Meet Johnny Östman, Site Manager at our Stockholm office

Jan 25, 2021 | News, People

Our office at Karlavägen is pretty silent during these days. Occasionally the lights come on, when Site Manager Johnny Östman steps in to check that the office is “up and running”.

Who: Johnny Östman, 50 What: Profit Software’s Site Manager since June 2020, Stockholm Interests: Movies, spending time with daughters, escaping to leisure home located in the east coast

-Not the start I was thinking of but there are multiple things and projects, that keep me busy while working remote, tells Johnny.

Johnny’s background is within the finance industry, mostly in Stockholm. Prior to joining Profit Software, Johnny has been in roles such as System developer, team leader and CTO. Being a Site Manager combines all the roles from recruiting to administrative tasks.

-There are many different focus areas in my role and many things to plan. Right now, I’m focusing on sales and recruitment. We have many ongoing discussions and hopefully these will lead to a bigger foothold in the Swedish market, says Johnny.

Luckily, there is one success story that helps Johnny and the team in this work. It is the Swedish Länsförsäkringar that became Profit Software’s customer in 2014. Länsförsäkringar chose us to modernise their pension payment system.

In order to do customer projects, we need people. And that has not been an easy task. A Finnish-based company with not so known brand might take some “sisu” as we say in Finland. To translate it, it takes uthållighet and guts.

-Recently, we hired a sub-contractor with good skills in .NET development, architecture and project management. Also, a BI consultant joined our crew. The challenge is to find employees when our brand is not known here and some of the processes are still in the making, continues Johnny.

So, what kind of person would Profit Software be a good employer to?

-I see many opportunities. First, we have a solid financial situation which cannot be taken for granted. This financial balance together with our start-up mentality offers a chance to be part of creating something totally different. A story, that we could someday call a success story in Sweden, summarizes Johnny.

Would you like to join our crew? Check our site Work in Sweden and apply. Or contact Johnny Östman directly: johnny.ostman(at)profitsoftware.com.

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