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About Us

rAVe [PUBS], founded in 1998 by Gary Kayye, is a news organization that provides coverage of the commercial (ProAV) and residential (HomeAV) audiovisual trade industries via e-newsletters, blogs, video, social media and a variety of other mediums.

The target audience for rAVe’s publications is what we call “AV Insiders” — AV dealers, integrators, consultants, designers, etc. that deal in the sale, specification, design and installation of audiovisual products. We do not target what most people call “end users,” though a small percentage of rAVe’s readers may qualify as such, especially on the ProAV side.

rAVe is an opinionated news organization, providing news and commentary that reflect the opinions of its authors. We believe that all news is heavily affected by the views of its author, so we state up front that ours is going to be. We are also heavily biased toward the AV integrator/dealer’s perspective since, well, that’s our audience. However, we do NOT get paid by manufacturers, or anyone, for running off our editorial mouth. We run what we run based on what we think, and that’s it.

So whose opinions are you getting? Want to disagree with someone? Check out our current list of employees and contributors. Visit each individual’s page to learn a little more about them. They’d love to hear from you.


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Mark Coxon is an AV industry native and blogger for the rAVe BlogSquad. You can reach him directly at mark@marketexplosion.me.

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Lee Distad is a rAVe columnist and freelance writer covering topics from CE to global business and finance in both print and online. Reach him at lee@ravepubs.com

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Murphy Daley PMP&CTS has been working in AV and Unified Communications for 23 years and loves it. She can be reached on Twitter @writtenbymurphy

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Christopher Gillespie is an AV industry native and blogger for the rAVe BlogSquad. You can reach him directly at chrisg@theraveagency.com.

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Nathan Haynes is a subject matter expert & principal design consultant for AVIO Designs, Inc. – a creative technology design studio based in Vancouver BC Canada. He has over 20 years of experience in the technology sector and welcomes innovative challenges that push industry norms. His passions include the visual arts, machine learning and experiential design.

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Michael is currently the Chief Relationship Officer at Zignage, a digital signage software company focused on content automation for mission-critical applications.  Michael’s work has been instrumental in helping the company expand its reach across many industries, from consulting and design to education, financial services manufacturing and more. 

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Paul Konikowski is an AV industry native and blogger for the rAVe BlogSquad.

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Alexis Bryant La Broi has had a career in professional audiovisual and technology services for 25 years. She began in Live Events and worked in various leadership positions for PSAV, Swank AV, and AVI-SPL from 1995- 2014.

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Bob follows the latest in high tech as an editor, as a consultant, and as keynote speaker for corporate audiences. His expertise is creating story-telling content for industry keynotes, for marketing & sales, for digital marketing strategies and corporate training (for European sales dept., end users, channel partners).

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Leonard C Suskin, the pixel-and-inkstained wretch, lives in the suburbs of the greatest city in the world with his wife, two children and cat. A veteran of the AV industry, he is a senior consultant for Syska-Hennessy and continues to pen fiction and poetry in his spare time. Opinions are his own, not reflecting his employer, colleagues, rAVe staff or three cats – though they’d likely agree. The cats, that is. You can find him on Twitter @Czhorat. Pronouns: he/him.

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A trained educator, graduating from the Boston University School of Education, Scott is interested in the integration of technology and education. He works at Bates College managing the Client Services portions of Information Technology. Scott directs the Service Desk, which is responsible for the support of all classrooms and computers on campus.