Workplace learning platform Kahoot! who provide a platform for e-learning, presentations, and training engagement have announced the appointment of Lars Erik Grønntun as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). As COO and CMO Grønntun will manage the company's daily operations as well as communications strategy. He will report directly to Kahoot! CEO Eilert Giertsen Hanoa.
"We are delighted that Lars Erik has accepted the position as COO and CMO of Kahoot!," said Hanoa, "He will bring a unique combination of extensive operational leadership experience from international organizations as well as expertise in global marketing and strategy. Lars Erik will have a leading role in supporting the company in its next growth phase and in preparing for a primary listing in the coming 12 months."
Grønntun brings over 25 years of professional services experience to the team at Kahoot!. He most recently served as Global President at consulting firm Hill+Knowlton Strategies where he held several leadership positions at the company during his nine-year tenure. Prior to that, Grønntun founded Norwegian communications agency Gambit, which was acquired by WPP plc.
"I am very excited to join the fast-paced Kahoot! team in building the leading learning platform in the world," Grønntun stated. "I have been extremely impressed by the company's results and believe there is much more to come for Norway's first tech unicorn. A key goal for me in this next development cycle is to contribute to growth and expansion through strengthening operations as well as Kahoot!'s strategic positioning."