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About Us & Management Team 2017-05-03T15:44:04+00:00

About Us & Management Team

ABOUT US

Headquartered in Finland and operating globally, Accanto Systems provides market leading software products designed to fully automate the operational lifecycle of hybrid Cloud networks and applications. Leveraging the Enterprise IT DevOps movement and building on its heritage of carrier grade network middleware to deliver an innovative DevOps toolchain for hybrid networks, Accanto is designing-in operational lifecycle best practice to operate, predict and automate carrier grade networks and applications.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Jarkko Multanen

Chief Executive Officer

Jarkko Multanen is CEO of Accanto Systems and a member of the Board. Jarkko was a founder and the CEO of LTE Innovations Ltd. He has over 15 years’ experience in the telecom market. Jarkko started his career in 1993 at TeliaSonera working as NOC expert and OSS Chief Architect for 7 years. He then founded mobile software company PockIT Ltd. which was soon acquired by an investment banking firm. After founding Distocraft Ltd, a company that focused on OSS service assurance products and solutions, Ericsson Corporation acquired the company and Jarkko continued there as a Strategic Product Manager before founding Accanto Systems. Jarkko has a Master’s of Science in Telecommunications.

Brian Naughton

Chief Technology Officer

Brian Naughton is CTO and a member of the Board. Brian has over 20 years’ experience in the Telecommunications industry, starting his career at Nortel Networks and later leading Group OSS Architecture at the Operator C&W. Brian has created a number of industry initiatives ranging from founding ETSI’s Mobile Edge Compute working group, founding the Product and Service Assembly Initiative (BT, C&W, Colt, QinetQ, Oracle, Microsoft) and leading OSS through Java Initiative. Brian joined IBM as an Executive in their Telco Mega Deals team and most recently held responsibility as the Head of IBM’s Telco Software Business. Brian has a Bachelor in Computer Engineering from University of Limerick and Post Graduate in Software Engineering from Oxford University.

Jorma Heinonen

SVP Partner Management

Jorma Heinonen is a Director and a member of the Board. He is an active and established ICT executive with over 25 years of industry experience. In the past, he was Chairman of the Board at LTE Innovations as well as a Board member at Movial Applications, Fastrax in Finland and Digital Route in Sweden. He has also held executive positions in Distocraft, Netseal, Jertec and Digital. At Comptel, he was Senior Executive VP over Worldwide Sales and recruited a large partner network with over 180 global operators as customers, leading to an IPO in 1999.

Teemu Juurinen,

Chief Financial Officer

Teemu Juurinen is the Chief Financial Officer, responsible for finance and administration. Teemu joined the company in 2012 and has over 30 years’ experience of finance management in international companies. Prior to Accanto, Teemu worked at Oracle Finland as the Senior Finance Manager. He has also held senior roles at Sun Microsystems and Hitachi Finland.

Victor Donselaar,

VP Sales and Business Development

Victor Donselaar is the VP Sales and Business Development. Victor brings with him more than a decade of sales, marketing and business development experience. Today, he is challenged with building the sales pipeline and creating a new portfolio of Operator clients. Prior to Accanto Systems, Victor was the CEO at Movial Applications which was later acquired by Broadsoft. Victor became the Senior Director Solutions for BroadSoft Inc. where he oversaw their User Experience and end-user application strategy.

Victor holds a M.S. degree in business administration from RSM Erasmus University, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He has also conducted telecom and business studies at the Helsinki School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland and at Prague University in the Czech Republic.