Our Team

Joe GuildersonPresident

Joe started his career at Corporate AV in 2005 as an Account Executive, with a focus on developing long term client relationships. In 2006, Guilderson acquired the company and realigned the companies’ goals and strategies from simple hotel av to larger scale event production. As President, Joe oversees all sales, finance, and operations with a hands-on approach to ensure that every client has a positive and successful experience.

Guilderson is a highly regarded expert in his field who has been quoted in numerous trade and business publications, written as a guest contributor to several publications, and has spoken at many industry and business events. In 2008 Joe was awarded the Westchester Business Council’s Rising Star Award, and in 2011 Guilderson received the Westchester County Association’s Apex Award for Small Business. In 2015, Corporate AV received 914 Inc’s Business Excellence Award, and in 2019 received the coveted Business Council of Westchester’s Hall of Fame Award for Small Business. Also in 2019, Guilderson acquired a NYC based company, Visual Word Systems, expanding the organization’s service footprint, equipment inventory, and skilled personnel. In 2020, Corporate AV worked quickly to develop Virtual Event options to better support our clients during the COVID-19 pandemic, creating yet another option to help our clients communicate their messages to live audiences.

Joe has a beautiful family, is active in fitness and personal development, and is the drummer of the company’s band, Wireless Mike & The Analogs.

Gabe AñelAudiovisual Engineer

Gabe came to Corporate AV with an accomplished background, previously working as an audio engineer, touring with many international acts. Gabe has also headed audio departments for two of New York’s most prestigious event production companies. Since joining their team full time in 2016 after freelancing with them, Gabe’s audio design skills and engineering knowledge have proven him to be a valued asset and a client favorite.

Will AustenOperations & Production Manager

Will has been working with our team since 2017 as a Project Manager and Field Technician. Will has over three decades of industry expertise in theater, scenic, and audiovisual production, and in 2019 Will took over as our Operations & Production Manager.

Will who had a early passion for stage productions and technology, went to Adelphi University and received a BFA in Technical Theater. Will spent the early part of his career working on all aspects of backstage productions in the New York area and Regional Theaters around the country working on Musicals, Dance Theater, Opera, and Rock & Roll productions. Will transitioned this knowledge and background to the Audio Visual industry where he could help corporate clients communicate their messages utilizing; scenic, lighting, and other theatrical technology.

When Will is not at work, he spends time with his family and enjoys all that Westchester County has to offer, indoors and out. He also has a passion for photography and music and is either taking pictures of people, places, and the scenic Hudson Valley, or learning how to play his electric guitar.

Chris BarreraOperations / Project Manager

Chris joined our team in 2022 as a Project Manager, based out of our Midtown Manhattan office. With over three decades of music, av, and production experience, Chris is no stranger to the AV world. In previous roles, Chris has served in leadership positions directing event technology and operations across several hotel properties in New York City and New Jersey.

Chris is dedicated to creating extraordinary results and providing world-class customer service, making him a crucial part of our midtown operations, and to our clients’ success.

Aaron CemberAudiovisual Technician

Aaron joined the Corporate AV team in April of 2022, and has been working in various roles from setting up for live events to editing training videos. His video production roots began in his Junior year of high school where he attended Southern Westchester BOCES. Aaron graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Video Production at SUNY Fredonia, where he was also Captain of the track and field team. His lovable disposition adds levity to the often stressful environments of live events.

John CooneyAudiovisual Engineer

John joined Corporate AV in 2022 as an AV Technician, and he has excelled in providing a wide range of services from audio to video to lighting.  He’s motivated by delivering a positive client experience and working with technology to help bring success to all events. John is a graduate of SAE (School of Audio Engineering), and has previously worked as a studio recording engineer.  In his spare time, he likes to make music and enjoys being outdoors.

Cherell CrowellResource Manager

Cherell joined the Corporate AV team in 2019 as an office manager for our New York City office, which was then known as Visual Word Systems. In 2022, Cherell stepped into the role of Resource Manager, supporting the operations of both offices, driving much of the staffing and trucking efforts. Her many years of experience in administration and management contributes to the success of our company, and ensuring our team continues to provide an exceptionally high level of service to our clients.

Michelle DawseyOffice Manager

Michelle handles all of our Accounts Receiving and Accounts Payable for both our Westchester and NYC offices. Michelle has owned her own consulting business for many years and is an expert in her field. Her focus on detail and customer service provides our clients with a successful experience from start to finish!

Artie DillonSystems Engineer & Warehouse Supervisor

Artie joined Corporate AV in 2018 as a Warehouse Technician and has been an incredible asset to our technical, logistics and operations team. He previously has managed rentals and operations for multiple national retail chains.

His experience as a freelancer and recording engineer, as well as a talented musician that has shared the stage with the finest talent across five countries, brings a diverse background and in-depth understanding of systems and production to Corporate AV. Artie is also a member of AVIXA and AES.

Tim Frenzel Senior Audiovisual Engineer

Tim has been with Corporate AV since 2019. He started his AV career while attending Stony Brook University where he worked for the undergraduate students AV organization and graduated with a degree in Psychology and Theatre. He joined Corporate AV after the acquisition of Visual Word Systems and continues to work out of the Midtown Manhattan office.  

Tim’s expertise in all aspects of event production and experience with AV installations make him a valued member of the Corporate AV team.

Kevin JohnsonBusiness Development Executive

Kevin joined the team in 2023, and leads the Business Development efforts for our Midtown Manhattan office. He came to Corporate AV with a long history in Hospitality, previously serving as General Manager for the Sleepy Hollow Hotel + Conference Center (formerly the Doubletree by Hilton Tarrytown). His journey with the hotel began in October of 2007 in Dallas Texas at Hilton’s Revenue Center as Revenue Manager for the hotel. In 2009, he moved to Tarrytown, NY and continued at the property level as Revenue Manager and shortly after was promoted to Director of Revenue/IT Management, then to Assistant General Manager, and finally to General manager in 2017.

Over the past twelve years Kevin has worked with several charitable organizations, serving as board member for April’s Child and Gift of Life as well as a member of the Elmsford Rotary.

Maurice JohnsonSenior Audiovisual Engineer

Maurice Johnson, born and bred in the The Bronx New York, first joined Corporate Audio Visual Services in 1999 as a Full-Time Audio Visual Technician. His technical skills and show personality earned him the position of Lead Technician shortly after, and had him traveling the country with our largest clients.

Maurice has handled every role in the company at some point in his long and successful career: including audio, video, lighting, camera, technical director, operations, trucking, and account management. Our clients love his energy, enthusiasm, positive attitude, and amazing technical skills. Maurice is a natural leader, a mentor, and a skilled professional, with a big and warm personality.

January 5, 2024 was officially proclaimed Maurice Johnson Day in Westchester County by County Executive George Latimer, to celebrate and acknowledge Maurice’s 25 years of service to Corporate AV, and Westchester County’s events.

Marissa MadoniaBusiness Development Executive

Marissa Madonia joined the Corporate AV Team in July 2021 as their Business Development Executive after an extensive career in the nonprofit sector at organization’s including Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC), Gilda’s Club Westchester, Westchester Parks Foundation, and Feeding Westchester. With over 10 years of experience in development, event production, a background in musical theatre and a wide network of long-term professional relationships, Marissa brings her tenacity, energy, and creativity to all her work – and never loses sight of the big picture. A true people-person. Her leadership skills continue to be recognized, as she was recently named Women Innovator In Our Region from Westfair Business Journal and was one of Business Council of Westchester’s (BCW) 40 under 40 Rising Stars, back in 2018. Marissa knows the value of learning from others and so remains her personal mission to inspire others to be bigger than themselves.

Maxwell Nunes Account Executive

Maxwell joined the Corporate AV team in 2024 as an Account Executive. Maxwell has over a decade of account experience in advertising, production and client service. Some of the notable brands Maxwell has worked with include Cadillac, Buick, GMC, American Express, Vogue, Wired Magazine and PlayStation.

Outside of work, Maxwell enjoys spending time with his family, producing art and music, playing tennis and hiking the Hudson Valley. Maxwell is also the curator/founder of Art Zuu, a recurring group show highlighting the spectrum of media, including his tape art.

Ray OvetskySr. Production Mgr. / Technical Director

Ray brings a diverse portfolio of expertise to the projects and events he has worked on for the past 30 years. Ray started his professional career early while attending the Berklee College of Music as an electronic service and design technician at E.U. Wurlitzer Music Co. in Boston, MA., Ray’s career quickly progressed as a stage, production, and tour manager for some of the world’s largest live touring entertainment groups in the 80’s and 90’s. Positioned later as a personal artist manager, record label executive, and owner of a full-service special event and experiential marketing company, Ray has worked both sides of the tracks as a vendor of services and as a decision-maker in successfully managing careers, producing events, and executing innovative creative concepts. A graduate of both the Grumman Aerospace Technical Institute and the Berklee College of Music, Ray has directly worked with artists and organizations including Carly Simon, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Boston, Aerosmith, The Who, Parliament-Funkadelic, The Cars, Feline Presents, PolyGram Norway, IBM, Rubenstein Associates, Clinique, NY Jets, Indianapolis Colts, NYC Marathon, Goldman Sachs to name but a few.

Ray brings an entrepreneurial spirit to the job, always seeking out the most efficient, cost-effective way to get things done without sacrificing quality and safety.

Lou RamirezAccount Executive

A veteran AV professional born in Miraflores, Peru and raised in New Jersey, Lou began his career working on concerts at Rutgers University as a student. Since then, he has worked as an AV Specialist, Assistant Manager, Manager and Director. As Manager and Director he has led AV sales and operations teams at a number of reputable hotels in NJ and NY and worked in event technology sales at the local, national, and global level. He is skilled at successfully connecting clients with event technology solutions. His most recent role before joining Corporate Audio Visual Services was as an AV Production Manager.

Lou is married with three children. In his spare time, he enjoys watching his kids play sports, reading, walking, and occasional 5k races with his daughter. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

George TuckerTechnical Specialist

George Tucker comes to Corporate AV with 25 years of experience, and having held positions in professional recording, live event production, Broadway tour support, residential and commercial integration, technology writing, automation programming and as tech support manager for premier automation manufacturers.

George helped to co-found and build AVNation.tv, the first podcast centric trade magazine, serving as a host and producer for the network for over 8 years. In his off time, he enjoys exploring new music, taking hikes with his family, and continues his quest to develop the perfect Bloody Mary.

Alexis VanPuttenAccount Manager

Alexis comes to Corporate AV with her team player attitude as well as her knowledge of digital marketing and client service. Having previously served as Front Office Supervisor at the Sleepy Hollow Hotel & Conference Center, as well as taking on various roles in the digital media space, Alexis is no stranger to hospitality and production.

Graduating from Pace University and with strengths in project management, creative direction, market research and more, Alexis is quickly becoming a trusted advisor for her clients and company alike.