Our Story

In a typical recruitment process, 100 people apply, one is selected, and 99 are left with nothing. It’s no wonder that so many candidates end up hating the company and never apply again. Only one wins. Why not everyone? We are changing this.

TalentAdore Ltd. is a Finnish HR technology company, located in the Helsinki metropolitan area. The company was founded in 2014 by two entrepreneurs, Saku Valkama and Joni Latvala. Our mission is to bring the human touch back to recruitment and be the best candidate communication solution provider in the world. At the same time, we are building a powerful HR and recruitment ecosystem by integrating value-adding tools into our solution.

Saku Valkama

Recruitment is broken. Together with Joni Latvala, CTO & Co-founder, I saw lots of flaws in recruitment processes that needed to be fixed. We were especially frustrated with how candidates were being treated as ID numbers by so many recruiters. Therefore, we decided to change that and bring the human touch back to recruitment.”

Saku Valkama, CEO & Co-founder of TalentAdore

Our solution is the Virtual Recruitment Assistant, a recruitment software that takes advantage of artificial intelligence (AI). The solution helps companies enhance their employer brands by focusing on the candidate experience. It also streamlines the recruitment process and automates manual and repetitive tasks.

When we started building our solution, we asked HR professionals what they would like to delegate to their assistant if they had one. They mentioned candidate communication, interview scheduling, and matching, just to mention a few. To answer to these needs, we created the Virtual Recruitment Assistant. Now you have time to focus on what matters the most: the people.

We Proudly Present Team TalentAdore!

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Our team—our family—consists of full-time employees and advisors. We have super-talented employees in customer success, R&D, sales, marketing, and business development. Additionally, all of our advisors have top expertise in their fields and contributes their time every month. They cover HR, international contract law, IT architecture, artificial intelligence, startup entrepreneurship, digital communications, internationalization, and go-to-market.

Our team members are ambitious doers with a go-getter attitude and the drive to excel. People are amazed at our ability to take on challenges and implement instant changes as a unified team. Together we form one unified family, sharing the same passion and motivation to bring the human touch back to recruitment.

Saara Hautala
Saara HautalaCustomer Success Specialist
Eliza Barkane
Eliza BarkaneCustomer Success Specialist
Lassi Lankinen
Lassi LankinenHead of Sales
Teemu Mikola
Teemu MikolaSales Associate
Roman Suzi
Roman SuziSoftware Designer
Hassaan Mohsin
Hassaan MohsinSoftware Developer
Tommi Korkeakoski
Tommi KorkeakoskiFront-end Developer
Thu Nguyen
Thu NguyenSoftware Developer
André Vollrath
André VollrathDesigner & Developer
Essi Heikkinen
Essi HeikkinenSoftware Developer Trainee
Risto Siilasmaa

“TalentAdore’s solution is an innovative HR service that combines marketing and HR technology. The company takes an all new perspective to recruitment and focuses on what is essential: job candidates.”

Risto Siilasmaa, Chairman of Nokia and F-Secure

Management Group, Board & Advisors

Saku Valkama
Saku ValkamaCEO & Co-founder

Visionary leader who foresees the future of recruitment. Strong experience in sales, business development, team building, and international markets.

Joni Latvala
Joni LatvalaCTO, Co-founder & Board member

Mathmagician making magic out of mathematics. Highly skilled in artificial intelligence and data modeling. Previously worked successfully as a recruiter.

Miira Leinonen
Miira LeinonenCMO

Sales-oriented marketing professional. Competence in strategic marketing, content marketing, and marketing automation – building digital businesses.

Mari Ahava
Mari AhavaHead of Customer Success

People person who creates superior customer experiences. Experienced in team leadership, customer success, and community management.

Mikael Frisk
Mikael FriskChairman of the Board

A strong background in HR and leadership. He has worked as the senior vice president of HR at Fortum and vice president of HR at Nokia.

Dan Ahlstedt
Dan AhlstedtBoard Member

Over 30 years of experience in executive positions in large, international tech companies. He has worked at SAP as Nordic & Baltic COO and MD of SAP Finland.

Mikko Seppäläinen
Mikko SeppäläinenBoard Member

Fifteen years of experience in international business and over ten years of experience in consulting. He has been a founder of two start-ups.

Kaj Hagros
Kaj HagrosAdvisor
Tuomas Nousiainen
Tuomas NousiainenAdvisor
Kyösti Järnefelt
Kyösti JärnefeltAdvisor

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