Tom Even Mortensen
I joined Summa because I believe in the idea that people, ideas and capital can be combined in a powerful way to positively impact business and society. Summa has shown already that the new mindset in the global financial ecosystem is driving solutions to our future challenges. As a Principal, I collaborate with the other Summates to find good companies with the right purpose to join forces with. I also help these companies create value and reach their fullest potential.
My background is diverse, ranging from work in energy & shipping (Norsk Hydro), management consulting (McKinsey), and start-up/scale-up life as co-founder and CEO of Imarex within commodities & shipping. In the past, I have worked with several PE firms, as CEO (SPT Group, energy software owned by Altor) and later as an advisor (EQT and now Summa).
As a pragmatic optimist, I like to engage with people and teams with a growth-mindset, and believe in collaboration and giving first. Outside of Summa, I’m an activist investor/advisor in several exciting venture/growth companies. I also help social entrepreneurs through Ashoka, and I am proud to be a Board member of Forandringsfabrikken to help kids & youngsters in vulnerable situations. The start-up community and the role as an All-Star mentor with Techstars give me lots of energy and engagement!
In Summa, I’ve been most actively involved in Lin Eduction, EcoOnline, Egain, and Metry as Chair/Board Member. I currently look out for new and promising companies, especially in the space of making better sense of our resources.