Youredi’s People

MEET OUR AMAZING TEAM

  • Youredi leadership
  • Board of Directors
Jaakko Elovaara CEO Jaakko is the CEO and co-founder of Youredi, and drives the company’s strategy and execution. Jaakko has two decades experience in the software business industry in North America, EMEA and APAC. Prior to Youredi, Jaakko had worked in global sales and management positions at IBM, Microsoft, Basware, Itella and Fujitsu. Jaakko holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration.
Jaakko Elovaara CEO
Sami Tähtinen CHIEF ARCHITECT Sami is the Chief Architect and co-founder of Youredi. He works with our customers and partners hands-on, helping them to automate and scale integrations. Sami has been working with different systems integration solutions since 2000. Before Youredi, Sami has been working in different technical, architecture, and sales positions at Frends Technology, CCC Corporation and QPR Software. Sami holds a Master of Science in Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology.
Sami Tähtinen CHIEF ARCHITECT
Mats von Weissenberg CTO Mats is the CTO of Youredi and he is responsible for the company’s R&D, professional services, and support teams. Mats has over 20 years of experience in project management and leading R&D at companies like Handelsbanken, Basware, Citigroup, Silvadata, and Silvere. Mats holds a Master of Science in Economics from Åbo Akademi University.
Mats von Weissenberg CTO
Mike Flavell HEAD OF R&D Mike leads the technical team at Youredi that is responsible for research and development of new products and technologies to ensure the continuous improvment of our existing services. Mike has been in the IT industry since 1998 and has worked in several different roles in web and traditional software development across private and public sectors, within large corporations and small software houses, and across a range of industries and organizations. Mike's experience spans Software Development, IT Project Management, Development Team Management, Data and Database Management, IT Systems Analysis, IT Infrastructure and Architecture.
Mike Flavell HEAD OF R&D
Ari Haapaniemi HEAD OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Ari is responsible for running and developing professional services operations at Youredi. Ari has been working with intra- and inter-company integrations since 1999. Prior to Youredi, Ari worked in different technical, management and architecture positions at Frends Technology, Itella, HiQ - and also ran his own ICT consultancy business for couple of years just before joining Youredi. Ari holds a Master of Science in Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology.
Ari Haapaniemi HEAD OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Geesche Laksola Head of Business Development Geesche is the Head of Business Development at Youredi and drives the commercial development of our services according to customers' needs. She has a 10-year experience working with business development, sales and partner management from the Logistics SaaS industry and has prior to that worked within Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Before joining Youredi, Geesche worked in different roles at companies such as Unifaun, Memnon Networks and Itella/Posti.
Geesche holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from the Helsinki School of Economics.
Geesche Laksola Head of Business Development