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Meet the Executive Team that makes Mio Global the thriving technology pioneer it is today. Individually, we are thought leaders from the tech and fitness worlds. As a team, we are disrupters in performance technology. We engineer precision wearables with the same passion, focus, and spirit that athletes show for their training, and we’re here to help you train with heart.
It was the late ‘90s when Liz noticed something that was fundamentally missing from the physical training world: heart rate monitors without chest straps. With no market leader to speak of, she started Mio in 1999 with a vision of bringing the most advanced wrist-based heart rate monitor technology to athletes at all levels.
Under Liz’s guidance, Mio has steadily grown to produce new and innovative products designed for heart rate training and activity monitoring. Today, she stands among the world’s most experienced leaders in heart rate monitor technology, holding 5 patents and 1 patent pending in the fitness and sport performance categories.
Before starting Mio, Liz held positions with leading tech companies such as Oracle, AT&T, IBM and TELUS.
Mary Jane’s responsibility is to deliver on Mio Global’s vision. She oversees sales, marketing, product management and operations, with a particular emphasis on operational and team building strategies.
With a history of consulting and leadership positions at tech companies such as TELUS, INFORM and ISM-BC, Mary Jane is well versed in the art of bringing leaders together to work towards one goal: To empower athletes with precision-engineered performance wearables.
Mary Jane earned a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa.
Initially, Emily was a Mio customer. As a certified fitness professional, she recognized the potential for Mio Heart Rate Technology, and transitioned to be our product champion. Today, she connects people and businesses around the world with Mio products.
By assembling a best-of-breed North American sales network and key distribution networks across the globe, she has dramatically grown a global distribution network that brings Mio Performance Wearables to athletes everywhere.
Prior to her position at Mio, Emily was Senior Account Manager at Devlin eBusiness Architects, where she managed the Toyota Lexus account and developed Devlin’s west coast presence.
Tricia brings over 20 years of strategic marketing experience to the Mio Global team as VP, Marketing. Currently immersed in building the Mio brand and launching exciting new products,Tricia’s background in consumer branding, retail, eCommerce, and digital have made her a strong influence in the development of Mio over the last 3 years.
Tricia has led marketing strategy for innovative international consumer brands as well as national retail chains, including Future Shop (Best Buy Canada) and Robeez Footwear (Stride Rite).
Mark works at the intersection of leading-edge biomedical science and new sensing technology to ensure Mio’s products are innovative, accurate and effective. Prior to Mio, Mark was an Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology at San Francisco State University in California.
He has published in many peer-reviewed physiology journals and presented his research in conferences all around the world. Mark’s research expertise is in muscle physiology and human performance and has partnered with several global clients to manage industry-specific research programs that involved consulting on product development, corporate training, data analytics, and biomedical software design.
Gene is the final word in product design, helping to ensure that all Mio Performance Wearables reflect the style, intuitive simplicity and user experience that athletes demand.
Prior to Mio, he was VP of Design and Product Development for Highgear Inc., a producer of outdoor and sports electronics. His creative team at Highgear produced all company products as well as products for their licensed brand – New Balance.
Gene has worked for some of the most iconic brands in the world, including HP and Apple. He spent 8 years as Design Director at Nike, where he was part of the original Nike Timing Team responsible for the brand’s first running watch.
Ryan comes to Mio with over 15 years’ experience building software products specializing in SaaS and agile product management practices. Prior to joining Mio Global he started his product management career at SAP (formerly Business Objects), led the product management team at Vision Critical, and most recently at Absolute Software. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia.
As a certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, Ryan’s passion for health and fitness was a natural fit for Mio. As the senior leader of the product team, Ryan parlays his two interests – fitness and technology – into one to lead the development of Mio wearable devices and fitness applications.
Kevin has a passion for enabling a culture of technical innovation and creating high performing, cross functional agile development teams. With 20 years of experience in architecting, developing and leading software development, Kevin will be instrumental in building success for Mio in the consumer space while enabling integrations for the B2B market.
Kevin obtained his Bachelor of Computer Science from Simon Fraser University before moving on to work for several successful, Vancouver-based tech companies including Creo / Kodak, Vision Critical and Avigilon in diverse technical stacks across cloud, SaaS and hardware / firmware.
Yan brings over 10 years of experience in data analysis, signal processing, computer vision, algorithms and systems development at various start-up organizations throughout the world. As an R&D engineer, Developer and Algorithms Team Leader, he worked in a variety of industries including consumers, defence, semiconductors and medical at companies such as Broadcom, Audio Pixels, BAE Systems. His most recent role was with Amazon where he worked as a Data Scientist.
Yan received his Master of Science degree specializing in specializing radar imaging at Ariel University in Israel. His background in physiological data analysis research and systems development will help propel Mio Global's vision of exploring new business opportunities.