Headquartered in Finland and operating globally, Accanto provides software to help customers simplify and automate the production of cloud networking services. In providing tools that unify engineering and operations, we decrease the time and resource required to design, test, and simplify the production-to-live process, leading to smarter operations. Accanto designs-in operational lifecycle best practice to operate, predict and automate carrier and enterprise grade networks and applications.
It’s been an incredible journey. See how we started and how we’ve developed.
Accanto was originally founded in 2007, when the former founders of Distocraft left acquiring company Ericsson, following significant global sales of their product, iCSA.
In 2012, Netscout acquired Accanto’s systems monitoring and service assurance assets at which point the company chose to reboot. Capitalising on their industry expertise, the company embarked on the next big telecommunications challenge, to improve the process of virtualisation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.