Knut was appointed President and CEO of Navico in June 2019. Prior to this, Knut has been an active Navico board member for 14 years, the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race and twice participated in The Olympic Games (1988 & 1992) as well as four Volvo Ocean boat races. Knut combines his extensive business background in management with his unrivaled experience in the industry. He is also considered a renowned motivational speaker.
Jim has been with Navico since his employer Simrad® joined the fold. Responsible for all manufacturing operations, planning, distribution, logistics and sourcing, he previously worked in EMEA logistics and offshore, marine and military industries.
Alan is responsible for the Recreational Marine Division. Alan joined Navico in 2005, previously holding a range of roles at B&G – now a Navico brand – covering technical sales, service management and product management. Alan is a lifelong boating enthusiast with a background of competitive sailing.
Matt joined Navico in 2013 as Director of OEM sales, in addition to leading recreational sales efforts in Latin America. Prior to that, he spent several years with Brunswick Corporation in various leadership roles in sales, marketing and business development in Europe and the Americas. Matt also has experience in telecommunications and banking, where he held sales, general management and consulting positions in Brazil and India. Matt holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago.
Steve joined Navico in 2009. He leads the global Product Office and is responsible for shaping and managing Navico’s product portfolio and driving consumer informed product development. Steve has over 25 years experience bringing new products to market in high technology and consumer electronic industries, as well as previously serving as Product Line Director for Navico’s Lowrance and Simrad Recreational brands. Steve holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Kansas State University.
Mike joined Navico in 2007 and is today responsible for leading the Commercial Marine Business Unit. He has 25 years of experience in technology sales management, business development and product management. Mike has twice lived and worked in Europe as well as the US. He has a BS in Engineering, and an MBA in Operations from Northeastern University.
Jeroen joined Navico in 2012. He is responsible for all Finance and IT activities within the Group. He previously held a variety of roles at EY in the international audit practice. He is a licenced public auditor in The Netherlands.
Chris joined Navico in 2019 and is responsible for all of Navico’s global legal services, corporate compliance and IP portfolio. He previously held General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer roles at the leading international technology company InMobi and the European price comparison service Kelkoo, after spending his early in-house years at The Financial Times. Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a Masters in Intellectual Property.
Jordi began his career at Procter & Gamble, gaining unparalleled experience in the innovation and brand building space. Jordi´s career has taken him around the world working with companies such as Hewlett Packard and DHL, where he delivered state-of-the-art technology and digital transformation programs. Jordi also has extensive experience leading marketing, communication and technology in sailing events like America´s Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race.