Following Telenor Acquisition, Tapad Announces Founding Board

Following the news of our acquisition by Telenor, today we are proud to announce the new members of our founding board.Joining Tapad Founder and CEO Are Traasdahl are Telenor’s seasoned technology and business leaders Jon Gravråk (Chairman of the Board), Knut Giske and Matthew Kearney. Tapad’s CFO Jeff Driskill serves as the board’s Chief Compliance Officer and Dave Fall, Tapad’s head of operations, serves as Secretary. Learn more about our new board members below.

Jon Gravråk is Chief Digital Officer/EVP at Telenor Group and the head of Digital Businesses, the global unit looking after Telenor’s investments in digital business models. Previously, he was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he held multiple leadership positions in McKinsey’s Telecom, Media and Tech practice. He has primarily worked with companies within the telecom, high-tech and private equity sectors, but has also served clients in media, e-commerce, retail and financial services. During his time at McKinsey, Gravråk worked with strategy and business improvements in more than 30 countries across Europe, Asia, Middle East, North America and Latin America.

Knut Giske is Group Controller/SVP at Telenor ASA, heading Telenor's Financial Reporting & Controlling (FRC) department. He has held numerous board positions in the past decade, including Telenor Hungary, Telenor Montenegro & Serbia and Telenor Bulgaria. Giske is responsible for strategic financial business planning, facilitating investment and performance management within the Telenor Group.

Matthew Kearney is the Operating Partner for Dan Gilbert’s PE fund Rockbridge, overseeing its media investments. He is also an advisor to the Telenor Board on advertising and media technology. He has extensive experience in TV, film and online. He has held senior positions at Carlton Communications (now ITV Plc), was CEO of Screenvision, one of the two major players in cinema advertising and launched the Daily Mail’s MailOnline in the U.S. Prior to Rockbridge, Kearney was Executive Chairman of the Carlyle Group-backed Talent Partners.

Team Tapad extends a warm welcome to our new board members and have strong confidence they will be instrumental in shaping our future as we expand our global presence. Read the full press release.