Technology Integrator's 2017 Top Talent Under 40


The honorees in this year's Technology Integrator Top Talent Under 40 program are nominated by those in the industry who look up to their prowess, leadership, and influence in the community.

Their mention here is recognition of a cumulation of several factors: their investment in years of hard work, their innate maturity exhibited in all the time leading up to this stage of their careers, and their determination to live by deep-seated principles that were oftentimes instilled by strong-willed and influential family members and industry mentors.

The most common thread throughout the profile comments has to do with our headline, which is meant as something of a different spin on the usual interpretation of taking one for “The Team.”

To these winners, who acknowledge that success in the integrator business is a group endeavor, and that they are truly “taking one for the team,” we offer congratulations, and our wish for continuing success.



James Bowman

James has an uncanny knack for technology and is continually exploring new ways to make disparate equipment play nice for customers. From custom scripted web pages, hardware, and firmware modification, to ingenious hacks. I have found James' skills to be unmatched in a quarter-century in the business. His personable style and warm approach are a bonus that keeps customers coming back with a smile.

James Bowman
Lead Technician, 36 | Atlantic Security Inc.
Michael Buratto

Mike is instrumental in product strategy, communications and training for Klipsch Group, Inc.'s (KGI) separates audio business. He has grown our custom install business by double digits. Mike was responsible for KGI entering the landscape speaker market and will introduce 50 new products at CEDIA 2017. He has an excellent attitude and works collaboratively with multiple stakeholders to ensure success.

Michael Buratto
Product Manager, 33 | Klipsch Group, Inc.
Mike Fencil

Since joining in 2013, Mike has proven to be a dedicated and passionate member of the Leon team. He comes to work with an intellectual curiosity that drives him to learn more about the customer, the industry and himself. Mike is an innovative thinker and exemplifies the Leon values of creativity, responsiveness, and authenticity. As a result, he has more than quadrupled the size of his business.

Mike Fencil
Commercial Sales & Marketing Director, 35 | Leon Speakers
Marc Fisher

Marc Fisher joined start-up brand Origin Acoustics as VP of Sales in July 2015 after 14-yrs with Klipsch. Marc was tasked with bringing a new innovative architectural speaker and landscape audio brand to market in a highly competitive arena. Marc’s tenacious, passionate and hard working spirit and genuine love for his dealers is a powerful combination that contributes to OA’s astounding rapid sales growth.

Marc Fisher
VP of Sales, 39 | Origin Acoustics
Allan Haggar

Allan has been with KEF for 4 months but has been a high contributor to integrators for over 15 years with Sumiko/Fine Sounds, and now KEF. His knowledge of audio, room acoustics, and the intricacies of speaker setup has been integral to many of the industries top integrators. As a triple threat, product and sales manager, and sales trainer, Allan elevates all those he touches.

Allan Haggar
National Sales Manager, 40 | KEF
Tommy Jacobs

Tommy has an intense drive to succeed and build the best sales team in the industry. Most recent successes include the largest single growth year for the Klipsch team and revolutionizing the visual merchandising and channel marketing strategies. The Custom Integration Channel has served as the brands top initiative, resulting in a 30% increase of sales in the custom integration channel.

Tommy Jacobs
Vice President of Sales, North America, 35 | Klipsch Group Inc.
Casey Johnston

As the founder and president of Serious Audio Video, during that first year, Casey was the only employee. Relying on word of mouth to grow his business, he designed and engineered most of the smart homes in Hoboken, NJ.Winner of 2 CI Integration Awards, an Industry Leader in bar/restaurant and retail systems, a top dealer for URC and Elan; Casey has even appeared on HGTV's Dear Genevieve.

Casey Johnston
President, 38 | Serious Audio Video
Joseph Kolchinsky

A passion for technology and evolving the customer experience led Joseph “Joey” Kolchinsky to launch OneVision Resources in 2008. Joey serves on the boards of Ihiji, BeOn Home, has been a speaker for MIT AgeLab, CEDIA, BRAVAS, ABX Architecture Boston Expo, and volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club of Boston and Perkins School for the Blind.

Joseph Kolchinsky
Founder & CEO, 34 | OneVision Resources
Joe Lipari

When he joined the company, we barely had a website. Joe focused on our brand messaging, structured our consulting efforts and brought us way outside our usual service area. Now that we're available internationally, we've engineered designs for some projects outside the US; including a luxury residential community in Anguilla and the biggest sports bar in Cairo, Egypt.

Joe Lipari
VP Sales & Marketing, 37 | Serious Audio Video
Jeremiah Morales

At the age of 19, Jeremiah took the reins of his family's security business and been on the clock ever since. He has balanced school, his family, and ever-changing technological landscape to be one of the most inspiring people in the industry. He's mentored countless individuals in the field and changed the way Knoxville uses technology, regularly securing 6 figure contracts.

Jeremiah Morales
V.P., 39 | Independent Security Systems
Haley Patterson

Haley is a consummate young professional with vision, energy and the courage to think outside the lines. She exhibits a rare combination of passion and smarts that reflect well beyond her age, and she oversees/develops/nurtures critical relationships on behalf of Access Networks.

Haley Patterson
Dir. of Strategic Accounts, 28 | Access Networks
Angel Resto

Angel Resto joined HiFiMAN in early 2016 to manage the company's U.S. sales and customer service. Based in metro NYC, Angel supports HiFiMAN's distribution consisting of online as well as brick and mortar resellers. He is also responsible for customer support along with the many shows and events for HiFiMAN.

Angel Resto
Sales and Service Manager, 39 | HiFiMAN
Chris Rodriguez

Chris brings a great deal of knowledge and ability to work on the fly, findING immediate custom solutions when needed to ensure that the job is completed by the deadline. He is a spectacular asset for customers in ensuring that their needs are met and they know how to operate the system before his crew leaves the job.

Chris Rodriguez
Lead Integrator, 26 | Audiolab Stereo & Video
Andrew Salanitro

Andrew is the training department leader and conducts extensive, three-day hands-on dealer training events across North America. He also handles major trade show training classes and trade show booth network and product programming. Andrew has developed internal systems for training and is a resident Z-Wave expert with experience using and training dealers to design and install Z-Wave products.

Andrew Salanitro
Senior National Training Manager, 37 | URC
Benjamin Schreier

As a Marine Corps veteran, Ben joined our team four years ago. With an IT and telephony background, he brought a set of skills to our market, significantly increasing our integrators knowledge and sales prowess. He is always ready to assist integrators in helping and grow their business and represents the new era of sales manager for reps.

Benjamin Schreier
Sales Manager, 31 | Atlantic Integrated
Christine Shirinian

Christine manages every aspect of tradeshows for a company that revenues almost a billion dollars a year and participates in 100s of events annually. She leads a team of people who make these events possible, works with the executive management team to validate participation, and then manages CRM workflows to provide ROI reports.

Christine Shirinian
Tradeshow Manager, 34 | Crestron
Justin Spingler

Justin has been the point of contact for a couple of different companies over the past 15+ years. He is always on point with technical chops, integration, pricing. It's has got to the point where he is called even for general technology questions because he has such a wealth of industry knowledge. He makes company's lives easier and more profitable.

Justin Spingler
Sales Manager, 39 | Universal Remote Control
Matthew T Vocino

Matthew started Feature Presentation at 21-years-old and grew it into a mid-size integration company. Today, Matthew and his team secure over 700,000 in sales per year out of a single office/showroom and despite a tight ship of only four techs.

Matthew T. Vocino
Owner, 30 | Feature Presentation
Vanessa Zitzmann

Not to take advantage of a cliche', Vanessa constantly thinks outside the box in ways to execute small business resources into big picture ideas. Few people understand the difference between working 'in a business' and working 'on a business.' She does, and she's changed the dynamic of our company in the process. That's what leadership is supposed to be.

Vanessa Zitzmann
Marketing & Sales, 35 | 21st Century Distributing