Executive Assistant, Control Concepts
Without a technical background or prior industry experience, Elizabeth has become a vital part of daily operations in less than two years. She’s involved with management, customer service, marketing, and more. She’s built many relationships and values the AV community.
Scott Gantin launched his career at 19, learning how to gaff down cables for hotel events, and now designs audio systems for NYC’s Rockefeller Center, including the historic skating rink. In addition, he designs AV for 150+ events annually at iconic NYC venues.
Senior AV Account Executive,
Thanks to his unmatched creativity, big ideas, and humble nature, Mr. Black has transformed the way visual merchandisers and store designers bring together movement, technology, and design. He has created a shift and challenges the status quo of legacy digital signage.
CEO & Founder,
Filana has handled procurement for projects averaging a total of over $25 million annually which recently included a $7.5 million high-profile government project. She has quickly become an integral part of the departments and Tritech’s success.
Haley Glover has emerged in the quirky industries of pawn and cannabis, engaging clients and vendors with solutions for technical challenges. Accomplishments include being project manager for three cannabis cultivation sites and improving reactive repairs for large franchises.
Sapphire Risk Advisory Group
Wilkins Michira founded Proscene in 2010 and gradually scaled it to be the system integrator solution provider of choice in the region. His excellence is appreciated by Proscene clients, and he takes pride in his efforts to always train staff up to industry standards.
Proscene Systems Limited
As a teacher and ten-year employee of an education-focused system integrator, Nicole Gordon-Recht assisted K-12 schools, higher-education institutions and corporations in implementing educational technology. She has provided the professional development to ensure the best outcomes for teachers and students alike.
Education Consultant, Trainer,
Technically gifted senior manager exemplifying outstanding commitment and rapid career development; systems design, project management, commissioning, gaining a Masters in Architectural Acoustics. Extremely committed to clients and company, whether working overtime to complete consultancy documentation or unload the van.
Throughout his six-year AV career, Mike has served as an install technician, field engineer, audio DSP programmer, and control system programmer. Mike’s passion and dedication to the industry, patience, and “do what it takes” attitude are his secret sauce.
Ryan is a shining example of customer-focused
AV leadership. Integrating digital signage into healthcare spaces had its unique challenges during COVID, yet Ryan gracefully led his team through hundreds of monthly service appointments, consistently impressing his clients.
Emily has been an invaluable asset in system commissioning, including room EQ’ing. She has also taken her skill set to a whole new level with recent projects that have included some incredible touch panel UI designs and automated camera tracking.
Root Integrated Systems
Since joining AVI in 2018, Michael has grown the company’s SoCal business, signing 35 new clients (20% revenue growth). He started a low-voltage partnership program and serves as an industry thought leader providing invaluable resources and support for clients.
Executive Account Manager,
Amanda has created hundreds of jobs and earned numerous sales achievement awards for generating up to $4.5 million in annual sales. She’s had a pivotal role in developing commercial partnerships while mentoring and educating the community, homeowners and peers.
VP of Sales and Marketing,
Acoustic Design Systems
Faye was responsible for setting up a new AV division at Kaleidovision Group. Within her first couple of months of joining Runtech, Faye won two new business projects. She was also a Women in AV (WAVE) mentee.
Project Sales Manager,
RunTech Group Limited
Tyler Brandt is the Engineering Manager leading up the Design group and a key architect of the product roadmap at Neurilink. He is tasked with overseeing standards, managing team workloads, creating laser accurate designs, participating in audits and peer reviews, facilitating the engineering point of view on site walks, creating BOMs, all the while being a multimillion-dollar producer every year. Not included in that list is his CTS-D, CQD and DMC-D-4K. He is currently in the Crestron Masters program.
Alvin represents the future of fire alarm and low voltage technicians in Guam. He embraces the technological advancements within the industry and bridges new technology with practical applications. He works to bring up fellow technicians. He is a lead project tech today.
Level 2 Technician,
Phoenix Pacific (Guam), Inc.
Jeremy is fairly new to the industry but is using his background in strategy and process improvement to lead multiple high-level company initiatives and transform AVI-SPL’s culture by mentoring over 20 individuals and projects in Lean Six Sigma principles.
Director, Process Improvement,
Kylee started as a Human Resources manager when Solutionz had approximately 50 employees. She has grown with the company, created and implemented numerous impactful programs including expanding benefits and now manages a department representing over 400 employees.
Vice President of Human Resources, Solutionz, Inc.
Jordan is one of those people in a company that would cause everything to fail if she was ever removed from the equation. She is the project coordinator for the whole AV integration office ($8 million+ in sales), but what she does stems well out of the typical job description for that role. She schedules technicians, manages projects ranging in size, orders gear, functions as a salesperson, makes some quotes, and most importantly helps to keep everyone in line. Most important is that she will always know if something (quote, response, etc.) falls off the radar or was missed overall. She is always there for the whole team and ready to help with whatever is needed.
Project Coordinator, Sales Executive,
Collaborative Technology Solutions,
a CTSI Company
Sean is making a significant ongoing contribution to the AV Industry by mentoring and training the next generation of AV Professionals. He supports students in education who are considering a career in AV by hosting visits and offering mock interviews.
Experience Technology Consultant, Electrosonic
Audio Visual Technician II,
In five years, he’s progressed from Trainee to AV Technician II. Eager to learn, committed to high quality standards, and CTS Certified. He’s a dedicated onsite support for a top customer, dealing with senior level roles with ease, especially during the pandemic.
Visual Systems Group, Inc.
Joe is an invaluable AV Engineer to VSGi. He makes sure the on-site technicians receive drawings that include the detail required for even a new technician to understand, literally down to the nuts and bolts.
AV Design Engineer,
Gage started as a field technician and grew into systems engineering and drafting. He leverages his interest in software tools to oversee RoomReady’s quoting platform and is always dreaming up practical solutions to complex challenges.
HireSparks AV Recruiting
In less than three years, Jordan has grown to become the top volume recruiter in the audiovisual industry. His intimate knowledge of the technical and inter-disciplinary aspects of each role, from Lead Installers to VP’s of Sales is unmatched. He’s accomplished all this while still being the sincere, cheerful and faithful person he was three years ago.
System Design Engineer,
Ian has implemented several successful Proscenium classroom solutions in Ivy League universities for the last two years. He is a thought leader in the future of hybrid classrooms and collaborates with the client directly to support them and fully realize their needs.
Clair Global Integration
When Elizabeth is a part of a project, Clair Global Integration knows it will finish on time and with a completely satisfied client. Her vast knowledge and professional demeanor serve the company well.
Senior Project Manager,
Omar is an accomplished programmer, engineer and project manager who has held every position from junior tech and up, and holds 19 certifications. Customer is always first. He is committed to excellence, even if it requires 100 hours a week. Loyal client base due to his work.
Vice President of Marketing and Events, PSA Network
Senior Solutions Designer,
TSI Global Companies, LLC
Joseph D. Trefney
Joseph is best described as an AV design machine. Fueled by his hunger for knowledge, he leads audiovisual projects by employing people-centric solutions beyond expectations and across every industry. He is also an accomplished voiceover guru in his free time.
Felix Media Solutions
Lindsey Rima Felix
Co-founder Lindsey’s ingenious approach to finance and leadership has taken her from programming to executive management, growing revenue more and increasing profitability for this company of 25 while offering the best in compensation and benefits to her employees.
VP of Operations,
Chris started as an entry-level tech in the field and moved to executive management within eight years. He manages a team of over 180 employees, building and rebuilding departments and making them stronger. He has lead teams through Analog to Digital, AV to UC (currently), and through COVID-19. His certifications include Dante Level 1 and 2, Biamp TesiraForte, BiampVoIP-Level1, Crestron-Digital Media - Designer, and several more.
Anthony has worked for Genesis since 2006 after graduating from the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology. He has worked as a technician and as an account rep before finding his happy place in the Design department since 2013. This varied experience gives Anthony a unique perspective which he uses to create designs that fulfill client needs while ensuring that they can be executed easily.
Dimitrios has pioneered and advanced technology and infrastructure leasing in Ecuador. Legio currently serves clients across industry segments like Kellogg’s, Nestle, Honda. His team of young professionals have overcome poverty and accessed higher education while outsourcing technology solutions.
Tyler started new to the AV industry three years ago as a service coordinator and since absorbed all the AV knowledge and education on his own. He applied design thinking to the work and formed collaborative relationships with manufactures in order to further optimize process for making equipment repairs seamless and quick for clients. He has since been promoted to Repairs Supervisor and continues to elevate his skills.
Advanced Electronics Systems Integrators
Andreas is not your typical business owner’s son or relative. He has proven repeatedly that he not only cares but is willing to lead by example. He started off working for the company sweeping the floors at age 15 and worked his way through installation, purchasing, project managing and operations.
Steve is not only Revelation’s resident tech expert, but also a valued sales and support member, and an all-around nice guy! Steve goes above and beyond, finding the right solutions for the client’s needs. Clients enjoy working with him.
Sr. Design Engineer,
Young Office Environments
Hal goes over and beyond to help customers. Not only from a design standpoint, but he’s also constantly helping with many other facets of the AV field. Hal has many certifications that help him achieve these tasks without and direction. He is a great Design Engineer and a great friend.
M3 Technology Group
Jeremy has been a key contributor in defining and maintaining complex technical solutions and white-glove service to customers in the AV Industry. He sets the bar high, and his team performs at or above it, resulting in deep-rooted partnerships with highly-satisfied customers.
Master Video Systems, Inc.
Brandon is a senior executive and third-generation of his family business. He has been in the industry for over 12 years and is crucial in the current growth plan for Master Video by leading all aspects of the company. He has successfully managed various IPTV, Digital Signage, A/V and Security projects for clients, such as the Dallas Cowboys and many other premier clients. He is currently leading efforts for a new ERP implementation.
Bid Desk and Communications,
Pro AV Systems
Adrienne opened a Bid Desk department and grew that market segment from $500,000 to $15 million annually. As one of the brightest and hardest working mothers in AV, she has shielded and grown Pro AV Systems during multiple financial downturns.
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