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Ropo Capital appoints Jarno Kastarinen as Chief Technology Officer

Ropo Capital’s Platform Support leader and long-time employee, Jarno Kastarinen, has been appointed as CTO. Kastarinen assumed his new position on December 1, 2023.

Jarno Kastarinen has accumulated over 20 years of experience in software development, actively contributing to shaping the technological landscape. He joined Ropo Capital in 2017 through the acquisition of Enfo Zender in Finland. Since then, he has played key roles in Ropo’s platform development and support as the platform support team leader and Chief Architect.

“I look forward to leading the Technology team and strengthening our position as the technological frontrunner in the industry. Our tech-enabled service concept is something I deeply cherish, and I am committed to aligning our technological direction with the business needs and driving our growth forward,” said Jarno Kastarinen, the new CTO.

Jarno Kastarinen succeeds Mikko Puhakka, who is leaving Ropo Capital for family reasons. To ensure a successful transition, Mikko will be available for support when needed until the end of the year 2023.

“While we are saddened by Mikko’s departure, we wholeheartedly support his decision and wish him the best in his next chapter in life. I am also pleased to announce that Jarno, our seasoned technology specialist with an in-depth understanding of Ropo’s business and ambitions, assumes the CTO position. We have complete confidence in his ability to lead our technological development,” said Ilkka Sammelvuo, Ropo Capital CEO.

“As I step back, I want to thank all my teammates and everyone who has been part of this incredible journey. I will be following Ropo’s next chapter of technological excellence with a sense of pride, and I trust Jarno to continue leading the way,” Mikko Puhakka states.

Ropo Capital is the Nordic market leader in invoice lifecycle management, covering the whole value chain from invoice delivery to payment monitoring and receivables management. We compete as a technological forerunner – our operating model is based on the advantages of digitalization, advanced automation, and real time reporting. Headquartered in Kuopio, Finland, the company employs approximately 400 financial specialists in Finland, Sweden, and Norway. In total, Ropo Capital delivers over 170 million invoices and other documents annually.