Board of Directors
Juergen Stark, CEO and Chairman
Juergen Stark joined Turtle Beach in 2012 as CEO, president, and a board director, and was named chairman of the board in 2020. Mr. Stark brings over 20 years of experience in both hardware and software technology. As CEO, Mr. Stark has led the Company’s share and brand leadership in console gaming headsets, while expanding the brand into new categories including controllers and gaming simulation accessories and retiring all long-term debt. Under his leadership, Turtle Beach has completed two significant acquisitions, including ROCCAT Gmbh in 2019, which drove the Company’s expansion into PC accessories, and Neat Microphones in 2021, which advanced the Company’s expansion into the digital microphone market. Before joining Turtle Beach, Mr. Stark was the COO 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. Earlier in his career, he was CEO of Centerpost Corporation, a technology company he co-founded in 2000. Mr. Stark provides the Board with critical perspective and business experience in consumer and enterprise hardware and software businesses, as well as extensive operating and senior management experience.
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. Mr. Keitel is chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. He brings nearly 40 years of senior executive technology company experience, including serving as CFO of Qualcomm for 11 years, among other senior financial roles. During Mr. Keitel’s 17 years at Qualcomm, the company grew revenues from approximately $800 million to approximately $25 billion, and he was named to Institutional Investor Magazine’s “Best CFOs in America” list for nine consecutive years. Prior to Qualcomm, Mr. Keitel held senior financial roles at Nortel and PepsiCo. Mr. Keitel provides the Turtle Beach board with meaningful financial, accounting, and public company management expertise.
Greg Ballard joined Turtle Beach’s board of directors in 2017 and is chair of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Ballard brings nearly 40 years of experience as an executive, investor, and entrepreneur with various technology companies, currently serving as general partner of Eleven Ventures, an operationally focused seed venture investment fund. Prior to joining Eleven Ventures, Mr. Ballard served as SVP of Mobile, Social and Emerging Platforms and 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 been President or CEO at Virgin USA, SonicBlue Inc, Ancestry.com, 3DFX Interactive and Capcom and held a senior management position at Warner Bros. Mr. Ballard has previously served on the boards of DTS Inc., Glu Mobile Inc., Pinnacle Systems, Inc., Imagine Games Network, and THQ Inc. Mr. Ballard provides the board with significant expertise across gaming, mobile, and content, in addition to extensive management and board experience.
Terry Jimenez joined Turtle Beach’s board of directors in October 2022 and is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Jimenez has nearly 30 years of experience in executive leadership roles, M&A transactions and capital allocation. Mr. Jimenez previously served as Chief Executive Officer, President and member of the Board of Directors at Tribune Publishing Company, a publicly traded diversified media company with $1 billion in annual revenue. Prior to Tribune Publishing, he was a Partner within IBM’s Global Business Services division working on large transactions in Australia, Brazil, UK, Poland, Holland, Italy and other countries. He previously served as Chairman of the BestReviews board and currently serves on the boards of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland/NW Indiana and Northern Illinois University College of Business. Mr. Jimenez provides the board with financial and public company board and senior management experience across multiple industries.
Katherine L. Scherping
Katherine L. Scherping, CPA, CGMA joined Turtle Beach’s board of directors in May 2022 and is the chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee as well as a member of the Audit Committee. Ms. Scherping has over 38 years of finance, accounting and senior management experience. She currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of KLS Advisors, Inc., a financial and executive leadership advisory firm, and is a member of the board of RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. Ms. Scherping previously served as Chief Financial Officer of National CineMedia, Inc. and as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Quiznos, a quick serve sub sandwich franchisor. Prior to that, she was Chief Financial Officer at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. and Tanning Technology Corporation and on the board of Papa Murphy’s Holdings. Ms. Scherping provides Turtle Beach with financial and public company board and senior management experience as well as expertise across multiple industries, including 18 years in hospitality and consumer businesses.
Brian Stech joined Turtle Beach’s board of directors in May 2022 and is a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Stech brings over 20 years of senior leadership experience across multiple industries, and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Vinci Brands LLC, a global leader in consumer tech protection, carry and power solutions. Previously, Mr. Stech served as Chief Executive Officer of Incipio Group and held various senior level roles at ZAGG, Inc, including President, Chief Commercial Officer, President of the ZAGG Business Unit and Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing. He also served as President of SteelSeries ApS, a worldwide leader in gaming and esports peripherals, and Global Director, Marketing and Channel Development for Motorola, Inc. Mr. Stech currently serves on the board of directors of GUNNAR Optiks, LLC. He provides the board with diverse M&A and leadership experience in global sales, marketing, product and general management roles, as well as operational expertise in the gaming peripherals, mobile and consumer electronics industries.
Julia W. Sze
Julia W. Sze, CFA joined the Turtle Beach board of directors in December 2022. Ms. Sze has over 25 years of executive leadership experience in financial services as a global portfolio manager, hedge fund manager and chief investment officer for large institutional portfolios. Since 2008, she has been at the forefront of the impact investing field, working to build better environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) standards in businesses at all stages. She currently serves on the board and audit and compensation committees of Cavco Industries, the country's third largest manufacturer of systems-built homes, and on the boards of Laird Norton Wealth Management and Tern Bicycles. She is a distinguished professional faculty member at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and the University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Management, where she teaches courses on impact investing and portfolio management. In addition to her public company board experience, Ms. Sze provides the board with extensive expertise in international capital markets and ESG best practices.
Michelle D. Wilson
Michelle D. Wilson joined Turtle Beach’s board of directors in May 2022, bringing over 20 years of financial, investing and senior management experience. Ms. Wilson currently serves as Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Isos Capital Management, an independent investment firm, and as a board member of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., Bowlero Corporation, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She previously held various roles with World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., including Co-President and Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer, and was named one of the 10 Most Powerful Women in Sports by Forbes. Ms. Wilson also held positions with the United States Tennis Association, the XFL, the National Basketball Association, and Nabisco. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BSE in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Wilson provides Turtle Beach with business and financial planning expertise and extensive executive-level experience in marketing, strategy, and operations across a variety of consumer brands and sectors.
Dr. Andrew Wolfe
Andrew Wolfe joined Turtle Beach’s board of directors in 2014 and is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. He has over 30 years of experience working with Fortune 500 corporations and technology startups with expertise in developing new products and technologies as well as in product and intellectual property strategy. Dr. Wolfe founded Wolfe Consulting in 2002, and currently 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. In addition, he serves as a lecturer at Santa Clara University where he teaches about Embedded Systems, Computer Architecture, and Mechatronics and he is currently a fellow at the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Previously, Dr. Wolfe was CTO for SONICblue, Inc. (formerly S3, Inc.). He brings notable technology, intellectual property, and licensing experience to the Turtle Beach board.