Jan-Erik Larsen

Partner and CEO

Jan-Erik has unique competence in building identity, profile and reputation through positioning. He is an experienced speaker and conference and debate leader.

Jan-Erik has long previous experience from politics, business and media. He has been State Secretary, led election campaigns and been an elected politician. He has also been a journalist and editor, both locally and nationally. Jan-Erik was one of the founders of the communications agency First House in 2009, before he went on to launch Kruse Larsen in 2015.

Jan-Erik is a former State Secretary having served at the Prime Minister’s office for two periods, for Jens Stoltenberg’s first government in 2000-2001, and Stoltenberg’s second government from 2008-2009. He has political experience from the Workers’ Youth League (AUF) and the Labour Party, having been elected as a member of both Kristiansund City Council and Møre and Romsdal County Council, and serving as special advisor to the Labour Party’s parliamentary group over two separate periods.


Senior advisor

Partner and senior advisor

Celine Gran

SENIOR advisor

Dag Fredrik Bruflot

project manager

Project manager

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Partner og ceo


senior advisor

senior advisor

Lisbeth Berg-Hansen

senior advisor

Petter Kvinge Tvedt

senior advisor

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Partner and senior advisor