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Morten Winther

Morten Winther


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Morten Winther


Morten Winther has far-ranging experience as an executive search consultant in strategy, technology rollout, sales, marketing, and market development. 

Morten is fluent in multiple languages and adept at growing businesses internationally. Over the course of his career, he has built a global network of executives with whom he has worked for nearly 20 years, making him an exceptional talent resource.

Professional Focus

  • Extensive experience as an executive in a range of industries, throughout the Nordic region and abroad, primarily leading sales & marketing, strategy and business development functions
  • Executive search experience, focused on high-profile CEO and other C-level searches
  • Expert in building and developing cross-functional and multicultural leadership teams within complex organisations
  • Background in energy, cleantech/renewables, technology, life sciences, food, private equity and other sectors
  • Fluent in Danish, English, French and German

Business Expertise

  • CEO and Partner in a leading Nordic-based global executive search firm; promoted from Partner and Associate Partner
  • Commercial Director at NRGi Administration A/S; led development and execution of strategies for smart grid implementation
  • Sales & Business Development Manager at Grundfos NONOx A/S; developed sales team in China; business development in the U.S., Russia, EU, China and Korea
  • Founder and Managing Partner, GuideStone Inc. consulting
  • Advisor to Global Renewable Energy Company (RES) North America, Montreal, Canada
  • Trade Commissioner and Manager of the Danish Trade Office in Montreal, Canada
  • Export Sales Manager at Rahbekfisk A/S; expanded business in Eastern Europe
  • Earlier roles in sales, marketing and commodities trading

Practice Membership

Global Industry Practice

  • Industrial

Global Cross-Sector Practices

  • CEO & Board Services

Additional Expertise

  • Consumer & Retail
  • Consumer Products
  • Energy
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Biotech
  • Public Sector
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital

Education & Certifications

  • Executive MBA from Henley Business School (Thesis: “Critical Leadership Competencies within Danish Technology-Based Companies When Crossing the Chasm”)
  • Academy Economist, Aarhus School of Business; completed term at French Chamber of Commerce School, ECCIP in Paris
  • Managerial Economics, McGill University, Faculty of Management, Montreal, Canada
  • IMD Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) programme, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • World Class Leadership, Institute for Corporate Governance, Copenhagen
  • Wharton School of Business Executive Development Program, Philadelphia, USA

Affiliations & Awards

  • National Jury Member, Start-Up Category, Entrepreneur of the Year 2018
  • Member, The Danish Management Society, VL 106 (2008-present)
  • Member, Advisory Board of Connect Denmark Midtjylland (2006-2012)
  • Board Member, Develco Products A/S (technology, energy sector) (2012-2015)
  • Board Member, EMT Nordic A/S (IT solutions, energy sector) (2011-2012)
  • Board Member, Wupti A/S (e-commerce retail) (2008-2011)
  • Board Member, NRGi Elsalg A/S (energy) (2008-2011)
  • Board Member, Staff ApS (textiles) (2004-2005)
  • Board Member, Nordistic A/S (logistics) (2002-2010)

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