Our Team

 

Earshot was founded by James Bell-Booth and Johnathan Grayson, two guys passionate about transforming the listening experience for action sport athletes around the world. After being frustrated by the headphones available for those who go 'all in' with their outdoor pursuits, they founded Earshot and set about developing the first true action sport headphone innovation in over 30 years. Earshot headphones are redefining the experience of audio in sports like skateboarding, trail running, mountain biking or kayaking. The Earshot Shock Lock technology uses a magnetic ear attachment creating the most comfortable and versatile action sport headphones.

 
 
 

James Bell-booth - Co-founder 

James had the idea for Earshot headphones while on a trail run in New Zealand.  Today, James leads the product strategy and marketing.   Any spare moments are filled with surfing, snowboarding and getting out doors.  

James has over 10 years experience in product strategy & business development roles that have spanned North America, Asia Pacific and the UK.

Get in touch via james@earshotheadphones.com  

 

 
 

John Grayson - Co-founder

John is a world class software and hardware engineer.  Between travelling and enjoying hiking, scuba diving and snowboarding,  John has engineered and implemented solutions combining the latest in human computer interface technology and global software products. 

Get in touch via john@earshotheadphones.com

 

Advisory Team

 
 
 

Lucy Leahy

Lucy Leahy is a senior executive in the US FMCG market with 20 years experience in brand development, product innovation and general management.  In her current role, Lucy is working with professional athletes and physicians to create a new retail category.  Originally from NZ, Lucy has a Master of Engineering from Canterbury and a MBA from Harvard.  She lives just outside San Francisco with her husband and two young boys. 

 

 

Sharon Bryant

Sharon is an experienced investor and adviser to start-ups and growth companies. She is a founding partner of Movac, a VC firm based in New Zealand.  She provides hands-on support and mentoring across a diversified portfolio of interests. 

Sharon splits her time between family, helping founders with their businesses and philanthropy.

 
 

Al Monro

Al Monro was Chief Executive of optical touch screen company NextWindow, acquired by Smart Technologies.  Prior to NextWindow, Al spent 18 years with IBM in Asia Pacific.

Al currently serves on a number of technology company boards, including:

Phitek; Acquired by Electronic Processing Inc

Baanto World leader in innovative & high performance touch solutions.

eStar

Ross Jenkins

Ross is a highly skilled CFO & COO and has led a number of technology companies on high growth trajectories of over 100% YoY growth.  He currently serves as an adviser to high growth start-ups and for Earshot provides guidance on growth and capital strategy.