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.

Antti Nivala – Chairman and CEO

Antti is Founder and Chief Executive Officer at M-Files and also serves as Chairman of the Board. Antti conceived the vision of M-Files and continues to lead the direction and development of the company and the product. M-Files has been recognized as one of the world’s most innovative technology companies by leading industry analyst firms, including Gartner, Forrester, and Nucleus Research. In 2015, Antti was named Software Entrepreneur of the Year in Finland. He was also recognized as CTO of the Year in 2016. Previously, Antti worked at Nokia Corporation. He holds a master’s degree in software engineering.

Mikko Suonenlahti – Director

Mikko has supported technology innovators and founders of companies that invent the future for almost 40 years: 25 as an independent director and chair and venture capitalist in Europe and the US, and 10 in operations. He led the M-Files Series A €7M financing round for Draper Esprit. Previously he has led financing rounds for VC funds in 14 start-ups in the US and Europe, which raised a total of $300M, and are now valued at over $2 Billion, including two US NASDAQ IPOs. Mikko is presently active as Chair and Independent Director of various VC backed businesses providing input and guidance in the areas of strategy, finance, corporate governance, including audit & risk management, nomination and compensation committees, IPO readiness, as well as operational support.

Bruno CrĂ©mel – Director

Bruno Crémel is the General Partner at Partech Ventures, and serves on the board at M-Files Corporation. Prior to Partech, Crémel was CEO of Darty France, a leading electricals retailer, and from 2006 to 2012, he was General Partner and executive board member at LBO France. From 1998 to 2006, Crémel held different senior executive positions at worldwide retail leader Kering. Crémel started his career as a civil servant at the Ministry of Economy, where he managed the privatization of banks and public insurance companies before being appointed as the Chief of Staff for the Minister of Economy and Finance (Laurent Fabius) for two years. Crémel holds a Master’s degree in Sciences from the Ecole Centrale de Paris, he graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and is an alumnus of the elite post graduate Ecole Nationale d’Administration (Inspection Générale des Finances).

Jim Offerdahl – Director

Jim Offerdahl has more than more than 35 years’ experience in CEO, COO, CFO, and board director positions in high-growth technology companies. With significant expertise in both public and private companies, Offerdahl has led three initial public offerings, executed numerous mergers and acquisitions, and is known for his ability to grow revenues and profits on a worldwide basis. Currently, Jim serves as director of Q2 Holdings, a public company that provides online banking software and services to community banks and credit unions, director of DISCO, a venture backed provider of ediscovery solutions for law firms, corporations and government agencies, and advisory board member of CognitiveScale, a venture backed developer and provider of augmented intelligence software for financial services, healthcare and digital commerce markets. Jim also serves as director of Side by Side Kids, a faith-based non-profit that serves underprivileged children in Austin, Texas.

AndrĂ© François-Poncet – Director

André François-Poncet is Principal at Partech, focusing on growth equity investments. He joined in 2015. Prior to joining Partech, André was an analyst in the M&A and Corporate Finance group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London, where he started his career in 2012. At BAML, André executed 10+ large cap. M&A transactions across different sectors and geographies, with a strong focus on buy-side mandates. André holds a MSc. in Finance from University Bocconi (Summa Cum Laude) and a Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics from Télécom ParisTech.

Ian Kwok – Director

Ian is a Principal at Bregal Milestone. He brings significant operating and technology sector experience to management teams. Prior to joining Bregal Milestone, Ian was a Vice President at Insight Partners, where he focused on partnering with Insight’s portfolio companies to scale effective go-to-market teams through the application of proven and repeatable best practices. Prior to Insight, Ian led Sales Strategy and Operations at ZocDoc (a healthcare startup in New York) and was also an entrepreneur, having owned and operated an automotive dealership group and successfully sold the business to Lithia Motors (NYSE: LAD) in 2014. Ian started his career at Centerview Partners executing large-cap and complex M&A transactions. Ian received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his BA with honors from Pomona College. Originally from Hong Kong, Ian also speaks Cantonese and Mandarin.

Nancy Harris – Director

Nancy Harris has more than 36 years of software industry experience. Most recently, she was the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Sage North America before retiring at the end of 2021. Harris served in a variety of leadership capacities at various early stage and mature software companies. She was Chief Operating Officer of ESO Solutions, a high-growth SaaS company, and held the same title at Asure Software. Prior to that, she was the Vice-President of Marketing at ClearCommerce Corp and the Director of Product Marketing and Product Management at BMC Software. Harris also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Intapp, a SaaS software company that provides an industry-specific cloud platform that transforms professional and financial firms’ critical business operations and has served on the Board of Austin-based non-profit organizations. Harris received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in marketing from Northwestern University.

Christophe Duthoit – Director

Christophe is senior advisor with Bridgepoint technology practice and with BCG TMT practice. Besides, he holds board roles of software and technology companies between US and Europe. He spent 26+ years with Boston Consulting Group, 14+ years of which as senior partner and managing director, where he held several global leadership roles in the IT and FS practices. Christophe advises software and IT services companies on matters of strategy, performance, change and M&A/PMI. In addition, he has gained extensive experience in digital/tech transformation, disruptive innovation and agile in financial services, business services, industrial goods. Before joining BCG in 1994, he worked for 7 years in IT with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

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