Summary

Highly Energetic and Passionate Leader with dedication for growth & profit in global business who overcomes complex business challenges and makes high-stakes decisions using experience-backed judgement. Strong work ethic and proponent of empowerment and accountability.  Consistent record of delivering results in growth, revenue, operational performance and profit. Driven by vision, strategy and execution. Implementing Key Performance Indicators and controlling results. Introducing continuous improvement and zero defect mentality. Leadership experience in the USA, Europe, Russia, and China for investment goods, industrial components, dental and medical devices, software, electronics, contract manufacturing, distribution and retail. Fast growth experience in the USA. International experience in corporate strategy, business development, sales & marketing, and manufacturing. Start-up experience in China, the Czech Republic, and the USA. Merger and Private Equity experience in Europe.Turnaround, re-engineering and down sizing experience in Europe and the USA. Fluent in spoken and written English, German, Finnish and Swedish.

Vendor Client Relationship

Value Circle

Objective

To be a top performer and an international leader focused on success with "whatever it takes" mentality. Life-long learning personally and as a member of result oriented teams. Networking globally for business and private friendships. I also want to help others to learn and succeed.

Work History

Work History
Dec 2005 - Present

Chairman

Strateystar Inc.

Founder and Chairman, business strategy and planning. Company focusing on web development and international business consulting.

Nov 2014 - Present

Senior Executive VP

Isku Interior Ltd.

International Operations, Healthcare Business Development, and CEO of occupational healthcare company Apila

Apr 2015 - Present

Board Member

NewIcon Oy

Director with experience in International Operations and Growth

Aug 2011 - Sep 2014

CEO

Merivaara Ltd.

Medical device and equipment manufacturer.

Jan 2012 - Jan 2014

Chairman

Merivaara AB, Sweden

Ensuring corporate governance, corporate guidelines, and follow-up of local performance and budgets.

Jan 2012 - Jan 2014

Chairman

Merivaara AS, Norway

Ensuring corporate governance and guidelines, follow-up of budgets and performance.

Jan 2014 - Jan 2014

Chairman

Merivaara A/S, Denmark

Ensuring establishing, hiring MD, planning, budget and corporate guidelines.

Oct 2010 - Dec 2013

Chairman

Efight Global Inc.

Software for competitive playing on-line.

Sep 2006 - Aug 2011

CEO

Teknikum Group Ltd.

Plastics and Rubber manufacturing for automotive, elevator, mining, ship building, power generation, telecom, and other industries.

Mar 2009 - Aug 2011

Board Member

Elastopoli Ltd.

Company making research and developing bio-fibers.

Jan 2010 - Jan 2011

Chairman

Teknikum Technology Suzhou Co. Ltd., China

Ensuring corporate governance and guidelines, following-up with budget, cost control and product transfer. Visiting partners and customers.

Jan 2010 - Jan 2011

Chairman

Teknikum Russia

Ensuring corporate governance, guidelines, plans and budgets and follow-up.

Jul 2000 - Jun 2006

President

Efore USA Inc.

Electronics and power electronics manufacturing for airline, elevator, medical, telecom,  and other industries.

Jan 2004 - Jan 2006

Board Member

Efore Suzhou Electronics Co. Ltd., China

Looking at sales side and customer relations.

Aug 1997 - Jun 2000

Managing Director

Muuntolaite Oy

Power back-up power systems and electronics manufacturing for telecom and power generation  industries.

Aug 1994 - Jul 1997

Managing Director

Lundia Ltd.

Wooden shelving systems manufacturing and retail stores. Export to Japan, Denmark, Germany, and the USA.

Jan 1992 - Jul 1994

Managing Director Czech and Area Director East-Europe

Czech-Plandent SRO

Import, distribution and sales of dental units, patient chairs, filling materials, furniture, and dental laboratory materials. Running operations from Prague also for Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania.

Sep 1989 - Dec 1991

Area Sales Manager North and East-Germany

Planmeca GmbH

Sales of dental units and panoramic x-ray machines.

Education

Education
Apr 2003 - Present

PhD. cand.

University of Jyväskylä

Distance study program on Corporate Strategy - Dynamic Capabilities - Product Development

Certifications

Certifications
2005 - 2015

US Green Card

Homeland Security

Interest

Music - writing songs. International relations through associations like chamber of commerce.