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Markus Stahlberg
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Markus Stahlberg

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Markus is the CEO and Co-Founder of N.Rich, the Finnish company developing the proprietary ABM Advertising & Intent Data Platform. He's a serial entrepreneur who started a technology-enabled promotion agency DotPromo, and exited in early 2010s. Then led a Nordic media-sales company for a couple of years and in 2015 started N.Rich with the name of Natify. He grew N.Rich into an international team of 60+ people serving clients across multiple industries such as GE Healthcare, LexisNexis, Virta etc. N.Rich was included into the Gartner Magic Quadrant for ABM platforms last year as the only European vendor and surpassed several established companies with much bigger resources. Markus is a solid leader who does not only inspire and help bring out the best in the team constantly raising the bar, but also a visionary that has an acute understanding of the industry and its latest trends and developments.

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