Adalsteinn Valdimarsson was appoint CEO at K3 in October 2016. He has over 20 years of experience in the software industry and has founded and led the expansion of a number of product-based software companies. He has significant experience in the retail software sector and, in particular, with the Microsoft Dynamics platform. Previous roles include being Chairman LS Retail, Executive Chairman of Hands Holder and he is one of the founders of the Landsteinar Group.

 

Rob Price joined K3 in 2016.  As CFO, Rob leads the finance, legal and IT teams at K3. He is a commercially and strategic minded ICAEW qualified CFO with an MBA.  Rob has a strong financial and operational background, with particular strengths in business transformation, restructuring and transactional work (both M&A and disposals). Rob qualified with EY in the early 1990’s and has worked in consumer, distributor and FinTech sectors on an international basis, for both plc’s and private equity backed businesses.

 

Andy Latham is the Chief Technology Officer at K3. Andy manages a team that is focus on developing and optimising our K3 IP, researching new technology opportunities for the Group, and providing support tools for teams across the business to better serve our customers. Andy has spent nearly his whole IT career developing and implementing ERP systems. He has spent many years developing integrated manufacturing solutions with SYSPRO and Microsoft at the core and believes passionately that properly integrated and implemented systems should form the back-bone of any modern business.

 

Peder Falck was appointed as Chief Sales Officer in January 2019. In this capacity, he leads the Business Development organisation which is tasked with driving alignment and growth across sales, marketing, commercial product management, partner alliances, commercial finance and sales operations. Peder joined K3 as Managing Director, DdD Retail in the acquisition in 2016. He then continued as the Divisional Managing Director of K3 Europe with offices in Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. K3 Europe is focused on the delivery of IT, point of service (POS) and back office solutions to retail, with a deep specialisation in servicing fashion retailers.

Sjoerd Starren was appointed as Chief Delivery Officer in October 2019. In this role, Sjoerd is responsible for working with an international delivery team to facilitate the delivery of value from to our customers. This includes the implementation of all the solutions K3 builds and/or sells as well as ensuring the delivery of very bespoke, tailored made solutions for key customers. He has over 20 years of all-round experience in Retail and IT, of which the last 10 years were in senior management positions at K3, including being the Divisional Managing Director of Global Accounts. Sjoerd’s customer centric approach combined with his broad experience enables him to support his customers in maximising the value they gain from existing and new business models and technology.

Rod Barlow was appointed as Chief Experience Officer in October 2019. In his role, Rod manages all customer relationships once solutions have been implemented. In addition, he manages the teams responsible for transforming the customer experience, customer support and account management services. Prior to taking on this new role, Rod was the Divisional Managing Director for UK, Ireland and The Netherlands. Throughout his career, Rod has successfully built and acquired highly profitable businesses that have delivered solutions to many of the leading names in the retail industry which included turning around an ageing software house and rebuilding it into one of the UK’s most successful Microsoft Dynamics practices.

 

Chrissie Humphries joined K3 in May 2018 as Group HR Director. In her role, Chrissie manages teams that are focused on enabling the organisation to meet the business strategy through optimising the effectiveness of our people as well as recruitment, HR and payroll activities. In addition, she manages internal communications, and facilities and health & safety strategies. She has a proven track record of delivering strategic people programmes across complex, matrix and multi-geography organisations.

 

 

Adalsteinn (aged 48) has been Chief Executive Officer at K3 since October 2016. He has over 20 years of experience in the software industry and has founded and led the expansion of a number of product-based software companies. He has significant experience in the retail software sector and, in particular, with the Microsoft Dynamics platform. Previous roles include being Chairman LS Retail, Executive Chairman of Hands Holder and he is one of the founders of the Landsteinar Group.

 

Robert (age 50) was appointed to the Board on 5 July 2017 having joined the Group as Chief Financial Officer in October 2016.  He has almost 20 years’ experience in senior finance roles in technology and supply chain and as worked extensively in international markets.  He was previously CFO of the London fintech start up, ipgaoo, and prior to that CFO/COO of the private equity backed distributor Enotria Wine Group. Between 2002 and 2008 he was at Carlsberg Breweries, latterly as CFO and Change Management Director of Carlsberg Italy. Robert qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young and holds an MBA from IMD, Lausanne.

Jonathan (age 64) became a non-executive director in December 2015 and was appointed interim chairman in February 2020.  He has over 35 years’ experience in IT, both as Chief Information Officer, and as a Consultant.  Until recently, Jonathan was IT Director for Harrods Ltd where he has been leading its IT transformation since 2014. Before that, he was IT Director of Shared Services at the John Lewis Partnership (2012-2014) and Global CIO at Estee Lauder Companies, in New York (2006-2012). In his earlier career, he was Global CIO at LSG SkyChefs and Universal Music, and a Consulting Partner at Ernst & Young.

 

 

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Stuart (age 54) was appointed a non-executive director on 3 April 2017 and became Chairman in December 2017. Stuart stepped down as Chairman in February 2020.  He is an FCA and has extensive senior level financial and commercial experience in the technology sector and with growing companies.  He was previously Chief Financial Officer of Wifinity Ltd, a wireless network internet provider; CFO of YASA Motors Ltd, a supplier of customer and off-the-shelf e-motors and controllers to automotive customers; and, for 10 years, was CFO of Amino Technologies PLC, the global provider of digital TV entertainment and cloud solutions to network operators.  He is Chairman of the Audit Committee.

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Johan (age 67) was appointed a director in March 2001.  He is a Swedish national whose principal business interests are in property development and real estate, and is a director of a number of listed companies.  He has a controlling interest in and is chairman of Claesson and Anderzen AB (“C&A”).

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Paul (age 57) was appointed a director on 29 May 2014.  A chartered accountant, Paul’s background is in equities research where he has been consistently highly ranked as an analyst throughout his career and helped many technology companies to raise funds on the stock market.  Paul has also spent approximately seven years in industry, including as Finance Director at netdecisions, an IT services and consultancy company now trading as Agilisys, divisional Finance Director at Serco plc and Group Accountant at David S. Smith plc, a leading European packaging company.

 

 

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Oliver (age 53) joined the board as a Non-executive Director in February 2020. Oliver is a partner of Kestrel Partners LLP, a business he co-founded in 2009 and which specialises in investing in smaller quoted technology companies. Prior to this, he spent over 20 years advising smaller quoted and unquoted companies, latterly as a director of KBC Peel Hunt Corporate Finance. Oliver has acted as Kestrel’s representative on the Boards of various of its investee companies. He is currently a Non-executive Director of ULS Technology PLC and Idox PLC and was previously a Non-executive Director of IQGeo Group plc and KBC Advanced Technologies plc prior to its takeover by Yokogawa.