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Bob Borchers

Chief Marketing Officer – Dolby

With more than 20 years of experience at companies including Apple, Nokia, and Nike, Bob Borchers has a rich background in bringing compelling products and services to consumers in new and innovative ways.

As part of the original iPhone® team at Apple, Bob was instrumental in the development, launch, and global expansion of the iPhone, iOS, and App Store™. While at Apple, he also led the Nike® + iPod® partnership, expanded the iPod accessory ecosystem, and forged relationships with the major auto companies to provide iPod integration.

Most recently, Bob was a General Partner at Opus Capital, making early stage investments in mobile software and service platforms. Prior to Apple, he spent six years at Nokia, where he cofounded and served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Vertu business unit. Before his career in the mobile industry, Bob worked for Nike in Beaverton, Oregon, where he led efforts in product and service personalization.

Bob holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and an SM degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has more than 30 patents granted or pending and has won awards from the Industrial Designers Society of America. He serves on the board of directors at Bank of the West and the Hertz Foundation.