TrademarkNow Continues To Expand With The Appointment of Charles Hill As Head of Product and Harri Kairento As Head of Finance.
TrademarkNow®, a Helsinki-based legal technology startup, today announced the appointment of Charles Hill as Head of Product, responsible for driving the company's product strategy and roadmap to bring innovation to the market, and Harri Kairento as Head of Finance, responsible for leading the company's global finance and administrative functions.
This strategic team expansion follows a strong year of growth for the company in 2014, and supports aggressive plans for continued product and market development in 2015.
Hill brings over 15 years of experience managing large-scale software and Internet products to TrademarkNow. Prior to joining TrademarkNow, Hill was Vice President, Membership Products and Data at GLG/Gerson Lehrman Group in New York City where he was responsible for reinventing the core content data of the world's largest expert network. In addition, Hill was previously Director of Product Management at Getty Images, VP Product Management at Partsearch Technologies, Inc., and Manager, Deloitte Consulting. Hill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Hill will work in TrademarkNow's NYC office.
Charles Hill's considerable experience in product management - driving teams to develop and launch complex, innovative software products - will benefit TrademarkNow as we continue building out our software platform to address the full trademark lifecycle. Since our first client went live in 2012, we have been changing the way trademark attorneys clear and protect trademarks. "With Charles' leadership, we will be able to respond to and delight the market with greater speed and agility. I am thrilled to welcome Charles to the team" said Mikael Kolehmainen, TrademarkNow Co-founder and CEO (and a former trademark attorney).
TrademarkNow today also announced Harri Kairento as the company's Head of Finance. Kairento's extensive experience in international financial and administrative management include his most recent position as Group Controller and Company Secretary for CRF Health, the world's leading electronic patient diary provider. During his tenure at CRF Health, the company grew from a startup to become one of the most profitable IT-service companies in Finland. Previously, Kairento worked at Oplayo Oy, one of the leading streaming video technology providers in the world. Kairento holds a Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Helsinki School of Economics. Kairento will work in TrademarkNow's Helsinki headquarter office.
"Given our customer growth of 167 percent in 2014 and our bold development plans for 2015, we are grateful to have Harri Kairento join the company. Harriâ's experience guiding and leading companies through rapid growth and expansion will be greatly leveraged in his role as Head of Finance at TrademarkNow. I am very pleased to welcome Harri to our executive team" Kolehmainen said.