April 4, 2022
Markus Ramstedt has been appointed as Chief Product Officer (CPO) of Firstbeat Technologies from April 25, 2022 onwards.
Firstbeat Technologies offers pro-grade physiology-based SaaS services for professional team sports and wellness businesses globally. Since launching the all-new Firstbeat Life™ for corporate customers and partners, hundreds of partners from more than 20 countries have joined the platform and thousands of end-users are making positive lifestyle changes based on the insights provided by Firstbeat Life™ and partners’ data-driven services. In Professional Sports thousands of sports teams worldwide are already optimizing their performance with Firstbeat Sports performance management solution. Customers include teams from e.g. NBA, NFL, NHL and Champions League.
Firstbeat Technologies is ready for the next phase of commercial scaling and as the new CPO Markus Ramstedt will have a key role in developing the product strategy for Sports and Wellness businesses, and he will also lead the research and development teams.
Markus is moving from Digia where he has led the Financial Products Business Unit for the past six years. Prior to Digia, he has worked at Microsoft and Nokia in various senior-level roles including product portfolio management in both B2C and B2B businesses and in market and competitive intelligence roles.
“Coping with stress is a universal challenge we all face in the 21st century. Excessive stress carries a high cost both at an individual level as well as for our society. To make things worse, most of us lack the ability to recognize, let alone measure, our need for recovery required to balance out the daily stress.
I’m truly excited to join the Firstbeat team and help turn that hard-to-master skill from an art form to a scientific solution for individuals, teams, and organizations around the world. Being trusted by the top sports teams around the world to optimize their performance is a huge recognition to the value of Firstbeat’s unique capabilities in physiological analytics and the ability to translate that know-how into products that make a difference. In addition to sports, Firstbeat has the opportunity to make a huge difference in society by improving the quality of life of our users, enhancing the performance and resilience of organizations, and bringing real business benefits to our partners across industries.”, Markus Ramstedt states.
“On this same occasion, we would like to thank our Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Ilkka Korhonen for his excellent work during the past five years as he has decided to pursue new challenges outside of the company. Ilkka has been in a key role in the growth story of Firstbeat Technologies by developing Firstbeat Technologies’ research and development processes and in transforming the company’s services into a SaaS business. Ilkka’s last day at Firstbeat Technologies was March 31, 2022”, says CEO Tero Lehtonen.
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Markus Ramstedt, CPO: email@example.com
Tero Lehtonen, CEO: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Firstbeat Technologies: Firstbeat is the leading provider of physiological analytics and services for well-being and sports. We transform heartbeat data into personalized information on exercise, stress and recovery. Over the course of two decades, we have helped over 10,000 organizations and thousands of sports teams worldwide to reach their health and performance potential with science-backed confidence. Today Firstbeat services are offered in more than 70 countries. Read more: firstbeat.com