Audinate Leadership

Executive Management Team

Lee Ellison

Chief Executive Officer

Lee Ellison is the Chief Executive Officer of Audinate. Lee has held a series of senior management roles in both startup and publicly listed companies in the telecom and computer technology industries. Lee has held various senior executive and leadership roles over the last 30 years. Lee formerly served as founding Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Dilithium Networks. Previously, Lee served as Vice President of Global Sales and International Operations for Tektronix, Inc. During his 16-year tenure with Glenayre Electronics, Lee held various executive management positions. 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.

Aidan Williams

Co-founder/Chief Technology Officer

Aidan Williams is co-founder and CTO of Audinate. While at the National ICT Australia (NICTA), he was the driving force behind the Digital Audio Networking project that developed the fundamental audio networking technology behind Dante. Prior to joining NICTA, Aidan was at Motorola Labs in Sydney where he worked on advanced networking technologies including zero-configuration IP networking, IPv6, reliable multicast, mobile adhoc networking and residential gateways. He is an inventor on twenty patents related to IP networking.

Aidan participates in several standards bodies and industry alliances, including the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). In the IETF he has authored IETF documents on zero-configuration networking and the interaction between the IETF Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP), time synchronisation and QoS services. Before embarking on an R&D career, Aidan developed extensive skills in networking, security, operating systems, and software development through several years of hands-on experience managing large networks, mission-critical 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 held senior finance roles at ANZ Bank and Allco Finance Group after commencing his career as and a chartered accountant at KPMG. Rob is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and received his Bachelor of Business degree majoring in Accounting from University of Technology Sydney.

Chris Ware

Senior Vice President of Engineering

Chris Ware 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 Chris lead a team piloting the development of advanced Cognitive Radio Systems for high reliability applications in broadband public safety, and other wireless markets. Chris has strong experience leading R&D teams from initial architecture and definition phases throughout the product development process. Chris also represented Motorola in the IEEE 802.11 (WLAN) Standards Organization. Chris received his PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Wollongong.

Joshua Rush

Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Product Development

Josh Rush is the Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. 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 provider 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 Masters in Business Administration degree in Marketing from the University of Southern California, and his Bachelor of Administration undergraduate 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 to joining Audinate, John spent 15 years leading Avid Technology business teams and creating a performance based organisational culture. Under John’s leadership at Avid, John helped build their media software brand to a dominant market share position. John received his Masters in Business Administration degree from University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University.


Board of Directors

David Krall

Chairman of the Board

David Krall is Chairman of the Board of Audinate. David serves as a director and/or strategic advisor to several technology companies, 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 leading provider of application infrastructure software for business applications. David also currently acts as Strategic Advisor for Universal Audio and Roku. David is the former President and COO of Roku Inc., a market leader in TV streaming. David also formerly was President and CEO of Avid Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID). David received his MBA from Harvard University and his B.S. and Masters degrees in engineering from M.I.T.

John Dyson

Non-Exec Director

John Dyson is a Non-Executive Director of the Company. John is a Director and one of the founders of Starfish Ventures. John has played a crucial role in the establishment of Starfish and has personally overseen and managed investments across a range of technologies and industries. John is also currently a Director of Atmail Pty Ltd., Myriax Pty Ltd., and Swinburne Ventures Pty Ltd. John is also a Director at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Formerly, John was 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 the Securities Institute of Australia, Masters of Business Administration from RMIT University and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Tim Finlayson

Tim Finlayson

Non-Exec Director

Tim Finlayson is a Non-Executive Director of Audinate. Tim is a chartered accountant with 25 years of experience in professional services, telecommunications and infrastructure industries and has held finance and operational leadership roles in Australia, Singapore and Vietnam. Tim is currently Chief Operating Officer with King & Wood Mallesons Australia, a leading international law firm. Prior to this role, Tim was CFO for ASX-listed companies Sydney Airport Corporation (ASX: SYD) and Hutchison Telecommunications (Australia) Limited (ASX: HTA). During his time at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tim was a partner and leader of Tax and Legal Services in Indochina advising foreign companies on setting up and operating in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, following tax advisory roles in Sydney and Singapore. Tim holds degrees in Economics and Laws from Macquarie University, is a Member of Chartered Accountants ANZ and is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. 

Alison Ledger

Alison Ledger

Non-Exec Director

Alison Ledger is a Non-Executive Director of Audinate. Alison has more than 30 years of experience and has held various leadership roles in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the USA. Alison is currently a Non-Executive Director of Countplus Limited (ASX:CUP) and Latitude Financial Services. Alison held various senior management and strategic roles while at Insurance Australia Group (IAG) for eight years, including Head of Group Strategy and Executive General Manager, Product, Pricing and eBusiness. During her tenure as a Partner with McKinsey and Company she advised some of the leading global and Australian banks on strategy and organisational change. Alison began her professional career in the banking industry working with leading financial institutions. Alison received her MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated magna cum laude, with a BA degree in Economics from Boston College. She is a Graduate and 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 Intl., 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.

Lee Ellison

Chief Executive Officer

Lee Ellison is the Chief Executive Officer of Audinate. Lee has held a series of senior management roles in both startup and publicly listed companies in the telecom and computer technology industries. Lee has held various senior executive and leadership roles over the last 30 years. Lee formerly served as founding Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Dilithium Networks. Previously, Lee served as Vice President of Global Sales and International Operations for Tektronix, Inc. During his 16-year tenure with Glenayre Electronics, Lee held various executive management positions. 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.