Corporate and Global Leadership

Corporate Leadership

Alberto Ayulo

Alberto Ayulo

Senior Vice President, General Manager

Alberto has proven success in implementing world-class, progressive management and organizational strategies. His experience includes leading operational turnaround efforts, increasing top-line growth, and strengthening P&L results in both the private and public sectors. He has a demonstrated track record with enhancing revenue, margin, and EBITDA through multiple disciplines such as Customer Relationship Management, Policy Deployment, Lean and Six Sigma Initiatives, People Development, Organizational Development, and Strategic Planning & Deployment.

John Bailey

John Bailey

Senior Vice President, Technology and Innovation

John Bailey is passionate about activating collaboration technologies that enable people around the world to build a better future. He is responsible for AVI-SPLs Technology and Innovation group, focusing on envisioning and implementing UCC Strategy and Practice, driving innovation programs, and supporting global deployment strategies. He brings over 30 years of industry experience to the team, and most recently spent 21 years with Whitlock as Vice President of Technology and also served as the President of the Global Presence Alliance. John received his bachelor’s degree from Elon University.

Eric Ball

Eric Ball

Senior Vice President, General Manager

Eric leads the dedicated and talented professionals of the Northeast (US) Region. Customer and employee satisfaction based on a culture of continuous improvement is the cornerstone of Eric’s 25 years of success in systems integration and services industries. This emphasis has consistently yielded revenue and profit growth above market expectations. Eric received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Kelly Bousman

Kelly Bousman

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Kelly Bousman brings over 20 years of experience to her role leading strategic marketing operations for AVI-SPL globally. She strives to give customers the insights they need to understand AVI-SPL’s value and digital enablement solutions portfolio. Kelly directs the department’s efforts to build alliances with vendors, elevate our brand, generate demand and leads, optimize online marketing, and engage customers through field marketing.
Patrick Hannon

Patrick Hannon

Senior Vice President, Global Procurement

Patrick Hannon is responsible for leading the Global Procurement Team for AVI-SPL. He and his team work to develop and strengthen the strategic relationships with partners to drive engagement toward their mutual success. Additionally, Patrick and his global team work to drive efficiencies in procurement through strategic sourcing and effective operational and logistical processes at a global level. Patrick joined the company in 2011. He received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.

Jennifer Haskins

Jennifer Haskins

Senior Vice President, Sales

Jennifer Haskins oversees AVI-SPL’s Transactional and State, Local and Education (SLED) practices.  She leads a team responsible for driving sales across the organization.  Jen has been with AVI-SPL since 1995.  She regards the company’s values as one of the key reasons for success. Jen believes if we make the customers, employees, and partners a priority, we will continue to be successful.  Jen graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree. 

Adam Howkins

Adam Howkins

Senior Vice President, Global Services

Adam Howkins has a passion for delivering measurable excellence for customers, Adam has over 20 years of experience building and leading high performance teams within technology services organizations. He leads our Global Services line of business and is responsible for the implementation of operational strategy, service integrity and the continuous development of the support and services we deliver to our customers.

Joseph Laezza

Joseph Laezza

Senior Vice President, Strategic Accounts

Joe Laezza has over 25 years of experience in the IT, collaboration technology, and telecommunication services industries. His expertise includes unified communications, collaboration solutions, IT managed services, driving go-to- market strategies, strategic partnerships, and global strategic client relationship management. In his current role, Joe develops and manages the company’s global strategic accounts programs supporting engagement management, development and overall global service delivery integrity. Joe also maintains primary stakeholder responsibility in AVI-SPL’s Customer Advisory Board program.

Mark Linton

Mark Linton

Senior Vice President, Systems Integration

Mark Linton brings over 20 years of experience in the audio visual industry leading the systems solutions line of business for AVI-SPL globally.  He strives to drive consistent global project delivery focused on world-class customer experiences.  Mark directs the department’s efforts by developing industry-leading standards, best practices, tools & training programs driving quality management throughout all aspects of the project lifecycle.

Ken Peterson

Ken Peterson

Senior Vice President, General Manager

Ken brings over 10 years of senior leadership experience in the integration and services industry. His background experience focuses on the development and implementation of market strategies, building high-performing teams, and driving operational excellence. As SVP/GM of the Southeast region, Ken and his Southeast region team are responsible for executing on company strategy, building a strong core culture where employees thrive and delivering service excellence and great value to our clients.

Julian Phillips

Julian Phillips

Senior Vice President, Global Workplace Solutions

Julian Phillips and his team bridge the gap between architecture, design, corporate real estate, and technology through unique and compelling partnerships which deliver integrated experiential solutions for customer engagement and workplace transformation around the world. Prior to the merger, Julian was Executive Vice President at Whitlock. He was the original founder of GPA (Global Presence Alliance) and was chairman and a board director at AVIXA (The Audio Visual and Integrated Experience Association) for 7 years.

Shelley Salys

Shelley Salys

Senior Vice President, General Manager

Shelley Salys oversees AVI-SPL Central Region business operations. Aligning with company vision, culture, and industry & workplace transformation, she leads her team to provide customers with best-in-class partnerships, creating innovative digital technologies and reliable services solutions. Shelley brings more than 20 years of leadership experience and expertise in the industry. She has held various roles across functions and lines of businesses during her career since joining the company in 2004.

Global Leadership

Jeff Faber

Jeff Faber

Managing Director, Canada

Jeff Faber is a 36-year veteran of the AV Industry and serves as the Managing Director of AVI-SPL’s Canadian operations, joining the company upon the acquisition of Sharp’s Audio Visual in 2017. He is an insightful team strategist who successfully leverages strong cross-cultural communications and liaison experience to form credible business relationships, focusing on customer experience, successful marketing, and profitable business operations. Jeff has a profound ability to articulate the corporate vision and core values to instill a high-performance culture and is committed to upholding AVI-SPL’s integrity and long-standing reputation.

Brian Fallon

Brian Fallon

Director, Asia-Pacific

Brian Fallon brings over 15 years of experience in the audiovisual industry to his role as Director, Systems Solutions and Services for Asia-Pacific. Having been based in Asia for more than 10 years, he is focused on bringing AVI-SPL’s industry-leading standards and best practices to the region, as well as leading a rapidly growing team focused on delivering service excellence and great value to our clients.

Michael Kellaway

Michael Kellaway

Managing Director, United Kingdom

Michael Kellaway is responsible for defining and overseeing the strategic direction of AVI-SPL UK. With 20 years of industry knowledge, Michael is an experienced, growth-oriented leader in the AV and unified communications and collaboration (UCC) industry. He leads AVI-SPL’s UCC services in the UK market, identifying and answering future customer needs, and expanding the company’s world-class talent through development and acquisition. Michael brings a blend of knowledge, creativity, customer-centricity, motivation, and history of success and works closely with the leadership team to promote the company vision and drive key transformational objectives

Phil Marlowe

Phil Marlowe

Managing Director, Middle East

Phil Marlowe is responsible for all day-to-day sales, technical, and service operations in the Middle East. He started with AVI-SPL as an installation technician and became the first expatriate employee for AVI-SPL when he relocated to Dubai in 2008. Today, with over 18 years of experience in system integration and services, Phil drives growth by utilizing his technical expertise and ensuring his team is empowered with the tools and knowledge needed to deliver operational excellence and customer success.

Mala Prasad

Mala Prasad

Regional Director, South Asia

Mala Prasad comes to AVI-SPL with 22 years of experience in the broadcast media and audio-visual industry. She is a strong professional who is skilled in business management and strategy, operations, finance, and international trade. Mala brings extensive experience in establishing and managing system integration operations in the Indian sub-continent. As a business leader who believes in teamwork, Mala is focused on building and growing the AVI-SPL team and footprint in South Asia, and delivering excellent services to our customers in the region.

Johannes Stehr

Johannes Stehr

Managing Director, Germany

As Managing Director, Johannes Stehr opened the AVI-SPL branch in Germany and now, with his team of 80 employees, is responsible for providing customers in Europe with AV and UCC solutions and services to increase their business efficiency. He has worked in the technology industry for over 20 years and has the experience and vision to lead his team to build long-term partnerships and delight customers. Johannes received an MBA from Chemnitz University of Technology.