Born into an industrious family of entrepreneurs, I started my career at a family business that designed, manufactured and sold industrial machinery and industrial process management solutions.
Shortly after graduating from design university, I moved to New York City to pursue a career in the fashion accessories business followed by two decades of employment and daily work together with the Owner and President of the international accessories brand Barry Kieselstein-Cord.
In March of 2011, I left Kieselstein-Cord to act as a consultant to creatively driven businesses in early growth phase. After advising several companies, i joined VisCo, AS Norway, where I drove market exposure and sales for all products and services delivered to Oil and Gas, Maritime, Defence and Urban architecture businesses.
My work at VISCO started with commercialization of a 3D visualization software technology, business strategy and development and continued with sales and marketing for all of VISCO's products and services internationally.
I am married to the Norwegian painter, Torild Stray. In addition to being a supportive husband, I advise Torild on many aspects of her international career. We live in Bergen Norway with our daughter Helena. I am an avid sailor, owning and maintaining a class 1 sailboat.