Independent, Non-executive Director
A veteran leader and builder of international technology businesses, Erik Hällström serves as Independent Director on Able Device’s Board. His experience as a CEO and in other senior executive and advisory positions ranges from startups to multinationals in several technology fields including mobile infrastructure, software and services.
Beginning with the Boston Consulting Group’s technology practice in Europe and in North America, Erik has dedicated his career to growing innovative and often disruptive hi-tech enterprises. His hands-on experience includes Head of Strategy and Business Development for WorldSpace Satellite Radio in the lead-up to the company’s IPO; COO of Lightbridge, where he launched a new international energy technology consulting business; CEO and Co-Founder of the SaaS startup Meritocruitment; and CEO of Snipp Interactive, where he managed the mobile technology & marketing firm during its transition from startup to IPO. Erik’s leadership portfolio also includes roles with consulting firms focused on growth companies; e.g., U.S. Co-Head of Inzenka and Principal at Blue Ridge Partners. He currently advises early stage ventures in North America and abroad.
Before becoming a U.S. citizen, Erik served his native Sweden as a diplomat and as a Lieutenant in the country’s armed forces. He holds a MSc in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) as well as a MSc in Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden). He earned his MBA with Distinction from INSEAD (France).