Leadership at Sievo

Sievo's leadership team brings combined expertise in procurement, finance and software technology, as well as decades of management experience.

Leadership Team

Matti Sillanpää

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CO-FOUNDER

Matti is the Chief Executive Officer at Sievo, where he is responsible for overseeing the company’s overall strategic direction, planning, and execution. Matti co-founded Sievo together with Sammeli Sammalkorpi in 2003 and during his time at Sievo he has been working within every function of the company. Prior to becoming Sievo’s CEO Matti was responsible for the company’s product development and technology strategy – a role that he still maintains.

Prior to Sievo, Matti worked in management consulting where he specialized in procurement development and technology. Matti also worked for telecom giant Nokia.

Matti holds a Master of Science from Helsinki University of Technology where he majored in industrial management and technology.

Sammeli Sammalkorpi

VICE-PRESIDENT CUSTOMERS; CO-FOUNDER

Sammeli, Sievo’s co-founder, drives the company’s sales and customer success activities and is responsible for its growing revenue globally. His objective is to ensure that Sievo is recognized as the leader in the Procurement Analytics space.

Prior to Sievo, Sammeli gained experience both in management consulting and in enterprise IT. Sammeli also ran his own software development company before establishing Sievo.

Sammeli holds a Master of Science from Helsinki University of Technology, where he majored in business strategy.

Johan-Peter Teppala

VICE-PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS

Johan-Peter joined Sievo in 2006 to design and run Sievo’s Operation functions. He works with clients to implement Sievo’s solution and to provide technical support. Johan-Peter is instrumental in Sievo’s track record for maintaining high levels of client satisfaction.

Prior to Sievo, Johan-Peter was a consultant with Synocus focusing on procurement and IT for multinational clients largely headquartered in Finland.

He holds a Master of Science degree from Helsinki University of Technology, where he majored in industrial management and technology.

Christian Backström

HEAD OF FINANCE AND CONTROLLING

Christian joined Sievo in January 2011 as head of Finance and Controlling. In his capacity, Christian is responsible of the firm’s accounting, reporting and treasury activities. His prime objective is to support the board’s ambitions in maximizing growth and business value through balanced financing activities.

Prior to Sievo, Christian served as head of finance and controlling for Booz & Company in Finland, a position he held for more than ten years.

Christian holds a Master of Economics degree from Aalto University School of Business.

Anna Ö. Tapiovaara

HEAD OF HR

Anna is responsible for human relations in Sievo. In practice this means that she strives to find the best people to join Sievo and to make sure that Sievo is the best possible workplace for its people. Anna joined Sievo in December 2010 as a Solution Consultant, and became Head of HR in 2013.

Before Sievo, Anna has worked with software procurement at Wärtsilä Oyj and done research on business process development at the Helsinki University of Technology.

Anna holds a Master of Science degree from Helsinki University of Technology, where she majored in networked business processes.

Mikael Hellström

VICE-PRESIDENT, CUSTOMER RELATIONS

Mikael is heading the Customer Relations team, which is ensuring a great Sievo user experience for our customers. The team is responsible for daily operations, development initiatives of our customers, and maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction.

Prior to Sievo, Mikael was working in total 13 years for Fazer as Sourcing Director and Head of Business, just to name a few of the various positions he held there.

Mikael holds a Master of Science from Helsinki University of Technology, where he majored in Framtidens Industriföretag (FIF).

Sampsa Somerma

HEAD OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

Sampsa is the Head of Product Development for several Sievo core software modules and businesses. He joined the company in January 2017, spearheading the workflow planning and development of all software solutions.

Prior to Sievo, he had been the Head of Service Offering in Nebula Oy where he was responsible of services, marketing and online business for business customers. He had also been consulting small and mid-size companies of IT Services, Service production and IT System design since 2005.

Sampsa holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from University of Helsinki.

Markus Lauttia

HEAD OF SOURCE TO SCREEN

Markus is among the first employees of Sievo, joining in 2006. He is now the Head of Source to Screen, which covers most of Sievo product portfolio from data integration, data management and analytics.

Prior to Sievo, he had been a consultant in Tietoenator Digital Innovations working in data warehousing and business intelligence.

Markus holds a Master of Science degree from the Helsinki University of Technology, where he majored in Industrial Engineering and Management.

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