AV Concepts Expands Senior Leadership Team, Hires Stevens

AV Concepts, a leader in the corporate meetings, convention, and experiential events industries, announces Anthony Stevens as its new Vice President of Business Development. As the premier nationwide provider of audio, video, staging, creative and immersive technology solutions, the award-winning company is particularly well-known for high-end projection, augmented reality and hologram capabilities.

Stevens will report to Richard Steinau, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and lead the company’s national sales and business development teams from the Tempe, Ariz., office.As the leader of the sales and business development teams, he will oversee all aspects of strategic growth for the company and build direct relationships with key corporations, production companies and associations. Stevens will exert significant influence over the company’s strategic vision in partnership with marketing, operations and creative services.

“Over the past two decades, Anthony has continually raised the bar on driving growth initiatives and delivering exceptional value to clients,” said Nick Smith, President and co-founder of AV Concepts. “His successful history, impressive leadership skills and passion for our business make him the ideal person to immediately have a positive influence on our sales activity and results.”

Previously Stevens drove impressive year-over-year sales growth of Swank Audio Visuals’ Event Services staging division as National Director of Event Sales. During his 18-year tenure, Stevens successfully led audio visual sales at larger convention venues for brands such as Hilton, Loews, Hyatt, JW Marriott, Four Seasons, Fairmont Hotels and Ritz Carlton, for which his team was awarded the highest rating for customer satisfaction from JD Power and Associates.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to join a company that’s setting the trends in the industry for others to follow,” said Stevens. “The team shares my passion for strong relationship building and strategic growth, and I look forward to contributing to the company’s continued successes.”

Stevens has played an integral role as change agent for the improvement of operational performance, specifically in the areas of sales process and development throughout his career. Most recently, he focused exclusively on high-end staging events and developed account relationships with some of the most successful Fortune 500 clients and event production companies in the world.

For more information about AV Concepts’ total creative solutions, visit www.avconcepts.com.

About AV Concepts

AV Concepts converges creativity and technology by providing full-service audio, video, lighting and immersive technical solutions. The recognized industry leader in creative services and staging, AV Concepts has been driving innovation to a new level for brands, professional meetings and corporate events for more than 25 years. The company’s proprietary Liquid Scenic technology creates augmented reality experiences with nearly limitless content creation possibilities to engage and energize audiences, particularly for high-profile entertainment events. With more than 100 team members supporting 500+ annual events across North America, AV Concepts delivers exceptional quality, ideas and client satisfaction. For more information, visit www.avconcepts.comand follow the company on Twitter and Facebook.