Vizrt Group, a global leader in software for live video production, has appointed Klaus Holse as its new Chairperson.
He has previously held the positions of CEO of SimCorp for eight years, Corporate VP at Microsoft for eleven years and he has also been Senior VP at Oracle. At Microsoft, he was President of Western Europe, leading the largest area outside of the US.
Klaus will be tasked with supporting Vizrt Group’s further growth and expansion.
He said: “I am delighted to be appointed Chairperson of Vizrt Group and I am excited to support its continued transition to a SaaS business model.
“The group has great potential for further growth with its leading technology platform, strong customer relationships and reputation for operational excellence.
“I’m looking forward to working together with Vizrt Group’s high-caliber management team on leading the industry’s transition to innovative IP-video, cloud production and software defined solutions.”
Klaus is currently Chairperson of open banking firm Tink AB, cloud platform SuperOffice AS, vertical software company EG A/S and payroll firm Zenegy A/S.
In addition, he is also Vice Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of Industriens Arbejdsgivere in Denmark and Dansk Industri.
Klaus will act as Chairperson for select Nordic Capital portfolio companies within the technology and financial services sectors, including Vizrt Group and Macrobond, a leading provider of macroeconomic and financial time series solutions.
“Nordic Capital is enthusiastic about bringing further expertise to help build upon Vizrt Group’s legacy of innovation and proven track record of serving the world’s best broadcasters and content creators.
Nordic Capital’s network of Senior Advisors plays an important role in supporting the successful and sustainable development of the portfolio companies,” says Fredrik Näslund, Partner and Head of Technology & Payments, Nordic Capital Advisors.
“I am thrilled that Nordic Capital is continuing its proactive support of our growth plans and I am looking forward to delivering the next chapter of the Vizrt Group story with Klaus,” says Michael Hallén, CEO of Vizrt Group.
Klaus succeeds Torben Munch as Chairperson.
“Nordic Capital would like to take this opportunity to thank Torben who has been instrumental in guiding the Group through its impressive growth journey, culminating in a record year in terms of revenue and value creation,” Fredrik Näslund, adds.
Today, Vizrt Group has over 600 employees located in 35 countries worldwide and generates revenues in excess of EUR 200m.