About Controlant

Temperature monitoring is mission-critical

The way the temperature-controlled chain currently works is broken. Controlant is fixing it. Our mission is to ensure consumer and patient safety and reduce global cold chain waste to less than one percent.

Cold chain waste is a global epidemic

Controlant develops next generation solutions that are reducing the staggering losses in the global cold chain.

Those losses currently total over $35 billion worth of perishable food products annually. Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year, or approximately 1.3 billion tons, is wasted. In addition, annual pharmaceutical losses add up to an estimated $35 billion globally due to temperature excursions and are expected to increase as patient demand continues to grow.

Within the cold chain, problems typically happen at multiple handoff points. Today, temperature excursions account for nearly 80 percent of supply chain problems, damaging products and diminishing consumer confidence in the brands they once trusted. Each lane of travel—air, road, or sea—requires different types of handoff points and poses different risks.

Losses of Pharmaceuticals and temperature-sensitive Food & Beverage products often occur because cold chains have historically lacked real-time access to actionable data that enables accurate decision-making and documents the integrity of delivered cargo.

This problem is compounded by the nature of data collection for ambient and cold chain products: many siloed points along the supply chain lack connectivity, and data collected by condition-monitoring devices—while current when it is collected—is not always immediately available for review and analysis to assess and ensure the relative remaining shelf life, quality, or efficacy of products at the end of the supply chain. The lack of visibility has limited businesses to decision-making based on collecting data only at the end points of the product journey, and often only after degradation or waste has occurred.

Real-time solutions for digitally connected, global supply chains

Controlant delivers next-generation, real-time environmental monitoring and traceability solutions for temperature-controlled supply chains. Our unique model, Cold Chain as a Service (CHaaS), includes access to IoT hardware, a proprietary cloud software platform, and a variety of services, all delivered as a subscription-based service. Our solution reduces the costs of implementing, scaling, and managing a real-time temperature monitoring program, including leveraging supply chain data, supporting stakeholder onboarding and usage, and managing an entire IoT data logger pool.

Our solutions empower those responsible for cold chain performance to stay abreast of critical metrics in real-time when their shipments or assets are in-transit, addressing problems quickly when they arise. Data analytics provide customers with deeper insights to fuel future decision-making and collaboration throughout their entire business ecosystem.





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Gisli Herjolfsson

Co-Founder, CEO

Mr. Herjolfsson co-founded Controlant, a global company that offers next-generation Cold Chain solutions as a Service (CHaaS). He has driven the vision, culture, and growth of the company for the last 10 years.

Erlingur Brynjulfsson

Co-Founder, CTO

Mr. Brynjulfsson co-founded Controlant and has served as its Chief Technology Officer since 2007, leading all product R&D, design, and development. Mr. Brynjulfsson holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Iceland.

Gudmundur Arnason


Mr. Arnason has served as Controlant’s CFO since 2015. He holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Reykjavik University.

Anna Karlsdottir

Quality Manager

Ms. Karlsdottir has served as Controlant's Quality Manager and Chief Service Officer since 2015. She holds an M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iceland.

Vally Helgadottir


Ms. Helgadottir has served as Controlant's Chief Services Officer since 2018. She holds a Master of Project Management (MPM) from the University of Iceland.

Jessie VanderVeen

VP Marketing and Communications

Ms. VanderVeen leads Controlant's marketing and communications programs. She carries more than 15 years of experience working in marketing, operational, and business development roles, including for enterprise SaaS, She earned a Doctor of Law from NYU Law and a Master's in Leadership & Policy from Temple University.

Stefan Karlsson

VP People and Culture

Mr. Karlsson co-founded Controlant and previously served as its Chief Operating Officer and a member of its board of directors. Mr. Karlsson earned a Bachelors in Business Administration from Bifrost University and an MBA from Reykjavik University.

Sales and business development

Adalheidur Palmadottir

Business Development Director

Astvaldur Johannsson

Business Development, AMEA

Brett Finkelstein

VP Sales, Americas

Ranald Haig

Business Development Director

Advisory board

Philippe Hemard

Supply Chain Executive

Rob Bailey

Enterprise Blockchain Executive

Chris Scoggins

Tech Entrepreneur

Yoram Eshel

Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Executive

Jeremy Schneider

Food Quality and Safety Executive

Contributing to the greater good

Millions of children and adults in low-resource settings live without access to life-saving medicines and vaccines. Controlant is proudly partnering with organizations that seek to help all people lead healthy, productive lives by bringing innovative technologies that improve the living conditions in developing areas. 

Through our efforts with AUCMA and Intellectual Ventures, the innovative arm of Global Good, a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded organization, our cold chain monitoring technology is helping to safely deliver vaccines and medicines throughout Africa.

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Grensavegur 7,
108 Reykjavik
+354 517 0630

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San Francisco

1592 Union Street
Suite 237
San Francisco, CA 94123
+1 833-299-9284

Who we are

At Controlant, we're improving patient and consumer safety, reducing waste, and increasing efficiency and collaboration across the global supply chain.

What we value

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We believe in transparency in our work and with our customers.

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We believe in setting the standard for quality.

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