AV Power Up! – Episode 35: Great Year Ender Where These Women of the Industry Rule and the Guys Agree

AVPowerUp_750x400Join Host AV Christa Bender and the Crew Corey CB Moss, Hope BeerAndPie Roth, Vaddio Stacy Kringlen and Johnny (Stuff n’ Things) Mota  as they welcome their guests:

Jan Sandri – President at FSR

Cory Schaeffer – Director, Systems Solutions at QSC

Marika Acquino – Technical Recruiter at Tier PM

(and the Power Crew women double as guests too)

Christa, the host who has been the most leads this one into the tubes at the beginning when she plays “guess that name” with our guests. But that’s ok since she’ll have a whole new opportunity to do that next year (more to come on that).

Cory who has been on AV Power Up numerous times before helps to get us going and Jan Sandri who along with Cory is well known as a highly notable person in the AV industry, talks about her company FSR, the good people there (including some of our friends who have appeared as guests here as well) and more. The people at FSR are hard workers as we know and Jan tells us about holiday time at the company. Let’s just say eat, drink, be merry and bring in the business. And don’t worry, those fax machines are working 24/7 to accept those P.O.’s!

We talk to Marika about Tier PM as well as some of the other things going on in her world as she also gets to meet Cory and Jan for the first time. We hear that the InfoComm awards nominations are currently underway and while Christa and Hope will no doubt be up for nomination in certain categories, we are lobbying to make Marika the AV/IT Recruiter of the Year. We believe there are some challengers but don’t worry, the AV Power Up and Tier PM fans are stuffing the ballot box as we speak (kidding no ballot boxes).

We also have some fun discussion about things we’ll be doing in Vegas during InfoComm 2016 and let’s just say that Cory who we know does some pretty amazing outdoors things is going to be doing death defying feats. Hope (who phoned in) however told us about one of the most incredible (bungee) leaps of faith that she ever took and will likely challenge Cory for that new InfoComm award category Daredevil of the Year. Jan will be happily stationed on the ground with Stacy – listen in for this one.

Marika does the Tier PM Hot Jobs on this one (makes sense) and Christa has a very special announcement toward the end of the show so please stay tuned. Yes, Natalie joins us to help end this one too. And as a year ender, we couldn’t have asked for better.

Have a very safe and happy holiday season as well as a Happy New Year.