CEO and Executive Team
CEO and Executive Team
The Board of Directors elects the company’s CEO. The CEO manages and develops the company’s business operations and is in charge of its operative management in accordance with the instructions issued by the Board. The CEO reports to the Board. The CEO manages the company’s current executive matters in accordance with the Board’s instructions and is responsible for ensuring that the company’s accounts adhere to the law and that financial management is reliable.
Executive team assists the CEO in developing and administering operations. The Board of Directors nominates the executive team.
CEO, STUD. OF TECH., BORN 1975
Mikael Nylund has served as CEO of Gofore since 11 December 2019. Previously, Nylund served as Director of M&A since 2019 and Director of management consulting since 2016 at Gofore. Ny-lund has also worked as Business Manager for IT Management specialist services (2012–2015) and Senior Consultant (2010–2011) at Gofore. Nylund previously worked as a technology manager at Enfo (2005–2010), as technology director at Capnova Oy (2001–2005) and as an entrepreneur (1998–2001). Nylund has also served on the Board of Directors of Capnova since 2008.
CFO, MASTER OF SCIENCE (ECONOMICS), BORN 1973
Petteri Venola has been CFO of Gofore since 2012. Venola is one of the founders of Gofore. At Gofore, prior to the current position, Venola served as Gofore’s Development Director (2010–2012) and CEO (2002-2010). Previously, Venola worked as TJ Group’s Tampere Operations Mnager (2001–2002), Project Manager at TJ Group’s subsidiary Tietovalta (1999–2001), and as Research Manager and group manager at the Institute for Information Technology Research at the University of Jyväskylä (1997–1999).
SALES DIRECTOR, MASTER OF SCIENCE (ECONOMICS), BORN 1977
Juha Virtanen has been Gofore’s Sales Director since 2016 and has held various expert positions since 2007. Virtanen has previously served as Director of Software Development at Gofore (2012–2015) and Director of Sales and Marketing (2007-2011). Virtanen previously served as Director of Sales and Marketing for DiCode (2005–2007) and Business Developer at ProApac (2004–2005). Virtanen has held positions of trust as Chairman of the Board of JV-Rakennus since 2016.
DIRECTOR, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS, BBA, BORN 1969
Petra Sievinen has been Gofore’s Director of Marketing and Communications since August 2019. Sievinen has previously worked as a communications strategist at Gofore since 2018. Prior to Go-fore, Sievinen worked at IBM with responsibility for IBM Finland’s External Communications (2016–2018). Before that, Sievinen served as Director of Marketing at Descom (2014–2015) and in several sales and marketing positions (2005–2014).
CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER, MASTER OF SCIENCE (TECHNOLOGY), BORN 1960
Terhi Vesanen on toiminut Goforen kasvujohtajana elokuusta 2019 lähtien. Hän toimi aiemmin Goforella vanhempana palveluarkkitehtina vastaten projektipäällikköpalveluista vuodesta 2015 alkaen. Ennen Goforea Vesanen on työskennellyt konsulttina Hss Consulting Oy:ssa (2013–2014), projektitoiminnasta vastaavana johtajana Symbio Oy:ssa (2010–2012), useissa tuotekehityksen johtotehtävissä Nokia Oyj:ssa (1995–2009), vanhempana tutkijana Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy:ssa (1990–1994) sekä ohjelmistosuunnittelijana Hollming Oy:ssa (1986–1989) ja Kone Oy:ssa (1984–1985).
DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS, MBA, BORN 1975
Ville Tuominen has been Director of International Operations at Gofore since 2017. In addition, Tuominen has acted as the Chief Commercial Officer of Leadin Group and in other management positions since 2014. Tuominen previously worked as Symbio’s Global Mobile Business Manager (2011–2014), at Flander Software in Software Development and Quality Assurance Services (2008–2010), at Nokia Oyj as Product Development Manager (2003–2007), and in several roles as software development specialist (1999–2003).
CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER, MASTER OF SCIENCE (TECHNOLOGY), BORN 1975
Kristiina Härkönen has been Gofore’s Chief Sustainability Officer since August 2019. Härkönen has served as Director responsible for the cloud business (2017–2019) and has held various expert positions since 2003 at Gofore. Härkönen has also worked as Healthcare and Regional Executive (2016-2017), Senior Consultant (2015-2016), Service Architect (2012–2014), Technical Project Manager (2009–2012) and Software Designer (2003–2009) at Gofore. Härkönen previously worked for the TJ Group as a software engineer (2000–2003).
SITE LEAD, HELSINKI, MASTER OF SCIENCE (TECHNOLOGY), BORN 1982
Aki Koikkalainen has worked as a Site Lead in Helsinki since January 2019. Koikkalainen was previously Solinor Oy’s CEO (2013–2019), before the company merged with Gofore in January 2019. Prior to Solinor, Koikkalainen has worked as Chief Operating Officer at Effmag Oy (2010–2012) and Chief Operating Officer at Biozone Scientific International Oy (2009–2010).