Meet the proud professionals you will work with at ByDesign Vision and Sound Marketing

Joaquin Rivera

Joaquin grew up in the industry having spent fifteen years as an integral part of the team at Stewart Filmscreen, the industry leader in video projections screens. Joaquin began his career in production at Stewart Filmscreen, shortly moving to Marketing, Inside Sales, International Sales, Factory Liaison, National Sales Manager, Director of Sales and finally the first VP in the history of Stewart that was not a Stewart. Losing Stewart local CA, AZ, Vegas and Hawaii long time representative to a manufacturer, Joaquin decided to make a change leaving with co-worker and friend Benito Joaquin in 2014 to form ByDesign Vision & Sound Marketing Inc. Joaquin's dedication has been recognized by the industry, earning him several awards over the years, including being named one of the 50 Most Influential People in the industry; 40 Under 40; Young Turks of CE; CEDIA’s “Volunteer of the Year;” and CEDIA’s “CEDIA Fellow”
This is a small industry with a lot of good people/ friends. I want to see them succeed and if I can help them and by doing so help myself make a good living, what other kind of career would I want?

Benito Joaquin

Benito, a 15 year veteran of the industry spent the first 10 years of his career as one of the senior members of the in-house sales team at Stewart Filmscreen. Benito spent the first few months of his career working in production at Stewart Filmscreen. He was asked to use his technical expertise in the Marketing department where he assisted at all trade shows and training events. Shortly after that, he was asked to join the inside sales team where he held a hybrid role which consisted of managing the major territories for Stewart as well as offer a high level of technical support to the Manufacturers Reps and as dealers in his territories. After leaving Stewart in 2010, Benito spent time consulting in the CI channel before partnering with co-worker and friend Joaquin Rivera to form ByDesign Vision & Sound Marketing Inc.
Our goal is to use the experience we have gained throughout the years to propel our business partners by not only offering top tier products that are profitable and reliable, but using that experience to offer the support that is needed to make sure that everyone is happy with the results.

Rocio Juarez

Rocio brings years’ experience in a professional sales, service and marketing environment. She has held sales, sales management and operational management roles in different industry sectors. Rocio manages office operations, as well as all marketing programs while always remaining cool and calm! She has an excellent track record of meeting and exceeding goals and is very customer centric.

John Gilmore

John has been in the industry for over 21 years. He has done installation, sales, design and integration bringing a lot of experience to ByDesign. Having his own custom installation company for over 15 years, he guides the team on what is the support the integrator really needs. This allows us to be helpful and not waste our partner’s time.

Tommie Maldonado

Tommie's start in consumer electronics began 19 years ago at a typical big box store. Driven by his love of technology and passion for people and he has had many positions from sales, integration, design and operations in the CI channel. In 2013, he became the principle of Pride of Hawaii Marketing and Sales the premiere CI rep firm servicing the Islands of Hawaii. 2016 has brought a joint venture with ByDesign that leverages the strengths of both teams to bring an unprecedented level of service and support to our vendors, dealers and end users on the islands.

Nathan Rivera

Nathan Rivera was “born” into the Audio Video world! From a young age he's learned the business from his best friend and father, Joaquin Rivera. Nathan has been providing excellent customer service in different industry sectors for the last 4 years. Nathan will be reaching his 1 year anniversary at ByDesign VSM and will continue to support you with Inside Sales/Technical Support. While working at ByDesign VSM, Nathan is working on a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering and hopes to graduate in 2019. In his free time, Nathan enjoys producing and recording music at his home studio.

Jason Magdic

Jason Magdic is well versed in just about every aspect of the audio world – he has done everything from production to engineering to live sound, making him a valuable asset as the newest addition to ByDesign VSM Sales team. Before working at ByDesign VSM, he spent 6 plus years providing excellent customer service in different industry sectors. After graduating MATC with an Audio Engineering degree, he sought out his long-term goal of moving out west and finding a home within the audio video world. He is still very active in the audio world, but wanted a change of scenery and that’s when he found ByDesign VSM. It was a perfect match!