As the President of Consultwebs, Magnus is in charge of leading our team to success. He loves the quote by Chris LoCurto, one of his business coaches, when he says, “Your job is to make your team successful, not the other way around.” He meets regularly with the leadership team to solve problems, develop strategies, and bring clarity. He seeks to build the team while also building the business.
Magnus’ hometown is Akureyri, Iceland, which is about 60 miles from the Arctic Circle. One of his first jobs was working at his grandfather’s shrimp and canning factory. You can read about the first-day experience on forbes.com. He eventually decided to pursue a degree in Business Administration and Management degree from Verkmenntaskólinn á Akureyri in 1994. His love of computers and the internet led him to build his first website in 1996 and eventually drove him to get a second degree in Computer Programming and Analysis from Confederation College in Canada in 2001.
Magnus has held positions such as web programmer and engineer prior to joining the Consultwebs team. Magnus’ journey with Consultwebs began when he was hired as a part-time contractor in 2000. From there, Magnus worked his way up in the company. He says that in his first role, he really just “started out doing a bit of everything, from programming and client support to building websites.” He became Consultwebs’ third full-time team member in September 2001. As Consultwebs grew, so did Magnus. His first leadership role was in what is now called our Production Department. In 2011 he became the Executive Vice President, and in 2014 he officially became the President.
When asked what attracted him to Consultwebs in the first place, he says it was the job itself. Magnus has always had a passion for computers, the internet, and hands-on work. Consultwebs was the perfect place for him to be able to do all that and more. Now, after more than 20 years, he has never regretted his decision, and his love for the company has only grown.
When it comes to what sets us apart from our competitors, Magnus says that it is our customization, service, relationships with clients, and ROI focus. He says, “Nothing here is cookie-cutter. Everything here is customized, no one-size-fits-all.”
Magnus currently resides in North Carolina. In his spare time, he enjoys playing and practicing music with his family. He especially enjoys his saxophone, drums, and his Gibson Les Paul guitar. His favorite genres are rock and blues. He also enjoys playing chess and cooking, specifically the kind that revolves around steak and barbecue. However, unlike some of his North Carolinian friends, he much prefers his barbecue without the vinegar.
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