Jouko Virtanen appointed Chairman of the Board for Takeoff Partners – brings strong experience from North America

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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.

Additional information:
Jouko Virtanen, tel. +358 (0)40 540 3389
Markko Vaarnas, tel. +358 (0)40 540 3390

About Takeoff Partners
Takeoff 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.