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PE-backed SolunoBC appoints board chair

SolunoBC, which is backed by SEB Private Equity, has named Patrik Sörqvist as chairman of the board. . Previously, he worked at Mitel where he served as vice president of cloud for the European, Middle East and African markets.


GÖTEBORG, Sweden, September 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ –SolunoBC strengthens the Board with the appointment of Patrik Sörqvist, who becomes the new Chairman.

The company has a strong position and has achieved strong growth on the Swedish UCaaS market (Unified Communications as a Service).

Soluno’s ambition is to continue the international expansion. During this expansion, Patrik Sörqvist has the role of broadening the company’s expertise and experience using his network of contacts and his experience of the industry.
Patrik Sörqvist has over 20 years international experience of telecoms and cloud services. He was Vice President Cloud for the European, Middle Eastern and African markets at Mitel until June this year. Previously in his career, he had the role of CEO at Telepo, a leading Swedish software company for communications solutions, which was sold to Mitel in 2014. Prior to that he worked as Vice President Engineering at Global IP Solutions, a company that developed software for processing audio and video in real time and that was sold to Google. Patrik Sörqvist has also held different posts within Ericsson.
His contacts, knowledge, enthusiasm and vast experience of the industry will be invaluable as Soluno continues to expand its business.

Gustav Ecorcheville, Investment Director of SEB Private Equity:
“Via SEB Private Equity’s global and local networks we have searched for suitable independent board members who can help SolunoBC to grow internationally and on our home market. The result was two people, both with previous experience within Telepo/Mitel. Olle Hillström is already on the Board and now Patrik Sörqvist joins as Chairman. We are convinced that with their help the company will be able to take the next steps following the amalgamation of Solus and Uno. With Patrik Sörqvist’s experience of growing companies, and knowledge of international expansion from Telepo and Mitel, Soluno will be able to both extend and refine its range of services within UCaaS, both domestically and internationally. And the journey has already started, with strong growth for the business in Denmark.”

Mattias Ohde, CEO at SolunoBC:
“With Patrik Sörqvist as the new Chairman, SolunoBC will develop into an even stronger telecommunications company, imbued with customer orientated growth, but with a clear international strategy moving forward.”

Patrik Sörqvist, new Chairman of SolunoBC:
“I am delighted for the opportunity to work for SolunoBC. They have a fantastic team and a compelling offer within Cloud PBX, which will help companies both within Sweden and overseas to communicate effectively. I was already impressed by Solus and Uno individually before the merger, particularly by how they developed their positions in the market as it moved from the early adopter-phase to becoming a mature market.”

Soluno Business Communications AB
About SolunoBC: Founded in 2017 as an amalgamation of Solus Business Communications AB and Uno Telefoni. The move was made possible by the new owner, SEB Private Equity, and the founders of Solus and Uno have reinvested in SolunoBC. The company works with cloud based communication solutions and will initially create the largest operator independent integrator on the Swedish market. In addition to continued expansion in Scandinavia, the company also sees other major expansion opportunities, primarily on the European market.