The Yare team is dedicated to helping our clients deliver and monetize their valuable content. Rich in experience, we combine technical platform experience, video expertise, innovation and creative business strategies. We have assembled a team with an eclectic mixture of production, streaming, database, network, programming, business development and design talents.

What are our qualities?

  • We communicate well with our customers, partners and each other
  • We focus on goals, outcomes and results
  • We offer each other support in the interests of serving our customers
  • We embrace diversity to enhance the creative process and embrace harmony
  • We trust and respect our leadership
  • We’re organized so our business runs smoothly
  • We have fun and love what we do

Core Values

  • Commitment to Clients

  • Integrity

  • Pursuit of Excellence

  • Teamwork

  • Honesty

  • Diversity

Executive Team

Hugh Dobbie

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

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

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