[imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”dropshadow” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”left” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””]Marco Suvilaakso[/imageframe]Marco Suvilaakso is the Director of Product Management for Polar with more than 20 years of international business, product development, and marketing experience.
His commitment to advancing technology and pioneering the future standard for fitness and sports training began during his previous work leading business development and marketing teams in the mobile telecom sector, and it was later solidified during his successful and groundbreaking years at Polar. This extensive experience coupled with a passion for sports and fitness technology has uniquely positioned him at the forefront of the wearable tech and heart rate monitor industry.
In 2002, Marco was tapped to lead – from conception to execution – Polar’s global running product category, effectively making it one of the company’s most successful offerings. He continued to play an integral role at Polar through major milestones, including: the world’s first phone syncing sports watch/heart rate monitor in 2006, and the first integrated training system alongside original smart activity monitors in 2007.
Mr. Suvilaakso is a vocal proponent and expert of the future of sports and fitness technology providing insight into this growing industry. In his free time, Mr. Suvilaakso enjoys back-country trekking, mountain biking, history books and cooking.