Board of directors

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Peter Gotcher


Peter Gotcher is the Chair of the board of directors and has been a member of the board since 2003. In addition to providing leadership for the board, Peter brings extensive experience in Dolby's traditional markets and emerging media, providing valuable perspective for the board and the Chief Executive Officer.

Peter is an independent investor focusing on investments in digital media technology companies. From 1999 through 2003, he was a Venture Partner with Redpoint Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital partnership. From 1997 to 1999, he held the same position with Institutional Venture Partners. He has served on the board of directors of several public and private companies. In addition to his position at Dolby, Peter currently serves as a director of GoPro. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the Berklee College of Music.

Peter founded Digidesign, Inc., in 1984 and served as its President, CEO, and Chair through the company's initial public offering in December 1993, and subsequent merger with Avid Technology in January 1995. Peter served as the General Manager of Digidesign and Executive Vice President of Avid until May 1996. Previously, he worked for Dolby Laboratories and holds a BA degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

David Dolby


David Dolby has been a member of the Dolby board of directors since 2011. Prior to joining the board, David served as Manager, Strategic Partnerships, at Dolby. In this role, David was responsible for managing Dolby strategic partnerships and technology standards for internet media encoding, delivery, and playback. He also represented Dolby in technical and business working groups at a variety of international standards groups, including Universal Serial Bus, Digital Living Network Alliance, Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem, and Blu-ray Disc Association.

David's experience includes roles at Kaleidescape, Inc., a company focused on high-performance music and movie server systems, and NetVMG, which developed route control software (and was acquired by Internap, a provider of IT infrastructure services). At Perseus Group (subsequently known as GCA Savvian Corporation and then GCA Corporation until its acquisition by Houlihan Lokey), David was an investment banking analyst focused on technology. He also worked for engineering firms Bechtel and Poe & Associates. David has undertaken his own ventures as well, including owning and operating a private aircraft-leasing business, and currently holds investments in several private companies.

David received a BSE degree in civil engineering from Duke University and an MBA degree from Stanford University.

Tony Prophet

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Tony Prophet joined the Dolby board of directors in December 2021. He was formerly the Chief Equality and Recruiting Officer at Salesforce, which he joined in September 2016 until July 2021. Before Salesforce, Tony served as Corporate Vice President, Education Marketing, of Microsoft Corporation, from June 2015 to September 2016, as Corporate Vice President, Windows and Search Marketing, from February 2015 to June 2015, and as Corporate Vice President, Windows Marketing, from May 2014 to February 2015. Prior to Microsoft, Tony held leadership roles at HP Inc. since 2006, including leading worldwide PC and printing operations. Before that, Tony served in positions of increasing responsibility at multiple organizations, including leading worldwide operations for the Carrier Business unit of United Technologies and rising to Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton. In addition to his operating roles, Tony served on the board of directors of Gannett Co., Inc., a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company, from 2013 to May 2019. Tony is also a Board Advisor to Aviso AI, a provider of a predictive revenue intelligence platform, since September 2021. He holds a BS in industrial engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Emily Rollins


Emily Rollins joined the Dolby board of directors in February 2021. Emily served in various positions at Deloitte & Touche LLP since 1992, including as an Audit and Assurance Partner from 2006 until her retirement in September 2020. At Deloitte, Emily served technology and media companies and guided hundreds of clients through complex audit and reporting processes. Emily also served in positions of increasing responsibility, including leadership roles in Deloitte's US Technology, Media, and Telecommunications industry group, Audit Innovation and Transformation, and Diversity and Inclusion. She led firmwide initiatives to recruit, develop, and retain women and diverse professionals as well as transform and modernize Deloitte’s audit platform. Emily currently serves on the boards of several private technology companies and non-profit entities and associations. Emily is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.A. degree in Accounting and International Relations from Claremont McKenna College.

Simon Segars


Simon Segars joined the Dolby board of directors in February 2015. From 1991 until 2022, Simon worked for Arm Ltd (known as Arm Holdings Plc prior to 2017), a global designer of processor, software, and development tools that enable innovation in mobile computing, industrial applications, enterprise networking, and the rapidly expanding Internet of Things, which was publicly held until its acquisition by SoftBank Group Corp. in September 2016.  He was a member of the ARM board of directors from 2005 through 2022 and served as ARM's President in 2013 before being promoted to Chief Executive Officer in July 2013. Prior to that, Simon held a number of senior positions at Arm, including Executive Vice President and General Manager, Physical IP Division; Executive Vice President, Engineering; Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales; and Executive Vice President, Business Development. 

Simon worked on many of the early ARM® CPU products and led the development of the ARM7™ and ARM9™ Thumb® families. He holds a number of patents in the field of embedded CPU architectures.

Simon received a BEng degree in electronic engineering from the University of Sussex and an MSc degree in computer science from the University of Manchester. In addition to serving on the Dolby board of directors, Simon serves on the boards of Vodafone Group Plc, Edge Impulse, and the UK’s TechWorks. Simon also serves as an advisor to Permira, a private equity firm, and Black Opal Ventures, a venture capital firm.

Anjali Sud

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Anjali Sud joined the Dolby board of directors in May 2019. Anjali is the CEO of Tubi, the most watched free ad-supported TV streaming service in the U.S. She previously served as CEO of Vimeo, the global online video platform. During her six-year tenure she took the company public and established Vimeo as the home for video creators and professionals worldwide, building a community of over 300 million users. Prior to Vimeo, Anjali held various positions in e-commerce, finance, and media at Amazon and Time Warner.
Anjali serves on the board of and is a designated Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, as well as a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. She has been recognized by Fortune’s 40 Under 40, Crain’s 40 Under 40, Wharton’s 40 Under 40, and Adweek's Power List. Anjali grew up in Flint, Michigan, and currently lives in New York City with her husband and two sons. 
Anjali holds a BS degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Avadis Tevanian


Avadis Tevanian, Jr. has served as a director since February 2009. Avie serves as a Managing Director of NextEquity Partners, a firm he co-founded in July 2015, making venture capital investments. Previously, Avie served as the Software Chief Technology Officer of Apple Inc. from 2003 to 2006. As Software CTO, Avie focused on setting the company-wide software technology direction for Apple. Prior to his tenure as Software CTO, Avie was Senior Vice President of Software at Apple, a role he took on when Apple acquired NeXT, Inc. in 1997. As Senior Vice President of Software, he led the software engineering team responsible for the creation of macOS and worked as part of Apple’s executive team.

Before joining Apple, he was Vice President of Engineering at NeXT, Inc. and was responsible for managing NeXT’s engineering department. Avie started his professional career at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a principal designer and engineer of the Mach operating system upon which Nextstep, and now macOS and iOS, are based.

He holds a B.A. degree in mathematics from the University of Rochester and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Kevin Yeaman


Kevin Yeaman is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Dolby. Under his leadership, Dolby continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in audio and imaging. The company drives innovation and growth by creating cutting edge technologies that enhance immersive entertainment and communications experiences for people around the world.

Before being named CEO in 2009, Kevin served as Dolby's Chief Financial Officer, developing infrastructure to support growth and expansion. Prior to Dolby, Kevin was the Chief Financial Officer of Epiphany 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. Kevin participates on industry and education boards. He holds a BS degree in commerce from Santa Clara University.

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