Telecommunications IoT provider Onomondo has named Antti Korhonen as a senior account executive. Based in Copenhagen, Antti will focus on business development, sales and partnerships, reporting to Sales Manager Bruno Leite.
Antti has more than eight years of marketing and customer success experience with Siteimprove and Visma, and has a Master of Arts from the University of Oulu in his native Finland. His Arts degree is wide-ranging, illustrating his interests in history, international business, economics, political science and East Asian studies. Having worked and studied in a range of fields, he says when he first started working in sales three years ago, he knew it was for him.
“My boss at the time taught me that it's actually being there and helping the customer, and allowing them to actually come to you. It’s more about customer success than actually selling them stuff,” Antti said. “It's very good to just listen and be there for the customers and see how you can help them get more value.”
Antti jokingly refers to himself as a climate refugee, moving to Germany and then Denmark from northern Finland to escape the bitter cold and the roughly eight months of snow he experienced every year growing up. He now lives with his wife and two children, who he is raising to speak both Finnish and Danish. He is a prolific reader, particularly sales books, and calls himself a traditionalist for his preference for books over Kindles.