Mika Ahokas (b. 1980)
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ahokas is the CEO of Dream Broker and Chairman of the Board of the Directors. Since the company was established, he has supported the company as a business angel and advisor. His previous responsibilities in the software industry include several top management positions, being founder, investor and entrepreneur behind several growth companies. Prior to his current position, he worked as Business Development Director in software company QuestBack AS. Mr. Ahokas is also an influential figure in the software industry and is a member of the Financing Committee of the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries. In 2007–2012 he served as a member of the Board of Directors in the Finnish Software Entrepreneurs Association. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Industrial Management and Engineering. In addition, he is a Doctoral Candidate in Aalto University.
Kalle Valkama (b. 1986)
Vice President, Sales
Mr. Valkama leads sales operations of Dream Broker. He is responsible for sales, including both new customer acquisition and customer management, in all Dream Broker's country offices. Before the current VP Sales role, Mr. Valkama has been working in the company in various sales management roles. Year 2008-2011 Mr. Valkama was responsible of building Dream Broker`s domestic sales operations in Finland as a Sales Director, having a central role in shaping the direct sales model that all country operations are executing today. Starting from 2012 Mr. Valkama has been developing Dream Broker`s internationalization model and leading the expansion to new markets. Mr. Valkama holds a Bachelor’s degree in World Politics from the University of Helsinki.
Kristiina Häkkinen (b. 1986)
Director, Finance & Administration
Mrs. Häkkinen is the head of the company’s Finance and Administration unit. She is responsible for the company’s finance, internal and external accounting and establishment of the F&A operations in the country units. Mrs. Häkkinen is also responsible for management of internal IT operations together with Ville Pellinen. Prior to joining Dream Broker in January 2013, she previously worked for KPMG audit team in Financial Services department. Mrs. Häkkinen holds a Master of Economics degree from the Turku School of Economics.
Ville Pellinen (b. 1988)
Director, Technology & Customers
Mr. Pellinen acts as the director responsible for company’s R&D and Customers functions. His responsibilities include the company’s whole customer base, taking care of customer value and satisfaction, developing customer work and managing customer churn. In addition, Mr. Pellinen is responsible for product strategy and product development. In 2014–2015, he worked in the company as Country Director of Finland responsible of Finnish sales including new customer acquisition and customer management. In 2009–2013, Mr. Pellinen worked in various sales and customer management roles in the company, for example as Sales Director responsible of company’s new customer acquisition in Finland. He has been part of Dream Broker’s management team also in 2012–2013. Mr. Pellinen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Aalto School of Business.
Otso Kallinen (b. 1976)
Mr. Kallinen is leading innovation processes within Dream Broker. He is responsible for the development of innovation and user-centered design. Mr. Kallinen has over ten years experience in leading roles in product development, design and concepting e.g. in Nokia Oyj, Infinity Oy (form. Provoke Design Oy) and Oy LM Ericsson Ab. He has also worked as entrepreneur and has been active in several startup-companies. Mr. Kallinen started working in Dream Broker in May 2014. Prior to this position, he worked as Lead Design within Dream Broker Garage. Mr. Kallinen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, and has studied at the University of Minnesota as a Fulbright scholar.
Ilmari Koskinen (b. 1989)
Director, Business Development
Mr. Koskinen is the Director of Business Development. Mr. Koskinen runs various business development projects and leads the company’s marketing and recruitment functions. He leads Dream Broker Garage – the company’s advanced research and disruptive product development unit. His responsibility is to build scalable organizational structures and business architecture, develop a professional and strong marketing team to support company’s sales and brand awareness and create a company-wide internal recruitment operation to enable more effective talent acquisition and enhanced employer brand recognition. In 2014-2015 he worked as Senior Business Development Manager, working with selected business development projects. In 2011-2014 he worked in various sales roles, contributing to company’s sales and internationalization in the Nordic countries. Mr. Koskinen has studied in the School of Electrical Engineering in Aalto University.
Sami Siekkinen (b. 1976)
Mr. Siekkinen is the Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Siekkinen’s responsibility is to work horizontally with all technology units to ensure teams, development work, architecture and chosen technologies support the company strategy and vision, whilst maintaining strong emphasis on security on all products. Mr. Siekkinen has almost two decades of experience in software product development, architecture, engineering and maintenance. He has professional experience from UK, having worked in London for first half of his career, as well as through Nordics whilst working at Questback in various positions. Mr. Siekkinen holds a Bachelor degree in Computer and Electronic Engineering from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
Anne-Mari Janhonen (b. 1985)
Mrs. Janhonen acts as a Legal Counsel focusing on selected legal areas, special projects and ensuring the effective execution of management activities. Her main responsibilities include risk assessment and supporting the operative business of Dream Broker by providing legal advice. Prior to joining Dream Broker in December 2014 Mrs. Janhonen worked in different law firms specialised on business law and insolvency. Mrs. Janhonen holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Helsinki.
Liina Laiso (b. 1981)
Mrs. Laiso acts as a Legal Counsel and focuses on Dream Broker’s Human Resources. Her responsibilities include maintaining and developing Dream Broker’s human resources by planning, implementing and evaluating employee relations and human resources programs and practices as well as ensuring adherence to legal standards and in-house policies. Prior to joining Dream Broker in April 2016, she worked as an Associate at Lexia Attorneys. Mrs. Laiso holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Helsinki and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Westminster. She has also passed the Finnish Bar Exam.