Meet the team

Lightneer is not just another game studio. We believe that we can have a positive social impact by creating great mobile games that inspire learning. This mission has brought together a passionate team of gaming industry veterans and professionals.

The mission is not the only reason our people love working here. We believe in growing and learning together as a company and individuals. We give our employees the tools and support to be successful in their job. Our values – Creativity, Excellence, Honesty, Responsibility and Having Fun – drive the company culture.

Crew

CEO

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Mark Cochrane

CEO

Mark Cochrane

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CCO, Co-Founder

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Lauri Konttori

CCO, Co-Founder

Lauri Konttori

“Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.” -Mark Twain
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COO

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Tiina Rantakokko

COO

Tiina Rantakokko

“Everything is okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.’ – John Lennon
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Co-Founder, Board Member

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Lauri Järvilehto

Co-Founder, Board Member

Lauri Järvilehto

“Always be yourself unless you can be Batman, then always be Batman.” -Lego Batman
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Co-Founder, Board Member

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Peter Vesterbacka

Co-Founder, Board Member

Peter Vesterbacka

“Nothing can stop us from being the best in the world, if we only want it.” -Peter Vesterbacka
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Lead Designer

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Ilari Kaarnakari

Lead Designer

Ilari Kaarnakari

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” – Steve Martin
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Lead Programmer

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Felix Westphal

Lead Programmer

Felix Westphal

“If it bleeds we can kill it.”- Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Lead Artist

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Jaakko Tyhtilä

Lead Artist

Jaakko Tyhtilä

Senior Engineer

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Mauri Jääskö

Senior Engineer

Mauri Jääskö

“In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” – Terry Pratchett
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Animator, Director

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Janne Roivainen

Animator, Director

Janne Roivainen

“Don’t stop ’til you get enough.” – Michael Jackson
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Marketing Lead

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Jarno (Killi) Kallunki-Mättö

Marketing Lead

Jarno (Killi) Kallunki-Mättö

“Go Big, or Go Home”
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Engineer

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Juan Luis Ordoñez

Engineer

Juan Luis Ordoñez

“Poor people are those who only work to try to keep an expensive lifestyle and always want more and more.” – Jose Mujica
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Character Animator

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Tatu Pohjavirta

Character Animator

Tatu Pohjavirta

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Lead Designer

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Risto D. Holmström

Lead Designer

Risto D. Holmström

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Character Designer

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Liisa Kareranta

Character Designer

Liisa Kareranta

“Never assume anything.” – Anonymous
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Junior Game Designer

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Sofia Melender

Junior Game Designer

Sofia Melender

Social Media and Community Manager

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Jose Arrias

Social Media and Community Manager

Jose Arrias

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HR Assistant, Executive Assistant

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Alisa Nyyssönen

HR Assistant, Executive Assistant

Alisa Nyyssönen

“Every adventure requires a first step.” – The Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland
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Office Manager and Executive Assistant

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Lumi Vo-Taivanen

Office Manager and Executive Assistant

Lumi Vo-Taivanen

Marketing Assistant

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Tarina Tommiska

Marketing Assistant

Tarina Tommiska

2D Artist

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Johanna Jouppila

2D Artist

Johanna Jouppila

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Game Programmer

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Marko Kotilainen

Game Programmer

Marko Kotilainen

Data Analyst

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Olga Todoshchenko

Data Analyst

Olga Todoshchenko

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Advisory

Advisory Board

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Marcus du Sautoy

Advisory Board

Marcus du Sautoy

Professor of Mathematics, Oxford

Advisory Board

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Tom Kalinske

Advisory Board

Tom Kalinske

Executive Chairman, Global Education Learning
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Advisory Board

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Ian Livingstone

Advisory Board

Ian Livingstone

Co-Founder, Games Workshop
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Advisory Board

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Pasi Sahlberg

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Pasi Sahlberg

Professor of Education, Harvard
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Scientific Advisor

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Rolf Landua

Scientific Advisor

Rolf Landua

Head of Global Outreach, CERN
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Scientific Advisor

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Mikko Voutilainen

Scientific Advisor

Mikko Voutilainen

Assistant Professor of Physics University of Helsinki
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Investors

Investor

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Deborah Quazzo

Investor

Deborah Quazzo

Co-Founder, GSV Acceleration
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Investor

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Brent Hoberman

Investor

Brent Hoberman

Executive Chairman, Founders’ Factory
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Investor

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Timo Argillander

Investor

Timo Argillander

Co-Founder, IPR.VC
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Co-Founder, Investor

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Niklas Hed

Co-Founder, Investor

Niklas Hed

Co-Founder, Rovio
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Join our team

If you love making games and want to join us creating some of the world’s most revolutionary games, we want to hear from you! Look for open positions below and apply now!

Open Positions