Vizrt Group appoints Klaus Holse as chairperson to accelerate growth
Vizrt Group has appointed Klaus Holse as its new chairperson. With a background as CEO of SimCorp, corporate VP at Microsoft, and senior VP at Oracle, Holse will support Vizrt Group’s further growth and expansion.
“I am delighted to be appointed chairperson of Vizrt Group and I am excited to support its continued transition to a SaaS business model. The group has great potential for further growth with its leading technology platform, strong customer relationships and reputation for operational excellence. I’m looking forward to working together with Vizrt Group’s high-calibre management team on leading the industry’s transition to innovative IP-video, cloud production and software defined solutions,” he said.
Holse is currently chairperson of open banking firm Tink, cloud platform SuperOffice, vertical software company EG and payroll firm Zenegy. In addition, he is also vice chairperson of the supervisory board of Industriens Arbejdsgivere in Denmark and Dansk Industri.
With his experience and track record from the IT and software industry, Holse will act as chairperson for select Nordic Capital portfolio companies within the technology and financial services sectors, including Vizrt Group and Macrobond, a provider of macroeconomic and financial time series solutions.
“Nordic Capital is enthusiastic about bringing further expertise to help build upon Vizrt Group’s legacy of innovation and proven track record of serving the world’s best broadcasters and content creators. Vizrt Group is an exciting company that has been a consistent high performer during Nordic Capital’s ownership. Klaus Holse is a highly experienced leader in the software and tech space, bringing a unique set of skills and knowledge that will help Vizrt Group scale and grow. Nordic Capital’s network of senior advisors plays an important role in supporting the successful and sustainable development of the portfolio companies,” said Fredrik Näslund, partner and head of technology & payments, Nordic Capital Advisors.
Michael Hallén, CEO of Vizrt Group said: ”I am thrilled that Nordic Capital is continuing its proactive support of our growth plans and I am looking forward to delivering the next chapter of the Vizrt Group story with Klaus.”
Holse succeeds Torben Munch as chairperson. “Nordic Capital would like to take this opportunity to thank Torben who has been instrumental in guiding the group through its impressive growth journey, culminating in a record year in terms of revenue and value creation,” Näslund, added.