Leadership Team

Turtle Beach’s executive leadership team is led by CEO and chairman of the Company’s board of directors, Juergen Stark. Under Stark’s leadership Turtle Beach has grown its global operations, distribution footprint, and overall scope of business to become one of the most recognizable brands in the industry, and the leading gaming headset and audio accessory brand in the world. In 2019, Stark drove Turtle Beach’s acquisition of the leading German PC accessory business, ROCCAT, as the company’s goal is to expand from being the leader in console gaming headsets into becoming a leading gaming accessory brand for all platforms.

In addition to Mr. Stark, Turtle Beach’s seasoned executive leadership team has extensive experience in consumer and commercial product design, development and distribution, and marketing and sales, with robust backgrounds across the gaming, audio, entertainment, and commercial industries.

Juergen Stark - Chief Executive Officer

Juergen Stark

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Juergen is CEO and chairman of the board of directors for Turtle Beach Corporation – the world’s leading gaming headset and audio accessory brand. Stark has driven Turtle Beach’s growth and success since taking the helm as CEO in late 2012, and assumed the role of chairman of the Company’s board of directors in 2020. Previously, Stark served as the Chief Operating Officer for Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc.’s multi-billion dollar mobile devices business. Prior to his role as COO, Juergen ran multiple hardware and software businesses in the consumer, enterprise, and government sectors for Motorola. Before Motorola, Juergen was CEO of Centerpost Corporation, a technology company he co-founded.

John Hanson - Chief Financial Officer

John Hanson

Chief Financial Officer

John is a seasoned leader who has held CFO roles within a number of publicly traded companies, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Dialogic, Inc., a $160 million global telecom network appliance and software company. John will be responsible for all aspects of our financial strategy and planning as the company continues to evolve and grow.

Cris Keirn - Senior Vice President, Global Sales

Cris Keirn

Senior Vice President, Global Sales

Cris Keirn drives the growth and development of Turtle Beach’s headset business, overseeing all consumer retail and sales account management. Cris was a key contributor in the transformation of Turtle Beach’s product portfolio, most recently as Vice-President of Business Planning and Strategy. Cris has also led Turtle Beach’s sales operations, customer care and market analytics teams. Prior to joining Turtle Beach, Cris held leadership positions over a 17-year span at Motorola across product management, operations, quality and customer relations.

Megan Wynne - General Counsel

Megan Wynne

General Counsel

As General Counsel for Turtle Beach, Megan applies her 25 years of legal experience to oversee all legal matters. Prior to joining Turtle Beach, Megan spent five years as in-house counsel for I-Flow, LLC, a Kimberly-Clark Health Care Company, where she oversaw all litigation and advised on other legal matters. Additionally, Megan spent 13 years working with California-based Morris Polich & Purdy, LLP, initially as a litigation associate, and then as partner.

Ryan Dell - Senior Vice President, Marketing

Ryan Dell

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Ryan Dell is the Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for Turtle Beach, overseeing all consumer marketing and communications. Ryan brings 15 years of marketing experience with a focus in brand building, media planning and advertising, e-commerce, new customer acquisition and retention, and digital marketing. Prior to Turtle Beach, Ryan was President and Chief Marketing Officer of MVMT – a crowdfunded-to-$70MM+ digital fashion accessories brand, where he helped the company disrupt the fashion watch industry before expanding into sunglasses, jewelry, and other accessories, leading to the company’s strategic acquisition by Movado Group, Inc. in 2018. Before MVMT, Ryan was Vice President of Acquisition Marketing at FTD Companies (formally Provide Commerce), an E-commerce and retail company with brands like ProFlowers, Shari’s Berries, Personal Creations, RedEnvelope, and FTD.

René Korte - General Manager, PC Products

René Korte

General Manager, PC Products

After 12 years of building premium PC peripherals as the founder and CEO of ROCCAT, René Korte joins as General Manager of Turtle Beach, PC products. Combining his past experiences as VP for Razer Europe and being a pioneer in eSports- both as professional gamer and founder of the MTW clan (one of the first and most respected eSports teams around the world), René ‘s goal has always been to bring into the hands of gamers pushing the boundaries of their performances, authentic and innovative tools. René has always motivated his teams to deliver the best of design, marketing and engineering. This has resulted in both ROCCAT and René receiving many awards in the industry. His expertise in the field of PC peripherals is the product of his versatile accomplishments, his passion for gaming, and his skills proficiency in business. An expertise that René is proud to share with his new position at TB Germany GmbH.

Matt Seymour - Vice President, Product Management

Matt Seymour

Senior Vice President, Product Management

Matt Seymour leads the development of Turtle Beach's industry-leading portfolio of gaming headsets. With more than 20 years' experience launching breakthrough consumer electronics, Matt aligns Turtle Beach’s goals with industry trends and market needs to create new and innovative products with features that gamers want. Prior to joining Turtle Beach, Matt held a variety of roles at Sony Electronics in product management, product marketing, partner marketing, and business development.

Joe Stachula - Chief Technology Officer

Joe Stachula

CTO & Senior Vice President, Product Development

As CTO and Senior Vice President of Product Development, Joe is responsible for advancing the company’s existing technologies and developing new, cutting-edge products designed to deliver the best gaming audio experience. Having spent over 20 years in the consumer electronics and audio industries, including 12 years developing audio products with Plantronics and additional roles with GoPro and Creative Labs, Joe has led global development teams and successfully brought numerous products to market throughout his career. Joe holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a degree in Physics from North Central College.

Jose Rosado - Vice President, Global Operations

Jose Rosado

Senior Vice President, Global Operations

Jose Rosado joined Turtle Beach in 2014 and leads the company’s world class global Operations team. Jose has over 22 years of experience across the value chain working at several companies, including Motorola, Cisco and HP, in different roles such as sourcing, planning, IT systems architecture and outsource manufacturing.

Board of Directors

Juergen Stark, CEO and Chairman

Juergen Stark joined Turtle Beach in 2012 as CEO, president, and a board director, and was unanimously appointed to serve as chairman of the board in 2020. Mr. Stark has led the Company’s share and brand leadership in console gaming headsets while retiring all long-term debt and completing two significant acquisitions, including ROCCAT Gmbh in 2019 to drive the Company’s expansion into PC accessories. Before joining Turtle Beach, Juergen was the CEO for Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc.’s multi-billion dollar mobile devices business. Prior to that role, he ran multiple hardware and software businesses in the consumer, enterprise, and government sectors for Motorola. Prior to Motorola, he was CEO of Centerpost Corporation, a technology company he co-founded.

 

William Keitel, Lead Independent Director

Bill Keitel joined the Turtle Beach board of directors in 2014 and serves as the Company’s lead independent director and chairman of the Audit Committee. In 2013 Bill retired after 11 years as CFO of Qualcomm Inc. In his 17 years in senior financial roles with Qualcomm, the company grew revenues from approximately $800 million to approximately $25 billion. Prior to Qualcomm, Bill held senior financial roles at Nortel and PepsiCo. Bill brings significant financial, accounting, and public company management expertise to the board.

 

Dr. Andrew Wolfe, Director

Andrew Wolfe joined Turtle Beach’s board of directors in 2014 and is chairman of the Compliance and Governance Committee. Andy founded Wolfe Consulting in 2002 and serves as a technology and intellectual property consultant in the consumer electronics, computer, and semiconductor industries. He also testifies and serves as a consulting expert for intellectual property and other technology-related litigation matters. Previously, Andy was CTO for SONICblue, Inc. (formerly S3, Inc.). He also serves as a lecturer at Santa Clara University. Andy brings significant technology, intellectual property, and licensing experience to the board.

 

Greg Ballard, Director

Greg Ballard joined Turtle Beach’s board of directors in 2017 and is chairman of the Compensation Committee. Greg currently serves as general partner of Eleven Ventures, an operationally focused seed venture investment fund. Prior to joining Eleven Ventures, Greg served as SVP of Mobile, Social and Emerging Platforms as well as SVP of Digital Games for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. He also served as president & CEO of Glu Mobile Inc., a publisher of mobile video games, and has held senior management roles for Virgin USA, SONICblue, Inc., Ancestry.com, 3DFX Interactive, Time Warner, and Capcom. Greg has previously served on the boards of DTS Inc., Glu Mobile Inc., Pinnacle Systems, Inc., Imagine Games Network, and THQ Inc. Greg brings significant games industry, mobile, content, and company management experience to the board.

 

Kelly Thompson, Director

Kelly Thompson joined Turtle Beach’s board of directors in 2019 and is a member of the Company’s Compliance and Governance Committee. Kelly was COO of samsclub.com and a member of Sam’s Club Leadership Committee with responsibility for a multi-billion-dollar omni P&L as well as the “Digital” strategic workstream. Prior to samsclub.com, Kelly was SVP, Global Category Development for Walmart eCommerce and SVP Merchandising, Planning and Marketplace for Walmart.com. Additionally, she spent 10 years in key merchandising leadership roles at Gap, Inc. Kelly brings a wealth of retail, merchandising, and eCommerce expertise to the board.