I've been over the hill and back, survived every kind of attack. I consider myself fortunate to live these times since I am fascinated by the progress and development around us. Due to my natural curiosity, I have always been eager to dive into new areas, to seek other approaches and to find blue oceans. Despite the age of a senior, I have the attitude of a junior.
Another career change! After closing down the previous business, I decided to seek a new company instead of a job. I wanted to get involved with a company that renews its business, no matter what the business was.
General Manager, Merchant, Entrepreneur
I owned two small convenience stores, located in Espoo, Finland. My company employed about ten young individuals with a turnover of about 3M€.
Business Consultant, Entrepreneur
I was providing services as an independent business consultant, concentrating on the fields of business- and sales strategies, Supply Chain Management, and logistics.
I joined a family-owned company as a sales representative. My chair got bigger along the way, the company was sold a couple of times and eventually I split in 2009 from a large international company when I was in charge of the development of a sales function.
Education & Miscallenous Experience
I have been studying on a practical basis. If I have realized a lack of knowledge on something I needed to do, I have looked up the way to gain appropriate skills.
I am also experienced on many levels, from floor level to board rooms. That is probably the reason why I can speak all the required languages. And why I get along well with co-workers on every level.
You tell me! I am a kind of a generalist.
I am quite flexible. Everything I do, I do with strong hands on-attitude, from the boardroom to blue-collar. I am always keen to develop things, whether we are talking about processes, strategies, information systems, etc.
The biggest driver for me is the work itself. I am not that interested in titles. I have a lot of experience, which is indeed not a burden but an advantage. Because by nature, I am interested in utilizing unorthodox ways to gain better results. At the same time, I respect the known. Seeking new approaches does not mean reinventing the wheel, but more often than seldom new perspectives can bring significant improvements. I am thinking commercially and believe, that growth and profitability are mandatory and thus justify existence. And if there is some sort of a tech-angle involved, the better!
If you truly want to have my ear, some keywords are useful: strategic, development, growth, international, commitment, tech, quality, integrity. The more of those, the more fueled I'll get!
Since my life has it's fundamentals built already, I don't have "domestic interference" lurking behind the corner. I have everything I need: The family and healthy kids, a house, a summer cottage, and a car. And two small dogs, naturally. I have hobbies, enough books to read and movies to watch. And so on... And I have time and energy to help You and your business!
Get a hold on me and we can discuss to find out if we can help each other!