• Leadership

  • Kevin YeamanKevin Yeaman, President and Chief Executive Officer

    Kevin Yeaman is President and Chief Executive Officer of Dolby Laboratories. Under his leadership, the company has built on its rich heritage of technologies that transform storytelling, expanding its focus to produce new sight and sound experiences that unleash the potential of entertainment and communications.

    Before being named CEO in 2009, Kevin served as Dolby’s Chief Financial Officer, developing the financial infrastructure to support growth and expansion. Prior to Dolby, Kevin was the Chief Financial Officer of E.piphany and Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations at Informix.

    Kevin was inducted as a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in 2014 and serves on the Board of Trustees for SFJazz. He holds a BS degree in commerce from Santa Clara University.

    Lewis ChewLewis Chew, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Dolby Laboratories, Lewis Chew leads the worldwide finance organization, responsible for financial and infrastructure support for Dolby's business, including all finance functions, information technology, real estate and facilities, manufacturing, procurement, and investor relations.

    Lewis comes to Dolby with decades of financial and strategic business management experience. He is the former Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of National Semiconductor Corporation, where he was responsible for all finance functions as well as information systems and investor relations.

    Prior to joining National Semiconductor, Lewis was a partner at KPMG LLP, serving numerous technology and financial institution clients. He has been recognized five times as one of America's best CFOs by Institutional Investor magazine in its annual ranking. In 2009, Lewis was a finalist for the Bay Area CFO of the Year Award, and in 2002, Treasury & Risk magazine named him one of the nation's top 40 finance executives under the age of 40.

    Lewis serves as a member of the board of directors at PG&E Corporation, an energy-based holding company. He holds a BS degree in accounting from Santa Clara University.

    Andrew ShermanAndy Sherman, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

    As Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Andy Sherman oversees Dolby's worldwide legal affairs, including all corporate, regulatory, intellectual property, litigation, and licensing activities.

    Prior to joining Dolby, Andy served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at CBS Interactive, where he led the legal group advising CBS's online entertainment, mobile, technology, sports, news, games, lifestyle, and international business units. Andy joined CBS Interactive following CBS's acquisition of CNET Networks, where he was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, responsible for global legal and regulatory matters. In senior legal positions at Sybase, PeopleSoft, and Epiphany, Andy oversaw legal aspects of US and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic transactions, and other matters.

    Earlier in his career, Andy worked in private practice with Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (now DLA Piper), specializing in the representation of emerging technology companies in intellectual property and technology-related legal matters. Andy holds a JD from the University of the Pacific, as well as a BS degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.

    Giles BakerGiles Baker, Senior Vice President, Broadcast Business Group

    As Senior Vice President, Broadcast business group, Giles Baker leads Dolby's engagement with the broadcast industry, delivering technology and innovations that continue to raise the standard of entertainment experiences across the world.

    Giles leads a global team that builds complete industry solutions—from content production to distribution and playback—bringing immersive entertainment experiences to connected devices, TVs, and set-top boxes. Under Giles's leadership, Dolby solutions have been integrated into national standards and adopted by operators and manufacturers that are addressing the transition to digital broadcast, from Northern Europe to the Middle East and Asia. Dolby also has unveiled innovations in the visual experience, including Dolby 3D, a suite of technologies designed to deliver full HD 3D content to 3D-enabled devices, including glasses-free displays.

    Before joining Dolby in 2010, Giles spent nearly 10 years in business leadership roles at Adobe Systems, where he was responsible for professional video software. Previously, he was responsible for the professional DVD-authoring business at Sonic Solutions.

    Giles holds an undergraduate degree in music and sound recording from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom and an MBA degree from the Wharton School.

    Michael BergeronMike Bergeron, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Field Operations

    As Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations, Mike Bergeron is leading the Dolby sales organization into the next stage of growth as it launches transformational Dolby cinema, broadcast, online media, and image technologies.

    Mike's sales leadership spans more than 25 years. He previously held the position of Vice President, Worldwide OEM and Education Sales, at Adobe Systems, where he was responsible for $800 million in revenue. Prior to that, he was responsible for starting and building the Adobe mobile business field sales and business development teams, whose work resulted in more than one billion deployments of Adobe® Flash® across devices of all kinds, including mobile phones, consumer and gaming devices, and consumer electronics, in partnership with both automotive and global mobile operators.

    Prior to his work at Adobe, Mike held a variety of executive leadership roles in sales and business development, including cofounder of Elemental Software and Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Development for Macromedia.

    Mike holds a BS degree in business and marketing from Indiana University.

    Bob BorchersBob Borchers, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President

    Bob Borchers joined Dolby Laboratories in 2014 as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President. He has more than 20 years of experience bringing compelling products and services to consumers in new ways and has worked at such companies as Apple, Nike, and Nokia.

    As part of the original iPhone® team at Apple, Bob was instrumental in the development, launch, and global expansion of the iPhone, iOS, and App Store™. While at Apple, he also led the Nike® + iPod® partnership, expanded the iPod accessory ecosystem, and forged relationships with the major auto companies to provide iPod integration.

    Most recently, Bob was a general partner at Opus Capital, making early stage investments in mobile software and service platforms. Prior to Apple, he spent six years at Nokia, where he cofounded and served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Vertu business unit. Before his career in the mobile industry, Bob worked for Nike in Beaverton, Oregon, where he led efforts in product and service personalization.

    Bob holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and an SM degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has more than 30 patents granted or pending and has won awards from the Industrial Designers Society of America. He serves on the board of directors at Bank of the West and the Hertz Foundation.

    Andrew BorderAndrew Border, Vice President, Communications Business Group

    As Vice President of the Dolby Communications business group, Andrew Border is responsible for the expansion of Dolby technology into the communications market. He leads a global team responsible for delivering innovations and experiences that improve collaboration and productivity.

    Andrew joined Dolby in November 2010, spearheading the development and worldwide launch of Dolby Voice® and the Dolby Conference Phone, both of which have redefined audio conferencing. He oversees strategy and the creation and delivery of communications solutions for the market.

    In his previous role as Director of Product Management for Unified Communications at Cisco, he defined the company's strategy for presence and instant messaging, led its video strategy for unified communications, and managed Cisco's relationship with Microsoft for unified communications.

    Andrew holds a BA degree in history and political science from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

    John CoulingJohn Couling, Senior Vice President, E-Media Business Group 

    John Couling, Senior Vice President, E-Media business group, is responsible for the expansion of Dolby technology into the world of connected devices and content services.

    John's global team addresses a market measured in billions of consumer products sold each year and the multiscreen, over-the-top, and mobile content services and aggregators that service them. He is responsible for revenue generated from PCs, game consoles, mobile phones, tablets, and digital media adaptors. During his tenure, the E-Media group has grown Dolby's presence in the online space through partnerships with operating system and mobile-handset chip makers, premium content providers, and leading consumer electronics companies.

    In previous leadership roles at Dolby, John has managed the team responsible for product management across all of Dolby's product lines, as well as worldwide business development. He joined Dolby in 1997, working from the United Kingdom as an applications engineer with some of the early DVD producers in Europe and Asia. He went on to help secure Dolby technology in digital TV standards in Europe and Australia, and then became part of the group to develop the Dolby cinema server presentation system.

    John holds a BS degree in astrophysics from Bristol University.

    Andrew DahlkemperAndrew Dahlkemper, Senior Vice President, Human Resources

    Andrew Dahlkemper joined Dolby Laboratories in January 2009. As Senior Vice President, Human Resources, he is responsible for leading and executing Dolby's human resources programs, practices, and operations worldwide.

    Before taking this role at Dolby Laboratories, Andrew served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources, at BEA Systems, where he was responsible for leading the HR function for the company's 4,100 employees in 38 countries. Prior to BEA, Andrew was the Vice President of HR Operations and then Vice President of International HR for Electronic Arts, living and working in Geneva, Switzerland. Andrew also held human resource management positions with Citibank, the Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo, and Johnson & Johnson.

    Andrew holds a BA degree in communications from Gannon University.

    Doug DarrowDoug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business Group

    As Senior Vice President, Cinema business group, Doug Darrow is responsible for aligning Dolby's technical expertise and close relationships with content creators, studios, and exhibitors to deliver artistic and business solutions via audio and video technologies.

    The Cinema business group comprises all parts of Dolby's businesses that support the entertainment industry, including Dolby Atmos® products, Dolby Screen Server and Dolby Integrated Media Block (IMB) products, audio processors, the Dolby 3D cinema solution, the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor product line, and all Dolby TrueHD licensing and other high-end home theater offerings.

    Doug is a respected industry leader with a proven record for developing and commercializing technologies that revolutionize entertainment. Before joining Dolby, he helped start-ups and established companies such as Texas Instruments bring groundbreaking solutions to market. Doug is widely regarded as a pioneer in digital cinema, recognized by the industry for his role in the wide-scale deployment of digital cinema projectors and 3D digital cinema presentation. Since the first digital cinema release of Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace, more than 70,000 theatres worldwide have adopted digital cinema.

    Doug has an undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and holds an MBA degree from the University of Dallas.

    Steve ForshaySteven (Steve) E. Forshay, Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology Group

    As Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology Group, Steve Forshay oversees teams creating and delivering innovations that transform the sight and sound of entertainment, including the office of the Chief Technology Officer, image and sound research and development (R&D), prototyping, and technical operations.

    Since joining Dolby Laboratories in 1982, Steve has helped advance the company's core technologies, serving most recently as Senior Vice President of Sound Technology R&D, and previously as Senior Vice President of Research for Image and Sound. During this time, he managed teams that conceived and developed some of Dolby's most successful audio technologies.

    Steve holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and an MBA degree from Saint Mary's College of California. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

  • Ray Dolby

    Ray Dolby

    Ray Dolby expanded the creative possibilities for musicians, filmmakers, and other artists with his technical innovations and passion for connecting science and art.

  • Other Management Team Members

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  • Outside Directors

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