Monstar Lab Group appoints new global CTO and CCO from own ranks

Jan 31, 2020


As of the beginning of January 2020, Andreas Straarup and Casper Rasmussen have joined the Monstar Lab group as global CCO and CTO, respectively. They have previously held similar positions within Nodes but are now focused on transforming Monstar Lab into one integrated company.

Andreas Straarup and Casper Rasmussen will be responsible for developing, aligning and strengthening the company’s teams across 26 offices in North America, EMEA and APAC. By working closer together and sharing best-practices globally, Monstar Lab aims to become a fully integrated company. The integration is essential to benefit and leverage its size in order to be more competitive in the market and fulfill our ambitions on growth.

“By applying a common approach to clients, projects and colleagues, we can utilize our entire workforce of 1.200 people across the globe and deliver high-quality work wherever you meet us whether that be in New York, London or Tokyo. The synergies across our offices will make us an even greater consultancy,” says newly appointed CCO, Andreas Straarup.  


Knowledge-sharing, best-practices and investing in employees

“Our new structure will make it easier for everyone within Monstar Lab to gain access to insights, tools and knowledge as well as learnings from our offices around the world. We will make sure everyone has access to the information they need to succeed in their own respective area,” says Global CTO, Casper Rasmussen.  

“Andreas and Casper are already proven leaders who can bring Monstar Lab offices together to catalyze growth. I look forward to having them in the Monstar Lab management group and drive the integration on a global scale,” says CEO Hiroki Inagawa.


 CTO  Casper Rasmussen

Casper Rasmussen is Chief Technology Officer at Monstar Lab Group. His focus is to develop, streamline and strengthen the company’s global tech strategy through best-practice sharing and further training of employees. Before joining the Monstar Lab Group management in 2019, he served as CTO and Partner at Nodes, a company he joined in 2011 as an Android Developer.

During his time at Nodes, he has initiated several projects while building a tech department of excellence. This includes speaking publicly at events, creating a tech blog and developing NStack, which is a BaaS with multiple features. Besides his role as CTO, Casper Rasmussen is a trusted advisor for a number of startups and board member for Vapor, a framework build on server-side swift. 

Previous to starting at Nodes, Casper Rasmussen worked at Accenture in IT support. Casper holds a Master of Science in Engineering & Digital Media from the Technical University of Denmark.


CCO  Andreas Straarup

Andreas Straarup is Chief Commercial Officer at Monstar Lab Group. His focus is to develop and implement the company’s global commercial strategy by fostering a culture of excellence, capability building, leadership development and best-practice-sharing.

Before joining Monstar Lab Group in 2019 and serving as the CCO at Nodes, a company he joined in 2016 as Managing Director of UK and ME, Andreas Straarup co-founded the Presidents Institute, an exclusive networking group across Europe for executives. 

Andreas’ achievements with the President Institute awarded the company the Gazelle Award 5 years in a row for being one of the fastest-growing companies in Denmark.

Andreas Straarup has graduated from Copenhagen Business School, and has since completed Executive Education programs from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as well as Columbia University.



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