Vizrt Group, a global leader in software for live video production, has appointed Klaus Holse as new chairperson. With a background as CEO of SimCorp, corporate VP at Microsoft, and senior VP at Oracle, Klaus will support Vizrt Group’s further growth and expansion.
“I am delighted to be appointed chairperson of Vizrt Group and I am excited to support its continued transition to a SaaS business model,” said Klaus. “The group has great potential for further growth with its leading technology platform, strong customer relationships and reputation for operational excellence. I’m looking forward to working together with Vizrt Group’s high-caliber management team on leading the industry’s transition to innovative IP-video, cloud production and software defined solutions.”
Holse is currently chairperson of open banking firm Tink AB, cloud platform SuperOffice AS, vertical software company EG A/S and payroll firm Zenegy A/S. In addition, he is also vice chairperson of the supervisory board of Industriens Arbejdsgivere in Denmark and Dansk Industri. He has previously held the positions of CEO of SimCorp for eight years, corporate VP at Microsoft for eleven years and he has also been senior VP at Oracle. At Microsoft, he was president of Western Europe, leading the largest area outside of the US.
“Nordic Capital is enthusiastic about bringing further expertise to help build upon Vizrt Group’s legacy of innovation and proven track record of serving the world’s best broadcasters and content creators,” said Fredrik Näslund, partner and head of technology & payments, Nordic Capital Advisors. “Vizrt Group is an exciting company that has been a consistent high performer during Nordic Capital’s ownership. Klaus Holse is a highly experienced leader in the software and tech space, bringing a unique set of skills and knowledge that will help Vizrt Group scale and grow. Nordic Capital’s network of Senior Advisors plays an important role in supporting the successful and sustainable development of the portfolio companies,”
Michael Hallén, CEO of Vizrt Group added: “I am thrilled that Nordic Capital is continuing its proactive support of our growth plans and I am looking forward to delivering the next chapter of the Vizrt Group story with Klaus.”