Meet our Management Team

Our management team bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Learn more about who we are.


Simo Salmensuu

CEO

Simo Salmensuu has been appointed as CEO of Miradore in March 2016. Simo has been in IT industry already since 1998 having wide business experience and contact network in all continents. Prior experience includes Taiwanese networking manufacturer ZyXEL, Finnish software company Comptel and world-wide Nokia Networks. Previously Simo has worked as Country Manager for Finland and Baltics in ZyXEL. Simo holds M.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Helsinki.

simo.salmensuu@miradore.com | LinkedIn

 

Jere Jutila

Director, Key Accounts

Jere Jutila has been with Miradore since the company was established in 2006. During his years in Miradore, he has been involved in dozens of customer and partner projects, from pre-sales to implementation and support, finding and implementing solutions to a variety of customer challenges. Before joining Miradore, Jere had obtained years of experience in IT operations and services management in a global enterprise environment.

During his years at Miradore, Jere’s responsibilities have included technical sales, customer training, consultation, and Miradore implementation projects. Currently he is working in sales and reponsible of key account management.

jere.jutila@miradore.com | LinkedIn

Sami Mäkiniemelä

Director, Key Accounts

Sami Mäkiniemelä has been with Miradore since 2011 and has lead Miradore product development teams and company’s highly acclaimed customer support. Sami has worked as well in product development roles covering quality and release management. Prior to joining Miradore, Sami had acquired a decade’s worth of experience from working in various software development roles, including mobile software development and testing, customer collaboration, up to the role of Senior Team Manager in Digia. Sami holds MSc from Lappeenranta University of Technology. Currently Sami is working in sales and is responsible for key account management.

sami.makiniemela@miradore.com | LinkedIn

Jeremy Allen

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 in Miradore, Jeremy has also 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 also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and will soon be finished a Master of Business Administration degree in International Business.

jeremy.allen@miradore.com | LinkedIn

Patric Andreasson

Sales Director, Scandinavia

Patric Andreasson has been with Miradore since December 2016 and appointed as the Sales Director for Scandinavia. Patric has been in the IT and Telecoms industry for 20+ revolutionary years, mostly in Key Account and Business Development roles. With great experience from strategic and complex selling and long-term business relationships, combined with a technical background, Patric will work closely with customers and partners to continue the successful growth of Miradore, aiming for it to be the No.1 Device Management choice in the Nordics.

patric.andreasson@miradore.com | LinkedIn

Valtteri Kekki

CTO

Valtteri Kekki has been the CTO of Miradore since 2017. Prior to this role, he has been the Technical Director and also a Product Manager since joining the company in 2011. He is also an experienced software developer. Valtteri holds an M.Sc. in computer science from the Lappeenranta University of Technology.

valtteri.kekki@miradore.com | LinkedIn

Janne Planting

CFO

Janne has thirteen years of experience from different types of finance management and controlling positions, the latest six years as Head of Finance and management team member in the Paper Industry. Before that Janne worked with CGI in various finance controlling positions. Janne’s skills and experience include eg. management reporting, budgeting and forecasting, cost accounting, pricing, transfer pricing and taxation.

janne.planting@miradore.com | LinkedIn

Laura Bergström

CMO

Laura Bergström joined Miradore as Chief Marketing Officer in June 2018, bringing over 10 years of experience in marketing global enterprise software. Previously, she held several senior marketing roles at Trimble, lately focusing on global awareness programs and business digitalization.

Laura holds a B.A. in corporate communications from Università degli Studi di Macerata and a B.S. in interactive media from Arcada University of Applied Science.

laura.bergstrom@miradore.com | LinkedIn

Board of Directors

Ari Korhonen

Chairman

Ari Korhonen is an angel investor and venture capitalist. He is the the founder of Lagoon Capital investment company. Ari has been a successful technology entrepreneur 20 years and a business angel for 10 years. He developed his company Komartek into an international success story, acquired by WM-data (CGI). Ari has made angel investments in over 24 companies and is a member of the board of directors in many of them.

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Erik Wästlund

Board Member

Erik Wästlund is co-founding partner at Standout Capital, a private equity firm investing in growing Nordic tech companies. Erik has a 20 year international experience from London and New York as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, co-founder of fintech company StreamVPN ltd and partner at tech investor New Street Capital. Erik currently serves on the board of BCB Medical Oy.

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Markku Toivanen

Board member

Markku Toivanen has over twenty years’ experience in the Finnish IT sector. Prior to joining Miradore, Markku was chief executive officer and co-founder of Sentera Oyj, a company specialized in providing IT-systems and integration solutions. Markku is acting as a chairman / board member for several Finnish IT companies. He has served as a mentor for the Global Software Program and was a committee member of the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK.

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Kim Väisänen

Board Member

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.

Ari-Pekka Salovaara

Board Member

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.