Executive Management Team

Jussi Vasama

About

b. 1974

Chief Executive Officer since October 2021
Member of the Executive Management Team since October 2021.

Jussi Vasama holds a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering and Management.

Area of responsibility

As CEO of QPR Software, Jussi Vasama is responsible for managing the running administration of the Company in accordance with the instructions and regulations issued by the Board of Directors, in addition to providing the Board and its members with the information necessary to carry out the functions of the Board of Directors. The CEO is responsible for the company’s operational management, sales and partner operations, human resources, and preparation of decisions belonging to the Board of Directors.

Experience

Jussi Vasama has over 20 years of experience in the global consulting and software industry.

From the year 2007 Vasama held various positions at Basware, being responsible for sales, professional services, and customer support in his role as Country Manager Finland. His latest position at Basware was Chief Customer Officer. Furthermore, he was a member of the Executive Team, overseeing Professional Services and Customer Success business, as well as global customer support, leading an international organization of nearly 600 people. Before that, Vasama worked as a management consultant at Vectia Ltd for 7 years.

In addition to leading international growth businesses, Vasama's experience includes operating in a cloud and SaaS environment, and developing, innovating, and leading a variety of change projects, such as building partner ecosystems.

Mervi Kerkelä-Hiltunen

About

b. 1975

Chief Financial Officer

Member of the Executive Management Team since August 2022.

Mervi holds a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Oulu and has also completed the Finance Executive program at Aalto Executive Education and the Good Board Member (HHJ) training.

Area of responsibility

Mervi is responsible for QPR Software's finance and administration, including external and internal reporting, monitoring and managing the financial performance of the business, capital allocation and procurement. She also oversees investor relations, compliance with the Insider Trading Manual, coordination of risk management and treasury functions.

Experience

Mervi has more than 20 years of solid expertise in finance and management, as well as a wealth of knowledge in the fields of telecom, technology and manufacturing industries in business-to-business, and consulting. Most recently, Mervi was in charge of the Deloitte Finance and Performance Energy,Resources and Industrial clients portfolio, business finance offering as well as regional CFO program coordination.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Mervi had a lengthy career at Nokia where she held a variety of global financial management positions, including Head of Finance Transformation and Group Functions, Finance Process Owner, Head of Business Reporting, and Finance head for several business entities like Indian mobile phones factory.

Matti Erkheikki

About

b. 1978
 
Chief of Strategy, Partnerships, and Alliances.

Member of the Executive Management Team since July 2007.


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

Area of responsibility

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

Experience

Mr. Erkheikki 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 between 2012 and 2014 for the global OEM Business. Prior to his current position, Mr. Erkheikki worked as SVP for the process mining & strategy management business since January 2017.  Mr. Erkheikki has also been responsible for selling and delivering SAP solutions in the Finnish market.

Tero Aspinen

About

b. 1985
 
VP Middle East Business

Member of the Executive Management Team since January 2017

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

Area of responsibility

Mr. Tero Aspinen is responsible for the development and sales of Performance Management solutions globally and QPR’s business in the Middle East market.

Experience

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. Prior to his current role, Mr. Aspinen worked as Vice President for Middle East Business and Performance Management Solutions (2017-2022).

Pekka Keskiivari

About

b. 1964

Chief Technology Officer
Also in charge of Product Management
 
Member of the Executive Management Team since March 2019

Mr. Keskiivari holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology, postgraduate studies at MIT and Aalto University.
 

Area of responsibility

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

Experience

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.

Sanna Salo

About

b. 1977

Chief Marketing Officer

Member of the Executive Management Team since February 2022

Ms. Salo is a Master of Science in Economics.

Area of responsibility

Ms. Sanna Salo is responsible for Marketing, Communications, and Brand Management at QPR Software.

Experience

Sanna Salo has previously worked as Director of Marketing and Communications for the B2B digital marketing solutions provider, Fonecta Oy. Prior to that, she worked for IBM Finland for almost ten years in various marketing management positions, both in Finland and in Nordic countries.

Samuel Rinnetmäki

About

b. 1976

Director of Consulting

Member of the Executive Management Team since February 2022.


Mr. Rinnetmäki holds a Master's Degree in Engineering.

Area of responsibility

Mr. Samuel Rinnetmäki is in charge of Consulting at QPR Software.

Experience

Samuel Rinnetmäki has previously worked for the company’s consulting business as a consultant and manager for several years. Prior to that, he worked for more than 14 years at the Finnish Centre for Pensions, holding various expert and managerial positions, and leading the Enterprise Architecture team in the Finnish pension insurance field.

Moreover, Mr. Rinnetmäki has had many roles – from a developer to a board member – in various software and consulting companies.

Eric Allart

About

b. 1963

Chief Revenue Officer

Member of the Executive Management Team since June 2022

Mr. Allart is graduate of IPAG Business School, Finance Major.

Area of responsibility

Mr. Eric Allart is responsible for all customer and revenue growth activities at QPR Software.

Experience

Eric Allart has a wealth of experience in driving sales growth in the enterprise software and SaaS industry. After having contributed to scale several mid-sized ERP, CRM and Supply Management innovators into market leaders, he helped ensure successful transitions when these providers were acquired by larger firms. Most recently, Eric was with Signavio, where he grew EMEA South into one of the company's most profitable regions, prior to the company's acquisition by SAP.

Johanna Lähde

About

b. 1970

Director, Head of People and Culture

Member of the Executive Management Team since August 2022

Ms. Lähde is a Bachelor of Social Sciences

Area of responsibility

Ms. Johanna Lähde is responsible for providing HR strategic and operational leadership across the organization. Lähde is also responsible for the personnel's capability development as well as the company's operating methods and customer-oriented operating culture.

Experience

Johanna Lähde is experienced in successful human resource management in growth companies as well as business transformation. Before joining QPR, Lähde was responsible of talent development and capability development methodologies at Sofigate.

She has also worked as HR Director and HR Manager in various ICT companies like Fujitsu and Headstart for over 20 years.