Elevera Advisers (Elevera AB) is a Swedish registered limited corporation (organisational no. 556160-7481) founded in 2006 by Thorgeir Einarsson. The company is based in Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden.
Elevera Advisers is a professional services practice offering management consulting and strategic advisory services in areas of fund raising and M&A to clients globally.
Elevera Advisers offers services through its own principals, consultants and associates, primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area and London, UK.
CEO & Founder
The founder of Elevera Advisers, Thorgeir Einarsson, has created and built tech and educational companies in Europe, US, Asia and Africa for the last 30 years.
Thorgeir has been an entrepreneur mainly within the technology industry, started off developing and marketed innovative software solutions in the areas of supply chain & logistics and business process management.
Thorgeir has since developed business solutions and go-to-market strategies for various industries specifically within cybersecurity, mobile apps, e-commerce, financial services, medical simulation and e-learning.
Einarsson co-founded Qiva Inc. (formerly TTSI Ltd) in 1988 – a leading provider of global logistics and transportation software with head quarters in London and San Francisco (acquired by TradeBeam in 2003 and today part of Aptean).
Einarsson also co-founded Categoric Software Corp. in 1997 – the author of the industry first Business Activity Monitoring and Event Alerting Platforms (Xalerts), with head quarters in Palo Alto, CA (acquired by CDC Software in 2009 and today part of Aptean).
Thorgeir has also served as VP of International for Sendmail Inc. (Emeryville, CA), the leading email security and infrastructure provider during 2003-2005.
Thorgeir Einarsson is the founder and CEO of Afriversity Trust, a non-profit organization providing practical support and mentorship for African entrepreneurs. Afriversity’s mission is to create a new breed of world-class, socially responsible, global entrepreneurs that will help Africa prosper in the new millennium. More information on afriversity.org.
Thorgeir holds a BSc from University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Sean Salehi – Managing Director, San Francisco Bay Area
Sean Salehi is Elevera’s associate partner in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sean is also the founder and Managing Director of SAI, a San Francisco Bay Area privately held company providing strategic guidance, technology innovation and direction, market development, interim management and mergers and acquisitions services for emerging and established technology companies. Since 1982, Mr. Salehi has been developing, marketing and implementing leading technology solutions for various industries specifically retail, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, distribution, ecommerce and financial services.
Mr. Salehi brings over twenty years of global experience in the areas of corporate management, strategic and financial planning, P&L, startup and turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, e-commerce, product management, product development, R&D, management information systems, ASP operations and supply chain.
Salehi has served as Senior Vice President of Global Products for QRS Corporation managing a $65M line of software business, where he was the driving force behind the QRS vision for the retail and CPG supply chain overseeing R&D, product management, ASP operations and information technology infrastructure for the company. Inovis acquired QRS in 2004.
Prior to joining QRS, Salehi was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Fair Isaac, a software and services company serving the financial services industry based in San Rafael, Calif. His career also includes ten years with Hewlett-Packard, where he advised Fortune 500 companies on information technology strategies, as well as CIO positions at MagneTek Inc., a $2B global manufacturer of electrical and electronics products, and Cypress Semiconductor, a $700M global manufacturer of Semiconductor products.
Salehi holds an MBA from Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from California State University at Northridge.