Mika Matikainen to head LeadDesk’s internationally growing enterprise sales
LeadDesk Oyj Press release 7/9/2020 5.30 pm
Unofficial translation of company announcement
M.Sc. (Tech.), MBA Mika Matikainen has been appointed as the Vice President in charge of Enterprise Sales at LeadDesk Oyj. Matikainen also joins the company’s management team. LeadDesk offers a cloud-based software for high volume customer service and sales and is listed on Nasdaq First North.
Matikainen has had an extensive career in management positions in the IT industry. He has spent the last three years as the Sales and Marketing Director of IT systems integrator Proact Finland Oy. Before that, he has worked as Finland’s Country Manager for Fortune 500 companies such Dell EMC and NetApp.
”Cloud services offered with the SaaS business model are definitely the future. This means that LeadDesk’s growth potential is massive, as large businesses and organisations are still using proprietary systems. Compared with those systems, LeadDesk offers significant competitive advantages. Even giant companies can benefit from LeadDesk’s ease-of-use and scalability”, Mika Matikainen explains.
LeadDesk’s enterprise sales now expands beyond Finland’s borders
In Finland, LeadDesk has already served larger businesses and organisations. In other markets, the focus has so far been on smaller accounts with shorter sales cycles.
“Our enterprise accounts have made great headway, so now is the perfect time to scale the solutions to other countries as well. To build the processes and the team for international enterprise sales, we needed profound expertise in managing large IT accounts. Mika’s long-standing experience and versatile, international skillset will be a vital asset to us”, says LeadDesk CEO Olli Nokso-Koivisto.
“The LeadDesk team is youthful, international and ambitious. It’s a real pleasure to join this success story”, Mika Matikainen rejoices.
Matikainen will carry the title VP of Enterprise Sales and he will report directly to CEO Olli Nokso-Koivisto. He will begin working at his new job on October 5, 2020.
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LeadDesk Oyj in briefLeadDesk is a fast growing and internationalizing software company, operating in the cloud-based software market in Europe. The company offers the LeadDesk cloud service for high volume sales and customer service and has grown to a leading cloud service vendor in sales and customer service in the Nordics. In 2019, the company’s revenue was €12,4 million. The share of license revenue from abroad exceeded Finnish licence revenue in 2019 and was approximately 52%. LeadDesk’s shares are traded in the Nasdaq First North Finland market under the ticker LEADD. The company has offices in seven European countries. The LeadDesk cloud service is used by over 700 customers in 34 countries.