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.
Suvi Jalkanen works as an executive assistant and a personal assistant to the CEO. Suvi's role is to support the CEO and to assist the management team achieving the company's goals, vision and strategy. Suvi ensures that the CEO has full visibility in all business operations of the company, ensuring the CEO’s involvement throughout the company function. Suvi holds a Master's degree in Social Sciences from the University of Lapland, majoring in Management.
Marjo Lindgren works as an executive assistant and as a personal assistant to the CEO. Marjo’s role is to assist the CEO and thus work closely with the Management Team. Marjo also participates and oversees several projects to ensure that decisions made are implemented throughout the organization as required by the CEO in accordance with the company’s vision and strategy. Marjo co-operates with all organizational functions and key stakeholders. Marjo has several years of experience in different kinds of executive assistant duties and human resource roles, and she also was preceding ten years as an international fashion chain manager. She has a business education, with a focus on leadership.
Sanni Koivuranta works as an executive assistant and personal assistant to the CEO. Sanni’s role is to support the CEO to successfully lead the management members and the whole organisation. She is an organiser who wants to take care that people she works with are able to bring the full potential out of them. Sanni cooperates with all the functions in the company and ensures that all the decisions are implemented according to the CEO’s instructions. Sanni holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Studies from Lapland University of Applied Sciences and has several years of experience among professional sports.
Kristiina Häkkinen (b. 1986)
Chief Financial Officer
Mrs. Häkkinen is the head of Dream Broker’s Finance and Administration unit. She is responsible for the company’s finance, internal and external accounting, and coordination of outsourced F&A operations. Prior to joining Dream Broker in 2013 Mrs. Häkkinen worked in the KPMG audit team in the Financial Services department. Mrs. Häkkinen holds a Master of Economics degree from the Turku School of Economics.
Sami Siekkinen (b. 1976)
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Siekkinen acts as the Chief Technology Officer. His responsibility is to ensure that the software development work, and architecture and technology choices support Dream Broker’s strategy and vision. Mr. Siekkinen has almost two decades of experience in software product engineering, development, architecture and maintenance. Mr. Siekkinen holds a Bachelor degree in Computer and Electronic Engineering from the Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
Kalle Valkama (b. 1986)
Vice President, Sales
Mr. Valkama heads Dream Broker’s sales operations. He is responsible for sales, including both new customer acquisition and customer management. In 2008–2011 Mr. Valkama was responsible for building Dream Broker’s domestic sales operations in Finland as Sales Director, having a central role in shaping Dream Broker’s direct sales model. As of 2012 Mr. Valkama has been developing Dream Broker’s internationalisation model and leading the expansion to new markets. Mr. Valkama holds a Bachelor’s degree in World Politics from the University of Helsinki.
Anne-Mari Janhonen (b. 1985)
Senior Legal Counsel
Mrs. Janhonen acts as a Senior 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 Dream Broker’s operative business by providing legal advice. Prior to joining Dream Broker in 2014, Mrs. Janhonen worked in different law firms specialised in business law and insolvency. Mrs. Janhonen holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Helsinki.
Samuli Ruuskanen (b. 1978)
Director, Business Development
Mr. Samuli Ruuskanen acts as Director, Business Development. His area of responsibility is to plan and execute marketing activities that support Dream Broker’s strategy and vision in the areas of product marketing, event marketing and online marketing, and new market activation. Mr. Ruuskanen has 10 years of international experience in business development, software business, innovation and entrepreneurship. Mr. Ruuskanen has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Helsinki University of Technology and supporting Master’s degree -level studies from EDHEC Business School, France.
Lauri Heikkilä (b. 1987)
Director, Technology & Customers
Mr. Heikkilä acts as the director of Dream Broker’s R&D and Customers functions. Mr. Heikkilä’s responsibilities include taking care of the company’s entire customer base, customer value and customer satisfaction, developing customer work and managing customer churn. In addition, Mr. Heikkilä leads the R&D product development unit. In 2015–2018 he worked in the company as Country Manager of Finland responsible for the Finnish sales, including new customer acquisition and customer management. In 2010–2015 Mr. Heikkilä worked in various sales roles in the company, for example as Head of Sales responsible of company’s new customer acquisition in Finland. Mr. Heikkilä holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology from the Aalto University School of Science.
Kati Suard (b. 1971)
Director, Customers Group Financial Controller
Mrs. Suard acts as the director of Dream Broker’s Customers business unit. Mrs. Suard’s responsibilities include taking care of the company’s entire customer base, customer value and customer satisfaction, developing customer management work and managing customer retention. She also acts as Dream Broker’s Group Financial Controller and is part of the management team in the finance department. Mrs. Suard has over 20 years of experience in various positions in finance. She has held positions in listed companies as well as start-up companies and growth companies in various stages. Mrs. Suard has a Master of Science degree in Economics from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration.