Kai Leppänen has been appointed VP of SME Sales and member of the LeadDesk Plc Management Team.
Leppänen joins LeadDesk from Liana Technologies, where he worked as VP of International Sales. Leppänen is one of the most experienced SaaS and digital business professionals in Europe, having scaled the sales teams of international software companies for over two decades.
Leppänen has extensive and diverse experience in leading SaaS sales, developing business models that support strong growth and driving profitable international sales.
“We were convinced by Kai’s expertise and passion for successfully growing SaaS sales, as well as his extensive experience working abroad with leading SaaS companies. I am super excited to have a successful international sales professional like Kai join us. A warm welcome to Kai!”, says LeadDesk CEO Olli Nokso-Koivisto.
LeadDesk has grown recently to become a leading European cloud-based contact center software provider. Leppänen says that his job is strongly focused on further enabling international growth: “I am excited and confident to have the opportunity to lead LeadDesk’s growth with a committed team of professionals. I’m looking forward to rolling my sleeves and building LeadDesk’s next growth leap in key European markets.”
The key markets are close to Leppänen’s new workplace at LeadDesk’s Madrid office. “Spain is a fast-growing and large market. Our great team will enable our business to grow faster here and elsewhere in Europe. As a Spanish speaker, I am already looking forward to telling customers and partners about our unique Finnish product. We can offer them genuine value and a great customer experience that will last for years,” Leppänen comments.
LeadDesk is a fast-growing and internationalizing software company, operating in the cloud-based software market in Europe. The company offers the LeadDesk cloud service for sales and customer service and has grown to a leading cloud service vendor in sales and customer service in the Nordics. In 2021, the company’s revenue was €24.6 million. The international revenue share was approximately 61%. LeadDesk’s shares are traded in the Nasdaq First North Finland market under the ticker LEADD. The company has offices in seven European countries. The LeadDesk cloud service is used by ca. 1500 customers around the world.