Janis Bergs

Janis Bergs


Jānis Bergs is one of best know technology entrepreneurs in Latvia with more than 20 years experience in IT industry. From 2000 until 2006 he served as board member and later as CEO of the largest Baltic’s IT company Microlink. Microlink has started such successful companies as Delfi newsportals, SAF Tehnika and Doclogix. In 2006 Microlink was sold to TeliaSonera group for over 40 million Euros.

After an exit from Microlink, he with other partners started company FMS that became leader in Latvian ERP market with own ERP software package “Horizon”. FMS provides accounting, payroll and HRM software to largest public and private sector organizations of Latvia. In 2014 FMS was sold to largest ERP software company in Nordic VISMA (www.visma.com). After acquisition FMS was renamed to Visma Enterprise where Janis worked as Managing Director until January 2015.

In March 2016 Janis started to work as Member of Board and Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at SAF Tehnika (www.saftehnika.com) publicly traded technology company based in Riga, Latvia. SAF Tehnika is among world leaders in design and manufacturing of point to point Mircowave Backhaul radios and Wireless IoT sensor platform Aranet. Company sells its equipment in 130 countries. In August 2016 Janis moved to Denver, Colorado where he works as President of SAF North America, wholly owned subsidiary of SAF Tehnika.

He also continues as investor and advisor to privately held companies Mobilly, BKA, FITA and several other technology and Internet related start-ups that operate in USA and Baltic market.

Janis Bergs serves as Board Member of Latvian Exporters association “The Red Jackets” and as Director of Colorado Chapter of Latvian – American Chamber of Commerce.

Janis has been teaching Entrepreneurship at MBA program of Riga Business school, he is actively supporting start up movement by mentoring young entrepreneurs. Also Janis Bergs teaches “Digital Transformation” at courses organized by “First IT Academy”: www.fita.lv

Jānis Bergs has born in 1970, graduated from Riga Technical University as radio engineer and holds MBA degree from Riga Business School. He is married and has two daughters and son.