Meet the Coinify Team
With experience working with virtual currencies since 2010, the Coinify team has a strong background in payments, e-commerce, software, risk and compliance.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Mark Højgaard sets the strategy and vision for Coinify. Mark is an innovative entrepreneur with over 18 years experience from the online, mobile and card payments industries. Besides Coinify, Mark has co-founded innovative payments companies MySafePay, MobilCash, Bancore and Huuray. His advisory, mentorship and community involvements include Forbes Finance Council; Nordic Tech Advocates; Ascension; Accelerace Board; and #cphftw.
Chief Commercial Officer
Rikke Stær oversees that our departments work in alignment to meet the set business strategies. In her previous position, Rikke managed a team of sales specialists for Thomson Reuters’s financial desktop platforms. Being a sales and customer manager with over 10 years experience from multinational intelligence and technology companies, Rikke navigates well in the dynamics of financial markets.
Chief Financial Officer
Peter Nordgaard brings rich managerial experience from the retail, e-commerce, distribution, media, digital, banking and insurance industries. Previously, Peter has successfully transformed Berlingske Group and aided the lucrative sale of the company to De Persgroep in 2015. Peter is also an Associate Professor at CBS and Middlesex University MBA DK.
Jeppe Nejsum Madsen
Chief Technology Officer
Jeppe Nejsum Madsen utilises 20+ years of experience in professional software development, working with different platforms and architectures. He was the previous Head of Engineering at the largest European provider of online accounting systems e-conomic, and also the co-founder for the Fleet Management SaaS company, FleetZone.
Chief Risk Officer
Sameer brings to the team a decade’s worth of experience in risk and compliance processes in all its forms across banking, merchant acquiring, payment processing and blockchain-based systems. He has worked in financial organisations such as Lloyd’s Bank, RBS, WorldPay, Google Payments, the Fintrax Group and Coinfloor, the UK’s largest bitcoin exchange.
Head of Financial Operations
Denny Fröjd provides financial guidance for Coinify. He has over ten years of working within innovation and business development, with a skill set that includes analysing organisational challenges, establishing company best practices, and strategy development. His clear business acumen and drive for professionalism help bring order and conduct to Coinify’s finance function.
Corporate Communication Manager
Lenka Hudakova oversees the external and internal communications at Coinify including PR, branding and marketing. Being an early employee at Coinify, she combines her acquired industry experience with her previous culture and event-related positions. In addition, Lenka is a startup and crypto community builder (#cphftw, CryptoWomen).
Romina Fonseca Allegretti
Customer Support Manager
Romina Allegretti ensures that the needs of our customers are being satisfied worldwide. Romina brings over 7 years of experience from prior positions in customer care in Argentina and the United States, and her skills in cash management, banking, and budgeting contribute to resolving inbound queries concerning financial transactions.
Morten Bebe builds a strong network of business partners across Europe and Asia, and is responsible for acquiring new partners, as well as coordinating aggregated sales. Morten brings his professional sales expertise and market insights to the table when welcoming new Payment Service Providers, ecommerce clients and retailers to the blockchain payments ecosystem.
Head of Trade Platform
Mikael Breinholst guides the global expansion of Coinify’s trading platform. He possesses an impressive skill-set honed from 14 years of product management within multiple industries, alongside two decades of experience as a financial trader. Prior to Coinify, Mikael was founder and CEO of the financial trading technology company, Tradeworks—and before that, Global Product Manager at Saxo Bank.
Pia Skafte Johansen
Pia Skafte Johansen transforms strategy and vision into products, systems and processes, by connecting her broad knowledge of market, process design, customers and development processes. Pia has more than a decade of experience within the areas of business development and project management and is a specialist in driving development projects in the financial industry.
Morten Berg Nissen
Morten Nissen has been an integral part of the Coinify for over three years. He holds a BSc. in Computer Science from the University of Copenhagen. Being a talented software architect and blockchain enthusiast, he loves a good challenge and has a knack for problem-solving, making him an ideal leader for Coinify’s tech team.