MEET THE TEAM


Markus Jaakonsaari

Managing Director

M.Sc. (Econ.), b. 1971

Markus is the Managing Director of Vicus Capital Advisors. Prior to co-founding the company in 2005, he worked in investment banking since 1995, latest as Director at Conventum Corporate Finance. In Vicus Capital Advisors, Markus has been responsible for a large number of development projects, transactions, fund raising and advisory projects, as well as for CEO functions since 2013.

Matti Pajari

Director

M.Sc. (Econ.), CFA, b. 1969

Matti is a Director of Vicus Capital Advisors. Prior to Vicus, Matti worked as an investment banker, latest as a Director at Conventum Corporate Finance and as a consultant and Vice President at Jaakko Pöyry Consulting. In Vicus Capital Advisors, Matti's responsibilities include bank financing, financial management and investment transactions.

Juha Mikkonen

Chairman of the Board

M.Sc. (Econ.), b. 1962

Juha is the founder of Vicus Capital Advisors as well as a former Managing Director and Chairman of the Board. Prior to entering real estate investment business in 2005, Juha had a long career in investment banking. He was a co-founder of leading Finnish investment banks Prospectus in 1993 and Conventum in 1996. Juha also worked as Managing Director of Conventum Corporate Finance in 1999-2005.


SENIOR ADVISORS

Juho Lipsanen

M.Sc. (Econ.), b. 1961

Juho was invited as Senior Advisor in 2020. He is the former CEO of TeliaSonera and Alma Media. Juho has extensive experience in sustainable investments and technologies as Regional Partner in Alder Fund and, formerly, as CEO of ABB New Ventures. He is a board member in many family and private equity owned companies such as Onvest, Isku and Hollming. His previous board positions include companies such as Coronaria and Ilmatar Windpower.

Harri Walden

M.Sc. (Econ.), b. 1962

Harri is one of Finland's most experienced internationally orientated investors. He was invited to the Board of Directors of Vicus Capital Advisors in 2015 and served as the Chairman of the Board in 2018-2019. Harri participates in strategic work and brings his long-term investment experience, strategic know-how and collaboration opportunities to Vicus Capital Advisors.