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Antti Nivala Named Executive of the Year Winner in the 2021 BIG Awards for Business

M-Files Founder & CEO Recognized as Innovative Technology Leader

AUSTIN, Texas – December 7, 2021 – M-Files Corporation, the intelligent information management company, today announced that the company’s founder and CEO, Antti Nivala, has been named a winner in the Executive of the Year category of the Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Awards for Business.

Launched in 2012, the BIG Awards for Business is a diverse industry awards program that offers companies, their products, their people, and their tactics a chance to be globally recognized by panels of business veterans and leaders. As Executive of the Year, the accolade highlights Antti’s efforts in leading the company through one of its most momentous years, with the completion of its transition to a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, acquisition of HubShare to enhance user and client engagement, and $80 million Series C growth investment to innovate M‑Files' award-winning information management platform.

“Since conceiving the vision for M-Files, Antti has worked tirelessly to build the company into the global leader in metadata-driven information management,” said Justin Kim, chief financial officer and chief operating officer, M-Files. “This award not only recognizes Antti’s exceptional leadership, but the incredible team he has built, who continue to uphold the company’s commitment to helping knowledge workers increase productivity, improve work quality, and strengthen collaboration by making information easy to find and use."

M-Files offers an innovative, modern approach to information management that enables a more efficient way to work amidst the shift to today’s remote/hybrid reality. Its platform helps knowledge workers and their clients gain instant access to business content, automate business processes, and enforce information control. With M-Files, businesses can gain a leading edge by heightening collaboration to deliver better customer experiences while improving profitability and decreasing risk.

Antti’s continued persistence to innovate M-Files' strategy and product offering has helped the company become recognized as one of the world's most innovative technology companies by leading industry analyst firms. Recently, M-Files was named a Visionary in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for Content Services Platforms and positioned furthest for Completeness of Vision. M-Files also received the highest score for the Information Governance Use Case and the top three highest scores across all use cases in the 2021 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms Report.

Antti has played a key role in growing M-Files' global presence, specifically in North America, largely bolstered by his relocation from Finland to the company's North American headquarters in Austin, Texas. “We are so proud to reward Antti Nivala for his outstanding 2021 leadership and achievements,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nomination Officer, Business Intelligence Group. “This year’s group of winners are clearly leading by example in the global business community.”

About M-Files Corporation
M-Files’ AI-powered intelligent information management solution connects all documents and information, across every platform and repository, then analyzes them to place them in context. This makes it possible to serve up the right information to the right people right when they need it—and automate information-driven business processes—while maintaining complete control and compliance. Thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries (including NBC Universal, OMV, SAS Institute, and TK Elevator) use M-Files to manage their business information and processes—and give their employees A Smarter Way to Work. For more information, visit,

About Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

Media Contacts:
Debra Dekelbaum, M-Files
+1 (972) 516-4210, ext. 272

Ellen Miles, fama PR