Bjørnar Reitan


Bjørnar Reitan (b. 1969) has been partner, chairman and co-founder of Impello in 2005. Bjørnar Reitan has 20 years of experience as project manager in transaction processes (M&A), financing processes and business consulting. He also has broad experience as CEO and CFO in technology and retail. He has been involved in 50+ closed transactions with a total transaction value of NOK +3 bn. (acquisitions, trade sales, mergers, demergers, MBOs, share issues etc.) and he has also helped raise more than NOK 0.5 bn. growth financing to scale-ups. He has extensive experience as chairman and board member from several boards in both growth companies and larger companies. Bjørnar is also an investor and board member in Trondheims Michelin star restaurant Fagn.


M&A (sale, acquisitions, mergers etc.)
Growth financing (equity, debt, grants)
Management in scale-ups and restructuring situations (CFO, CEO)
Financial analysis and valuation
Strategy and business development
Board positions


2014-dd: Karabin Impello AS (Partner, chairman)
2014-2015: Seaweed Energy Solutions AS and Biotrål AS (CEO/CFO for hire)
2012-2018: Associate Professor II NTNU School of Entrepreneurship (Mentor, Lecturing)
2012-2014: Eplehuset AS (CFO, CEO)
2008-2012: Fesil Sunergy AS (CFO for hire)
2005-2012: Impello Management AS (Managing Partner, co-founder)
2003-2004: SmartMotor (CFO for hire)
2002-2004: VI Partners / Trøndelag Vekst (Investment Manager)
1998 – 2002 + 2004/5: Ernst & Young Corporate Finance (Manager, Senior Manager)
1993 – 1998: NTNU Industrial Economics (Ph.D student) and SINTEF Technology Management (Researcher)


1998: Ph.D Industrial Economics and Technology Management, NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
1992: Master of Science in Business, University of Nordland
1990: College Graduate Economics and Administration, Trondheim School of Business