Our sherpas are the kind of people you love to work with.
They are experts with decades of experience solving complex problem, but they are humble and eager to learn. They are serious about their work and serious about writing music, climbing El Capitan and tending to their gardens.
Our Taival team is not here to tell you what to do. They are here to learn, create and walk the walk with you.
With more than 17 years in business and technology consulting, Michael has deep experience in helping companies deliver and navigate disruptive change. He’s passionate about bringing together corporates, start-ups and senior experts into an open ecosystem to deliver impact and value for Taival’s customers.
Reko has a continuous love affair with all things technological. His 15 years in consulting and technology leadership roles have fueled his passion for new business models and enterprise architecture. When not scaling the digital hurdles with Taival customers, he enjoys rock climbing in all of its forms.
More than 25 years cross-industry experience in strategy and management positions. Specialized in corporate and digital strategy, technology strategy, operational effectiveness, IT and program management. Expertise in digital business innovation and business models, developing disruptive, over-the-top strategies leveraging digital technologies.
Juri comes with almost 20 years cross industry experience in consulting, start-up and corporate management positions. He has specialized in eCommerce Strategy and is a seasoned Program Manager. He gets excited about new technologies and trends to apply them in new ways to drive innovation and new business.
Maija is a sustainability and people enthusiast with a mission to address climate change. Maija has a strong drive to enable the sustainable use of natural resources and keep the materials in use through circularity. 15 years of experience in corporate strategy work, market research, and sustainability work in consulting, forest industry companies, and public sector organizations.
Jyrki has been working with data and business models now for three decades. As an external consultant, in-house business developer, and software industry creator, he has been sitting on all sides of the table. Having witnessed firsthand not just the technological advances, but the unlocked business potential that has enabled the rise of totally new industries has been breathtaking, to say the least.
Sari is passionate about building new business and ecosystems - specifically finding the “win-win-win” based on purpose and new business models. Her 20+ years of management and leadership globally help her to understand and to adapt to different organizational cultures and building high-performing teams.
Sanna is a curious polymath with a Why not? attitude. She brings with her 25 years of managerial and leadership experience in international growth organisations. Sustainability and collaboration are key attributes of the modern work near to her heart. She aims to look into the future but with an understanding on the past and present as well as at the big picture while not overseeing the micro level view.
I have worn lots of hats in my life - Climate Change Scientist, Environmental Economist, Musician, Artist, Researcher, Data and AI Strategist to name just a few. But the essence of who we are as humans is defined by our values and what we do with our knowledge and resources. I started my consulting career with a company whose core value was Love of Life, and I have taken that with me every step of the way.
Ira is passionate about developing sustainable businesses. Her experience relates to business strategy, sustainability, corporate financing and 17+ years of consulting. From this basis, she strives to enhace value of sustainable businesses.
Tapani has over 25 years extensive design experience globally. He has unique skills to apply design- and lifecycle- thinking to drive sustainability-led innovation in development of products and services, which answers to the growing global demand for more sustainable products and helping companies in transition from linear to circular economy. Together with Max they facilitate eco-innovation processes and train engineers and designers how to develop sustainable products.
The past decade Dr. Max Marwede has been supporting companies in designing sustainable products through the facilitation of innovation workshops, the development of circular design requirements and through technology roadmapping. Furthermore, he consults German and European public authorities on future circular design regulations. As a researcher he currently develops an easy and practical way to integrate sustainability into the product development process.