Ropo Capital appoints Mikko Puhakka as new Group CTO
Mikko Puhakka has been appointed as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and a member of the Group Management Team of Ropo Capital. Puhakka joined the group from Oracle, an American multinational computer technology corporation, and started in his new position on 6 November 2021.
Ropo Capital, which has expanded from Finland to Sweden and Norway with its invoicing technology and full-service invoice lifecycle management, has strengthened its Group Management Team with a new CTO. Experienced technology leader, Mikko Puhakka, joined the group from Oracle where he partnered closely with the company’s sales teams to drive the adoption of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure solutions in Finland and the Netherlands.
Puhakka has over 20 years of experience in software development. Prior to his career at Oracle, he held positions including the CTO and Senior Principal Architect at Elisa Videra and the Chief Technology Officer at Flashnode.
Puhakka, who started in his new position a week ago, said that it was the opportunities afforded by Ropo's own technology and the mission to make the lifecycle concept the new normal that sparked his interest.
“I’ve been following Ropo’s growth story for some time now, so it’s great to join the group,” he said. “I’m looking forward to starting to build the next stage of growth together with the team in Finland and the international market. At Ropo, cutting-edge technology is a real service enabler that brings huge opportunities but also great responsibility for us here at Ropo Technologies. Self-developed technology, customer-oriented service development, a strong vision and a desire to always be better makes Ropo a serious player and an interesting employer.”
Ropo Capital’s service covers the entire value chain of the receivables lifecycle, from invoice delivery to payment monitoring and receivables management. The company competes on the Nordic markets as a technological forerunner whose operating model is based on the advantages of digitalization, advanced automation and real-time reporting.
“We stand out for our ‘one partner – one platform’ -concept and provide full transparency throughout the invoicing process,“ explained Ilkka Sammelvuo, the Managing Director of Ropo Capital Finland and former group CTO. “The CTO plays an important role in Ropo's growth and development. With his impressive software expertise and international experience, Mikko is ideal for the position.“
Ropo Capital CEO Rickard Westlund says he is proud to welcome Mikko Puhakka not only as Ropo Capital’s new CTO, but also as a new member and colleague on the Group Management Team. “Mikko brings with him great expertise in meeting our strategic growth objectives,” he said. “He has a proven record as a strong leader with extensive knowledge of software development and the customer-oriented approach.“
As of 6 November, Ropo Capital Group’s management team consists of Group CEO Rickard Westlund, Group CCO Sami Levy, Group CFO Toni Rönkkö, Group CTO Mikko Puhakka, Managing Director of Ropo Capital Sweden Jonas Ramstedt, Managing Director of Ropo Capital Norway Tove Giske and former CTO Ilkka Sammelvuo, who will now be focusing on his duties as the Managing Director of Ropo Capital Finland.
For more information, please contact:
Jenni Jantunen, Chief Brand & Communications Officer, Ropo Capital, +358 44 756 9603, email@example.com
Ropo Capital is the market leader in invoice management in Finland, covering the whole value chain of the receivables lifecycle, from invoice delivery to payment monitoring and receivables management. We compete on the Nordic markets as a technological forerunner – our operating model is based on the advantages of digitalisation and advanced automation. Headquartered in Kuopio, Finland, the company employs approximately 400 financial specialists in Finland, Sweden and Norway and serves more than 10,000 customers, from SMEs to the largest corporations. In total, Ropo Capital delivers over 170 million invoices and other documents annually. Our goal is to become the leading invoice lifecycle provider in the Nordics by 2023.