CEO, M.Sc., CBM
Juuso has over 10 years of investment banking and M&A experience. Juuso is 3J’s founding partner and acts as 3J’s CEO. Juuso acts as a project leader in M&A, financing advisory and other corporate finance transactions. Juuso has been acting as an advisor in over 100 transactions, advising both sellers and buyers. Juuso’s strengths lie especially in the fields of social and healthcare services, industrial wholesale and industrial services.
Juuso holds an M.Sc. in Accounting. In addition to corporate finance advisory, Juuso’s know-how includes business development, financial administration and business model development. Juuso is a board member in Mikrobioni Oy and Feelback Oy.
Partner, COB, M.Sc.
Jaakko has over 8 years of investment banking and M&A experience. Jaakko is 3J’s founding partner. Jaakko acts as a project leader in M&A, financing advisory and other corporate finance transactions. Jaakko has been acting as an advisor in transactions, especially in the fields of industrial services, construction and technical building services.
Prior to joining 3J, Jaakko worked as a portfolio manager at Danske Capital and its predecessor Mandatum Wealth Management as well as at Kyro Oyj, where he was responsible for hedging the group’s exchange rate risk. Jaakko holds an M.Sc. in Finance. In addition to corporate finance advisory, Jaakko is passionate about private equity and business development. Jaakko is a board member in Samla Capital Oy and Capitalo Oy.
Akseli Paavola, CFA
CFA, Partner, M.A.
Akseli has 10 years of investment banking and M&A experience. He became Partner in 2015. Akseli acts as a project leader in M&A, financing advisory and other corporate finance transactions. Prior to joining 3J, Akseli worked as an analyst and associate at Proman Oy. Akseli has been acting as an advisor in over 10 domestic and international transactions, especially in the fields of IT, TMT and retail with target companies’ revenues varying between 2 and 100 MEUR.
Akseli is a CFA, holds an M.A. and has studied in the business schools of Jyväskylä and Université Paris 1.
Jari has almost 20 years of experience from investment and capital markets. Jari acts as a project leader in M&A, financing advisory and other corporate finance transactions. Jari’s previous experience includes investment and equity analyst positions in OKO, Pohjola Bank, ABN AMRO and OP Bank. He has also been a part of multiple IPO projects, responsible for analysis, valuation and sale.
Over the years, Jari has gained analyzed a variety of industries, such as retail and consumer discretionary, industrial services, transportation and healthcare. Jari holds an M.Sc. in Accounting.
Turo has numerous years of analyst experience from complex investment banking and M&A transactions. Turo is responsible for developing valuations, analyses and marketing materials. Prior to joining 3J, Turo worked at Finnish Customs’ Statistics Department and was responsible for statistics production and database administration and development of mathematical models. Turo has studied economics, finance and accounting in the University of Jyväskylä. He also has special know-how of the regulation model of Sweden’s power grid market due to a joint project done with 3J.
Aleksi joined 3J as an Analyst in 2020. Aleksi is responsible for valuations, analyses and preparation of project related marketing materials. Aleksi received his B.Sc. majoring in Finance from Salem State University. Before joining 3J, Aleksi gained experience at Merrill Lynch and at a boutique real estate private equity firm in Boston, MA.
Senior Advisor, M.Sc.
Markku acts as 3J’s advisor in corporate finance transactions. Markku’s long and versatile career in both SME and public companies bring valuable support to our clients. Markku’s role at 3J is business development and advisory in corporate finance transactions.
Markku has over 30 years of experience from varying management positions of Finnish companies, including Olvi Oyj, Savon Voima Oyj and Karelia-Upofloor Oy. He has also served as CEO of Järvi-Suomen Portti Oy.
Markku has been a board member and COB as well as a member and chairman of variety of companies. Currently, Markku is a board member in Tulikivi Oyj, Mikrobioni Oy, Goodwiller Oy and Potwell Oy. Markku is also a partner in Boardman Oy.
Senior advisor, eMBA, Doctoral candidate
Jouko Pitkänen is a senior partner in JFP Executive Search office in Helsinki, he provides a full range of services from executive and board search to talent assessment, onboarding and leadership consulting. Jouko advises public companies, family businesses, and private equity firms on designing and developing their top talent, leadership teams and boards.
Jouko has an extensive background of business leadership in an international environment. He has worked extensively and successfully with Strategic Transformations, Change Management, Organizational design, Turnarounds and Efficiency Improvements particularly with a focus on execution in challenging business environment.
Prior to joining 3J Partners Jouko has over 15 years of experience from an internationally listed retail company on C-suite level. His large responsibility area consisted of several countries and over 7,500 people. Beside his corporate career, he is an experienced board member and member of HENRY – Finnish association for Human Resource Management . Currently he is preparing his Doctoral thesis concerning Business model transformations. Dynamic organizational capabilities as essential enabler for transformation is an important part of his research project – it is all about people.
His strong track record proofs that the tools he has gathered over the years, combined with his personal skills provide a solid platform for understanding the main challenges and the direction of on-going changes that many industries are facing.
All of the above places Jouko in a unique position when it comes to executive search, onboarding, talent assessments, career advisory and consulting.
eMBA, Aalto University (AEE), Helsinki
Doctor of Business and Administration candidate, Aalto University (AEE), Helsinki
Harri has worked as an entrepreneur, business executive and business consultant since 1980. Harri specializations include management, sales, marketing and business strategy. He has overseen turn-around projects in companies with challenging situations in the fields of retail and production as well as consulting and other expert organizations. He has been the CEO of Oy Adsek Ab, Trust Creative Society Oy, Oy Willehard & Co. Ab and Muovijaloste Oy. His passion is to turn companies profitable from challenging situations with the will of the owners. Harri has been involved in over 20 corporate finance transaction and strongly believes in improving competitiveness through strategy and sales.
Companies in which he has served as a board member or COB include Muovijaloste Oy, Scanveir Oy, Kopovent Oy, Ilma-Arena Oy, Ride Racing and Adventures Finland Oy, Pyynikki Garden Oy, Viesti-Tele Oy, Telemaster Oy, Oy Willehard & Co. Ab, Kone-Lux Oy and Tampere Kaupunkilähetys ra.
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