Management

Our Team

Atila Mellilo

Chief Executive Officer

Tore Felix Munck

Chief Technology Officer

Jon Sætrom

Chief Science Officer

TC Sandø

Chief Commercial Officer

Martha Stunell

Lead Advisor

Pasha Morozov

VP Business Development

Francesco Falsini

GM Resoptima APAC

Sandra Quental

Customer Success Manager

Board of Directors

Sverre Munck

Peter Mellbye

Erik Langaker

Benjamin Sommer

Francesco Falsini

GM Resoptima APAC

 

Francesco has more than 20 years of international experience in the upstream oil & gas industry. He spent 10 years in Asia working for SPT Group, Weatherford, GeoTeric and Schlumberger where he has developed a strong network in the region. He has also worked in Italy, Congo, Libya and Oman.

Francesco has vast experience in management and commercial positions, and has been a major contributor to the growth of the companies he has been associated with throughout his career. He holds a B.Sc. in Geological Sciences summa cum laude from the University of Siena.

Pasha Morozov

VP Business Development

 

Mr. Pasha Morozov joined Resoptima in April of 2018 as Vice President of Business Development. He is responsible for driving revenue growth in the UK and Europe and maintaining market share leadership in the UK North Sea region.

Before joining Resoptima, Mr. Morozov held various sales and leadership roles for over 15 years in subsurface software and consultancy companies and was instrumental in a rapid expansion into international markets in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Mr. Morozov earned his B.Sc. in Exploration Geophysics from Gubkin University of Russia. Mr. Morozov and his wife reside in London.

Martha Stunell

Lead Advisor

 

Martha Stunell is the Lead Advisor, Reservoir Modeling and Management of Resoptima and responsible for communicating the technical differentiation and benefits of Resoptima products and services.  She helps clients to implement and adopt powerful reservoir modeling workflows which fully account for uncertainty and risk in reservoir management decision making.

Martha previously worked for Schlumberger and brings 20 years of experience in software development, product commercialization, global client support, and technical consulting with a focus on reservoir description and engineering. She has extensive experience with technology adoption, and, over the past 15 years, she has been engaged globally on projects involving new techniques for integrated modeling and uncertainty analysis. She holds an M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University.

Benjamin Sommer

 

The managing partner of Lean Venture AS since 2012, Benjamin Sommer has been a private investor since 2005 and has co-founded and developed several IT and technology companies.

He currently serves as a board member of CAMO Software and chairman of the board of directors of Checkd AS. Mr. Sommer holds an MBA in Internationalization from the University of Agder, and executive education from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Erik Langaker

 

Erik Langaker is an investor and professional board member with a background as a tech entrepreneur and banker and a long career as (co-)founder and cornerstone investor in international technology companies—including Payex Group, Geoknowledge, StormGeo Group and Hitec Vision/Industries—several of which operate in the energy sector.

He is currently serving as the chairman of Datarespons ASA (listed OSE), CAMO Software Group, EPC Plc, Kezzler Group, and Cambridge Medical Robotics Ltd. He is serving as non-executive director on the boards of Stormgeo Group, Brandmaster Group, Seram Coating, and other companies engaged in the technology sector.

Mr. Langaker serves on the program committee of NTNU’s school for entrepreneurs (Trondheim) and acts as industrial advisor for EQT Private Equity. His investment company, Vestland Invest AS, was the first cornerstone investor in Resoptima AS.

Peter Mellbye

 

Peter Mellbye served as executive vice-president of international development and production for Statoil ASA from 1992 to 2012, during a three-decade tenure with the company. Previously he worked in the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry from 1975 to 1979, before serving on the Norwegian Trade Council between 1979 to 1982.

Mr. Mellbye is currently the chairman of the board of directors of Halfwave AS and sits on the boards of FMC Technologies, Qinterra Technologies (previously known as Aker Well Service AS), Competentia, Energy Ventures Fund III, and Energy Ventures Fund IV.

Sverre Munck

 

Sverre Munck is an investor and professional board member. Mr. Munck has 20 years of experience within the media and technology industries as executive vice-president at the Schibsted Media Group. Prior to joining Schibsted, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Co. as well as at the Norwegian Finance Ministry.

Mr. Munck received his B.A. in Economics from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of TAMEDIA AG in Switzerland and chairs the Digital Advisory Forum of Media24 in South Africa. He is Chairman of the Board of Oslotech AS as well as several startup companies in Norway.

Sandra Quental

Customer Success Manager

 

Resoptima CSM Sandra Quental works to ensure a long-term relationship between our company and our customers, by delivering a seamless experience through effective technology adoption, high-quality support and training, and high-value consulting projects.

Sandra has 15 years of experience in the oil & gas industry, which include 10 years as a geologist at Schlumberger Software—where she held positions within software support, business development, software development, and marketing—as well as a senior geologist at Repsol Norway. She holds an M.Sc. in Marine Geology and Geophysics from the Fluminense Federal University in Brazil.

TC Sandø

Chief Commercial Officer

 

TC Sandø is the CCO of Resoptima and is responsible for growing the company’s global customer base—driving adoption and retention to deliver scalable software and high-value services for reservoir modelling and reservoir management, to help our customers meet their deadlines, keep their promises, and achieve their desired business outcomes.

TC’s decade of experience includes several positions in Schlumberger ranging from reservoir engineering software support to global reservoir engineering software marketing management. He holds an M.Sc. in Reservoir Engineering/Simulation and Computer Science from NTNU.

Jon Sætrom

Chief Science Officer

 

Jon Sætrom’s duties as the CSO of Resoptima include bridging the gap between academic research efforts and high-value reservoir management software and services that help subsurface teams use repeatable reservoir modeling workflows to quantify uncertainty and mitigate risk in reservoir management decisions.

Jon brings more than 10 years of experience working with ensemble-based reservoir modelling and data conditioning, both in academia and within industry. He holds a Ph.D. in Statistics and an M.Sc. in Industrial Mathematics from NTNU.

Tore Felix Munck

Chief Technology Officer

 

Tore Felix Munck is the founder and CTO of Resoptima and is responsible for developing the company’s portfolio of innovative software and technologies—delivering solutions that allow E&P organizations to turn data into value and to capitalize on improved reservoir management processes.

Tore’s diverse background encompasses software development, product management, and commercialization, with a track record of market-leading products for reservoir engineering and simulation. He holds an M.Sc. in Reservoir Engineering/Simulation and Computer Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Atila Mellilo

Chief Executive Officer

 

Resoptima CEO Atila Mellilo is responsible for driving the company toward its founding objective of enabling exploration and production (E&P) organizations in the oil & gas industry to leverage the power of reservoir models to increase revenues, save time, reduce costs, and minimize risks.

Atila holds an EMP from INSEAD, and has extensive experience from several advanced technology companies, such as Cambi, Scali, Tieto and IBM, as well as from Management Consultancy practices.