Bjørnar holds a Master of Science from NTH (NTNU), Department of Computer Systems and Telematics 1993. He has recently worked with consulting solutions for banks in Scandinavia. Bjørnar has mainly worked as a technical project manager, architect and developer. Previously, he has worked as a consultant in Hydro, Statoil and DNB. Bjørnar has strong expertise in Java, JavaScript, Java EE and web development.

Bjørnar is originally from Steinkjer, but has lived in Bergen since 1999. Aside from trying to keep in shape with spinning and running, he enjoys staying at the cabin in the mountains with his two children.