JackTrip Labs, the Silicon Valley-based remote music making platform, announced the appointment of former Audinate CEO Lee Ellison as the company’s new chief strategy advisor, where he will help chart the company’s future, advising fundraising, sales, marketing, and product strategy as well as developing and maintaining relationships with industry partners.
A startup, JackTrip Labs has partnered with Amazon Web Services to offer its technology to thousands of users in more than 50 regions worldwide and has partnered with music publisher Hal Leonard to distribute its plug-and-play devices.Ellison grew Audinate from an early venture startup to a publicly listed company with an estimated market capitalization of a half billion dollars.
Mike Dickey, co-founder and CEO of JackTrip Labs, states, “We’re excited to welcome Lee to the JackTrip team. He is a proven leader with firsthand experience growing technology companies, including developing Audinate from startup to global leader. His years of experience in the audio industry will help us continue to foster JackTrip Labs’ mission of successfully connecting musicians in real-time over the Internet. His marketing and partnership expertise will also be vital as we continue to become a creative collaboration medium for musicians around the world.”
“It took a really great company to lure me out of retirement, but I jumped at the opportunity to work with JackTrip,” Ellison adds. “They have all the ingredients to change and improve real time music collaboration, with a bright and passionate management team, with amazing technology that stretches the boundaries of what is possible with latency and audio quality over the internet. The possibilities for JackTrip’s technology are endless, and I look forward to working with this innovative company to pave a path for the future of the music industry.”
Ellison has more than 40 years of experience in executive management of publicly listed and startup venture technology companies. He’s also served as the CEO of SustainOne, a strategic management consulting firm; founding sales and marketing officer for Dilithium Networks, which specialized in high-quality multimedia delivery over mobile networks; and senior VP of sales and global operations for Tektronix, a leading manufacturer of test and measurement equipment.