Marc Bally

Meet the Faculty: Marc Bally

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Marc is the founder and President of Rise Marketing Company. With a background in engineering, Marc's approach to business and marketing is more analytical, building on the facts and bringing solutions to the process. With over 30 years’ experience at starting and building up companies both small and large in the Audio/Video/Security space, Marc brings a wealth of real-world knowledge to the ...
Roberta Lewis

Meet the Faculty: Roberta Lewis

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Roberta Lewis is an industry veteran with 40 years of successful consumer electronics retailing and professional A/V sales, Internet marketing, manufacturing sales and public relations, marketing, and communications. Roberta Lewis & Associates, LLC was founded in 2005 to support the broad range of electronics and technology businesses with public relations, marketing, and CE centric strategic sales consultancy. She recently received three prestigious industry awards, ...
Tom Coffin

Meet the Faculty: Tom Coffin

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Tom Coffin, CEO, President, and Co-Founder of Simply Reliable, Inc. Tom Coffin co-founded Simply Reliable, Inc. in 2012 to leverage the IP from Simply Reliable Software and utilize the process and workflow concepts originally conceived for smartOFFICE and designMACHINE and bring them to the cloud and to mobile platforms. Professional Experience: Tom has been in the Consumer Electronics industry since ...
Manny Salomon

Meet the Faculty: Manny Salomon

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Manny Salomon, Principal at WWDB Integrated Marketing Manny Salomon founded WWDB (What We Do Best Integrated Marketing in 2010 to work with business owners who are leaders in their industry, reach their personal and professional goals by partnering with them to create their unique brand and attract their ideal client by communicating what they do best. Professional Experience: What do you ...
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Meet the Faculty: Chris Smith

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Chris Smith, Founder/Principal at TheCo Team Chris Smith founded TheCoTeam in 2020 to Coach | Consult | Collaborate with businesses to help solve problems, achieve operational excellence, and most importantly - optimize profit. Professional Experience: With 20 years of industry specific, domain expertise, Chris has held positions at technology integration firms (Advanced Audio + Cloud9 Smart) and manufacturers (Bowers & Wilkins + McIntosh Labs). Core ...
Jason Sayen

Meet the Faculty: Jason Sayen

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Jason Sayen, Founder/Principal at I am Sayen With over 27 years of experience in the Consumer Electronics Industry he is focused around building customer relationships, strategic process improvement, and problem solving.    I am Sayen, helps business owners understand their process through workflow documentation which aligns teams and removes bottlenecks. Professional Experience  Jason’s work experience includes working at four different CEDIA Manufacturers, ...
Mark Cichowski

Meet the Faculty: Mark Cichowski

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Mark Cichowski, CEO at Clarity AV International, Inc. Relevant Past Positions & Experience: Broad experience includes business development (domestic and international), sales management, marketing, client relations, training, extensive domestic and international travel, successful P&L management, operational responsibility, product launches, direct sales, and more. Mark has a results oriented approach with an inquisitive personality, and he's been described as direct, outgoing and positive. Audio/Video roots ...

Meet the Faculty: Santo Cannone

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Santo Cannone, Principal Santo Cannone, LLC EIR Tampa Bay WaVE, Ex Fiserv, ConnectWise Santo Cannone’s experience includes leadership positions in sales, product management and operations for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500, including EDS, Fiserv and ConnectWise. I am now providing management consulting services around product management, sales and operations to select clients.

Meet the Faculty: Marilyn Sanford

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Marilyn Sanford, CEO, Ideator, Co-Founder LincEdge Marilyn is a Professional Accountant. She spent 23 years running trade based businesses, offering Low Voltage Custom Integration solutions to demanding and discriminating customers for high end residences and businesses. She has served on boards, taught in her Industry and is a Fellow of the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA). Marilyn Co—founded ...