Mr. Sami Ahvenniemi serves as Chief Customer Officer at SSH Communications Security. He also serves as Board Member at BehavioSec and Verto . He Co-Founded and served as Vice President of Business Development and Board Member at Kontena. Having held leadership positions in technology companies for more than a decade, based both in Finland and in the United States, Sami has a broad personal experience of the key challenges and success factors in growing and internationalizing technology start-ups. Sami is a founding partner of Conor and currently serves as its Senior Advisor in addition to his day job of heading North and South American operation for SSH Communications Security, a Finnish security software developer. He served as the Chairman of the Board at Helmi Technologies. Before founding Conor Sami worked as interim CEO for Bluegiga, a bluetooth module and solutions provider, and Investment Director for Holtron Ventures, a Finnish venture capital company. Between 1998 and 2002, he was a key player at SSH Communications Security holding several roles including VP Product Management in the company's Helsinki headquarters and CEO & VP Sales in Silicon Valley. Mr. Sami serves on the board of BehavioSec.