Following the acquisition of Leadin that came into effect in May, new appointments have been made to the management of Gofore. The rapidly-growing companies are integrating and from now on will write their success story together.
Topi Koskinen has been appointed as Gofore’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Ville Tuominen as the Director of International Business. Both appointments are effective 9.6.2017. At the same time, Koskinen and Tuominen are joining Gofore’s management team.
Topi Koskinen is responsible at Gofore for production management and for continuous development of agile governance of the company. He will also continue as the Managing Director of Leadin. Ville Tuominen is responsible for Gofore’s international business operations. In addition, he will lead sales of Gofore’s Design services. Alongside his new duties, Tuominen will continue at Leadin in the role of Commercial Manager.
“Traditionally, people have grown into managerial roles at Gofore – previously, no-one has been recruited from outside for the position of a director or manager. Through our first company acquisition, we got not only skilled personnel, but also management,” says the CEO of Gofore, Timur Kärki.
The area of responsibility of Gofore management team member Mikael Nylund has been expanded. Mikael will be leading the mergers & acquisitions process at Gofore, in addition to his current role as a Head of the Management Consulting business. The objective for the M&A process is to support the growth strategy based on organic growth of the company with acquisition transactions in Finland and in selected other market areas. The aim is to find targets with which Gofore can strengthen its ability to comprehensively help its clients in digital transformation.
The acquisition of Leadin was confirmed on 31.5.2017, when Gofore acquired all the shares of Leadin. The growing companies will seek to recruit a total of 170 workers during this year, increasing the number of personnel at the offices of Finland, Great Britain and Germany. Gofore was selected as the best workplace in Finland and the 2nd best workplace in Europe in the Great Place to Work 2017 study. Leadin will continue to operate under its own name for now, and business will go on without interruption.