About us

Since dNODES was established in 2015, we have worked closely with a diverse range of companies - from large established corporations to smaller businesses aiming for international growth. Our consultants and network partners provide expert advice on strategic, financial, and operational matters, with an analytical and fact-based approach.


We have established a network of cooperation partners we like to work with, within the following areas of expertise:

Go to market sales

Effectively launching and scaling your products or service.

Online growth and marketing

Helping boost and optimise your online presence and reach.

Digital solutions

For innovative software development and digital dashboards to monitor your business.


Providing expert advice and accounting setup for international growth.


Identifying and negotiating an optimal banking solution for your business.

IP management

To protect and maximise the value of your intellectual property.

R&D funding

Helping to secure governmental funding for research and development initiatives.

Corporate finance

For strategic financial planning, investment advice and equity funding.

Business law firms

Legal support and advice in contract negotiations and share issues.


Erlend Glømmen is the founder of dNODES. He has served as an advisor and board member for a number of high growth organisations.


Erlend A. J. Glømmen

As the working Chairman and CFO of MiniMeis for 6 years, I lead the scale-up and internationalisation of an award-winning and patented shoulder carrier for toddlers. I secured financing, through share issues, loans and financial instruments, amounting to over 100 million NOK for the company, heading a board of national and international investors. I also co-invented key patents for the company, which is currently present in 700 stores internationally and selling to 150 countries through its web shop. The company is now owned by HTS BeSafe.

Erlend has an MBA from Edinburgh Business School (EBS), Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, a Professional certificate in Strategic decision and Risk management from Stanford University and an MSc in Reservoir engineering from NTNU in Norway. He started his career in 1997, working for the privately held oil and gas company Saga Petroleum ASA in Norway. After founding dNODES in 2015, he has worked as a management consultant for companies with high growth ambitions and an international focus.

Erlend spends the majority of his time guiding businesses in developing clear and effective strategies, supported by economic modelling. He has a a unique ability to solve small and large problems - and loves the combination of business, people and number-crunching. He also provides courses in decision analysis.


Associated senior advisor

Ada Christiane Rieker
Associated senior advisor

Ada is a Director and Management consultant at Metier. She has a BBA from University of Washington and an MBA from Pacific Lutheran University with focus on finance and economics. She has also completed a course in Board Management at BI Norwegian Business School.

Ada has 25 years of professional and leadership experience from Hydro and Statoil, mainly working within the field of investment analysis, portfolio management, strategy and business development, but she also has experience from internal audit, IS management and investor relations. She has extensive experience from senior level management positions with leadership of multidiscipline teams across geographic regions.

Ada has for years been particularly dedicated to improve value creation through good decision processes, focusing on providing high quality decision support by improving analysis methodology, tools and work processes, training professional staff and enhancing cross discipline collaboration.

Principal advisor

Sverre Holte
Principal advisor

Sverre holds an MSc in fluid mechanics and a PhD in geophysical fluid mechanics from University of Oslo, and has more than 20 years of hands-on experience within complex decision making.Sverre started his career in the oil and gas industry in research and development projects in Det norske Veritas and Kværner (now Aker Solutions). He later joined Hydro and Statoil (now Equinor) and worked within field development, international business development and exploration.

Sverre held senior advisory and management positions in exploration and portfolio management. He was responsible for developing exploration guidelines in Equinor, coordinating economists, engineers and geologists/geophysicists in multi-disciplinary work and complex decision processes in general.

Principal Advisor

Ronald D. Allred
Principal advisor

Ron is working as a Principal Advisor in DecisionNodes - his wide-ranging experience in the oil and gas industry as well as his expertise in decision analysis complements the skills already in place within the company. His areas of expertise are in decision and risk facilitation, decision analysis and modeling, implementation planning and conducting decision analysis, modeling, and value-of-information courses.

Ron has a BSc in Geology from Oklahoma State University and an MSc in Geophysics from Wright State University. He started his career in the oil and gas industry with Arco in 1980 and for the past 34 years has worked for ConocoPhillips. His last appointment held was Europe Capital Projects Portfolio Manager, a position that required structured problem-solving skills, alignment and close cooperation between the projects group, internal departments and key stakeholders to execute the portfolio of projects in Europe.

A significant percentage of Ron's working life has been associated with decision analysis - from a wide-eyed neophyte being mentored in the discipline, to being European Director for Decision and Risk Analysis (managing both local and regional groups), to a recognized global resource responsible for developing and enacting decision analysis policy on a company wide basis for ConocoPhillips.

Ron's experience allows him to provide a high level of support to company decision-makers and to teams working on decision problems both within and outside of the oil and gas industry.

Associated senior advisor

Reidar B. Bratvold
Associated senior advisor

Reidar B. Bratvold is a Professor of Petroleum Investment and Decision Analysis at the University of Stavanger, Norway where he is teaching and supervising graduate students doing research in uncertainty assessment, risk management, investment analysis, decision sciences, and market based valuation.

He is also a professor II at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim where his main focus is on the application of decision analysis to support Integrated Operations. Before joining the University of Stavanger, Reidar was professor and discipline head of petroleum engineering & management at the University of Adelaide, Australia, where he still retains a position as adjunct professor.

Reidar holds a PhD degree in petroleum engineering and an MSc degree in mathematics both from Stanford University, an MSc degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa, a BSc degree from University of Stavanger, Norway. He also has extensive executive education from INSEAD (International Executive Program), Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford’s Department of Management Sciences and Engineering, and the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is a Fellow and board member of the Society of Decision Professionals.

Reidar is a co-author of the book, Making Good Decisions. The book is based on commonly accepted best practices and underpinned by sound theory, stemming from the author's mix of industry and academic experience. It will help the reader to think clearly about complex and uncertain decision situations and explain such topics as decision-tree analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, value of information, and value of flexibility. This book is essential reading for technical professionals and managers alike.

Reidar is working as an associated senior advisor to DecisionNodes and is available to share his expertise through our courses and consultancy projects.

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