Meet our Management Team
Our management team brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Learn more about who we are.
Simo Salmensuu was appointed CEO of Miradore in March 2016.
An IT industry veteran since 1998, Simo brings broad experience and a strong global network to the company. His prior experience includes management roles at Taiwanese networking manufacturer Zyxel, Finnish software company Comptel, and worldwide Nokia Networks.
Simo holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Helsinki.
Director of Research and Development
Mikko currently serves as Director of Research and Development at Miradore, managing a team of 20 professionals responsible for application development, architecture, design, testing, and documentation.
A veteran of Miradore for over 12 years, Mikko has held several roles with the company, including Product Manager and Senior Systems Specialist.
Regional Sales Director
Jeremy Allen has been with Miradore since August 2016 and was appointed as EU Sales Director in November 2017.
During his years at Miradore, Jeremy has covered two other important roles, as Account Manager and Channel Manager, and continues to support these initiatives.
Prior to joining Miradore, Jeremy gained over a decade of experience in Sales Management, Financial Services Management, and Sales in his home country of Canada.
Jeremy holds a Master of Business Administration degree in International Business.
Chief Growth Officer
Joonas became a Miradorean in May 2021 and he steers the company’s growth and marketing strategy and initiatives.
Based in the U.S., he brings over 20 years of international experience from tech companies, marketing agencies, and consulting. He has successfully helped several North American and European SaaS companies to expand and become global.
Joonas holds a Master of Business Administration degree.
Head of People Operations
Mira joined the company in 2016, and during her years at Miradore, she has held various positions. Now, she works as Head of People Operations and her main objective is to enable others to thrive in their roles while maintaining the flexible, transparent, and open culture of Miradore.
Mira has a versatile People Management and Business background which helps her to empathize with the people she supports in her role.
Mira holds an MBA in HRM and leadership.
Chief Financial Officer
Jussi joined Miradore in July 2020 to lead a team of finance and data experts. His background is in finance management and business controlling. Jussi’s key interest is further enhancing the data-driven management culture at Miradore.
Being a long-term investor himself, Jussi is able to view matters from both the employee’s and business owner’s perspectives. This is a perk for long-term value creation which benefits the employees and owners alike.
Jussi holds an M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Lappeenranta University of Technology.
Chief Product Officer
Arttu joined Miradore in February 2022 and is in charge of product growth.
Arttu has shipped several multi-million euros of software products and has held product executive roles in multiple startups over thirteen years. He has developed product visions and strategies that led to successful exits of two scaleups. Hired, coached, and lead product teams and mentored product managers that have become product leaders.
Arttu has a Master degree in Computer Sciences.
Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Kim Väisänen is a serial entrepreneur and start-up investor who has received more than dozen awards and prizes. Honours include such recognitions as Entrepreneur of the Year by EY, ICT Company of the Year by Computerworld Finland and Internationalization Awards of the President of the Republic of Finland. He was the CEO and Co-Founder of Blancco Ltd, which became a London Stock Exchange listed company during his tenure. Prior to Blancco he was the Founder, CEO and President of OK-Teline Ltd.
Nathalie Benzing is an operations and go-to-market technology executive with over 18 years of experience scaling and transforming businesses in North America, Europe and Asia. As COO of TradeGecko, one of Singapore’s fastest growing B2B Software as a Service (SaaS) companies, she led the scaling and expansion of its worldwide business, including opening its North American office. As Autodesk’s Global Head of Acquisition Integration, she led the integration of more than 60 acquisitions that drove its transformation from a software-in-a-box into a SaaS company.
Ari-Pekka Salovaara is managing director in one of the biggest SaaS/Cloud companies in Nordics, Visma Solutions Oy with 25 M€ revenues and 100 000 end-customers in several countries. He has founded Severa Oyj (Acqd by Visma), Nexon Consulting Oy (Acqd by Wise Group) and was chosen as Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Finland. He is angel investor in several tech companies including Paytrail Oyj (Acqd by Nets), MOI Mobiili, DealDash and MariaDB.
Fredrik Rönnlund is a seasoned go-to-market entrepreneur and executive with experience from building companies in the US and Finland. He holds a double master’s degree in Engineering and Economics and has lived in the US and Japan. He founded DigitalBooker, Finland’s largest online booking platform (acqd by Visma), built the sales and marketing teams at Vaadin in the US, and currently builds scalable sales at Valohai. As a senior generalist he holds a board position in four companies, helping the leadership teams scale at the intersection of products, marketing and sales.
Filip Lidman is a growth investor focused on B2B software and related services. A member of the investment team at Standout Capital, Filip brings over a decade of experience from investing in and developing Nordic businesses and is currently on the board of multiple Nordic enterprise software companies. Filip has previously also held positions with strategy consulting firm the Boston Consulting Group, technology-focused private equity fund Via Equity, and with Google. Filip holds an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau.