Leadership

Chin Beckmann, Co-founder / CEO and Board Director  
Chin Beckmann co-founded and has led DSP Concepts since its inception in 2003. Her leadership has resulted in Audio Weaver, a platform disrupting audio product development, and she has raised more than $25 million of venture financing. Under her direction, Audio Weaver has continued to solve the most difficult audio processing problems, resulting in design wins among Tier 1 Automotive and Consumer OEMs globally. Prior to DSP Concepts, Chin held software engineering roles at Bose, Proteon and Data General. Chin holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University and an MBA from Northeastern University. She is also pianist for the California Pops Orchestra and is fluent in English, Spanish and Chinese.
Paul Beckmann, PhD, Founder / CTO and Board Director  
Dr. Paul Beckmann co-founded and has led DSP Concepts since its inception in 2003. He is a renowned leader in the field of DSP algorithm design and audio-enabled product development. Paul spent 9 years at Bose Corporation where he developed the first Lifestyle digital home theater product and was awarded the “Best of What’s New” award from Popular Science for contributions made to the Videostage decoding algorithm. Paul was tasked by Dr. Bose to charter the Bose Institute, and holds numerous patents in the field of signal processing. He received his BSEE, MSEE, and a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT, where he studied under Dr. Alan Oppenheim and was awarded a Rockwell Fellowship.
Tim Eun, CFO  
Tim has a decade of experience leading startup and growth stage companies, where he's taken on Executive, Board Member, and Investor roles. He joined DSP Concepts Inc. after 6 successful years as CFO and Board Director of FlightGuru.com. Prior to that role, Tim was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Aviva plc and Vice President of Corporate Development at Lincoln Financial Group. He also served in various roles at American International Group, Inc. (AIG), Providian Financial Corp. and MBNA America Bank N.A. Tim received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from the Pennsylvania State University.
Steven Isabelle, PhD, VP, Engineering  
Dr. Isabelle is an engineer/entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience focused mostly on microphones and speech algorithms. He has developed audio technologies for Bose Corporation and Intel Corporation, and held senior-level engineering positions at Solana Technology Development and Chinook Communications. Steven received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from MIT, where he studied under Dr. Alan Oppenheim. He holds numerous audio-related patents and is an active advisor to startups.
Jim Wargnier, VP, Sales & Marketing  
Jim is an accomplished sales executive who's successfully scaled multiple startup and growth-stage companies in the embedded space. He came to DSP Concepts from Telink Semiconductor where he served as VP of Sales. Prior to that, Jim was VP of Sales at Stonestreet One, a Bluetooth software company which he helped lead to an acquisition by Qualcomm. Jim also held a series of engineering positions in the automotive and semiconductor industries. He holds an MSEE from Wayne State University, an MSEE in communications theory from Johns Hopkins, and a BSEE from Lawrence Institute of Technology.
Michael Fabry, GM, Automotive  
An award-winning audio specialist, entrepreneur and systems engineering expert, Michael Fabry is a recognized leader in the design of automotive sound systems and speaker development. Prior to joining DSP Concepts, he co-founded S1nn Gmbh & Co. KG where he was responsible for the design of the sound systems in Tesla’s Model S and X sedans. Michael has also held senior engineering positions at Harman Becker Automotive Systems and Bose Corporation.
John Whitecar, VP, Product Management  
John holds 35 patents covering audio, acoustic, and receiver signal processing technologies. Prior to joining DSP Concepts, John grew and led the team responsible for all wireless technology at Tesla Motors. Prior to Tesla, he served as CTO of Infotainment platforms for Texas Instruments and was a Technical Fellow at Ford Motor Company and subsequently Visteon Corporation where he developed system architectures for a number of telematics, infotainment and software defined radio products. He is respected around the world as the leading expert in automotive radio technology. John enjoys his avocation of music performance, playing tuba in several orchestras, bands and chamber ensembles.

Board of Directors

Chin Beckmann  

Co-founder & CEO, DSP Concepts

Paul Beckmann  

Founder & CTO, DSP Concepts

Marcus Behrendt  

Partner & CEO, BMW i Ventures

Huang Lee 

Managing Partner, Taiwania Capital

Tom Steipp 

President and COO, NESFinancial