Magnus joined Smartoptics in November 2016 to strengthen the management of the company and lead the company’s growth into new technology areas and market segments. Prior to joining Smartoptics, Magnus held several executive positions at Transmode and Infinera. He brings over 20 years of experience from the Optical Networking industry and has held management, sales and business development positions at ADVA Optical Networking, Sycamore Networks and Ericsson.
Truls joined Smartoptics early 2008 as CFO and COO of the company. He served as CEO from 2012 until Magnus joined in 2016. Truls has a strong focus on creating a solid financial base and develop systems that will support growth and flexibility. Prior to joining Smartoptics, Truls held management positions in both retail and the IT industry.
Co-Founder and CTO
As Chief Technology Officer, Dirk is behind all of the technical development efforts within Smartoptics. It is his job to ensure Smartoptics continues to develop a smart and simple data center connectivity portfolio. Before co-founding Smartoptics, Dirk was a founding member of Transmode Systems.
Co-Founder, Marketing and OEM Director
Sean was one of the original founders of Smartoptics. And that background gives him insight into every aspect of the business: from OEM partnerships on the technical side, to running Smartoptics’ marketing through all channels, with a special focus on digital.
Thea Solnørdal Hansen
Business Manager, Inside Sales
Thea’s role covers everything from customer service and orders to quality testing and logistics. But the most important one is keeping Smartoptics’ customers happy by delivering according to plan. Thea has been with the company since 2008.