Our Contributors


Juhani Hintikka, President and CEO

Comptel welcomed Juhani on board in January 2011.  With more than 15 years of telecommunications industry experience and OSS/BSS industry veteran, he is responsible for driving the company’s global expansion and business strategy.

Matti Aksela, Vice President of Analytics

Matti Aksela oversees the company’s Intelligent Customer Interaction solutions. Since joining Comptel in April 2012 upon the company’s acquisition of fellow Finnish software company Xtract, Matti has focused on delivering next-generation customer value management with advanced predictive analytics powered by social intelligence.

Ulla Koivukoski, Senior Vice President, Analytics Business Unit
Ulla joined Comptel in February 2012 and heads our Analytics Business Unit. Previously overseeing global marketing and communications for Comptel, she has more than 20 years of experience in the telecom industry, with a specialty in OSS/BSS software sales, marketing and R&D, working with companies including Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks and Unisys.

Juho Paasonen, Senior Manager, Experience Design

As Comptel’s head of Experience Design and a UX veteran of over 14 years, Juho drives the company’s experience design strategy, provides creative direction for our product lines and leads the corporate design team. With a background in the likes of Nokia Design and Sulake, Juho is determined to constantly push the boundaries of traditional UX design to ensure a meaningful, usable and delightful experience for our customers.


Simo Isomaki, Vice President, Global Alliances

Simo is always on top of the latest telecom trends. He has a keen eye for telecom goings-on, and broad expertise in OSS / BSS systems, telecom software architectures and standards, such as 3GPP, IETF, ITU-T, GSMA and TM Forum’s eTOM, SID and TAM. He is excited about the future of OSS / BSS architectures, including NGOSS, and the overall change occurring in the telecom market.

Steve Hateley, Head of Marketing
Steve has been with Comptel since 2011 and now leads the global marketing and communications team. Previously managing product marketing for Comptel’s Fulfillment portfolio and with fifteen years of broad OSS industry experience, he’s passionate about Telco innovation, marketing, software and ICT in general. He is a veteran of Newbridge Networks, Alcatel-Lucent and InfoVista, and is a strong advocate of using software as a means to improve customer and service delivery experience.

Malla Poikela, Senior Product Marketing Manager
Malla joined Comptel in May 2012 and works in the field of product marketing concentrating on mediation, charging and policy control.  She has over 15 years of experience in the telecom industry, in particularly in BSS domain working with companies including Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks and Telia.


Leila Heijola, Channel Marketing Manager
Leila oversees Comptel’s digital marketing and social media activities. Leila has more than 15 years of experience in the telecom industry of which five were spent working for Finnish operator Elisa.