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
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.
Andrew Gleason is a writer with expertise in the fields of audio engineering and musical instruments. Combining his passion for prose writing with a lifelong obsession with music and recording, his writing communicates with musicians and pro audio professionals in the language they use and understand.
Andrew was born and raised in the Philadelphia area and grew up playing and obsessing over the guitar. He received a B.S. in Music Industry from Northeastern University in Boston, with a focus on recording. He has worked as an intern at Kaleidoscope Sound in Union City, NJ and Forge Recording in Oreland, PA. At the latter, he worked his way up to a job as an assistant engineer and also began producing and engineering his own and others’ projects. He made the move to Los Angeles in 2013.
Additionally, Andrew’s past work experience includes freelance work as a guitarist, bassist, and singer, as well as working several years as a tape logger and transcriber in TV post-production, most notably on Survivor. When he’s not writing, Andrew can be found performing in Los Angeles regularly, primarily with the bands Young Creatures and Sleuth Dogs, and also as a “hired gun” with various other artists.
Rob is a musician, audio engineer, and marketing specialist. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s music department, Rob went on to work as an engineer in recording studios in his native Virginia and Los Angeles. He runs a studio, The Nostromo, out of his home in LA, and leads a rock band called Big Air.
Rob spent several years on the marketing team at Westlake Pro, where he did everything from coordinating email campaigns and fundraisers to writing press releases and product descriptions. During his time there, Rob helped grow the department and saw the company almost double in size and profit margin.
With his feet firmly planted in the pro audio and marketing worlds, Rob is excited to be a member of the InboundAV team.
Leslie Len Meis is an experienced Senior Project Manager with over 15 years experience in digital and entertainment platforms, including website production. Leslie is a creative and collaborative leader skilled in management, brand marketing, digital media, television, and social media. As a Project Manager, she has lead cross-promotional and interactive projects from concept to delivery. As a results-driven marketer, she has also produced video and written content for websites, online events, email campaigns, and launched co-branded sweepstakes and contests.
Leslie holds a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications with a minor in Marketing.
When Leslie isn’t crossing off tasks, she’s heading to the beach and spending time with the boys in her life, her husband and two super silly sons.