• 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. 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, Consumer Entertainment

    As Senior Vice President, Consumer Entertainment, Giles Baker leads Dolby's business in the consumer entertainment 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—to bring  immersive entertainment experiences to consumer devices, including TVs, game consoles, PCs, digital media adapters, mobile phones, and tablets.

    Under Giles's leadership, Dolby audio 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 has also unveiled innovations in the visual experience, including Dolby Vision™, which transforms the TV experience with dramatic imaging—incredible brightness, contrast, and color that bring entertainment to life.

    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.

    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, Commercial Partnerships 

    As Senior Vice President, Commercial Partnerships, John Couling leads a global team responsible for Dolby's customer and partner relationships across the consumer entertainment industry, including operators, broadcasters, silicon providers, and consumer electronics companies. The team manages the commercial aspects of these relationships as well as the delivery and integration of transformational Dolby technologies and solutions into partners' services and products.

    In his previous leadership role at Dolby, John oversaw the expansion of Dolby technology into the broadband and mobile Internet-delivered entertainment ecosystem, redefining the audio experience on streaming services, connected, and mobile devices. During his tenure, his teams established partnerships with the world's leading content aggregators and distributors, operating system creators, and connected device makers to integrate Dolby technology into their products. Previously, John also managed a global team responsible for all technology platforms and products, as well as worldwide business development.

    He initially joined Dolby in 1997 as an applications engineer working in the then-emerging DVD market.

    John holds a BS degree in astrophysics from the University of Bristol.

    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.

  • Outside Directors

    Browse biographies of the people on the Dolby board of directors.