Meet the team

Karno are a team of industry veterans and talented newcomers all brought together by their passion for breaking the mould and delivering technological excellence. With decades of experience across all audio markets, with unrivalled market influence and access to industry leaders, Karno’s team strive to change the creative world for the better.

Adam Pierce

Having over 15 years of experience in the industry, across many different roles from an engineer to Vice President of DPA Microphones, Adam is both technically minded and commercially oriented. Rising at a rapid pace and young age in his previous role as Sales Manager to Director and then Vice President, Adam has unprecedented knowledge of both high-end and prosumer markets and has gained connections of leading influencers, dealers and key customers in all aspects of audio. 

Sarah Norman
General Manager
With a background in Audio and with DPA Microphones, Sarah has shaped Karno alongside Adam from day one.
George Ainscough
Technical Lead
From the Research and Development Department as Technical Lead is George, a passionate and skilled engineer from an Electronics background.
Sam North
Coming in with previous experience in sales across the Audio Industry and DPA Microphones, Sam is Responsible for the Sales and Distribution side of Karno.
Louis Wardle
As the eye of the company Louis heads the marketing department, involved in campaigns, events and creating assets.
Charlie Engleback
Heading up the software department is Charlie, with a passion for coding and a background in theoretical physics.
Jo Ylosorio
Specialising in UX/UI design and focusing on the front end of Karno’s software applications is Jo.
Ashton Pollock
Specialised in Embedded Electronics Ashton forms part of the Hardware Team within the Research and Development department.
Miha Hiratsuka
Heading the Mechanical department is Miha, with a masters in Mechanical Engineering and 10 years of hands on experience.
Michael Jones
With over 15 years experience Mikey designs products from concept to manufacture having taken over 20 products to market. He has a keen appreciation for detail and is the aesthetic eye behind all Karno’s products.
Ian Steele
With over 30 years of experience working in technical development, and 20 years within the audio industry, Ian advises Research and Development as Senior Technologist.
Les Mommsen
As a freelance Audio Engineer Les ensures the End User is always at the forefront of all Karno’s development.
Naoko Pierce
Leading the finance department is Naoko, with experience in Accounting, HR and Project Management, Naoko handles the day to day as well as the big picture.
Matt Norman
With experience in Software Development and website design Matt is responsible for any 404 error you encounter on Karno’s website.

Join us

At Karno we are always on the look out for talent, regardless of the roles we are advertising for, so if you think you have something special to bring to the team, please get in touch.


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