Rickard Hansson is the founder and CEO of Incentive. With more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, Rickard is a serial entrepreneur and self-taught programmer who created Incentive in 2008 based on his belief that internal workplace communication should be a social and collaborative experience.
Prior to founding Incentive, Rickard started Mindroute Software in 2002, where he developed Lemoon, a user-friendly content management system (CMS). Within three years, Mindroute became the second largest CMS firm in Sweden, boasting 100 to 150 new clients per year. In 2013, Rickard sold Lemoon to focus exclusively on Incentive and has since moved Incentive's headquarters to Southern California's up-and-coming tech hub, Silicon Beach. Since its inception, Incentive has helped thousands of companies from more than 100 countries accelerate positive business outcomes through improved collaboration and communication.
In addition to his software companies, Rickard has started various technology consulting and investing firms. He is an angel investor and a frequent lecturer on entrepreneurship, social collaboration and the future of workplace communication.