at McKinsey & Company, working on corporate finance-related projects for clients across Europe. Hofer holds a Master of Science degree in Economics and Finance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland. In addition, he holds a CEMS Master in International Management.
Chief Technology Officer
Fredrik Koch recently joined Infront in the role of CTO, taking on the responsibility for the IT Development organization as well as an advisory role in the Product organization. With his extensive experience in fintech, Fredrik works to ensure that Infront’s comprehensive customer offering is supported by resilient, scalable and efficient technology. Before joining Infront, Fredrik spent close to 25 years at SIX Financial Information in Stockholm, working with product management, business development and business transformation.
Chief Sales Officer
Udo Kersting joined Infront from vwd. In his role as CSO, Udo is responsible for the activities of Sales, Marketing, Consulting Services, Customer Success Management and Customer Support. Previously, as CPO at vwd, Udo was responsible for the development of vwd’s product vision and roadmap. Udo has extensive expertise in process optimization in capital markets and securities business, working as a member of the Divisional Board for Capital Markets at WestLB AG and prior to that, as a partner at stratec consultants GmbH.
Chief Product Officer
In his CPO role, Florent Grauer is responsible for the overall Infront product proposition, vision, roadmap and leads our international product management team. Florent joined Infront Group in 2012 from the acquisition of Infinancials, where he held various positions related to product and business development before becoming Managing Director of the subsidiary in 2016. He started his career as business analyst in the automotive sector at Assystem. Florent holds an MBA from Sorbonne Business School and a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Supmeca Paris.