Press Release. Published: 12-15-2021
Secomea is pleased to announce two key senior executive hirings to accelerate the growth: Morten Kjelsø serving as CTO and Søren Grønlund serving as CFO, starting January 3rd, 2022.
With these hirings, Secomea is fast-tracking knowledge and capacity to empower the growth plans, and together with the private equity fund GRO Capital A/S, building its market leadership position.
Adapting secure remote access and industrial IoT solutions for machine builders and manufacturers is now even more time-critical and top-of-mind for people working in the industrial automation market.
The addition to Secomea’s executive leadership team will solidify the company’s ambitions and opportunities to support the automation industry and assist users with increased work efficiency, flexibility, and rock-solid cybersecurity. All while addressing the industry’s challenges of growing machine complexity, physical access constraints, and high compliance requirements.
“I am very excited to welcome Morten and Søren to the Secomea team,” states Michael Ferdinandsen, CEO of Secomea. “Both are experienced and passionate leaders with impressive track records and mission-driven mindset. Their accomplishments, skills, and expertise will support us in achieving our ambitious goals. I’m thrilled to have Morten and Søren on board as we continue our growth journey. ”
Secomea’s new CTO, Morten Kjelsø (51), joins from a position as Chief Digital Officer (CDO) and Member of the Executive Board at MobilePay, bringing extensive knowledge in strategy and digitalization software development, agile ways of working, and leading product and platform teams. He has served in leadership positions throughout his career and holds an executive MBA from Henley Business School and a Ph.D., Computer Engineering from Loughborough University.
Morten Kjelsø comments: “I am thrilled about joining Secomea and can’t wait to meet the customers and my new colleagues. Secomea has a unique user-friendly, and secure offer for Remote Access and Industrial IoT, and there is an increasing demand for these capabilities in the market. I am looking very much forward to contributing to the success of Secomea’s customers going forward.”
Secomea’s new CFO, Søren Grønlund (39), joins from a position as Head of Business Finance at GlobalConnect, bringing extensive knowledge in financial management, business insights, finance transformation, business strategy, and planning and performance tracking against financial, operational, and strategic KPIs. He has served in international leadership positions and holds an Cand.Merc. FIR from Copenhagen Business School.
Søren Grønlund comments: “I am excited about joining Secomea and can’t wait to assist partners, customers, and my new colleagues with valuable business insights. Secomea has a unique position in an evolving market. I am looking forward to contributing to Secomea’s customers’ success as we continue to advance.”