Joakim Espeland

Co-founder and CEO at QuadSAT

Joakim Espeland's work experience begins in 2007 as a Telecommunications Technician at Solland, where they were responsible for implementing, inspecting, and maintaining telecommunications infrastructure. In 2012, they joined General Industry Systems AS as a Service Engineer, gaining experience in technical installations, customer relations, and project management.

In 2015, Joakim became a Student Ambassador at VIA University College, representing the institution at educational fairs and coordinating with organizers.

Later, in 2015, they joined EMC (Expanding Mobile Connectivity) as a Service Engineer, where their responsibilities included the installation and service of satellite communication in the maritime and offshore industry.

In 2016, Joakim became an Engineering Consultant at Global Eagle Entertainment, providing media content, technology, and connectivity solutions to the travel industry.

In 2016, they also became an Iværksetter Pilot at Innovationsfonden. Finally, in 2017, Joakim co-founded QuadSAT and became its CEO, overseeing the supply of drone-based antenna testing and tracking solutions to satellite and defense applications.

Joakim Espeland completed their Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Mechanical Engineering from VIA University College from the year 2013 to 2015. Prior to that, they attended Bergen Technical College from 2010 to 2012, where they obtained a degree in Technology Engineer/Technician, specializing in Automation and studying Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering.

In addition to their formal education, Joakim has also acquired various certifications. In May 2020, they completed the Oxford Entrepreneurship: Venture Finance Programme from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. In March 2017, they obtained the GVF510 Ed. 2: Core Skills for VSAT Professionals certification from the Global VSAT Forum (GVF), along with the HOST-B (SatProf, USA), GVF Basic Hands On Skills Test. Joakim also holds a Drone Certificate in Multirotor / Helicopter - 1B up to 7kg, issued by the Danish Transport and Construction Agency in January 2017.

Additionally, Joakim has obtained several other certifications, including Radio 101 from Motorola Solutions in May 2013, Sea Tel Marine VSAT Installation and Maintenance from the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) in December 2012, and various certifications related to VSAT operations and maintenance. Joakim has also completed training programs in management systems, safety, and emergency training in the oil and gas industry.

Furthermore, Joakim has received technical training certificates in satellite antenna systems, including v240C, v240M Technical Training Certificate from Intellian Technologies in September 2016. Joakim has also undergone technical training in stabilized antenna systems conducted by Cobham SATCOM and Intellian Technologies.

It is worth noting that the provided information does not include specific details regarding the obtained month and year for some of the certifications.



  • Co-founder and CEO

    March, 2017 - present

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