Kevin Yeaman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Kevin Yeaman is President and Chief Executive Officer of Dolby. 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 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. He holds a BS degree in commerce from Santa Clara University.
Lewis 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.
Mr. Chew serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Cadence Design Systems, a provider of software, hardware, and system design tools to enable the design and development of electronic products. For nearly 10 years from 2009 to 2019, Lewis served as a member of the board of directors of PG&E Corporation, an energy-based holding company. He holds a BS degree in accounting from Santa Clara University.
Andy Sherman, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
As Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Andy Sherman oversees Dolby’s patent licensing businesses and government relations, and 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 Baker, Senior Vice President, Consumer Entertainment
As Senior Vice President of 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 the public via 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.
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.
John Couling, Senior Vice President, Commercial Partnerships
As Senior Vice President of 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 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 theaters 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.
Steven (Steve) E. Forshay, Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology Group
As Senior Vice President of the 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 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.
Todd Pendleton, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
As Chief Marketing Officer, Todd Pendleton leads Dolby’s marketing efforts and is responsible for promoting the experiential brand globally to consumers and through its partners.
With more than two decades of experience, Todd’s career includes marketing global iconic brands like Samsung and Nike. In addition, he has created his own stealth marketing consultancy, Defi, working with leaders in entertainment and tech to build their brands and revenues.
At Nike, he held country, regional, and global leadership roles working across North America, Europe, and Asia. Under his leadership, he led many of Nike’s well-known initiatives including Nike Freestyle, LiveStrong Chalkbot, Tiger/Earl, and Write the Future.
As CMO of Samsung North America, Todd led the brand’s transformation including the relaunch of the Samsung Galaxy, linking the brand to cultural moments and giving it a new voice and story. The results included record growth in the mobile business, becoming the fastest growing social brand and delivering four-fold domestic revenue growth in less than four years.
Todd earned his degree in Political Science and International Business from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Linda Rogers, Senior Vice President Chief People Officer
As Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, Linda Rogers leads all aspects of Dolby’s People group worldwide, looking for new ways to empower and inspire Dolby's employees.
Linda leveraged her 20 years of industry experience to manage her own consultancy firm, Work Reimagined. Through her company, she helped many Silicon Valley technology organizations adapt to rapid changes in the global workforce and business environments. Previously, she was the Chief Human Resources Officer at eSilicon Corporation and held a number of senior strategy and human resources roles at Sun Microsystems. She has also held several HR roles with Computer Sciences Corporation in the US and Europe.
She received Master of Science in Human Resources and Training from the University of Leicester and holds multiple strategy and human capital qualifications from the National College of Ireland, University of Southern California and Stanford University.
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