About us

We are all about you

 

We at Ignite make smart yet simple technology that allows you to manage your spending. We empower companies around the world to make smarter, responsible decisions with their purchasing and grow their businesses with our technology and customer support. We know we are doing well when you do well.

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Our values

Ambitious

Ambitious

We’re on a mission to bring clarity to the world. The first step to create a future built sustainability and transparency.

No other company is stepping up - so we’re leading on. We’re comfortable at the edge of technology. Not looking sideways at what others companies are doing, but looking ahead.

Dedicated

Dedicated

We promise our customers the ability to make a difference. Delivering on that promise will requires us to embrace action. Not only do we have to think different. We have to do different.

Human

Human

Being human entails empathy for users and coworkers alike. It implies an inclusive culture as well as a customer centric mindset and high standards for usability.

How we are changing the procurement world

In January 2017

It all started

50+ employees

Now our family is growing

50+ customers

Our services are reaching worldwide

$70 billion spend

We are managing

Best things start on the football pitch

When our founders, Sigbjørn and Børge were coaching their then company’s - BCG - football team they recognized the spark of a great collaboration. The match kicked off and they won the opening game of the series and partnership of a lifetime. The two inquisitive souls started by asking questions: Why does procurement still rely on manual work and hunch? Why are companies not investing more in procurement given the tremendous potential that lies in the function? And how can we bring the right technology to people to make their day-to-day tasks simpler, decision-making smarter, and returns bigger?

Their curiosity led them to build a state-of-the-art spend management solution to help organizations manage spend smartly and effortlessly.

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The Ignite story

Back in 2017, we began to make procurements simpler by creating a smarter way to manage spend. Today, we bring technology and data to every step of the strategic procurement process to help companies improve their performance at the top and bottom line.

Most spend management solutions get in your way of success. They are either too complicated to use, inflexible, don’t improve your spend data quality, or fail to give you the granular-level visibility you need to manage your spend. It means you get a technology which is limited, complex, inefficient, and hence, not meaningful. We wanted to change this.

We believe every procurement professional deserves a better, easier way to manage spend, and most definitely, that seat at the top table for their department. Ignite helps procurement get there by providing solutions to manage spend across the full range of strategic activities and obtain visibility, insights, opportunities, and value it needs.

Learn more about Ignite Procurement

Sigbjørn and Børge

Photo credit: Andreas Klemsdal, Finansavisen

Meet our leadership:

Sigbjørn Nome

Sigbjørn Nome

CEO & Product Director

Sigbjørn co-founded Ignite in 2017. He has helped to transform an idea into a solution that is used and loved around the world. As our CEO, Sigbjørn’s in charge of the product strategy and overall direction of our company.

Børge Langedal

Børge Langedal

Chief Revenue Officer

Børge co-founded Ignite in 2017. He oversees our sales, marketing, revenue operations, and customer success. As our CRO, Børge is responsible for our revenue growth and orchestrating the commercial team coordination.

Iuliia Thuen

Iuliia Thuen

Chief Operating Officer

Iuliia leads our global people and operations. She is responsible for our people operations, recruiting, finance and procurement activities. She worked with companies like Accenture and McKinsey before joining Ignite.

Valdemar Rolfsen

Valdemar Rolfsen

Chief Technology Officer

As our CTO, Valdemar is responsible for envisioning our product roadmap and oversees the creation of the features and functionality that we bring to our customers around the world.

Our Chairman and Members of the Board:

Erik Aasprong Engløkk

Erik Aasprong Engløkk

Chairman

Magne Uppman

Magne Uppman

Member of the Board

Øystein Wikan

Øystein Wikan

Member of the Board