Together we make things happen

Our Team

Peter Almberg

Peter is a life-long entrepreneur, having founded, grown, and exited multiple companies within a wide range of sectors.

Peter Almberg

CEO & Founder
Heiner Weber

The second person to join Katalysen & Partners, Heiner has a long history of working with Katalysen founder Peter.

Heiner Weber

Managing Partner
Hanse Ringström

With over 40 years of experience in banking, Hanse has spent most of his career in leadership roles responsible for managing people and client relations, predominately focusing on large and medium sized corporates and financial institutions.

Hanse Ringström

Partner & Chairman
Joakim Helbig

Joakim is an experienced adventurer with a great passion for owner-led businesses.

Joakim Helbig

Partner & CFO
Stefan Backlund

Stefan is a mountaineer, turned marketeer, turned venture partner and private investor.

Stefan Backlund

Partner & CMO
Jakob Qvick

Fresh out of University, Jakob joined Katalysen in April 2019. During his time at the Stockholm School of Economics he kickstarted his career with an internship at Deutsche Bank in Luxembourg, where he helped to manage the bank’s invaluable client relationships within the wealth management department.

Jakob Qvick

Project Manager
Tobias Mathiasen

After six years in Asia, Tobias has returned to Europe with a strong determination to help people with great ideas succeed on a global stage.

Tobias Mathiasen

Project Manager
Holger Trollborg

Prior to joining Katalysen, Holger worked as an Account Manager in B2B sales. Previously he has acquired invaluable people experience working as both a professional sailing instructor at the Royal Swedish Yacht Club.

Holger Trollborg

Intern

Our Advisors

Gagik Apkarian

Private Equity

Gagik is the Managing Director of Tetrad Capital Partners, and previously the co-founder of Vulcan Capital – the investment office of Microsoft co-founder Paul G Allen – where he managed a diverse $10Bn+ portfolio.

Over 20 years of experience in private equity, management consulting, and investment banking globally. Gagik holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a B.Sc in mathematics and physics, a B.E. in electrical engineering, and is a judge on Harvard University’s Innovation Challenge.

Alexander Lipton

Quantitative Finance

Co-Founder of Sila and Investimizer, Partner at Numeraire Financial, Professor & Dean’s Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Connection Science Fellow at MIT. Previously at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he served for 10 years as Co-Head of the Global Quantitative Group.

Earlier, he served as Head of Capital Structure Quantitative Research at Citadel Investment Group, as well as other senior managerial positions at Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and Bankers Trust. In parallel, Alex held several prestigious appointments at EPFL, NYU, Oxford University, Imperial College, and more.

Stephan Meier

Investment Banking

Stephan is an early stage investor, advisor to governments and advisor to large private and institutional funds. Previously, Stephan was the Strategic Clients Partner & Chairman International Wealth Management Latin America at Credit Suisse, member of the Emerging Markets Council, a member of the IWM Management Committee.

Stephan has initiated and orchestrated many large transactions involving companies, PE funds and leading single family offices.

Jonas Mårtenson

Fund Management

Founder of Resscapital AB, a regulated alternative investment fund manager. With a background in international finance, Jonas has worked in fund management and investment banking in Switzerland, Belgium and the UK.

In London he worked at Schroders, Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch focusing on selling OTC derivatives and structuring derivative products to European institutional investors. He holds a M.Sc. in International Finance from the School of Economics in Gothenburg.

Claudio Stabon

Private Equity

An angel investor and advisor to large corporates; Claudio previously worked at McKinsey and Bain, where he was responsible for PE and M&A, and at Cir (an international holding company) where he was responsible for investments. Claudio has deep experience as an investor and principal both in PE/VC and directly worldwide. He has been involved in VC and growth companies in Silicon Valley, Europe, China, and Israel. He has also founded various companies, one of them being the international healthcare group KOS.

Claudio holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Genoa, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Juan M. de Tejada

Private Equity

Partner at Spanish private equity firm Alter Capital, Juan has managed several funds (PE and VC) specialized in early stages and SMEs with ticket sizes between 1 and 4 million euros. He has developed a deep expertise as venture builder, grower, and advisor for corporate development (M&A and restructuring).

He has participated on the board of several firms, including Telemedicine Clinic, Clever Global, Eurona and more. He held senior positions at multinational companies Philips and Schlumberger. He has collaborated as a professor of entrepreneurship at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

 

Marcus Wikars

Information Technology

Co-Founder of global interactive communications leader Auga Technologies. Marcus has deep experience developing patent-backed tech for the smartphone age, fashioned and informed by the notion that interactivity can help bridge the gap between offline and online communications.

He has, to date, worked with leading corporations and academic institutions, including Bank of America, Kantar, P&G, Pepsi, eBay, DLA Piper, Ford, the University of Oxford, and many more.

Arnold Andersson

Deep Tech

Founder of Alta Gradus AB, a deep tech company focused on AI, Blockchain and Cybersecurity.

Arnold has a broad background in information technology and a keen interest in cutting edge trends within IT, business development, and enabling technologies. He holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Uppsala University, and an Executive MBA from the School of Economics in Stockholm.