Pernilla Arensparr new CEO at Cristie Nordic
Today we are happy to announce and welcome Pernilla as our new CEO!
Pedab Group AB has appointed Pernilla Arensparr as the new CEO of Cristie Nordic from the 1st of October. Cristie Nordic is a Swedish competence company within the Pedab Group with a focus on data availability.
The recruitment is the next step in the mission to offer a stronger portfolio in data availability, storage and backup management. The current CEO Karin Österman thus leaves the post after six years. She remains in the company for a transitional period.
Pernilla Arensparr holds a long experience from the IT world, e.g. as vice president at Bahnhof.
Pernilla Arensparr holds a long experience from the IT world. Most recently, she was the vice president at Bahnhof, where she has led a successful development since 2012 during which Bahnhof went from 60 to over 250 employees and more than SEK 1 billion in sales. Prior to that, she worked with infrastructure solutions at CGI Inc (formerly Logica), as consulting manager at Pulsen AB and as sales manager at Cristie Nordic, a company she now chooses to return to.
“The operational experience from technology-focused companies in strong growth is something that will be a great advantage at Cristie Nordic,” says Pernilla Arensparr. “My knowledge of the customers’ challenges connected to securing critical data, where I’ve worked closely with businesses such as government and banks, is something I also bring with me into the new position.”
In January 2019, Cristie Nordic was acquired by PEDAB Group a 200M EUR organisation.
In January 2019, Cristie Nordic was acquired by Pedab Group, something that lead to a greater availability of Cristie’s offering within the broader ecosystem of partners, suppliers and customers.
My main focus is to continue developing Cristie Nordic in both current and new markets, with the company’s genuine technology passion and customer focus as starting point.
“My main focus is to continue developing Cristie Nordic in both current and new markets, with the company’s genuine technology passion and customer focus as starting point,” says Pernilla Arensparr. “Backed up by Pedab’s strong organization and expertise, we aim to become the no.1 choice in data availability for both small and large companies.”
I am pleased to welcome Pernilla Arensparr to Cristie Nordic!
“I am pleased to welcome Pernilla Arensparr to Cristie Nordic,” says Jesper Bartholdson, CEO Pedab Group. “During Karin Österman’s management, the company embarked on an impressive growth journey. In the coming years, the market position will be strengthened and operations will grow even further. Pernilla, with her deep knowledge of the market as well as a strong incentive for developing competence companies, is the right person to lead Cristie Nordic’s continued expansion in Sweden and Europe.”
For more information, please contact:
Pernilla Arensparr, CEO Cristie Nordic
Jesper Bartholdson, CEO Pedab Group
About Cristie Nordic
Cristie Nordic AB is a Swedish competence company that has been active within backup and storage for over 20 years. The company specializes in managing, protecting and storing data with a focus on availability and quick recovery in all types of environments. Cristie Nordic has ten employees and sales in 2018/2019 amounted to SEK 38 million. With offices in Sweden, Denmark and Germany, the company has established a customer and partner base in the Nordic countries, the DACH region and Poland.
Since January 2019, Cristie Nordic is part of Pedab Group AB, which provides IT infrastructure, software solutions and services. Pedab Group AB has 130 employees in nine countries and sales in 2017/18 amounted to EUR 200 million, which represents a 24 percent growth.