Who we are?

JAANA KOMSCHA-HÄRKÖNEN
CEO, Founder
REIDAR WASENIUS
CCO, Personal Brainer
SUSANNA SALMELIN
Customer Success Manager
TARU HOSTILA
Customer Success Manager
MINNA MUSTAPÄÄ
Happiness Ambassador
JOHANNA HUHTAMÄKI
Research and Happiness expert

About us

We are a dedicated team of well-being experts, innovators, and enthusiasts, committed to making a difference in people's lives. We are passionate about creating positive and thriving environments for individuals and organizations. Our journey began in 2017 with a simple belief: that well-being and happiness should be at the heart of every workplace and community.

Our Happy Partners

We have gathered to our pool of suppliers top B2B well-being providers such as experiential experience creators, coaches, facilitators and trainers to support your organisations needs.

Our Happy Advisors

MATTI PESONEN
Sales, Branding Strong background in commercial actions as a founding partner in several different business areas:
  • Kontulan Oluttehdas Oy / KEIJO (Popular lager beer)
  • The Other Danish Guy (Best underwear in the world)


Sales and Marketing Director positions before entrepreneurship:
  • HBO Nordic
  • Solnet Group B.V
  • URHOtv
  • HEKU Group, Suomi24.fi
TEEMU UOTILA
Chief Operative Officer at Quanscient Focusing on creating the best possible workplace for all and happiest employees - without losing profitability.

    Work experience:
    • Chief Operations & legal Officer/ Vincit
    • CEO/ Vincit Helsinki (software company with human-driven digital transformation)
    • Head of Business Unit/ Rightware

    Current positions of trust:
    • Board Member/ Spatineo
    • Board Member/ 24 Center
    • Advisor, Partner, Board Member/ Northnav Ltd
MONIKA LIIKAMAA
Co-CEO at Enfuse A visionary fintech thought leader who is fearless in her pursuit of client-focused excellence, she is the Co-CEO and Co-Founder of European fintech Enfuce.

    Work experience:
    • Co-Founder & Co-CEO/ Enfuse (one-stop shop for card issuing and payment processing)
    • Director Cards & Payments/ Aktia
    • Director/ Crosskey Banking Solutions
    • CIO/ S-Pankki
    • Chief Consultant/ Proactum
KAROLIINA JARENKO
CDO at Vibemetrics, Leadership Consultant Future of work, leadership and future organizational models
2nd gen. organizational consultant.

Founding partner in training & consultation companies:
  • Helsinki Academy of Philosophy
  • LEAD Learning Advantage
OSKAR LINDROOS
CEO at Lejos Strong experience in growing brand value, launching new brands, leading organizational restructuring and change. Humble student of people, life, and business.

Work history:
  • COO/ Lejos (Building food brands)
  • Marketing Director/ Lejos
  • CEO/ Kisal Ltd

Current positions of trust:
  • Board Member/ Lejos Estonia
MARKUS KALLIO
Investor, Advisor Seasoned tech guy with a designer mindset topped with an entrepreneur vibe. Solid 25+ years experience in developing digital products and services.

Work history:
  • CTO / Idean

Current positions of trust:
  • 7 boards, 6 advisory seats
LAURI KOSLOFF
Head of Finance at Zolva Finland Strong experience in finance and VAT services.

Work history:
  • Director of Finance/ Intrum Justitia Oy
  • Director VAT Services & Finance/ Intrum Justitia Oy
  • Head of Business Control/ Intrum Justitia Oy
  • Business Controller/ Finavia
  • Nordic Franchise Controller/ Nestle
JOHANNA LEHTONEN
Client Director at Grapevine Media Strong background in customer experience, digital marketing, sales and account management. Innovative & curious new business developer.

Work history:
  • Entrepreneur/ Stooria
  • Head of Customer Experience/ Nostemedia
  • Account Director/ Carat Finland
  • Business Development Director/ Mediareaktori
  • Partner and Account Director/ InterQuest
JOUNI KARJALAINEN
Investor, Advisor Seasoned Treasury guy with a 20+ years experience in International and domestic Treasury turned into an investor and an advisor for startups.

Work history:
  • Finance Director/ Advisor for different startups
  • Group/Global Treasurer for DNA and GE Healthcare Clinical Systems
TEEMU ILOLA
Chief Commercial Officer at MyyntiKollektiivi Focus on sales. Helping the team in all sales related things: processes, messaging, pipeline management, etc.

Work experience:
  • CCO at MyyntiKollektiivi, former VP of Sales at Leadoo

Current positions of trust:
  • Advisor / Salesframe
  • Partner / Leadoo
HEIDI HURSKAINEN
Investor, Advisor Innovative and solution-oriented change leader with extensive experience in the international finance sector, spanning banking to high-growth fintech startups. Her expertise encompasses strategy & business development, commercialization, and team leadership.

Work experience:
  • Founding partner / Revon Ventures Oy
  • CEO & Board Member / Coinmotion Oy
  • Commercial Director / Coinmotion Oy
  • Board member / NordXe Oy
  • Board Member / Prasos Cash Management Oy
  • Portfolio Management / Banco Sabadell
  • Portfolio Management / Caja de Ahorros del Mediterraneo

Our happy Board

JESSE MAULA
Chairman of the board, CEO at Avidly Jesse has over 20 years of experience in the development of international business and digital services. His strengths are in transforming and digitalizing businesses, creating elegant products and services, doing profitable business, and coaching and inspiring teams to reach high levels of performance.
He draws on his experiences of living and working in Silicon Valley for many years. Work history:
  • Co-founder, CEO, Chief Design Officer & other positions/ Idean Enterprices Inc.

Current positions of trust:
  • Member of the Board/ Siili Solutions
  • Member of the Board/ Learning Intelligence Group
  • Member of the Board of Advisors/ SOK
  • Member of the Board/ Kaito Insight Oy
KATI KITTI
Head of Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding at Solita Group Kati has over 15 years of experience in building and transforming talent acquisition functions and processes in the Tech/IT industry.

Kati's strengths are her deep understanding of the IT businesses combined with her data-driven approach in building high performing teams, strong employer brands and well-functioning recruitment processes.

Outside of her primary role, Kati serves as a business coach and mentor, offering guidance to professionals from industry veterans to emerging talent.

Kati has worked with Breaks starting as an Advisor and joined the Board in 2020.
PEKKA LINDROOS
Legal professional An experienced legal professional with a distinguished career, particularly in the field of Human Resources. Pekka's extensive experience has spanned various roles of trust on numerous boards, further solidifying his reputation as a trusted authority in the legal and HR sectors.
JAANA KOMSCHA-HÄRKÖNEN
CEO, Founder at Breaks Finland
MIKKO KIERIKKI
Creative Director at Curtain Entertainment

Why choose us?

For years, we have been helping hundreds of organizations achieve their well-being and happiness goals. Our experience and expertise have shaped us into a trusted partner on this journey. We are on a mission to bring life back to the office! Our team of well-being experts is at the forefront of industry trends, ensuring that you receive the most effective and up-to-date solutions. Our solutions are designed to create a lasting positive impact on individuals and organizations alike, leaving a legacy of well-being.

Contact:

Address
Mikonkatu 9,
00100 Helsinki
Email
info@breaks.fi