Tero Lehtonen Appointed CEO of Firstbeat Technologies 

May 19 2021 in News

Press Release
May 19, 2021

According to Firstbeat’s vision the company will be a significant global player in digital health and sports. Firstbeat is offering pro-grade physiology-based SaaS services for professional team sports and wellness businesses globally. The new subscription-based corporate wellness solution Firstbeat Life supports employers and employees in improving wellbeing and in health risk management. In our sports business, we will take a role as a key provider of training intelligence for elite team sports.

To support growth and the development of SaaS business, Firstbeat’s Board of Directors has appointed Tero Lehtonen as the CEO of the company from 1.7.2021 onwards. Tero is moving from KONE, where he has been leading a SaaS analytics business globally. Prior to KONE, Tero has worked in different leadership roles building and scaling digital businesses in other technology companies, including Elisa, Microsoft, Nokia and Telia.

– I am excited to join the Firstbeat team and honoured to have the opportunity to lead the company towards its next chapter of scaling commercially. The mission to help people achieve their health and performance potential is an important and energizing one. Firstbeat’s unique strength comes from science-supported confidence and solutions that have been widely proven in practice, Tero Lehtonen states.

Joni Kettunen, the current CEO and co-founder of Firstbeat Technologies will continue supporting the company as Chairman of the Board.

– This is a significant step for Firstbeat towards commercial scale as a sports & wellbeing SaaS company, Kettunen states.

For more info contact CEO Joni Kettunen, +358 50 324 0889, joni.kettunen@firstbeat.com