Key People

 Dr. Petrus Pennanen

Dr. Petrus Pennanen

CEO & Founder

After getting a PhD in theoretical nuclear physics Petrus did a couple of years of postdoctoral research before founding Leiki and developing the core algorithms for Leiki Focus. In 2005 he was placed as a nominee for World Technology Award. Petrus enjoys meeting customers and discussing how to take their business forward. After work he likes running and music ranging from electronic to opera.

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Roy McDonald, MBA, A.B. (Physics)

Roy McDonald, MBA, A.B. (Physics)

Head of Operations USA

With education from Stanford and Harvard Roy gained extensive experience building cutting edge technology-based products and became a highly successful and innovative CEO in technology and finance. He’s passionate about team building, product innovation, and market creation. Having built and sold successful businesses and product lines to Microsoft, Logitech, Sony, and Apple he has a strong track record of forming creative, collaborative and apolitical teams.

Tomi Päiväniemi

Tomi Päiväniemi

CTO, MSc

After getting his degree Tomi worked as a researcher in artificial intelligence and information retrieval. He has been at Leiki for 6 years developing the IP with his team and passionately serving our customers. After years of partner dancing as a hobby he’s now also teaching it.

Noora Staf

Noora Staf

Marketing Director, MSc (Econ.)

Noora is in charge of Leiki’s marketing and has key role in the office administration. She finished her degree in Sweden and started her marketing career in the world of fishing tackle in Ireland. In addition to making sure everything runs smoothly at Leiki and with our partners, Noora is also passionate about dance & travel, runs a popular blog combining those subjects and is an active member of the local Brazilian Zouk community.

Sari Hyvärinen

Sari Hyvärinen

Ontology Director, BA (Language Tech.)

Sari has a strong background in language technology, computer science and linguistics. She works with our team of ontology developers to keep the Leiki Ontology up to date on new topics that appear daily while making sure customer content ranging from news to videos and ad campaigns is accurately analysed and recommended. Outside of Leiki Sari likes photography and walks with her dog and children.

Antti Havanko

Antti Havanko

Project Manager, BEng (Embedded systems)

Antti worked for three years in his own company designing embedded systems before joining Leiki in summer 2011. At Leiki, he is developing Leiki Focus and working closely with the customers. Antti played ice hockey and football for many years and nowadays you can find him at the gym 3-4 times a week. You can contact Antti on his mobile: +358 40 7287081.

We are always interested to hear about new talent

We are always interested to hear about new talent

The people at Leiki are team spirits, we enjoy learning new skills and developing pioneering technology. We’ll offer you challenging work in a growing organisation. If you believe you are what we’re looking for, send a short application with CV to jobs (at) leiki.com.

Contact Us

Helsinki headquarters
Phone: +358 201 556055
Fax: +358 201 556056
Email: info@leiki.com

Mailing address: (Click here for a map)
Leiki Oy
Pohj. Makasiinikatu 7 A 4
00130 Helsinki, Finland

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Leiki Americas
Phone:  +1 650 5541959

San Mateo, CA
USA