Bjorn Espenes

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Bjorn Espenes

Founder, Finch

Bjorn is a serial entrepreneur and has founded 3 successful internet software companies focused on driving profitable online revenues.  Born and raised in Norway, he has lived in Austria, France, Italy and the US.

He and his companies have been recognized over the years as Top Venture Entrepreneur in Utah (6 times), Top 100 fastest growing companies in Utah (5 times), Best Companies to work for in Utah (2 times), eBay Developer of the Year (2 times), Top 40 executive under 40 by Utah Business Magazine, EO Utah Entrepreneur of the Year, Breakthrough application of the Year on the AppExchange platform by Salesforce.com, and most recently Finch achieved the #145 spot on the Inc 500 list of the fastest growing companies in the US.

Bjorn and his co-founder Eric Maas started Finch to solve the biggest challenge with online advertising; knowing the profit from the click you will buy next – in a highly scalable model where process automation is center stage.  Finch has created solutions for (1) Online merchants where they optimize the profit from a Google AdWords campaign and for (2) Lead generation companies where they, through an integration with their CRM system, optimize for any stage of the sales cycle; including profit from a closed deal.  Finch is established in 12 countries and have over 400 clients, ranging from small companies – to global brands.

Prior to Finch he was the founder and CEO of Infopia, a SaaS eCommerce platform that was backed by top Silicon Valley venture capital firms.  Infopia captured over $1B in online revenues annually for their clients.

Bjorn now lives in Park City, Utah and is an avid skier and mountain biker. He is married and has two girl