Håkan Olsson found his passion for music and quality sound through his background working as a sound engineer at the Swedish Broadcasting Company, traveling throughout Sweden to produce live broadcasts of symphony orchestras and choir concerts. He is a classically trained musician himself and holds a Master of Science in Applied Physics from Linkoping Technical University. Håkan held various positions over 25 years in the high-tech industry with companies such as Microsoft and Kymeta.
Beemer Smart Home began as a side business in 2003, driven by Håkan’s interest in home technology. In 2018, word-of-mouth from a growing base of happy customers afforded Håkan the choice to focus on Beemer Smart Home full time. Håkan and his family live in Kirkland, WA, along with their Shiba Inu dog, Beemer—the soul of the operation. The family enjoys boating in the summer and skiing in the winter. Håkan re-fuels by playing Viola in the FourA string quartet and Orchestra of Seattle. He also loves paragliding in the beautiful Northwest and kitesurfing in La Ventana, Mexico.