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Job Title: Vice President of Sales and Marketing – APAC, Australia & NZ
Years in the Industry: 13
Where You Grew Up, Live Now: I grew up in Indianapolis. I lived abroad in Paris for 3 years and then relocated to Chicago for 3 years and recently relocated back to Indianapolis, where we are headquartered.
Education: I attended college at Indiana University.
Accomplishments: I started my career at Klipsch on our finance team, where I helped prepare the company for transition from private equity to selling to our current owners at VOXX International. From there, I moved into our European business and took over our distribution company in France. In France, I was able to restructure our operation and sales network to be the #1 market for Klipsch in EMEA. Next, I served as a business strategy leader to stabilize our passive speaker business and increase marketing productivity through a regular promotional cadence and planned channel-marketing activities. Most recently, I have headed up our operations in APAC, Australia and New Zealand.
What I Like Best About My Job: Being in a global business, I enjoy meeting all the different people from around the world. Klipsch has allowed me the ability to interact with so many different cultures, which constantly expands my view of the world.
Last Book Read: Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink
Pastime/Hobby: My favorite hobby is skiing. Have had the opportunity to go to numerous resorts around the world.
Favorite Movie: Being of Italian heritage, I would have to say The Godfather.
Best Concert: Kanye West Saint Pablo Tour in Chicago. Stage design was crazy cool.
My Hero, and Why: Growing up during the Michael Jordan era, Last dance refreshed my memory of the legacy he was able to create. His dedication and drive not only won him multiple championships, but also made him a global icon.
Favorite CE Product: Would I be cheating if I said something Klipsch? The Klipsch T5 true wireless is something that goes everywhere with me. Outside of that, anything Apple.