Readly

Management

Readly's CEO and management team is responsible for daily operations and business development.

  • Maria Hedengren

    Chief Executive Officer
    Born: 1970
    Employed since: April 2019
    Current assignments: Board member in Fishbrain AB
    Experience and previous positions: Maria Hedengren has studied Accounting & Financing, Business Administration at the University of Gothenburg. She has a broad experience from senior executive leadership in international corporations, big and small, in rapid change and/or rapid growth, primarily within the IT/Tech/FinTech sector and Media. She was previously CFO of NetEnt, a B2B supplier of online casino systems used by online gaming operators. Before joining Readly she was the CFO of iZettle, a Swedish FinTech company offering a commerce platform for small businesses in countries throughout Europe and Latin America. During 2018 Maria Hedengren led an IPO process to list iZettle on Nasdaq Stockholm. The IPO process was cancelled due to an acquisition by PayPal for USD 2.2 billion.
    Education: Business Administration at Handelshögskolan, Gothenburg.
    Holdings in the company: Owns 37,513 shares and 205,000 warrants.
    Maria Hedengren
  • Johan Adalberth

    Chief Financial Officer
    Born: 1979
    Employed since: September 2019
    Current assignments: Owner and board member in Ceqada AB.
    Experience and previous positions: Johan brings finance experience from tech companies like Klarna and Kry. Johan also worked several years at Attendo where he played a big part in the successful stock exchange listing in 2015. Before that he worked as an auditor.
    Education: Master of Business administration, Uppsala University, Mechanical Engineering, Lund University.
    Holdings in the company: Owns 2500 shares and 65,000 warrants.
    Johan Adalberth
  • Joe Armstrong

    Chief Operating Officer
    Born: 1974
    Employed since: June 2019
    Current assignments: Managing Director in Readly GmbH, board member in Acoustic Spice Limited.
    Experience and previous positions: Joe began his professional career as a corporate M&A lawyer at major international law firms before moving into private equity where he was involved in the origination, execution and management of real estate investments up to EUR 2bn in size. Prior to joining Readly, Joe was a chief operating officer of a Cleantech startup.
    Education: LLB from King’s College London University.
    Holdings in the company: Owns 3,500 shares and 80,000 warrants.
    Joe Armstrong
  • Ranj Begley

    Chief Content Officer
    Born: 1972
    Employed since: January 2014
    Current assignments: -
    Experience and previous positions: Ranj set-up and grew Readly in the UK to its current position. Prior to Readly, Ranj held a number of senior management positions in publishing and fulfilment companies such as Dovetail, Highbury House, CDS Global and United Business Media Plc.
    Education: Heston School & College Business Administration.
    Holdings in the company: Owns 6,100 shares and 36,500 warrants.
    Ranj Begley
  • Frida Svensson

    Chief People Officer
    Born: 1983
    Employed since: August 2020
    Current assignments: -
    Experience and previous positions: Frida Svensson has ten years of experience from different HR roles in growth companies. She was HR manager at Betsson and Head of HR at LeoVegas. Before joining Readly, she was HR Director and Senior HR Advisor at Goodbye Kansas as part of the management team and responsible for the global HR strategy.
    Education: Frida Svensson holds a bachelor's degree within Human Resource Management from Stockholm University.
    Holdings in the company: Owns 1,000 shares and 35,000 warrants in the Company.
    Frida Svensson
  • Joakim Johansson

    Chief Technology Officer
    Born: 1973
    Employed since: April 2019
    Current assignments: -
    Experience and previous positions: Joakim has a background as Head of Platform at LeoVegas. Within the same company he also worked as a Product Manager for the platform as well as being the Site Manager for the tech office in Växjö. He has a broad technical background and is experienced in online gaming and payment technology. He has also worked as a Business Analyst at IKEA with skills to define optimal business solutions (processes, people and IT).
    Education: IT studies at Linnéuniversitetet.
    Holdings in the company: Owns 4,000 shares and 45,000 warrants.
    Joakim Johansson
  • Victor Marklund

    Chief Analytics Officer
    Born: 1984
    Employed since: April 2019
    Current assignments: Chairman of the board in UPD8 Contact AB.
    Experience and previous positions: Victor brings experience in data strategy, business intelligence, and advanced analytics. He has experience from start-ups as Head of Analytics and Growth from VC backed Natural Cycles and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s sportswear brand A-Z as well as the gaming industry.
    Education: M.Sc. in Economics and Political Science from Uppsala and Harvard University.
    Holdings in the company: Owns 500 shares and 48,000 warrants.
    Victor Marklund
  • Cecilia von Krusenstierna

    Chief Growth Officer
    Born: 1975
    Employed since: September 2019
    Current assignments: -
    Experience and previous positions: Cecilia has 18 years’ experience in marketing, online sales and strategy, business development and customer operations. Her experience reaches from small start-ups to large international corporations such as search company Eniro and telecoms operator Telia Company.
    Education: Master of Science in Media & Communication from Uppsala University.
    Holdings in the company: Owns no shares and 37,000 warrants.
    Cecilia von Krusenstierna
  • Tomas Montan

    Chief Product Officer
    Born: 1979
    Employed since: May 2021
    Experience and previous positions: Montan has an impressive track record of leading product innovation and initiatives that drive customer growth. Most recently Montan was Chief Product Officer of Adlibris, overseeing technology roadmap, product strategy and user experience. Prior to joining Adlibris, he was Chief Product Officer at MTG, creating a cutting edge user experience, including product strategy, product management, client development and product design. During his leadership, he and his team successfully scaled Viaplay’s paid streaming subscription product from a few thousand users to millions of paying users.
    Education: Lund University; Master of Science. Major: Informatics
Master of science, specialisation systems analysis. Major: Informatics
. Master year specialisation was in interaction design.
    Holdings in the company: Owns no shares and 27,000 warrants.
    Tomas Montan

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