It takes a village

Over 60 dedicated people make the core of Partisia, supported by advisors and researchers

Management

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Chief Executive Officer, Partner

Kurt Nielsen

Kurt combines Economics and Information Management and holds a PhD in Economics with studies at the University of Copenhagen, University of Toronto, UC Berkeley and holds a part-time position as Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen. As an experienced entrepreneur he has turned advanced cryptography solutions into innovative high-tech businesses for over 15 years e.g. as co-founded Partisia, Sepior, and Partisia Blockchain.

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Chief Technology Officer, Partner

Peter F. Frandsen

Peter has 20 years of experience in the software development industry where he worked as a developer and a manager of both projects and people in Danish companies such as Vestas, Dansk Supermarked and Rambøll Management Consulting. Since 2017 he has worked with developing solutions based on advanced cryptographic technology in Partisia and Secata making ZK computations feasible in real world scenarios. He also serves as an external examiner for the computer sciences in Denmark.

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Chief Product Officer

Mark Medum Bundgaard

Mark has extensive experience with distributed systems in industries such as fintech, IoT and Telco. In his previous position he focused on moving millions of customers into the cloud as part of leading the distributed architecture. He has also been part of creating a new way of working with IoT.

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Vice President of Engineering

Jesper Balman Gravgaard

Jesper has extensive experience with successfully creating and operating complex software. His previous position was as a Director responsible for development, operations, sales and marketing of the leading SaaS products SurveyXact and Heart&Mind with thousands of customers and millions of users. He is passionate about programming languages and compilers, and has previously created a high-level modelling language for real-time systems, a DSL for filters and queries in datasets and most recently a C-compiler for the MOS6502 CPU. Jesper is also an external examiner on Computer Science for MSc / Bachelor of Engineering examinations in Denmark.

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Principal Engineer, Partner

Emil Bremer Orloff

Primary software developer within advanced cryptography and zero knowledge. Emil has engineered all of the recent protocols developed in Partisia including the MACE protocol as well as the core of the privacy blockchain infrastructure.

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Director of Product Management

Kim Nørskov

Kim is a seasoned project manager with experience from a variety of software disciplines and project types. He comes from a position as teammanager for a team of user experience consultants and product management. Kim has a track record of completing successful projects, both development and implementation of tendered systems, and at the start of his career he worked as a user experience consultant. Kim focuses on creating a continually learning and improving team with shared understanding and shared goals, both internally with the producing team and externally with stakeholders.

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Office Manager

Dorthe Haagen Nielsen

Dorthe has extensive experience working with a wide range of administrative tasks. She spent 13 years at the Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University, working as an administrative anchor for i.a. the Cryptography and Security group. Dorthe has worked with network facilitation and management support to board of directors and steering committees, center-, project- and event management at international level and in interdisciplinary settings. At Partisia, Dorthe works with office management (including People & Culture) in its broadest range.

Advisors and Researchers

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Chief Cryptographer, Partner

Ivan Damgård, Professor

Ivan is the co-founder of Cryptomathic, Partisia and Sepior. Ivan is a Professor and head of the research group in cryptography at Aarhus University. He is one of the top cited and publishing researchers in cryptography, is a fellow of the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research), and received the 2015 RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics.

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Chief Cryptographic System Designer, Partner

Jesper Buus Nielsen, Professor

Jesper is a Professor in Computer Science at Aarhus University and also one of the co-founders of Partisia and Sepior. He is one of the top cited and publishing researchers in secure multiparty computation. Jesper’s primary research areas are secure multiparty computation, distributed consensus, and universal composability.

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Chief Cryptographic Protocol Designer, Partner

Claudio Orlandi, Professor

Claudio is a Professor in Computer Science at Aarhus University  and co-founder of Partisia Infrastructure. He is a leading researcher on secure multiparty computation and zero-knowledge protocols. Claudio has a broad interest in the theory and practice of cryptographic protocols, with a focus on efficient constructions of advanced cryptographic primitives, threshold cryptography, privacy-preserving technologies, theory and practice of cryptographic protocols.

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Scientific Consultant on MPC and Blockchain

Carsten Baum, Associate Professor

Carsten is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at DTU and Aarhus University. He is an expert in practical cryptographic protocols, such as verifiable secure computation and its combination with blockchains, as well as efficient zero-knowledge protocols.

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Chief Economist, Partner

Peter Bogetoft, Professor, Dr. Merc.

Peter is a Professor in Management Science and Micro Economics at Copenhagen Business School. He has extensive experience within consultancy from numerous projects within European and US industries and governments on incentives, contracting, regulation, auctions and benchmarking.

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Senior Software Developer, Partner

Thomas Pelle Jakobsen, PhD

Thomas has 10 years of experience with software architecture and applied cryptography. He holds a PhD in computer science from Aarhus University. Thomas is co-founder of Partisia and Sepior and works full-time as software developer in the Partisia spinout Sepior. Prior to this Thomas worked at the Alexandra Institute where he helped companies adopt new cryptographic solutions.

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Vice President Multi-Party Computation, Partner

Jakob Illeborg Pagter, PhD

Jakob works on creating innovative security solutions based on applied cryptography. He was formerly the head of the Security Lab at Danish research institute Alexandra Instituttet and is the co-founder of Partisia and Sepior. Jakob holds a PhD in computer science from Aarhus University and is a member of the Danish Council for IT Security as well as being part of the committee for it security at the Confederation of Danish Industry.

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Senior Software Developer, Partner

Tomas Toft, PhD

Tomas is an expert in application of secure multiparty computation (MPC). Tomas has specialized in mathematical programming using MPC e.g. Linear Programming (LP Problems). He is co-founder of Partisia and has worked with designing and implementing MPC protocols for advanced benchmarking. Previous work includes an position as assistant professor in cryptography at University of Aarhus.

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Financial Services and Technology Leader, Senior Technology Advisor

Jim Ditmore

Jim is an experienced financial services executive who played a pivotal role in establishing the core banking platform, technology team, and business operations for The Bank of London, leading to the successful acquisition of a BoE license and full operational deployment with customers. Additionally, he spearheaded significant IT initiatives at Danske Bank, including the development of a cutting-edge multi-cloud banking and mobile platform, alongside the digitalization and streamlining of core business processes.

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Work with us?

Joining Partisia means embarking on a journey of innovation, collaboration, and impact. As a pioneer in Secure Multi-Party Computation (MPC), we offer unparralleled opportunities to work at the forefront of cutting-edge technology that is reshaping industries and advancing data privacy.