Company

Founded in 2010, the company was established to facilitate the management of cloud. In 2015 we launched a beta version of Qstack, the comprehensive cloud management platform for all private and hybrid cloud needs. Our mission is to provide enterprises with the most innovative and easy-to-use cloud management platform in the world. We have partnered with some of the biggest players in the industry to provide a variety of cloud and infrastructure solutions with our software, Qstack, in the foreground. Qstack unifies customers’ IT resources in an efficient and cost-effective manner, enabling them to get the most out of their IT. We are committed to staying ahead of the market with continuous development and incorporation of new technology. Our passion is to provide our customers with the best infrastructure and cloud management platform and technical services available.

From the moment we began developing Qstack, our goal has been to address and solve the fragmentation of infrastructure and cloud management, without any specific lock-in.

– Jonsi Stefansson, CEO


Leadership

Our leadership team nurtures our ambitious and lively company culture, and leads in our mission to create the most innovative and easy-to-use cloud infrastructure management platform in the world.

 

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Jonsi Stefansson

CEO

Jonsi Stefansson has served as CEO of the company since 2014. Prior to assuming the role of CEO, Jonsi was a key member of the company’s board of directors. As CEO, Jonsi has been instrumental in defining the company’s strategic direction, making the critical decision to pivot the company from cloud service provider to software company in 2014. Growing the company significantly to respond to increasing demand, in turn, creating a team of talented and highly-engaged employees.

Jonsi has more than 20 years of international management experience across the IT sector, holding roles in product development, operations, data center management and design. Most notably, he spent 7 years at IBM and then later at Nyherji (IBM Iceland), where he worked as a Certified AIX Technical Expert and TSM Certified Consultant for Iceland, the US, the UK and Denmark. He held Technical Director roles at both Vivaldi Technologies and Opera Software. Where at Opera Software, he led the growth of hosted solutions – development and operations – for 5 years for products including, Opera Mini, Opera Turbo and My Opera —which had 350 million of active users combined globally. Jonsi is currently a board member of several companies.


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Tryggvi Larusson

Co-Founder | Chief Technology Officer

With more than 19 years’ experience working with cloud and DevOps solutions, Tryggvi Larusson co-founded the company in 2010. His expertise further range from IT operations to software development, working with a multitude of programming languages, APIs, Operating Systems and IT equipment.

Prior to founding the company, Tryggvi was the co-founder, CTO, and chairman of Idega Software. There he specialized in enterprise web applications development and platforms. Tryggvi has a M.Sc. in Software Engineering of Distributed Systems from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Also a B.Sc. in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the University of Iceland.

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Eiki Hrafnsson

Co-Founder | Chief Operating Officer

Eiki Hrafnsson brings more than 20 years of software development, product design and entrepreneurial experience and helped cofound the company in 2010. Based in Seattle, Eiki is the company’s Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for strategic partnerships and networking in the US. 

Along with Tryggvi Larusson, he co-founded and was the Chief Software Engineer of Idega Software, specializing in web enterprise applications development and platforms. His approach to technology, likable personality, and in-depth experience of the industry has led to speaking engagements across the world. He’s also a Founding Board member of CleanTech Iceland and a mentor to startups in Iceland and Brazil.


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Ragnar Johannsson

Chief Security Officer

Ragnar Johannsson has been with the company since 2010. Bringing over 20 years experience in software development, operations and security to the Qstack team.

Prior to joining the company, he was the Senior Lead Developer for the video platform, Videntifier. He also spent six years working as a Unix and networking consultant for the mobile email systems company, OpenHand. Also spending six years at Softis, as a system and network administrator. Raggi has a B.Sc. in Computer Science and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Iceland.

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Jon Arnar Gudmundsson

VP of Engineering

Jon Arnar Gudmundsson has more than 16 years’ experience in mission critical software development across multiple industries, including food processing, air traffic control, and genetics. He joined the team in 2014, serving as the VP of Engineering leading the company’s Development and Quality Assurance teams.

He previously worked with Men & Mice; Marel; Tern Systems and DeCode Genetics. His experience includes creating a natural language search engine at Transversal in Cambridge, England and developing an IPAM solution for Microsoft. Jon Arnar has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Reykjavik University.


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Jon Arnar Jonsson

Head of Operations

Jon Arnar Jonsson brings 20 years of experience working in the IT development/operations and serves as the company’s Head of Operations.

Jon was previously DevOps at Azazo, Senior Unix Administrator at Advania, and Senior System Administrator at CCP for Virtual Worlds (Eve Online). Jon studied Computer Science at both University of Iceland and Reykjavik University. He is certified for MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, MCP, MCT and CCT (Microsoft certified trainer and comptia certified trainer). SCSA (Solaris Certified System Administration), VCP, MCDBA, and more. Jon has held a teaching position for 17 years.

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Soffia Theodora Tryggvadottir

Chief Business Development Officer

Soffia Tryggvadóttir joined the team as Chief Business Development Officer in 2014, she’s now also responsible for Legal and Marketing. Soffia has over 8 years’ experience in IT and digital media as well as large scale project management and banking.

Prior to joining, Soffia managed framework agreements for the State Trading Centre in Iceland; was in charge of liquid assets at Straumur Investment Bank, and founded Nordic Style Magazine in 2012. She was also instrumental in working with Iceland Customs to create a bill under review by Icelandic Parliament to increase leniency for companies in product development. She has a M.Sc. in Business Administration and Strategic Management from the University of Iceland.

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