03.06.19

Audinate names Aidan Williams as new CEO

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Aidan Williams

Dante developer Audinate announced last week that Aidan Williams, the company’s CTO and co-founder, will succeed Lee Ellison as CEO.

David Krall, Audinate’s chairman, said: “Lee has been a key contributor to the growth of Audinate, and the results speak for themselves.  Under Lee’s leadership as CEO over the past 11 years, Audinate has become the global market leader in audio networking for the professional AV industry.  Lee led the company through its successful IPO in June 2017, and since its listing Audinate has consistently delivered strong results and record growth.
 
“Together with Lee and the Board, we developed a succession plan over the last year to ensure a smooth transition of the CEO role. Our plan was for Aidan to follow Lee into the CEO role, and we are delighted that this will occur. Having co-founded Audinate, Aidan has been a guiding force in its product innovation and strategy and will continue to do so as CEO.  With a talented team in place, we are confident of a smooth transition and continued growth.”

Ellison - who is set to retire from his position on September 13, 2019 - said: “I am most proud about the passionate team at Audinate that has contributed to our overall success and is brilliantly executing on the growth strategy that has been put in place.”