Jani joined Spinverse in autumn 2020 as a Senior Consultant. He focuses on EU funding and debt advisory, with in-depth knowledge about project finance and export finance.
Jani’s background is in financial IT: he started out as a database administrator at Startel Oy in 1997, and later became a product manager for online services. After the spinoff of the online services to the Swedish Ecovision AB, Jani continued as product manager while also being a major account manager. After a year at Nordea Life Insurance, Jani moved into banking and began working at Nordea Bank Finland in 2007. His first position was as a country and bank risk analyst, covering a large variety of counterparts and getting acquainted with hands-on credit risk work. After three years, Jani moved over to Export and Project Finance department, initially focusing on telecoms transactions with export credit agency cover, but gradually increasing the scope of work to include large variety of transactions and structures. Jani has worked both as a deal team member and a manager.
Jani knows the lending processes of banks, is well acquainted with loan documentation and is keen to discuss debt structures and business models.
Jani is a M.Sc. (Econ) from Hanken, and lives in Helsinki with his wife and two children. He enjoys bicycling, chessboxing and military history.