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Group management

Group management

Management team

Meet the Tobii Dynavox Management Team, a dynamic group of professionals who work hard to lead our organization to success according to our company mission and values.

Mikael Bäckström

Mikael Bäckström

Chief People & Sustainability Officer
Born 1968

Mikael Bäckström joined Tobii Dynavox in 2021 to manage people and sustainability globally. He leads a team that strives to build a workplace where passionate people who want to change lives can thrive. He has worked previously in senior HR roles at Spotify, Klarna, and 3 among other global companies.

Mikael has a Bachelor’s degree in Personnel, Work and Organization with a focus on Sociology from Stockholm University, Sweden.

Al Biglan

Al Biglan

Chief Technology Officer
Born 1971

Al Biglan joined Tobii Dynavox in early 2021 and manages the Hardware, Software, Program Management and IT/Business Systems teams. He has worked in Pittsburgh for a number of local and international companies such as Nokia and Ansaldo. He most recently ran the mapping department at Uber’s ATG, working on self-driving cars.

Al has a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

Kristen Cook

Kristen Cook

Chief Marketing Officer
Born 1979

Kristen Cook joined Tobii Dynavox in 2018 and manages global marketing and e-commerce. She leads a team that creates awareness, interest, and engagement in our brand, products and services. She was formerly Vice President of Account Management at Brunner.

Kristen has a Bachelor of Integrated Marketing and a Master of Corporate Communications from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Nils Normell

Nils Normell

President, Market Unit EUROW
Born 1964

Nils Normell joined Tobii Dynavox in 2018. He formerly worked at Microsoft as Partner Sales Director. His previous experience also includes time at Apple, Nokia, and Electrolux, as well as running and working at a number of start-ups.

Nils has a Master of Science from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm and an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Tony Pavlik

Tony Pavlik

Chief Operations Officer
Born 1960

Tony Pavlik has been with Tobii Dynavox and its previous entities since 2004. He heads Global Operations, including supply chain management, order fulfilment/logistics, funding, order management, technical support, quality/regulatory assurance, customer service, and facilities management.

Tony has a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management from Geneva College, USA.

Fredrik Ruben

Fredrik Ruben

Chief Executive Officer
Born 1977

Fredrik Ruben has led Tobii Dynavox since 2014. He was previously the President & CEO at 3L System Group (publ.) and Vitec Mäklarsystem, working internationally with bases in New York, Singapore and Sweden.

Fredrik has a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Linköping, Sweden and the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Tara Rudnicki

Tara Rudnicki

President, Market Unit North America Born 1966

Tara Rudnicki has been with Tobii Dynavox and its previous entities since 2001. In addition to her current role at the helm of the North American market, she has worked in various executive management roles at Assistive Technology Inc. for 20+ years. She has also been President of the Board of Directors of the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) since 2010.

Linda Tybring

Linda Tybring

Chief Financial Officer
Born 1976

Linda Tybring has been the Tobii Dynavox CFO since December 2018. She was previously CFO for Hermes Medical Solutions AB, 3L System Group (publ.), J Lindeberg AB and was also CEO for Vitec Finans & Försäkring AB and Vitec Media AB. She has worked for the last 10 years within the software industry.