Press release 3/5/17

Sofigate, the leading IT management and business technology company in the Nordics, is appointing Matti Rusi Head of Sofigate Sweden. Starting from May 15th 2017, Rusi, previously member of Basware’s executive team, will lead Sofigate’s Swedish business with the objective to accelerate growth. 

During the past year, Sofigate has taken strategic steps to become Northern Europe’s leading business technology company. In October 2016, Sofigate acquired Daymark and in February 2017, 3gamma. With Matti Rusi’s appointment, Sofigate aims at strengthening its position in Sweden that is a key market for growth in the Nordics.

Under Matti Rusi’s leadership, Sofigate, Daymark and 3gamma will create a strong presence in Sweden and broaden the scope of services to meet customer needs even better.

Matti Rusi joins Sofigate from Basware Corporation. He was previously SVP, Professional Services and Customer Care at Basware Corporation. During the past years, he has led a large global professional service organisation covering 14 countries and 600 people.

Matti Rusi said: “Sofigate has an exciting story and I’m keen to play a part in the next chapter. The company has already proved its strength in Finland, and there are significant opportunities for growth in Sweden. We are able to offer our clients a completely unique set of services and now that we can add brilliant Swedish sales and marketing insight to it, we can accelerate our development in the Swedish market”

Sofigate anticipates a significant growth in IT management and business technology services demand as digitalisation accelerates.

Sami Karkkila, CEO at Sofigate Group, said: ”We have a strong growth agenda in Sweden. Matti Rusi has the experience to make the most out of the potential and to build on the great capability we have after joining forces with Daymark and 3gamma. Following the merger and acquisition, it’s time to deliver the full scope of our services to our customers, and offer broad and exciting career opportunities for all our colleagues.”

Sofigate currently employs 400 experts in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the United Kingdom. Sofigate’s objective is to grow into an international service company with a 100 million-euro turnover and 750 employees by 2020. In 2016, Sofigate’s turnover rose by over a third.

Contact for media:

Jens Ekberg, Head of Group Communications
tel. +46 70 589 40 19

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