By Cory Schaeffer
I’ve been attending the InfoComm show for years and it’s one of my favorite activities. I love this industry of ours; it’s so great to see technology advance and to catch up with clients and friends. This industry has always been fun and rewarding for me.
This past show was bittersweet, as I made a decision to leave my current company that I know and love to start my next career with another. It’s somewhat sad, yet I am excited to have the opportunity to continue to learn and grow in a new environment.
Since starting my career, I’ve been given many incredible opportunities and I often feel like the luckiest woman on the planet. I have had the privilege of building a great company with great partners and a superior suite of product solutions that makes a difference for many with hearing loss. I have been part of a talented team within Listen Technologies, a company that truly has passion for what we do every day in a fun and vibrant industry.
I have enjoyed my time at Listen Technologies greatly. I have worked with the best representatives in the industry, including a supportive dealer channel and a group of talented consultants, all of whom, gave me, as well as others within Listen, the opportunity to build a successful business. I’ve learned from my partners, Russell Gentner, Keldon Paxman, and Kelli Lundgren that you can be partners and friends, because we’ve been just that for nearly thirty years. I’ve made new friends with the talent housed within the walls of Listen Technologies and I continue to be enriched by my relationships.
Now, I have more opportunities ahead of me and I won’t be saying “goodbye” rather, I’ll be saying “see you later.” I have decided to change roles and I will be transitioning out of Listen Technologies day-to-day, however, not my ownership and Board of Directors position, as I join the team at AMX on July 6. My support of Listen Technologies will never leave me. I’m just ready for my next chapter.
I want to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have supported me, shared your advice, and helped me throughout my career. I’m also going to ask that you continue to support me as I will still want and need it. I have a lot to learn and I’ll need all the help I can get. So, I ask that you not be shy! I’m grateful for this opportunity that I have with AMX/Harman and for the opportunities I’ve had with Listen Technologies.
This blog was written with permission from InfoComm International and originally appeared here.