Transfluent Staff Profile: Ville Miettinen

Today I had the chance to speak with our Operations Manager, Ville Miettinen. While new the field of translation, Ville brings over five years business experience and a number of skills to Transfluent. He is currently completing his Master’s degree in Industrial Management at Aalto University in Helsinki.

Sheena: So I understand you’re a student? Does Finland have the same college levels as we do in the USA?
Ville: Yes, we have bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees. I’m working on my master’s right now in Industrial Management with a minor in applied mathematics.

Sheena: Wow! How are you using those skills here at Transfluent?
Ville: Being both an engineer and a business type gives me a unique perspective on the company. As a digital native I can see how important translation is becoming as the Internet continues to expand and change the landscape of Global business. The world is slowly uniting and it’s very exciting!

Sheena: What are you hoping to bring to the company?
Ville: I identify as an entrepreneur and a leader. I think the most valuable contributions I am making are a pair of fresh eyes, a new way of thinking, and a different world-view. I am also familiar with a great many different tools we can use to improve our processes and customer experience.

Sheena: What do you enjoy doing on your off time?
Ville: Besides studying for school, I enjoy all kinds of sports. I love being outside, nature and spending time with friends and family. They are the most important thing.

Sheena: Any particular kind of sport you play most?
Ville: Well, I coach football (soccer, for you in America). It’s great fun!

To see how Transfluent is applying Ville’s innovative thinking, visit our Products page.


Sheena Vandevanter

Sheena manages teams of social media managers worldwide, writes for and edits the blog, and sometimes gets to proofread documents in English. At home, she is a geek and a gamer who lives with her husband, two children, and some cats.