"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" - Helen Keller
Ann Kristin Syversen
Innovative and energetic Retail Curator.
Hello, I’m an Upscale Retail Curator who is driven by three key values: innovation, problem solving, and efficiency. I have spent two decades in the industry, successfully leading an array of store teams by leveraging strategic business management tactics that consistently yield exceptional results. I’ve also facilitated in building brand awareness, while gaining extensive sales and distribution experience.
My passion began when I was at kids nursery at six years of age, selling other kids’ toys and creating a counter out of a cut tree. Every week, we were allowed to bring some of our own toys, and I convinced my teachers that I had something very important to do outside the fence. From there, I then convinced my peers that I could earn them actual money and started my own “business.” At that point, I realized my talent for this sort of thing, and haven’t stopped ever since (nor do I plan on it).
As the proud Founder of Piece by Ps, I am dedicated to pivoting both people and products in the forefront of the Scandinavian lifestyle and furniture industry, resulting in high turnover performance via non-traditional channels. I also provide advocacy for creative minds to implement tactful actions that ensure their very best work is showcased. Ultimately, my mission is to not only build a go-to, top-tier company, but to totally revolutionize the upscale retail industry as we know it. I’m deeply knowledgeable but I’m also infinitely passionate about what I do. Unapologetically so.
Also: Having fun while doint it!
This remarkable woman is the general manager and founder of the creative hub Edited. Grete has worked with communication and presentation in the country's largest media house, and after seven years as chief editor of the interior magazine Bo Bedre, she knows how to inspire people. She is currently working as an adviser and concept developer, knows the design and interior industry and has a good overview of international trends and tendencies.
She loves nature. She does downhill skiing, is a balcony farmer at Barcode in Oslo and travels as often as she can to her holiday paradise in Italy.
Eilén B. Nerdrum
This admirable woman was raised in her fathers sporting goods store, where she quickly earned
interest of business. Already at the age of fifteen, she was responsible for her own
department and budget, purchase and sales.
She graduated from the Norwegian Business School BI with a Bachelor in brand
building. Right after the studies, she was headhunted by the Swedish outdoor company
Fjällräven, where she took part in repositioning the brand by introducing Fjällräven for
new channels. Eilén is also passionate about design, good food and wine. She now
works with some of the world´s leading brands within kitchen and tabletop at Bastian AS.
Eilén is known for her social skills, hard working, reliable and a bit of a perfectionist. Shealso loves nature. Happiest on the top of a mountain in one of Norway´s national parks.
Retail Queen of the Nordics.
Margit Solli, originally from Molde, has received Denmark's most prestigious honorary medal of his Royal Highness Prince Henrik.
She multiplied the turnover of Danish Stelton and Rosenthal, and later Steem and Elvang in Norway, with a total turnover of approximately NOK 100 million in 2004. Norway became one of the most important export markets.
A real interest in - and desire to sell - design, a sales talent and work beyond the usual, as well as her ability to win men's respect in the business world, was her key to success.
Born into a family with Danish, Greek, Swedish and Arabic genes, which has taught her how to move among different cultures.
Maria has a Bachelor in Intercultural Mrket Communication, followed by an MSC in Business Administration and Organizational Communication at Copenhagen Bsuiness School (CBS)
During these five years at CBS, she stidued the challenges global organizations face today while working with and among different cultures, which made her realize how badly she wanted to help global organizations convert these challenges into possibilities ….
She is now a key player in a global Indonesian trading company, which has more than 40 years of experience, working with B2B customers worldwide. Her responsibilities lie within all departmenets of the company.
3 things said about her: Emotional and cultural intelligent, hard-working and conscientious.
Mentor, Investor and Entrepreneur
For more then a decade of experience from all parts of the startup ecosystem, Erlend has developed a hands on approach for assisting fast growing companies with focus and execution. The evidence is his record as a serial entrepreneur, board member and angel investor.
As a business designer in Happy People, he gives us the benefit of his experience. Creating digital products and reaching the right audience is at the core of what he does.
Using tested and proven methods (and a graduate-level business degree) to maximize profitability and efficiency, Erlend helps us more than cutting costs and increasing revenue – most valuable for many, is the time and focus he helps us free up.
As a coach and mentor he is on a mission to push us to take decisive and bold actions, so that we can get the greatest work into the world.
Specialties: Productivity, Angel Investing, Growth Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Disruptive Innovation and Digital Marketing