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Learningbankers

Together, we create the best digital learning experiences for your employees.

ludvig

Ludvig Hammeken

SOLUTION SALES EXECUTIVE
michael_2

Michael Gullith Pedersen

SOLUTION SALES EXECUTIVE
nicolai

Nicolai Holten Castenschiold

DIGITAL LEARNING ADVISOR & ACCOUNT MANAGER
amalie

Amalie Lærke Elbæk Andersen

ACCOUNT MANAGER
jonas

Jonas Harold Jørgensen

SALES DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
charlie

Charlie Perkild

SALES DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
rasmus_bugge

Rasmus Nygaard Bugge

SALES DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
andersJuul

Anders Juul

VP OF LEARNING
AK_new

Ann-Katrine Schepler

SENIOR LEARNING & IMPLEMENTATION CONSULTANT
Sofie

Sofie Cecilie Breidfjord

LEARNING & IMPLEMENTATION CONSULTANT
katrine_e

Katrine Ernst

LEARNING & IMPLEMENTATION CONSULTANT
Camilla_PS3

Camilla Orloff

PROJECT OPERATION MANAGER
emil_h

Emil Hansen

JUNIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Thorsten

Thorsten Iversen

SENIOR LEARNING SPECIALIST
Tine_G

Tine Glahn Wernlund

COMMUNICATION & LEARNING SPECIALIST
Malene

Malene Kay Hansen

PSYCHOLOGIST & LEARNING SPECIALIST
benedikte2

Benedikte Finken

PSYCHOLOGIST & LEARNING SPECIALIST
laust

Laust Søndertoft Pedersen

PSYCHOLOGIST & LEARNING SPECIALIST
martyna

Martyna Dambrauskaite

LEAD LEARNING DESIGNER
arnold

Arnold Bagasha

LEARNING DESIGNER
peter

Peter Ellehammer

LEARNING DESIGNER
Michael

Michael Svendsen

LEARNING DESIGNER
AndersL

Anders Lumbye

LEAD VR DEVELOPER
mathias

Mathias Starcke

LEARNING & VR TRAINEE
mia

Mia Louise Thomsen

OFFICE MANAGER
Gert_Riber

Gert Riber

FINANCE MANAGER
john billede til hjemmeside

John Risør Hansen

VP OF REVENUE
camillaP

Camilla Pielech Christensen

SALES & MARKETING ENABLEMENT MANAGER
matilde

Matilde Bazaz Kjerulff

MARKETING & GROWTH SPECIALIST
hjalte

Hjalte Bach

MARKETING & GROWTH SPECIALIST
Sidsel_06

Sidsel Kaae Nørgaard

CONTENT MANAGER
Line1

Line Lund Dahl

JUNIOR MARKETING & GROWTH SPECIALIST
markny

Mark Peitersen

VP OF PRODUCT & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
ron

Ron Nelius

PRODUCT OWNER
signe_ny

Signe Roswall

PRODUCT DESIGNER
olaf

Olaf De Backer

SENIOR FRONTEND DEVELOPER
daxi_new

Daði Guðjónsson

SENIOR FRONTEND DEVELOPER
zaki_ny

Zaki Wasik

FRONTEND DEVELOPER
paulo

Paulo Botelho

BACKEND DEVELOPER
jacob

Jacob Lassen

DEVELOPER
jesper

Jesper Skov Andersen

DEVELOPER
Roxana

Roxana-Catalina Moldovan

JUNIOR DEVELOPER
Martin

Martin Hansen

USER TESTER
emil

Emil Kristoffersen

USER TESTER
stine_ceo

Stine Schulz

CEO & FOUNDER

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank?

A lot, among the more important achieving results with (teams of) managers and people. Additionally, the importance of being aware of the difference and balance between hard work and smart work.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank?

I met Stine years ago when we were both working on (very) different startup projects 😊

What do you love about working in Learningbank?

The energy that arises when creating awesome learning solutions that are super well received by hundreds, and even thousands, of people around the world. Not least the close collaborations and strategic sparring with clients.

How do you use your skills in Learningbank?

I collaborate with our clients in the early stage of a partnership in order to scope projects in the best way possible. In other words, identifying companies in the market that are ambitious about digital learning and reaching agreements on digital learning projects.

What can I always ask you about?

Anything. I am somewhat private but not shy, so the worst that can happen is a “no comment” response.

What can I never ask you about?

Nothing, I’m quite sure you can’t offend me, so feel free to give it a try.
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Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?

Freddie Mercury
Barack Obama
Lars Ulrich
Dalai Lama
Nelson Mandela

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I’m trained in the retail business where I e.g. have worked at Fona for many years. From there, I switched to Sonofon, back when it was called that, and it was a really great time. But then I moved to the B2B part, and for the last 11 years, I have sold software solutions to both Nordic and international companies. I have always worked with sales, and I have a lot of practical experience.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

We had a brief dialogue, but back then it wasn’t the right fit, but then John (ed. VP of Revenue) contacted me at the end of 2018, and we quickly found out that the chemistry was good, also with Stine (ed. CEO and Founder). I quickly became fascinated with their enthusiasm and energy. Also, there was a good agreement between what they were looking for and what I was looking for.

What excites you about the thought of working here?

Even though Learningbank is growing, I really like that there is still a strong entrepreneur spirit. After the first days, it seems like a close-knit team and people are good at working across (ed. departments). People are really passionate about what they do. You are not just here from 9 to 5; you are part of the success. And then I think that the journey Learningbank already has been on in just a few years, is pretty amazing, especially when you think about that we are soon going to be  40 employees already. I have a lot of sales experience, but for me, HR is a bit new, so I look forward to learning a lot about that as well. I’m going to challenge myself more, and I think that is really awesome.

What can you contribute to Learningbank? 

I’m probably the oldest one here, but I have learned a lot through my career, and I can contribute with that knowledge. I have high energy and love to create a great spirit in a sales team, together with me being a competitive person. It also has to be fun to go to work and know that the day is going to be different – I think that is awesome.

What do you look forward to working on? 

I look forward to getting started with the sale and get out in the field. And I also look forward to meeting the existing customers and hear a bit more from them about what it is Learningbank is doing so well.

What can I always ask you about? 

Something that has filled a lot of the last two years is that I have built a house myself. So, development, construction companies, and all the little details – I can always talk about that. Besides that, I love to fish and to get out in nature.

What can I never ask you about? 

A lot of my friends are interested in soccer, but it does not appeal to me at all. I can watch an international match but other than that I’m don't know. I don’t really watch series either, but in return, I like to watch movies and documentaries. I even know the name Games of Thrones, but I have no idea what it’s about.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

Elon Musk. I would like to talk to him about how effective he has been able to make electric cars, and then he has some interesting ideas about underground roads. He seems visionary and like a skilled businessman. And else I would like to dine with my grandmother and grandfather. I would like to meet them again.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

Education:

Jobs:

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

Through the lovely Ludvig Hammeken.

What do you love about working in Learningbank? 

My skilled and friendly colleagues. And the many challenging and exciting project that we are part of.

How do you use your skills in Learningbank? 

My learning and communication competencies are brought into play when I advise potential and current customers to work with digital learning in their context.

What can I always ask you about? 

Ask away… I know a little about a lot…

What can I never ask you about? 

I’m not so good at the Swedish royal family, overseas wine and sci-fi literature.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

My granddad.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I have a theoretical background in marketing. I have a master’s degree in International Marketing and Management (IMM) from CBS. So, that is where I have my commercial background from. But after I graduated from CBS, I have worked a lot with sales, and I have worked as an Account Manager at other big startups, e.g. GroupOn, Trustpilot and a small tech startup called CluedIn. So I have more practical experience in sales.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

I once saw Stine do a pitch and right away, I got quite excited about the product and the vision for Learningbank. Afterward, I followed Learningbank from the sideline as I had an old colleague who worked there. And when a position was advertised, I then contacted Learingbank and got the position.

What excites you about the thought of working here?

The journey. I think that Learningbank already has proven that the product works and now we are heading towards some exciting years with a lot of growth and customers. So I look forward to being a part of that.

What can you contribute to Learningbank? 

I can contribute to identifying companies that could be interested in implementing digital learning. Besides that, I can define and delimit projects and provide strategical sparring about LMS and digital learning.

What do you look forward to working on? 

First and foremost, I look forward to going into the product in depth and learn how we work at Learningbank, and then I look forward to meeting a lot of dedicated people in the companies out there and help them get started with the transformation of their digital learning.

What can I always ask you about? 

Food, art, and culture. You can always ask me about where you should go on your next vacation or what to do at the weekend. My aunt and uncle work a lot with art, so it probably where my big interest in art stems from.  And then I have created a small startup before coming here, which was also within art.

What can I never ask you about? 

Sport. In general, all types of sport. I can understand it a little if it’s live. But sport on the TV, I could not imagine anything more boring than watching sport on the TV.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

The classics… Elon Musk, Nelson Mandela, possibly also Jim Carrey, because I think I could have a lot of fun with him. And then maybe also Margrethe Vestager.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I have a pretty big sales experience from the retail world, the telecom industry, regular account managing, B2B, and private customers. I have had a lot of customer service experience, where I had a big area of responsibility in a customer satisfaction group, where I had to make sure that everything was working. I’m actually educated as a legal secretary, and the plan was for me to study law, but I was too passionate about contact with customers and running a business, so I stayed with sales.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

I was sitting in a parking lot and then a recruiter, who I knew before, told me that I should be in Learningbank. At first, I just had to find out what Learningbank was, but I think that it sounded exciting and after having flirted with John (ed. VP of Revenue) at several interviews I was hired.

What excites you about working here?

I think it's an interesting product and a cool service that is being made. It's also a really exciting time for the company. Learningbank has gotten a really good foothold in a short period of time, and it makes me really excited that we potentially can grow a lot.  I’m crazy about the way the team is made. There are some really skilled people who are genuinely interested in creating solutions that can make a difference.  So, I’m crazy about the DNA that makes up Learningbank.

How do you use your skills in Learningbank?

I bring a lot of confidence in regard to the sales goals and the plans there are for us to grow. But I also bring a big business network that will create even better contacts for Learningbank. I also have some really good competences within Social Seling on LinkedIn. I kind of use Social Selling in everything I do. It is a big part of my personality that I make sure the people I work with get seen and heard. I’m still interested in learning something from the other departments – not just Sales. I’m going to be a person that can create a good energy between departments, all the way around. I’m also a skilled ambassador.

What can I always ask you about?

OCR (ed. Obstacle Course Racing) which is a military obstacle race where you, e.g., jump into the water and pull a sandbag on the bag and run. I have done that since 2014 and participate in a lot of different events and competitions. I have also been volunteering at the Nordic Race for 2.5 years. I very passionate about runs, running half-marathons, and arranging runs. For example, I organized ‘Rung together’ benefitting Børns Vilkår, and I ensured to create a bicycle team that donated 10,000 Danish Crowns for ‘Cycling for Cancer’. I also have a three-year-old daughter, so I can also talk a lot about her.

What can I never ask you about? 

Craftsmen's tips. Don’t ask me about that at all. I just hang up things, and then it’s okay.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

Denzel Washington because he is good at acting and then he is an out of the world communicator. Obama – of course. And Sofia Manning, who is a coach that has a bit more nuanced view on coaching. And then she has a good energy and personality. Jesper Buch because he is easy to understand and says things as they are and don’t use too smart expressions. He is just Kick-Ass!

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education)

I come from a similar position in another SaaS company but with a different segment, and then I finished my bachelor’s degree in International Sales and Marketing Management from CPH Business in January.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank?

It was John (ed. VP of Revenue) who found me, and it was through that way that I learned about Learningbank. And I think it sounded like a really great company that had some values where I also would be able to contribute.

What excites you about the thought of working here?

To begin with, I have been so well received, so great colleagues and a great workplace, I think excites most people. But I also think that it seems like the way you work here suits me well. So, the way you address the work and a good workplace – that excites me.

What can you contribute to Learningbank? 

Hopefully a lot of sales or at least the beginning of the sales channel. And I can hopefully also contribute with good energy and get well into the social arrangement s. But I’m primarily here to start the sales channel.

What do you look forward to working on? 

I really look forward to getting started with calling out and hopefully get some needs covered – at least the customers’ needs.

What can I always ask you about? 

I say to myself that I know a little about a lot. You can always ask me about Formel 1 and F.C. K.

What can I never ask you about? 

You probably won’t get a specifically great answer if you ask me about theater or running technics – I don’t really know a lot about that.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

I would like, of course, to eat dinner with my entire family – also the ones who are no longer here. That’s one side that would be fun and nice. In regard to famous people, I would probably want to have dinner with Gordon Ramsay, so I could get some great food and his opinions – that would be fun.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I’ve finished 9th grade; high school wasn’t something for me. I really like results, which is why I really like sales. I have just basically tried to build a career slowly. I started out working in telemarketing at Codan Forsikring, where I called Margrethe on 70+ on a Tuesday and Thursday night. It was a bit hard at times as she wasn’t very pleased about it. After that, I got a job at Falcon together with Charlie (ed. Sales Development Manager) who is also new here, so we know each other quite well.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

One day I was contacted by Charlie who said: “This right here, this is cool, what they are doing here is great”. So I called John (ed. VP of Revenue) who is responsible for sales and said: “Hey, I hear you doing something awesome! Can I be a part of that?” and then I was hired in just three days, so everything happened quite fast.

What excites you about the thought of working here?

That you have a say in the things that are going on. It's possible to say: “Hey, instead of us doing this, can vi do this instead?” and then you can talk about what is a good solution to the things and in that way improve things in the long run.

What can you contribute to Learningbank? 

I’m good at talking with people, so I’m also good at getting some closer relationship to the customers – even if they are not customers yet or ever going to be. But making sure that it is the right image that gets out, that is my core job.

What do you look forward to working on? 

To get in contact with some potential customers and talk a bit with them. Is it not because it always has to end with people having to come in and get a long explanation about what we do. It is more so you get a feeling about if there is something we can help with. So I really look forwarding to that.

What can I always ask you about? 

You can always ask me about a beer; I’m always down to that! I also do a lot of acting and singing, so you can always ask me about a trip to a karaoke bar.

What can I never ask you about? 

You can always ask me about everything! But it is not a given that I always have a great answer: “It can be that you should talk to someone else about, e.g., your cat”. Cat diseases” I’m not an expert on that. I’m not so good with cats because I’m allergic to them.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

Elon Musk because he seems like he has a bit of a different view on things than most people and I think it could be quite interesting to learn more about that. Not so much specific things but more how he sees things and learn from that.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank?

My mom dropped me on the floor when I was a baby, and since then I have had a small hole in my head where ideas are continually flying out. I got it structured and extended with an academical foundation after a Bachelor of science in Medialogy and a Master of Science in Information Technology, Experience Design from Aalborg University. After several fantastic years at Bang & Olufsen as an Instructional Designer and later on as an Online Training & Design Manager, I had set my heart on the dynamic and engaging entrepreneurship world.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank?

I flirted with Stine Schulz on LinkedIn and were completed drawn by her enthusiasm and vision around revolutionizing digital learning. I wanted to go on a journey with her, and we found a tingling match.

What do you love about working in Learningbank?

The days vary, are challenging and always entertaining. I love to come home to my wife and answer the traditional question “How was your day?”. Also, I have the honor of working with some truly dedicated and well-skilled colleagues who will always go that extra mile to make the customers happy and push the boundaries for digital learning.

How do you use your skills in Learningbank?

I draw a lot from my own experience with digital learning and especially gamification. Also, I change role as needed and can with benefit both buckle down to help with production, take on the idea-hat under workshops, wear the captain’s armband during strategy meetings, and have the microphone in the hand when I try to spread the news about the value of gamification.

What can I always ask you about?

The Danish national football team’s results at the finals, computer games from the 90s and capitals in Asia. Hmmm. Generally, just the orange, pink and blue cheese from Trivial Pursuit.

What can I never ask you about?

How old Puk Elgaard is… I have no idea.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?

Jesus (we could save a lot of money of the wine check), Super Mario (I love Italian food), Ricky Gervais (because I laugh, when he laughs).

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I have a Master of Social Sciences in Education Science from Aarhus University, where I specialized in organizational learning and onboarding. The theory was for real related to practice when I during my education worked as an intern at Bygma Gruppen’s HR department.  Here I build a basic understanding of HR-related work tasks, and I were confirmed that it was organizational training and learning that I should work with. Also, I have for many years worked in the restaurant business, which has given me a great human understanding which I use every day in my collaboration with colleagues and to a great extent in my relation to our customers

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

The first time I were acquainted with Learningbank was through my internship at Bygma. Hereafter, I followed Learningbank closely on LinkedIn – and on the same day, as I finished my master’s degree, I approached Learningbank to persuade them about that my passion for learning and development of people was precisely the reason why they should hire me.

What do you love about working in Learningbank? 

The most fascinating about working in Learningbank is the shared passion everyone has for what we do. In spite of the very low average age, everyone is amazingly skilled and very professional. I love to be a part of a team, where everyone is enthusiastic about what they do – and where there is room for differences of opinion so that we on all levels have a say.”

How do you use your skills in Learningbank? 

With vast knowledge in organizational learning and onboarding, I work in the role as a learning and implementation consultant with the development of and sparring about education and training of employees in a long line of Danish and foreign companies. Also, I am responsible for Learningbank’s internal academy and pre-and onboarding procedure, where I take part in ensuring that all my colleagues get a great start at Learningbank.

What can I always ask you about? 

What the precise temperature is for chocolate If you need to mold/cast perfectly stuffed chocolates with a mirror-like surface with a little crack, which Italian red wine tastes the best, or explanation for various North Jutland words and expressions.

What can I never ask you about? 

Which horror movie is worth seeing, or where to camp in Denmark.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

The inspiring and articulated philosopher Morten Aalbæk, the master of etiquette and author of Takt and Tone Emma Gad and/ the present modern business woman Christiane Schaumburg-Müller.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I have a master’s degree in Information Technology, specializing in ICT, Learning and Organizational Change.  Before my time at Learningbank, I have worked with the production of e-learning and development of a learning management system (LMS) at the Danish National Police. In addition, I have been employed at Berlingske for almost 10 years, where I, for instance, have worked with digital service and support.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

I was at one of Learningbank’s morning seminars with a former colleague, and I went from there filled with inspiration and admiration. I later found out that if I was able to get so much out of a 2-hours seminar, then it was definitely a company that was worth being a part of. That resulted in an unsolicited job application that would turn out to be the beginning of my adventure at Learningbank

What do you love about working in Learningbank? 

Where do I begin? The energy for sure. There is a unique and energetic feeling here – I’m surrounded by skilled and dedicated people, and that inspires me a lot. And then it’s of course really cool to be able to work with a concept and a philosophy that you really stand behind. What’s not to love

How do you use your skills in Learningbank? 

I have a good understanding of how you combine it and learning and think it in an organizational context that gives added value to both the company and employees. Also, I strive to be a good sparring partner for the customers, so they get the right solution for them. I’m happy, smiling, and service-minded, so I hope that I can contribute to that the customers get a positive experience

What can I always ask you about? 

Food! I love food, everything about food – both to make it and to put it in the mouth. I cultivate both the outdoor life and ‘city culture’ and is an active film enthusiast, and I’m always open for exchanging experience

What can I never ask you about? 

Directions – I have absolutely no sense of direction. On the other hand, I have developed a closed relationship with Google Maps.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

Three extraordinary people, who were all before their time in a way: Elna Panduro (1871-1947), Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) & Dirch Passer (1926 - 1980) and preferably at the same time

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I have a background in communication where I have focused on feedback and conflict management.  I also have a master’s degree in Learning and Innovative Change, which makes this job a really good fit for me in regard to working with implementation and change processes. During my studies, I was so fortunate to be part of implementing a big learning tool at a North Jutland high school. I have also worked as an education consultant, where I have taught conflict management, which interests me a lot. Before that, I worked with recruitment which turns out to be not something for me, but the good thing about an experience like this is that it made me sure that it was the learning path I should go down on.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

It was a coincidence. I was home one night with my boyfriend and googled VR because I was curious about how the market looked at that time. In a Google search, Learningbank showed up because this is an area that we work with. All the sudden, my boyfriend looks at me and says: “What are you doing Katrine?”, as we were sitting and watching a movie, “You have been looking at that website for an hour!”. I could just recognize the values and not at least how we understand learning. So, I thought to myself: “Hey! I’m just going to check to see if you are looking for anyone” and then you did actually look for a learning and implementation consultant.

What excites you about the thought of working here?

The company culture excites me the most. I did know when I came to the job interview that the position would fit me really well, also given that I have worked with implementation before.  But what I was really excited about were the atmosphere, tone, and humor that were between Mark (ed. VP of Product & Professional services), Ann-Katrine (ed. Senior Learning & Implementation Consultant) and Sofie (ed. Learning & Implementation Consultant).  The experience I had at the interview luckily turned out also to be Learningbank’s culture, which is characterized by being humorous, empathic, and at the same time professional, ambitious, and passionate.

What can you contribute to Learningbank? 

I can contribute with a lot of knowledge about change and implementation processes. And then I also have knowledge about learning, which plays a part in uniting us. I have a lot of experience from the service industry, which I can draw on when I have to balance expectations and identify needs in a customer context.  I also want what's best for people, and I’m always ready to help my colleagues – also with tasks I have never tried before.

What do you look forward to working on? 

I look forward to going out and seeing our customers in the eyes, listen to their needs, and have interesting discussions at, e.g., workshops.  I think the position as Learning & Implementation Consultant creates an exciting situation in regard to creating discussions and reflections and get the customers to speak up.

What can I always ask you about? 

You can always ask me about the topics that can be difficult to talk about. I have a love of some type for these topics as I’m curious about the people that I’m with, I want to help and because I enjoy listening.

What can I never ask you about? 

You can in no way ask me for directions – because then you will end up in the wrong place and that would be a shame. Since I moved to Copenhagen, a lot of tourists want my help with finding out how to get to this place or that place. When they ask me: “Where is that?” I think: “I would like to know that too”.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

I’m drawn to crooked lives. Those people where you think: ”How did you end up here, and what is your history?” The ones we know from the streets but don’t talk about. Rather them than the people that have accomplished a lot of great things. I can read a book about those people on my summer vacation because they are the ones a lot of people have become aware of.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I have a bachelor’s degree in Techno-Anthropology, where the anthropological toolbox often shows to be pretty useful in the pursuit of the good solution. I have an understanding of how different fields of expertise can be connected in knowledge-heavy companies, and I can act as a liaison between technicians and users. Furthermore, I have a master’s degree in digital innovation and management, where I have gained knowledge, skills, and tools to lead the many challenges and possibilities that are connected to digital change and innovation. A (perhaps) different experience to mention is that I for 7 years have ridden professionally on the Danish dressage team and have therefore represented Denmark throughout Europe from horseback.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

At a graduate party in January, a game of beer pong (a hidden talent that I have) developed into a conversation between Thorsten and me about Learningbank, where I quickly got a growing interest for Learningbank. A short time after, I had an interview with Mark, and my time at Learningbank began, and the growing interest for the company hasn’t got smaller.

What do you love about working in Learningbank? 

A lot: We are a fresh team, and it's different – no two days are the same. Every day, I get to contribute exactly with what I can. I work with competent and engaged people that can contribute different competencies, personalities, and mindset – and it’s pure joy to be a part of a team like that. Also, we have some of the most ambitious companies as customers, and it’s a great pleasure to play a part in creating learning in collaboration with them. To be part of Learningbank’s journey from startup to begin the journey as scale-up is really inspiring and educational.

How do you use your skills in Learningbank? 

I’m competent at project management, where I’m both driven by results and goals, and I do not deviate from the difficult decisions. I’m effective, and I use my energy to both create quick results, but also to maintain the motivation and competencies in my project groups. As a "horse girl", I’m pretty good at performing under challenging conditions, and I’m always completely solution-oriented. I can create dialogues across with great respect for others’ competencies, and thereby make sure that everyone contributes with what they are best at.

What can I always ask you about? 

For help with everything – it’s not always so I have the answer, but I can definitely find it – or found one that has it.

What can I never ask you about? 

I’m again tempted to answer that you can ask me about anything – for I probably know someone who knows the answer.  

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I have an educational background in marketing management. Besides that, I have the past four years worked in a commercial department at one of Denmark’s biggest media houses. The last year or so, I have worked in a new department, where I was responsible for some different projects, together with process optimization that had to be implemented in the new department.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

I had heard about Learningbank from one of my really good friends. He could also tell me that Learningbank actually had a position available that he believed suited me – and you could say that it did, so I got in contact with Learningbank right away.

What excites you about the thought of working here?

It's definitely the journey that Learningbank has been on, but also the one it's going to be on in the future. I think that it's a perfect opportunity for me to develop myself concurrently with the company. I’m sure that I can learn a lot, develop, and get experience within an exciting and important business. I think especially that it is important that more companies focus on the development of employees and the employee journey and that’s where Learningbank comes into the picture.

What can you contribute to Learningbank? 

I can contribute with a lot of drive and initiative. I’m also always in a good mood and take things with a smile. Most important of all, I’m good at creating an overview and at the same time have an eye for details – and just to give things a fresh puff of air.

What do you look forward to working on? 

I really look forward to helping with different projects and making our customers happy. I have a plan that all our projects will run smoothly and be a great success with customers. That I really look forward to trying but also to persuade companies of how important it is that you develop your employees and make sure that they are motivated throughout their period of employment because I know how important it is that you are motivated at your workplace.

What can I always ask you about? 

You can always ask me about soccer, especially Manchester United – I know a lot about that club. You can also always ask me if I know a good '80s song.

What can I never ask you about? 

Crownprince Frederik’s children’s names.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

My granddad, I have unfortunately never met him, but I often hear that we resemble each other. But I could always dine with Sir Alex Ferguson.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank?

As I am 32 years old, it took me quite some time before I ended up in Learningbank. I hold both a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a Master’s degree in Psychology, and in my free time, I am a concert and wedding photographer. I am really happy that I found the perfect mix of both my passions: Being highly analytic on the one side and being creative, inventive and playful on the other. The move into producing digital learning games was gradual. I started in work- and organizational psychology, helping people on long term sick leave back to their jobs, moved to digital content production at my previous employer and am now working with translating content that is abstract and “boring” to some into something that is actually fun and engaging to go through.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank?

Like many others here in Learningbank, I got the job through a personal reference. Christian who I had worked with in my former job set me up with Stine (CEO) and Anders (VP Learning), and the chemistry was just there right away, I was blown away by Learningbank’s approach to what we work with, and I just loved the great people making up the team. So the decision for me to join the team was a “no-brainer”.

What do you love about working in Learningbank?

To me, the most interesting part of the job is solving a challenge that there is no clear answer to right away, and with many parameters to be aware of: The end product should both be engaging, easily accessible and enjoyable, but apart from that it should also be something that the user can learn from and use in their everyday job, and the organization should be able to see “value for their money” when they engage us. All this has to happen as effectively as possible, so the challenges we face are always a tough nut to crack. Mix it up with a team with many different backgrounds and roles, and often many projects running at the same time and many different customers and you have a great challenge in front of you. To be able to solve all these challenges, teamwork and dedication by all employees is key. We have to be agile, flexible and inventive. So what do I love about this? The challenges, the opportunities, the victories and the lessons learned and the great moments where the people involved in the project come together and end up with products that are always unique and pushing the limits of what is possible.

How do you use my skills in Learningbank?

As mentioned before, both being analytical and being creative at the same time are really important to succeed in my job. Apart from that, I draw on what I learned in my studies about learning, communication, cognition, working in and with organizations and teams. But my most important job is to be able to put myself in the users’ place and at the same time balance this with the organizational needs and intended outcomes.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education)  

I have a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management Communication and a master’s degree in Corporate communication from Aarhus University. During my master’s thesis I was employed as a social media manager at a small bureau in Aarhus, and at the same time (and still am) I was part of a startup company where we design watches. I have gained a lot of experience in digital marketing and creative marketing initiatives at both places. In June 2018, I became a part of Team Learningbank, and I now live an exciting commute life between Aarhus and Copenhagen.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank?  

I was looking for a new job and after talking with Thorsten (ed. Senior Learning Specialist) who said that they could use someone like med. After that, I took a quick trip to Copenhagen and had an interview with Anders and Thorsten, and then I was lucky that they wanted to have me.

What do you love about working in Learningbank?  

To work together with a big bunch of passionate people. All are enthusiastic about the company, the product, the development, and each other. We exchange ideas and discuss issues with each other and step in if someone is very busy. There is truly a great team spirit. And then I love the innovative and creative universe that we both create and work in. There is always an opportunity to unfold creatively no matter if it’s about a text, graphic, workshops, collaboration with each other or with the customer. No two days are the same – even though it sounds like a big cliché, but it’s like that.   

How do you use your skills in Learningbank?  

With my background and experience, I have a great understanding for target groups, so I have in particular an eye on that when we work on our projects or have workshops. On the personal level, I’m always a person with a lot of smiles and bad jokes – and that, fortunately, fits well in with the rest of the team.  

What can I always ask you about?

Sheep jokes (you can never get too many of those), a great party playlist and the best way to make and serve chanterelles. You can always ask me for great tips to Læsø. As I have been going there ever since I was a child, and my parents have a seaweed house over there.  

What can I never ask you about?

Pavement, concrete work, or the rules of cricket. Generally, I get a little bit of presentation anxiety when I play Bezzerwizzer, Trivial Pursuit, or the likes. Even if I know the answer. My track record in winning games is not something I can write home about. I’m working on that.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Princess Diana, or Andy Warhol.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I have a master's degree in Psychology, where I specialized in cognitive psychology and organizational psychology and in my master thesis, I wrote about cognitive psychological heuristics in machine learning. I have previously worked at Maersk Oil, where I work with security, culture, behavior, learning, and communication. Also, I’m interested in startups and participated last year in an incubation program called Health Innovators where I took part in starting up a project which will innovate the health sector.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

I was working on my master’s thesis and researching how machine learning is being used in HR tech in Denmark. In my search, I came across a business report with tech companies where I saw that Learningbank was doing well on a lot of parameters. Curiosity led me to Learningbank’s website which told me that the team, for instance, consisted of psychologists! I thought that sounded interesting, so I followed Thorsten (ed. Psychologist and Senior Learning Specialist) on LinkedIn, and it didn’t take long before he wrote and asked me out for a cup of coffee.

What excites you about the thought of working here?

A lot of things. It excites me that it’s creative and that it’s about learning. It also excites me that it’s a startup that is doing well. The interdisciplinarity is really awesome. Technology, graphical design, psychology, and organizational theory are all connected. I really like that.

What can you contribute to Learningbank? 

I’m good at working with projects as I have experience with project management. At the same time, I have experience with learning in organizations and are good at transfer complex knowledge into something that others can use – which become meaningful to others. 

What do you look forward to working on? 

Right now, I work on IT security, and it’s going to be interesting to see how the topic can be made relevant and fun for the general employee. There is an exciting challenge in that.

What can I always ask you about? 

How to make delicious spring rolls with the perfect peanut sauce combination. I have also been made aware that I often start sentences with “I heard on a podcast that…” – so I could definitely contribute with some fun facts from there.

What can I never ask you about? 

The sports world! I don’t know who’s going to win Champions League or who is the world champion in golf.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

Amy Winehouse or Lene Kaaberbøl.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I’m educated as a psychologist from the University of Copenhagen. I have previously been quite active in Ungdommens Røde Kors, where I was Chairman of the department in Aalborg and then later part of the board of directors. I have also worked at Novo Nordisk as a recruiting consultant where I was a part of making recruiting and onboarding for new employees. I come from a job as a management consultant at LEAD, which is a consultancy company that works with management and organizational development in both private and public companies. There I worked with management, employee, and organizational development in different formats – and with a special focus on how you change or learn new behavior through games and gamification.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

I learned about Learningbank through Thorsten (ed. Senior Learning Specialist) who I know through a psychologist network. And we actually met because I was a part of developing a digital learning game, where you train management through a digital employee, and then we thought that it made good sense to meet as we both have an interest in learning and development through games. Thorsten enthusiastically told about all the exciting things that are happening in Learning – and I was hooked from the first minute.

What excites you about the thought of working here?

What I think is exciting about Learningbank is the possibility to work interdisciplinary with game designers, developers, and graphical designers. Digital learning through games and gamification is an exciting field that is here to stay. It is exciting to be involved in developing new products and ways of learning that can play a part in revolutionizing the way we learn. That is actually what I’ particularly interested in. On a more geeky level, I’m occupied with digital learning; what it can and what I cannot. The pros and cons about it – both theoretically and in practice.

I really look forward to contributing to making digital learning and development even more exciting, engaging, and educational. It’s a field with big possibilities and bright future, but there are also some pitfalls and trippings embedded in this form of learning, which I really like to play a part in making better. And at Learningbank there is plenty of opportunities to take on the challenge!

What can you contribute to Learningbank? 

I have played a part in designing, developing, and facilitating game-based management training for a lot of organizations. I, therefore, have an eye for organizational training and development from A to Z. I’m have particularly interested in how you create the most effective learning paths by combining theory, training, feedback, reflection and transfer to challenges and possibilities in the real world.

I think that I can contribute with experience as a management consultant. I have here been “on the floor” in many organizations, where I have worked with learning and development. It means that I have been involved in designing learning products and game-based learning but also played a part in facilitating what they do prior, during, and after they have had these learning experiences. How you extract learning and reflect on it so that it can be translated and adapted to the organizational context.

What do you look forward to working on? 

I can’t wait to work on my first project about IT security. I’m going to play a part in creating nano learning modules, where the learning is served in short, condensed and bite-size mouthfuls for when the employees need to know more about IT security. So instead of going away for half a day, you spend 5 minutes when you have the time. And I think that works really well. It both has something to do with it taking less time, and it is more when you need and also because it is a bit more tailored to the challenges you are facing. To a greater extent, learning needs to be just-in-time and focuses on what the employee exactly needs in order to know more. And nano learning can do something special here.

What can I always ask you about? 

I’m pretty glad about Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Game of Thrones. I also play board games a lot together and are a sci-fi and fantasy enthusiast, so I’m always ready to talk about the latest theories, releases, or a recommendation or two.

What can I never ask you about? 

I know nothing about Tour De France – it has also been a Tour-De-nap in front of the TV, so not a lot has stuck. Cooking is not a key competence either, but I, of course, have my special dishes.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

It should be J. R. R. Tolkien (author of Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit) as he is probably the first person who has created a universe in that way and created a people, language, and culture in a fictional universe, which is so characteristic – and has been so dominating and trendsetting for the entire fantasy genre and other books and games. Without him, the fantasy genre would never have been the same, and the escape from reality into other universes would have been a lot poorer.

What experience did you make before coming to Learningbank?

My Bachelor studies covered mainly Digital Design and Concept, while my master’s degree was mainly based on Big Data management.

Before I landed my job at Learningbank, I was working as an e-learning and digital designer in a field of aviation.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank?

Since e-learning industry was not that big back in the days, it wasn’t that hard to know about Learningbank while being an e-learning designer. I was always interested in the company and what kind of projects did it work on. One day I have received an email from a former Learningbank’s HR manager if I would like to have a talk.

What do you love about working in Learningbank?

Since day one I could feel that everybody works towards the same goal. I believe that if I had to choose one thing that I love about Learningbank the most, it would definitely be the energy. People are always ready to help and take that extra mile to find the best solution for one or another situation.

How do you use your skills in Learningbank?

I use the skills that I gained from both my education and previous work experiences to overcome the barrier of how to build the bridge between words and graphical animations. I am converting plain text into graphics, motions, sounds, etc. Every day I have to overcome different challenges that require a different set of skills. Therefore I am not only using the skills that I gained but also constantly developing new ones which make my time at Learningbank even more interesting.

What can I always ask you about?

You can always ask me about my opinion, travels, where to find some good food, anything related to music or which books did I read.

What can I never ask you about?

Never ask me if I like pineapple on pizza.

Who do you want to dine with - dead or alive?

Freddie Mercury and Ernest Hemingway. Idyllically both at the same time.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I graduated from the Animation Workshop as a 3D graphic designer and have since then worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer at Relation Media.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

I was at a christening where I sat at the same table as Anders Juul (ed. VP of Learning). We got to talk about my competencies as a graphic designer, and he showed me what Learningbank had previously made for McDonald’s, and he got to see my portfolio – and the rest is history.

What excites you about the thought of working here?

The projects with gamification are amazing and creating visual universes from the customers’ needs, and I think it's pretty fascinating.

What can you contribute to Learningbank? 

My graphical skills plus my curiosity and will to learn. I’m super interested in VR, and I have experience from 3D, so if we are going to make learning games in the future with that, it would be awesome to bring my skills into play.  And also, I like to bake cakes.

What do you look forward to working on? 

Art direction and to find a specific style for the different projects. Because I like to use different graphical styles, so I look forward to trying some and see what suits what.

What can I always ask you about? 

MOVIES! I can always give recommendations of movies and tv-series, and I’m interested in EVERY genre. Besides that, I have a great interest in basketball, tennis, art, animation, development of technology, and podcasts.

What can I never ask you about? 

That is a difficult question because I will always like to talk about everything, e.g. I’m not very interested in cycling but during CPH: DOX I was at a presentation with Jørgen Leth and the following movie about cycling which made the topic very exciting for me.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Pablo Picasso, Patricia Highsmith, and Tom Cruise.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I’ve had my own company together with some others, where we worked on a Unity/3D game, and we worked on that for 2 years part-time. Then I have been an assistant for a person with diabetes and help him with his work as a kindergarten teacher the second part of the time. Then sadly it happened that he died. So, I ended up with taking over his hours and became a kindergarten teacher part-time for 20 hours, where I, for instance, made live role play every Friday for a bunch of children. It was nice to see some of them, who had a difficult time concentrating in school, and that it worked so well for them to go to it.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

It was actually the plan that I should finish my master’s thesis because I had put it on hold due to the game production. Some logistics didn’t add up in regard to getting it written, and then at the same time I felt over this position at Learningbank online and thought that it matched my profile perfectly, so I never got it done. So now I have a bachelor’s degree in Digital media and Design from ITU and “an-almost-master’s-degree in Game Design from the same place.

What excites you about the thought of working here?

It’s my first ‘real’ job, and I really look forward to being a part of that, and that I’m going to have more people to work with, because before I kind of had my own area, which I just had to manage. Now I'm going to have many to spar with instead.

What can you contribute to Learningbank? 

I hope that I get to contribute creative ideas to the learning games, and I also hope that I together with Anders Lumbye (ed. Lead VR Developer) can bring Unity (ed. a game-engine where you can place games in either 2D or 3D) into the portfolio.  

What do you look forward to working on? 

The Unity part and my impression is also that you can get a lot of gamification into learning games, and it’s going to be exciting to see how you can make it work! I look forward to trying out some unexplored areas.

What can I always ask you about? 

Computer games – I love especially RPG games, everything from Baldur’s Gate to Chronotrigger. Board games. A lot with the word game.

What can I never ask you about? 

Soccer. Actually, just sport in general, maybe except cycling.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

I’m thinking about gathering the last 14 ministers for taxation, drink them well under the table, and then play spin the bottle.

 

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I’m educated as a graphical designer and started as a freelancer right after I had graduated. It was a fun time with not two tasks being the same. It could be a camper where you had to draw cows on it, an advertising agency that needed an extra hand for a time or company that needed help with designing an ashtray. When I had been a freelancer for nine years, I was going to be a father for the first time, and when my biggest client offered me a job at that time, it seemed like a good opportunity to get some stability in my day.  I ended up being there for about seven years, where I was responsible for their visual expression on print, web, and at their conferences.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

I did some freelance assignments for Stine (ed. CEO & Founder) for about eight years ago, so I have always been a bit updated about what she’s doing. I saw a job post back in 2017, where you were searching for a Learning Designer, and it looked really interesting, but I wasn’t looking for a new job at the time. I was then when I saw a new job post about the same position at the beginning of 2019, and now I’m here.

What excites you about working here?

Definitely the assignments and the people. I look forward to getting the opportunity to work with illustrations and the development of game universes. I love to draw and have always tried to sneak illustrations in wherever possible, both when I was freelancing and when I was employed.  I also really look forward to getting to know everyone better. It’s really a nice place to be, and you all seem incredibly sweet.

What can you contribute to Learningbank? 

I hope to contribute with a lot of fascinating illustrated universes and nice figures. I also hope that I can benefit from my general graphical skills and be part of developing a bunch of fun and engaging learning games.

What can I always ask you about? 

You can always ask me about the movie “Back to the future” – for some reason that movie takes up a lot in my world. You can also always ask me if I want to go for a walk – I would like that very much.

What can I never ask you about? 

What I want for my birthday - it’s my birthday soon, and I just can’t come up with anything to wish for.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

My girlfriend and I don’t get out a lot at the moment, so I would really like to have a nice dinner with her. Or else it should be Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters and Jack Black – I think that could be really fun.

What experiences have I made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

Education: MSc in Medialogy from Aalborg University and an MSc in 3D imagery from Kingston University London. 

Worked previously as a scientific assistant at Aalborg University doing photorealistic visualizations and VR experiences in a lighting context, mainly for architectural purposes. 

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank/? 

My very good friend Søren used to work in Learningbank, who introduced me to the world of digital learning. 

What do you love about working in Learningbank? 

My colleagues.

How do you use my skills in Learningbank? 

Scoping and developing VR learning experiences 

What can I always ask you about?

Always ask me about rum, whiskey, astronomy, biking, gaming and not particularly in that order :D 

What can I never ask you about? 

Who won this weekend soccer match… 

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive? 

Einstein or Hawking or why not both at the same time! 

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank?

After having worked at Netto for approx. 8½ years, I was more than ready to take on something new and exciting. It was here I found an education where creativity could be given free rein.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank?

I was looking for a traineeship after the basic train course at my school, and I had applied to every company that had been approved to have trainees. But all the spots were filled up at those places. Luckily, I was referred to Learningbank through Facebook contacts, and a short time after my application, they began the process of being approved to having trainees.

What do you love about working at Learningbank?

The creativity and ambition. Every idea is being turned and explored, and the final projects are getting better and better each time. With the high ambition, no idea is out of reach; it’s complete creator-freedom.

How do you use your skills in Learningbank?

I bring the latest programs into the production to make 3D better, nicer, and faster.

What can I always ask you about?

Everything within 3D and creative solutions.

What can I never ask you about?

Sport and politics. I have probably focused too much on the creative, so I don’t have much knowledge about those two topics.

Who do you want to dine with - dead or alive?

Various supervisors from the big 3D film studios. I have so many things I would like to ask and learn from them.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I graduated from high school last summer, and I have been working since I was 13.  I worked in a store for four years on Gl. Kongevej where I helped out, and when I was 15, I worked shifts alone in the store. So, it was crazy to get that responsibility as a 15-year-old. I really like to help out and make sure that everything works, and I have always worked a lot with customer service. The past six months, I have worked as an Account Manager at a small company that works with software solutions for sports clubs and societies, where I did various things, and I found out that I like to do the administrative work, e.g., that the office was working, and that people are doing well.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

I was looking at The Hub because I wanted to work in a startup company of some sort, and I found the job post about the role of Office Manager at Learningbank. I quickly applied, and then Stine (ed. CEO & Founder) and Kristina (former Office Manager & HR Consultant) were really nice at the interview, and I felt that there was a great opportunity for me to develop in the position.

What excites you about working here?

I think that it’s really awesome to work in a company that you are proud to say you work at. As Learningbank contributes with so much that is positive by providing engaging learning to employees. I have also previously worked with learning for Godkarakter.dk, which helps children with extra tutoring, and I help with math. I experienced there that it matters a lot if you make sure that the learning is made for games and I think it is nice that you can scale it up to adult employees instead of them having to sit with a long text and be bored when they have to learn something new. I had that experience when I had to work at a place where I had to go through some long compliance texts for 2-3 days. And it was awful. Besides, everyone is so kind here, it’s an awesome environment, and they take care of the employees.

How do you use your skills in Learningbank?

I think it’s nice to have more balls in the air at one and to have a lot of different work tasks. I also like to ensure proper onboarding of the employees but also to be in charge of the practical stuff, for example, that there are enough chairs and tables for everyone. My greatest skill is probably to get things in order and to see possibilities instead of limitations and that everything can be solved.

What can I always ask you about? 

I’m very creative, so you can always ask me about DIY projects. I build furniture, weld jewelry and I like to paint. I’m also crazy about, but it has to be destinations that are a bit crooked, preferably. Places that not everyone travels to. For example, I have just been to Warszawa, which was so nice. I like to go to places that are not New York or Bali. I would rather be pleasantly surprised. I also canoe, so you can also always ask if I want to go canoeing.

What can I never ask you about?

I’m not that interested in music. I just listened to P3 without really noticing what I’m listening to. I think I have been to two converts my whole life. There are really few songs that I think are good. When I find a song that I like, I listen to it for three months until I get tired of it.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

My grandmother. She passed away shortly after I was born and I’m convinced that I have inherited many of her creative skills, so I think we would have had a lot to talk about.  Or Steve Jobs because he fascinates me a lot. I have read that he is very perfectionistic and don’t have a lot of stuff in his home and I think in some ways that I can be like that.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I have a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Accounting Management, and I have worked with accounting for more than 30 years, and I have worked as a financial controller for the past 20 years. I have also spent a few years in the IT industry at Equant, where I worked for about ten years and at Valtech and NDS. I have also worked in several other industries.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

I previously did Stine’s (ed. CEO & Founder) accounts when I worked at the company Norepa over on Teglholm Allé. I then got in contact with Stine again, and we ended up making a deal, and now I’m here after a couple of conversations with Stine and the board.

What excites you about working here?

That there is a history of growth, and it’s exciting to be able to create some structure around it. I like that it is full speed ahead, and the process from thought to action is short.

How do you use your competencies at Learningbank?

I use my experience in accounting to get control of things quickly and to see where I can contribute and do something constructive in the future. And then I hope that I can also learn a lot of new things in Learningbank.

What can I always ask you about? 

Soccer. I’m a fan of FCK, and I have a good grip of especially Danish soccer. Otherwise, I have most recently bought tickets to both a gin and a port wine festival.

What can I never ask you about? 

I have no idea… reality tv, ballet… I pretty much have an opinion about everything so fire away.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

Winston Churchill – he could put on a brave fight even when things looked really bad. So I think he is quite inspiring.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I have finance and business background from the University of Southern Denmark and CBS, but my career has taken place abroad, where I felt into the tech-world. I worked for two companies, primarily in sales, but then I moved more and more to Customer Success, Relationship Management and Marketing. From my time abroad, I have learned that there is a lot of things you need to get used to as a Dane when it comes to culture. People are generally more laid back and take things more slowly but are at the same time more afraid of conflicts than back home. On the other hand, the time in the foreign tech world has given me a lot of knowledge and given me an insight that I can use in my future work. The last company where I worked have been growing rapidly. It started as a small startup and is now a unicorn company, so I now know pretty much every topic within the SaaS world, and I see that a definite advantage.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

Me finding Learningbank was a complete coincidence. I had quit my job in Ireland and had moved back to Denmark, and it was supposed to be for a short period of time as I wanted to take a break from my career and travel. But I was still curious about the job market in Denmark and whether I was missing out on something. I looked at different companies and positions, but nothing really spoke to me. Nevertheless, the last browser fan that I had open was Learningbank, and the first thing that I read was the description of the company, and I was hooked when I saw it was about learning and psychology. As it's both a personal interest and something that I have worked with before. I then saw that Learningbank was looking for a job profile which was spot on in regard to what I wanted to do. And then I had to debate whether it what something I wanted to pursue. And I did. I can always travel.

What excites you about working here?

I have so far experienced it as an agile company that changes things from day to day.  Bureaucracy doesn’t exist, and there is a lot of freedom, of course, with responsibility. You are allowed to experiment and discover what works together with a team that has the same mindset as I have. It is not just on paper; it actually happens in practice.

How do you use your competencies at Learningbank?

Right now, I’m about to figure out how the processes should be implemented and organized. We are working on expanding a new team and finding out how they should work together, both internally and with other teams. I also use my competencies within marketing, e.g., event marketing and traditional marketing like SEO, managing websites, etc.

What can I always ask you about? 

About a good workout, I’m a CrossFitter, you know. I also have a certification in diet and nutrition so you can ask me about anything within that subject. I actually took it for my own interest, but I can easily coach others. I also like neuromarketing – behavioral marketing and how people react in certain situations. Boybands! I can also always give you a travel guide to Ireland – I know everything about that green island.

What can I never ask you about? 

I know absolutely nothing about soccer and handball. I don’t know a lot about the more common types of sport. You shouldn’t ask me about beer and coffee either because I don’t drink that at all. I never did learn to become a proper adult.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

Mike Israetel. He is a diet and nutrition expert and has helped a lot of athletes with performing their very best, and he quite scientifically in his approach when it comes to being fit in a healthy way. He just cuts all the bullshit, and he has the proper research.

Ray Charles and Freddie Mercury because they both had really wild and exorbitant lives in two different time areas which could be fun to hear stories about. I will also like to dine with my grandmother. She was close to me and was a very determined lady. For example, she cut down a giant spruce tree with a motor saw by herself when she was 72 years. Enough said

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I have a master’s degree in Business Administration and Organizational Communication with specialization in marketing and PR from CBS. During my studies, I worked for the company Softworld, where I was part of creating a digital turnover, which became my way into the field. I have also worked as a Digital Marketing Manager at Lyngby Boldklub, and I come from the housing developer Bonava where I worked as a Digital Manager and later on as Content Lead where I was responsible for Denmark and Norway.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

I found Learningbank through LinkedIn.  I wanted to try something new, and I think that it sounded so great that I quickly sent an e-mail to John (ed. VP of Revenue).

What excites you about the thought of working here?

It excites me a lot to play a part in helping companies and people with developing themselves. I love that Learningbank faces an incredible development where I can put my mark on the marketing in a company that also place importance to the community and culture – it’s filled with positive energy here.

What can you contribute to Learningbank? 

I have always worked with driving lead generating digital marketing across channels and disciplines, and then I’m full of ideas and love to be creative when communicating and with the tools. Marketing today requires a lot, and I’m able to contribute with knowledge and a bunch of ideas across the disciplines, so the user gets value and Sales gets the leads that they need.

What do you look forward to working on? 

I look forward to working more with inbound marketing. It’s quite pivotal for B2B and for companies that want to create more value for their target group. We market much more on knowledge and focus on what keeps the target group awake at night.

What can I always ask you about? 

Anything, I’m always up for a cup of coffee and a talk.  My two geeky areas are karate and James Bond. I have been a fan of James Bond since he had a come-back with GoldenEye (I’m, of course, also a Nintendo 64 champion) and then I have trained karate since I was 10 years old. It’s an awesome and challenging training.

What can I never ask you about? 

I’m hopeless when it comes to DIY work.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

Walt Disney and Stan Lee or Stephen Covey. I would like to meet Walt Disney and Stan Lee because they have created these giant creative universes with characters and histories that we all love and have grown up with. It’s quite interesting. I would also like to meet Stephen Covey over a portion of chili con carne. His work on personal management self-development is really inspiring.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I have a BA in Danish (Literature, Language, and Media) and a Cand.mag. in journalism. Previously, I've been working with Internal Communication in Copenhagen Airport in their HR Department, as a PR Manager for a media festival, as a journalist for the Danish men’s magazine Euroman, and a lot of other position within the media - and communication area.  Furthermore, I have my own podcasting company, where I produce podcasts for media, organizations, and corporations when I’m not working in Learningbank.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

When I was working as a freelancer, John (VP of Revenue in Learningbank) got in touch with me through an online freelance platform, because he thought I had an interesting profile for the position as a part-time Content Manager. We met up, had a great talk, and the rest is history.

What do you love about working in Learningbank? 

There is so much I love about working in Learningbank, e.g. the great, passionate people, who have lots of ideas, and, furthermore, it is great to be a part of a company, which is so much on the rise, and that definitely affects the vibe through the office space.

How do you use your skills in Learningbank? 

I produce a lot of content (blogs, ebooks, videos) for our platforms, so I use my journalistic skills to make it as interesting and relevant as possible for our followers. Copywriting and SoMe is also a part of my job in the marketing department, and when we have press releases, and other messages, we have to get out in public, I also use my former skills within PR and my own network of journalists to get our messages out wide. Sometimes I help the LEA-department with sound editing, speaks, grammatical matters, and other communicative tasks.

What can I always ask you about? 

My favorite era in the history of literature, what podcasts to listen to, how to enjoy a great single malt whiskey from the district of Islay (Scotland), how to make a good vegetarian pizza, how Matilde likes her ice blend, and what yoga-position can comfortably twist and stretch your spine.

What can I never ask you about? 

Who’s participating in Tour de France this year, if I like DC Comics or Marvel the most, and when to stop drinking homemade ’kryddersnaps’.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

Two great diva-girls from the stage and screen: The Danish actress Johanne Luise Heiberg (1812-1890) and the American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962).

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I’m currently studying a master’s degree in International Business Communication and English at the University of Southern Denmark which I will finish this coming summer (2019). Yes, it’s a long way to Odense, about 2 ½ hours each way.  Before that, I studied at Aalborg University where I got my bachelor’s degree in International Business Communication and English with specialization in organization and management. During my bachelor’s degree, I had the opportunity to study abroad for one semester. I chose to study at San Diego State University, where I besides improving my English communication skills learned about marketing and advertising, which made me realize that this was what I wanted to work with, in the future.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

As part of my master’s degree, I was looking for an internship in marketing and communication. I’m a member of a Facebook group where people post about job or internship possibilities. I saw a post from Learningbank that they were looking for an intern in the marketing department, I thought it sounded interested and just what I had been looking for. So, I sent an application, meet with Matilde (ed. Marketing & Growth Specialist) for an interview about the internship which led to me being offered the position as Marketing and Growth Intern

What do you love about working in Learningbank? 

I love the energetic and young atmosphere and how we share knowledge and help each other across the departments. I also love how engaged everyone is in they work, whether they work with sales, coding, creating learning universes, etc.

How do you use your skills in Learningbank? 

I use my communication skills (both English and Danish) to write and proofread brochures, emails, SoMe posts or articles in marketing. Sometimes, I use my proficiency in English to help the other teams if they need a hand with a text in English.

What can I always ask you about? 

Where to find the best brunch places in Copenhagen, books if you like crime, thriller or chick flick, how to cook salmon best, where to stay and what to see in San Diego, and total superficially; Instagram-friendly photo spots.

What can I never ask you about? 

Soccer, handball – pretty much any type of sport, geography or the most logical way to get somewhere – Google Maps for the win!

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

Amy Schumer, Steven Seagal, and Dirch Passer.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I have no education besides from high school – many certifications but no education. Previously, I worked as Product Manager at Europe’s biggest Talent Management company Lumesse.  I was a product manager for performance management, where I build a platform up from scratch. I was responsible for workflows and development, traveled around the world and was responsible for 500 employees globally for 3 years. Before that I was Chief Consultant for Lumesse in Scandinavia for 1 year, and before I was a Senior Principal Consultant.  A mentor who taught new consultants. And before that, I was at IBM.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

Lumesse closed in Denmark, but I was the only employee, so I sat alone for 2½ years and traveled a lot. Every other week I was in Düsseldorf, Germany. But when you have seen the same hotel 400 times and can high five the receptionist, and they already have turned on the shower when you get arrive and sat the favorite cake out… that is not very motivating in the long run. I only gave 30 % of my potential in that position. A good friend made me aware of this flighty woman Stine (ed. CEO & Founder) who he thought I should drink coffee with. I had a long line of meetings with Stine before she gave me a job offer as a product manager, but I turned down the offer because I didn’t feel ready. I ended with sending her a long e-mail one and a half months later, where I wrote that I had gotten a little wiser and that I should be better at jumping out in something I don’t know. 10 minutes went by and then she called me and told that she had left a client meeting because she had fallen down the chair because of my e-mail, and now I’m VP of Product & Professional Services.

What do you love about working in Learningbank? 

My colleagues. It sounds old-fashioned, but this energy that young people have – that was completely missing in my former positions.  But here, people are so grotesquely dedicated to their work, and it’s fantastic to see. It’s an exciting journey to play a part in building something up, and in a couple of years, you can hopefully say that we are now 200 people. And we eat a lot of cake.

How do you use your skills in Learningbank? 

The most important is to ensure that people have the remedies they need to do their work tasks. I help with decomposing the tasks they are facing. I see that as the most important as a manager. I coach, counsel and direct a path. It’s about lifting the people in the team, and it takes that you set aside your ego.  Or else you are never pulling together, and I try to do that every day. Also, I tell myself that I have a strong ability to communicate a message on a stage.

What can I always ask you about? 

Old axes and restoration. I can tell what the difference is between French country axes and Danish country axes, and I’m also really good at rum and whiskey.  Travels! I have lived in 9 countries, and I love to travel. Or else you can ask me about everything, there is no question that I don’t want to listen to.

What can I never ask you about? 

Reality tv programs, stupid tv that should be removed from programming! Cricket – I have tried to play it, and I just don’t get it with three sticks and the ball that needs to be tipped over.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

H.P. Lovecraft, Churchill, Mitterand.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

With German roots but an interest in Danish education branches within the personnel area, I chose to get a degree in Educational Science and HR Management in Denmark’s two best cities Århus and Copenhagen. Concurrently with the degree, I worked in different companies like Gebr. Heinemann, A. Bischoff GmbH, the Red Cross, etc. where I gathered experience within HR, process optimization and business development.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

I was made aware of the company through a job posting in the HR management network at CBS. During my master’s degree, I had the opportunity to have my internship at Learningbank.  After the internship, I kept contact with the company where I then after my degree was offered a job.

What do you love about working in Learningbank? 

I prefer dynamic workplaces that optimize continually and listen to the need on the market. That is certain at Learningbank, as flat hierarchies and short lines of decision-making ensure agile work processes.

How do you use your skills in Learningbank? 

As a new graduate, I started at Learningbank first as an account manager then to grow into the role as a consultant. Today, almost 3 years after my start at Learningbank, I’m now a Senior Consultant in our Success team, where I beside implementing and advise customers, is co-responsible for the product development of our LMS system together with optimization of Learningbank’s internal processes.

What can I always ask you about? 

Are you searching for Scandinavia’s best ‘saunagus’ (ed. sauna aromatherapy), a place that serves good ‘Danish smørrebrød’, or are you in doubt about Bayern Münchens next line-up, then please ask me. I happily share the information over a cup of cappuccino - just not Mondays and Wednesdays after 5 pm because that's when soccer is being played.  

What can I never ask you about? 

Good German food…

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

Is it possible to choose restaurants instead?

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I’m originally educated as a web developer through Technical College, and I got my first job as an assistant web designer at an animal welfare organization. That job was then changed to an internship when I started to study to be a media graphic designer, but I decided to drop out halfway through and instead got a job as an UX/UI Designer at a fintech SaaS startup. After it closed down, unfortunately, I decided to follow the big dream about becoming self-employed “full-time freelancer”, but that didn’t go as planned at all, and it was really difficult to find enough work and customers to be able to make a living from it. I didn’t give up for almost a year where I build up both a network and portfolio with small assignments from Studenterhuset and Rejseplanen. But most of the time, I actually spent on working with and writing about my own personal projects about app design and user-friendliness. Because of that, I was offered a job as a designer at a little older SaaS company where I worked until I was let go, and instead, I got offered a job at Learningbank.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

I was actually already looking for a new job and had been in contact with other companies but didn’t really feel that there was a match. A colleague then told me that he had had an interview with a company called Learningbank and that they were really friendly and had a quite interesting product. So I thought: ”Okay, then I going to send an unsolicited application. You never know!” And then it turned out that they actually needed an extra designer, so I had an interview with Mark (ed. VP of Product & Professional Services). Mark seemed really friendly with a really great approach to management, and the chemistry was great, both at that meeting and the next one with more people from Learningbank. So I was really happy about saying yes to the position as Product Designer!

What excites you about working here?

I look forward to working a lot with learning, which is interesting in itself. I believe in the trend about the workforce of the future looks different than we have been used to and that it is important that we include a new approach to learning in it. People work fewer and fewer years in the same company and more change jobs if they don’t feel that they are developing enough or are not thriving. I know that from myself when I felt that I had gotten stuck in my job. And from a more geekery perspective, I think that gamification is interesting to work with – especially because I love to play video games myself.

How do you use your competencies at Learningbank?

I’m primarily going to make interface design to the platform, which is user-centered. It means that it focusses a lot on the good user experience based on the real world and its real people. I listen to customer and user needs and to the company’s vision and mission and try to find a correlation between these for the design and product in collaboration with my new colleagues and preferably across departments. I also really like to generate ideas and innovate products and think about: where can the product create more value and make the workday easier or a bit more fun? And then I have to make sure that the design gets at lift and is going to look super great! 🔥🚒🚨

What can I always ask you about? 

Computer games – but only to PC and preferably RPG (Role Playing Games), e.g., the Dragon Age, Fallout, Witcher, Mass Effect, and Elder Scrolls series. I almost don’t want to think about how many hours or months I have spent on playing these games. But I actually believe that you learn a lot about yourself when you play roleplay because you have to make some choices that often reflect the person you are. And I really like cats. Yep! Crazy cat lady – guilty as charged. I have two cats, a big male cat called Anton, which is a white and brown spotted cat. And the other one is called Sonja aka. “The Russian Rocket” as we call her because she is a little red kitten. You can always see a picture of a cat or 500 over at my station.

What can I never ask you about? 

FIFA, online games, and anything similar to it is a big no (Fallout 76 and Elder Scrolls Online). I couldn’t care less about soccer and generally most sports unless it is martial arts like MMA or boxing. But not anything involving balls.  In the gym class, I always got the ball in the head – no matter if it was rounders or dodgeball, it happened every time. You shouldn’t ask me for directions because my sense of direction barely exists.  I was out walking with my assigned Learningbank buddy the other day, and I managed to get completely confused about where we were even though the office building was just a bit further ahead in the horizon. Meh  🤷‍♀️.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

Marilyn Manson who I listened to a lot as a teenager because he taught me that it is okay to be different – no matter what other people are thinking or saying. He is super intelligent and has written a fascinating biography which I’m currently reading, and then his music is quite political and skeptical towards society and religion (mainly in the USA). Marilyn Manson almost invented the term ”Shock-Rock” in his time, so I think that he can definitely tell a great story or several!

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

Learningbank is my first job within coding. Before that my focus was on education together with various jobs as bartender/waiter which have given me great experience in customer service

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

I have been with Learningbank from the beginning and even before that, when it was stilled called BusinessPower. I had to have a 3 months internship, and then I saw a post on LinkedIn about a company that was looking for an intern. After the interview with Stine, she thought that I sounded like a really interesting person, and we made a deal.  

When the 3 months were over, she had become so happy with me that she couldn’t do without me and I was offered a permanent position, and after almost 4 years I’m still here.

What do you love about working in Learningbank? 

What I love most about Learningbank are my colleagues. Our teamwork and the chemistry we have are supreme. We work really well together across departments, and we exploit really well each other’s strengths. 

Another thing that I love about working here is the influence you can have on the company’s future – if you have great ideas you can with certainty know that you will be heard, and the idea will be taken into consideration – and who knows, maybe even also carried out. The development and welfare of employees are placed high on Learningbank’s priority list – both professionally but also personally. 

So what’s not to love about Learningbank.

How do you use your skills in Learningbank? 

All the feedback and great ideas we get from the customers and internally are gathered, and in collaboration with our product manager, designer, developer, we create the best and most intuitive solutions for our customers. 

As a front-end developer, I play a part in incorporating and developing the designs in our platform. Here is my love for design and user-friendliness really an advantage. I also play a part in making sure that we use the best technology and looking into what the next step is regarding improving our platform.

What can I always ask you about? 

Coding of course and then I love to play computer games, so that is also a great way to start a conversation. Besides that, I have a really big interest in the Japanese culture, especially feudal Japan.

What can I never ask you about? 

It’s not always an easy question to answer, but if we are going to have a conversation going and not just a one-way dialogue, you should probably avoid talking about politics and soccer.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

Marilyn Manson, Miyamoto Musashi, Amy Lee, Gabriel Iglesias, and my granddad. And not necessarily all at the same time.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I have a degree in Multimedia Design and Communication, and I finished a bachelor’s degree in Web Development from KEA in 2016. That was by the way why I moved to Denmark, as I’m originally from Iceland. After that, I was an intern at Napp, and they were so happy for me that they chose to hire me. I was with them for three years.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

A headhunter contacted me on LinkedIn and told me about Learningbank, even though I wasn’t looking for a job. But I could feel that I needed a change and was open to working in a company of a different size. At my interview with Mark, I had a really good feeling about the company and an even better feeling when I met some of the people from the Development team, Olaf and Carsten.

What excites you about the thought of working here?

There is a really relaxed atmosphere here, and there are also a lot of cool benefits. The Development team is also bigger than what I’m used to, and I think that is cool because I get to exchange ideas and discuss issues with people who do the same as me. Because before I worked alone. I have also met the big boss Stine and really liked her mindset. It’s similar to my own.

What can you contribute to Learningbank? 

I can share my knowledge with the team, suggest new possibilities and get the platform up to date with the newest technology. I’m also super excited about learning more about the technology that is being used already.

What do you look forward to working on? 

I look forward to updating the technology and learning more about the people here. I wasn’t as social at my former work, so I’m pretty excited about being here. I was also very surprised about Learningbank having a buddy system where you get a buddy from a different department, and I think that is really cool.

What can I always ask you about? 

Programming of course! And working with websites and development of business ideas. I really love music too, and I’m very fond of sitting in my basement at home and play the guitar with my three-year-old soon. You can also always talk to me about American politics and how stupid they are.

What can I never ask you about? 

When it comes to sales jargon, I’m out. But other than that I’m really open and curious and will always have a good discussion with people.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

James Dean – he is really cool.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I have worked at DR the last 4.5 years, where I mostly worked as a Frontend Developer on dr.dk. I worked primarily on the news-related products and enjoyed being part of some really exciting products with an interface to a lot of the Danish users. Before DR, I have been involved in different startups where I for example created development and UX design for the record label company Tigerspring and for Airtame, which produces a wireless dongle that you can easily connect to your TV. And before that, I studied IT and management at CBS.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

I got a phone call from a headhunter who told me about Learningbank. I thought it sounded interesting because I have always been interested in learning. When you are a developer, then the smallest part of the job is coding while the biggest part is actually to learn how things work together, so the best quality you can have is to be good at learning. To learn and to teach often go hand in hand, and I’m therefore voluntary mentor in an organization called Hack Your Future where I teach refugees and immigrants in programming. I have previously worked as a training teacher at CBS and have taught piano and music production. So overall, I think that Learningbank’s mission validates my interest in teaching and learning quite well. So, when I met Mark (ed. VP of Product & Professional Services) and the developers at the interview, it quickly became clear that it was a good match.

What excites you about working here?

Some of what made me wanting something else is that when you work at a big place like DR, you quickly get caught in a niche where it's expected that you find it interesting to specialize more in-depth in the same assignments. At Learningbank, I hope that I more easily can come into play as a generalist and be challenged in more ways with more varied tasks. I also see it as a big plus that Learningbank has people employed with different backgrounds, but who all are enthusiastic about learning as I am.

How do you use your competencies at Learningbank?

I use my competences from development and UX, but because I have studied at CBS, I can also contribute to a lot of knowledge about management and how you work smarter and gain better results in teams.

What can I always ask you about? 

Music – then I’m talking for at least a couple of hours. I restore and collect old keyboard instruments from the '60s and '70s. It is nice to come home and work with something physical and mechanical when you have looked at a screen all day. I’m also started to take pictures again as it has been a hobby that has been on the shelves for a couple of years. I write and produce music which I release on my Instagram account, and the target is to increase the quality of the content I publish by, e.g., recording some better videos.

What can I never ask you about? 

Sport in general. It would also be foolish to ask me about makeup tips.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

My musical idol Esbjörn Svensson. He has created a musical universe where jazz meets rock, electronica, and classical music. He is phenomenal.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I have worked with accounting software, where I handled the infrastructure that processed the company’s financial information, invoices, bills, and so forth. Before that, I was studying a master’s degree in Cyber Security, and during my degree, I worked for a company called Ida Institute, where I helped make an app for them. They are a hearing aid company, and I was making an app, which has been launched by now, to help doctors better diagnose children, because children have some trouble explaining what’s wrong. I have also worked for a company that makes satellite pictures of crops to help farmers check on the harvest. So, instead of the farmer having to check on the crops physically if I remember correctly, light emission is used to check on them. If the plants are black in the picture that means they are fine because they absorb the light, if they are not black, we have a problem because that zone over there is not working probably.  Prior to that, I was in my native island where I was making some infrastructure for a governmental company, and some freelance jobs.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

I talked to a recruiter – we had an interview over the phone – where I said:” This I what I want to do and this is what I like to do” and then he put me in touch with Mark (ed. VP of Product & Professional services ) and I was like: “This sounds like a good business, let’s do that”.

What excites you about the thought of working here?

It’s kind of a mix of both worlds that I really like, which are gaming and programming. So the fact that I can do one but still influence the other one – and hopefully in the future do something that directly correlates between them, is something I really want to do. I never wanted to work for a full-blown gaming company; I always wanted something in the middle. And I think Learningbank just fits exactly in this situation plus it also allows me to get more technical experience in the things I worked with before, so bonus, bonus, bonus, bonus, all around.

What can you contribute to Learningbank? 

At the moment I do backend tasks: handling servers, data, information, and fixing bugs here and there. At some point for sure, I can do other things, like in my previous work I can jump from backend to frontend, to do more visual stuff as well. It depends on the needs of the company, how many people we have and if we can actually do it or not, or if there is a need for it.

What do you look forward to working on? 

A major update on the infrastructure that we have in mind. It’s something I really want to make from scratch, for most of the services that I have worked with, they already had the big infrastructure made. But we are going to make a big infrastructure change, and I really look forward to being part of that and learn a bit more because I never actually did it because it already had been made.

What can I always ask you about? 

Movies, series, video games, cultures around the world, some fields of music – any rock-related, science, and tech stuff – pretty much anything in tech.

What can I never ask you about? 

The current state of my country’s politics. Something I don’t want to talk about, it’s just really depressing. And maybe talking about the Kardashians.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

Either Nikolai Tesla, because of what he has done, and he didn’t get the treatment he deserved, unfortunately, or the creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds. Or maybe I would really like to give a pat on the back to a man called Dennis Ritchie, who was the inventor of c language programming which is literally responsible for every single jump we made. He was the one who actually allowed technology to evolve the way it did and most of the TVs and stuff like that we have today are still made in c language programming. It was one of the first languages that actually allowed people to create stuff. The problem is that he died at the same time as Steve Jobs, so nobody actually cares about him, unfortunately. It’s kind of sad, but I think he must have been a phenomenal man to meet and talk with.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank?
I have an AP degree in Computer Science from EASJ (ZIBAT) in Roskilde, with my electives being: Security, Game Development & IoT.
Prior to this, I served as a private in the Danish defense (Army).

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank?

While I was still studying, I began looking for job opportunities, so that I hopefully could have a job to jump right into, once I was finished with my exams. One day my teacher came to me and asked how my job search went. He mentioned that he knew someone who could use a developer with my level of commitment and talent. After a couple of talks with him, I then received the phone number of the former interim CTO of Learningbank. Some days after my exams, I came to a job interview and was hired.

What do you love about working in Learningbank?

It's amazing that you can see the progress and development that our individual work does for Learningbank, it's a huge motivational factor. We have a lot of interdisciplinary processes and projects that involve several of our departments, which help create a unique collaboration among us.
Most of all I'm happy to work in Learningbank because I have some amazing colleagues who are always happy and accommodating!

How do you use your skills in Learningbank?

As part of Learningbanks development department, I am responsible for maintaining and developing new features for our learning platform. Personally, I primarily focus on developing our backend services, handling and maintaining databases, etc.
Depending on the task at hand, I draw knowledge from a wide range of competencies, to understand and solve the problem. Because my work involves many aspects of programming and computers, I constantly learn new things and acquire new skills as well.

What can I always ask you about?

Computers, IT and various other nerdy stuff… Anything at all, really? I don’t bite!

What can I never ask you about?

Sport and policy related questions, two topics I just barely keep myself up to date with.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?

J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephen Hawking & Leonard Nimoy 🖖

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank?

I am a Software Development student at Kea, Learningbank is the first software-related job I had. Before coming to LB, I have gained experience doing personal and school projects, I also had a part-time job as a chef assistant at a small restaurant.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank?

I was looking for a job where I could expand my knowledge and help build a high-quality platform. Learningbank was the perfect match, as a startup company looking to expand. Learningbank looks for young and dedicated people, being the perfect place to start and build a career.

What do you love about working in Learningbank?

Being part of a young and dedicated community with a unified team, always looking for new challenges. I am excited to contribute to a platform that focuses on learning experiences.

How do you use your skills in Learningbank?

I help develop the platform, creating new, or improving the existing features that it offers.

What can I always ask you about?

Which tv series to watch, best food in my home country (Romania).

What can I never ask you about?

I would probably say football since I have no interest in this sport.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?

Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Albert Einstein.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank?

Before working at Learningbank, I was employed at Kvickly, where I was in the kiosk area. This included selling the goods present there as well as managing the whole sales area. In terms of education, I have a BSc in Digital Media and Design from the IT-University of Copenhagen

How did you find/get in touch with learningbank?

My friend, and now coworker, Emil referred me

What do you love about working in Learningbank?

The people and the overall atmosphere present at Learningbank is amazing. There is a near perfect mix of professionalism and fun. Furthermore, I like the tasks given to me and the flexibility as I am able to get new kinds of tasks if I begin to find some of what I do a bit stale, i.e. there is room for progression.

How do you use your skills in Learningbank?

Being systematic, having an understanding of how users might interact with software as well as having knowledge of programming logic is probably the skills I use most throughout my different work tasks.
When testing software for different bugs, it is very useful to deal with the task at hand in a very systematic way as to make sure that you try as many different sets of inputs as possible. This way, there is a bigger chance of actually discovering if a bug is present, or finding the actual combination that causes the bug.
Having an understanding of how users would use the user interface of a system allows me to quickly gauge what should be given the highest priority when testing something new in the system. It also helps in identifying if something in the system could be optimized to further increase user experience.
Lastly, having some knowledge of programming logic allows me to set up different kinds of automatic tests in an efficient and easily understandable way.

What can I always ask you about?

You can always ask me about what the newest hottest sneaker is, what my current ranking is in the game Heroes of The Storm, and what the next big electronic music concert is in CPH.

What can I never ask you about?

Soccer, or football, or whatever you want to call it. It just doesn’t click with me.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, probably better known as the electronic music duo called Daft Punk. Growing up, I heard their productions a lot, and they have greatly influenced my taste in music and the music that I listen to today. Dining with them would be a big experience for me.

What experiences have I made before coming to Learningbank?

The day I came to Learningbank was during my second year of my bachelor’s degree. So, my prior experiences were very thinly related to either IT or learning in general. Examples include café line-cook and cashier at 7-eleven. However, what I’ve experienced during my time in Learningbank, was that no matter my prior experiences, there was always something I could use in my work at Learningbank. For example, my experience from 7-eleven came in handy, when I engaged with a piece of digital learning related to 7-eleven. I have now been with Learningbank for over 2 years.

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank?

I stumbled across Learningbank when someone linked the job posting on social media. I had no prior knowledge of Learningbank beforehand, but at the same time knew I wanted to work within a smaller business, which made it a great match.

What do you love about working in Learningbank?

It might sound corny, but I really believe Learningbank can provide two things. Firstly, I think that Learningbank as a company, allows your ideas to be heard. Learningbank’s agile way of handling ideas or inputs makes you feel like you matter, instead of it dying in a pile of
bureaucracy and compliance. Secondly, I really think the social atmosphere is something great and unique.

How do you use your skills in Learningbank?

In Learningbank I use a wide variety of skills in several contexts. For example, I use my technical knowledge to ensure our ideas are aligned with the capabilities of our tech stack, or I use my design knowledge to guide and explore such ideas.

What can I always ask you about?

You can always ask me about deadlifting technique. Or Japanese chef-knives.

What can I never ask you about?

I will have a hard time explaining the proof behind how gradient descents helps point towards a correct weight in machine learning. Or just calculus in general.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?

I think Hunter S. Thompson would be a lot of fun.

What experiences have you made before coming to Learningbank? (Former jobs and education) 

I have been self-employed since 2009, and before that, I was Customer Management Chief at BoConcept.

When I became self-employed, I received my first CVR number from the entrepreneur school at Niels Brock (Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Design).

How did you find/get in touch with Learningbank? 

The first wish was to optimize companies and organizations, so we don’t waste people’s time. Besides, my first company was game-based, so that’s why these two mindsets work well together. Subsequently, Learningbank and Learningbank’s purpose have changed along the way with the people who have joined.

What do you love about working in Learningbank? 

I love the seriousness we have when it comes to learning; I love that we dare to challenge what exists and I love that we play a part in affecting people’s possibilities to become even better than they were yesterday. Then I love the possibilities in that the entire world is our playground. And I love to do it together with all the people at Learningbank.

How do you use your skills in Learningbank? 

I try to see possibilities instead of limitations, and then I try to at the same time to keep the focus on the goal which can seem paradoxical. I help the customers with creating the visions they have or the ones they didn’t know they had. And then I use my crazy head to challenge both internally and externally.

What can I always ask you about? 

Food and drink, especially gin and wine, and the small dishes –everything from tapas to sushi. Overall, I love Italy.

What can I never ask you about? 

Baking… I think it’s really nice, and I like to eat it, but that dough, it’s way too sticky. I can bake a pie, but that’s because the dough is rolled. But you can always talk to me about everything, even if I don’t know anything about it – I’m still going to have an opinion about it anyway.

Who do you want to dine with – dead or alive?  

My grandmother. And Michelle Obama because I’m counting on that she is going to be the first female American president. And then of course Einstein.