As an engineer and consultant Sven was active in the computer security industry in 1993 , right at the very beginning of the commercialisation of the industry. After joining WatchGuard technologies in 1998 and experiencing his first hyper growth startup Sven went on to build a career in leadership roles at high tech startups across a range of industries including enterprise IT and high growth consumer brands. Career highlights include leading the global sales team at Contour to two Inc 500 listings in a row. The second time taking Contour to the 7th fastest growing company in the US. His broad range of experience in leading global sales and marketing teams at high growth companies is sought out by startups around the world and he currently holds advisor and board positions in startups in Canada, USA, Singapore and Australia.