Lilleness has built multiple successful high-tech businesses in digital media, mobile, software and consumer products. Most recently he served as president and Chief Executive Officer for Medio Systems, an ACCEL-backed company, which was acquired by HERE Technologies (a company currently owned by BMW, Daimler, Audi, Intel, and Tencent). Prior to Medio, Lilleness was president and COO of Universal Electronics (NASDAQ: UEIC). During his tenure at Universal, earnings more than tripled and the market capitalization grew from approximately $100 million to $500 million.
Rob was also on the initial team that built the Windows Networking business at Microsoft where he served in a number of management roles. He was responsible for shipping multiple versions of Windows NT Server and building the Windows networking business from zero to over $500 million in sales.
Rob also holds seven patents in the digital media and wireless control space. He speaks German, Spanish, and English. Rob holds a B.A. from the University of Puget Sound and a MBA from Harvard Business School.