VC-backed Echodyne taps Farmer as CFO

Bellevue Washington-based Echodyne, a maker of high performance, software-defined radars for government, military, and commercial customers, has named Paul Farmer as chief financial officer. Echodyne’s backers include Bill Gates, New Enterprise Associates, Madrona Venture Group, Vulcan Capital and Lux Capital.


KIRKLAND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Echodyne, the manufacturer of innovative, high-performance radars for securing critical infrastructure, counter-UAS, and guiding autonomous machines announced today that it has added Paul Farmer to its management team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Echodyne manufactures high-performance, software-defined radars for government, military, and commercial customers. It offers the only true beam-steering radar with all the benefits of an electronic scanning array but in a compact, solid-state format and at commercial price points.

Paul brings 30 years of financial and operational leadership with high growth technology companies along with public company CFO experience. With leading sensor products in multiple, diverse markets, Echodyne is poised for significant growth across each of its market segments.

“I am really pleased to welcome Paul as our new CFO,” said Eben Frankenberg, CEO of Echodyne. “His expertise with fast growing tech companies will be a tremendous asset to us as we continue to scale the company to meet customer demand.”

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About Echodyne
Echodyne’s innovative high-performance software-defined radar sensors provide high-resolution 3-D situational awareness data for autonomous vehicles, unmanned aircraft systems, critical infrastructure security, and smart cities. A unique blend of agile hardware and intelligent software provides unprecedented perception, safety, and reliability for machines in the autonomous age. Privately held, the company is based in Bellevue Washington, and is backed by Bill Gates, NEA, Madrona Venture Group, Vulcan Capital, and Lux Capital among others.