COMPANY

Veli-Pekka Marin

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
Prior to his role at Uplause®, Veli-Pekka held several senior-level positions at Nokia for over 10 years. In his last Nokia position Veli-Pekka headed the global sales team within the games department, a division of the services business unit. Veli-Pekka possesses solid business sense, an exceptional understanding of sports marketing and gaming development, and a passion for innovation.

Heikki Aura

Executive Vice President, Head of Sales & Marketing, Co-Founder
Heikki has been involved with game publishing/development and business strategy throughout his career. Prior to his roles at Uplause, Heikki held a director position at the Nokia. As co-founder of Uplause and its head of sales & marketing, Heikki plays a key role in all of Uplause’s sales, marketing and business development activities. His biggest sports-related passions are football, ice hockey and basketball. He also enjoys playing golf in his free time.

Jussi Marin

Creative Director, Co-Founder
Jussi is a creative visionary with an extensive comprehension of the visual arts and a broad understanding of technological procedures. This combination of talents has made Jussi a seasoned expert in creating and developing games. Jussi has a worked previously in advertising and has a unique educational background, having studied graphic design, computer science and economics.

Markus Heikkilä

Chief Operating Officer
Markus brings over 10 years of hands-on experience in developing and operating online services. Previously he worked with Nokia and Cellictica Ltd, enabling him to bring solid mobile business experience to the table.