Audinate Leadership

Executive Management Team

Lee Ellison

Chief Executive Officer

Lee Ellison is the Chief Executive Officer of Audinate, the market leader in audio over IP solutions for the AV industry. Lee has held a series of senior management roles in both start-up and publicly listed companies in the telecom and computer technology industries. Before joining Audinate in 2008, Lee was CEO of a SustainOne, a management consulting firm with an international client base. Lee also served as founding Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Dilithium Networks where he also led business development activities.  Previously, Lee served as Vice President of Global Sales and International Operations for Tektronix, Inc. growing revenues to over $1billion a year. During his career at Glenayre, Lee held a range of general management, corporate development and senior sales management leadership roles.  Lee attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received his BS degree from The Ohio State University.  Lee also completed an executive management program at the University of Virginia's Darden Business School. 

David Myers

Co-founder/Chief Operating Officer

David is the Chief Operating Officer of Audinate. David was the co-founder of Audinate in 2006, spearheading the spinout from National ICT Australia (NICTA). David has a broad range of experience in management and product delivery for high quality multi-media and internet products and services.  David is responsible for Audinate’s operations, manufacturing and product delivery. Prior to joining Audinate, David was co-founder and VP of Engineering at Dilithium Networks, a leading platform supplier of multimedia communication over fixed and mobile networks. Earlier in his career, David held various roles in British Telecommunications (BT), including managing the commercial launch of broadband internet products in the UK. David earned an MA degree in Natural and Electrical Sciences from Cambridge University, UK and an MSc in Microelectronics from Edinburgh University, UK. David is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Aidan Williams

Co-founder/Chief Technology Officer

Aidan is the co-founder and CTO of Audinate. Under Aidan’s vision while at the National ICT Australia (NICTA), he led a team of research engineers to create the Digital Audio Networking project that ultimately became known as Dante. Previously Aidan worked in research and development at Motorola Labs in Sydney in the areas of zeroconf IP networking, IPv6, reliable multicast, mobile ad hoc networking and residential gateways. While at Motorola, Aidan participated in IETF standards meetings and was deeply involved in the development of zero- configuration networking. He is a contributing author to a number of IETF documents and is an inventor with more than twelve patents in the area of IP Networking. Before embarking on an R&D career, Aidan developed extensive skills in computer networking and security, operating systems, and software development as a result of several years of hands-on experience managing large networks, critical computer systems, and network security for a large university campus. Aidan has a BSc in Computer Science, and a BEng (Hons I) in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia.

Rob Goss

Chief Financial Officer

Rob Goss is the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, responsible for finance and accounting operations and administration at Audinate. Rob has extensive experience in finance of publicly listed companies. Before joining Audinate in 2017, Rob served as Chief Financial Officer for Building IQ (ASX:BIQ), a commercial energy platform to manage building heating & cooling via the cloud to save on energy costs. Prior to Building IQ, Rob was CFO at iProperty (ASX:IPP), an online property portal operating in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. Previously, Rob was Head of Financial Policy & Governance at ANZ and a chartered accountant at KPMG in Sydney. Rob is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and received his Bachelor of Business from University of Technology Sydney.

Chris Ware

Senior Vice President of Engineering

Chris is the Senior Vice President of Engineering for Audinate, joining in 2007. Previously, Chris worked at Motorola Advanced Technology and Strategy Group in Chicago, IL USA. While at Motorola, he was a Principal Engineer leading a team to pilot the development of advanced Cognitive Radio Systems for high reliability applications in key broadband public safety, and other Motorola wireless broadband markets. Chris has strong experience leading R&D teams from the initial architecture and definition phases through the product prototyping and development process. Chris represented Motorola in the IEEE 802.11 (WLAN), and 802.22 (WRAN) Standards bodies. Chris received his PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Wollongong.

Joshua Rush

Vice President of Marketing and Product Development

Josh is the Vice President of Marketing and Product Development. Josh has over 20 years of experience in business, consumer and channel marketing in a variety of industries, including computer hardware, networking and telecommunications. Prior to joining Audinate, Josh held the position as Vice President of Marketing and Product at Vesta, a worldwide leader in client-branded electronic payment solutions. Josh formerly served as the Digital Home Marketing Manager at HP, where his responsibilities spanned market intelligence, product definition, channel development and marketing launch plans. Josh received his MBA in Marketing from the University of Southern California
, and his BS degree in marketing communications at Boston University.

John Rechsteiner

Vice President of Sales

John Rechsteiner has been Vice President of Sales and Global Support for Audinate since 2014. John has over 20 years experience in the enterprise software industry. Since joining Audinate, John has been instrumental in Audinate’s growth to become the market leader for professional AV networking.  Prior joining Audinate, John spent 15 years leading Avid Technology business teams and creating a performance-based organizational culture. Under John’s leadership at Avid, John helped build their media software brand to a dominant market share position. John received his Master of Business Administration, at University of California, Berkeley and BA degree from Michigan State University.


Board of Directors

David Krall

Chairman of the Board

David Krall is Chairman of the Board of Audinate. David brings a broad set of skills to the companies he serves, combining a strong educational background in engineering and business with 30 years of professional experience. David Krall also sits on the Board of Directors for Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a provider of leading application infrastructure software provider for business applications, and Quantum Corporation (NYSE: QTM), the global expert in data protection for big data management, and specialized storage solutions. David currently acts as Strategic Advisor for Universal Audio and Roku. David is the former COO of Roku Inc., the market leader in TV streaming. David formerly was President and CEO of QSecure Corporation and former CEO of Avid Technology Inc. David received his MBA from Harvard University and his engineering degree from M.I.T.

John Dyson

Non-Exec Director

John Dyson is a Non-Executive Director of Audinate. John is one of the founders of Starfish Ventures, one of the early venture investors in Audinate. John has played a crucial role in the establishment of Starfish and has personally overseen and managed nearly 20 investments in a range of technologies and industries. John is also currently a Director of Atmail, icix, Myriax, and Space-Time Research. Formerly, John was appointed General Manager (Australia) of JAFCO Investment (Asia Pacific), a Singapore based private equity manager. Prior to joining JAFCO, John worked in the investment banking and stockbroking industries for Schroders, Nomura Securities, KPMG and ANZ McCaughan. John holds a Bachelor of Science from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment from Securities Institute of Australia, Masters of Business Administration from RMIT University and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Roger Price

Non-Exec Director

Roger Price is a Non-Executive Director of Audinate. Roger is also a General Partner at Innovation Capital, a venture capital firm in Sydney, one of the early investors in Audinate. Roger is currently the Chairman and CEO of Windlab Limited, a wind energy company. Roger has a depth of operational experience including senior engineering, manufacturing, IT service and international business development roles for a number of technology based companies. Prior to joining Innovation Capital, Roger was the CEO of Reino International, a developer of advanced parking solutions. Roger commenced his career at Alcatel, and has held senior positions with a number of Australian technology businesses and NASDAQ listed software companies. He holds a Degree in Engineering from the University of Technology, Sydney. Roger is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Lee Ellison

Chief Executive Officer

Lee Ellison is the Chief Executive Officer of Audinate, the market leader in audio over IP solutions for the AV industry. Lee has held a series of senior management roles in both start-up and publicly listed companies in the telecom and computer technology industries. Before joining Audinate in 2008, Lee was CEO of a SustainOne, a management consulting firm with an international client base. Lee also served as founding Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Dilithium Networks where he also led business development activities.  Previously, Lee served as Vice President of Global Sales and International Operations for Tektronix, Inc. growing revenues to over $1billion a year. During his career at Glenayre, Lee held a range of general management, corporate development and senior sales management leadership roles.  Lee attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received his BS degree from The Ohio State University.  Lee also completed an executive management program at the University of Virginia's Darden Business School. 

David Myers

Co-founder/Chief Operating Officer

David is the Chief Operating Officer of Audinate. David was the co-founder of Audinate in 2006, spearheading the spinout from National ICT Australia (NICTA). David has a broad range of experience in management and product delivery for high quality multi-media and internet products and services.  David is responsible for Audinate’s operations, manufacturing and product delivery. Prior to joining Audinate, David was co-founder and VP of Engineering at Dilithium Networks, a leading platform supplier of multimedia communication over fixed and mobile networks. Earlier in his career, David held various roles in British Telecommunications (BT), including managing the commercial launch of broadband internet products in the UK. David earned an MA degree in Natural and Electrical Sciences from Cambridge University, UK and an MSc in Microelectronics from Edinburgh University, UK. David is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.