Our People

Terje Mikalsen is the Chief Executive Officer of Tysvar, a privately-held strategic advisory firm focused on emerging opportunities in clean technology and health care.  He is regarded as one of Norway’s most successful technology investors and entrepreneurs and has had a distinguished career in international business and investing.  Complete bio

Ellen Ewald is a partner at Tysvar LLC with broad background in international business and education.  She was the initiator and director of the 2011 Brain Science: The Next Frontier Conference, held in Minneapolis, MN with the goal to promote Norwegian and US brain research collaborations. Ms. Ewald is a mental health advocate and a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor from the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare.  Complete bio

Marius Hansen is the Managing Director and a founding member of Tysvar, LLC, a newly created, privately-held, Minnesota-based New Green Economy (NGE) and health care reform incubator founded by Lois Quam, an internationally recognized visionary and leader on the emerging NGE and universal health care reform. Complete bio

David Richter is a Principal with Tysvar, LLC. Mr. Richter leads Tysvar’s AquaFence flood protection business, serves as CEO of AquaReady, Inc., a Tysvar Group company, and provides strategic advisory services on other Tysvar engagements. Complete bio