Fonn Group invests in companies delivering production and journalistic tools for the media and entertainment industry.
The Group takes an active role in the companies day-to-day operations. Fonn Group offers corporate and administrative functions as shared resources across the Group companies.
Fonn Group is headquartered in Media City Bergen, Norway. Fonn Group Americas launched in February 2020 to bring Mjoll and 7Mountains newsroom and video workflow solutions to North and South America regions.
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Fonn Group team
Chief Executive Officer,
Myklebust is an experienced media professional with an editorial and technology background. He has held positions as CTO of TV 2 Norway and EVP Products and Marketing at Vizrt. Myklebust holds numerous board positions and is among others chairman at NCE Media. He holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Bergen. Myklebust is actively involved in the Fonn Group companies and serves as Executive Chairman in Mediability, Mjoll and 7Mountains. See LinkedIn profile here.
Chief Executive Officer,
Fonn Group Americas
Hersly is a pioneer in the US media and broadcast markets. His background includes serving as President and COO at Chyron, being instrumental in building the company from the ground up to become a leader in the US broadcast software industry. He also founded the successful operations for world-leading broadcast technology company Vizrt in the Americas. In addition, he spent many years on the customer side of the broadcast industry, as Vice President of the ABC Owned TV stations. See LinkedIn profile here.
Anja Myntevik Lutentun
Chief Financial Officer,
Lutentun comes from a background in EY (Ernst & Young) and from media and technology, as Controller in TV 2 Norway and board member in subsidiaries within the TV 2 Group. She holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration and an MSc in Accounting and Auditing, both from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). She is also a State Authorised Public Accountant. Lutentun is Chief Financial Officer for all Fonn Group daughter companies. See LinkedIn profile here.
Chief Operating Officer,
Agasøster is an experienced marketer with a background from 14 years in Vizrt, as System Developer, Project Manager, Regional Manager Atlanta, Head of Marketing and EVP of Marketing. She joined Mediability as CMO in 2017. Agasøster is a member of the board of the Nordic Media Days and The IABM. She is also a member of the Media City Bergen Advisory Board. She leads all the marketing activities for the Fonn Group companies. See LinkedIn profile here.
Chief Commercial Officer,
Andersen has a background from TV production and software technology within the media and broadcast industry. He started his early career as a producer and technical manager for local TV before spending several years directing live shows for news and sports at TV 2 Norway. In early days of Mosart studio automation, Andersen headed up sales which led him to several management positions at Vizrt. Andersen is one of the co-inventors of DiNA by 7Mountains. See LinkedIn profile here.
Head of Design,
Krbacevic comes from a background in tv and media technology. He has worked with sound for Radio Television Serbia and as Graphics and Motion Designer in Vizrt, before joining Mediability as Creative Director in 2017. He is a self-learned creative talent with his educational background from Industrial Technology and Robotics. Krbacevic is the lead designer for both Mediability and Mjoll, including all UX design. Krbacevic also serves as creative advisor for 7 Mountains. See LinkedIn profile here.
Commercial Bid Manager,
Per comes from a background in broadcast media and consultancy. He has held key roles in TV 2 Norway in his 13 year engagement with the commercial broadcaster, as Chief Technology Officer, Head of Procurement, Business Developer, Controller and other roles. In Fonn Group, he leads the bid management processes for all group companies. See LinkedIn profile here.
Mediability is the largest professional equipment reseller and systems integrator in the Nordic's and represent a wide range of high profile brands. Mediability has a strong market position in broadcast media. Customers range from - TV and media houses - Production companies - Public and Corporate sector - Schools and universities Read more at www.mediability.com
Mjoll is a software company delivering cloud based production tools. The company was founded early 2019 in Bergen, Norway. Mjoll's main market is within broadcast media and production companies. With Mjoll's smart solutions for video workflows they target anyone working with video. Mjoll entered the market with the production asset management system Mimir early 2019; filling a gap in video management workflow tools. Mimir is in production at several sites already. Read more at www.mjoll.no
7Mountains is a software company and the inventors of DiNA, a cloud news and cloud newsroom & storytelling tool for journalists. DiNA is built from the ground up using modern cloud based-technology and with the end user in mind. DiNA launched in 2019 and for the US and wider world wide market early 2020. Read more at www.7mountains.com
Kunnusta AS specialise in project management and bespoke software integrations for larger workflow projects. We have product experts for our sister companies Mjoll and 7Mountains and for any integrated workflows (Adobe, Avid, Vizrt, Grass Valley, and more). Read more at www.kunnusta.no
In 2016, three of Scandinavia’s top providers of media-production solutions, Scandinavian AVIT Systems, Video 4, and Mediateket, merged into one unified group as Mediability.
Mediability became the largest professional equipment reseller and systems integrator in Scandinavia, under the ownership of Mediability Holding AS. The holding company was renamed to Fonn Group early 2019.
Today, Fonn Group is the mother company of Mediability, with its 25-30 years of history and reference in the professional equipment market, in addition to the software startup companies Mjoll and 7Mountains and workflow experts Kunnusta.
The majority owner of Fonn Group is Rieber & Søn, a family-owned Norwegian investment company with an industrial legacy dating back to 1839. Rieber & Søn serves as an active partner for its portfolio of companies.
Chairman of the Board
Torstein Harildstad is a well-known leader in the Nordic's software and media market. He has delivered turnaround projects and strong financial results. He was shaped as a leader during his ten years at Microsoft. He was the Group CEO for Software Innovation, a successful software company with a fully integrated value chain and customer centric innovation process. Currently he holds the position as CEO at Creuna.
Member of the Board
Trond Valvik represents the majority owner of the Mediability Group, Rieber & Søn, where he is head of the business area Direct Investments. Valvik has wide experience from investments and restructuring processes in several sectors, hereunder IT and software. He is former acting Group CEO in Software Innovation and partner in the private equity company Borea Opportunity. He holds numerous board positions within various industries.
Member of the Board
Espen Ranvik has more than 20 years of experience in various management roles, within Management consulting, Facility Services, IT and software solutions – in companies such as Deloitte, Capgemini and ISS Facility Services. He has experience from several board positions. Today Ranvik is CEO in GSGroup, a European software provider within Fleet & Asset tracking and Field Services Solutions, with offices in 9 countries. Ranvik holds a master’s degree from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
The Fonn Group team is located in Media City Bergen, Norway at the headquarter office of Mediability, Mjoll, 7 Mountains and Kunnusta. We also have an office New York.
Fonn Group AS
Media City Bergen
Lars Hilles gate 30
5008 Bergen, Norway
VAT: 916 913 370
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Fonn Group Americas
New York, USA
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