“The Board is proud to present Thomas Bostrøm Jørgensen as our new CEO. Appear is set to continue its growth and Thomas has demonstrated outstanding leadership and consistently delivered results in his career to date. Thomas is passionate about technology and customer success. We are confident that Thomas has the right ambition level and experience to take Appear to the next level,” says Arne Græe, Chair of the Board of Directors.
Thomas Bostrøm Jørgensen comes from the position as General Manager EMEA for Austin-based AllClear ID, a US leader in customer security and identity protection. He joined AllClear through the acquisition of digital identity software company Encap AS, a company he grew as a CEO from a start-up to a VC-backed industry leader, serving over 40 banks and financial institutions, 3 million end-users and driving 700 million transactions per year.
Thomas spent the first 3 years of his career in TANDBERG Television, at that time the world leader in technology and solutions for digital-TV broadcasting. Among other things, he was responsible for developing and maintaining their large range of professional receivers. After TANDBERG he spent another 5 years in the digital-TV market, delivering innovative products and solutions for the consumer side of the market.
Thomas holds a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU) and University of California (UCSB).
“I am honored and proud to take on the role as CEO. I am confident in Appear and its talented team, and in our ability to create long-term value for our customers and shareholders in the fast-evolving video delivery market. We have a great starting point for growing and capturing market share with our outstanding team, advanced technology and innovation skills. We will accelerate the development of Appear as a world class company for the delivery of professional video services,” says Thomas Bostrøm Jørgensen.
Appear is a leading provider of media processing and delivery technology. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway and with customers in over 100 countries, Appear provides the backbone that production companies, telcos and broadcasters rely on to make immersive live experiences possible for their viewers. With world-class products and expertise, Appear’s focus on modularity, efficiency and high quality helps customers stay ahead of competition in a market where expectations and requirements are constantly changing and evolving.