About Q-Free
About Q-Free

About Q-Free

A prime mover in the world of smart, safe, and sustainable transportation management.

We go to work every day hoping to do two things: improve mobility and make the world a little better. Collectively, we channel our energy to influence and develop the global ITS community. We improve traffic flow, road safety, and air quality in communities all over the world.

Our innovation toolbox includes a broad, complementary array of hardware and software solutions for tolling and traffic management applications.

Q-Free at a glance






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Our vision

Changing the movements of life

Our mission

Creating intelligent solutions for efficient, safe, and environmentally-friendly transportation based on innovative technology and open platforms.

Sustainability goals

In 2019, we unified our vision, mission, and values under three purpose-driven goals.


Optimize the movement of people, goods, and data.


Stimulate sustainable transportation.


Improve road and travel safety.

Together, these goals unify our global teams and better reflect our culture. They breakdown traditional solution silos and highlight the importance of collaboration. Plus, they help align our product development and growth with our chosen United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UN Sustainable Development Goals

It’s more than just a business strategy. Working toward better, healthier, and more sustainable transportation is our morale responsibility for the greater good of generations to come.

Q-Free also supports UN Global Compact. Here you can see our Communication of Progress Letter (COP). You can read more about our work and commitments in our Annual Report from 2021, available here.

Our leadership team

Mark Talbot

Executive Chair

Served since 2024

Mark Talbot joined Q-Free as the Executive Chair in April 2024.

Talbot is a seasoned transportation technology and smart mobility executive. He has held leading positions at global ITS companies including Verra Mobility, Redflex Holdings Limited, Conduent, and Xerox. He is accustomed to leading global teams across the Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, and the Middle East.

Talbot holds a Bachelor of Science from Catholic University of America and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland. Talbot is an American citizen based in Vienna, VA.

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Trond Christensen


Served since 2019

Trond Christensen has held the position as CFO since November 2019. Christensen served as interim CEO in the period of July 2022-October 2022 and October 2023 -March 2024. Christensen has several years’ experience as a state authorized public accountant. Christensen also has more than 10 years of experience as CFO/CEO and has worked for companies such as Jotun, Komplett, Brubakken and Leonhard Nilsen & Sønner. Since 2014, he has worked with consulting and management for hire.

Christensen is a Siviløkonom (four-year program in economics and business administration) from Norwegian Business School BI, and holds a Master’s in Accounting from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Norway. Christensen is a Norwegian citizen based in Trondheim and Oslo, Norway.

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Fredrik Nordh

EVP Tolling

Served since 2017

Fredrik Nordh joined Q-Free as Senior Vice President Europe in September 2017. Nordh has held several leading positions within Tomra Group (2003-2017), most recently the position as SVP Head of Nordic Collection Solutions. Nordh has also been Nordic Business Controller at LG Electronics and held several finance, IT, and logistics positions at S.C. Johnson.

A native Swede, Nordh received a Master of Science degree in Business and Economics from the University of Uppsala in Sweden. Nordh is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Daniel Skiffington

Senior Executive Vice President Traffic Management

Served since 2022

Daniel Skiffington has held the position as EVP Traffic Management since October 2022.

Skiffington has been a member of the senior traffic management team since 2019, most recently serving as EVP of Technology responsible for the development and dissemination of technology for customers, vendors, and clients to improve and increase business. He started with Open Roads Consulting in 2003, which was subsequently acquired by Q-Free to forge the cornerstone of the company’s interurban traffic offering in 2014.

With nearly 20 years’ experience in traffic management technology, Skiffington has extensive industry expertise spanning software development, product management, as well as project and program management.

Skiffington holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Virginia Tech (US). Skiffington is an American citizen and resides in Chesapeake, Virginia.

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Hege Margrethe Sand

EVP Sustainability, People and Brand

Served since 2023

Hege Sand joined Q-Free as Executive Vice President in March 2023. Sand has extensive international experience and 20 years within Strategic HR. Sand comes from the Norwegian state enterprise Enova SF which works for Norway’s transition to a low-emission society. Sand has further held several leading positions within companies like Telenor, Skanska, IKEA, emgs and SINTEF. Sand holds a degree in Strategic HRM from University of Tilburg in the Netherlands and Human Resources (Personal- og arbeidslivsprogrammet) from University of Lund in Sweden.

Sand is a Norwegian citizen based in Trondheim, Norway.

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