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A LEADING AUDIOVISUAL (AV) COMPANY

More Than 1,000 Employee-Owners, Creating Better Outcomes for Our Customers

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FOR BOLD AMBITION

We’re not satisfied with the status quo, nor are our customers. We invest in the development of our people, always striving for better. Our goal is to move beyond where AV integrators have traditionally lived—focusing more on outcomes and moving our clients’ businesses forward.

For customers across industries and geographies, AVI delivers next-generation visual collaboration solutions built with a people-first approach. 

The employee-owners of AVI leverage unrivaled technical experience, talent, and commitment in delivering customized AV solutions that empower you to seize opportunities and imagine new possibilities.

THE AVI STORY

Founded in 1974, AVI has grown from humble beginnings into the largest global audiovisual services provider – serving customers around the world. As an employee-owned company, everyone who works at AVI has a stake in your success. We hold ourselves to high standards and commit to delivering exceptional work to our clients. We do this while holding ourselves accountable to our core values of integrity, elevation, curiosity, oneness, and stewardship.

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AVI GOES FURTHER

Together we design your audiovisual solution from the ground up. And before your system is installed, we validate it by building and testing it at one of our Enterprise Deployment Centers. With more than 28 locations in the United States, and the ability to operate in 164 cities in 50 countries, AVI is the largest global audiovisual services, provider. You can count on us to deliver.

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FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE

Just as we design our AV solutions to last, we’ve built AVI for the long haul — laying a financial foundation strong enough to weather volatile markets; investing in systems, infrastructure, and personnel; and by making AVI a 100% employee-owned company.

Our focus on stability, transparency and shared success not only provides security for the future, it’s the ultimate warranty for our customers.

 

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

BRAD SOUSA

CTO (In Memoriam)

BRAD SOUSA

CTO (In Memoriam)

In his role as CTO, Brad led a team of practice managers, technology leaders, and enterprise architects to strategically align AVI’s lines of business as the company grew. He was a consistent voice of technical leadership in audiovisual, unified communications and digital media, who drew on more than 20 years of experience in AV and network systems implementation – primarily on enterprise-based systems in healthcare, education, global corporations, and the Department of Defense. Prior to joining AVI in 2008 as regional vice president of the West Coast region, Brad served as CTO and Vice President of Sales/Marketing for Integrated Media Systems, National Director of Digital Media for MCSi, and COO/Managing Director for Icon Networks.

He pioneered the use of MPEG multicast for statewide and district-wide distance learning applications with notable programs such as Hacienda LaPuete’ USD (three-time recipient of the Smithsonian Award for Technology in Academics), the Modern Red School House (Kayenta USD) and The Cascade Consortium (a distance learning network supporting central Washington State).

In addition, Brad presented at numerous executive briefings to Sandia National Laboratories, NNSA Technology Summit, US Navy Spawar, National Labs IT Symposium, TBSr/George Washington University, Department of Energy, and various financial services industry organizations.

JOE STOEBNER

FOUNDER

JOE STOEBNER

FOUNDER

“I am focused on building a truly great company that will continue to be truly great when I leave.” These are the words of AVI Systems founder Joe Stoebner, who started our company in Bismarck, North Dakota in 1974 as an audiovisual equipment supplier. In 1979 Joe bought out the other four shareholders and became 100% owner. The steady growth of the company was spurred forward with strategic acquisitions and expansions. Since 1986, ten acquisitions and three expansions have occurred.

  • Chairman, ESOP and Compensation Committee, AVI
  • Former Rotary Club President, Bismarck, ND and Eden Prairie, MN
  • Chairman of the Board, Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce
  • President, Eden Prairie Community Foundation
  • Founder, Habitat for Technology (eventually merged into Eden Prairie Schools Foundation)
  • Funded Video Media Center for Communication to High School in China
  • Received “Small Business of the Year” Award from the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce in 1998
  • Named Northern State University “Alumni of the Year” in 1999
  • Received the “Charles DeBono Volunteer Appreciation Award” in 2004

JEFF STOEBNER

CHAIRMAN AND CEO

JEFF STOEBNER

CHAIRMAN AND CEO

Jeff Stoebner joined AVI Systems in 1993. He learned the ropes by working first in technical services, then becoming a sales representative. He also spent time as a Regional Vice President, as well as AVI’s Vice President of Marketing and Chief Operating Officer. Today Jeff serves as the company’s Chairman and CEO. He is responsible for the overall planning and direction of AVI Systems.

  • Named by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as one of Minnesota’s “40 Under 40” in 2010
  • NSCA “Movers and Shakers” awardee in 2011
  • InfoComm International board member 2013-2014
  • Board member of the International Communications Industries Foundation
  • SCN 2015 Hall of Fame Award
  • Chairman of the Board, GPA

ROGER PATRICK

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

ROGER PATRICK

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Roger joined AVI in April 2021 as Executive Vice President where he focuses his efforts to further develop the company’s operations in North America. He shares his 25-plus years of industry experience with AVI’s senior leadership team and also provides oversight of the company’s 20-plus branch office locations. In addition, Roger plays an instrumental role in identifying growth opportunities for AVI. Previously, Roger directed the growth of a major systems integrator where he served as a Chief Operating Officer. He grew that business from a $40 million regional provider with 100 employees to a $350 million global provider with more than 900 employees. He also expanded the company’s service area in the United States to include all of Texas, as well as the Midwest, Rocky Mountains, California, and northwest regions of the United States. Roger has held management roles as chief financial officer, director of managed services and in operations.

  • Co-founded the Global Presence Alliance (GPA) with its European partner to deliver consistency and scale to global customers.
  • Earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Texas – Dallas.
  • VIP Fundraising Superstar Volunteer with the JDRF in Dallas.

 

CHRISTOPHER MOUNTS

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

CHRISTOPHER MOUNTS

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Christopher Mounts, CPA, started as AVI’s first Controller for four years before being promoted to Chief Financial Officer in April 2019. He now has executive responsibility for accounting and finance operations, financial reporting, strategic planning and analysis, and regulatory compliance. Chris ensures the company is growing profitably while maintaining the ability to invest in future growth.

Prior to joining AVI Systems, Chris was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Accounting from 2014 to 2015 at Houston-based Cardtronics, Inc. Before his time with Cardtronics, Inc., Chris was the Vice President of Finance at Layne Christensen Company after spending more than five years as the Assistant Controller. Chris started his professional career with KPMG in Kansas City. Throughout his nearly 20-year career, Chris has established a reputation as an operations partner and an expert in financial systems.

Outside of work, Chris supports many philanthropies and nonprofit organizations, including Children’s Mercy Hospital Cancer and Autism Research, Kansas City Young Audiences, and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.

  • Served on the Board of Directors for Kansas City Young Audiences from 2006 – 2014 and currently serving as a member of the Advisory Board
  • Recognized by KPMG as Kansas City Outstanding Alumni in Philanthropy in 2011
  • Served as a member of the Pastoral Council of Guardian Angels Catholic Parish from 2004 – 2011
  • Recognized by Nonprofit Connect as part of the inaugural class of Rising Stars in Philanthropy in 2009
  • Co-founded Kansas City-based Encore (2008), serving as Treasurer and Vice President

DONALD MASTRO

CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

DONALD MASTRO

CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

The functional leader and voice of sales within AVI, Donald Mastro sets priorities for key development areas, leading the regional sales teams in advancing our sales agenda. He builds capability for sales analytics, establishes market and team performance standards, and oversees proposal responses and client presentations to drive efficiency and professionalism within our sales force. He also grows sales bookings overall, guides the onboarding of new sales talent, and develops a range of sales management functions.

  • Hamline University; BA in Management and Marketing
  • Past Board Member at Large, InfoComm International
  • Past Member, Communications Media Managers Association, CoreNet Global, and International Facilities Managers Association.
  • InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist
  • Crestron DMC-D-4K Certified
  • Board Member, National Systems Contractors Association

CRAIG GUDORF

VICE PRESIDENT, BRAND MARKETING

CRAIG GUDORF

VICE PRESIDENT, BRAND MARKETING

Craig’s background in marketing, sales, and product management helps him shape AVI Systems into the most distinctive brand in the audiovisual systems integration industry. With expertise in traditional and digital marketing, content creation, social media, and event planning, he positions AVI as the global leader of audiovisual, unified communications, digital media, and managed services.  Previously, Craig held marketing leadership roles at Oracle, Ceridian, LifeTouch, and Ecolab. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Trinity University (Texas) and his MBA from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minn.).  

JASON SULLIVAN

VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE

JASON SULLIVAN

VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE

Jason first joined AVI Systems in 2017 as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. After serving as CFO at DM Gary Holding Co., he returned to AVI in 2019 as Vice President of Finance. In this role, Jason lends his expertise as a CPA, knowledge of complex transactions, financial reporting and analysis skills, and leadership capabilities to AVI’s team of finance professionals and operations leaders. Previously, he served several of the leading national and regional accounting firms in various roles. Jason earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and Master of Accounting Science degree from Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, Ill.). 

JOSH BRAUN

VICE PRESIDENT, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

JOSH BRAUN

VICE PRESIDENT, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Josh joined AVI Systems as Director of Information Technology in 2016 and became Vice President in 2019. He is an accomplished collaborative leader with more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry. Josh uses his expertise to help AVI Systems increase profits, and productivity, and gain a competitive edge while simultaneously delivering significant reductions in the cost of doing business. Previously, Josh served as Senior Director of IT Services for Digital River. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from South Dakota State University. 

JOY TODD

VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES

JOY TODD

VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES

Joy joined AVI Systems in August 2023 as Vice President of Human Resources. In this role, she uses her HR expertise to partner with senior leaders and managers in the development of HR initiatives that positively impact the company’s culture across its 30 regional offices and more than 1,000 employee-owners.  
 
Joy contributes to AVI’s success as a true business partner in obtaining and retaining the best talent, applying HR best practices to maximize employee engagement, and making AVI a great place to work. Most importantly, Joy collaborates with AVI’s leadership team to define long-term missions and goals and identify how to support the AVI mission through strategic talent management. 
 
Prior to AVI, Joy held management roles in human resources at Banner Engineering, a leading automation source of sensors, wireless solutions, machine safety, and lighting for manufacturers worldwide. She also performed staffing and recruitment duties at the Minnesota Department of Administration.  

A native of the Twin Cities, Joy graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She obtained her MBA in Human Resources from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn. She is a SHRM-SCP and SPHR-certified professional.  
 

ZACH VALIGURA

VICE PRESIDENT, INTEGRATION & DELIVERY

ZACH VALIGURA

VICE PRESIDENT, INTEGRATION & DELIVERY

After serving professionally in various audiovisual industry roles since 2010, Zach joined AVI Systems in 2021 as Enterprise Delivery Manager to build our Enterprise Program Management office. Most recently, he served as Director of Delivery, where he created broader strategic processes designed to serve the delivery needs of national and global enterprises. Now, as VP of Integration & Delivery, Zach oversees AVI’s technical services team across the nation, bringing a cohesive strategy for all of AVI’s global and domestic integration services, projects, and programs.

Zach holds a bachelor’s degree from Full Sail University and received his MBA at the University of North Texas. He is PMP and Six Sigma certified and previously served on Project Management Institute’s Fort Worth chapter as an elected vice president. He still volunteers with PMI today.

MICHAEL SAFRANSKI

VICE PRESIDENT, MANAGED SERVICES

MICHAEL SAFRANSKI

VICE PRESIDENT, MANAGED SERVICES

As Vice President of Managed Services, Michael is responsible for AVI’s suite of managed service offerings as well as its service delivery portfolio including service design for more than $1 million in programs. In addition, he is a functional leader for GPA United States Global service operations. Michael first joined AVI in 2004 as a Technical Services Manager. He also served as Area Vice President of AVI’s branch office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Prior to AVI, Michael served in the corporate real estate department at Target Corporation. He is experienced in leading large teams towards a common goal and has both project management and operations experience. Michael received his MBA from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management, and a bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota.  

KEITH YANDELL

VICE PRESIDENT, INNOVATION

KEITH YANDELL

VICE PRESIDENT, INNOVATION

Keith has served AVI Systems twice, first as a Design Engineer and Technical Services Manager. He rejoined AVI in 2013 and has led the company’s Audiovisual Solutions Practice team since 2019. In his new role as VP of Innovation, Yandell will leverage his extensive product knowledge and manufacturer relationships to lead AVI’s Practice Areas, support complex client engagements, enhance the company’s reference design offerings, and develop AVI’s roadmap of future innovations to be brought to market. Keith also serves as Vice President of Innovation, United States, for GPA and holds BICSI and AVIXA industry certifications.

DAVID BUNTING

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, WESTERN REGION

DAVID BUNTING

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, WESTERN REGION

David joined AVI Systems in 2018 as Area Vice President of the company’s San Diego office location. He was promoted to Regional Vice President in 2022. In his current role, David oversees AVI’s West Region operation, which includes California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, and Washington. He is an experienced executive in the audiovisual, information technology, and services industries and uses his skills in collaboration, financial analysis, problem-solving, and consultative selling to grow AVI’s business. David earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University and has an Associate of Science degree in Electronics from DeVry University.

JOHN BAGNELL

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, NORTHEAST REGION

JOHN BAGNELL

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, NORTHEAST REGION

John was named Northeast Regional Vice President when he joined the company in March 2022. In this role, he oversees AVI operations in the Northeastern region of the U.S. including New York and Massachusetts. In May 2023, John also assumed the role of Managing Director of AVI’s Magenium business, which delivers Microsoft solutions to AVI customers throughout the country. Previously, John held leadership and sales roles in the telecommunications industry as well as the audiovisual systems integration industry. He attended St. Ambrose University (Davenport, Iowa). 

ROBBY TURNER

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, SOUTH REGION

ROBBY TURNER

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, SOUTH REGION

Robby joined AVI Systems as Area Vice President – South Texas, in 2021 and was named Regional Vice President for the South Region in 2022. Under his leadership, AVI’s growth in Texas has led the company, to generate record-setting revenue in both the Dallas and Austin branch office locations. With marquis clients including Main Event/Dave & Buster’s, Dell, and Samsung Semiconductors, AVI’s Texas team continues to grow and serve clients throughout the Southern U.S. Prior to AVI, Robby served as Executive Vice President at Data Projections, Inc., and held a sales management role at Catapult Systems. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas) where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies.

ROLAND SCHLEGEL

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, CENTRAL REGION

ROLAND SCHLEGEL

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, CENTRAL REGION

Roland has spent his entire career at AVI Systems, joining the company as a Buyer in 1981 and assuming additional responsibilities in sales and management during his 40-plus-year career with the company. In his current role as Regional Vice President of the Central Region, he oversees sales and operations in Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and South Dakota – serving organizations across every industry and every size with unparalleled audiovisual and unified collaboration solutions. Roland earned his Associate's Degree in Business from Bismarck College (Bismarck, N. Dak.).

SHANNON O'REILLY

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, GREAT LAKES REGION

SHANNON O'REILLY

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, GREAT LAKES REGION

As Regional Vice President of AVI’s Great Lakes Region, Shannon oversees sales and operations throughout Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio where she shares her 20 years of experience building and leading teams to deliver effective technology solutions in audiovisual and unified communications. Shannon is passionate about providing every AVI customer with the best possible experience. Prior to joining AVI in 2004, she owned a small business in Madison, Wisc., and served as Channel Marketing Manager at Sonic Foundry. Shannon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. 

TOM MELMS

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, MIDWEST REGION

TOM MELMS

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, MIDWEST REGION

Tom joined AVI Systems in 2004 and currently serves as Regional Vice President for the Midwest – including Illinois and Indiana. He shares his three decades of audiovisual and collaboration experience, as well as his leadership skills, with a growing team of high-achieving professionals based in AVI offices in Chicago and Indianapolis. Prior to joining AVI, Tom held sales management roles with Video Images, Inc., and MCSi. He holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Finance and Speech from Minnesota State University (Mankato, Minn.) and volunteers his time with several nonprofits in Glen Ellyn, Ill.  

TRAVIS KJERSTAD

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, NORTH CENTRAL REGION

TRAVIS KJERSTAD

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, NORTH CENTRAL REGION

Travis joined AVI Systems in 2014 as a Project Manager. He quickly became a Technical Services Manager and was promoted to Area Operations Manager for the Minneapolis office location in 2021. In May 2022, Travis was named Regional Vice President for the North Region. In his current role, he manages the growing geographic footprint of AVI Systems in Minnesota and North Dakota, overseeing the sales and operations functions. Prior to AVI Systems, Travis held management roles at ISpace Furniture and MSpace. He attended Metro State University (St, Paul, Minn.).

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