Founder and CEO
Eistein Fosli's utilitarian solutions for resource optimization, IT cost efficiency, and strategic organizational management have paved the way for the success of Open iT, Inc. The company's decade-long position as a market leader is a product of his rich experience: theoretical knowledge gained through a Master of Science in Informatics from the University of Oslo, combined with 10 years of operational support and training as consultant for Statoil, Hydro, Shell and Telenor. Eistein is a dedicated company founder and executive who provides valuable guidance on software development and contributes to business development.
Signe Marie Stenseth
Signe Marie Stenseth has been the driving force of Open iT Sales Team since 2000. Her tireless dedication to serving our customers has contributed significantly to the company's growth. Prior to joining Open iT, she worked in the oil and gas sector, and was an advisor to the Norwegian Government and the EU Commission in Brussels. Signe holds an MBA from NHH (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration), with additional studies in Economics from the University of Mannheim in Germany and College of Europe in Belgium.
Borgar Olsen has played a key role in Open iT product development since its inception. He previously served as Lead Developer, which allowed him to plan, execute, and follow up on customer installations. He was also responsible for systems development in various languages, including Perl and C++. Borgar had participated in infrastructure consulting engagements for Hydro, Telenor, and Postal Bank, as well as development assignments for Statoil and Saga Petroleum. Borgar wrote his thesis on Programming Language Design for his master’s degree at the University of Oslo’s Computer Science Department, where he also used to teach.
Laddy Mhay Ayala
Laddy Mhay Ayala is committed to managing and supporting the team as the Development Manager. She ensures that technical projects are completed accurately and on time, and that the team is capable of working as efficiently as possible to achieve its goals. She also assembles and manages software developers working on specific projects, approves work estimates, and evaluates progress. Laddy holds a BS Computer Science degree from the University of the Philippines – Los Baños, Laguna.
Technical Support Manager
Allan Vendiola is a practical, hands-on Support Manager with a business programming background. While working for Intel in Manila, he acquired skills using C++ in a Unix environment. And as a business owner, he furthered his work experience in software development and database management, as he provided backend support. He is dedicated in providing quality customer support, and his results-oriented management of the Open iT Support Team ensures customer satisfaction. Allan has a technical degree in Electronics Technology from the Meralco Foundation Institute in Pasig, Manila.
President, Open iT Japan
Koichi Ohashi became President of Open iT Japan in September 2021 with a special focus on expanding Open iT’s business in Japan. Prior to joining Open iT, Koichi was a Director for Daikin Industries, Ltd., a Japanese multinational air conditioning manufacturing company headquartered in Osaka, Japan. Koichi gained extensive knowledge and experience in leading software development, go-to-market strategy and sales management as the head of the Daikin Comtec department which he led for several years. Koichi holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Fukui where he wrote a treatise on image recognition.
Director of Sales, Latin America
Tomas Gyarfas has worked in the IT industry for over 30 years in many capacities including Sales Director, Territory Manager, Managing Director and has worked closely with clients from various industries. He is passionate about helping businesses save money and become more productive through the use of technology. He has extensive experience in consultative sales. Tomas is an Electronic Engineer from the Universidad Simon Bolivar (USB) in Caracas, has a master's degree in Finance from UNIMET, and has participated in university extension programs, including the Accelerated Development Program at Rice University, and the Executive Program at IESA.
Director of Sales, USA
Chaim Lederman is a highly respected sales and marketing professional and has more than 15 years of experience in sales cycle management, account management, business development, and global sales strategy development. Prior to joining Open iT as the Director of Sales, USA, he contributed greatly to his previous company, leaving a solid record of accomplishments as its VP of Sales for 10 years. He also has a solid technical background and has worked at companies such as IBM, Dynatek Automation, and McAfee Inc. Chaim holds a BA in Computer Science and Statistics from the Tel Aviv University.
Director of Strategic Accounts
Chen Shifrin has a proven track record of success as an established sales professional in the software industry. After working as a Clinical Trial Manager in Teva Pharmaceuticals, Chen built her expertise in the field of engineering software license management. For over 9 years, she developed her skills in global channel sales, direct enterprise sales and business development, and consistently delivered excellent service to her customers. Chen holds a master’s degree in Human/Medical Genetics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Data Scientist - Lead Advisor
Tom Rosenwinkel began his career as a full-time math professor for five years, launching courses in many areas of Applied Mathematics for growing private university. He then gained experience leading and coordinating support teams and software engineering projects for five years at the largest EMR provider in the US. He applies his research, teaching, leading, and implementing skills as the Chief Data Scientisti at Open iT, where he is the owner and lead developer for the LicensePredictor module.