Team: 120 years of domain expertise

Psyon Games is a company of talented, driven individuals connected by shared values, vision and mission. Representing world class talent across all the fields required for the design, production and marketing of successful games, we have what it takes to get it done.

Value picture Values
Our values underpin our actions
Vision picture Vision
Our vision is what we want to see
Mission picture Mission
Our mission will make our vision real

Business and communications team

It's vital for a game company to understand business. Without that understanding, even a great game can take years to become a cult classic. That's why we've carefully built our business and communications team with top talent and massive experience.
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Olli Rundgren

CEO

Olli has years of experience as a high stakes poker professional. He has studied various branches of science, including chemistry, physics, cell- and molecular biology, physiology and pedagogy at the University of Jyväskylä. He's an expert in game theory and strategic business planning. His vision is to integrate science, games and deeper levels of understanding to bring forth a new era of entertainment.
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Pasi Piitulainen

CHIEF OF THE BOARD

Pasi has spent last 20 years in global pharmaceutical companies. He has been working in senior roles in multiple disciplines like; R&D, Finance and Procurement. Latest role as Head of Global Procurement at Actelion Pharmaceuticals (part of J&J family of companies). Pasi has a master’s degree in Industrial Economy from Lappeenranta University of Technology and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Pasi’s passion is to promote and discover new innovative solution that would help the life science industry to move to the digital age.
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Kenneth Forssell

PHARMA ADVISOR

Multi-faceted, strategic leader, and skilled executive, with a distinguished career in general management and operations within the pharmaceutical and medical device industry across the globe. Frequently tapped for high-level management decisions, rapid conflict resolution, and core analysis of product leadership and margins. Expert at establishing strong, professional relationships with partners, clients, and executives within multiple industries. Known for work ethic and unsurpassed dedication to consistently produce remarkable results within fast-paced and dynamic settings.
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Valtteri Lahti

PRODUCER

Valtteri is a trained physicist, a teacher, a drag-artist, a science advocate and a passionate humanist - a powerful combo of brains and heart. He is a team-builder and a data-driven decision-maker who bridges the gap between business and development. With a background in science Valtteri is trained in systems thinking and he excels at breaking the big picture down to manageable tasks and mapping dependencies. Valtteri leads our operations and makes everyone feel home at Psyon Games.
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Niko Pyrhönen

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER &
BUSINESS DEVELOPER

Niko’s life-long passion for games has led him to make successful games already in 2 indie game companies of his own. By the time he graduated as a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), he was already widely networked with the Finnish and global game industry and known for his passion and talent. He has also done research about project management in mobile game SMEs. In the Psyon Games team Niko is responsible for marketing and managing many business and game development operations. Being both a strategist and a man of action, Niko makes things happen!
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Tuukka Jaatinen

CFO

Tuukka is a comibnation of pragmatic efficiency and strategic understanding. He is an experienced and active player in the Finnish startup world. Accustomed to the role of a CFO, Tuukka has also experience of being a member and a Chairman of the Board of Directors. Tuukka handles smoothly HR, fiscal reporting, cash, and equity and he knows accounting, reporting standards and company law like the back of his hand.

Development team

Of equal importance, of course, is a game development team that can really get stuff done. From fresh talent to industry veterans, our development team has been put together to exacting standards, to make sure the game gets done, and to make sure it gets done right.
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Topias Paasonen

LEAD GAME DESIGNER

Topias is a talented and hard-working game designer with a strong belief that games can be more than just entertainment. He wants to help change the public view of gaming into a more positive and multi-faceted light: be it teaching with games, spreading information in a more subtle way or even global problem solving. In addition to his personal experience, Topias is backed by a few decades of designer tutors.
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Michael Niehoff

SENIOR PROGRAMMER

Michael is a programmer and Linux system administrator who loves learning new technologies. He is always looking for new ways to improve his skills and expand his knowledge in all areas of computer science.
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Ilkka Lesonen

LEAD ARTIST

Ilkka has been working in graphic design and illustration for the past 15 years. He worked as a multimedia artist and an animator in the advertising business before moving into the game industry. Games now offer him the perfect platform to use his versatile skills and experience. From creating stylized art to animation and from 3D modelling to rendering.

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Niko Korhonen

SENIOR ARTIST

Niko is an enthusiastic and highly motivated artist that lives and breathers the process and outcomes of art. He has created art for numerous game studios in Finland, including Rovio. Niko masters the techniques and tools of 2D art and brings our visions to life with astounding creativity.
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You?

WANT TO WORK WITH US?

Whether you’re a coder, an artist or a marketing expert, we have a wide range of career opportunities. We look for certain things in all our people: motivation, vision, and a dedication to excellence. If you think you’re up to the challenge, we’d love to have you!

OUR CAREERS
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You?

WANT TO WORK WITH US?

Whether you’re a coder, an artist or a marketing expert, we have a wide range of career opportunities. We look for certain things in all our people: motivation, vision, and a dedication to excellence. If you think you’re up to the challenge, we’d love to have you!

OUR CAREERS

Board of advisors

The best practices are the ones have been tested to work but learning everything on your own takes a lot of time. That's why our board of advisors is loaded with experience of international business, game industry, and the industries of our partners and customers.

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Peter Vesterbacka

GAMING ADVISOR

Peter Vesterbacka is a Finnish mobile game developer most famous for creating the popular game Angry Birds. Peter is also the founder of Slush. In 2011, TIME magazine chose Vesterbacka as one of the world’s hundred most influential people.
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Isaac Kobrin

SCIENCE ADVISOR

Isaac Kobrin is an internationally trained internist with 23 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. As Global Group Leader of the Cardiovascular Development Group at Roche he was responsible for the worldwide clinical development of key compounds. In 1999, Isaac joined Actelion Pharmaceuticals as Senior Vice President, Head of Clinical Development, and member of Actelion's Executive Committee. He later became Chief Medical Officer and chairman of the Strategic and Portfolio Board of Actelion. 3 drugs were approved under his leadership and he was also directly involved in numerous regulatory interactions with the US-FDA and the European EMEA/CHMP.
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Pierre A. Morgon

SCIENCE ADVISOR

Pierre A. MORGON is CEO of MRGN Advisors and Regional Partner for Switzerland at Mérieux Développement. He is Chairman of the Board of Virometix, as well as Non-Executive Director to the Boards of Theradiag, of Eurocine Vaccines, of Vaccitech and of Univercells. Pierre has over 30 years of experience in the global life science industry at the helm of international operations, in C-level positions at global level in multinational corporations and as CEO of start-up companies. He is a regular contributor to MBA programs and life science conferences, and he mentors start-up life sciences companies at the Mass Challenge incubator in Switzerland. He holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy, a Master in Business Law and a MBA and he is an alumnus of INSEAD and IMD.
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Jan-Markus Holm

EDUCATION ADVISOR

Jan-Markus has worked for 15 years in organizational, financial and HR leadership, as well as business and services management and development positions. He has masters in physics and computing, and his doctoral dissertation consists of physics modelling of systems, digital signal processing, virtual technologies, sound synthesis and human computer interaction. 
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Dr Jukka Puurunen

SCIENCE ADVISOR

Dr Puurunen has all-round know-how in many areas. Before entering the medical area, he studied economics and information technology. He is extremely interested in cellular-level mechanisms and combining immunology with gaming.
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You?

WANT TO WORK WITH US?

Whether you’re a coder, an artist or a marketing expert, we have a wide range of career opportunities. We look for certain things in all our people: motivation, vision, and a dedication to excellence. If you think you’re up to the challenge, we’d love to have you!

OUR CAREERS

Contact us

Want to work with us? Check out our careers.
Questions? Comments? We'd love to hear:

Psyon games phone contact +358 442 788 515

Map pin   Sepänkatu 4, 40100 Jyväskylä, Finland


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