Audinate has announced the appointment of Lee Ellison as Chief Executive Officer. Ellison brings more than 25 years executive leadership experience, encompassing a broad range of technology sectors.
Most recently he served as CEO of SustainOne, a strategic consulting company, and prior to that, he was founding Sales and Marketing Officer of Dilithium Networks, and also previously served as General Manager of Glenayre’s Wireless Business Unit.
The appointment of Ellison coincides with the Australian company’s establishment of a U.S.-based headquarters, placing its sales, marketing and customer support organization closer to its growing customer base.
David Myers, the company’s co-founder and inaugural CEO, who moves to the role of Chief Operating Officer, stated, “Lee Ellison’s appointment as CEO continues Audinate’s planned expansion, significantly strengthens our management team and provides us with increased focus on meeting customer needs.”
“I am thrilled to join Audinate and help guide the company through the exciting times ahead as we continue to pursue our vision of becoming the leading supplier of multi-media networking solutions,” said Ellison.
Audinate’s patent-pending Dante technology has been selected by a growing number of major professional-audio equipment manufacturers as their future networking technology.
“We have an exceptional team of networking specialists delivering revolutionary technology to the audio and video industry,” added Ellison.
“Lee brings a successful track record of building companies to Audinate,” said Roger Price, General Partner with Innovation Capital and Audinate’s Chairman of the Board. “We are confident that Lee’s leadership experience will accelerate the growth of Audinate to enable the company to achieve its vast potential.”
“Starfish Ventures is pleased that Lee Ellison has joined Audinate as CEO,” noted Michael Panaccio, Investment Principal of Starfish Ventures. “To Starfish, the quality of a company’s management team is as important as its technology.
“With this outstanding executive team in place, we are confident that the Audinate Dante technology will be positioned to revolutionize the global digital media networking market.”
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