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AV Concepts hires industry veteran as vice president of business development

AV Concepts, an audio/video provider in the corporate meetings, convention and experiential events industries, recently announced its new vice president of business development.


Anthony Stevens

Anthony Stevens has joined the nationwide provider of audio, video, staging, creative and immersive technology solutions. The award-winning company is particularly well-known for high-end projection, augmented reality and hologram capabilities.

“Over the past two decades, Anthony has continually raised the bar on driving growth initiatives and delivering exceptional value to clients,” said Nick Smith, president and co-founder of AV Concepts. “His successful history, impressive leadership skills and passion for our business make him the ideal person to immediately have a positive influence on our sales activity and results.”

Stevens will report to Richard Steinau, vice president of sales and marketing, and lead the company’s national sales and business development teams from the Tempe, Ariz., office. As the leader of the sales and business development teams, he will oversee all aspects of strategic growth for the company and build direct relationships with key corporations, production companies and associations. Stevens will exert significant influence over the company’s strategic vision in partnership with marketing, operations and creative services.

Previously Stevens drove impressive year-over-year sales growth of Swank Audio Visuals’ Event Services staging division as national director of event sales. During his 18-year tenure, Stevens successfully led audio visual sales at larger convention venues for brands such as Hilton, Loews, Hyatt, JW Marriott, Four Seasons, Fairmont Hotels and Ritz Carlton, for which his team was awarded the highest rating for customer satisfaction from J.D. Power and Associates.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to join a company that’s setting the trends in the industry for others to follow,” said Stevens. “The team shares my passion for strong relationship building and strategic growth, and I look forward to contributing to the company’s continued successes.”

Stevens has played an integral role as change agent for the improvement of operational performance, specifically in the areas of sales process and development throughout his career. Most recently, he focused exclusively on high-end staging events and developed account relationships with some of the most successful Fortune 500 clients and event production companies in the world.

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