The Nordnet employees Christian Linnerud and Evelin Kaup, are chosen to participate in the Exponential Talent Program by SingularityU Nordic. Only a few selected people have been handpicked to participate in the program, which is designed for experienced rising stars within organisations. Meet Evelin, who works as Head of Product at Nordnet in Sweden, and Christian, Head of Retail-sales & Support at Nordnet in Norway.
Congratulations to both of you! What is the Exponential Talent Program?
Evelin: The program is a high level, hands-on and tech-heavy module based program involving the latest trends within tech. The program includes field trips to Nasa and Silicon Valley, where we will visit various of cool Tech companies and get an insight of how they are working with development, innovation and change.
Christian: We will deep-dive into the latest tech trends, develop ourselves as leaders and how we can drive change in a digital world. It’s a great opportunity for us to absorb new knowledge and get new perspectives, which we can apply in our daily work.
What are you expectations on the 1-year program?
Christian: I’m looking forward to meet all the great experts within tech, get more knowledge and insights and get a greater understanding for upcoming trends. I’m really looking forward to module 2, where we will travel to Silicon Valley and meet the world’s top exponential organisations like Google, Facebook, Pixar, Tesla, Zendesk etc.
Evelin: Tonnes of inspiration! It’s going to be so exciting to hear the stories of all the companies who are at the forefront of development and innovation. I’m also curious to meet the other participants in the Talent Program, get to know them and see what drives them in their daily life.
Can you tell us about your career at Nordnet?
Christian: I been working for Nordnet since 2010 in various positions: from Loyalty sales, Customer support, product (Business Developer) to management (Head of Retail-sales and Support – data driven approach). As the Head of Retail-sales and Support, I have the responsibility to build the world’s best customer experience within savings and investments together with my team. I have been driving many interesting projects during the years and been coaching my colleagues in my teams to develop their capabilities.
Evelin: I have been at Nordnet for 1,5 years, as Head of Product. I came to Nordnet to drive a digital change and work with product development in a different way. Before that, I worked at Spotify and Klarna. During my time here at Nordnet, I have built up a fantastic team consisting of 12 people and we together are responsible for executing the product roadmap and drive innovation above and beyond.