Education: University of Delaware.
First Job: Building sculpture with my father starting at age 10.
First “Real” Job: Independent Audio Engineer/Musician/Producer.
Essential Business Philosophy: Under-promise and over-deliver.
Best way to keep a competitive edge: Professional development and training that includes new technologies and industry trends.
Yardstick of success: Department growth coupled with improved product quality and maintaining clients.
Goal yet to be achieved: To develop the best and most efficient engineering department in the communications integration industry. To deliver the best solutions for our clients’ communication needs and create the most comprehensive engineering package in the market place. Lead IMS into the future by adopting new technologies wisely and effectively adapting to industry trends.
Best Business Decision: Taking a position with IMS.
Worst Business Decision: Starting my own AV Company with the wrong people. The company was profitable in its first six months but the stress of dealing with the legalities of bad business partners caused me to shut it down.
Toughest Business Decision: Leaving the studio and rock & roll business to join the corporate world.
Mentor: I have three major mentors that have helped me grow. My father taught me how to do a great number of things that help in all facets of my life. My older brother Marc taught me how to play guitar, run a recording session, and the basics of electrical engineering. I have learned more about the installation industry from Frank Lihotz, our Senior Systems Engineer, than all other avenues combined.
Personal Interests: Family, playing guitar, recording music, movies, art, athletics, and restoring my 145-year-old money pit of a house.