January 5, 2009 - Audinate, a leader in digital media networking technology, today announced the appointment of Lee Ellison as Chief Executive Officer. Mr Ellison brings more than 25 years executive leadership experience, encompassing a broad range of technology sectors, including software, computer, and telecommunications. Most recently, Ellison served as CEO of SustainOne, a strategic consulting company. Prior to that, Ellison was founding Sales and Marketing Officer of Dilithium Networks and previously served as the General Manager of Glenayre Wireless Business Unit. The appointment of Mr Ellison coincides with the Australian company’s establishment of a US 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 said “Lee Ellison’s appointment as CEO continues Audinate’s planned expansion, significantly strengthens our management team and provides us with increased focus on meeting the needs of our customers”.
“I am excited 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 Lee Ellison. Audinate's patent pending Dante™ technology has been selected by most major pro-audio equipment manufacturers as their future networking technology. “I am delighted to lead 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”, said 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 revolutionise the global digital media networking market.”
Audinate Pty Ltd is the leading developer of media networking technology. Our products and solutions, developed by world class networking experts, are transforming the way the way the world interconnects multimedia systems. With Audinate’s Dante technology, digital media networking just got easy. Audinate’s licensees include the premier audio manufacturers including companies like Dolby, Peavey. and Lab.Gruppen to name but a few.