Meet the team

Collectively, we have spent over a decade building algorithmic FX trading infrastructure for global banks such as JPMorgan, launched one of Scandinavia’s earliest mobile payments solutions, and successfully exited multiple technology companies. We are an experienced team of engineers, designers, data scientists & finance professionals, dedicated to reshaping the entrenched relationship between global enterprises and corporate banks. We are delivering the technology-enabled future of treasury management.

Anders Nicolai Bakke

Anders Nicolai Bakke

Founder & CEO

Serial entrepreneur who has spent 13 years in the financial technology space—first as a strategy consultant in the capital markets team at EY, and then later as part of the founding team and COO of mCASH, a pioneer in mobile payments. mCASH was acquired by the SpareBank 1 group of banks and is now the technology powering the VIPPS mobile payments infrastructure in Norway.

Simon Jones

Simon Jones

CTO

Simon has spent 12 years delivering financial technology solutions to millions of customers globally. Prior to Just, he was an Engineering Director at Barclays and at American Express. Simon also mentors other engineering leaders around the world, and advises early-stage startups on product and technology.

Magnus Lundh Bjurling

Magnus Lundh Bjurling

VP Finance

Magnus has 10 years of experience from Treasury, working for large multinational companies listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. With his background he has endured the opaque and inefficient nature of the corporate FX domain and is passionate about solving this with technology and transparency.

Glenn Robert G. Aarrestad

Glenn Robert G. Aarrestad

Head of Design

Glenn Robert thrives when converting insights and complexity into new concepts and solutions for customers. Prior to Just he spent 10 years shaping products, experiences and organizations at Bekk, Cisco and TANDBERG.

Paula Ironside

Paula Ironside

Product Designer and Marketing

Paula is passionate about digital design and communication. Before working at Just, she worked as a visual designer at Cisco.

Paal Werpen

Paal Werpen

Sales Executive

Paal has 20 years of experience in B2B sales in Norway and has worked in sports, IT and finance. He is passionate about relationship fostering, helping people evolve their business and expand their networks.

Anna Östgren

Anna Östgren

Sales Executive

Anna has 15 years of experience in investment banking. She was responsible for the franchise FX options book, interbank market making and proprietary trading in DNB. She has worked in FX derivatives sales at Societe Generale and Credit Agricole, with clients ranging from hedge funds and asset management firms to other large corporations. She is a passionate outdoor person and was the founder of Chamonix Adventures.

Mikael Berg

Mikael Berg

Senior Software Engineer

Mikael studied Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU, where he programmed an autonomous mapping robot and wrote web apps on his spare time. He has worked in the microelectronics industry, for Energy Micro and Silicon Labs, where he created internal tools, and has led a team of consultants developing applications for customers. Mikael is always excited about creating software to solve real problems, which is why he joined Just from the very beginning.

Anton Naumov

Anton Naumov

Technical Lead

Financial Infrastructure

Ukrainian born, Anton has been solving all kinds of engineering problems for three decades in Ukraine, Germany, and now in Norway. Before joining Just, Anton spent six years in Hamburg working for Kreditech SSL GmbH where he designed, built and maintained their lending platform.

JP Wright

JP Wright

Software Engineer

JP grew up in California and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University. His experiences at Stanford led him to immerse himself in the world of tech startups, and he has made a career out of helping startup teams work more effectively and deliver value to customers faster. He leads the product teams’ agile rituals at Just and is enthusiastic about building scalable and concrete computer systems.

Andrea Marie Festøy

Andrea Marie Festøy

Software Engineer

Andrea Marie studied Engineering and ICT at NTNU. She loves crunching numbers, being creative and coding, and has previously been solved problems for Schlumberger, Iterate and Get.

Paul Martin Nerby

Paul Martin Nerby

FX Specialist

With a keen interest in financial markets for over 30 years, Paul Martin brings FX capability and domain knowledge to the team. He spent 15 years with DNB Markets as a proprietary trader covering everything FX, including majors, EMEA, as well as pioneering the bank’s auto-hedging system. He is enthusiastic about new technologies, with a special emphasis on machine learning and AI.

Karen Gjersem Bakke

Karen Gjersem Bakke

Junior Analyst

Karen joined us fresh out of school with an inquiring mind and special interest for math.

Ola Snøve

Ola Snøve

Chairman of the Board

Angel Investor

David Baum

David Baum

Board Member & Investor

CEO, Finstart Nordic

Geir Høidal Bjønnes

Geir Høidal Bjønnes

Advisor

Professor, Norwegian Business School

Einar Brummenæs

Einar Brummenæs

Advisor

CEO, Abelee

Karl Trygve Kalleberg

Karl Trygve Kalleberg

Technical Advisor

CTO, Abelee

Life at Just

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