Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs and our team members to find success doing what they love.
Inbound AV was born out of a passion for empowering small- and medium-sized businesses to succeed in a world controlled by a few giants.
In the pro audio, video, and musical instruments space, innovative small businesses are starting up daily. Skilled guitar luthiers are building the best instruments money can buy, video startups are designing futuristic ways of capturing immersive 360 degree video, microphone and speaker designers are discovering new ways to enhance old technology, and software engineers are building production and editing tools that would be considered science fiction only a few years ago.
We are dedicated to the success of these creators and their partners. We know that SMBs have a bright and successful future, but the road to get there is not for the timid. It’s our role to embark on this journey with you.
We love our work and how we do it. We encourage our team members to find a healthy balance between focused work and fun. That balance benefits our team as well as our clients, who receive incredible, results-oriented service. Inbound AV is also a fully distributed company, which means we let our team members decide where they do their best work.
Our Core Values
Focus ● Balance ● Results ● Teamwork ● Integrity
The Inbound AV Team
Born into the recording industry, Chris spent much of his childhood playing in the sound booths of his parents studio in Kansas City. In the magical days of MMMBop playing on every radio station, Chris built his first website and has been fascinated with the possibilities of the interwebs ever since. While he took a brief hiatus in college to learn about finance, economics and beer pong, he eventually realized that with his deep knowledge of websites and new-found business degree he might be able to be less poor. In 2006, Chris co-founded a digital agency and developed the first online user-generated content marketplace allowing artists, musicians and writers to sell their work. After selling the agency in 2010, Chris went on to work for other agencies, non-profits and startups all over the world and has been named a Pipeline Innovator, a 40 under 40, and 20 Twenty.
When Chris isn’t burrowed deep underground typing madly on his computer, he prefers to spend his time with his wife and daughter.
Michelle’s visual sensibility coupled with a deep understanding of results based design, distinguishes her work. Inbound AV is proud to offer Michelle’s design work to our marketing clients.
Prior to beginning her career, Michelle studied Visual Communications, with minors in Psychology and Sociology. As her work progressed, she also branched into front-end development and user experience design to round our her skillset. This combination of disciplines led her to adopt a strategy-based approach to design, focused on solving tangible problems and achieving real goals based on how people think.
She loves the open source community, and when she is not working on projects she speaks/volunteers/organizes at events and workshops around the country. Her passions are communication and empowerment, and she believes in the power of “Why?”
Vlad Dascalu is a seasoned strategist with experience from internationally renowned advertising agencies, most notably Sid Lee, Grip Limited and Lowe Roche. Vlad has played pivotal roles in engaging customers from legacy brands (such as: adidas, Absolut Vodka, Honda) and new brands built from a blank canvas (such as: Blue Goose, Chirps, tentree).
Vlad also instituted an award winning branding and digital development agency called FutureFuture and led the vision and direction of both the agency and its clients as Head of Strategy. There he worked with innovative startups predominantly from technology and the social sector.
He’s now working on a Virtual Reality technology that allowing content creators, brands and marketers to deliver interactive Virtual Reality experiences to anyone in the world via direct mail.
Catherine is a marketer with a penchant for executing on a vision. She has 15+ years of experience in digital and content marketing, ranging from hands-on content creation to visioning and strategy definition. Catherine has worked in organizations large and small — but she’s always drawn back to the agency environment, supporting SMBs in realizing their business goals.
As Director of Client Marketing at Maritz, for example, Catherine built a client marketing team for a newly purchased business unit that delivers marketing services to the automotive industry. She defined the marketing service set, put operational processes in place, recruited, hired and trained a team, and acted as primary point of contact for high-value clients.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing, a master of arts in English and a master of science in user experience design.
When Catherine isn’t planning out her to-do lists, she’s completing them. Otherwise, you can find her riding a horse in the country or blogging about fashion.
Prior to Inbound Audio Video, Peter served as Chief Marketing Officer for Pro Audio retailer Westlake Pro. He is CVO of Mr. Cat Music, which manages his music catalog and owned Chess-Volt Recording Studio in Los Angeles.
From a side hustle building custom PCs in 1991, to his first attempts at digital music production in 2000, to his full immersion in the Inbound Marketing world, Peter has always embraced technology with a passion.
Under his marketing leadership at Westlake Pro, the business grew by nearly 50% a year in 2015 and 2016.
Factoid: Peter’s composition Strange Transmissions (Peter Malick Group featuring Norah Jones) was the first music ever bundled with a mobile phone. In 2004, Malick’s production of Strange Transmissions was included with the Nokia 6230i (semi) smart phone worldwide.
As a manager and entrepreneur Peter has held eclectic positions including: Owner and President, Chess-Volt Recording Studios, Van Nuys, CA 2006-2009; Co-Founder, Luxury Wafers Indie Music Blog and Label 2008-2015; and Chief Marketing Officer, Westlake Pro, Universal City, CA 2013-2017.