Our team combines more than 130 years of engineering experience. Our management team includes several successful entrepreneurs with proven experience in building great companies. Our commercial team has a long experience in business development, operations and technical sales which will help us explore and realise new business opportunities and enter successful partnerships around the Friend OS, making it into a thriving ecosystem.

Hogne Titlestad

Founder / CEO

Visionary programmer. Has developed numerous amazing projects and invented Friend OS.

Jolanda Engelvaart


Accounting & Finance professional with more than 10 years experience.

Johannes Richardsen


Management Consultant with broad experience from business administration, leadership, and change management processes. Support leaders and organisations to perform according to their goals.

Eric Egnet


Seasoned executive, business strategist, senior technologist, and blockchain leader.

Fritz Fjellaker

Partner, Art Director

Years of experience within art, advertisment and communication. With passion for life.

David Pleasance

VP / Brand Ambassador

Highly experienced sales & marketing veteran on an international level. Past; Head of Commodore UK.

Dan Wood

Media Manager - Europe/UK

Experienced Broadcaster and Communicator. Translates technology into something everybody understands.

Torbjørn Rott

Project manager

Experienced systems architect and entrepreneur. With passion for the simple life and family.

Barry Kirk

Partner, Business Advisor

Senior experienced entrepreneur with over 40years in legacy software. with passion for solving challenges.

Espen Olsen

Software Engineer

Engineering career started with LEGO. Amiga500 was his first computer. Main developer of Friend Chat.

Ioana Berbec

Software Tester

Ioana has broad experience with software testing and is responsible for testing and documentation.

Chris Andre Strømland

Software Engineer

Experienced web developer with a passion for decentralized systems. Creator of Friend Community.

Paweł Stefański

Software Engineer

Early into computer technology. Past; Schneider Electric, Airbus, ING. Main developer of Friend Core.

Andreas C. Atakan

Software engineer

Full-stack developer. Author of NapkinGIS.


Our core team enjoys the great support of capable advisors with a broad range of expertise and experience.

Colin Proudfoot

Financial Advisor

Successful executive with multi billion companies and startups. Over 30 years in high tech.

Anneke Leigh

Business Advisor

Experienced executive leader, known for ‘getting stuff done’; passion for mentoring people.

Liat Perlman

Business Advisor

Sales and alliance leader. Builds ecosystems that deliver revenue, seats, influence and brand.

Mikko Terho

CTO Mobile Software and Site Manager Finland R&D, Huawei

Global responsibility for Huawei mobile OS strategies and widely considered and exceptional visionary

Owen Barnes

Blockchain Advisor

Loves to create beautiful products that surprise and delight. Main skill is seeing how something *should* work.

Mark Turrell

WEF advisor on Blockchain

Expert in strategy and business planning, With more than 10 years experience in the sector.

Alexander Bakos Leirvåg

Innovator at Grid Labs / Norwegian Ethereum pioneer

Passionate about data science and enjoy the challenge of getting value out of data.

Christoffer Herheim

Business advisor

Business professional, previously Senior Advisor at Equatex global for corporate finance & development.

David Levy

Communications advisor

David is a veteran digital and high-tech marketer with a depth of experience from journalism, consumer digital advertising, market intelligence and direct response.

Nathan Scrivens