In a major step toward executing its commercial growth strategy, Leon Speakers announced it has appointed Jeff Day to a new role as executive vice president. A technology and AV industry veteran, Day held previous roles as AVIXA board chair and CEO of Bluewater Technologies.
According to a statement, Day thus has immense strategic thinking and sales experience along with development acumen across a range of markets, customer types and geographies.
Day will be responsible for overseeing the Ann Arbor, Mich.–based manufacturer’s commercial growth initiatives. This includes sales, marketing and business development. Here, he will work closely with the executive team to develop and implement strategies. These strategies revolve around Leon’s impressive portfolio of design-oriented technology concealment and teleconferencing solutions as well as its growing list of Fortune-500 clients.
The company adds that the return-to-office movement has exposed significant design gaps around technology in a variety of commercial spaces. Day thus plans to emphasize Leon’s unique expertise in stylish and scalable tech concealment and high-quality audio solutions.
Poised for Success
“Jeff has a proven track record of driving sales growth and building successful commercial partnerships,” says Leon Speakers founder and president, Noah Kaplan. “His passion for the industry and energetic leadership style are the perfect fit for our company as we continue to expand our reach and grow our commercial business.”
Throughout his impressive career, Day has become well-known for his relationships, cross-industry navigation. According to Leon, he also led the successful scaling of several organizations. This includes the launch of Telepresence video and acquisition of both WebEx and Tandberg for Cisco Systems, Inc. In 2014, Day became the CEO of Detroit-based Bluewater Technologies. Here, he led the company through a rebrand and significant growth.
In 2018, he founded and launched a strategic advisory and development consultancy, North of 10 Advisors. His clients included content and experience creators, manufacturers, and integrators throughout the AV and extended tech industries. Day also served on the AVIXA board of directors from 2016 to 2022. He then served as the board’s chair in 2020.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Leon team whom I have admired and worked with over the last several years. The creativity, smarts and proven track of Noah and team have deeply inspired me,” adds Day. “The resimercial and resitality movements demand bringing the home back to the office because we loved our setups and the feel of a well-designed hospitality space. Nobody is better suited than Leon to lead the charge with design solutions for those spaces; [due to] their deep heritage in the residential market, which is rapidly extending into the commercial and hospitality spaces.”
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