Kevin Yeaman, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
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.
Robert Park, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Robert Park is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Dolby Laboratories. Robert leads the company’s global finance organization. Throughout his 25+ year career, Robert has held financial and strategic business leadership roles and guided companies through growth. He’s navigated companies through the multitude of growth stages to achieve scale and developed new business models, including at PayPal, Chegg Inc., and most recently at BlueJeans Network, which was acquired by Verizon in 2020. Robert began his finance career with Ernst & Young LLP, an accounting firm, serving numerous technology clients. Robert holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
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 and IP licensing businesses, government relations, and Dolby's worldwide legal affairs, including all corporate, regulatory, intellectual property, litigation, and licensing activities. Andy also serves as the chair of the board of directors of Via Licensing, a leading global provider of multilateral patent licensing solutions.
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.
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 from the University of Southern California. Andy is the executive sponsor of Mundo, Dolby’s employee network dedicated to the Hispanic members of the Dolby community. Andy was born in Uruguay and grew up in Argentina and other international locations.
Giles Baker, Senior Vice President of Cloud Media Solutions
As Senior Vice President of Cloud Media Solutions, Giles Baker leads a global team responsible for delivering complete cloud-based solutions to streaming service providers and mobile first media services who rely on successful content engagement to drive their businesses. Under his leadership, the Cloud Media Solutions organization builds technologies and innovations that easily integrate into service providers’ infrastructure to make content experiences more effective, meaningful, and engaging for consumers.
During his tenure with Dolby, Giles has led global teams to deliver technology and innovations that have raised the standard of entertainment experiences across the world. His teams built complete industry solutions — from content production to distribution and playback — to bring immersive entertainment experiences, including Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, to consumers via devices including TVs, game consoles, PCs, digital media adapters, mobile phones, and tablets.
Before joining Dolby in 2010, Giles spent nearly 10 years in business leadership roles at Adobe, 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 and an MBA degree from the Wharton School.
Andrew 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, in Sydney, Australia.
John Couling, Senior Vice President of Entertainment
As Senior Vice President of Entertainment, John Couling leads a global team responsible for developing and delivering transformative entertainment experiences for billions of people worldwide. Under his leadership, Dolby’s consumer entertainment and cinema businesses are bringing Dolby’s breakthrough technologies, powering the world’s top movies, TV shows, music, games, and live sports to more places around the world across a wider range of consumer experiences and devices. John also oversees Dolby's customer and partner relationships organization across the entertainment industry, leading sales, delivery, and integration of Dolby technologies and solutions into partners' services and products.
John has held multiple leadership roles at Dolby, driving the expansion of Dolby technology into the broadband and mobile internet-delivered entertainment ecosystem, redefining the audio experience on streaming services and mobile devices, and being a part of Dolby’s first digital cinema offerings. During his tenure, his teams established partnerships with the world's leading content aggregators and distributors and consumer device makers to integrate Dolby technology into their products. Previously, John 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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