Hugh Dobbie

CEO & Co-Founder

Hugh is a seasoned entrepreneur and successful business builder with over 30 years’ experience in technology. He founded Dowco Internet in 1994 and orchestrated his first webcast in 1995. In 1999 he formed INSINC, which became a leading streaming media provider. INSINC was acquired in 2009 by NeuLion (TSX: NLN) where he was SVP International Sports and TVE Solutions. He has served in various board capacities for a number of sports, technology and media companies.
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Kurt Gatringer

President, Yare EU & Co-Founder

Launching his telecom career in 1970 with Nortel, Kurt has 35+ years experience. He worked with Siemens and Dynapro before founding and operating VoiceTek in 1988. VoiceTek was acquired by Metronet (AT&T) in 1999 after which Kurt enjoyed a brief hiatus. In 2004 Kurt launched a successful streaming company in Europe, which enjoyed a reputation as a very customer-centric company. Kurt merged his company into Yare in early 2016.
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David McConnell

Senior Vice President, Sports

David has 25+ years of combined business development & distribution strategy experience working on behalf of sports events & leagues, sports channels and media platforms alike. Head of IMG Media Canada for three years, David travelled to Hong Kong serving as IMG Media’s Senior Vice President Asia for 14 years. He founded Asia Media Solutions in 2007 operating as President until 2013 when he returned to Canada. David joined Yare in early 2016.
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Robin Regnier

Director of Business Operations / Project Manager

Robin has 10+ years experience in new media, eCommerce and website development. His multi-faceted skills include project management, back office technical operations, transaction platform development and web development. Robin was formerly CTO at J3 Investments, President at Ruffneck Scarves, Ecommerce Manager at Soccer City Enterprises and Senior Product Manager at INSINC. He earned a BSc., Mathematics and Statistics from Simon Fraser University.
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Dennis Mee C.P.A., C.A.

CFO

Also known as Denny, Dennis has a wealth of public and private company CFO experience directing financial, accounting, treasury, purchasing and administrative functions in a variety of organizations. Denny spent 5 years as VP of Finance for Cable and Wireless Telecommunications before joining Essentially Yours Industries as CFO. He has acted as Director for a number of public and private companies.

Anne-Marie Gatringer

Director of Technical Operations

Anne-Marie has advanced skills implementing transcoding services. She is responsible for driving effective customer onboarding processes to ensure customers can get their streams ingested in a timely and effective manner. Skilled in customer service and business operations she has 20+ years operating experience in entrepreneurial environments. Anne-Marie oversees global technical delivery and operations working closely with senior technical resources within tier 1 cloud infrastructures to provision services.
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John Rea

Director

John is a senior media executive with expertise in launching media projects. He managed Broadcast News, Canada’s largest news service for radio and television, and then launched Canada’s first all-sports radio station (The FAN Toronto) achieving the highest market share of any sports station in North America. He led the successful CRTC license application by Headline Sports (now Sportsnet 360) and assisted in the launch of INSINC.

Executive Team

Hugh Dobbie
CEO
Co-Founder

Hugh is a seasoned entrepreneur and successful business builder with over 30 years’ experience in technology. He founded Dowco Internet in 1994 and orchestrated his first webcast in 1995. In 1999 he formed INSINC, which became a leading streaming media provider. INSINC was acquired in 2009 by NeuLion (TSX: NLN) where he was SVP International Sports and TVE Solutions. He has served in various board capacities for a number of sports, technology and media companies.

Kurt Gatringer
President, Yare Media EU
Co-Founder

Launching his telecom career in 1997 with Siemens, Kurt has 35+ years experience. He worked with Nortel and Dynapro before founding and operating VoiceTek in 1988. VoiceTek was acquired by Metronet (AT&T) in 1999 after which Kurt enjoyed a brief hiatus. In 2004 Kurt launched a successful streaming company in Europe, which enjoyed a reputation as a very customer-centric company. Kurt merged his company into Yare in early 2016.

David McConnell
SVP Sports Solutions
 

David has 25+ years of combined business development & distribution strategy experience working on behalf of sports events & leagues, sports channels and media platforms alike. Head of IMG Media Canada for three years, David travelled to Hong Kong serving as IMG Media’s Senior Vice President Asia for 14 years. He founded Asia Media Solutions in 2007 operating as President until 2013 when he returned to Canada. David joined Yare in early 2016.

Dennis Mee
CFO
 

Also known as Denny, Dennis has a wealth of public and private company CFO experience directing financial, accounting, treasury, purchasing and administrative functions in a variety of organizations. Denny spent 5 years as VP of Finance for Cable and Wireless Telecommunications before joining Essentially Yours Industries as CFO. He has acted for Director for a number of public and private companies.

Business Development & Operations

Anne-Marie Gatringer
VP, Transcoding Services
Perry Voulgaris
Business Development
Robin Regnier
Business Operations
Geoff Edwards
Social Media Marketing