RIVA Audio Names Michael Gleason As Vice President of Sales
Audio manufacturer RIVA Audio, the lifestyle brand of Audio Design Experts, Inc. recognized for its best-in-class audio products, today announced that industry leader, Michael Gleason has been named Vice President of Sales.
Mr. Gleason joins RIVA Audio from a 30-year history in Consumer Electronics sales. Most recently with the online audio company Deezer, he served as the Global General Manager of Sales Channels for Home Audio and led the company through a period of global growth. To continue the expansion of RIVA Audio, Michael will use his vast experience in offering industry leading services and solutions to promote RIVA Audio and the new line of multi-space wireless audio products worldwide.
"I was blown away by the quality of audio coming out of these speakers and the technology being developed here that is taking this category to a completely different level," stated Michael Gleason. "Their enthusiasm and passion is contagious and I could not be more excited to be part of this team."
A graduate of Kean College's School of Management with a BS in Management Science, Gleasons's 30 year background and varied work experience will contribute to the many facets of RIVA Audio's business and growth. Michael joins RIVA with an accomplished career of launching brands and products. After spending 11 years at Mitsubishi, Michael moved to and launched Fujitsu as the first flat panel display in the US. He has pioneered efforts for other specialty CE brands including Sharp Elite, Artisan and Monster Products. His CI channel experience is also keynoted during his time with AV distributor AVAD. Most recently, he ran global sales for Deezer and launched the first and only program monetizing music streaming to specialty retail.
Rikki Farr, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, shares, "Having Mike's wisdom and experience, especially in the custom install world, will bring an added strength to the rapid growth of this company."