Cato Backer is Partner and one of the founders of BackerSkeie. Cato has more than 20 years of experience within Executive Search, and is a trusted advisor for our clients, both nationally and internationally. He serves clients in the industry, energy, and technology sector, as well as in the services and consumer industries.
Recruiting might be the most strategic thing a leader does. Our task is to find better candidates than anyone else.
Cato established BackerSkeie in 2004 with the ambition to become a leading executive search company, and to create value for our clients by enabling them to generate better leadership in their industries. As such, BackerSkeie became a leading community within Executive Search and Board Assessments in Norway. Cato also has extensive experience from media, communication and consulting services, where he held a variety of leadership positions, such as a CEO for a media company.
He earned his Master of Business and Economics degree at the University of Cologne in Germany. Cato is a native Norwegian speaker, and also speaks English and German fluently.