Jay enters his role at Stat AV with significant experience spanning more than 30 years in systems integration and technology design, where he has led teams of all sizes in the audiovisual industry.
Prior to joining Stat AV, Jay was Director of Procurement at Audio Visual Design Group and Electrosonic, where he established procurement standards, overseeing the management of multiple teams based in London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Boston. He was the founder of AVMAN, an audiovisual integrator, from 2001 to 2019, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer until its acquisition. One of the biggest lessons Jay has learned throughout his career in AV over the past 30 years is that almost all AV integrators leave money on the table due to time constraints or failing to see how taking the extra step to register projects can add up to big savings in the end.
As a father of three grown children and a former AV business owner for 20 years, he has seen many changes in life. He was lucky to choose a career in the Pro AV Industry right out of college that allowed him to explore his passion for technology. Jay started selling AV gear in the early 90’s when all we had to offer were black and white LCD panels or large CRT projectors that delivered dim images in a dark room. Today we have direct view LED walls that can be used outdoors in direct sunlight. What difference Moore’s Law Philosophy has made in our Pro AV industry.
Traveling the world with friends and family over the years has been one of his greatest joys, away from his work. One of his favorite places to visit is the small Caribbean Island of Vieques, where you can find beautiful beaches with more wild horses than people. Aside from traveling for leisure, Jay has created cherished memories by taking his children to help missionaries around the world. “I love teaching my children to give back and not acting as if the world owes them anything,” Jay added. He has also been an avid poker player for the last 30 years which he enjoys with his close friends, but you will rarely find him in a casino.
Jay shares his guiding principle in life: “Always focus on the positive things in life, don’t let the minor issues distract you from your goals.”
“I am very excited to help the team at Stat AV grow and develop strategic alliances within our Pro AV Industry by bridging the gaps between manufacturers to integrators.”