WiSA Technologies develops, markets, and sells spatial audio wireless technology for smart devices and next-generation home entertainment systems. Our consortium—the WiSA Association—works with leading consumer electronics companies, technology providers, retailers, and industry partners to make spatial audio an experience that everyone can enjoy.
Brett Moyer is a founding member of the Company and has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and as a member of its board of directors since August 2010. From August 2002 to July 2010, Mr. Moyer served as president and chief executive officer of Focus Enhancements, Inc., a developer and marketer of proprietary video technology. From February 1986 to May 1997, Mr. Moyer worked at Zenith Electronics Inc. a consumer electronic company, where he had most recently been the vice president and general manager of its Commercial Products Division. Since June 2016, Mr. Moyer has also served as a member of the board of directors of Alliant International University, a private university offering graduate study in psychology, education, business management, law and forensic studies, and bachelor's degree programs in several fields. From 2003 to December 2015, he served on the board of directors of HotChalk, Inc., a developer of software for the educational market, and from March 2007 to September 2008, he was a member of the board of directors of NeoMagic Corporation, a developer of semiconductor chips and software that enable multimedia applications for handheld devices. Mr. Moyer received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Beloit College in Wisconsin and a Master's of Business Administration with a concentration in finance and accounting from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
George Oliva joined WiSA Technologies, Inc. in 2019 as the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Oliva has over 25 years as a senior finance professional, with a background in corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, manufacturing cost, international tax, and strategic planning. Most recently, he was a partner with Hardesty LLC, a national executive services firm. Mr. Oliva has held several CFO positions. At Penguin Computing, he orchestrated a turn-around. At StorCard, he guided the early-stage company in capital financing and more. At StreamLogic, a public company doing business as Hammer Storage Solutions, he navigated its going-private transaction. Prior to serving in such roles, Mr. Oliva was responsible for financial planning and analysis and operational support as the operations controller for Conner Peripherals and Read-Rite Corporation. Mr. Oliva began his career in auditing with Arthur Andersen & Co. He earned a degree in Business Administration from U.C. Berkeley with a dual emphasis in Accounting and Finance.
Gary Williams has served as Chief Accounting Officer since September 9, 2019 and as Vice President of Finance since the Company’s founding in August 2010. Mr. Williams previously served as Secretary and Chief Financial Officer since the Company’s founding in August 2010 until September 9, 2019. In addition, Mr. Williams served as the Chief Financial Officer of Quantum3D, Inc., a training and simulation technology company, from November 2012 to September 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Williams served as secretary, vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Focus Enhancements Inc., a developer and marketer of proprietary video technology, from January 2001 to July 2010, when the videography and semiconductor businesses of the company were purchased by VITEC Multimedia, Inc. and the Company, respectively. Mr. Williams served as controller, vice president of finance, chief financial officer and secretary of Videonics Inc., a publicly traded company in the consumer electronics business, from February 1995 to January 2001, when Videonics merged with Focus Enhancements, Inc. From July 1994 to January 1995, Mr. Williams served as controller for Western Micro Technology, a publicly traded company in the electronics distribution business. From January 1990 to June 1994, Mr. Williams worked in public accounting for Coopers & Lybrand LLP. Mr. Williams is a certified public accountant, inactive, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Accounting, from San Diego State University.
Eric Almgren has 30 years’ experience in both hardware and software with an emphasis on technology/IP licensing. Mr. Almgren was CEO of Keyssa, a 60 GHz high-speed wireless connector company that was acquired by Molex in 2021. Prior to Keyssa, Mr. Almgren was founder of Silicon Image (creator of HDMI) serving as GM of the licensing BU responsible for patent licensing, patent sales, and patent, trademark and copyright licensing for the HDMI designs and standards. Before Silicon Image, Mr. Almgren was CEO of Mixman technologies Inc (consumer music software) and CEO of Vivcom Inc. (enterprise video streaming). Mr. Almgren started his career as a semiconductor design engineer at Hewlett-Packard and spent 4 years at LSI Logic in business development and sales. Mr. Almgren received a BSEE from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.
Ed Green is a founding member of WiSA Technologies, Inc. serving as Vice President of Operations. Currently reporting to Mr. Green are the Production & Test Engineering, Quality and Reliability, and the IT departments. Prior to joining WiSA Technologies, Inc., Mr. Green held several positions at Network Elements Inc., Beaverton, OR. Most recently, Mr. Green was Product Line Manager for NEI's 10 Gigabit Ethernet group. Mr. Green was the driving force behind NEI's XENPAK, X2 and XFP programs. Over Mr. Green's four year career at NEI, he was responsible for all design-for-test (DFT) on NEI's 10Gb/s SERDES IC, and validation of NEI's first multi-protocol ASIC. In 2000, Mr. Green served as Chief Operating Officer for Sunhoo.com based in Shanghai, China. There, Mr. Green was responsible for the development and implementation of the company's business model and plan for a financial web portal in China. For the seven years prior to Sunhoo.com, Mr. Green operated a small chain of family entertainment centers. Mr. Green was responsible for all design, construction, implementation, management, and financial and corporate matters involving the company's five stores and 70 employees. Mr. Green earned his BS in Electrical Engineering in 1983, and his MBA in Accounting in 2004.
Cheng has more than 15 years of experience leading international business development for Silicon Valley tech brands with extensive experience in ecosystem and partner development. Prior to joining WiSA Technologies, Inc., he was VP marketing and business development at Amlogic, Inc., a global fabless SoC company that provides open platform solutions for multimedia consumer devices. Prior, Cheng was director of strategic accounts at GoerTeck, Inc. and senior director of business development at Marvell Semiconductor where he was responsible for developing Google 1st party brand and ecosystem partner business. He holds a B.E. degree in electrical engineering from Tamkang University, a PhD in electrical engineering from Stony Brook University and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.
Keith Greeney is a founding member of WiSA Technologies, Inc. serving as Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Greeney manages five groups within WiSA Technologies, Inc.; Research and Development, System Testing, FW Development, Application Development, and Reference Design Development. Mr. Greeney has over 25 years of experience in Firmware, Hardware, Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and ASIC design. He began his career as a system configuration manager at Applied Research Laboratories while pursuing a BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining WiSA Technologies, Inc., Mr. Greeney was a key contributor to Tektronix' Federal Systems, the group responsible for developing the world's first real-time digital spectrum analyzer, the Tektronix 3052. Along with algorithm design and design-for-test (DFT) responsibilities for the 3052, Mr. Greeney developed and implemented the production line. At WiSA Technologies, Inc., he is responsible for the successful design and implementation of over 10 ASICs ranging from scan converters, alpha blenders, UWB and Wireless Audio for key customers including Bang & Olufsen, Intel, and Microsoft Xbox.
Tony Ostrom is the President of the Wireless Audio and Speaker Association (WiSA). His 25-year career in the consumer electronics industry has been focused on product planning and development, consumer research, technology integration, go-to-market planning, marketing, training and sales. Prior to joining WiSA Tony was the Vice President of Product Development at Klipsch Group where he managed multiple categories including Wireless Home Theater, Wireless Distributed Audio, Bluetooth and Powered Audio Solutions. Prior to Klipsch, Tony played key roles in the global launches of Powermat Wireless Charging as well as the House of Marley audio and lifestyle brand. Tony was Director of Product Development and Marketing at Klipsch Group where he drove the Mass Retail and Personal Audio categories and started his career at JL Audio where he was a Technical Director. Tony has a BA in Music Engineering and a Minor in Physics from Ball State University, Muncie Indiana.
Tony Parker is a founding member of WiSA Technologies, Inc. serving as Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. Mr. Parker has 25 years of experience in semiconductor marketing leadership, with extensive expertise in wireless markets, including WiFi and UWB. Prior to joining WiSA Technologies, Inc., he was director of marketing with Cirrus Logic for ARM system-on-chip solutions and audio DSP products for decoding and post processing of sound effects targeting AVR, DTV and automotive applications. Prior to that, he was senior manager of corporate strategy and technology for Agere Systems, directing and leveraging company-wide resources across multiple product families including data networking, mobile, and storage businesses. Parker also has a proven track record of developing and delivering the right products to semiconductor markets while working in key product management and marketing management positions at Texas Instruments, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies. Mr. Parker holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Bradley University, Peoria Illinois, as well as an MBA degree from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.
Steve Venuti has 30 years of experience helping innovative technology companies bring new products to market. Prior to WiSA Technologies, Mr. Venuti was VP marketing at Keyssa, Inc., where he led the launch of Keyssa’s 60 GHz wireless connector. Keyssa was acquired by Molex in 2021. Prior to Keyssa, Mr. Venuti led the launch of the HDMI specification and served as president of HDMI Licensing, LLC until 2015. Under his watch, the HDMI interface became a worldwide standard for HD audio and video connectivity with an installed base of over seven billion devices. HDMI Licensing received an EMMY for technical excellence in 2014. Prior to HDMI, Mr. Venuti helped many well-known technology companies launch new products into the market including Acer Computer, Fujitsu, Palm Pilot, Netgear, and DirecTV. Mr. Venuti earned his B.A. in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.