Audinate has elected David Krall as chairman of its board of directors.
His election as chairman comes at a time of rapid growth for Audinate, completing its most recent fiscal year (ending June 30, 2011) with almost double its revenues from the prior year.
Krall originally joined Audinate’s board of directors earlier this year, and he also currently serves as executive chair of QSecure in addition to serving on the board of directors of Progress Software (NASDAQ: PRGS).
Krall brings more than 20 years of experience in building successful technology businesses, most recently serving as president and COO of Roku, the market leader in streaming entertainment devices for the TV. He is also a former CEO of Avid Technology.
In addition to his board roles, he currently serves as a strategic advisor to a number of startups, including Roku, Universal Audio, and GrapeGenie.
“Audinate’s board of directors is integral to our ability to execute our growth strategy, and having someone with David’s industry background as our chair will be a tremendous asset,” states Lee Ellison, president and CEO of Audinate. “David Krall’s diverse background in developing companies who are in the startup, high-growth phase, as well as large publically traded companies, will be a major benefit for Audinate moving forward.”
“What first attracted me to Audinate was their advanced technology offering, allowing customers to send audio and video signals synchronously across standard IT networks,” says David Krall, ”but what has impressed me most since joining the board has been the strength of the team behind this offering. Audinate definitely can compete at any weight class, and I think they have a tremendous opportunity to make a big contribution to this industry.”