Jouko Virtanen, co-founder and former head of the Americas business of Global Intelligence Alliance (now part of M-Brain Group), has joined the Takeoff Partners team of growth advisors as Senior Partner and Chairman of the Board. Virtanen has recently relocated to Finland after 11 years of living and working in North America.
“It is great to be back in Finland, working hands on
with local entrepreneurs to establish new business in North America and other
parts of the world”, Jouko Virtanen says. “I am looking forward to helping
Finnish businesses succeed in challenging markets and build sustainable
business overseas. Over the 11 years that I spent working in the US and Canada,
I have learned what it takes to expand your business and build strong
relationships with Fortune 500 companies.”
“Jouko’s experience is an invaluable addition to our
team’s expertise in taking software and service businesses global”, says Markko
Vaarnas, Managing partner of Takeoff Partners. “Jouko brings along strong sales
and customer management experience with a proven track record in fiercely
competed markets”, Vaarnas adds.
Jouko Virtanen, tel. +358 (0)40 540 3389
Markko Vaarnas, tel. +358 (0)40 540 3390
About Takeoff Partners
Partners is a Finnish team of experienced growth advisors and private
investors. As entrepreneurs, Takeoff Partners’ experts have built pioneering
businesses from the ground up into global leaders, working successfully with
Fortune 500 customers and venture capital investors alike.