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We are a dedicated team of SharePoint experts working at Valo, a forerunner in intranet and digital workplace solutions based on Microsoft technology. All our products are made with #ValoLove.

Our story

The story of award-winning Valo Intranet began in 2011. Starting with a vision of creating a better digital workplace, we built an intranet solution that allows people to focus on the things that matter. Today we are a pioneering Intranet product provider with a global partner network of influential SharePoint and Office 365 professionals.

Our product family is built on SharePoint and made of three products: Valo Intranet, Valo Teamwork, and Valo Idea Management, and they’re deployed around the world by our Valo Partners. Our digital workplace solutions have been awarded with the coveted Microsoft “Partner of the Year” honor, “Most Value-For-Money” award and “Best Intranet/Extranet” recognition already three times.

The company behind Valo, Blue Meteorite, was founded in 2001. From the get-go the focus was on Microsoft technology, like SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure. We employ over 100 professionals around the world. Our North American operations are run by our subsidiary Valo Solutions and in APAC we operate through Valo Solutions Pty Ltd. 

The word “valo” means “light” in Finnish language and that’s what we want to bring to workplaces everywhere. By getting rid of time-consuming and expensive intranet projects, you let the sunshine in. Say goodbye to the old-fashioned way of work and start collaborating on your new digital workplace!

250+

Partners

50+

Countries

700+

Customers

2.5M

Happy users

We have offices in
Europe, North America and APAC

If you happen to be somewhere nearby in Finland or Canada, come visit us at our office. We also have some excellent people working for example in Sweden, Belgium, Germany, UK and Poland.

Valo Intranet - Helsinki

Helsinki

Verkkosaarenkatu 5, 00580 Helsinki, Finland

Valo Intranet - Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä

Lutakonaukio 7, 40100 Jyväskylä, Finland

Cracow

Valo c/o Skelia, Bonarka4Business, building F Puszkarska 7K, 30-837 Cracow, Poland

Valo Intranet - Montreal Office

Montreal

380 Saint-Antoine St W Office 7100, Montreal, H2Y 3X7, Canada

Melbourne

Valo Solutions c/o WeWork Level 22, 120 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia

Meet the team

We’re a bunch of tech and marketing geeks who share this idea of a better world, where working and communicating with each other is quick, easy and fun.

Business EMEA

Pekka Walkama

President

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As the Founder and CEO of Blue Meteorite, the company behind Valo, Pekka considers himself as a Digital Business All-Round Player. His goal is to make our #CustomerExperience, #PartnerExperience & #WorkdayExperience best-in-class. All of that, plus Pekka is a family man, enjoys basketball, & is a large-scale consumer of movies.

Jari Pullinen

– in loving memory
Vice President 2015-2020

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The father of Valo, a great visionary, a friend, colleague, and husband and dad for two boys. We keep building Jari’s dream together pursuing towards better digital workplaces. Jari will always be part of the beating Valo heart. Truly missed, but never forgotten. We #ValoLove you, forever.

Noora Hakkarainen

Partner Manager

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Noora is a true human-lover, taking care of Valo Partners in Europe. When not concentrating on the partner happiness, you can find her either in Berlin, Münster or Finland or flying on her yoga mat.

Knut Relbe-Moe

Product Evangelist & Partner Manager

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Office 365 MVP, MCT, speaker,.. you name it. Always diving deeper into the SharePoint world with his never-ending smile! Psst. The best treasure is Valo Intranet.

Michael Borell

Sales Lead EMEA

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Michael is working closely with Valo Partner Managers to provide partners and customers the best possible result by helping partners in sales and streamlining the Valo Partner network. While off work, Mike can be found exploring the world, hiking or cooking to his family.

Inka Ekman

Revenue Manager

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Inka sees to that Valo’s revenue potential is fully utilized and that business processes run like clockwork. Off the clock, she grabs her ukulele, a book, a crochet hook, a wrench, or her motorcycle to enjoy life.

Henrik Blåfield

Senior Consultant

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Henrik is a jack-of-all trades working with all aspects of Office 365 and SharePoint, as well as Valo-teams supporting information systems. Aspiring long-distance runner during his free time.

Gokan Ozcifci

Product Marketing Manager

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Gokan is responsible for listening, building, maintaining, managing and sharing insights about  Valo with current partners, customers and thousands of conference attendees You can find Gokan sharing the love across the world also as a Regional Director and MVP.

Saraliina Laima

Events and Marketing Specialist

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On maternity leave.
When not organizing events to promote Valo, you can find Saraliina doing acrobatics or knitting warm woolly socks on the sofa.

Johanna Riva

Events and Marketing Specialist

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Johanna organizes awesome Valo events both live and virtually in the EMEA region, and helps our partners with marketing funding and co-marketing activities. Outside of Valo, Johanna enjoys CrossFit, weightlifting, books, memes and travelling.

Jenni Mattinen

Marketing Communications Specialist

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Jenni has found her passion for writing where she can combine her customer-centric mindset and creativity. In her free time, she love-hates Crossfit, jogging and traveling.

Hanna Voutilainen

Marketing Communications Specialist

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Hanna is figuring out the secrets of MVP’s, Potential Partners and Customers and other Valo Friends creating content to social media, Valo Blog and our other platforms. After-hours she spends time with friends and exploring & creating content about cosmetics and beauty.

Alexandra Sholokhova

Graphic Designer

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Alexandra enjoys creating clean and delightful experiences on both the web and the printing side that balance between business goals, user needs, and technical constraints. Alexandra likes to spend time with a camera, discover new places or watch Netflix.

Is this you?

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The Valo Team is growing fast and we’re constantly looking for great people to join our international, agile and wonderful crew! If you think we’re a good match, check out our Careers!

Business APAC

Jarmo Kuusinen

Business Director, APAC

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Jarmo ensures the Australian Valo office’s Valo sounds are sweet in down under too! In his free time, this motorbike mad enjoys riding small roads (and off-roads!) all around Europe and now, having shrimps on a barbie in an Aussie style!

Daniel Anderson

Partner Manager and Product Evangelist

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Daniel’s current mission is to drive real business outcomes while sharing his knowledge in the SharePoint and Microsoft 365 space. When not working, you will find him with the family and enjoying real football (Australian Rules).

Shira Friedman

Marketing Specialist

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Shira is all about promoting, collaborating, and creating! And we’re not just talking about her work! Shira also puts her creativeness into crochet work and fire dancing, a hobby of hers for 20 years now!

Mark Powney

Product Owner

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When Mark became Valo APAC’s technical partner manager, he had already clocked up many years helping customers design and build Office 365 and Azure based solutions. But in his spare time Mark also enjoys hosting community radio shows, plus he’s a real foodie and FYI, can debate fine wines like a pro! 

 

Business North America

Juha Koivula

Business Director, North America

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Working with Valo since 2013, Juha’s current mission is to grow our presence in The Americas together with our partners. Juha also enjoys playing tennis and speaking languages.

Olivera White

Partner Manager

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Olivera is responsible for building, maintaining and managing long-term relationships with current and prospective partners. Helping Partners and Valo succeed with her boundless enthusiasm. When not working, Olivera enjoys life with her kids, doing photography, scuba diving, horseback riding, learning how to play a guitar and drinking wine.

Vlad Catrinescu

Sales Executive & Product Evangelist

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SharePoint MVP that loves traveling around the globe and sharing his SharePoint & Office 365 knowledge. When not working, you can find Vlad trying out the latest gadgets or planning his next Scuba Diving adventure.

Tiina Manninen

Chief Marketing Officer

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Always shown as online, sometimes IRL. Usually lost with million open browser tabs but when she’s not, she loves to travel and jump into new adventures! Cheers and lots of #ValoLove!

Annie Orzechowska

Events and Marketing Specialist

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The magic is in the details! When not organizing memorable Valo events & marketing actions in the NA region, you can find Annie nurturing her passion for health & wellness or planning her next travel and crazy adventure!

Melissa Perrotti

Marketing & HR Specialist

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From Human Resources, to Marketing & Finance tasks, Melissa is our go to person in our NA team. Whether you’re an employee or Partner, she will make sure your question does not go unanswered! When not setting up the fort in our Montreal office, Melissa enjoys staying active and finding exciting places to visit!

Is this you?

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As we continue to grow, we’re constantly looking for like-minded and fun-loving new talents to join our amazing team! If you think you’d fit in here, visit our Careers page!

Partner Support

Sari Siekkinen

Partner Support Manager

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Sari works side-by-side with our Valo Partners helping them to grow. In her free time, she enjoys mindfulness meditation, playing tennis and spending time with her dog.

Victor de la Fuente

Escalation Engineer

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For over 15 years, Victor has been a huge Microsoft fan and is almost always coding – like any other proper tech-geek! When he’s away from his computer and tapped into the real world, he enjoys playing old video games, studying new languages and spending time with his wife and kids. A true #ValoLatinLover!

Sami Kaski

Support Engineer

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A SharePoint geek and a D&D nerd, Sami is doing Valo support for a day job. After work, he’s either spending time with his family or half-swording bad guys in some retro game or other. Also, bench/squat/deadlift.

Jouni Pohjolainen

Support Engineer

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Jouni has been developing SharePoint solutions since 2010. Usually have enjoyed adventure games among others on PC but now embarked on real-life adventure by moving to Australia for a year. In addition to video games, Jouni loves to run and throw puns to the mix.

Rohan Kulkarni

Support Engineer

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Rohan is a SharePoint Developer since 2011. Apart from technology, Rohan studies history, politics, economics, world affairs and he just loves to have long discussions/debates around these topics. Also, he is a die-hard Liverpool supporter and his dream is to be at Anfield for a European Night someday.

Keyvan Pashaei

Support Specialist

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Keyvan supports partners to help them succeed with Valo implementations.

Anna-Kaarina Kaija

Support Specialist

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A SharePoint newbie, but an enthusiastic one. Problem solving and helping others is a habit and so being on support team comes quite naturally. After working hours, I enjoy spending time with my kids and family. Trying to figure out how my legs should work while in Zumba and a wannabe photographer who likes to take long walks on the seashore and in the woods.

Pawel Rakoczy

Support Specialist

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Pawel is making sure Valo installation and usage is a trouble-free experience.

Is this you?

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Are you into SharePoint and loove solving problems? Are customers your passion? If this is you, you might be exactly what we are looking for! We have several open positions for our Support team, go and check our Careers!

Human Resources

Kirsi Roche

HR Manager

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Specialized in labor law in our different country locations, Kirsi holds the Valo fort by managing all employee labour needs, office management, and of course, supports the Valo team spirit. Outside of Valo, Kirsi enjoys anything artsy, including building her own dollhouse and also, enjoys outdoor activities.

Jennifer Sonprasit

HR Coordinator

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From Internal communication, to events, and providing the best Valo experience for our employees, Jennifer is not only known for her killer chocolate chip cookies! On top of that, you will find Jennifer hiking over laying on a beach any day!

Development Team

Päivi Haavisto

Production Manager

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As a Production Manager, Päivi makes sure that the Product Development Team has all the things they need to share the #ValoLove with our Products! Päivi’s passions are the 3 C’s: Coffee, Cooking and Cava and she considers herself as a MasterChef of her own life.

Elio Struyf

Engineering Lead

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Elio is an Office Server and Services MVP who loves to code, write articles on his blog, speak at various events and play Final Fantasy games to escape reality.

Sari Soinoja

Product Owner

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Product Owner for Valo Intranet, Extranet and Entrance. In addition, everything related to O365 is closest to her heart. During her free time, Sari enjoys playing basketball and sipping a good scotch whisky. Sláinte!

Ilija Lazarov

Technical Partner Manager

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Ilija is a passionate visionary with a looong SharePoint experience. Trained, defined, planned, developed, deployed, supported and sold solutions for hundreds of customers globally to get most of existing investments. Ilia is interested in improving everything and deep discussions and having good time with the team, partners, and customers.

Erwin Van Hunen

Lead Architect

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Erwin goes back a long time with SharePoint and uses that knowledge to make the Valo product installation process shine! He is one of the few Microsoft Certified Masters in SharePoint and an Office Apps & Services MVP. Off work, Erwin loves spending his time in his studio filled with synthesizers.

Jarbas Horst

Product Owner

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Jarbas is an Office 365 enthusiast, lifelong learner. He is focusing his knowledge on the development of SharePoint Online and Office 365. He is a site provisioning specialist and has created provisioning solutions that are used by medium-sized to large businesses corporations.

Alexey Sadomov

Software Architect

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Love new technologies and complex engineering challenges. Together with working in Valo team, Alexey helps the Sharepoint community by participating in a various open-source project. In his free time, Alexey listen to good rock music and practice endurance sports like IronMan triathlon and marathons.

Juha Alhojoki

Software Architect

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Working with great friends and talent in Valo dev team is the best thing. Family, cycling and playing guitar are also best things. Juha feels lucky to have so many best things in his life!

Antti Koskela

Software Architect

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A Microsoft MVP for Office Development, Antti is a bean counter gone software developer gone consultant – a man of many hats. When not programming.. No, wait, nevermind – as far as anyone knows, he’s always programming!

Devang Bhavsar

Software Architect

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Devang is passionate about exploring new technologies and make things happen. For leisure, Devang likes to listen to music, watch movies, travel with friends, practice tennis and play computer games.

Jouni Poikolainen

Senior Software Developer

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When not enjoying the relaxing sound of clicking keys, Jouni enjoys catching fish. Fly fishing, ice fishing, mobile fishing – you name it.

Piotr Siatka

Senior Software Developer

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Piotr really enjoys pure coding. After work, he tries to balance a healthy style of life, from running to beering.

Vardhaman Deshpande

Product Owner

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Vardhaman is architecting and developing next-generation Valo products by leveraging the Office 365 and Microsoft Azure platforms. He likes to solve problems either by using code or by using the tools available. When he is not thinking about the Microsoft Cloud, he likes to travel to various places and explore the different foods and cultures.

Konrad Rugala

Software Developer

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Konrad is responsible for building new and maintaining existing features in Valo Teamwork. He likes good food and then burns the calories either by climbing, cycling, hiking or doing other activities. When at home, Konrad watch and read scientific materials to fill his head with dozens of interesting facts from various fields.

Przemyslaw Pierscinski

Software Developer

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Przemyslaw keeps Valo shiny by maintaining and supporting Classic Valo Intranet. He is all about making technology work, and when hes not, Przemyslaw  enjoys riding his motorcycle, traveling and camping.

Marcin Wojciechowski

Software Developer

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Marcin is your coding enthusiast, TDD evangelist, OOP champion and SOLID proponent. He enjoyes to code as well as talking about the code. For fun, (besides software development of course), Marcin plays guitar, basketball and video games. Also, enjoys cooking and learning.

Joonas Lähteinen

Mobile Developer

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Joonas calls himself the “stereotypical nerd” – but, without glasses! Joonas is all about spending his Valo time developing the digital workplace for the mobile application.

Olli Pelkkikangas

Lead Designer

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When Olli is not busy designing new hot interfaces, Olli is spending time with his dogs. Also a passionate gamer, pew pew!

Minna Teerimäki

Software Designer

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She really loves knitting, adores her kittens, gushes over her bicycle and lives for coding. Hello Valo world!

Gautam Sheth

Software Designer

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Gautam is currently working on building the best extranet that was ever built! When he’s not doing incredible things at work, Gautam enjoys reading books, occasionally blogging whenever inspiration strikes and contributing to the repositories inside Microsoft 365 PnP Initiative.

Sami Nieminen

Web Designer

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Sami’s professional ambition lies in building UI’s that are intuitive, visually pleasing and accessible. In his free time Sami likes to go out shooting things – especially birds – but only with his camera.

Jenni Rohunen

Web Designer

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On maternity leave

Web Designer Padawan for Valo Modern who often finds herself making sure that all the pixels are aligned! A strong believer in simple designs and dedicated to top up Valo’s UI accessibility to the next level. On free time, occasional travel freak and a lover of natural light photography.

Anna Särkioja

Product Specialist

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Service Manager gone into product development, Anna has a very customer-centric mindset. In her freetime, she loves to spend time with her family, go hiking and do sports.

Maiju Onnela

Product Coordinator

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Maiju, who’s always smiling, took the step from the consultant position into the product development world and hasn’t looked back.

Alapan Das

QA Specialist

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Alapan ensures the quality of Valo products through Automation, but when he’s not doing that, you’ll find him binge watching his favorite TVvseries, writing articles on his blog and sleeping, a lot.

Sylwia Ciesielska

QA Specialist

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Her title says it all, as Sylwia ensures the quality of the Valo products while automates Valo tests to ensure the quality of the product. When off duty, Sylwia enjoys climbing and baking cupcakes.

Ilkka Kortelainen

QA Specialist

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Ilkka is all about test automation. In his free time, Ilkka enjoys cooking, reading, gaming and riding bikes.

Shilpa Mittal

QA Specialist

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Shilpa is responsible for the quality of our applications. We strive to give the best experience to our customers, so if someone finds something that is wrong, Shilpa will be there to fix it.

Is this you?

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We’re growing fast and always looking for new, talented people to join the team. Check out our Career opportunities in our Tech Team!

Experts behind the scenes

SharePoint and Office 365 specialists

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As a subsidiary of Blue Meteorite, we have close to a hundred SharePoint and MS Office 365 specialists in our enterprise network, sharing their insights and experience so that Valo Intranet is even better tomorrow.

Join our team

Interested in creating cutting-edge digital workplace solutions that people simply love? Write us a line or two and send it to wbof@inybvagenarg.pbz

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