Leadership Team

Jani Väänänen

CEO, CTO
Jani Väänänen assumes the responsibilities of Interim CEO. Jani Väänänen is Piceasoft’s Chief Technology Officer and the co-founder of Piceasoft. Jani is responsible for our research and development. Jani is known as a very skillful software developer and an innovator with multiple patents. Jani has versatile and deep knowledge on the range of technologies including PC connectivity, mobile operating systems, cloud technologies and AI.
Mikko Pyykkö

Mikko Pyykkö

Head of sales
Mikko Pyykkö leads global sales, as well as partner and customer relationships. Prior to his current role, he held the position of company CEO. Mikko joined Piceasoft as a Chief Commercial Officer to lead the overall sales strategy and to expand Piceasoft’s business in new markets. Before joining Piceasoft, Mikko worked as a Vice President of sales at Zippie Ltd. He has also served as Chief Operating Officer at Third Space Auto Ltd. and Vice President of Sales at Jolla Ltd. With over 20 years of experience in international technology business, Mikko has been working in a range of marketing and sales leadership roles with key mobile operators and retailers.
Samuli Ylinen

Samuli Ylinen

Product Director
Samuli Ylinen is our Product Director. He is responsible for leading the formation and execution of Piceasoft's product strategy according to customer needs. Samuli works closely with sales, marketing and R&D teams to ensure timely delivery of all product activities and alignment across different functions. Samuli has broad experience in software product design and product creation programs at Microsoft and Nokia and in-depth knowledge of managing customer experience from gathering customer needs, to concepting, implementing and delivering innovations to over a hundred million consumers.
Anne Huotari

Anne Huotari

Marketing Director
Anne Huotari is responsible for Piceasoft marketing, communications and brand development. She ensures that Piceasoft marketing strategy supports overall brand awareness and sales execution. She has led marketing and digital service development projects in various areas such as developer programs, usability and B2B customer support at Sandvik, Microsoft and Nokia.
Pauliina Liuhala

Pauliina Liuhala

Finance And People Director
Pauliina Liuhala is Finance and People Director at Piceasoft. She is managing financial controls, budgeting and reporting. She is also responsible for human resources practices including talent management, work culture and wellbeing. Pauliina has strong accounting background and experience on corporate governance in several enterprises. Pauliina is a member of the board of Insecon Oy and Chairman of the Board of Linvestment Oy.

Global Sales Team

Niilo Ristmeri

Niilo Ristmeri

Sales Manager
Niilo Ristmeri is a Sales Manager at Piceasoft focusing on omnichannel platform offerings. With an extensive experience in the ICT industry, Niilo has worked in various roles in international sales and marketing. Niilo has also established several businesses, including a data-driven marketing agency. Besides having been an entrepreneur, Niilo is also an inventor in the field of work-life balance and mental wellbeing.
Kari Ketola

Kari Ketola

Technical Account Director
Kari Ketola is a Technical Account Director at Piceasoft. Kari has also served as the Chief Operating Officer and has led technical sales to ensure the successful delivery of customer projects worldwide at Piceasoft. With over 20 years of extensive experience in the ICT industry, he has expertise in enterprise content management, professional service businesses, mobile technologies, and sales, as well as establishing operations in international markets at companies such as M-Files, Cybercom, DB-Manager, and Nokia.