Extenda AB has appointed Håkan Valberg as the new CEO. Hakan comes from Advent Software / SS&C, where he was President of Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has spent the past 30 years in the international software industry and couples this with a broad base of leadership experience in global business development, client service and sales.
“I am very pleased that the recruitment of a new CEO of Extenda is now complete, and that we got Håkan onboard” says Peter Carlman Founder and Chairman of the board of Extenda. “Håkan has solid leadership experience and great knowledge about what is needed to provide an efficient global client service organisation and to develop the business.
“With his long experience in the software industry, providing mission critical systems to large and global customers, Håkan has great insight into the needs of customers and users alike. His background will be of great value in moving Extenda forward in the international in-store software market. ”
In addition to his work at Advent, Hakan Valberg has a long record of leadership experience from other international companies in various industries, such as Retail, Supply Chain and Financial Services. He has previously served as Senior Vice President Product Management and Alliances of Industri Matematik, as Regional Sales Director for i2/Jda and for more than 10 years for IBM in management positions. In addition to this he has also held several board positions including Readsoft, Innometrics and Prodacapo.
“Extenda is emerging from a year with strong growth, and is now helping its large customers with enhanced capabilities and rolling Extenda platform out to new business and new countries”, comments Håkan Valberg. “The company supports clients with In-store/Point of Sales automation software in a changing world, where digitalization and improving customer service is critical. The Point-of-sales has evolved into a virtual sales transaction engine, connecting all sales channels, enhancing the customer experience. Providing support for traditional checkout, mobile- and self checkouts with a single hardware independent solution is rather unique. I was really impressed with the solution but also with the calibre of clients that Extenda is successfully working with. “I have experience in transformations from previous companies that I’ve worked with, and taking the step into the digital world of large retailers was an opportunity that I could not turn down.”, Håkan ends with.
Extenda is the market leader of in-store solutions in the Nordics, with a revenue of approximately 250MSEK and more than 200 employees. Some examples of clients using Extendas solution is ICA, Axfood, Stadium, Systembolaget and the French retailer Auchan.