Get to Know Our Marketing Director, Frank Willie Bødal

Frank was the first full-time employee to join Ignite Procurement besides the two founders, and is part of the management team.

Frank heads marketing at Ignite Procurement, but being part of a startup requires him to take on many roles and responsibilities including sales, following up customers, and managing the company.

You get the opportunity to create something from scratch - both in terms of job opportunities and a product that helps solve problems for our customers. 

Frank Willie Bødal, Marketing Director at Ignite Procurement

What is your background? 

I have a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) with a major in financial economics. In addition, I have also attained a Master's degree in Accounting and Auditing from the BI Norwegian Business School.

My first graduate job was at PwC where I initially worked with auditing and capital market services, and then as a due diligence and valuation consultant. 

What are some of your hobbies?

In my spare time I enjoy sports and exercise, especially football. I like watching the Premier League and also playing a friendly match or two.

Besides football and work, my time is spent with friends, my partner (and dog), watching a good TV series, or playing board and card games.

Why did you choose to work for Ignite Procurement?

At the end of 2017, I got a call asking me to join Ignite Procurement on the journey so far - and it could not have been an easier decision as the founders were close friends of mine. Sigbjørn was my next-door neighbor in Bergen and I met Børge in San Diego during our exchange program. Joining Ignite made me the first full-time employee at the company. 

What do you like most about working here?

There are many reasons why I enjoy working here, but I would like to highlight the following;

  • You get the opportunity to create something from scratch - both in terms of job opportunities and a product that helps solve problems for our customers.
  • The combination of ambitious and motivated team individuals with an incredible drive and competence.
  • Facilitate customer success and help them realize their full procurement potential.
  • Being part of an exciting startup environment with varied, challenging and rewarding work responsibilities.

Describe yourself in three words

Structured, dedicated and reliable (and a bit stubborn).

Tell us one fun fact about yourself

I love great deals – and I am always keeping an eye out for good offers.

Short bio:

Frank is 33 years old and has a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration, and is currently heading marketing at Ignite Procurement. He grew up in a beautiful place on the Norwegian west called Loen - a place he describes as "the navel of Norway". He currently lives in Oslo with his partner and dog, but is eager to relocate home to Nordfjord sometime in the not too distant future. Frank also loves football.

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