People behind Valo: Maiju Onnela, Senior Product Specialist

The People behind Valo article series introduces members of Valo Team. 

This time we meet Senior Product Specialist Maiju Onnela who works behind the scenes but has a vital role in the team.

What have you been working on lately?

My day to day work includes a lot of minor improvements and bug fixes, localization, documentation and testing the setup process, but I sometimes do demos or partner onboarding as well, if Spanish or German is required. Lately I’ve been working on new language versions for Valo.

What did you do before Valo?

Before joining the Valo Team I worked as an intranet project consultant in Blue Meteorite doing customer specifications and installing Valo. Already at that time, I was responsible for the documentation and user manuals of Valo and one of my responsibilities was internal trainings of Valo. So I would say that the bedrock for my current job description lays there :)

Maiju In Santiago de Chile for Simposio Latinoamericano
In Santiago de Chile for Simposio Latinoamericano

What do you like most about your work?

First and foremost I love my team! I work with a group of professionals that all have the same way of thinking. Every day I get to learn new things about Valo development, Office 365 and SharePoint or I get to try new stuff like doing videos about Valo. Of course, the aspect of working in Spanish or German is a nice challenge as well :)

Maiju knits her way through Valo setu
Knitting my way through Valo setup

How do you spend your free time?

When I’m not at work I spend my time with my husband, family, and friends. I challenge myself by practicing martial arts, mainly to keep myself in condition. I like to zone out knitting, but with my skills, I only do woolen socks for now. I love to travel (who wouldn’t!) and that’s something I try to do as often as possible. I’m also a sneaker freak, so during my travels, I find new treasures to add to my shoe collection.

Maiju and black belt
This is not the way I planned to get my black belt…


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