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About Us

Our Story

Our story began in 2016 when Elina Liehu acquired the interim management services of Taplow Finland Oy and founded Ferovalo Oy.

Since then, Ferovalo has been a trusted partner for the best companies and talents in the Nordics— known for our transparent process and human touch.

2022 was another big year for Ferovalo. After growing a large base of talent and identifying a need among companies, we designed and launched the Best Best Talent Platform Oy. Since November 2022, Ferovalo operates as an auxiliary organization and a partner for Best Best Talent Platform Oy.

BBTP takes Ferovalo’s trailblazing interim management concept to a global level.

Business ID: 2763172-6

What We Do

As a partner for the Best Best Talent Platform, Ferovalo acts as a mediator between companies in need of change and the talent that can make it happen.

We manage the entire process of finding your best talent, making a hassle-free experience for all parties involved.

How We Do It

Companies come to us with their talent needs. We help them develop their assignment info and upload all relevant information to the platform. Once the assignment is open on BBTP, qualified candidates may begin to apply.

When the application period closes, Ferovalo presents the company with the best of the best candidates. Ferovalo screens all applicants by contacting their references before presenting them to the company.

After reviewing the candidate’s applications, the company chooses the top talent for an interview. Based on the interview, the company may then make a selection.

All Ferovalo’s work up to this point is provided free of cost and the company is not obliged to hire any of the presented candidates. A contract is only made if and when the company chooses a candidate presented by Ferovalo.

Driven By Values

Transparent

Our process comes without hidden fees or agendas. Ferovalo only gets paid if you choose one of our candidates and we always charge the same amount: 15% of the candidate’s monthly salary.

People-Centered

At Ferovalo, we take pride in matchmaking using human intelligence. When a company is hiring an expert-level executive, the process deserves the care that only a person can give.

Best for All

We’re in it for the win-win-win. We’re only satisfied if both the company and the talent are too.

Team

Elina Liehu, MBA

Founder and Managing Director

Hannu Winberg

Head of Growth

Leah Martin, MA

Community Manager

Advisory Board

Tina Nyfors

Tina has an extensive background in international and Finnish executive functions. She brings both her business development and board work experience to Ferovalo.

Otto Aalto

Otto is an experienced manager, communicator and organizer. His advice is based in the real world and understanding the way people act. He helps Ferovalo with communications and strategy.

Associations

Finnish Venture Capital Association

The Finnish Venture Capital Association is the industry body and public policy advocate for venture capital and private equity investors in Finland. Ferovalo is an associate member of FVCA.

Finnish Swedish Chamber of Commerce

FINSVE is an active chamber of commerce and its’ mission is to increase export from Finland to Sweden.

British & Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland

The B3CF is committed to building, strengthening and sustaining business between Finland the United Kingdom and the rest of The Commonwealth since its establishment in 2008.

The Finnish Software and E-business Association

The Finnish Software and E-business Association is the only Finnish association in its field that actively offers high standard trainings, quality seminars, and interesting networking opportunities to its members.

Registered Reliable Partner

Ferovalo is a registered Reliable Partner of Vastuu Group.

This means that Ferovalo fulfills all the requirements of the Contractor’s Obligations Act. The act requires the following documentation:

Documentation and information required by Section 5 of the Act on the Contractor’s Obligations and Liability when Work is Contracted Out (1233/2006) including without limitation:

(i) an account of whether the enterprise is entered in the Prepayment Register in compliance with the Act on Prepayment of Tax (1118/1996) and the Employer Register, and is registered as VAT-liable in the Value Added Tax Register in compliance with the Value Added Tax Act (1501/1993);

(ii) an extract from the Trade Register;

(iii) a certificate of tax payment or of tax debt, or an account that a payment plan has been made regarding a tax debt;

(iv) certificates of pension insurances taken out and of pension insurance premiums paid, or an account that a payment agreement on outstanding pension insurance premiums has been made; and

(v) an account of the collective agreement or the principal terms of employment applicable to the work.