As Chief Operating Officer at Validity, Mike Piispanen helps manage the company’s expansion, overseeing strategies that deliver future innovations for data management, sales productivity, and email marketing optimization.
Prior to joining Validity, Piispanen served as Chief Process and Operations officer at Cision Ltd., where he led the development, enhancement, and optimization of business operations, business process engineering, and merger and acquisition activities. Before Cision, he spent 16 years serving in a number of roles within Nasdaq’s Corporate Solutions business area, guiding and leading businesses on their journeys from small start-up through acquisitions, mergers, and carve-outs. In his last role at Nasdaq, Piispanen served as the Global Head of the Public Relations and Digital Media verticals, where he oversaw a $200M global business area that served 10,000 enterprises around the globe and was supported by over 600 sales, product, and service professionals.
Mike holds an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson and a BS in Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.