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About Us

Highsoft is located in Vik i Sogn, Norway, a beautiful small town, surrounded by the splendor of mountains and fjords.

Spending time enjoying outdoor activities in our spectacular natural environment has been an inspirational catalyst for many of our ideas and products. To find out more information about our hometown, Vik, please check out Torstein’s personal website.

While the bulk of our growing team is located in Norway, the international nature of our business has lead us to recruit talent and forge partnerships across every continent.

Our best selling product, Highcharts, started out as Torstein’s humble quest for a simple charting tool for updating his homepage with snow depth measurements from Vikjafjellet, the local mountain where his family keeps a cabin.

Frustrated with the common flash plug-ins, and other proprietary solutions at the time, he decided to build a standards-based solution of his own, and share it with the world. It turns out he was doing more than scratching his own itch.

Since its launch in 2009, Highcharts has remained the premier and fastest growing charting-tool in a competitive market.

The Team


Torstein Hønsi

Chief Product Officer

Grethe Hjetland

Chief Executive Officer

Anita Nesse

Chief Sales Officer

Anne Jorunn Fjærestad

Chief Financial Officer

Christer Vasseng

Chief Technical Officer

Lars-Ferdinand Berntsen

Chief Marketing Officer


Bengt William Abelsen-Øhlen

Sales Associate

Cathrine Ulverud

Channel Account Manager

Elisabeth Fjøsne Ese

Global Account Manager

Guro Myrkaskog

Channel Account Manager

Helga Brudevoll

Sales Associate

Henrik Holmberg

Global Account Manager

Joakim Rudolfsen

Sales Associate

Maria Flåten Molland

Sales Associate

Sara Solberg

Sales Associate

Sarah Elizabeth Miller

Senior Global Account Manager


Alicja Julia Pankowiecka

Web Developer Intern

Askel Eirik Johansson

Junior Developer

Gøran Slettemark

Junior Developer

Ken-Håvard Lieng

Junior Developer

Linda Svendsen

Web Coordinator

Marita Vindedal

Junior Web Developer

Sam Houlder

Dev Ops

Sigrun Nummedal

Web Developer Intern

Øystein Moseng

Head of Accessibility

Daniel Studencki

Highcharts support engineer

Grzegorz Blachliński

Highcharts support engineer

Grzegorz Iwacz

Consultant from Black Label

Kacper Madej

Highcharts support engineer

Kamil Kulig

Highcharts support engineer

Pawel Dalek

Highcharts support engineer

Paweł Fus

Highcharts support engineer

Pawel Potaczek

Highcharts support engineer

Sebastian Bochan

Highcharts support engineer


Hilde Instefjord

Global Retention Marketing Manager

Mustapha Mekhatria

Community Manager

People Operations & Finance

Anniken Lilleøren


Julia Gómez Vangsnes

HR Consultant

Rita Ørnehaug



Since the inception of our company, our mission has been simple: Make it easy for everyone to visualize data on the web. Over the years, web technology (HTML & JavaScript) has become incorporated into everything from smart watches and thermostats, to mission-critical financial trading applications. Our customer base, and how they use our technology, has therefore also evolved. We meet these challenges with a relentless focus on delivering the highest quality products and support.

We also strive to make it easier to consume data. Our charts not only intelligently adapts to any device and screen size, but have become the gold-standard for making charts accessible to visually impaired users. Today, consumers who depend on screen readers to navigate, and hear, the data embedded within a chart, can do so easily with our technology.

Visit our Accessibility Portal to learn more about Highcharts and Accessibility.


Highsoft shall be the first choice in digital data visualization by collaborating to bring out the best in each other.

Highsoft shall be the first choice in digital data visualization by delivering quality that we can be proud of, and continuously strive for improvement.

Highsoft shall be the first choice in digital data visualization by being transparent in all we do, and trusting each other and our customers.


At Highsoft, commitment to a culture of integrity is paramount to our success. We strive towards being the best organization we can, not only to our customers, but also for our employees, local community, and the environment. We are extremely proud to announce our acceptance into the United Nation’s Global Compact, the largest voluntary initiative for Corporate Social Responsibility. This is an imperative step towards formalizing our work with CSR.