Some examples of our successful direct searches

CEO positions

CEO (First North listed IT-company)

CEO (middle sized IT-growth company)​

​CEO in Finland (global IT-company)​

CEO in Finland (global cleantech-stock exchange company)​​

C-Level Positions

Head of People & Culture (global IT-company)​

Head of Software Development / CDO (IT-product company)​

Business Unit Director (international IT company)

CTO (IT-Startup)​

CTO (mid-sized IT-growth company)

Sales and Marketing

Enterprise Sales Executive EMEA (global SaaS-yritys)

Marketing and Communications Director (global IT company)

IT-Sales Director (mid-sized IT-growth company)​

International Sales Manager (IT product company)​

Sales Executive (international IT-company)​

Account Executive (international IT-company)​

Sales Managers (various companies >10)​

Management Positions

Service Group Manager (leading IT-company in finance sector)​

Information Security Manager (large unemployment fund)​​

Project Managers (several companies)

AI & Data

Data Analysts (Nordic finance company, Finnish online store)​

Web Analyst (largest online store in Finland)​

BI/DW/analytics architect (insurance company)

BI/DW developer (Finnish technology company)

Telecom Data Engineer (Finnish technology company)​

AI Software Developer (Finnish AI company)

Software Development

Embedded C++ developer (middle sized IT growth company)​

Senior C++/C#/desktop application developer (international medtech company)​

Full-Stack-program developers (various companies >20)​

NET developers (various companies >10)​

Sharepoint consultant (fast growing IT service company)​

.NET architect (fast growing IT service company)​

Java-developers (many different kind of companies >10)​

Web-developers (small IT service company)​

Wordpress-developer (small IT service company)​


Value Architect

Expert Consultant (Salary- and HR-administration IT company)​

HR Business Partner

Business Controller

Why should you work with us?

Ville Kuusela

CEO, Visma Solutions

”The extensive experience and impressive understanding of our special area of business by the Starmap headhunter were critical for the finding and selection of an ideal R&D Director. As a result of a process, we were able to choose amongst a wide variety of excellent candidates", said Ville Kuusela, CEO, Visma Solutions.

To this date Starmap has successfully completes the direct searches for the following positions at Visma: Netvisor R&D Director and Payroll Product Manager, Visma Sign R&D Director as well as R&D Directors for Valueframe and Severa.

Visma has been successful in the Finland's Best Workplaces survey and ranked in the top three in the series of large organizations for three years in a row. Although Visma's employer image is very positive and numerous jobs are constantly open, the direct search made it possible to find candidates who otherwise would not have been reached at all.

"We received a very good and wide range of candidates for the challenging search. The recruitment process was very flexible from the client's point of view, and the headhunter's extensive personal experience of the industry and the requirements of the task helped us find the best talent", said Ville Kuusela further about the results of the successful direct search for the R&D Director of the Netvisor financial management software".

Starmap works in continuous cooperation with both Visma's corporate management and HR experts. "We started with Visma in the spring of 2022 and now in the fall we already have several direct searches at the same time," said Starmap's Marko Torpo.

Jenni Toropainen, HR director (Director, People & Culture) Visma Solutions, said that the company chose a direct search because of the demanding nature of the position and because no suitable candidates could be found within the company. Communication during the recruitment process was effortless because the headhunter immediately understood the requirements related to the search in depth. It also turned out that some of the interviewees may be considered for another position later, so Visma got good value for its recruitment investment with Starmap.

”The cooperation with Starmap has been very flexible and they have been able to serve us a wide range of candidates for every direct search. Starmap has successfully helped Nortal to fill several key positions in top management, HR, marketing and sales.”

Harri Vepsäläinen

CEO, Nortal Oy​

Working with Starmap has been very easy and the headhunters deep understanding of our field has helped us to understand what kind of skillsets we actually need. Even those who didn’t get chosen for the position have left smiling working with Starmap.

Andre Krull

Managing Director

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