By appointing a new country manager Invesdor strengthens its position in its home market of Finland. Petroff, who is leaving his position as senior relationship manager at Nordea Bank, will begin at his new position on September 1st.
"We have been largely focused on international growth, but Finland remains an important market area for us. As the market leader, we want to solidify our lead here in our home market", Invesdor CEO Lasse Mäkelä says. "Thomas is just the right person for this, and we warmly welcome him to the team."
"The financial markets are changing rapidly, new operating models are entering the market and the range of alternatives available for customers is growing ever wider. Development is good, and it is important that both fundraisers and investors have options to choose from", says Invesdor's new country manager, Finland, Thomas Petroff. "I eagerly look forward to being part of this change and of Invesdor's great team."
As Invesdor's new country manager for Finland, Petroff will be in charge of Finnish clients and expanding the selection of Finnish investment targets available on Invesdor's crowdfunding platform. Petroff will also develop Invesdor's relations towards institutional investors.
Petroff brings to the Invesdor team more than twenty years of banking experience at Nordea Bank. He started at Nordea in 1996 and quickly advanced to Nordea's corporate finance department where he stayed for 11 years before moving on to acquisition finance to structure complex financings. The last seven years of his career he has been in the position of senior relationship manager having an overall responsibility for some of Nordea's largest corporate customers.
"As it matures, equity crowdfunding inches closer and closer to the world of stock exchanges and institutions, and in fact equity crowdfunding platforms are already being used in stock exchange listings. We believe Thomas's experience will support Invesdor in this phase of our development and further strengthen our position in Finland", says Mäkelä.
Mikko Savolainen, Communications manager, Invesdor Ltd
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Lasse Mäkelä, CEO, Invesdor Ltd
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Thomas Petroff, country manager Finland, Invesdor Ltd
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Invesdor in brief:
Invesdor is the Nordic market leader in equity crowdfunding measured in capital invested through the platform and revenue in 2015. A Helsinki-based financial technology (fintech) company founded in 2012, Invesdor runs a pan-European debt and equity crowdfunding service. Invesdor has so far facilitated the raising of more than 15 million euros and had more than 50 successful crowdfunding projects on its crowdfunding service.