Our partners and advisors have knowledge and experience in both corporate finance and international business, and in working as board and company directors. Our network of industry and financial experts complements our in-house knowledge.
The executive director and senior partner Niilo Santasalo
, MBA, BSc (Eng), has worked as, for example, a venture partner for Nordic at Merlin Biosciences Ltd, a senior investment banker at PCA Corporate Finance, Helsinki, where he headed technology and life-sciences teams, in partnership with WestLB Panmure (London). He has also experience of business development and strategy consulting for technology firms. Earlier he had a long career in senior management at the STERIS Corporation, the global healthcare and life science technology company. Santasalo holds, and has held, several board director positions in many firms both in Finland and abroad. His industry expertise covers high-tech engineering, information technology, digital media and healthcare and life sciences technologies.
The senior adviser and partner, Laura Santasalo
, MSc (Economics), has gained wide leadership and management experience working at consulting company Talent Vectia Oy as Head of Customer Experience and Sales (current position). Before she worked for Promenade Research as CEO; Hunting Minds as CEO; Silja Line as Vice President of Concept Management; Radiolinja (today Elisa) as Vice President of the company’s largest business unit Personal Communication; Tecnomen as Business Development Director and Marketing Director; and Telecom Finland, today TeliaSonera, as Export Director. Her business expertise covers customer and employee experience, as well as concept management, mobile telecommunication and related services.