The Specops Story

Specops Software is the leading provider of password management and authentication solutions. Specops protects your business data by blocking weak passwords and securing user authentication. With a complete portfolio of solutions natively integrated with Active Directory, Specops ensures sensitive data is stored on-premises and in your control. Specops Software was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with additional offices in the US, Canada, and the UK.

Meet Our Executives

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    Marcus Kaber

    Chief Executive Officer

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    Marcus Kaber

    Chief Executive Officer

    Marcus Kaber has been guiding the strategic direction of Specops Software as the Chief Executive Officer since 2012. He is passionate about making Specops an attractive company to do business with, whether that means as a customer, a partner or for the growing team of engaged colleagues that make Specops what it is. Marcus honed his coaching skills on the basketball court and is currently Sweden’s biggest Yankees fan.

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    Thorbjörn Sjövold

    Head of Research

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    Thorbjörn Sjövold

    Head of Research

    Thorbjörn Sjövold is the Head of Research and co-founded the company in 2001. He is a visionary who is grounded in developing practical solutions that make the day-to-day activities of an IT department easier for IT pros and the end users they serve. Thorbjörn never accepts status quo if it can be improved. When he is not working he loves kickboxing and perfecting his chili recipe.

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    Aimée Ravacon

    SVP Global Marketing

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    Aimée Ravacon

    SVP Global Marketing

    Aimée Ravacon has been overseeing the global marketing initiatives as the Director of Marketing since 2013. She is a digital strategist, who believes in the power of content marketing when done right. Aimée is passionate about telling the everyday stories behind features and functionality. She practices yoga to stay sane and chooses travel destinations based on food.

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    Johan Ogren

    President of North American Operations

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    Johan Ogren

    President of North American Operations

    Johan Ogren has been the President of the North American operations since 2005. He built the operations in the United States and Canada from scratch with a customer-centric approach that ensures customer satisfaction with the software and their experience with the company. Johan is citizen of the world who is as ambitious on the squash court as he is on the golf course.

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    Lori Österholm

    Chief Technology Officer

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    Lori Österholm

    Chief Technology Officer

    Lori Österholm joined Specops in 2018 as the Chief Technology Officer. Lori is an experienced leader of software development teams and development processes within Identity and Access Management. She is passionate about developing security software to solve customer’s problems. Lori is an avid horseback rider and trains dressage in her free time.

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    Dan Andersson

    SVP Global Sales

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    Dan Andersson

    SVP Global Sales

    Dan Andersson joined the team in 2015 as the Global Director of Sales. Dan is a seasoned executive experienced in growing and developing organizations. He is a big-picture person who loves the details that make software deliver value that supports a company’s business goals. Dan is an endurance athlete who loves to cycle, run and ski great distances for fun.

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    Paul Rowe

    VP of North American Sales

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    Paul Rowe

    VP of North American Sales

    Paul Rowe joined Specops as the VP of North American Sales in March 2020. Paul has 20 years of experience in software sales management and has a passion for building sales teams that truly value customer success. Paul loves to sing and play bass guitar and is a passionate supporter of the National MS Society and the New York Islanders hockey club

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    Annika Bohm

    Chief Financial Officer

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    Annika Bohm

    Chief Financial Officer

    Annika Bohm joined Specops Software in January 2020 as the CFO. She has more than 10 years of experience in leadership roles within finance and is driven by her belief that organizing and analyzing the numbers will make decisions even better. Annika is also an avid downhill skier and enjoys practicing yoga.

Our Partners

  • Microsoft Gold Partner
  • Softchoice
  • Insight
Learn more about our partnerships, and who we work with. Our Partners

Our Locations

International Headquarters

Specops Software
Torsgatan 8
S-11123 Stockholm

Phone: +46-8-465 012 34

Support: +46-8-465 012 50

Canada

Specops Software Inc.
517 Wellington Street West, Suite 400
Toronto, ON M5V 1G1

Toll Free: +1-877-SPECOPS (773 2677)

Phone: +1-416-849-5325

United States

Specops Software USA Inc.
123 South Broad Street, Suite 2530
Philadelphia, PA 19109

Toll Free: +1-877-SPECOPS (773 2677)

Phone: +1-416-849-5325

United Kingdom

Specops Software Ltd.
35 Hillingdon Avenue
Nuthall, Nottingham
NG16 1RA

Phone: +44 (0)203 002 1877

Highlights

2019

  • Specops launches Specops Key Recovery – a self-service solution for unlocking computers encrypted by BitLocker and Symantec Endpoint Encryption.

  • Equity investment firm, Monterro, acquires a majority in Specops Software to accelerate expansion within identity and access management.

  • A new release of Specops Password Policy introduces a downloadable password deny list of 1 billion leaked passwords.

2018

  • Specops Password Auditor wins Gold Award from Microsoft MVP on Techgenix.com.

  • Specops Password Policy introduces a compromised password blocking service, enabling organizations to block over 1 billion previously leaked passwords. The list is continuously updated in response to new threats.

  • Specops Password Policy receives 5-star rating on Help Net Security.

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2017

  • Specops launches Specops Authentication for O365 – a single solution that streamlines and secures Office 365 (O356) Active Directory integration and user login with dynamic multi-factor authentication.

  • Specops introduces Specops Password Auditor – a free tool that scans Active Directory to uncover areas of weakness related to password policies. 4Sysops states that Specops Password Auditor “…is a must have utility” for Windows system administrators.

  • Specops Password Policy receives a Gold Award from Microsoft MVP on Techgenix.com.

2016

  • Specops Deploy/Inventory wins the District Administration Readers Choice Top 100 Products Award.

  • A new release of Specops uReset introduces animated cues to the weighted identity feature as well as additional reporting features.

  • Specops Password Policy is updated with support for online dictionaries and password hash dictionaries.

2015

  • Specops uReset is launched, enabling authentication choice with more than 20 identity services to ensure users are successful when resetting their passwords.

  • Specops uReset receives a Gold Award from Microsoft MVP on WindowSecurity.com.

  • Specops Deploy 6.0 is released with support for deployment of Windows 10 and Windows Defender.

  • Specops Password Policy receives a Gold Award from Microsoft MVP on WindowSecurity.com

2014

  • Gartner names Specops an Active Directory Specialist for Password Management Tools.

  • Specops Password Management 6.3 introduces support for passphrases and our complete guide to ensuring customer success when implementing a self-service password reset solution.

  • Specops Deploy 5.0 is released, bringing simple desktop management to tablets.

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