Front Companies

Front is a Finnish concern wholly owned by its personnel. We offer our customers straightforward, well-diversified investment opportunities and asset management services. We also support the growth of Finnish companies by offering tailored funding solutions. Our committed and professional employees, with a passionate approach to heir work, are at the core of our operations.

Founded in 2006
Employees: 38
Front group total pro forma income ca. €13,8 m€ (2018)

Board, Management

Hannu Kananen

Chairman, partner

Bio

Founded Front in 2006. Prior to this Hannu has worked in managerial positions in FIM Corporate Finance and Evli Corporate Finance. Hannu has gained work experience from finance industry since year 1988.

Pekka Rikala

CEO Front Group Ltd and Front Capital Ltd, board member, partner

Bio

Employed at Front since year 2006. Prior to this Pekka has worked in managerial position at Nordea. Pekka has gained work experience from finance industry since year 1991.

Vesa Engdahl

CEO Front Asset Management Ltd, partner

Bio

Employed at Front since year 2018. Prior to this Vesa has worked in managerial positions at Nordea Private Banking and FIM Asset Management. Vesa has also worked as an economist for OECD. Vesa has gained work experience from finance industry since year 2001.

Kaarle Harju

Customer asset manager, tied agent, board member, partner

Bio

Employed at Front since year 2006. Prior to this Kaarle has worked in managerial position at FIM Corporate Finance Ltd, as an asset manager in FIM Asset Management Ltd and as an analytic at ING Barings. Kaarle has gained work experience from finance industry since year 2000.

Pasi Hartikainen

Customer asset manager, member of the board, partner

Bio

Employed at Front since year 2012. Prior to this Pasi has worked as Country Manager at Alfred Berg. All together Pasi worked in Alfred Berg for 13 years with responsibilities in sales and client accounts. Pasi has gained work experience from finance industry since year 2000.

Investment services

Portfolio management, risk management, product development

Tuomas Snellman

Head of Legal, compliance

Bio

Joined Front in 2018. Prior experience from e.g. Nordea Bank S.A. Private Banking Luxembourg as well as from Helsinki-based law firms. Tuomas has gained work experience from finance industry since year 2009.

Lena Damsten

Head of portfolio management, partner

Bio

Employed at Front since year 2006. Prior to this Lena has worked as an Investment Adviser at Tamares Group Ltd, as an Investment Manager and CFO at Stratos Ventures Ltd. Lena has gained work experience from finance industry since year 1996.

Atte-Ville Pentikäinen

Risk analyst

Bio

Employed at Front since year 2013. Atte is responsible for risk management of Front’s mutual funds in Front Asset Management Ltd. Atte has gained work experience from finance industry since year 2013.

Customer asset managers, tied agents

Fredrik von Knorring

Customer asset manager, partner

Bio

Employed at Front since year 2008. Prior to this Fredrik has worked as stock broker at Evli Bank and Estlander & Rönnlund Ltd selling hedge products. Fredrik has gained work experience from finance industry since year 2001.

Osmo Kytönen

Customer asset manager, tied agent

Bio

Employed at Front since year 2016. Prior to this Osmo has worked as an Investment Manager at Handelsbanken Asset Management and at Crédit Agricole beign responsible for derivatives trading. Osmo has gained work experience from finance industry since year 1988.

Back Office, Middle Office

Anna Gawdzinski

Back office manager

Bio

Employed at Front since year 2009. Prior to this Anna has worked at Evli Bank and Sampo Bank. Anna is respobsible for settlements and payment transactions. Anna has gained work experience from finance industry since year 1999.

Vesa Linturi

Specialist

Bio

Employed at Front Asset Management Ltd since year 2012 being responsible for value calculation of Front’s funds and upholding fund registry. Prior to this Vesa has worked in back office at Nordea Markets. Vesa has gained work experience from finance industry since year 2011.

Administration, IT

Jyri Lindström

CIO, partner

Bio

Employed at Front since year 2015. Prior to joining Front, Jyri has worked diversily with IT-systems in DFC Nordic, Sofia Bank and FIM Group. Jyri has gained work experience from finance industry since year 1997.

Joonas Pönniö

CFO

Bio

Employed at Front since 2018. Prior to joining Front, Joonas worked at KPMG Financial Services as an auditor and in OP Group in various positions. Joonas has gained work experience from finance industry since year 2012.

Heidi Jäkärä

Communications Manager

Bio

Employed at Front since year 2010. Prior to joining Front, she worked at Helsinki Stock Exchange and NASDAQ OMX. Heidi has gained work experience from finance industry since year 2000.

Funding for business

Helsinki

Miikka Veikkola

Chief Operating Officer

Bio

Previously Miikka has worked at Front Capital as Portfolio Manager 01/2016 – 02/2018. Prior to this Miikka has worked in various managerial positions in risk management, derivatives trading and sales at Fortum Plc 01/1999-12/2015.

Perttu Koskenranta

Director, Financing and credit risks

Bio

Previously Perttu has worked at Nordea Finance Ltd and Nordea Pankki Suomi Plc. Perttu has gained work experience from financing industry since 2011.

Antti Jaakonsaari

Director, risk management

Bio

Previoysly Antti has worked as a portfolio manager in Veritas Pension Insurance. Antti has gained work experience from financing industry since 2011.

Sini Ketola

Finance Specialist

Bio

Previously Sini has worked at Intrum Ltd. Sini has gained work experience from financial management since 2010. Currently Sini is on maternity leave.

Turku

Sami Törmä

CEO Vertaislaina Oy, partner

Bio

Previoysly Sami has worked at Fellow Finance Ltd and at Front Capital Ltd as Chief Development Officer. Prior to this, Sami has worked in various development positions at FIM Group, Glitnir Bank and HEX Group. Sami has gained work experience from financial industry since 1999.

Joni Nousiainen

Director, Financing

Bio

Previously, Joni has worked as an analyst for eg. FIM Asset Management and smaller investment research companies. Joni has gained work experience from financial industry since 2002.

Alexis Eronen

Finance Specialist

Bio

Previously Alexis has worked at Alexandria Plc and in various positions in consumer finance industry. Alexis has gained work experience from financing industry since 2018.

Bei Xiao

Software Developer

Bio

Bei has gained work experience from web development since year 2015. Previously worked at DealDash Oyj.

Mona Mäkilä

Responsible for Customer Service, Invoicing

Bio

Strong experience in customer service since 2002. Mona has gained work experience from financing industry since 2018.

Advisory Board

Eero Lehti

Valtiotieteiden maisteri, yrittäjä, kauppaneuvos, kauppatieteen kunniatohtori

Bio

Taloustutkimus Oy:n hallituksen puheenjohtaja, TEKESin johtokunnan jäsen 2002-2013, Biohit Oyj:n hallituksen jäsen, Keravan Energia Oy:n hallituksen puheenjohtaja, Eilakaisla Oy:n hallituksen puheenjohtaja, Fortum Oyj:n neuvottelukunnan puheenjohtaja, Yleisradion hallintoneuvoston jäsen Keravan kaupunginhallituksen puheenjohtaja; valtuutettuna vuodesta 1969 lähtien Kansanedustaja (Kokoomus) vuodesta 2007 alkaen

Heikki Lehtonen

DI, toimitusjohtaja Componenta Oyj vuodesta 1993 lähtien

Bio

Pörssisäätiön hallituksen jäsen vuodesta 2012 lähtien, EVA:n valtuuskunnan jäsen vuodesta 2005 lähtien, Pöyry Oyj:n hallituksen varapj. vuodesta 2003 lähtien ja hallituksen jäsen vuodesta 1997 lähtien, Otava Oy:n hallituksen jäsen vuodesta 1991 lähtien.

Hannu Isotalo

Diplomi-insinööri, vuorineuvos

Bio

Lujatalo Oy:n, Lujabetoni Oy:n ja Fescon Oy:n hallituksen puheenjohtaja
Aholansaarisäätiön hallituksen jäsen ja Aholansaaren Matkailu Oy:n hallituksen puheenjohtaja
Useissa luottamustehtävissä yrittäjäjärjestöissä 1979-2003, työmarkkinajärjestöissä 1981-2000, pääosin kunnallispolitiikassa 1985-2000 ja yrityksissä ja muissa yhteisöissä 1975-2011.

Join us

Our priority is the success of our clients. We strive to be at the head of development, and thus we are looking for people who seek lightness and change. People who want to stay supple and free of bureaucracy.

Open Jobs

Experienced Asset Manager

Please send an open application to rekry@front.fi. For more information please contact CEO Pekka Rikala 050-561 9521.