Skipper Wise

President

With 40+ years as an entrepreneur, recording artist and engineer, Skipper has led the way in creating cutting-edge microphones and audio products for studios, musicians, and consumers. Co-founding Blue Microphones in 1995, he changed the audio landscape with innovative designs, including over 30 patents and trademarks, paving the way for a new generation of recording tools, including the groundbreaking Snowball & Yeti USB mics. As President of Neat Microphones for Gibson Brands, he launched the award-winning Bee and Widget mic lines. Skipper now brings his knowledge, passion, and legacy of microphone design to Stray Electrons.

David Angress

Chairman

David is the principal of Angress Consulting and the chairman of ADAM Audio GmbH, the Berlin-based manufacturer of precision studio monitors. His career includes decades as a senior executive with companies that include Guitar Center, Harman, and AKG. David played a pivotal role at GC in the development of its merchandising, marketing and private label programs, as well as plans for expansion outside the U.S. As an industry consultant, he utilizes his extensive international experience in product management, importing and exporting, and building relationships throughout Europe and Asia.

Martins Saulespurens

Director, R&D

An audio and electrical engineer from Riga, Latvia, Martins has pioneered the development of modern microphone and audio technology with decades of innovative concepts, research and technical design. Co-founding Blue Microphones in 1995, Martins created some of the most respected professional microphones in the industry, while spearheading the idea that professional quality microphone products could be produced in an accessible package for today’s digital recording mediums. Also an avid jazz historian, Martins brings his unsurpassed technological expertise to advance innovation and design for the Stray Electrons team.

Ken Niles

Creative Director

As the Creative Director for Blue Microphones for over ten years, Ken was responsible for the iconic branding and visual face that helped Blue go from a small boutique start-up to an audio industry leader. Continuing in this position with Neat Microphones, he created the identity and branding for the entire Bee and Widget families of mics. He has been honored with awards for his innovative and emotive package design, and his ability to re-imagine and push the boundaries within traditional audio industry categories makes him an integral and covalent part of the Stray Electrons visual spectrum.

Clay Harrison

Product Director

With more than a decade of audio engineering and manufacturing experience under his belt, Clay has been instrumental in the design, production, and quality assurance of numerous industry-leading microphone and MI products. Combined with experience in acoustics, hardware UI design, and product and project management, Clay brings the expertise to take a project from the “idea phase” to the retail market. With his background as a drummer and studio engineer, Clay’s technical know-how and musician’s ear for sound make him an integral part of the Stray Electrons matrix.