Our story

Where we come from

Sympa was founded in 2005 by two siblings, Keijo and Taina. They firmly believed that companies would benefit if they were more informed about their people’s skills and talent and they started to develop the perfect tool. Soon the idea grew into a desire to build a complete HR solution.

sympa today

Our Customers mean the world to us

Customers are at the heart of our business. Having overwhelmingly happy customers is the reason why Sympa is now the fastest growing HR service provider in the Nordics with more than 130 employees in eight offices and six countries. The software itself is used in more than 100 countries and is available in 19 languages.

Our Customers

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Our vision for the future

Constantly changing

We are as passionate as ever in helping companies improve their employees’ happiness and development. It’s in our nature to innovate based on the latest trends in both software and HR development. Our vision from day one has been to build a global company and we are constantly expanding to new markets.

 

Sympa short and sweet

19

19

available languages

700+

700+

customers

130+

130+

employees

Get to know our Sympaticos

Anna Aarnisalo

People and Culture Director
+358 50 5410921
anna.aarnisalo@sympa.com

Ari Korhonen

Member of Executive Board

Keijo Karjalainen

CEO
+358 40 521 8517
keijo.karjalainen@sympa.com

Lasse Karjalainen

Member of Executive Board
+358 400 716 420

Markku Ruuska

Member of Executive Board

Mikko Kojo

Product Director
+358 50 371 79 75
mikko.kojo@sympa.com

Petri Lankinen

VP of Growth
+358 44 300 3039
petri.lankinen@sympa.com

Riku Åkerblom

Services Director
+358 40 550 5685
riku.akerblom@sympa.com

Søren Hammer Pedersen

Country Director, Denmark
+45 41 12 85 35
shp@sympa.com

Taina Sipilä

Member of Executive Board
+358 50 547 2415
taina.sipila@sympa.com

Would you like to be the next Sympatico?

We're always looking for amazing people to join our talented group.