The VIA equity team combines many years of private equity experience with strong operational know-how from different industries such as IT, telecommunication and consulting. This ensures a solid understanding of the technological issues and challenges as well as hands-on operational management experience.
Benjamin holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPA from Harvard School of Government. In addition, Benjamin has a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Copenhagen. Benjamin received the Crown Prince Frederik Fellowship.
Prior to joining VIA equity in 2009, Benjamin held master student internship positions with Goldman Sachs Investment Banking in London and JP Morgan Asset Management in New York.
At VIA equity, Benjamin has held board of director positions in UVdata, Hostnordic, Profit Software, and Envidan; and holds positions in Mansoft, C&B Systemer, Continia Software, and Advania.
John holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.
Prior to founding VIA equity John managed his own company, Co-Management International (cooperating with a number of international private equity funds) and was a co-founder of Danske Venture Partners. John has a wealth of experience, holding positions such as MD of Fujitsu/ICL and before that as VP and Managing Director of A.T. Kearney Copenhagen, Executive Vice President of the global Commodore Group, Managing Director of Commodore Computers, and OEM Manager of Hewlett-Packard.
In addition John has held independent directorships in Cybercity (Chairman), TC Group A/S (Chairman), Bergsøe4 (Chairman/director), Jamo, and several others.
As VIA equity partner, John has held numerous board of director positions, among others, in Adra Software, KMD, Nets, Projectplace, DDD retail, and ePocket Solutions; and holds positions in Adform and IT Forum Gruppen.
Peter Thorlund Haahr
Peter holds a M.Sc. in Economics from University of Aarhus and a M.Sc. in Finance from Warwick Business School (UK). Peter has since 2002 worked in PE/VC and has a successful track-record of building and exiting companies.
Prior to joining VIA equity in 2006, Peter had more than 10 years’ experience from Seed Capital Denmark, Nordea Markets, the Danish Ministry of Finance, and Rambøll Management.
At VIA equity Peter has been holding numerous board positions; among others in Adform, NEAS, and Frontmatec. Today he is VIA equity appointed board member in eSmiley, Struct, Decision Focus, and CEGO (Spil.nu).
Daniel holds an M.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Lund Institute of Technology as well as an M.Sc. in Economics from Lund School of Economics. In addition Daniel has attended the Swedish Defense Language Institute in Uppsala, specializing in the Russian language. He has worked in Private Equity since 2007.
Prior to VIA, Daniel had 9 years of experience from private equity, expansion capital and strategy consulting at Scope Capital and Booz & Co. He has served on numerous boards in the Nordic region and developed companies in various industries like IT, software, consumer products and services.
Today Daniel is the VIA equity appointed board member of GleSYS.
Sebastian has 12 years of experience from private equity, management consulting and business development.
Prior to joining VIA equity he worked at Paragon Partners, a Munich-based private equity firm with emphasis on leveraged buyouts with operational value creation potential and at PINOVA Capital, a private equity firm focused on high-growth, innovative SMEs. As a management consultant at Droege & Comp. he previously gained experience in the context of value enhancement programs, in particular with medium-sized companies.
Sebastian holds a Dipl.-Ing. in Computer and Communications Systems Engineering from Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig as well as an MBA from Collège des Ingénieurs in Paris/Turin/Munich.
David la Cour Kjærum
Aleksander Thorup Møllgaard
Aleksander joined VIA equity in 2018 and has prior experience from corporate finance and auditing activities through positions held with Handelsbanken Corporate Finance and EY.
Aleksander holds a M.Sc. in Business Administration and Auditing from Copenhagen Business School.
Jens Bøjrup Jeppesen
Amalie Benedikte Aanesen
Before joining VIA equity Amalie worked in the Wealth Management department at Sydbank. During her studies Amalie was the leader of the investment club HA-Invest at Copenhagen Business School.
Amalie holds a M.Sc. in Finance and Investments from Copenhagen Business School.
Maximilian joined VIA equity in 2023 and has gained experience through internships in private equity, corporate finance and auditing.
Maximilian holds a M.Sc. in Finance, Auditing, Controlling and Taxation and a Ph.D. in Quantitative Finance from University Erlangen-Nuremberg. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Jesper joined VIA equity in 2005. Prior hereto Jesper held various CFO and senior financial manager positions in Tocano A/S, FLSmidth and other international companies. The positions held included more than 9 years of senior assignments to countries like India, Italy and the Netherlands. In addition Jesper has held various corporate controller positions and started his career as an auditor with Deloitte, Copenhagen back in the late 1980’s.
Jesper’s CFO and manager positions also included holding a number of directorship positions with subsidiaries as well as associated companies.
Jesper holds a B.Comm. degree in Business Accounting and Administration from Copenhagen Business School
Marie Bagge Hougaard
Marie joined VIA equity in 2023 as the Compliance, Risk Management and ESG Manager.
Additionally, she has been designated as the individual responsible for handling complaints.
Marie has more than 10 years of experience from the Danish financial industry. This includes four years of experience as a Legal Risk and Compliance Specialist at Deloitte and PwC.
Marie holds a M.Sc in Law from the University of Copenhagen.