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This list showcases the top United States based CFO’ operating in the Audio space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Harman International Industries
Sandy Rowland is executive vice president and chief financial officer of HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Sandy is responsible for all aspects of the Finance function and serves as the principal contact to outside auditors, KPMG LLP. Sandy reports to President and Chief Executive Officer Dinesh Paliwal and is a member of the executive committee. With more than 20 years of experience in financial management, Sandy joined HARMAN in October 2012 to lead investor relations. In 2013, she added corporate development to her responsibilities, which included strategy and mergers and acquisitions. On January 1, 2015, she became CFO. Prior to joining HARMAN, Sandy was a vice president in the Corporate Finance group at Eastman Kodak Co. (NYSE:KODK). Also at Kodak, Sandy held assignments of increasing responsibility including controller of the consumer segment, director of corporate financial planning and analysis, assistant treasurer, director of investor relations and chief financial officer of the commercial segment. Sandy was also a manager in the Audit and Business Advisory practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where she worked primarily with technology companies. Sandy received a Bachelor of Arts in economics and business from Lafayette College. She also holds an MBA from the University of Rochester’s William E. Simon School of Business.
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About Harman International Industries: Harman International Industries engages in the development, manufacture and marketing of audio products and electronic systems.
Chief Financial Officer/Co-Founder of PERI
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About Curogram, PERI: PERI is a consumer electronics brand focused on Wi-Fi audio and power space components and accessories.
Chief Financial Officer of Snap One
Mike joined SnapAV in 2014 after years with companies such as Sears Holdings and Driven Brands (Meineke, Maaco), and prior to that spent time in the public accounting world. Mike is very active in the local Charlotte community, serving on the boards of many organizations, including the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. He was also a recipient of the prestigious “40 under 40” award from the Charlotte Business Journal. Mike is responsible for the finance and accounting operations for SnapAV, ensuring its financial health and profitability as the company continues to grow at a rapid pace.
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About Snap One: Snap One provides high quality audio and video to custom installation professionals.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Dish Network
Paul W. Orban, Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, is responsible for all aspects of DISH’s accounting department including external financial reporting, technical accounting policy, income tax accounting and internal controls. He has had key roles in significant debt offerings, acquisitions and divestitures over the years including the “spinoff” of Echostar Corporation (“Echostar”) in 2008, which created two independent, publicly traded companies: DISH Network Corporation, which provides consumers with the highest quality programming and technology in pay-TV, and Echostar, a premier global provider of satellite operations and video delivery solutions. Following the “spinoff,” Paul was the Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller for both DISH Network Corporation and Echostar Corporation until 2012. Today, he remains Corporate Controller for DISH. Paul joined DISH in 1996 as a Senior Manager of Accounting and was responsible for all aspects of SEC external financial reporting. Prior to his current position, he held various leadership positions with increasing responsibility including Director of Accounting, Vice President of Accounting and Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. Before joining DISH, Paul was an auditor at Arthur Anderson LLP, where he was responsible for the audits of numerous companies including many SEC registrants in the Denver area. As a CPA, Paul is a member of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Colorado. In his spare time, Paul enjoys boating, skiing, coaching and attending sporting events with his significant other Barbara and their young triplets.
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About Dish Network: Dish Network is a satellite service provider that offers satellite television, audio programming, and interactive television services.
Chief Financial Officer of Dolby Laboratories
Mr. Chew is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (audio, imaging, and voice technologies for the entertainment industry) and has held that position since 2012. He previously was Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of National Semiconductor Corporation (design, manufacturing, and sale of semiconductor products) (2001 to 2011). Mr. Chew also was a Partner and certified public accountant at KPMG, LLP (accounting firm), where he served mainly technology and financial institution clients. Mr. Chew has been a director of PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company since 2009.
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About Dolby Laboratories: Dolby creates surround sound, imaging, and voice technologies for cinemas, home theaters, PCs, mobile devices, games, and more.
Board/ CFO of Geniecast® – The Virtual Experience Company
Steve Trampe founded or co-founded seven different companies in five different industries. He is currently Chairman of Sequoia Sciences, a plant based drug discovery company and is a very active director of Elemental Enzymes, a stabilized enzyme company involved in the agricultural industry. Steve is also Chairman of the Building Arts Foundation, Vice Chairman of Opera America and a principal in Owen Development. He has judged numerous business plan competitions, mentored many start-up companies and heard and reviewed hundreds of investment proposals.
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About : LIVE virtual casts or hybrid events produced with broadcast-quality expertise and the largest talent network of content.
Chief Financial Officer of Wondery
Gregory Sulak is the chief financial officer at Wondery.
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About Wondery: Wondery, a network of storytellers, creates and curates immersive podcasts.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Biamp Systems
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About Biamp Systems: Biamp Systems is a provider of professional AV equipment for business, education, and government facilities.
Chief Financial Officer of The Great Courses Plus
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About The Great Courses Plus: The Teaching Company is a developer and marketer of audio and video series for personal development and lifelong learning.
Chief Financial Officer of ClearView Audio
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About ClearView Audio, Mooreland Partners: ClearView™ Audio is an entrepreneurial company led by a team of innovative designers and engineers.
EVP & CFO of Monster Products, Inc.
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About Monster Products, Inc.: Monster offers advanced solutions for musicians, stereo, video, computing, mobile, gaming, and high performance power products.
Chief Financial Officer of Spatial
John Benger joined Spatial in February 2016 as Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for providing strategic and financial leadership to the organization. As the CFO, John brings a broad range of financial and operational experience in both public and private technology companies. John has previous experience with Spatial and Dassault Systèmes, serving earlier as a senior finance executive for Spatial, Dassault Systèmes Simulia and, Dassault Systèmes Americas Corporation; gaining additional experience at CoCreate and Data General. He has successfully managed business transformations, restructures and high growth businesses, both domestically and internationally. John earned his Bachelor of Science from Bloomsburg University Pennsylvania, and a Masters of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.
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About Spatial: Spatial provides 3D software component technology for design, engineering, and manufacturing applications
CFO of Jetbuilt
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About Jetbuilt: Jetbuilt is solving AV Integrators pain through SaaS estimating solution for Audio/Video industry.
Chief Financial Officer / Managing Partner of Old Cove Integrators L.L.C
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About Old Cove Integrators L.L.C: Old Cove Integrators develops professional automation systems for residential and commercial projects.