- Founded in Copenhagen
- Moved to San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94103
- Madison, WI
- Taguig, Philippines
Mikkel SvaneChief Executive Officer, FounderAfter an inspirational trip to San Francisco in 1995 Mikkel launched what was one of Denmark’s first horizontal community portals. Less than a year later the portal was acquired by a Danish newspaper and Mikkel founded Caput, a software company specializing in standard software components for community building and social networks. Serving as its CEO until 2002 he became General Manager for the German service management consulting group Materna. His tenure there reunited him with former friends and colleagues Morten Primdahl and Alexander Aghassipour with whom he founded Zendesk and launched it in October 2007. Mikkel holds a BSc(Econ) in Market Economics from Denmark, is a frequent Twitter user and loves spending time with his wife and kids when not working with his awesome team and Zendesk customers.
Morten PrimdahlChief Technology Officer, FounderMorten brings to Zendesk a refined focus on the technical details. He’s involved on all technical levels – from the application to the infrastructure components and databases. Prior to co-founding Zendesk, Morten consulted on a number of technology projects, ranging from helping startups establish a technical platform, to doing heavy duty consulting for online banking systems. Morten earned a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Copenhagen.
Alexander AghassipourChief Product Officer, FounderAlexander leads our efforts to keep clean and elegant design a top priority for product strategy at Zendesk. Prior to founding Zendesk, he consulted with global corporations about design, global strategy, and recruiting. Alex also co-founded Araneum A/S, the largest Danish-owned digital media agency. Alex earned a master’s degree in information technology from the Technical University of Denmark.