Kevin P. Duffy

CEO

Kevin Duffy is CEO of Sound United and its holding company, DEI Holdings. Kevin joined DEI Holdings in 2003 and has served in a variety of roles including Chief Financial Officer, President of Directed Electronics, an Senior Vice President of corporate Development, Marketing, and Investor Relations.

Before joining DEI, Kevin worked for ThinkTank Holdings LLC, a private investment firm located in Southern California and for one of its portfolio companies as Executive Vice President. Kevin’s previous experience includes serving as Director of Strategy at Clarion Corporation of America, as well as consulting with Bain & Company and Deloitte & Touché.

He holds an Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Princeton University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Leader

First Album

Beastie Boys, Licensed to Ill

First Concert

KROQ Weenie Roast (Stone Temple Pilots, Gin Blossoms, Dramarama, etc.)

Favorite Album

Counting Crows, August and Everything After


Kathi Cover

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Kathi joined Sound United in August 2020, bringing deep intellectual property expertise to the Company’s legal function. With an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and a law degree from the University of Texas, Kathi has worked in law and technology her entire career, most recently as General Counsel for Directed, LLC and as Assistant General Counsel and Vice President - Intellectual Property at iBiquity Digital Corporation.  She also worked as litigation counsel at Sidley Austin and clerked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Kathi recently relocated to California from Maryland with her horse Heili, and she enjoys swimming, biking and running across varying terrains and distances. She has completed seven Ironman distance triathlons and a Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim trek across the Grand Canyon. Kathi is Registered In-House Counsel in California and additionally licensed to practice in Maryland, Texas and the District of Columbia.

First Album

ABBA, Super Trouper

First Concert

Michael Jackson, Thriller

Favorite Album

Def Leppard, Hysteria


Geoff Edwards

President, Bowers & Wilkins Brand

As an economics graduate from Southampton University, Geoff qualified with Price Waterhouse before joining Grant Thornton and becoming partner at 29 years old. For the following thirteen years, Geoff advised a wide range of clients from quoted multinationals, banks through privately owned and PE backed businesses to professional partnerships on financial, tax, strategic and business matters. Geoff left to become CFO of a mobile telecoms infrastructure group and shortly thereafter became CEO. In 2002, Geoff firstly advised B&W again and joined as EVP Operations and Finance. Following the removal of EVA as owner, Geoff took over as CEO turning it back from loss making to profit whilst selling the business to ensure long term security for the brand.

Geoff has been married for over 25 years with two adult sons. He splits his free time between UK and southern Italy.

First Album

Mike Oldfields - Tubular Bells

First Concert

The Sex Pistols at Nottingham Rowing Club

Favorite Album

Lamb Dies Down on Broadway - Genesis


Gary Fletcher

Senior Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain

Gary joined Sound United in 2016. Prior to Sound United, Gary held the position of Vice President of Procurement at Harman responsible for $3.6B spend. Prior to Harman, Gary held various senior level positions at Motorola both in Europe and US including heading global outsourcing for Motorola’s Home and Networks Division ($12B Rev). Gary started his career at Ford Motor Co., based at their R&D center in the UK. Gary holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management from Anglia Ruskin University, UK.

First Album

The Jam, Snap

First Concert

Guns & Roses

Favorite Album

The Who, Quadrophenia


Eugene Goldberg

Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development

Eugene is head of Strategy & Corporate Development at Sound United.

Previously, Eugene was the Sr. Manager of Corporate Development for WPP Group, the global advertising and communications services business, with responsibilities for the development and execution of a robust acquisition pipeline. Prior to that, Eugene was on the private equity investment team at New Mountain Capital, a diversified investment firm with aggregate AUM of over $20B.

Eugene holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Hilltop Microfinance Initiative, a non-profit organization aiming to empower underprivileged entrepreneurs in the greater D.C. community.

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First Album

The Beatles, White Album

First Concert

Warped Tour (Green Day, Weezer, No Doubt, Long Beach Dub Allstars, and many more)

Favorite Album

Dispatch, Bang Bang


Debra Jensen

Senior Vice President, Information Technology

Debra joined Sound United in 2018. She is also currently a Board Director for Self-Esteem Brands (Anytime Fitness), a privately held international fitness company.

Debra’s most recent experience was Chief Information Officer for Charlotte Russe, Inc, a fashion retailer based in San Francisco. Debra began her career at Gap Stores and then moved to Longs Drugs where she worked her way up to Vice President of Application Development before leaving to join Jack in the Box as their Chief Information Officer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California.

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First Album

Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms

First Concert

Dire Straits

Favorite Album

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raising Sand


Bart Muller

Chief Operating Officer

Bart joins us most recently from Stanley Black & Decker, where he served as President of Emerging Markets while based in Dubai and oversaw a $300M line of business, which included legacy tooling brands De Walt, Stanley, Black & Decker, Facon and Proto.

Bart’s global experience as a seasoned business development professional — which includes a deep understanding of sales, marketing, supply chain, factory logistics, mergers / acquisitions and product strategy, to name a few — bodes extremely well for Sound United as we continue to scale our mission of Bringing Joy to the World through Sound.

Originally hailing from the Netherlands, Bart’s first language is Dutch. He also speaks English, German and French. Bart holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from the Eindhoven University of Technology. He is married and has six children.

First Album

Genesis

First Concert

The Police

Favorite Album

Whitney Houston, Best of Whitney Houston Live


Dave Sheen

Senior Vice President – Licensing & Partnerships

Dave Sheen is SVP for Licensing & Partnerships at Sound United. Dave joined Sound United in 2020 as part of the acquisition of Bowers & Wilkins, where he was the EVP of Product, Brand & Strategic Partnerships.

Dave joined Bowers & Wilkins in 2007 where he held a variety of leadership roles across Product Management, Product Development, Global Brand and Marketing, Automotive Partnerships and Business Development. During his tenure he drove the development of key partnerships with multiple top-tier brands from the Automotive, TV and Airline industries.

Before joining Bowers & Wilkins, Dave was a Managing Director at Alpine Electronics. He joined the company as a Project Engineer and worked in a variety of roles, including a period spent working in Japan as part of the headquarters marketing and business development teams. Dave began his career at Jaguar as a Product Development Engineer, having been sponsored by the brand through his degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

First Album

Blondie, Eat to the Beat

First Concert

"The Toy Dolls", "The Larks" and Marc Almond

Favorite Album

ChangesOne - David Bowie


Joel Sietsema

President, Marantz & Classé Brands

Joel Sietsema is the President & GM for the Marantz & Classé brands at Sound United. He joined Sound United in 2013 after nearly a decade at Best Buy Co. in Minneapolis, MN where he held various senior merchandising roles within their premium retail subsidiary -- Magnolia. Joel joined Sound United as the Director of New Business Development where he led new initiatives in brand, product development, and consumer insights.

Joel has since held various roles at Sound United, including the Brand Director for Polk Audio & Definitive Technology, Senior Vice President of Brand, Design, & Marketing, and Senior Vice President of Brand Strategy. Sietsema holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.

First Album

Nirvana, Unplugged In New York

First Concert

Incubus

Favorite Album

Bob Marley, Legend


Scott St. Clair

Chief Financial Officer

Scott St. Clair joined Sound United in 2019 as the Chief Financial Officer. Following over a decade at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Scott spent 12 years with private equity-backed portfolio companies managing the finance and accounting functions. Prior to his successful career, Scott earned Bachelor of Accounting and Master of Taxation degrees at Brigham Young University. When he’s not working hard at Sound United, Scott enjoys spending time with his adopted daughters, fly fishing, and staying in shape.

First Album

Sugarhill Gang, Rappers Delight

First Concert

Styx

Favorite Album

U2, Joshua Tree


Brendon Stead

Senior Vice President, Product Development & Engineering

Brendon has spent his career delighting consumers by delivering world-class, audio-visual components in product management and development roles.

Over this time, Brendon has launched JBL, Harman Kardon, Infinity, Mark Levinson, Altec Lansing, Denon, Marantz and HEOS branded products that include floor standing speakers, powered speakers, embedded audio, audio video receivers, Bluetooth speakers, headphones, DVD & Blu-ray players, wireless multi-room players, and media servers.

Brendon joined Sound United as part of the acquisition of D+M and has a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

First Album

Paul Simon, Graceland

First Concert

U2, Joshua Tree Tour, LA Coliseum

Favorite Album

Bob Marley, Legend


Frank Sterns

PRESIDENT, POLK & DEFINITIVE TECHNOLOGY BRANDS

Frank brings an extraordinary background to Sound United. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Frank has earned numerous accolades and awards, including Dealerscope Hall of Fame inductee and “CE Leaders that Rock,” as well as “Master of CE” from CE Pro Magazine. Frank began his career with Infinity Systems, a division of Harman International, and has gone on to various roles at household names including Niles, Nortek, and other industry titans. At Sound United, Frank serves as the GM for Americas business operations throughout Canada, Latin America, and the United States, driving revenue and improving our go-to-market approach across Sound United brands.

First Album

The Beatles, Meet the Beatles

First Concert

Wings over America

Favorite Album

Genesis, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway


Andrew Stevens

Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Facilities

Andrew joined the company in 2019 and comes with 20 years of strong business experience in both human resources and corporate finance. In his most recent role with NuVasive, a global medical device company, Andrew had worldwide responsibility for talent management, talent acquisition, corporate culture initiatives, acquisition integrations, and HR operations for key business units of their organization. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Michigan State University.

First Album

Paul Simon, Graceland

First Concert

R.E.M.

Favorite Album

Johnny Cash, At Folsom Prison


Blair Tripodi

Chief Commercial Officer

A lifelong brand and sports marketer, Blair began his career working the agency world helping brands launch their latest and greatest. Following that he transitioned to Nike, Inc., first in Canada and then at the WHQ in Beaverton, OR. Blair led the strategic marketing planning for many of Nike’s largest customers and worked to creatively integrate the brand into retail settings across North America.

After nearly 5 years with Nike, Blair transitioned to the US Olympic Committee and spent 6 years helping America’s athletes achieve their dreams through working in the divisions of Brand Marketing, Consumer Products and NGB Marketing.

Prior to joining Sound United, Blair was the Managing Director of Under Armour’s European, Middle Eastern and African business being one of the first executives on the ground to help launch the now infamous global sports company.

First Album

Michael Jackson, Thriller (Vinyl, not cassette)

First Concert

Hall and Oates

Favorite Album

U2, The Joshua Tree