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

FOUNDED IN
1984

HEADQUARTERED IN
TRONDHEIM
NORWAY

OFFICES IN
15
COUNTRIES

~370
EMPLOYEES

35
NATIONALITIES

17% FEMALE
83% MALE

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.

Q-Flow

Optimize the movement of people, goods, and data.

Q-Clean

Stimulate sustainable transportation.

Q-Safe

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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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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