Proven leaders. Commitment to Success.
The M-Files Board of Directors consists of business leaders with a proven track record of building successful technology companies. Learn more below about the team leading M-Files:
Jim Geary, Executive Chairman
Jim Geary is Executive Chairman of the M-Files Board of Directors, and he is also President of M-Files Inc. managing M-Files’ North American operations. Jim Geary combines more than 25 years of IT vendor management experience with over a decade of success as the CEO of multiple venture-funded start-ups. He was president and CEO of Pedestal Software, a leading supplier of enterprise cyber security compliance software, which was acquired by Altiris, and served as a board member at Network Intelligence until it was acquired by EMC/RSA Security. Jim was the president of Haystack Labs, which was acquired by Trusted Information Systems (TIS), and played a key role in the acquisition of TIS by Network Associates/McAfee. As the first vice president of Marketing and International Sales at Security Dynamics (now known as RSA Security), he built the SecurID brand into a dominant market leader, which help paved the way for one of the most successful IPOs of 1994. Jim earned his MBA at Boston College and holds a master's degree from the University of Maryland.
Bob Suh, Director
Bob Suh is the founder and chief executive officer of OnCorps, and serves on the board of directors for M-Files Corporation, SkySQL AB and Open Logic. He is the retired chief technology strategist for Accenture, and in this role, he served as the chief strategist for the firm’s $11 billion global software, systems integration, and technology consulting business. Prior to Accenture, Bob was a group president at Perot Systems (now Dell Services) and played an integral role in taking the company public while reporting directly to Ross Perot. Bob was named one of the Top 25 consultants in 2005 and holds a master in public administration degree from Harvard University. Bob also received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California.
Henry Nieminen, Director
As an established technology executive, Henry Nieminen has more than 20 years of international leadership and general management experience. He has an excellent reputation for managing highly-profitable businesses and has helped facilitate several mergers & acquisitions. Henry currently is the vice president of Product Solutions Finland at CGI, the 5th largest independent IT and BPS company in the world, and also serves on the board for M-Files Corporation, Tietokoura Oy and Logica Suomi Oy. Prior to these roles, Henry was a managing director at Logica, where he was responsible for managing business consulting operations in Finland with more than 1,000 consultants. Henry received his MBA from Henley Management College and his M.Sc. from Tampere University of Technology.
Mikko Suonenlahti, Director
Mikko Suonenlahti has more than 30 years of global management experience in building successful technology businesses, and has worked in venture capitalist roles in the US and in Europe for over 15 years. He has personally led investments and held board positions in 13 businesses, which have raised over $300 million and are valued at $1 billion. Mikko is a venture partner for DFJ Esprit and an adviser Finnvera Venture Capital in Finland. Previously, Mikko was a partner with 3i US and a co-founder of SFK Finance, Finland, which was acquired by 3i (a FTSE 100 company). Mikko is a frequent guest speaker at Fortune's Global CEO Conference, IBM, MIT, Super Return and in Finland with Aalto University, AmCham, Finnvera, SITRA and TEKES. Mikko received an MBA from the Helsinki School of Business and a bachelor's in business administration from Portland State University.
Antti Nivala, Director
In addition to his role on the Board of Directors, Antti Nivala is the Chief Technology Officer at M-Files and a respected software industry veteran with 20-year experience. He created M-Files' first software product, M-Color, in the early 1990's. The product earned the company millions of dollars and provided the early funding for M-Files' flagship document management solution. He conceived and co-created M-Files and continues to lead the development of the product, in addition to managing the rapid and profitable growth of the business. M-Files has been recognized by Deloitte, Red Herring, Gartner and several other respected industry entities as one of the world's most innovative and fastest-growing technology companies. Prior to M-Files, Antti worked at Nokia Corporation. He holds a master's degree in software engineering.