. your competent partner in all personnel matters!

Our consultants support you throughout Finland in almost every province. Our staff has well-founded, extensive, and diverse know-how in virtually all industries and occupations, as well as many years of experience. As a full-service provider in all personnel matters, we offer services in the areas of executive search, personnel consulting, personnel development, potential analysis, outplacement and temporary work.


Meet the team behind Finland

Peter Wadsholt

Country Manager


Peter Wadsholt is Country Manager in ISG Sweden, ISG Finland and ISG Latvia.

He has degrees in Law, Computing, Economics and NLP and 28 years of experience from Danish and international companies as Business Builder, Sales Executive, Executive Management and Lawyer.

Peter recruits across all management disciplines providing clients with a tailored search, advertised selection, recruitment support and assessment solutions as required. Furthermore, he can offer tailored outplacement support adjusted to the individual needs of employees.


Peter is a member of the Danish-German Chamber of Commerce (Dansk-Tysk Handelskammer / Deutsch-Dänische Handelskammer) and is an expert in cross-border recruitment between Denmark, Germany and Sweden.


Veli-Pekka Hakkarainen

Managing Partner

Peltisepänkatu 5
FI-15610 Lahti


Professional qualification

He has a long executive experience within, Energy, HEWAC, Wholesale, and RetVeli-Pekka has worked as a headhunter for several years and before becoming a headhunter he held positions as CEO, sales director, marketing director and business area director in different Finnish companies. He is capitalizing on his broad experience when solving demanding search assignments in a vast range of branches, both at executive and managerial level, and even on expert level. Typical search assignments are within production material management, purchasing, supply chain, economic & financial controlling, HR, building, research and retail. He has experience with career advisory, onboarding, coaching, mentoring, and board governanceail industries.


2019——- Managing Partner ISG Finland

2014-2019  MD/Partner Birn-Partners Finland Oy

2014——–Chairman of Board Fish4 Oy

2013-2014 Executive Consultant InHunt Group

2006-2013 Sales Director, Member of the Board Puumerkki

1998-2006 Sales Manager Onninen Group

1997-1998 Managing Director Keltainen Pörssi, Infosto Group

1995-1997 Managing Director Oy Nelimo Ltd

1994-1995 Marketing Director Rauta-ja Konetarve

1992-1994  Store Director Renlund EKA -Yhtymä

1986 -1990 Business Manager Tuko

Sector Expertise

  • Wholesale, FMCG
  • Retail
  • Hewac
  • Career Advisory in General
  • Construction-DIY
  • Industrial, Engineering
  • General Managers,CEO’s, Sales & Marketing Directors , Sales & Marketing managers,
  • Finance Controllers, Sales Persons, Specialists in General, HR managers, Country Manager

Typical positions recruited

General Managers,CEO’s, Sales & Marketing Directors , Sales & Marketing managers, Finance Controllers, Sales Persons, Specialists in General, HR managers, Country Manager

Customer  experience

Grundfos, SitoWIse,Onninen, Maillefer, NIBE Energy Systems, HansGrohe SE, Länsi-Metro Oy, UPM, Jeld-Wen, Riikku Rakenne, Billerud Körsnäs,Carlson, Egger ApS, Power



We strive for our continuous development and the ongoing improvement of our services to exceed your expectations!