Ex-Stardoll & iZettle Executives Join Truecaller

Press Release   •   Aug 07, 2013 09:00 GMT

Stockholm, Sweden - August 7, 2013: Today, Truecaller, the world’s largest collaborative phone directory is announcing two top executives to join the team. Ted Nelson former SVP Sales & GM at Stardoll joins as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Anders Gustafsson, former Finance Director at iZettle, as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Since last September, Truecaller has recruited 16 international employees to the team. Their user base has also doubled to more than 20 million in the past 6 months. The Swedish startup is focusing on commercialization, and users should expect to see more features in the Truecaller app to heighten the user experience.

Nelson takes the CCO position with over ten years of previous online gaming experience; four of those years spent at social gaming company Stardoll. "I look forward to join the exciting team that is emerging at Truecaller. Truecaller is at an early stage with a nascent explosive global growth and it is in this environment I love to work. The challenge is now to continue to accelerate user growth and make sure to lead our commercialization into the right path," says Nelson.

Gustafsson comes from a corporate finance background, having worked for Boston Consulting Group, and Goldman Sachs before joining iZettle just after it was founded in 2011. Gustafsson, the new CFO explains, "I am very excited to be joining the Truecaller team. The product is really well liked by users, who engage with it frequently and recommend it to their friends - two of the finest endorsements you can get. My new role will be responsible for the financial management and securing future investments."

With two new top roles added to the rapidly expanding team, Alan Mamedi, CEO and co-founder of Truecaller, has high expectations for the duo. “Having both Ted and Anders joining the management will be a great contribution to the team. I believe with their experience and expertise we’ll be able to take Truecaller to the next level.”

About Truecaller

Truecaller is the world’s first collaborative global phone directory, making it easy for users to get in touch with people across the globe. Truecaller’s dynamic database is always evolving, built by its community that helps keep it accurate by sharing their contacts. Users are always in control of who can see their contact information. Truecaller is available on all internet-enabled devices and on the web. Headquartered in Stockholm, Truecaller is a Swedish company with a global vision. Founded in 2009 by co-founders Nami Zarringhalam and Alan Mamedi, the company is funded by angels and Open Ocean, early VC investors in MySQL. For more information visit or download Truecaller on