Tietokeskus has grown rapidly in recent years. Our turnover for the previous year was EUR 37 million and will be more than EUR 70 million in 2017. Vaaka Partners became the majority owner of Tietokeskus in the autumn of 2016 to support the revenue goal of EUR 100 million by 2020.
A new CEO and CFO will join the company’s Board of Directors.
Janne Lipiäinen will become the new CEO of Tietokeskus. Janne has extensive and varied experience with leading growing IT service businesses and has worked previously as the CEO of Elisa Appelsiini.
Mikko Jaskari has been appointed CFO. Mikko is a financial management professional and has worked as a CFO in TeliaSonera Finland’s mobile phone business and at Honkarakenne Oyj.
The current CEO, Tuomas Kaukinen, will continue working in the company and as a significant minority shareholder. In the future, Tuomas will focus on developing the growth of Tietokeskus through new strategic customer acquisitions and transactions between companies, for example.
“Our goal is to grow and expand our business on an entirely new scale in the constantly changing IT infrastructure market. To ensure this, we have started to look for new additions to the Tietokeskus team with Vaaka Partners. The completion of our growth plan is important to me. I can continue focusing on acquisitions, which is what I’m best at and enjoy most,” Kaukinen says.
“Tietokeskus has accelerated its growth since partnering with Vaaka Partners last autumn. We’re pleased to welcome Janne and Mikko to our team. We’re committed to ensuring that Tietokeskus remains a customer-friendly and straightforward partner despite its rapid growth, allowing our customers to focus on their own business,” says Timo Hiltunen, Chairman of the Board at Tietokeskus.