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Peter Heuman

CEO

Peter Heuman is a proven industry leader with fifteen years of international management experience. He started his carrier in the Benelux area as Sales & Marketing head for Tele2 that became one of EUs fastet growing Telecom companies. He later held the position as CEO of stock-listed media-tech company Done Management & Systems AB and gained strong experience in the payment industry as Managing Director Mobile Financial Services at Ericsson. He also served on the Board of Directors of iConectiv, a US-based IT and operations technology company. Prior to joining NEXT Biometrics, he acted as Senior Advisor for several tech companies and European private equity firms.

Peter Heuman holds a Master of Science degree in Information Technology & Industrial Management from Chalmers University of Technology Gothenburg, Sweden, and completed Executive Leadership education at Stanford University, US. He is a former professional cross-country skier and member of the Swedish National Ski team.

Dan Cronin

COO

Dan Cronin is an accomplished R&D executive with extensive experience in all aspects of engineering and development. He is highly-regarded for his expertise in end-to-end product development. Prior to joining NEXT, Dan held senior management and technical positions with Motorola, Freescale, NXP and IBM.

Dan received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University and his master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dan is based in Austin, Texas.

Knut Stålen

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer at NEXT Biometrics in 2014, Knut’s career included serving as CFO for Trolltech, Microsoft Norway Mamut and CFEngine AS.

During his tenure at Trolltech ASA and Mamut ASA, Knut was instrumental in their acquisition by Nokia (2008) and Visma (2011), respectively. In addition to his involvement in the sale of these companies, Knut also led the effort to take Trolltech public in 2006.

Knut is based in Oslo, Norway.

Håkan Persson

SVP Sales and Strategy

Håkan Persson is a business-driven leader whose key strength is to build and drive organizations in fast growing environments towards a shared vision and objectives. He is used to work in industries where the need for change and growth is constant and has successfully driven international expansion and organizational re-structuring projects.

Håkan Persson has broad management experience from the Information and Communications Technology industry and has a strong commercial background and experience from both start-ups and established operations. He has held positions as CEO, Vice President, Sales Director and Business development Executive at international companies such as Neonode Inc., Precise Biometrics, Scalado, IBM, Telelogic, AU-System/Teleca, Aspiro and Telia.

Håkan Persson holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Lund University, Sweden.