Juha assists companies on re-organization initiatives and start-ups. His typical client is in the technology field of collaboration spaces, information security, mobile, and/or social software. Juha is an expert on business models and re-engineering companies. He has lived most of his life in different regions of the globe and has a heightened appreciation and ability for building cultural bridges in a fast paced multinational environment.
In 2006, he joined Tellus International, Inc. as a Chief Operating Officer. In his current role Juha leads Tellus Research initiatives into online marketing and cloud computing. Juha is a frequent speaker and has advised a number of Fortune 100 companies.
Before joining Tellus, he was Chief Executive Officer of Stonesoft Inc., the American subsidiary of Stonesoft Corp., a global business continuity solutions vendor. During his tenure at Stonesoft, he accumulated numerous contacts within the federal, financial services, and telecom sectors. He has extensive experience in selling to the US federal government and collaborating with Microsoft and IBM in the Americas region.
Mr. Harkonen received his Masters in Science – Industrial Engineering Management from the University of Lappeenranta and a second Masters in Science – Quality Management from Cranfield University in the UK.