Jussi Saramaa – Managing Director, Inspiraa USA – As a partner and owner, Jussi is in charge of our company strategy and business development activities in the North American markets. Jussi has spent the majority of his career in international management consulting and business development, working with both major international corporations as well as small and medium-sized companies across various industries. A native of Finland, he has lived and worked in the United States, the United Kingdom, Finland and Hungary. He holds an MBA and an MS degree in International Business and Telecommunications/Multimedia and is based out of the Greater Seattle Area.
Shannon Saramaa – Chief Marketing and Operations Officer, Inspiraa USA – Shannon is responsible for our marketing and sales activities in the North American markets. As a partner and owner as well as a jewelry enthusiast, she also partakes in the design side of our business. She has over 10 years of experience as an entrepreneur, most recently as a Principal and co-founder at an engineering consulting company. She has a Bachelors degree from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and is based out of the Greater Seattle Area.
Inspiraa Europe and Asia
Tytti Rantanen – Managing Director, Inspiraa Europe and Asia – Tytti is a partner and owner in the Inspiraa companies in Europe and the US and primarily handles our marketing and sales activities in the European markets. She has over a decade of experience in international brand, account, and distribution management involving various consumer goods. Most recently, she has followed her passion in fashion jewelry by starting a pearl jewelry business in the Scandinavian countries. Tytti has an MS degree in Business Administration and International Business and is based out of Helsinki, Finland.
Janne Rantanen – Chief Marketing Officer, Inspiraa Europe and Asia – Janne is a marketing and design specialist with over a decade of experience in marketing and brand management. Janne has worked with many consumer brands in streamlining their marketing strategies and communication planning and he is responsible for the overall look and feel of the Inspiraa brands. Janne has a Masters degree in Economics and he is based out of Helsinki, Finland.
Nina Väyrynen – Chief Operations Officer, Inspiraa Europe and Asia – Nina is a partner and owner in the Inspiraa companies in Europe and the US and has a long track record and interest in dealing with fashion accessories. In addition to being a key person in our design process, Nina is responsible for sourcing, supply chain management and logistics for the Inspiraa product portfolio. She has over a decade of experience in international business and has an MS degree in Business Administration and International Business. She has lived in Finland, Australia and Japan, and lives currently in Shanghai, China.
Tuomo Saramaa – Partner & Strategic Advisor – Tuomo is a partner and owner in the Inspiraa companies in Europe and the US. Since the 90’s, his career has focused on international business and strategy development for consumer and industrial business segments, both in Europe and Asia. Tuomo is mostly involved in developing our company strategy and business development activities in the European markets. He has several years of management and board of directors level experience in European multinational companies, including operations management and sourcing in China. He is based out of Shanghai, China and holds an MS degree in International Business and Finance.