Putting the fun in finance!

I want to help people like you and me to a better financial life. Bricknode does this by bringing new financial services to the market. We do this through our cloud based platform and ecosystem where partners who have the same values and beliefs as us can participate.

Ever since I traded my first stock I have been fascinated by the technicalities of financial markets. In 1998, at the age of 21, I started learning everything I could about technical analysis of the global stock markets and started a company that sold stock market research.

I quickly used my computer skills to build automated trading systems and my own testing software to try to beat the markets. I had great success in the US stock and futures markets and went to Chicago in 2001 where I started my own hedge fund.

Since then I have created numerous software applications to use in my own companies with the largest project being a spread betting and CFD trading operation, that company is still active today and called Ayondo (www.ayondo.com). During this time I have also operated a proprietary trading company with 40 traders and I have built a group of companies within Peer-to-Peer lending.

During 2006 I realized that financial technology, FinTech, would revolutionize the financial marketplace and in 2010 I founded Bricknode in order to function as a core platform for financial institutions, FinTech innovators, financial app developers and expert advisors. I set out to create a FinTech Ecosystem where numerous stakeholders could share the same standardized infrastructure in order to speed up the time to market for new financial innovations.

Bricknode has spent the years learning and developing a number of versions of its software, Bricknode Financial Systems (BFS), and at the end of 2016 we released the first real scalable version of our Ecosystem with a global focus.

 

My greatest hope is that people will start to use BFS in ways that I never imagined and that Bricknode will be a part of delivering great financial products to the consumer for many years to come!
       

The Bricknode Team

Andreas Grahn
Developer

Andreas Grahn has been working as a software developer at Bricknode since December 2013.

Andreas took his masters degree in software development in 2003. At the beginning of his career he worked primarily with business intelligence and data warehousing.

Before Andreas started in Bricknode he worked at Skövde University, where he was primarily responsible for developing the school's student portal.

Carl Haglind
Developer

Carl Haglind is working as a back-end developer at Bricknode and has been working here since January 2016.

Before Carl started working at Bricknode he was a consultant developer at Combitech AB and worked mostly with front end programming.

Carl has a Master of Science in engineering physics from Uppsala University.

Daniel Farrington
CIO

Daniel Farrington has been Chief Information Officer of Bricknode AB since September 2010.

Daniel has worked for SYCAP Group AB since September 2006. From the start Daniel was responsible for the software of the company and since 2008 his role has been CTO. Daniel's main responsibilities has been the development and operation of services for Spread Betting and trading of CFD instruments.

Previously Daniel worked for a company called Labyrinten Data with developing a media player for digital speech books. Daniel was involved with making the organization more efficient.

Daniel has operated a company of his own within the IT-sector and developed software for storage facilities and lean production support. Daniel acted as a mentor for one of the co-workers in the mentioned company.

Daniel studied Software Engineering at the University of Skövde.

Erik Ekblom
Developer

Erik Ekblom has been developing the backend framework and core business logic of BFS since the start of Bricknode AB in September 2010.

Erik has been a developer for more than 15 years with his first job at the Swedish tax authorities. In 1999 Erik started a 10 year engagement with Electrolux where he participated in and managed several mission critical projects including MRP, inventory control and shop floor control. Erik also developed group-wide system development standards.

In 2009 Erik joined SYCAP Group AB where he primarily worked with backend system performance and composite pricing algorithms.

Erik has studied computer science and mathematics at the University of Skövde.

Lars Bergström
Partner Sales Manager

Lars Bergström started to work at Bricknode as Partner Sales Manager in October, 2016. He´s the go-to-guy regarding all existing partners as well as prospective partners. Besides managing partner relations at Bricknode he has a role as Account Manager for some of our excellent customers.

Prior to Bricknode, Lars worked as Partner Sales Manager at InExchange for five years.

Lars has a broad experience in B2B and B2C Sales, Key Account Managing, Business Development and Partner Channel Development.

Lena Birath
Documentation Manager

Lena Birath started working at Bricknode AB 2015 and works with documentation and support.

Before Lena joined Bricknode she worked with application support of a financial business system.

She has previously worked with support of various computer systems and in the telecommunications sector with delivery of data and telecommunications solutions to businesses.

Lena also work with cake decoration classes and make sugar art.

Lena has a Degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in Educational and Information Technology.

Marcus Wallgren
Operations Engineer

Studied Computer Science at University of Skövde.

Moved to Gothenburgh 2014 and started his career at Benify, where he worked with system administration, infrastructure and IT operations during two years.

Moved to Skara and started at Bricknode in September 2016, working as an Operations Engineer with a focus on DevOps.

Mattias Brian
Art Director

Mattias has been developing the BFS GUI framework and done various design work including web design, logos and brochures since the start of Bricknode AB in September 2010.

Mattias have been active in the IT-sector since 1995 working as IT-Consultant, Web Master, Web Designer and Web Developer.

Mikael Nilsson
Marketing Director

Mikael lives in Skövde with his family and started working at Bricknode AB 2015 as Marketing Director.

Besides working with marketing and communication Mikael is also involved in sales. Previosly Mikael has worked for many years in sales and business development at InExchange, with the main focus towards larger internationell companies.

Prior to that, he worked as a project manager at advertising agencies. He likes motorcycles and practising Crossfit.

Mikael has a Master´s degree in Business Administration with specialization in Marketing.

Rickard Olsson
Developer

Rickard Olsson has been Developer for Bricknode AB since September 2010. He lives in an apartment in Skövde.

Between 2004 and 2006 Rickard worked at Sycap there he traded bonds and indices as a proprietary trader and placed trades for the systematic tradingsystems Sycap had developed. Rickard was also responsible for trading educations held online and over the phone.

In 2006 Rickard started at Sycap Group at the trading desk there he monitored how the clients were trading. He controlled the current risk and placed hedges in the underlying markets when needed. He also where in charge of the instrument management in the system. Later Rickard started to be more involved with the development of the CFD/Spread Betting platform and thereby started to focus more on programming.

Before he started at Sycap, Rickard studied Computer Science at the University of Skövde.

Simon Gullberg
Developer

Simon has been developing various modules within BFS, for example API, Portfolio Management, Integrations and Bespoke Solutions. He primarily focuses on backend-programming.

Simon joined Bricknode in 2012, directly after finishing his thesis work here.

Simon has a bachelor of science in Information Systems Development from the University of Skövde.

Veronika Bergström
Test Manager

Veronika has been a part of the Bricknode team since 2013. She is in charge of quality assurance and testing of Bricknodes applications and as Scrum Master she handles the planning of sprints and releases.

Veronika worked as a computer consultant for six years before she signed up with Bricknode. There she experienced many types of organizations for example: Husqvarna, Swedish Courts Administration (Domstolsverket), Arkivator, VGR, Vinnova and Volvo IT. Her main focus has previously been system development, but her focus has shifted and in later years she mainly has worked with quality assurance and testing.

Veronika has studied Computer Science at the University of Skövde and Karlstad.

Stefan Willebrand
CEO

Stefan Willebrand is chairman of Bricknode AB since the end of 2010 and CEO since March 2016.

Stefan has founded and developed companies within the financial industry since 1998. In his early 20s he founded a company that published technical analysis of the global financial markets and later became a writer for Privata Affärer. In the year 2000 Stefan became a money manager and obtained a CTA registration in the US during 2001 managing his own futures fund.

During 2005 he founded the company SYCAP Group and then Gekko Global Markets Limited which offers trading of OTC-products like CFD, Spread Betting and Forex. The business grew successfully and during 2010 the operations were centralized to London.

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