Bravas Still Thriving as Group Wraps Up Three-Day Event in Las Vegas
Hosted by Origin Acoustics at their Headquarters in Las Vegas, the 17 full members and 13 associates of Bravas met for a three-day summit to learn, network, and thrive.
For the past 3 years, over two-dozen custom integration companies across the country have been combining ideas and efforts in order to create a movement within the industry. While before, they claim to have all been “inventing their our own wheel,” now, top local companies in various US cities are helping each other move towards standardization and collaboration of effort.
In Las Vegas, these members met once again to discuss their collaborative projects, introduce their new leadership team, and solidify their future strategy. Over the 3-day event, it was made clear that the efforts of Steve Firszt, Paul Starkey, and the group of 26 dealers, have started paying huge dividends.
The Bi4Ci software implemented to all Bravas dealers by Vital Management has been instrumental in giving the group comparative metrics in key areas of business. Now, in an instant, using a color-coded “dashboard,” any local Bravas dealer can see how his or her business is doing in key areas, and how this compares to fellow dealers.
This team approach led to healthy competition, and resulted in the following awards among the group:
- Dealer of the Year - Spectrum Technology Integrators - Deerfield Beach, FL
- Best Labor Productivity - Digitech Custom Audio and Video - Indianapolis, IN
- Rookie of the Year AND Highest Sales Growth - Home Theater Technologies -
- Best Resource Management - Acadian Home Theater - Baton Rouge, LA
The leadership team announced includes Ryan Anderson CEO, Jay Vandermyde COO, Jason Roberts CTO, Michael Beam Strategic Vendor Relations & Michael Buckner Marketing. The team functions to bring the virtual company closer to realizing the benefits of working together.
"The incredible trust and compatibility of its members and how the group has moved from ideas to action and accountability," said Ryan Anderson. “It is the most unique experience that owners have had in any group. The power of the group is so self-evident and there is deep engagement between the companies.”
All receive the coaching service from VITAL MGMT founders Starkey & Firszt. The full members enjoy a unique slate of benefits and must meet higher performance requirements to participate. The goal is to have 50 members by the end of 2018; all supporting business process standards and meet superior levels of performance.