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Mike Polacek

Mike Polacek

President, Intelligent Audio

Mike is responsible for executing the Intelligent Audio business strategy to develop and deliver complete audio solutions to customers that leverage Knowles’ software, signal processing, and smart microphone technologies in the Mobile, Ear and IoT markets.

Mike comes to Knowles with significant technology industry experience including demonstrated success in strategic planning, corporate development and leading both established and emerging businesses to high- revenue growth. In addition to working at Philips Semiconductor (now NXP), he spent nearly 20 years at National Semiconductor where he held executive-level leadership roles for a variety of business units including system, software, analog and digital technologies. Mike’s most recent responsibility at National was to manage high-growth businesses, lead business incubation efforts, and manage mergers and acquisitions. Mike left National after Texas Instruments acquired the company in 2011. He then served as a strategic adviser for KKR Private Equity, and most recently was a partner with investment management firm Eachwin Capital.

Mike graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering, and later received his Master of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University. Mike lives in coastal California with his wife and two teenaged children.