Board of Directors
Fredrik Vernersson (President) Senior Vice President, McKinsey & Company, Recovery and Transformation Services. Fredrik works closely with clients on strategic transformations when radical and sustainable results are needed. Fredrik works primarily in manufacturing, process, utility industries focusing on strategy, organization, turn-around situations, complexity management, pricing and private equity. Starting his career with McKinsey & Company, Fredrik has served clients working as a Sr. Executive Advisor with Booz & Company, Director with Alix Partners and Principal with A.T. Kearney.
Niklas Körling, Partner at law firm Wistrand, a top tier Legal 500 law firm within Insolvency. He is a restructuring and finance specialist and has extensive experience of advising creditors to secure their rights and is also appointed bankruptcy administrator and liquidator for solvent liquidations.
Krister Levin, Partner at Advokatfirman Nova, a leading law firm in Sweden and was admitted to the Swedish Bar Association in 1989. He has worked primarily in the fields of M&A, Restructuring and Insolvency. He is qualified as a bankruptcy receiver, acts as bankruptcy trustee in various corporate actions, and has advised commercial banking clients for over 15 years on all aspects of debt. He works primarily with mid-market and large companies, and acts as general counsel for various private organisations.
Beth Topolovsky, Founder and Managing Partner of Stinson Partners AB, which specializes in corporate turnarounds for technology companies. She has extensive experience as a senior manager and technical contributor from Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, and KLA-Tencor. Beth was also a co-founder and CEO of Q2 Labs AB and has held Chief Operating Officer positions with Transmode AB and Tilgin. She serves as the Vice Chairperson for the American Chambers of Commerce in Sweden.
Nils Åberg, Partner of Advokatfirman Carler, a Swedish law firm specialized in turnaround, restructuring and insolvency law. He has extensive experience of turnarounds, business reorganization and voluntary arrangements with creditors. He is regularly appointed as official receiver in bankruptcies and as liquidator, often with international connections. Nils regularly assists creditors and other parties with counterparties in financial difficulties. Finally, he has broad experience of litigation and arbitration, in particular with connection to insolvency.
Peter Björnram has been a lawyer since 1977, whereof two and a half years on a general court. Peter has a long-standing experience from working within banking and venture capital he was a member of MAQS’ Corporate group until recently. The work at MAQS’ mainly consisted projects of buying and selling companies (M&A) raising of capital, questions related to board and ownership and control of companies. Today, he is working at Hammarviken Företagsutveckling AB.
Annika Muskantor. Founder and MD Frideborg Consulting AB. Annika works primarily with listed and unlisted international organizations undergoing radical change or turn-around, taking on interim CFO roles or as advisor to the board/owners.
Example of clients: SOBI, eBay, Bisnode, MMG/Turner Broadcasting, Zodiak Television, Prime Media, Scienta Scientific, Lowe Brindfors.
Before starting her own consulting company, Annika worked for McKinsey & Company out of Stockholm and for Harris Trust & Savings bank/Bank of Montreal in Chicago. She holds an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and a BA in economics and German from Northwesetern University – both in Chicago
Jan Åberg is CEO of FR&R Invest AB a subsidiary of Swedbank AB. Jan has a thorough and prevailing experience of distressed situations including credit restructuring, debt to equity swaps and value added management of repossessed assets until exit. Jan has also specialized in corporate finance transactions and held different positions of corporate banking.
2017 Chapter Officers
President: Fredrik Vernersson
Vice President Finance, Secretary: Krister Levin
Communications & Marketing Chair: Niklas Körling
Membership Chair: Beth Topolovsky
Certifications Chair: Fredrik Vernersson