Kasper Lorenzen

Kasper is a renowned workaholic with first hand ‘boots on the ground’ experience in the construction sector.  His own frustrations as Site Engineer, Site Manager, Construction Manager and Area Manager have been a driving factor in the development of the Kapio platform.  His interest in IT stems from his early student days.

Initially, Kasper received his degree as a Draftsman and worked for a Danish Engineering Consultancy.  After a short period, he felt he needed a more challenging role and took the decision to return to University.

He chose Structural Engineering and Construction Management, and received his second degree, in early 2011.

After graduating, he accepted a role with the global foundation specialist TREVI.  In order to progress within the company and gain more valuable experience, he taught himself Italian, in under a year.

Within just three years, Kasper was awarded two promotions to become the youngest Construction Manager in the region.  As the only tri-lingual communicator on the project, he quickly gained a reputation for his integrity as a reliable conduit between the project parties.

TREVI’s high profile projects exposed Kasper to a wide variety of challenges, often working in areas of architectural sensitivity.  As a specialist sub-contractor for an International JV, the tight deadlines brought significant administrative burdens.

His progressive mindset and drive for progress convinced Kasper that efficiency gains could be had from a more effective use of IT.

In 2015, still under 30 years old, he was headhunted by Italian foundations specialist, ICOP, and became an Area Manager. He implemented multiple systems, increasing the stability of the Danish branch.  Data analysis was undertaken with greater precision, resulting in increased profitability.

He declined a generous offer to join one of Denmark’s largest construction companies to form Optimise International. Kasper had always been a progressive IT user and felt there was an opportunity to develop a disruptive platform for the construction and engineering sector.

As a young student, he already had a very keen interest in IT, the internet and code writing.  He spent a year of formal study learning key languages including HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL.  Typically for Kasper, this was in addition to his highly focused self-learning regime.  He established an online presence through the gaming network and building value, rather shrewdly, monetised the data to fund a number of trips to the US.

Kasper has determination built in to his DNA – his grandfather, a retired naval Commander, was a WWII resistance fighter who trained as a diver and with the US Naval Mine Warfare school; his father sailed single-handed across the Atlantic, from Minneapolis to Copenhagen, in a 39-footer.  Kasper is a keen skier and has recently started rock-climbing – just to relax.