Mr. Jon E. Kirchner has served as Chairman and CEO of DTS, Inc. since February 2010, and CEO since 2001. Since joining DTS in 1993, Mr. Kirchner has served in a number of senior leadership roles including COO and CFO. Previously, Mr. Kirchner worked for the consulting and audit groups at Price Waterhouse LLP (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP). During his tenure at Price Waterhouse, he advised clients on a range of finance, strategy and operations issues.
In 2012, Mr. Kirchner received the Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur of The Year Award for Greater Los Angeles. In 2011, Mr. Kirchner was honored by the Producers Guild of America and Variety receiving the “Digital 25: Leaders in Emerging Entertainment” award for being among the visionaries that have made significant contributions to the advancement of digital entertainment and storytelling.
Additionally, Mr. Kirchner routinely speaks to MBA and undergraduate students about entrepreneurship and executive leadership. Mr. Kirchner is a Certified Public Accountant and received a B.A. in Economics, cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College. Mr. Kirchner serves on the Board of Directors of Free Stream Media (Samba) and as Chairman of the YPO Santa Monica Bay Charitable Foundation.