Great people make robots tick
The super-talented people of ZenRobotics would all certainly deserve to be introduced here! However, as we are oh-so scared that you would try to steal them, we’ll only do the corporate thing, and give you a brief introduction to our management and Board of Directors. And don’t you go recruiting them either!
Timo Taalas, Chief Executive Officer. An engineering leader, and a coder at heart, Mr. Taalas has more than two decades of experience in research and development. Previously an engineering director at GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE), he managed over two hundred engineers all over the globe.
Harri Holopainen, Head of Technology. Mr. Holopainen has a proven track record in successful high-tech start-ups. He is a hands-on engineer specializing in start-up organization, technology strategy and very compact slides. He has founded several start-ups, raised several financing rounds and exited two companies.
Maciej Borkowski, PhD, Head of Sales. Combines experience in research with entrepreneurial mind. Ensures that customer needs are the key drivers for the cutting-edge technology development at ZenRobotics. Young leader sharpened his skills at IEEE, recently as the Vice-Chair of the IEEE Finland.
Ditty Damström, Head of Finance. Mrs. Damström has extensive experience of Finance and Business Control within ICT, Life Sciences and Internet sectors. She has worked in several countries and on numerous projects, such as acquisitions and restructurings. Before joining ZenRobotics, she worked for Sulake Corporation during a period of strong global expansion.
The Board of Directors
Wassim Sacre, Chairman of the Board. Mr. Sacre is a Managing Director at Invus, a global firm investing evergreen capital into transformational opportunities with the potential for extraordinary business performance. He previously worked at Booz & Company and Goldman Sachs, advising clients in Europe on a variety of strategic and operational topics.
Timo Ahopelto, Board Member. Mr. Ahopelto has a unique track record of product creation, sales, marketing and fund raising in the health and digital media industries. He was the founding CEO of CRF Health, the global leader in eDiaries for clinical trials. As Blyk’s Head of Strategy, Timo was responsible for its ad business, country expansion and funding.
Mats Eriksson, Board Member. Mr. Eriksson has close to 30 years of experience in various global leadership positions in turn-around companies both in Finland and Asia. Currently he’s the President at Auramarine Ltd, a market leader in auxiliary systems for the marine market. With his experience in building global businesses he is eager to expand businesses worldwide.
Harri Holopainen, Board Member. Working now as Head of Technology at ZenRobotics, Mr. Holopainen has a proven track record in successful high-tech start-ups. He is a hands-on engineer specializing in start-up organization, technology strategy and very compact slides. He has founded several start-ups, raised several financing rounds and exited two companies.
Maurice van Riek, Board Member. Mr. van Riek is a Group SVP at Kudelski Group and a CEO of EDSI, a smartcard and security company based in Rennes, France. Previously he has worked e.g. as SVP at Siemens AG and served on the board of Symbian Ltd. Passionate about start-up’s, he has been advising and helping start-up’s in various stages of their growth with a strong focus on strategy and technology.
Benedetto Staccia, Board Member. Mr. Staccia is a Director at Invus, a global firm investing evergreen capital into transformational opportunities with the potential for extraordinary business performance. Prior to Invus, he was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in Italy.