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The Team

Founder & Co-CEO
Christian Grubak

Christian Grubak

Christian founded ChronosHub in 2017 to deliver innovative technology and business solutions to support the scientific and academic publishing community. 

Co-CEO
Marianne K. Knudsen

Marianne K. Knudsen

Marianne joined ChronosHub to help drive a customer centric approach and culture, and support with unique solutions in the scientific and academic publishing community. 

Head of Publisher Relations
Romy Beard

Romy Beard

Romy is specialized in the academic online publishing industry, with a focus on publisher relations. And she’s one of our key experts in Open Access publishing terms. 

Head of Business Development
Martin Jagerhorn

Martin Jagerhorn

Martin leads our collaboration with institutions, publishers, research funders, and technology partners across the ecosystem engaged in scientific and academic publishing.

Head of Communication & Marketing
Vivi Billesø

Vivi Billesø

Vivi has extensive knowledge of building brands and online presence covering all steps, from when content is produced until it’s published, managed, and turned into great insights. 

Head of Back-end Development & Lead Architect
Snorri Valberg

Snorri Valberg

Snorri is responsible for our end-to-endplatform development. He loves cloud computing, web services, and agile. His team delivers our unique and innovative solutions.

Head of Customer Care
Amalie Jensen

Amalie Jensen

Amalie is a key enabler of our high customer satisfaction and loyalty. Her team can help you with Open Access and support your end-to-end workflow on our platform.

Head of Front-end Development
Michael Bille

Michael Bille

Michael advocates customer experience and ease of use. He’s works outside-in with end-users’ ideas and needs and knows what it takes to deliver a unique user experience. 

Head of Platform Experience
Nikolaj Borup

Nikolaj Borup

Nikolaj is highly focused on the quality, usability, and scalability of our platform experience.

Head of Office
Camilla Ebbesen

Camilla Ebbesen
Camilla ensures that the office runs smoothly by carrying out a range of administrative, financial and managerial tasks.

Customer Care Specialist & Ph.D. Student
Laura Davidson

Laura Davidson

Laura has several years of experience working in Higher Education as both a lecturer and an administrator. There’s not a question she can’t answer about Open Access and our platform.

Customer Care Specialist
Christine Otzen

Christine Otzen

Christine can help you find your way through Open Access and our platform. She’s a fantastic problem solver, and there’s not a problem she cannot solve. 

Senior Back-End Developer
Brian Rasmussen

Brian Rasmussen
Brian is passionate about software development and loves digging into technical challenges. He's a long time active member of the C# developer community.

Back-end Developer
Marius Sibajevas

Marius Sibajevas

Marius is passionate about modern software development practices. He's always on the look-out for new technologies and approaches that can make a difference for our users. 

Back-end Developer
Sölvi Pálsson

Sölvi Pálsson

Dedicated to creating new innovative and cutting-edge features that enhance our platform and revolutionize the industry.

UX/UI Designer & Ph.D.
Yen M.T. Trinh

Yen M.T. Trinh

Yen is interested in the embodiment of product interactivity for user interaction. She is able to create and implement innovative design solutions to analytical user problems.

Front-End Developer
Peter Mujuni

Peter Mujuni

Peter enjoys web development and is passionate about fundamental web technologies and JS frameworks. He views performance as a matter of high-quality deliveries through planning, documenting, implementing, and executing feedback 

Business Development Consultant (UK-based)
Jan Rylewicz

Jan Rylewicz

Jan is passionate about scholarly publishing’s move towards Open Access and a more equitable, knowledgeable world. He thrives on helping UK-based institutions succeed in their OA journeys.  

Finance
Rine Mikkelsen

Rine Mikkelsen

Rine is passionate about planning and implementing strategies, with a focus on development, resource management, finance, and administration.

Senior Back-end Developer
Mikkel Fennestad

Mikkel Fennestad

Mikkel’s expertise extends across a broad spectrum of software development, with focus on reducing complexity and on the simplest thing that could possibly work. 

Senior Project Manager
Giles Kirk

Giles Kirk

Giles has +20 years of business change and project management experience gained in both financial and publishing industries. 

Senior Back-end Developer
Marek Zitnansky

Marek Zitnansky

In the world of software development, Marek has found a realm where his passion for problem-solving converges seamlessly with his love for puzzles and finding innovative solutions.

Customer Success and Marketing Specialist
Jess Vieira

Jess Vieira

Jess fosters relationship-building and collaboration in international business environments, showcasing her as a versatile and forward-thinker in the ever-evolving landscape of publishing and technology.

Technical Support Engineer
Lukas Herterich

Lukas Herterich

Meet our Board

Chair person of the Board
Ralph Youngen

Ralph Youngen
Ralph is a veteran technologist with more than 30 years of experience in scientific publishing. He’s deeply passionate about using technology to simplify the publishing process and streamlining access to scholarly resources, giving researchers more time to focus on scientific discovery.

Board Member
Sarah Tegen

Sarah Tegen

Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in scholarly publishing. She has held various leadership roles at ACS and serves on several industry boards. She and her team have created award-winning journals and products. Sarah passionately promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in science, because science is better when all voices are heard.

Board member
Christian Grubak

Christian Grubak

Christian founded ChronosHub in 2017 to deliver innovative technology and business solutions to support the scientific and academic publishing community. 

Board member
Jessica Rucker

Jessica Rucker

Jessica is a visionary leader, fueled by a deep passion for building high-performing teams and driving strategic initiatives forward. Her expertise lies in crafting cost-effective solutions that both delight users and deliver on organizational targets.

Meet our Publisher Advisory Board

Royal Society of Chemistry
Caroline Burley

Caroline Burley

Caroline is Journals Manager, Publishing Services & Production at the RSC.

Emerald Publishing
Charlotte McSharry

Charlotte McSharry

Charlotte heads up Emerald’s publishing operations across their three core products, with a key focus on delivering a positive author experience.

Karger Publishers
Christna Chap

Christna Chap

Christina is Head of Editorial Development at Karger Publishers.

American Society of Civil Engineers
Dana Compton

Dana Compton

Dana is Managing Director, Publications & Standards, at the ASCE.

American Society for Microbiology
David Haber

David Haber

David is Publishing Operations Director at the ASM.

Sage
Helen Duce

Helen Duce

As Head of Product Management – Research at Sage, Helen oversees the end-to-end online experience for researchers. Her team manage the various products in the journal ecosystem that our researchers & customers use.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Michael Hardesty

Michael Hardesty

Michael is Manager, Digital Products & Platforms at PNAS.

Thieme
Veronika Spinka

Veronika Spinka

As SVP Science at Thieme, Veronika is heading the science business unit since January 2023. Her team is managing the science journal development as well as publishing operations, aiming to become a trusted partner for the most impactful science.

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