Johan Fredric Lilland
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Say hello to Johan Fredric Lilland, or Fredric as we call him, who started as our VP of Finance in August. Read more about his previous tennis career, why he only goes by the name Fredric, and why he chose to work for our scale-up.
Tell us a bit about your background.
I have played tennis all of my life! Also while I studied finance at NHH in Bergen. After completing my master’s degree in 2018, I left the rainy outdoor tennis courts for dryer courts back in Oslo. For the next four years, I worked at EY in the Strategy and Transactions department, where I provided financial due diligence services, valuation support, and general transaction advice to clients primarily within the financial services sector.
My daily routines changed last year when my lovely son was born. Juggling work and being a father, gives me limited time to play tennis - but I wouldn’t have it any other way:) I recently picked up padel and like so many others I have fallen in love with the sport. If someone is up for a game of tennis, padel, or squash, don't hesitate to give me a call.
What motivated you to start at Marketer?
Having spent the past four months on parental leave, where the days mostly revolved around planning my son's meal, nap times, and playing peek-a-boo, it is quite refreshing to finally be able to use my brain again🧸
During these months I thought a lot about making a larger impact at the company where I work, so a scale-up like Marketer with like-minded people was a natural next step. The team feeling of working together with my colleagues towards our common goal of growing the business and delivering value to our clients is highly motivating to me. It's an exciting journey to be part of and I firmly believe that Marketer can become one of Norway's success stories within the technology space.
How have your colleagues welcomed you?
I was warmly welcomed on board by all of my wonderful new colleagues. Workwise it has been fast-paced from the start and so far a steep learning curve, with many tasks at hand. In addition to being a really great place to work, Marketer has a lot of fun and social activities such as the squash tournament, morning baths, afternoon run, wine tasting, and much more! You can see some pictures of this on our Instagram profile, here.
Give us a fun fact about you.
I can begin with my name Johan Fredric. I only go by Fredric, not Johan, and the reason is that I am half Swedish. Swedes usually have two-three first names (or 2,35 on average), where one to two of them are from another family member's name.
I have played tennis all of my life, and in my teenage years, I competed at a national level spending 20-25 hours a week training! No wonder the number of hours spent on tennis doesn't add up with family and work life🎾