New management team gears up to take Clavister to the next level

With new Vice Presidents for Sales, Marketing and Communications, Operations and new Directors of Product Management and People and Culture, the company gears up for a more reactive and effective management.

Clavister’s (Nasdaq: CLAV) President and CEO John Vestberg announced a series of key appointments to the management team of Clavister, a move that will create a more agile and responsive group to instill operational excellence, growth ambitions and a more customer-centric business.

On top of the recent news of Andreas Åsander as the new Vice President of Enterprise Sales and Erik Engström as Vice President of Global Service Provider Sales, new positions stated today include Håkan Wallberg who assumes the role of Vice President of Operations, leveraging his knowledge of deep customer understanding from his time as a director at global consulting firm CGI.

Sam Coleman becomes the new Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications with a strong emphasis on revenue and lead generation derived from marketing actions. His experience includes working in the executive MARCOMM team at Heineken International in Amsterdam as well as for Hearst International in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Mikael Nilsson—formerly in charge of customer program management—becomes the new Director of Product Management.

Mikael Olsson, who was instrumental in writing the original code of Clavister´s core software product and has been heading the Clavister Security Team since 2016, becomes the new CTO, a role that will help create future innovations as well as current rigor in the product offerings.

Finally, Henrik Olsén, a key driver in Clavister’s operations, is the new Director of People and Culture, a role that will accentuate the company’s belief that people are not a human resource but human capital and talent.

“I think building a focused team of highly talented managers and professionals with a strong accountability culture in their DNA—armed clear KPIs and goals—is the key to our success. I’m delighted that these individuals have the same passion I do to take us to the next level, for customer value and expanding our market share,” states John Vestberg of the structure.  

For more information please conatct:

Sam Coleman, VP of marketing and Communications
46(0)76 336 0116

About Clavister

Clavister is a leading security provider for fixed, mobile and virtual network environments. Its award-winning solutions give enterprises, local and federal governments, cloud service providers and telecoms operators the highest levels of protection against current and new threats, and unmatched reliability.  The company was founded in Sweden in 1997, with its solutions available globally through its network of channel partners.  Clavister is a member of Intel’s Network Builders program (, a cross-industry initiative.


About Us

Clavister is a network security vendor delivering a full range of network security solutions for both physical and virtualized environments. Our network security solutions are used by a wide range of organizations throughout the world, including mobile and network security solutions for large enterprises, cloud service providers and telecom operators. Our product portfolio demonstrates world-class performance, flexibility and robustness. We continue to innovate and pioneer new and exciting areas in network security. Our Clavister product line is available both as hardware and virtual appliances. Each appliance series offers the same award-winning Clavister functionality and gives you the ultimate choice in selecting the right network security solution for your needs. This is a direct result of our constant drive to bring out innovative network security features and products to the market. Founded in 1997, Clavister has a proven track record of providing innovative solutions and leading edge security design.