Hello! I’m Chris. I’ve been working in various areas of the audio industry for more than 25 years. From sales and marketing in the test and measurement industry to music recording and film production. I’m the Business Development Manager here at Amplify Labs. I get to work with some of the greatest companies and brands in the industry and connect them to a team that is passionate about helping their customers deliver absolute best in class audio products to market.
I got my start in the audio industry at SFSU where I earned a BA in Audio Production from their Broadcast Engineering department. I went on to work as a manufacture’s representative, for some of the most well-known brands in the Pro Audio world before finding my way into test and measurement working for Audio Precision, GRAS, Listen Inc, and Bruel and Kjaer. I’ve been playing music solo and in bands since I was 14 years old. These days when I’m not working, you’ll probably find me playing one of too many guitars, recording a friend’s band, shopping for records at local music stores or going to a concert with friends and family. Outside of music and audio I love reading sci-fi, playing old-school tabletop role playing games and occasionally checking out a video game with my kids.
Hello! I'm Christiaan, or Tiaan for short. I joined the incredible Audio Systems Engineering team at Amplify Labs in the summer of 2019. My background is in electrical engineering & acoustics, which stems from a deep love of music listening and a passion for the technologies that enable us to experience and enjoy audio.
After work, you can usually find me either firing up the lava lamp and picking out a good album to throw on the stereo or working on (read: breaking) something in the garage - even better if some friends are joining in! At the end of the week, I love to get out and explore all the amazing areas in and around San Jose, whether it's a hangout at the beach with friends, attempting a new cycling route, shooting a few rolls of film around the city, or just grabbing a drink and some great food. Great to meet you! Cheers!
I met Sagar through a mutual business associate in September of 2018 and jumped at the opportunity to help build the financial foundation for Amplify Labs. My background is in accounting and tax so my skill set was a good fit for getting us setup to bring on the incredible team we have now.
My husband and I have been in northern Alabama for 6 years and truly enjoy all the wonderful outdoor activities the area has to offer. I also enjoy reading, music, working out, and travel. Especially travel! Our children are grown and are spread-out from coast to coast so we spend a good amount of time travelling to see them. We also enjoy international travel and recently discovered how wonderful Italy is! Wishing you all happy travels of your own!
Hello, my name is Kevin and I am from Beijing. My love for audio and electronics began in middle school when I got my first pair of high quality IEM’s. Although I lost them quickly after on a ship to Ireland, my passion for good sound stuck around, and it is one of the main reasons I chose electrical engineering as my major. In college, I focused my efforts on analog circuits and application of electronics.
Outside of work, you can find me going for a ride on my bike, playing badminton, or trying to come up with a spontaneous dinner idea in my kitchen. On the weekends, I would often go explore the area with a few friends and capture my adventure with a camera.
Hi, my name is Olly. I’ve always had a variety of interests, and finding ways to balance my creative and technical pursuits has often been a challenge. I’m grateful that audio has allowed me to explore the middle ground through designing pro audio gear, working in recording studios, and now at Amplify Labs.
Before joining the team here I was working at a rock climbing gym, and you’ll still find me spending a lot of time on the wall outside of work. Otherwise I’ll be taking my cat on walks, cooking, or reading a good book.
My name is Robert and I am an Audio Systems Engineer here at Amplify Labs. I am one of the lucky ones who was able to blend my love of live music and old stereo systems with a passion for Fourier transforms and be allowed to call it a career.
I often fill my weekends with writing music, playing basketball, and cycling, but I am also guilty of accidentally going on all day explorations into the mountains. When I finally make it home there's a good chance I'm whipping up something exciting to eat and throwing a little bluegrass on the stereo. And one final bit of advice... Spend that extra dollar or two on authentic BBQ sauce, you're better than the generic stuff.
Hi, I'm Sagar. I've been lucky enough to work in consumer electronics over the last 20 years - getting a chance to collaborate with some great minds and teams to deliver category-defining products. I've been passionate about audio-related things since high school when I used to
break improve the stereo equipment in my house. Amplify Labs combines a few of my favorite things - working on small, driven, and talented teams and facing engineering and design challenges from a variety of product types and categories.
Outside of work, I love watching sports - basketball, baseball, football, tennis, and basically anything you can find on Sportscenter. Also, as you can see above, I like guitars... a lot.
Hi, I'm Tommaso. I have been tinkering all my life with electronics—my dad is an electrical engineer, and I learned how to solder well before I learned how to drive. When I was 8 or 9 I asked for a microphone for Christmas, and it quickly became one of my most treasured possessions.
I got really interested in music during high school, and this led me to studying music and production at Berklee College of Music. After graduating I moved to New York to further pursue my career in the music industry. Things came around full circle when a friend in New York invited me to his apartment to listen to his $50k+ high fidelity system. I was blown away – since then I’ve been trying to understand why things sound (or don’t) a certain way. I am excited to be working at Amplify Labs – to help deliver great sound to professional and consumer products.
We started on September 18, 2018 with a laser focus on consumer audio hardware and have grown to work on automotive, medical, industrial, and core technology applications in just a short time. We're passionate about what we do and are lucky to be working with some amazingly collaborative, empathetic, and brilliant people. As the team grows, so does our expertise and interests. Want to join the adventure?
We're located in beautiful San Jose, California. In the middle of Silicon Valley; surrounded by startups developing cutting edge technology and Fortune 100 companies building the most ubiquitous products of our generation. We find ourselves in a very lucky and serendipitous situation to be able to work with companies and individuals in all possible stages of a product or corporate journey.