Team

Marie Kruse

CPH
Danish
DA
EN
Photographer
Content-assistant

Marie is our photographer and photo editor. Before joining Praqma she worked with children in Togo. She also spent 18 months in Berlin studying photography. Taking pictures is Marie’s passion and it’s also her favourite thing to do when she’s not at work. That and dancing.

Adam Henriques

CPH
Danish
DA
EN
ES
Sales

Adam has been with us since 2012 as our Sales and Marketing Director.

Before selling Praqma well, he worked for the Danish Consulate General in Chicago.

In the office, we benefit from his great knowledge of fine wines and specialty beer.

An avid traveler, so when he’s not at work, Adam is usually found with suitcase and passport in hand.

Alexandra Sedova

STHLM
Russian
EN
RU
Consultant

Alexandra comes from Russia and is a CoDe Consultant in the Stockholm office. She joined Praqma with a Master’s degree in Computer Science and experience of working as a Configuration Manager and Developer. She likes traveling and cooking but most of all she enjoys being a mother to her son.

Alexandros Papadopoulos

ODE
Greek
GR
EN
Consultant

Alex is nothing but our DevOps Alchemist.

Holds a BSc In Communication Engineering and a MSc in Robot Systems and Artificial Intelligence.

Started his career as a software developer in the National Bank of Greece, before becoming one of Praqma’s DevOps specialists, focusing mainly on ops-side of tools like Kubernetes, Rancher, Docker, Concourse, Jenkins and Atlassian.

In general, Alex likes to automate everything, fix what is broken, listen to tech talks, go climbing - and enjoying beer.

He dreams of mastering teleportation and would be very fine with living on the top of the french alps, in a simple house, with a lightning fast internet connection.

Aneta Camo

Aarhus
Czech
CS
EN
Frontender

Aneta comes from the Czech Republic and works as a dedicated front-ender in our Aarhus office. She has a background in sociology and IT. Aneta has diverse range of interests including astronomy and dairy production. Both have a Milky Way, I guess! A basket of blueberries will make her very happy.

Arinze Akubue

OSL
Nigarian
EN
Consultant

Arinze is a DevOps Consultant with a great eye for Infrastructure as Code.

Holds a Master’s degree in Network and System Administration from the University of Oslo, and has since spent two years honing his skills as a modern day SysAdmin, before joining Praqma.

Arinze is a declared fan of listening, and claims you can make his day with a cup of coffee and some small talk about Kubernetes. We do however also see him pretty happy when he gets to play basketball - particularly on an open-air court during the summer.

Claus Schneider

CPH
Danish
DA
EN
Consultant

Claus works in Copenhagen as a Senior CoDe Consultant. He joined Praqma after 15 years of experience working in build, release and DevOps for Nokia. In his spare time he plays and coaches handball and also enjoys biking.

Bue Petersen

CPH
Danish
DA
EN
Consultant

Bue has been with Praqma for over 5 years as a Continuous Delivery Expert at our office in Allerod. He graduated from the University of Copenhagen with a Masters in Computing Science. Before joining Praqma he managed the IT department for a local law firm.

Jenny Björneberg

STHLM
Swedish
SE
EN
Consultant

Jenny is a Senior Consultant specializing in test automation.

She combines her degrees in humanities and computer science beautifully by being curious on both humans and bots, and is currently staying up to date on high level brain research.

Has produced a long row of masterpieces of knitting and photography, but her coolest products by far are three lively sons - and the chatbot Alexander, who she developed to keep track of her boys’ many activities.

(Now Alexander also remembers birthdays and sends her stuff from the internet he thinks she might like)

Christian Pendleton

MMA
Swedish
SE
EN
Senior
Consultant

Christian has a background in science and engineering and is a senior consultant in our Malmo office. He practices martial arts and rides a Harley Davidson. Christian is also a keen chef and he once cooked in a Michelin starred restaurant during regular service. Cool under pressure.

Bo Nystrom

MMA
Swedish
SE
EN
Consultant

Bo crossed the Baltic from his native Sweden in 2015 to work as a Consultant in our Copenhagen office. Before that he worked as a CM architect. He has a PhD in Physics and a 6 sigma black belt. If you offer him a beer he is very likely to accept it.

Emily Bache

GOT
Swedish
EN
Consultant

Emily is a Senior Consultant in Praqma’s Gothenburg office. She graduated from Cambridge University with a M.Eng and is the author of The Coding Dojo Handbook. Emily enjoys running, cross-country skiing, and sings in a choir.

Ewelina Wilkosz

CPH
Polish
PL
EN
Consultant

Ewelina has a masters in computer science and has her sharp eyes on our customers’ CD/CI infrastructure.

Before moving to Denmark in January 2017, she was a multi-wizard in Ericsson, juggling roles as a software developer, scrum master, and product owner.

With us she does mostly the same - plus, she’s our in-house fashionista.

Ewelina is a big fan of Netflix, books, F1, and road bike cycling when the weather allows. She misses the warmer Polish climate and a good pierogi, but is still pretty happy with Copenhagen - and with her absolute favorite food: Anything that someone else has cooked for her!

Nicolaj Græsholt

Aarhus
Danish
DA
EN
CoDer
at
Heart

Nicolaj is a CoDer based in Aarhus. He has previously worked as a Consultant Software Developer and has a Masters degree in cryptography. Nicolaj makes and sells paracord bracelets, listens to very loud electronic music and cannot stop himself from making puns.

Simon Grønborg

CPH
Danish
DA
EN
Developer

Simon is our Tools and Pipeline engineer, building on his PBA in Software Development and experience from writing mini ERP systems, and playing around with new technologies and operation tasks.

He wall climbs three times a week and is part of the climbing board at the Technical University of Denmark. Hence, Simon’s idea of happiness is traveling around the world to climb mountains and boulders, explore the cities he visits, and not least: Sit in local cafés, writing code.

Henrik Hoegh

AAR
Danish
DA
EN
Consultant

Henrik has been with Praqma since March 2015 and is a DevOps Consultant based in Aarhus. He specialises in Docker, Kubernetes and everything Atlassian. Away from the office Henrik designs loudspeakers and takes a keen interest in quantum physics and astrophotography.

Jasmine Crozier

CPH
French
FR
EN
Event

Jasmine is our Event and Communication Manager. Before joining Praqma she got a Master in public international law, and worked for 3 years at the French embassy in Copenhagen as an Analyst. Jasmine enjoys concerts and watching series, movies and TED talks - she has actually been a volunteer at TEDxCopenhagen for a few years.

Jan Krag

CPH
Danish
DA
DE
EN
Consultant

Jan has been with Praqma since 2014 as a Continuous Improvement Agent. He is an accredited trainer for Docker and Github and is also a certified life coach. Jan has a truly diverse range of interests. He breeds oriental cats, builds and flies his own kites, collects Rubik’s cubes, and enjoys snowboarding. Wow!

Jonas Vinther

Aarhus
Danish
DA
EN
Consultant

Jonas is a consultant in our Aarhus office. He has a bachelor’s degree in web development and spent 6 years working as a developer before joining Praqma. Away from work Jonas enjoys running and playing guitar, but his favourite pastime is hanging out with his two daughters.

Johan Virtanen

STHLM
Swedish
SE
EN
Sales

Johan took on the challenge of our Swedish account management in January 2017.

When he talks to our network, he draws on his many years in B2C sales and as a tennis coach.

Just to keep on his toes, Johan also pursues a Masters in Industrial Management and Innovation.

A fan of home decor, Johan trains his social media skills by running a popular blog on interior design. If he has spare hours left in his day, he enjoys cooking and road cycling.

Muhammad Kamran Azeem

OSL
Pakistani
EN
Consultant

Kamran is a Senior Consultant in Infrastructure and Security at Praqma’s Oslo branch. Before moving to Norway he was a Senior Engineer working with HPC clusters. Kamran likes to be prepared for any eventuality and takes multi-tools with him wherever he goes. If it’s broken he can fix it.

Florent Haxha

CPH
Danish
DK
EN
Developer

In Praqma, Florent is nothing but a champ when it comes to Web Development.

Before joining our team, he obtained an AP Degree in Computer Science and did projects as a software developer, making Confluence plugins.

When he lets himself think about something else than websites, he dreams of disrupting the gaming industry in Silicon valley - maybe because he played a whole lot of Warcraft 3, Age of Empire , and World of Warcraft.

Lone boy among four sisters, Florent decided to claim his own territory in the house, and he settled for the kitchen. His specialty is Italian food that would make any Mediterranean grandmother shed a tear of joy.

Albert Rigo

MMA
Swedish
SE
EN
Consultant

Albert is a Senior Consultant in Praqma Malmö. With a MSc in Computer Science from Uppsala University he is pretty darn good at helping customers with setting up CoDe pipelines and teach them how to work with teams. Intrigued by gamification, he spends serious amounts of time creating tabletop games about Continuous Delivery.

Manages to juggle not only a family of three kids with his wife, but also squeezes in badminton, in-line rollerskating, kendo, tabletop games, as well as dabbling in 3D-printing and raspberry pi’s.

Lars Kruse

CPH
Danish
DA
EN
Partner

Lars is one of Praqma’s co-founders and is now a Partner. He is motivated by a desire to optimise the way companies produce software and is a strong advocate of Open Source. In his spare time he enjoys racing up and down mountains on his bike.

Leif Sørensen

CPH
Danish
DA
EN
DE
Partner

Studied computer science in Aarhus, then catapulted into the world: Started his career with five jobs, in five different countries, in five years. E.g. New Zealand, Australia, and Canada.

Ran a consulting business in Switzerland, where he met his Swedish wife and they now live in Sweden.

Once climbed Mont Blanc and got to the top just in time for sunrise. Unfortunately it was so cold his contacts froze and stuck to his eye balls, so he couldn’t see anything. In true Leif fashion, he didn’t whine, but just walked down again, waited three weeks for his eyesight to recover, and then climbed the mountain again a year later - this time with glasses.

Now he sticks to Mountain biking in the Swedish forest and skiing in the alps. Dreams of opening Praqma Sydney and then retiring Down Under.

Mads Baggesen

AAR
Danish
DA
EN
Consultant

Mads joined Praqma in August 2016 as a Continuous Delivery Consultant. Before that he worked on software for mechanical test equipment and one-of-a-kind machines. In his spare time he helps to plan infrastructure for very large scouting events.

Mads Nielsen

CPH
Danish
DA
EN
Consultant

Mads has been with Praqma since 2011 as an Automation Toolsmith and CoDe Consultant. He submitted an unsolicited application and it was so great we just had to hire him. He loves movies and will force you to come to the cinema with him.

Martin Mosegaard Amdisen

AAR
Danish
DA
EN
Consultant

Martin is a CoDe Consultant at Praqma’s office in Aarhus. He has a MSc in Computer Science and Mathematics. Before Praqma he worked on implementing the OVF standard. In his spare time he can be found running or reading comics.

Mike Long

OSL
Scottish
Australian
EN
Partner

Mike spent 10 years in the Oil and Gas sector as a Software Engineer and Project Architect before leaving to seek new challenges. He joined Praqma as a partner in 2015 and is currently CEO at their Norwegian office. Away from work Mike enjoys fine dining, craft beer and cross-country skiing.

Michael Madsen

CPH
Danish
DA
EN
Consultant

Michael joined Praqma as a DevOps Engineer in 2016. He previously worked as a Graduate Engineer with Sky in London. Michael loves buying non-essential gadgets and builds his own PCs. He also sings and plays piano.

Morten Christensen

CPH
Danish
DA
EN
Consultant

Morten joined Praqma in 2016 as a CoDe Consultant. Before that he worked in Application Development and Architecture for IBM. He plays basketball and stays in shape by doing Crossfit. In summer he goes open-water swimming. For fun!

Hans Georg Naesheim

OSL
Norwegian
NO
EN
Consultant

Hans joined Praqma’s Oslo office in 2016 after dazzling us with his brilliance at one of our Code Academy initiatives. He takes a keen interest in technology, tennis and Tarkovsky. His sense of humour is as black as his coffee.

Samuel Ytterbrink

GOT
Swedish
SE
EN
Consultant

Samuel is a consultant based in Gothenburg. Before joining Praqma he co-authored the first open source DAISY player for Mac and Linux. Samuel enjoys woodwork, electronics, coding, and making music. He’s also really good at juggling.

Oliver Emil Harritslev Christensen

AAR
Danish
DA
EN
CoDe
Miner

Oliver has been a student coder with Praqma since 2016, where he is an all-round scripter, debugger, and fixer of things.

He studies computer science, obtaining his BSc this year and then pursuing a MSc in the same field.

Extraterrestrially interested in space launches, spending many nights watching live footage from space stations with his student buddies.

When he has any spare time left, Oliver does a bit of wall climbing or plays the bass - he actually took over the student cabaret gig from Johan

Thierry Lacour

MMA
Belgian
NL
EN
Developer

Every office needs a Belgian, right? Thierry has a Bachelor’s degree in Application Development and has been at Praqma since 2015 as an Automation Toolsmith. He enjoys computer and tabletop gaming and is an infinite source of optimism and humour. A good man to have in a crisis.

Timothy Harris

CPH
American
EN
DA
Consultant

Timothy comes from the USA and spent 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps before moving to Denmark. He has been a Consultant with Praqma for nearly 3 years and divides his time between the offices in Allerod and Copenhagen. In his spare time he goes fishing, reads Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels, and watches American Football.

Johan Sigfred Abildskov

AAR
Danish
DA
EN
Consultant

Johan has been a CoDe Consultant with Praqma since 2015. After achieving his BSc in Computing Science he spent his time teaching, coding, hacking and studying. He is an avid gamer and participates in tournaments whenever he has the time. He also plays the bass.

Sami Alajrami

OSL
Palestinian
stateless
AR
EN
Consultant

Sami is a DevOps consultant in our Oslo office. He comes from Palestine and has a PhD in Computing Science from Newcastle University. Sami’s previous work focussed on cloud based software development, model based engineering, and safety critical systems. He’s also an INTJ.

David Christensen

ODE
Danish
DA
EN
Consultant

David joined Praqma in 2016 as a Problem Solver. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Robotics and a Master’s in Software Engineering. Before Praqma he worked briefly for the Danish police. He enjoys climbing, movies and video games.

Leonard Lee

OSL
Malaysia
EN
MS
ZH
Consultant

Leonard is a Consultant in our Oslo office.

Born in Malaysia, had his Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, and worked a couple of different corners of the software engineering area.

Claims that he enjoys Norway for its picturesque nature and unpredictable weather, and tries to prove it (and fail) by kayaking in the Norwegian fjords. His favorite fruit is the extremely odoriferous durian.

Smadar Hansen

CPH
Israeli
HE
EN
DA
Office

The office manager who keeps track and keeps the loose ends tied.

She is tough with Excel sheets and has a soft spot for Danish hygge: She loves to make us fresh vegetable juice in the morning and decorate the office for the seasons.

Always well dressed, always tan, always on the move.

Studied physical education in Israel, was a fitness instructor in Denmark for many years, still goes running or does insane workouts every day. Likes to visit her family in warm places like her home country Israel and in California, or to take her family to the Italian coast in the summer. Worked in an investment bank before adding value to Praqma.

Sofus Albertsen

CPH
Danish
DA
EN
Consultant

Sofus is a CoDe Trainer and Consultant in Copenhagen. Before joining Praqma he was assistant professor on an Applied Science Bachelor programme. He flies kites and in the summer he escapes the modern world by spending two weeks in a beach hut without electricity or network coverage.

Sonny Singh

CPH
DA
EN
Operations

Sonny has a BSc in Computer Science and is a Consultant at Praqma’s Copenhagen base. He has a diverse range of interests and loves animals, technology, cars, and international cuisine. If you have any aches and pains talk to Sonny - he’s also a Buddhist healer.