Management Team - Jari Jaakkola

Jari Jaakkola

b. 1961

Chief Executive Officer

Member of the Executive Management Team since August 2006

Mr. Jari Jaakkola worked from August 2006 to January 2008 as Senior Vice President, Business Operations at QPR Software Plc. Jari Jaakkola’s previous experience covers leadership positions in Sonera Corporation and Metsä Board Corporation. His past roles include lead responsibilities in large international equity and finance operations, investor relations, strategic marketing and brand management as well as in corporate communications and corporate affairs.

Mr. Jaakkola holds a B.A. degree in journalism from Tampere University and an MBA from Henley Business School (United Kingdom).

Employees - Matti Erkheikki

Matti Erkheikki

b. 1978

SVP, Process mining & strategy management business since January 2017

Member of the Executive Management Team since July 2007

Mr. Matti Erkheikki is in charge of Process Mining and Channel Business.

He has worked for QPR Software since February 2002, initially as a consultant. In 2005 he worked as a Business Development Manager and in 2006 as the Regional Vice President of North America. From 2007 to 2014 he was responsible for QPR's Business Operations in Finland and in 2012–2014 also for the global OEM Business. Prior to his current position, Mr. Erkheikki was in charge of domestic sales and global delivery of process intelligence solutions, also developing international process intelligence solution sales channel. Mr. Erkheikki was also responsible for selling and delivering SAP solutions in the Finnish market.

Mr. Erkheikki holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management.


Harri Ruuska

b. 1971

SVP, Operational Development Business

Member of the Executive Management Team since November 2020

Mr. Harri Ruuska is responsible for QPR’s Operational Development Business, including consulting and software, in QPR's domestic market, Finland.

Prior to joining QPR, Mr. Ruuska worked at Atos as Head of Enterprise Solutions, Northern Europe, in 2018-2020. In 2016-2018 he was employed by CGI as VP, Consulting Services. During 2012-2016 he held various executive positions at Tieto in the area of ERP technologies, Business Integration, SAP projects and industry partnerships. Prior to this he held several management roles at Nokia for over 14 years. He also acts as Executive Adviser for Aalto University innovation pre-seed project since 2020.

Mr. Ruuska holds an Executive MBA degree in Executive Leadership.


Tero Aspinen

b. 1985

Vice President, Strategy Management

Vice President, Middle East Business and Performance Management Solutions, since January 2017

Member of the Executive Management Team since January 2017

Mr. Tero Aspinen is responsible for the development and sales of Performance Management solutions globally and QPR’s business in the Middle East market. Tero Aspinen has served QPR Software in various roles since 2008. He has been involved in more than a hundred customer cases where organizations have implemented QPR’s solutions.

Mr. Aspinen holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management.


Päivi Vahvelainen

b. 1959

Chief Financial Officer starting June 2021

Acting Chief Financial Officer since November 2020

Member of the Executive Management Team since November 2020

Ms. Päivi Vahvelainen is responsible for Finance, Human Resources and Administration at QPR Software. Additionally she is responsible for holding QPR’s insider register and monitoring the compliance with Insider Guidelines, as well as coordinating and reporting on the Company’s internal controls and risk management.

Ms. Päivi Vahvelainen has worked as the Chief Financial Officer in QPR from May 2014 to June 2015, November 2009 to January 2013, and as Acting Chief Financial Officer in QPR from May 2008 to August 2009. Before joining QPR, she has worked as the CFO in Holiday Club Resorts Oy. In addition, she has held several financial management leadership positions in Sonera Corporation, Sanitec Oyj and Oy Gustav Paulig Ab.

Ms. Päivi Vahvelainen is a graduate from Commercial Institute and has a degree from the Institute of Marketing.


Pekka Keskiivari

b. 1964

Senior Vice President, Products & Technology

Member of the Executive Management Team since March 2019

Mr. Pekka Keskiivari is responsible for QPR’s Software Product Portfolio, Product Strategy, Product Management, Product Development and Customer Care services.

Prior to joining QPR, he worked as Chief Technology Officer for Diktamen Oy in 2014-2019 and CRF Health in 2006-2014. During 1996-2006 Mr. Keskiivari held various management and executive positions at Sonera Corporation in the area of Product Development and Management. Prior to this, he worked for Neste in various roles ranging from software development to oil trading.

Mr. Keskiivari holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology.