About us

We are all about bringing clarity

 

We at Ignite bring the power of clarity to procurement, finance, and business leaders to help them make responsible decisions for their businesses, society, and the environment. We believe procurement should be as strategic, agile, and efficient as possible. That’s why we built our advanced yet easy-to-use spend management solution—so you can get rich insights out of your data, even if you think your data is trashy.

Through our solution, we help mid-market and large enterprises automate procurement analytics and insights in a way that enable them to control costs while keeping their supplier base sustainable and compliant.

We are all about bringing clarity for procurement

Our values

Ambitious

 

Ambitious

We’re here to make one thing crystal clear: the future of the world depends on sustainability and transparency. Our ambition as a technology company is to lead the way, build that future, and look ahead.

Dedciated

 

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

60+ customers

Our services are reaching worldwide

$100 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.

Ignite Procurement football team

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

Ignite Procurement story

Photo credit: Andreas Klemsdal, Finansavisen

Meet our leadership:

Sigbjørn Nome

Sigbjørn Nome

CEO & Co-Founder

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.

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.

Johan Marcus Bull-Berg

Johan Marcus Bull-Berg

Chief Customer Officer

Johan Marcus is responsible for our customer success team. The team optimizes the customer experience and provides strategic advice to ensure that customers maximize the value of our product. He used to work in Boston Consulting Group before he joined Ignite.

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

André Berg Edvardsen

André Berg Edvardsen

Member of the Board