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Job Title: EVP, Global Sales
Company: Soundvision Technologies (parent company of TruAudio, VSSL, Current Audio, Forge, Unified Copper)
Years in Industry: 7 in CI, 13 in Tech
Where You Grew Up, Live Now: I grew up in Salt Lake City, UT. I now live in beautiful Saint George, UT with my wife and kids.
Education: University of Utah
Accomplishments: Before joining the Soundvision Technologies team, I successfully owned, managed and sold a number of tech companies – one of which was an integration company. That has been a huge guide as we drive a “for the integrator by the integrator” mentality at Soundvision.
CE Industry Awards: None. This one is my first! Thanks, Dealerscope!
What I Like Best About My Job: I love listening to music and playing with technology. My job is a perfect combination of both. Then being able to work with our world-class sales team to take that out to our incredible customers; it’s a dream job.
Pastime/Hobby: Wake surfing in the summer, skiing in the winter and as much golf as I can get everywhere in between.
Last Book Read: Outliers by Malcom Gladwell
Favorite Movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Best Concert: Concert: Steep Canyon Rangers and Billy Strings at the Ryman Auditorium . Recorded concert: Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds at Radio City Music Hall
My Heroes, and Why: My grandparents. All of them. They all served in the military, they all lived through the Great Depression and they managed to raise amazing families.
Favorite CE Product: Select Series by TruAudio
If You Could be Anyplace Right Now, Where Would it Be and What Would You Be Doing?: Wake surfing in the middle of Lake Powell
What Makes You Believe the CE Industry Will Thrive in the Next 5 Years: Though the do-it-yourself solutions are alive and well, the demand for stable and reliable lifestyle-enhancing solutions our CE channel offers is as high as ever. At the center of it all are high-speed and well-built networks. That, combined with all of the connected devices that continue to be introduced into the market, is going to require the professionals from within the CE Industry to make sense of it all and have it all work in harmony. End users aren’t going to want to mess with it.