SkySparc, an independent solutions provider trusted by banks, central banks, Fortune 100 corporate treasuries and asset managers, offers complementary software, outsourced support and a wide range of financial and technical consulting services.
Outsourced support enables our customers to focus on their core business and benefit from attentive service from our financial and technical experts.
SkySparc OmniFi delivers sustainable business value to customer through advanced management reporting, process automation, system integration and fully automated testing.
Major EU central bank partnership
Quality Assurance solution roll-out
Received 3rd consecutive DI Gazelle Award
Treasury Today Adam Smith Award
Central Banking Publication Award
Patch upgrade as-a-Service introduced
Murex practise established
Received 4th DI Gazelle award
Bragnum majority investor
Won Central Banking FinTech award
Aquired Murex envr. mgmt / monitoring tool
“I have recognized SkySparc’s excellence over many years and I’m delighted to be joining forces with such a widely respected firm. I look forward to working with this talented, professional and passionate team to find new ways of meeting the support and consulting needs of a highly demanding client base.”
“Joining SkySparc provides me with an exciting opportunity to work with a highly committed and professional executive team to deliver on an ambitious global growth strategy.”
Joakim has a 20-year track record in delivering outsourced support and consulting services to users of multiple trading, treasury and asset management systems in the Nordic and continental European regions, including banks, corporate treasuries, central banks and other financial institutions. Prior to being appointed CEO of SkySparc, Joakim lead TradeTech Consulting (now Virtusa AB) for eight years, building the firm’s business growth on outsourced support service innovation and quality. He was also global head of the Treasury Support Center business unit at NFS Group, providing technical and functional support to corporate treasuries. As well as 20 years’ practical consulting experience on Wallstreet Suite, Joakim has extensive of delivering services for similar platforms including SimCorp Dimension and Front Arena.
Joakim holds an MBA in Strategy and Finance from the University of Cape Town, and an MSc in Business Administration and Finance from Jönköping University.
Rebecca Ericsson Birck has more than a decade’s experience in financial management, focused on supporting the sustainable and profitable development of fast-growing multinational companies.
Prior to becoming SkySparc’s first full-time chief financial officer, Rebecca was head of corporate control at Attendo, a leading Nordic care services provider, also serving as acting CFO for a period. In addition to core responsibilities for compliance, reporting, accounting, risk management and internal control, Rebecca oversaw the establishment of Attendo’s risk and internal control function and its Nasdaq OMX Stockholm listing.
Previously, as an IFRS specialist and accounting controller at Swedish power products manufacturer Husqvarna Group, Rebecca was responsible for the firm’s compliance with international financial reporting standards, and led projects to update accounting and reporting.
Rebecca started her career as an auditor at PwC in Stockholm and Malmo, working closely with several major listed companies, having qualified as a Master of Science in Business and Economics from Lunds University, Sweden.
As founder of SkySparc in 2002, Mattias Sandstrom has guided the firm’s development and growth for more than 15 years as CEO, director and now chairman of the board. Mattias has 25 years of experience at all levels in the financial technology sector, from software development and project management to strategic leadership roles, including the founding of several technology start-ups.
Mattias began his career as software developer at Alta Financial Systems, a local Swedish financial technology company. Following this, Mattias joined the fast growing Trema finance and treasury software business (today ION), holding a number of positions, including financial engineer, product manager and project manager, as well as being a senior business consultant on projects worldwide. Throughout this time, Mattias gained a deep understanding of financial markets and the system now known as Wallstreet Suite and experience in managing large and complex system implementation projects.
Mattias has a Master of Science degree in Engineering Mathematics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Having served as director of SkySparc during a decade of profitable growth, Thomas Bergqvist continues to shape the firm’s strategy on the board of directors. Over a 30- year career in the financial markets, spanning trading, technology and consulting, Thomas has worked at and with some of the largest organisations in the sector.
Thomas started his career as a management consultant at EY and held management positions within the trading arms of ABN AMRO and Handelsbanken. Prior to SkySparc, Thomas worked at Trema (today ION) for seven years and was instrumental in building the company´s success in the global treasury market. As chief marketing officer, Thomas oversaw a period in which Trema grew its revenues and client base significantly and cemented its position as a global leader in treasury software. Trema was successfully acquired by ION/Warburg Pincus.
Thomas has a Masters' degree in Financial Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics and spent two years on the PhD-program in Finance.
Lars co-founded Bragnum Invest, a specialist small cap private investment firm, in Stockholm in 2016, leveraging 20 years of experience in banking, management consulting and private equity.
Having started his career at Goldman Sachs in London, specializing in M&A and private equity, Lars moved back to Stockholm, first to join McKinsey and Company and then to co-found Keystone Advisors, providing M&A advisory services.
Lars further developed his expertise working with fast-growing companies as partner at two private equity firms with significant activities in the Nordic region: Triton Partners and Acel. In parallel with his successful track record in buy-outs and acquisitions, Lars has overseen company growth as chairman and board member of many Nordic firms.
Lars joined the board of SkySparc following an agreement for Bragnum to take a majority stake in the firm in May 2019.
Lars has a master’s degree in physics and engineering from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in finance from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Anders Steen is a partner at Bragnum Invest, joining the firm in 2017, following almost 20 years advising stakeholders on M&A transactions, largely specializing in private equity and SMEs.
A lawyer by training, Anders first developed his MA expertise in the M&A corporate practice area of Lagerlof & Leman in Malmo, before broadening his experience at Linklaters and Moll Wenden, where he was a partner. Over this period, Anders advised both buyers and sellers of privately-owned businesses in Sweden, Norway and Finland across all industrial sectors. His vast experience supporting business growth includes chairmanship at Blentagruppen.
Like Lars, Anders joined the board of SkySparc following an agreement for Bragnum to take a majority stake in the firm in May 2019.
Anders holds a degree in social sciences from Sunnerboskolan and a master of law (LL.M) from Lund University. He was a member of the Swedish Bar Association 2002-2016.