Our Team

Joe GuildersonPresident

Joe started his career at Corporate AV in 2005 as an Account Executive, with a focus on developing long term clients. In 2006, Guilderson acquired the company and realigned the companies’ goals and strategies. As President, Joe oversees all sales, finances, 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, including Rental & Staging Systems, Event Solutions, and Pro AV Magazine, 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 Corporate AV won a 914 Inc Best of Business Award, and 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.

John ClarkAudiovisual Engineer

John has been working with Corporate AV since 2014, and has been making a name for himself ever since. He joined Corporate AV full time in 2016 and has become a valued addition to their team. Clients benefit from his technical prowess and extremely contagious positive attitude. John is requested often by name and loves to leave clients feeling at ease and confident.

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 DillonLead Warehouse Technician

Artie joined Corporate AV in 2018 as a Warehouse Technician and has been an 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 to Corporate AV. Artie is also a member of AVIXA and AES.

Ryan FinchCreative Technology Director

Ryan joined the team in 2014, and quickly became an important part of our Account Management and Business Development team. A communication and fine arts graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas College, Ryan now gets to apply his creative background to our event productions. His dedication to creating successful solutions and continuous learning is one of the drivers behind our Virtual Event Production. Ryan works with our virtual clients as the Creative and Technical Director to design a program that delivers exceptional results. In 2020, Ryan was announced as one of 914 Inc’s Westchester Wunderkinds, and was featured on the cover of the magazine. Ryan is a talented singer, artist, and musician, and lives in Westchester county.

Damon JacksonOperations Manager

Damon joined the Corporate AV team in 2018. He comes to us with a breadth of knowledge, having many years of experience in business/retail management, which includes staff hiring and training, operations and logistics. These skills and his attention to detail are a valued asset to our Operations team. He’s also a live sound event production manager and technician, as well as a teaching artist.

When not at his desk or onsite at an event, Damon exhibits his passion for service as a facilitator of intergenerational, community, corporate, and educational rhythm events. These events help him utilize his abilities as a confident presenter and public speaker, critical thinker, and a leadership and empowerment trainer.

Maurice JohnsonSenior Audiovisual Engineer

Maurice has been one of Corporate AV’s most loyal and trusted partners since 1999. Maurice started at Corporate AV as a field technician, handling all audio, video, and lighting for meetings and events. His technical skills and show personality earned him the position of Lead Technician and had him traveling the country with our largest clients. Maurice has handled every role in the company at some point, and is a true asset to each of our clients. He is a leader, a skilled professional, and dedicated to achieving successful results for our clients.

Jim MarloweDirector of Production & Operations

Jim comes to Corporate AV with many years of high end corporate event experience. He is a skilled video engineer by trade who was involved in High Definition before it ever became “HD”. He has been involved in every aspect of event production and equipment rental, and coordinates the operations of Corporate AV and our sister company, Visual Word Systems. His ability to creatively lead a team, attention to detail, and his industry knowledge and expertise, have made him a true asset to our clients and productions. Jim’s vision of our “Pirate life” is the inspiration behind our custom designed Corporate AV training program – “Pirate University” – which has been delivering free specialized training for technicians of all levels since 2014. Jim is a lifetime member of the Digital Cinema Society and an active musician.

Dane Colon Virtual Streaming Producer

Dane has been a part of the Corporate AV family since 2018, first as Part Time, then as Full Time. He has a broad range of production experience working in live events, theater, system design and installation, and video production.  Dane is our lead videographer and Virtual Streaming Engineer, and is skilled in all aspects of shooting, editing, and streaming. An IAR graduate and Dante Certified, Dane is always professional, and is a fantastic person to have on your team. Our clients love his “can do”, positive attitude.

Dean SantiniAudiovisual Engineer

Dean joined Corporate AV’s fulltime team in 2016. He started in our warehouse, and then moved into the field as an engineer. Dean has extensive knowledge of our inventory and logistics, and has developed great problem solving skills. Whether in-person, virtual, or hybrid, Dean is a valuable member of the Corporate AV team.

Alexa LilosAccount Manager

Alexa came to Corporate AV in July 2021 and is an Account Manager for various events. She graduated from the University of Tampa with a BA in Communications and began her career path in the event industry. Her career has ranged from Wedding Coordinator to Development Coordinator in the nonprofit world of Rockland County. Alexa is highly attentive to detail and loves interacting with people to make deeper connections. Besides events, Alexa is also a certified yoga instructor and enjoys sharing her passion for movement to help others understand the many benefits of mind, body, and spirit connection.

Marissa MadoniaBusiness Development Executive

Marissa Madonia just recently joined the Corporate AV Team in July 2021 as their Business Development Executive after an extensive career in the nonprofit sector. 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 and a big fan of “event-ing”– you will always know where to find her, even in a crowded room – Just head on over to the photo-booth! Her leadership skills continue to be recognized, as she was named one of 2018’s BCW’s 40 under 40 Rising Stars. Marissa knows the value of learning from others and so remains her personal mission to inspire others to be bigger than themselves.