Toni Linden

CEO & Co-Founder

Before Co-founding KNL Networks in 2011, Toni worked at the University of Oulu as a research scientist and Doctoral student from 2008 to 2011. He is a former electronic warfare officer in the Finnish Defence Forces and has 20 years of hands-on radio experience. Toni is a former member of the Arctic Council Task Force on Telecommunications Infrastructure in the Arctic (TFTIA).

Matti Raustia

SVP, Defence & Security & Co-Founder

Matti is a former Research Director responsible for security & defence (S&D) related research in the Centre for Wireless Communications at the University of Oulu. Before co-founding KNL Networks in 2011 he was Group Manager for the Cognitive Radio Networking Demonstration group and achieved to make the world’s first telephone call over cognitive radio network in January 2010.

Martin Buhl

VP, Maritime Sales

Before joining KNL Networks Martin was VP of Business Development at Inmarsat. He was responsible for building and managing global sales and commercial operations in previous roles as a sales executive in the field of maritime. He has worked for Scan Antenna, Thrane & Thrane and ShipServ.

Jacob Christensen

VP, Product Management

Jacob has 10+ years of experience working in senior leadership positions within the telecommunications industry. Before KNL, Jacob worked as VP of Product Management at Procera Networks, specializing in Active Network Intelligence Solutions for the Telecom, Government and Enterprise markets. Prior to that, Jacob served as VP of Strategy at Cobham SATCOM where he was responsible of the overall product strategy for the SATCOM group.

Juho Jaakola

VP, Network

Juho is an Information technology professional with 20 years of experience in the telecom industry. Juho has always been keen on taking operator services to another level by combining strategic technical competencies with a customer-oriented approach. His work history includes among others 17 years of experience with one of the leading operator service providers in Pan-Nordic area, TeliaSonera, before joining KNL Networks.

Jukka Rautava

SVP, Engineering

Jukka has worked in the tech industry for more than 25 years. He started his career at Nokia before moving to senior positions at Microcell and Flextronics where he was Vice President for operations and business unit. In 2010 he joined the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland before taking the responsibility for R&D at KNL Networks in 2018.

Brian Thomsen

VP, Marketing

Brian is an award-winning specialist in international marketing, branding, and PR. He has 7 years experience in the advertising and consulting industry followed by senior positions in marketing departments at industry leading companies like Maersk Line and Alm. Brand.


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