Minna Vanhala-Harmanen early last year took over as CEO of Barona, the largest staffing firm in Finland with projected 2019 revenue of €400 million. Following its 2017 acquisition of Opteam, the third-largest firm in the country, she has integrated and transitioned the two firms to develop Barona into a stronger and more agile company with a broader service portfolio. Prior to the acquisition, Vanhala-Harmanen was with Opteam for 10 years, the last six as CEO. She has also for the past 12 years served on the board of the Private Employment Agencies Association in Finland, including five years as chair.