JackTrips Labs announced the appointment of industry veteran Lee Ellison as the company’s new Chief Strategy Advisor. Previously, Ellison was the CEO of Audinate where he grew the venture startup to a publicly listed company with a value of a half-billion dollars.
“We are excited to welcome Lee to the JackTrip team. He is a proven leader with firsthand experience growing technology companies, including developing Audinate from startup to global leader. His years of experience in the audio industry will help us continue to foster JackTrip Labs’ mission of successfully connecting musicians in real-time over the Internet. His marketing and partnership expertise will also be vital as we continue to become a creative collaboration medium for musicians around the world,” said Co-Founder and CEO of JackTrip Labs, Mike Dickey
As the Chief Strategy Advisor, Ellison will work alongside Dickey and other JackTrip leaders to chart the company’s future, advising fundraising, sales, marketing, and product strategy as well as developing and maintaining relationships with industry partners. Ellison has more than 40 years of experience in executive management of publicly listed and startup venture technology companies. Most recently, Ellison served as the CEO of Audinate, the developer of Dante. Dante is the leading professional digital networking technology for the professional Audio/Visual industry. Dante transmits perfectly synchronized audio and video signals across large distances, to multiple locations at once, using nothing more than an Ethernet cable.
“It took a really great company to lure me out of retirement, but I jumped at the opportunity to work with JackTrip,” said Ellison. “They have all the ingredients to change and improve real-time music collaboration, with a bright and passionate management team, with amazing technology that stretches the boundaries of what is possible with latency and audio quality over the internet. The possibilities for JackTrip’s technology are endless, and I look forward to working with this innovative company to pave a path for the future of the music industry.”