Kurt Nielsen, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, Partner

Kurt combines Economics and Information Management in developing innovative it-services and businesses. He hold a PhD in Business Economics and did combined graduate studies at the University of Copenhagen, University of Toronto and UC Berkeley. He co-founded Partisia, and Sepior,  and functions as CEO of Partisia along side a parttime position as Associate Professor at University of Copenhagen.

Peter F. Frandsen
Chief Technology Officer, Partner

Peter has 20 years of experience in the software development industry where he worked as a developer and a manager of both projects and people in danish companies such as Vestas, Dansk Supermarked and Rambøll Management Consulting. Since 2017 he has worked with developing solutions based on advanced cryptographic technology in Partisia and Secata making ZK computations feasible in real world scenarios. He also serves as external examiner for the computer sciences in Denmark.

Jakob Illeborg Pagter, PhD
ChIef Technology Officer Sepior, Partner

Jakob works on creating innovative security solutions based on applied cryptography. He was formerly the head of the Security Lab at Danish research institute Alexandra Instituttet and is the co-founder of Partisia and Sepior. Jakob holds a PhD in computer science from Aarhus University and is a member of the Danish Council for IT Security as well as the committee for it security at the Confederation of Danish Industry.

Ivan Damgård, Professor
Chief Cryptographer, Partner

Ivan is professor and head of the research group in cryptography at Aarhus University. Ivan is co-founder of Cryptomathic, Partisia and Sepior. He is one of the top cited and publishing researchers in cryptography, is a fellow of the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research), and received the 2015 RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics.

Chief cryptographic system designeR, Partner

Jesper is Professor in Computer Science at Aarhus University and also one of the co-founders of Partisia and Sepior. He is one of the top cited and publishing researchers in secure multiparty computation. Jesper’s primary research areas are secure multiparty computation, distributed consensus, and universal composability.

CLAUDIO ORLANDI, Associate Professor
Chief cryptographic protocol designer, Partner

Claudio is Associate Professor in Computer Science at Aarhus University  and co-founder of Partisia Infrastructure. He is a leading researcher on secure multiparty computation and zero-knowledge protocols. Claudio has a broad interest in the theory and practice of cryptographic protocols, with a focus on efficient constructions of advanced cryptographic primitives, threshold cryptography, privacy-preserving technologies, theory and practice of cryptographic protocols.

PETER BOGETOFT, Professor, Dr. Merc.
Chief Economist, Partner

Peter is professor in Management Science and Micro Economics at Copenhagen Business School. He has extensive experience within consultancy from numerous projects within European and US industries and governments on incentives, contracting, regulation, auctions and benchmarking.

Principial Engineer, Partner

Primary software developer within advanced cryptography and zero knowledge. Emil has engineered all of the recent protocols developed in Partisia including the MACE protocol as well as the core of the privacy blockchain infrastructure.

Senior Software Developer

Experienced Senior Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. Esbens experience and capabilities have been fundamental in Parrtisia’s solutions where he ensures both visual and technical quality. Esben has worked in all parts of the software stack all the way from protocol implementation to user interface implementation.

Senior Software Developer

Passionate software developer with a broad experience. He has great analytical skills and will come up with a simple and solid solutions to complex problems. Jesenko contributes to eagerly to technical projects and works in a plethora of languages, including rust, the latter is used for implementing performance critical applications.

Jesenko has implemented network stacks in java, spdz lowgear in Rust and type script Mace frontend.

Senior Software Developer

Software developer focusing on developing solutions based on cryptographic protocols and techniques. Martin has implemented both zero knowledge proofs as well as other protocols, with a strong interest in exploring the inner workings and usages of MPC, he has worked in all relevant fields. Martin is a core developer on Partisia Blockchain.

Cryptographic engineer

Software developer with extensive experience implementing fast secure multiparty protocols focusing on machine learning. Anders holds a PhD in cryptography from Aarhus University where the research focus was efficient and practical solutions that utilize secure multiparty computation protocols for machine learning tasks.

Software Developer

Casper has extensive experience and interest in developing software application. Casper will be our lead expert in establishing and maintaining the governance layer on the Partisia blockchain

Software Developer

Joseph is graduate from Aarhus University with a Master’s Degree, Joseph’s specialization is working with eliptic curve His education reflects a passion for facing challenges and finding answers using raw symbols and numbers.

Joseph is extending his expertise within software development and  the area of applied Cryptography.


Bjarne brings a broad range of expertise and experience to the Partisia family. Based on an agile mindset he is committed to develop software systems that provides user and business value.

He has experience with IT startups and UX consultancy work for danish and international companies. With skills in interaction design, project management and Frontend development, he is good at collaborating with different stakeholders and facilitating development processes.

He is passionate about developing high performance agile teams. With experience in electrical engineering, music and as a former associate professor in multimedia and computer science, he thrives in environments with creativity, learning and applied science.


Cryptographic engineer

Tue is an experienced software developer with a Master’s Degree from Aarhus University specializing in cryptography. Tue has worked professionally with software development for more than 5 years from different angles.

Tue has previously worked on cryptographic solutions for banking systems and other, similar cryptographic solutions and brings these capabilities to work on the Partisia Blockchain.

Senior Software Developer

Allan is a seasoned software developer who has a long history in many different project. He is currently building applications for privacy preserving statistical analysis instilling Privacy by design into our systems.

His capabilities range in the field of software development over  Multi Party Computations (MPC), DevOps, CI/CD, Domain Driven Design and REST.

Allan’s passion is to design SOLID software with high standards for code quality and has high ambitions for the software we are shipping

Technical Writer

Is passionate about translating esoteric technical information into the human tongue. As technical writer his work consists of making core concepts and technologies of Partisia more widely known and understood. Kristian helps node operators and external developers through documentation to gain access to the many exciting features and new opportunities presented by Partisia’s privacy blockchain technology.


Software Developer

Software Developer with a solid background in programming language theory and compiler implementation which Jon shown in his background as a MSc from Aarhus University. Jon will be part of the core language team where he will ensure Partisia’s various language backends are usable, robust, and performant.

Senior Software Developer, Partner

Tomas is an expert in application of secure multiparty computation (MPC). Tomas has specialized on matematical programming useing MPC e.g. Linear Programming (LP Problems). He is co-founder of Partisia and has worked with designing and implementing MPC protocols for advanced benchmarking. Privious work includes an position as assistant professor in cryptography at University of Aarhus.


Janus is an expert in application of secure multiparty computation and secure computation in general. Janus has been working as senior security architect at the Alexandra Institute prior to joining Sepior. Janus received the PhD degree from Aarhus University in 2009. Janus is the author of a number of fun iOS applications.

Senior Software Developer, Partner

Dan is an expert in application of secure multiparty computation (MPC). He was part of the team developing the first implementation of practical used MPC. He is co-founder of Partisia and Sepior, were he has worked with innovation, design, architecture and implementation in the domain of MPC. Previous work includes the Alexandra Institute where he e.g. helped companies adopt new cryptographic solutions.

Senior Software Developer, Partner

Thomas has 10 years of experience with software architecture and applied cryptography. He holds a PhD in computer science from Aarhus University. Thomas is co-founder of Partisia and Sepior and works full-time as software developer in the Partisia spinout Sepior. Prior to this Thomas worked at the Alexandra Instituttet where he helped companies adopt new cryptographic solutions.