Marko Parkkinen

Marko Parkkinen

Boardman partner

Marko Parkkinen

Professional History and Board Experience

Marko Parkkinen (1970 M.Sc, BBS) has over 25 years of experience in company growth as an entrepreneur, consultant and Member of the Board. His mission is to save the world by solving critical problems with building up new businesses, and save Finland by helping companies to become more competitive.

Parkkinen has been involved in founding of total of 34 new companies, 23 latest of which he has founded through his consulting company Ratkaisutoimisto Seedi since 2009. The most well-known companies founded by Seed are e.g. Verso Food Ltd, Taito United Ltd and Woodly Ltd. Seedi has consulted more than 200 companies and organizations in areas of growth and commercialization.

Parkkinen has co-founded a total of 34 companies, the last 23 of which he has founded on behalf of his innovation and consulting company Ratkaisutoimisto Seed since 2009. Among the best-known companies founded by Seed are Verso Food Oy, a company that makes bulls, software developer Taito United Oy and Woodly Oy, a company that develops wood moulds.

Seedi, a solutions agency founded by Parkkinen in 2009 together with Tanja Haapamäki, has consulted more than 200 companies and communities in the areas of competitiveness measurement and development.

In 2005, Parkkinen was awarded the Advertising Multiplier Prize for his lifetime contribution to Finnish marketing. In 2010, Tietoviikko magazine selected him as one of the 100 Finnish IT influencers. In 2011, he was one of the ten finalists as an innovation leader nominated by Talouselämä. Parkkinen’s podcast, Menestyksen eväitä etsimässä, produced for Podit, was a finalist for the best business podcast of 2021.

Activities in Boardman

  • Member of Boardman´s Board of Directors, 2017
  • Member of the Development Forum “Ownership Competence”, 2017
  • Member of the Boardman2020 Board, 2010-2011
  • Member of the “Management Study and Research Group”,
  • Publications: Kasvun haasteet – kasvuyritysten rakentaminen ja hallinta (2007) – (Challenges of growth – building and managing growth companies)


  • Strategy
  • Knowledge Management
  • Business ownership
  • Commercialisation
  • Digitalisation
  • Ownership
  • Transition from entrepreneur to owner
  • Renewal

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