WorldStage is pleased to announce that Richard Steinau and Jeffrey Jayne have come onboard as Vice President of Business Development and Senior Account Manager, respectively.
As Vice President of Business Development, Richard Steinau will be responsible for overseeing the activities of the WorldStage sales force as well as developing sales opportunities with new clients directly. Steinau brings impressive sales management and marketing credentials to his new post. For the past eight years he served as Executive Vice President at AV Concepts where he led nationwide business development and sales and marketing teams. Earlier he was General Manager at Xnergy’s Service Division responsible for healthcare, high-tech and pharmaceutical firms throughout Southern California and was Regional Vice President, Sales for GES Exposition Services.
Jeffrey Jayne has joined WorldStage as Senior Account Manager, utilizing his extensive experience in the AV rental and staging business. He was most recently Managing Partner of Georgia-based Sangfroid Enterprises, LLC; prior to that he spent 15 years as Principal and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Corporate Image Associates, Inc.,
and National Director of Sales for Show Solutions.
“It’s rare enough to have one individual with these capabilities join a company, let alone two, so we feel particularly fortunate.” says CEO Gary Standard. “They are consummate sales professionals who have built and enriched an array of companies on both coasts and we look forward to the contributions that Richard and Jeffrey will make as members of the WorldStage family.”
“I have been fortunate to work for several good companies in my career,” says Steinau. “But joining WorldStage is like being selected to an all-star team where exceptional is normal. The best-in-class work that they do every day combined with the talented people they attract and retain are the key ingredients that make WorldStage the industry leader.”
Steinau has held numerous executive-level sales positions in the last 25 years. He spent ten years at Mediq/PRN, a leading medical equipment distributor, rising to become Director, Corporate Accounts. He was Director, International Sales at QUALCOMM, the global wireless giant; Vice President, Healthcare Systems at ARAMARK; and Regional Vice President, Sales at GES Exposition Services, the second-largest tradeshow production company in the U.S.
“Like a small handful of companies, WorldStage can handle many different types of projects well. But unlike any other company, WorldStage operates at the intersection of ingenuity and technology, offering producers and creative directors the resources to imagine and develop new ideas,” says Jayne. “It’s exciting to be part of that, and it’s invigorating for the audience and the brand.”
Jayne earned a B.S. degree in Radio, Television, Journalism and MIS at Morehead State University. He began his career as an account executive with Staging Connections, moved on to become Regional Director of Sales at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) then National Director of Sales at Show Solutions, Inc., where he helped launch an AV staging business that grew to $18 million in four years.
WorldStage Inc., the company created by the merger of Scharff Weisberg Inc and Video Applications Inc, continues a thirty-year legacy of providing clients the widest variety of entertainment technology coupled with conscientious and imaginative engineering services. WorldStage provides audio, video and lighting equipment and services to the event, theatrical, broadcast and brand experience markets nationally and internationally.
For more information visit www.worldstage.com