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May 30, 2017

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Smarp Welcomes New Commercial Director

Smarp’s new commercial director will steer the commercial unit and implement the new strategy.

Smarp’s new commercial director will steer the commercial unit and implement the new strategy.

Smarp has appointed Leila Lehtinen as their commercial director, starting June 2017. Her key responsibilities will be to manage the sales organization and implement the company’s new strategy.

For the last 20 years, Mrs. Lehtinen has worked in directorial business positions in the IT industry, with her latest position as Head of Public Affairs, Nordics at Tieto. Previously, Lehtinen has worked at Dell and Microsoft, among others.

With its new strategy, Smarp is going to make knowledge sharing even easier for client companies and their employees by providing an intuitive, personalized content hub where all employees have access to the information they need to be successful. Lehtinen’s task will be to implement Smarp’s new strategy in leading the commercial segment of the organization.

“With the explosive growth in interest in our product, it is great to have someone with the experience of Leila joining our leadership team to manage our global expansion,” says Smarp’s CEO Roope Heinilä. “Her impressive track record as a business leader will strengthen our team as a whole and allow us to take the next step on our journey to become the primary place where employees go to find and share knowledge.”

“It is great to get to join one of the fastest growing Finnish software-as-a-service companies, with some of the world’s most esteemed companies as clients,” Lehtinen rejoices.

Leila Lehtinen

Lehtinen will be the first female member to join Smarp’s executive team. She has also been appointed to the board of The Finnish Social Insurance Institution, starting on May 23rd.

“When it comes to Smarp, I particularly appreciate their service that brings value to their client organizations and employees as well as their professional and enthusiastic team.”

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