The Team

Heikki Rinne, MBA, PhD

Founding Partner of Sitoumus LLC

Heikki founded Sitoumus LLC to harness his extensive business and academic experience, specifically to empower engagement in leaders, organizations, and individuals.  Heikki’s experience has shown that highly engaged employees will improve company performance and increase the wellbeing of the employees, as well as improve customer satisfaction.   Heikki is convinced that individuals and leaders can learn to develop engaging corporate cultures, and significantly increase organizations’ success. Sitoumus LLC was specifically developed to help leaders to become more engaging, and individuals to become more engaged.

Before founding Sitoumus LLC in 2017, for thirteen years Heikki served as the CEO for Halton Group Ltd., a global high technology ventilation company, with operations in 34 countries. Heikki also served as the CEO of eFruit International Inc., and as a President of Halton Systems Ltd.  Heikki continues as a Board Member for Halton Group, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Wasatch Advisors of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Prior to his business career Heikki worked as a Professor at leading US universities, including Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, and Brigham Young University.  He also served as a Dean and a Professor at California State University, and has taught at numerous Executive MBA programs in the US and in Europe.