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.

Timur Kärki

CEO, M.Sc. (Tech.), born 1971

Timur is one of Gofore’s founding shareholders and has been the company’s CEO since 2010. Before, he was Projects Director at Gofore in 2002–2010. Previously, Timur has worked as the Chief Technology Officer at Wireless Artificial Intelligence Services (2001–2002), Production Manager and Senior Software Specialist at Tietovalta / TJ Group (1999–2001) and as specialist at Sonera (1997–1999). Timur has been a board member of Ilves Hockey since 2017.

Petteri Venola

CFO, M.Sc. (BA), born 1973

Petteri is one of the founding shareholders of Gofore. The company’s Chief Financial Officer since 2012. Previous positions as Gofore’s Director of Development (2010-2012) and CEO (2002–2010). Before, Petteri worked as the director of TJ Group’s Tampere office (2001–2002), Project Manager of TJ Group’s subsidiary Tietovalta. (1999–2001) and in research roles and as a team manager in the research institute of information technology at the University of Jyväskylä (1997–1999).

Juha Virtanen

Director, sales and customer value, M.Sc (Econ., BA), born 1977

Juha has worked as Gofore’s Sales Director since 2016 and in many expert roles since 2007, including Gofore’s Director of Software Development (2012–2015) and Director of Sales and Marketing (2007–2011). Previously, Juha worked as Sales and Marketing Director of DiCode (2005–2007) and as Business Developer of ProApac Co. (2004–2005). Positions of trust: Chair of JV-Rakennus’s Board of Directors since 2016.

Riikka Nurminen

Director, Marketing and Communications, M.Sc (Econ., BA), born 1976

Riikka has worked as Gofore’s Marketing and Communications Director since 2017 and the company’s Marketing Manager in 2013–2017. Before, Riikka held the positions of Product Marketing Manager (2010–2012), Product Manager (2008–2009) and Project Coordinator (2006–2008) at Nokia Corporation.

Erkki Salminen

Director, Culture and Competences, M.Sc. (Computer sci.), born 1975

Erkki has worked as Director of Gofore’s Culture and Competences since 2015 and in many expert roles since 2007. Previous positions as Gofore’s Development Director (2014), Senior Service Architect (2012–2013), Projects Director (2010–2011) and Technical Project Manager (2007–2010). Before, Erkki has worked as Project Manager (2005–2007) and Software Developer (2004-2005) at Solita as well as IT consultant at SysOpen (1998–2004).

Topi Koskinen

COO, M.Soc.Sci., born 1972

Topi has worked as Gofore’s Chief Operating Officer since 2017. In addition to this, he has also worked as CEO of Leadin Group since 2012 and has held various expert roles in 2011–2012. Before, Topi has worked for Nokia Corporation as Senior Solution Manager in the development of MeeGo smartphones (2009–2011), Strategic Director of User Experience Portfolio (2008–2009), Chief User Interface Developer of the Development Work of N-series Mobile Devices (2007), User Experience and User Design Director in the development work of S60 mobile phones (2002–2006), and as  Project Manager / User Experience Specialist in the development work of various mobile phone and PC user interfaces (1997–2002).

Ville Tuominen

Director, International Operations, MBA, born 1975

Ville has worked as Director of Gofore’s International Operations since 2017. In addition to this, he has worked as Commercial Director of the Leadin Group and has held other management positions since 2014. Previously, Ville has worked for Symbio as Business Director of the global mobile sector (2011–2014), for Flander Software as Director of software development and quality assurance (2008–2010), and for Nokia Corporation in management roles of product development (2003–2007) and in several expert positions of software development (1999–2003).

Kristiina Härkönen

Business Director, Cloud Services, M.Sc. (Tech.), born 1975

Kristiina has worked as Director of Gofore’s Cloud Services division since 2017 and in many expert roles since 2003, including Gofore’s Head of the Healthcare and Regional Administration division (2016–2017), Leading Consultant (2015–2016), Service Architect (2012–2014), Technical Project Manager (2009–2012) and Software Developer (2003–2009). Previously, Kristiina has worked as Software Engineer at TJ Group (2000–2003).

Mikael Nylund

Business Director, management consulting, Stud. of tech., born 1975

Mikael has worked as Business Director of Gofore’s Management Consulting since 2016. He is in charge of Gofore’s mergers and acquisitions, and has also held the positions of Business Director of the experts services of the company’s IT management (2012–2015) and Senior Consultant (2010–2011). Previously, Mikael has worked as Technology Director at Enfo (2005–2010), Technology Manager at Capnova (2001–2005) and as an entrepreneur (1998–2001). He has also been a board member of Capnova since 2008.