Solutions

sparkAV - Solutions That Ignite the Mind!

  • Corporate
  • unified
    communications
  • Retail
  • Institution
  • Digital
    Signage
  • Residential
sparkAV considers corporations to be our specialty!

Since 2005 sparkAV has been implementing professional quality audiovisual into these spaces:

  • Board Rooms
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Centers
  • Training Rooms & Class Rooms
  • Reception Spaces
  • Common Areas
  • Fitness Centers
  • Cafeterias and Lunch Rooms
  • Control Rooms
  • Auditoriums
  • and more!

sparkAV has worked for our Corporate customers all across Canada, integrating anything from simple displays to complex video conferencing systems into their office spaces. We are the country's foremost experts in the field, being that we posses resources that our competitors do not:

  • Unified Communications - sparkAV understands UC, and we can help with the integration of communication services such as: videoconferencing, instant messaging, content & data sharing, voice at your desktop, mobile devices and conference rooms.
  • Audio Engineers - sparkAV can help. Achieving an intelligible conference call in a meeting room is something that most companies have trouble with. We have the expertise to implement the world's leading technology in ceiling/table microphones and DSPs with acoustic echo cancellation (AEC).
  • In-House CAD - At sparkAV we have in-house CAD facilities, so we are able to quickly and efficiently coordinate drawings with the project-team.
  • In-House Certified Technicians - At sparkAV we have in-house employees (not sub-contractors) who are certified on a variety of key ProAV product lines such as Crestron Elite (DM & Programming), AMX Programming, Polycom (Gold), BSS London, Extron and more.
  • ISF Calibration - sparkAV can optimize your displays to look as the manufacturer intended. This is of particular importance with multiple displays, such as video walls, where uniformity of image is required.
  • Hire sparkAV with confidence - We carry Commercial General Liability Insurance in the amount of $10,000,000 - twice the amount of most of our competitors. It is also just as important to note that we have never had to make a claim.

With our expertise and vision, sparkAV can help your organization turn a simple and under-used space into a powerful communication haven. Not only will we help you deploy the technology, we will also show you how to take advantage of additional benefits such as:

  • decreased energy costs
  • decreased administrative costs
  • increased Functionality
  • increased Efficiency

Regardless of the size of your project, sparkAV will build the right solution with the right products to fit your organizations needs and budget. If you are not sure of what it is that you need, or how much certain audiovisual elements cost, we can also help there. Contact us today for more details or a complimentary, no-obligation meeting.

TESTIMONIAL: "sparkAV went above and beyond to cooperate with all key parties, meet the project deadlines and stay on budget. Throughout the process the sparkAV organization showed professionalism, care and concern and an overall dedication to our company."
Stuart Cottrelle – President
- Bayshore HealthCare
Communication is Everything, sparkAV can help!

Gone are the days where a phone call or even a video conference represents the primary method of communication. Today, Text messages, Instant Messaging, Email, Video Conferencing, Webinars and of course the good old desk phone all represent ways that people communicate. Over the past decade, sparkAV has seen these various forms evolve and grow, and we have found that in today's professional environment, the concept of unifying communications is critical. To remain competitive, professionals need to be able to communicate when they want, where they want, how they want, and using the device that they want. Top video conferencing manufacturers are taking the lead in pulling all of these elements together, and sparkAV can help!

The use of Unified Communications can give your organization the ability to:

  • Meet face to face, with anyone, anywhere in the world, on virtually any device
  • Tie in audio-only participants (phone calls)
  • Run enterprise-grade video meetings that can add-in Skype & Google
  • Share PC content & presentations
  • Collaborate by enabling real-time annotation
  • Record and stream
  • Significantly reduce travel costs and increase efficiency
  • Function on a more environmentally friendly level

sparkAV has in-house UC professionals who will successfully roll-out and deploy virtually any unified communications solution. Our technicians are constantly staying up to date on the latest developments, giving us the ability to provide our customers with:

  • Full training for all staff on the proper uses of the unit by one of our seasoned technicians.
  • Hassle free site testing and certification
  • Bridging Services - Our team will monitor the call, handle all connection and call management details, while proactively troubleshooting any issues.
  • Automated Video Conferencing Service - Connect from anywhere with crystal clear video quality.
"94% of people agree that videoconferencing allows them to improve efficiency and productivity" - Polycom
  • Hosted-Cloud Based Video Conferencing - Connect through your laptop, tablet or smart phone both inside or outside of a firewall - all without the added hassle of additional products and hardware.
  • Webcasts
  • Recording and Streaming Video Feeds

sparkAV works very closely with the people at Polycom, and have recently obtained a partnership status of gold. This allows us to offer our clients the peace of mind that we:

  • Have the full support of Polycom and their technical team
  • Are certified resellers of Polycom video and infrastructure products

Consider the possibilities of:

  • Closing a deal in Toronto with your partners in Hong Kong;
  • Hiring a new employee in Calgary while in your Montreal office;
  • Having a professor in Vancouver lecture to students all over the world;

Working with sparkAV makes all of this and more possible.

Contact us and speak with one of our trained representatives for more details.

TESTIMONIAL: "sparkAV maintained a very hands-on approach, and it is with this level of commitment we have exceeded all project expectations. Having personally worked with other large Canadian AV vendors, I can confidently say this is truly a rare thing and elevates sparkAV above their nearest competitors."
Greg Kornatowsky – Director of IT
- Yellow Pages Digital Media

sparkAV understands customer service centered businesses. We are aware that today's average consumer is busy and that they are looking for speed and convenience while shopping. The quickest and most efficient way to provide clientele with this experience is to make use of current and affordable audiovisual technologies.

sparkAV's skilled sales and technical team offer a number of options to assist in fast and efficient communication, including:

  • Flat Panels
  • Video Walls
  • Plasma and LCD displays
  • Audio Solutions

The addition of one or more of these elements will provide your space with an upgrade in appearance and efficiency, while also:

  • Engaging shoppers with specific, targeted advertisements.
  • Ridding your store of useless and outdated paper promotion.

Contact sparkAV today and begin connecting with shoppers in ways that you never thought possible.

TESTIMONIAL: "I am always impressed with the in-depth knowledge you share with clients, working tirelessly to explain every detail and provide a media solution that fits the projects financial perimeters and often very tight schedule."
Deborah Sperry, Vice President/Team Leader - HOK

Since our inception, sparkAV has worked tirelessly to build relationships with Institutional clientele. We are proud of the fact that we do more than simply sell clients boxes off of a standing offer list. Instead, sparkAV continues to support and service these clients long after the original scope of work has been successfully completed. Our clients include:

  • Hospitals
  • Universities
  • Classrooms
  • Retirement Residences
  • Community Centers
  • Sports Complexes
  • Religious Organizations

Within this scope, we have integrated the best in professional quality audiovisual into:

  • Auditoriums
  • Classrooms
  • Training Rooms
  • Lounge Areas
  • Gymnasiums
  • Auditoriums
  • Lecture Halls
  • Fitness Centers

We will work with your organization to develop a solution that suits your budget, while simultaneously giving you exactly what you need to ensure that your patrons get the best overall experience. We will help cut administrative costs, while also giving you the peace of mind that a student will never miss another lecture point due to items missed during lax or non-existent commissioning standards. Not sure what you need? Or what your budget is? We can also help there! Contact us today for a complimentary, and no-obligation meeting.

TESTIMONIAL: "Throughout the construction process the team addressed unforeseen issues quickly and efficiently. They showed a keen understanding of customer service by being responsive and flexible when changes arose. They addressed our needs and made sure we were happy with the results."
Akira Bryson, Senior Project Manager - Equinox Fitness

Update your place of business, get a significant return on your investment, and stay competitive by displaying all of your relevant information with sparkCAST.

Paper signage is a slow and inefficient means of communication, which is why it is rapidly becoming an outdated form of promotion. More and more retailers are removing expensive POP marketing from their stores and are putting their trust into sparkCAST - a purely digital form of displaying prices, advertisements and directories.

sparkCAST:
  • Is centrally located
  • Can be programmed based on any number of specifications (i.e. Room temperature or time)
  • Can deliver messages via digital mediums such as Plasma Televisions, LCD Televisions, Projected Video, or LED Boards
  • Can be custom fitted into any space
  • Is financially and environmentally GREEN
TESTIMONIAL: "We greatly appreciated their involvement and strong commitment to selling something that would suit our needs."
David Komaromi, IT Manager -
Dentons Canada LLP

Since our inception, sparkAV has been directly involved in implementing:

  • Home Theaters
  • Multi Room Systems
  • Ceiling Speakers
  • Control Panels
  • Home Automation Systems

sparkAV specializes in home entertainment technologies and can provide the latest products for any in-house audiovisual need. We are comprised of a team of qualified technicians, who carry years of experience in custom design and installation. This means that we have the products and employ the staff to make any residential project a reality.

Contact us today and let us work with you to find the perfect solution for you and your family.

TESTIMONIAL: "I continue to rely on sparkAV for my audio-visual requirements and have no hesitation in recommending their professional services."
Information Technology Manager - Mindshare

Services

We know technology, so you don't have to!

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sparkAV's goal is to build mutually beneficial, long term relationships with our clients, utilizing equipment that offers our clients years of reliable service. We accomplish this by supplying a host of additional services to our customers with the intention of delivering the peace of mind that our dedication to their project does not end when the install is complete.
sparkAV is:

National Reach, Owner Operated Care

sparkAV has both a Toronto head office, as well as a Montreal Unified Communications branch, making us a leading provider of proAV and Unified Communications nationally. Furthermore, our three founding partners are very hands on and are directly involved in the daily activities of the organization.

Partners

sparkAV is a certified and authorized dealer/partner of just about every major proAV brand. We are also Polycom Gold and Crestron Elite partners.

sparkAV offers:
TOTAL AV Integration

sparkAV is committed to providing a complete audiovisual experience. We are comprised of a help desk and full technical support team filled with in-house technicians, sales, CAD, System Design and Engineers.

A Detailed Needs Analysis

Via an initial meeting, which gives us the opportunity to pinpoint our clients EXACT audiovisual requirements.

Custom Design

We custom design solutions that meet precise needs. This is accomplished by working very closely with project managers, designers, architects, and facility professionals.

CustomerCare Agreements

Crafted for our clients specific requirements and designed to provide service or support for integrated AV solutions

Lifetime Installation Warranty

sparkAV backs up all of its installation work with a limited lifetime warranty. No nonsense, just the confidence in knowing that if there is a problem with our installation at any time, we will come back and fix it free of charge. Please note some terms and conditions apply. For more information please contact us.

Rentals

Daily, weekly and monthly rates on projectors, plasma monitors, projection screens, conferencing systems and audio systems.

Training

Our fully certified technicians will not only install your equipment, but will take the time to fully train you and your staff on its proper uses.

TESTIMONIAL: "I am confident that sparkAV would not enter into a contract unless they were 100% certain that they could complete it with the utmost perfection."
Elvio DiSimone, Principal - DPI Construction Management
TESTIMONIAL: "Kramer has enjoyed a long term partnership with sparkAV ltd., and are confident in recommending their services to the market."
Richard Ridge, Senior Accounts Manager - Kramer
TESTIMONIAL: "Several other companies were interviewed for this project but none showed the enthusiasm or passion like sparkAV."
Shawn J. Burk, Director Applications - Group M Canada

Projects

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J. Walter Thompson

sparkAV assisted J. Walter Thompson with the renovations of their Canadian Head Office. This project included the addition of audiovisual solutions into their Reception Area, and the design and implementation of two brand new collaborative AV areas. sparkAV installed Crestron Digital Media Control/Switching Systems, Audio Conferencing Systems and several televisions into these rooms, while also custom fitting a 2x2 video wall and 55" Samsung television into their Reception Space.

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Mindshare

sparkAV worked with Mindshare to integrate AV into their Reception Area, Multi-Purpose Space and Media Room. These areas were all updated and now include a Display System, Audio System, Integrated HD Audio Conferencing System, a Crestron Control System and a Crestron Digital Media System.

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Hill + Knowlton Strategies

The project at Hill + Knowlton Strategies required sparkAV to incorporate many different audiovisual elements into several rooms. By the time that the job was complete, we had added an Audio System, an Integrated HD Audio Conferencing System, a Creston Control System and a Projection System into many of Hill + Knowlton's spaces. We also installed a Sharp touch screen display into their Reception Area and routed everything through a Crestron Digital Media System located on the main floor.

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Westwood Group

The project at Westwood Group was a multi-room installation that included the incorporation of audiovisual into the Boardroom, Meeting Room and Trading Desk. sparkAV outfitted each room with a Display System, while also integrating an Audio System, Audio Conferencing System and Control and Switching System into their Main Boardroom and Meeting Room.

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SNC Lavalin

sparkAV was directly involved with overseeing all of the audiovisual elements in four of SNC Lavalin's Greater Toronto offices. Throughout these locations we have implemented several Audio/Video Conferencing Suites, as well as outfitting multiple Meeting Rooms with Flat Screens and Control Panels. We continue to be responsible for providing SNC Lavalin with ongoing service for a number of their most important meeting rooms, on top of managing all of their Town Hall meetings which they conduct at The Old Mill in Toronto.

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Bosch - BSH

sparkAV was hired by Canada's home appliance giant to assist in the complete overhaul of their Main Boardroom; a project which included the addition of a Projection System, Audio System and Crestron Digital Meeting and Control System. On top of this, we implemented LED Televisions, Crestron SP Control Systems and High Definition Video Conferencing Units into several Meeting Rooms, while also outfitting their Cafeteria with a Sharp 60" LED Display Unit, a Crestron Control System and Audio System. We completed this large project with the addition of an HD 2x2 Matrix Branding Wall.

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Colgate Palmolive

sparkAV was contracted by Colgate Palmolive to add AV into their two large Meeting Rooms and Cafeteria. These rooms are "multi functioning," as they are capable of being used separately, but their walls can also be opened up to create one large room. Using the space as inspiration, sparkAV added a television into the Cafeteria and two Projection Screens into the Meeting Rooms. These audiovisual enhancements, like the rooms that they sit in, can run different multimedia consecutively, but also have the ability to link together, displaying the same information at the same time.

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Barrick Gold Corporation

sparkAV was directly involved in the major redesign and implementation of Barrick Gold Corporations Toronto Head Office. This project included the addition of multiple Display Systems, Audio Conferencing Systems and Crestron Digital Media Control and Switching Systems. We also implemented Digital Signage into their Reception Area, along with several High Definition Video Conferencing Units throughout the entire facility.

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Children's Aid Society

For the project at Children's Aid Society, sparkAV custom designed a mobile cart to hold a Polycom Group 500 Series Camera and Flat Screen Television. This cart, as well as its contents, can be easily transported from one room to another and is specifically used for the purposes of videoconferencing and content sharing. We were also responsible for the integration of audiovisual equipment in their Main Boardroom. Throughout this room we added an HD Projection System, Audio System, Audio and Video Conferencing System and Digital Control and Switching System. Finally, to complete this project, we designed and created several collaborative audio video equipped Meeting Rooms and Videoconferencing Facilities.

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Cara Foods

Cara approached sparkAV with extensive plans for their Head Office relocation - a challenge that we excitedly faced head on. We installed approximately forty Plasma Televisions in multiple collaboration spaces throughout Cara's facility. On top of this, we provided and added a Videoconferencing Unit into their Executive Boardroom, Digital Signage into their Cafeteria, three top of the line televisions and a Distributed Audio System into their Staff Gymnasium and a custom made 65" LCD TV, which floats behind a frosted pane of glass, for their Reception Area.

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Siemens Canada

In another building relocation, sparkAV was given the task of outfitting Siemens Canada's new Head Office with top of the line, professional quality audiovisual. We installed over 120 televisions throughout the facility, and completely revamped their Main Boardroom. Today, this room is equipped with a Polycom Eagle Eye Director connected to two 90" televisions, a full Crestron Control System, and a Polycom Sound Structure containing HDX microphones. Together this system delivers crystal clear audio and sparkling video to numerous end point viewers and listeners during meetings.

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Siemens Canada Customer Experience Center

sparkAV was directly involved in the recent launch of Siemens Canada's Oakville Customer Experience Center. Working within a very tight timeline, our talented team helped to create an interactive touch based client centre, starring an impressive custom 92" Diagonal LED Touch Screen Wall and multiple Touch Screen Kiosks. We completed the center by adding a 90" LED Display System, an Audio System and a Digital Control and Switching System, all with time to spare before their planned launch date.

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Dentons Canada LLP

The Dentons Canada LLP project included several audiovisual elements incorporated onto a total of six floors. Throughout these levels, sparkAV added multiple LCD Display Systems and Projection Units into Meeting Rooms, Think Tanks and Boardrooms. We also installed a Polycom Telepresence Conferencing System into their Main Boardroom and paired it with AMX Touch Screens and Control Systems.

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Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

sparkAV worked closely with Fogler, Rubinoff LLP to craft a whole office AV solution for their Head Office relocation. This included multiple Meeting Rooms - spanning three floors - and their Main Boardroom consisting of three Flexible Meeting Rooms which are capable of converting into a unified single space. We have continued to work with Fogler, Rubinoff LLP and, due to their satisfaction with sparkAV and growth as a company, have since added a complete Video Conferencing Room, as well as other additions/installations throughout their Cafeteria and Meeting Rooms.

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National Bank of Canada

National Bank of Canada was a multi-room project, in which sparkAV installed several 2x2 Flat Panel Display Systems. We also provided the client with an Audio Conferencing System, Audio System and Projection Unit for their Boardroom, while outfitting several Huddle Rooms with flat screens and AMX Control Systems.

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Hudsons Bay Company

sparkAV installed several different audiovisual elements during the renovation of HBC's Head Office, located in Brampton, ON. For this large project we outfitted all of the clients Meeting Spaces with upgraded AV elements. We incorporated Projection Systems with room controls into each of the clients Meeting Rooms, while also adding three Video Carts to be used at a number of different locations. The Atrium was given four Plasma televisions, high on the face of surrounding walls, so that the client could display content during town hall meetings. In the Bistro we installed displays with audio support, along with two Plasma screens - one in the Cafeteria and one in the Lounge Area. Finally, we installed a Content Delivery System, so that the client could route a choice of different contents to the Atrium, second floor Seating Area and Cafeteria consecutively.

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Equinox Fitness

Equinox Fitness hired sparkAV to install a high end Audio System into their brand new Downtown Toronto, Bay Street location. The BSS Audio System with Digital Signal Processing spanned throughout two floors and was paired to approximately one hundred speakers. We also equipped each of the four fitness rooms with their own Control Systems.

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Salesforce.com

sparkAV's role in the Salesforce.com project was to install AV into a series of Meeting/Training/Executive Rooms, located throughout two buildings and on multiple floors. The Meeting Rooms included several displays, in various sizes, which were controlled via Extron Medialink products. All of Training Rooms included Duel Screen Projectors, while one specifically incorporated a 60" display, which was paired to a Video Conferencing Suite, while a large format LCD Projector was utilized with a Projection Screen. Finally, the Executive Boardrooms were outfitted with all of the latest AV equipment, highlighted by AMX Control.

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Young & Rubicam Group

The project at Young & Rubicam group again spanned floors and included multiple rooms. sparkAV outfitted many Board and Meeting Rooms with Plasma and LCD Displays, AMX control and Switching systems, Audio Systems, and Video Conferencing Units. We also equipped their Reception Area with four 26" LCD Displays to showcase client content.

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B2B Bank

sparkAV recently completed the AV systems for B2B Bank's new national HQ in downtown Toronto. B2B Bank is a leading Canadian Banking Organization, serving thousands of professionals across multiple platforms. The project spanned seven floors and included many varying room types, such as Meeting Rooms, Conference Rooms, a Cafeteria, Security Area, a Triple-Room Training Centre, Boardrooms and Gathering Spaces. Within these areas, sparkAV installed Projection Systems, LED displays, Presentation Systems, Crestron DigitalMedia Systems, In-Wall Control Systems, and a variety of Audio Systems. We also equipped certain key spaces with Polycom Videoconferencing Systems. Also of note was a sophisticated digital signage solution wherein a display was located by the elevators on each of their seven floors

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CHUBB Insurance of Canada

sparkAV worked closely with CHUBB Insurance throughout the recent relocation of their Toronto Headquarters. This brand new, state-of-the-art space included the integration of ProAV into the Café Bar/Lounge, as well as into multiple Training Rooms, Meeting Rooms and Boardrooms. sparkAV began by incorporating a large display system into each room, and then complimenting it with the integration of a Crestron Digital Control & Switching System, as well as a BSS London Audio System. The project was completed with the addition of a Camera System in the Training Room, along with a Room Booking System to assist in the management of all of the many rooms throughout the facility. sparkAV took on this large installation with the same drive and attention to detail that our team applies to every project that we commit to. We are proud to state that when all was said and done, the CHUBB Insurance project was completed flawlessly, and another client was left totally satisfied.

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Sobeys Capital Inc.

sparkAV recently obtained the audiovisual contract for Sobeys Capital Inc.'s head office relocation. This large project required sparkAV to incorporate Professional Audiovisual into multiple General and Collaborative Meeting Rooms, Ad-Planning Rooms, Training Rooms, as well as into their Executive Boardroom, Cafeteria, HMR and QA/PD Kitchen, Sensory Room, Lobby, Taste Test Bar, Fitness Room and Employee Communication Room. This massive project began by outfitting each of the Meeting Rooms with ClickShare Mini Systems, as well as by adding a ClickShare Classic System into the Executive Boardroom. The next step was to add several LCD/LED Displays throughout the facility, the majority of which we paired with Crestron OnCue Basic Presentation Controllers. A Biamp TesiraFORTE Audio & Video Conferencing System was incorporated into the 10-person Meeting Room, Ad-Planning Room, Collaboration Meeting Room, Cafeteria, Sensory Room and Executive Boardroom; all other video conferencing needs were completed with Cisco Telepresence products. Finally, we placed a 110," 2x2 Matrix Video Wall Display System - comprised of four Samsung 55" LED Super Narrow Bezel Displays, - into their Cafeteria space. The final touches to this project were given by outfitting several rooms with projection systems, Crestron Video Recording and Streaming Systems, Middle Atlantic Racking Systems, and Video Distribution Systems.

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American Express Canada

sparkAV was honoured to be given the opportunity to work with American Express Canada on their recent office overhaul and relocation - a project which required us to install well over one hundred NEC and Sharp display units into several rooms located throughout the facility. This included the creation and installation of a total of five video walls which we placed in various spaces within the building.

Perhaps the most amazing part of this large scale integration was the fact that during the course of the Cafeteria AV System build out, sparkAV was asked to take on the additional task of creating a Crestron Control System program code for a Spyder X20 Video Processor. The X20, advertised as being "the world's most powerful video processor and presentation switcher," is a mainstay of live event and broadcast environments and is usually controlled by a live operator. While the task was onerous, sparkAV's world class team of Crestron programmers created the Control Protocol, while working within an incredibly tight deadline and extremely small window of room availability. The result? American Express Canada now has a highly comprehensive User Interface that allows this complex piece of AV gear to be controlled by a relatively novice end user.

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Toronto Hydro

sparkAV worked closely with Toronto Hydro to implement Professional Audiovisual into their new Downtown offices – a project which required us to work within their Operator Station, Dispatch Area and SOC Meeting Area. We began this installation by implementing a Planar 58" 4K 24/7 commercial display into the Operator Station, as well as a NEC LED/LCD Public Display Monitor into the Dispatch Area. We then added a Samsung 65" Consumer Display, Audio System and SpeedWing Fast Mounting System into the SOC Meeting Area. The final touches were given by implementing three Cyber Touch Interactive Touch Tables throughout the facility, along with a complete Cable System, which included an Audio System, NEC 70" LED/LCD Public Display Monitor, Crestron Digital Control and Switching System, Projection System and Racking System.

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Bayer Canada

sparkAV recently worked with the people at Bayer Canada on the relocation of their Toronto Head Office. This large project – executed under very tight time constraints - included the addition of ProAV into several large and small meeting rooms, as well as into the Meeting Centre, Cafeteria, and Fitness Centre. sparkAV began by implementing a Display System into each room and then pairing them with Crestron Digital Control & Switching Systems and Room Booking Systems. The next step was to outfit their Meeting Centre with an 84" Interactive Flat Panel and a TesiraFORTE Audio System; two additional 55" SMARTBoards were also placed in specific Meeting Rooms. A second TesiraFORTE System was implemented into the Cafeteria, along with a Projection System and Vaddio Camera System. SparkAV completed this install with the addition of a Kramer IPTV System and Audio System, both of which we integrated into the fully stocked Fitness Centre. The Bayer Canada project was a massive install that required endless amounts of labour from sparkAV's talented technicians. Even under this immense amount of pressure, we are proud to say that the sparkAV team pulled together and completed the job to the fullest satisfaction of all involved.

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Deloitte - La Tour Deloitte

sparkAV recently completed a comprehensive AV project for Deloitte Canada. The project commenced in 2013, when sparkAV was engaged as the designate AV consultant & designer for Deloitte focusing on their new towers in downtown Montreal and Toronto. sparkAV worked closely with the client designing AV from the ground up – supplying best-in-class AV solutions that furthered the customer's "Work Place of the Future" vision. Solutions that were ultimately deployed in many cases represented industry firsts. With hundreds of rooms involved, these spaces were designed to allow for the seamless utilization of technology by users supplying a consistent user-experience throughout.

Some key elements included several Christie Digital Microtile Video Walls, some of which are interactive, Immersive Skype for Business Meeting Rooms, Wireless content collaboration, Room-Booking and IWMS Integration, a technology intensive Greenhouse space, and the first integration of a Crestron 128x128 DM Matrix in Canada. While the overall solutions are extremely sophisticated the elegant simplicity for users is what sets this project apart. In all spaces users need not plug in in order to present, video conference or collaborate with customers and colleagues alike. All in all the technology has furthered the customer's vision for an agile work space.

As an implementer, sparkAV took on the challenge of supplying and implanting one of the largest corporate AV projects that the city of Montreal has ever seen. Aside from the considerable sophistication and programming involved, there was also a very tight schedule to keep to. In the end, the sparkAV-lead team saw to the project's completion on time and on budget and to rave reviews.

This project exemplifies how sparkAV has grown and evolved since its inception in 2005. This engagement and project is one of the largest in the country displaying sparkAV's capability, capacity to scale, and resources as we deployed solutions that even the individual manufacturers were not certain could be accomplished. A close relationship with key industry leading manufacturers such as Crestron, Christie Digital, Samsung, Smart Technologies, Polycom, Biamp and others was key - as key resources at each of those organizations came together with sparkAV allowing for strong partnership that enabled our team to work with and help guide the client to a place that enabled a world-class solution that includes many industry-firsts.

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Labatt

Completed in June 2016, the Labatt Pub Area showcases sparkAV's ability to maximize flexibility within an unconventional space. LED displays ranging from 42" to 90" were integrated throughout, and a projection system and a 2x2 video wall comprised of 55" displays were installed in order to create distinct areas within the space. Apple TV, Cable TV, Digital Signage, as well as AV connectivity, audio and video conferencing, and wireless microphone capabilities are all available within the pub area, controlled and distributed by a Crestron DM system. Users can utilize either a 10" Crestron touch panel as well as an iPad to make selections within the AV system.

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Scotiabank

Scotiabank recently relocated their offices and sparkAV is proud to have integrated all AV systems throughout multiple newly designed spaces. Small and medium meeting spaces were fitted with 60" LED displays and AV connectivity at the table, as well as PC-based audio and video conferencing. Kitchen and lunchroom areas included 50" displays with cable television and digital signage capabilities, a Library space was fitted with a 60" display as well as conferencing capabilities, and 2 large meeting rooms complete with dual 75" LED displays, Cisco audio and video conferencing systems, and Crestron wireless AV connectivity.

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EY

sparkAV has had the pleasure of working with EY Canada not only on their Edmonton and Ottawa offices but the relocation of their Calgary Head Office as well. This large project - executed under very tight time constraints - included the addition of ProAV into several large and small meeting rooms as well as collaborative Hub room spaces. The Hub room spaces included the integration of digital signage as well as wireless connectivity, as well as a large training room space outfitted with 4 90" LED displays and video conferencing capabilities. This large install showcased new and innovative ways to integrate AV technology into collaborative workspaces, as well as integrating easy to use audio and video conferencing systems that bring EY offices across North America together.

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ole

sparkAV began working with ole – the world's largest media management company – on their brand new, state of the art headquarters located in downtown Toronto's Southcore district. This main function for this facility was to have it act as ole's "central" office, meaning that the ability to link flawlessly with their other four locations in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles and London was an essential requirement. In order to do this, sparkAV outfitted a total of 24 spaces with Audio, Display, Crestron Digital Control, Room Booking, and Projection Systems.

Being that ole is a music company, audio quality was deemed as imperative – not just to hear the quality of their own assets, but also to conduct business through audio and video conferencing. The challenge here was that many of the rooms contained extremely hard surfaces (composed of glass and tile), making them acoustically very difficult to work with. Add this to the fact that the in-room furniture was unable to accommodate in-table boundary microphones led the sparkAV team to the inevitable conclusion that ceiling microphones were the best and only option. After weeks of hard work and minor complications, sparkAV is proud to say that the ole facility is now equipped with an audio system that allows the user to leverage its VoIP and bridging platforms to effortlessly makes calls that sound as good on the far end as they do on the near.

Ultimately, the ole project was a complex job full of specialized equipment, longer than average lead times, and unforeseen delays. Despite this, the entire team pulled together and completed an 8-figure project in just over 8-weeks of on-site installation – a fact that we are immensely proud of.

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Vanguard

Vanguard investments Canada – an investment management company providing services to individuals, institutions and financial advisors - enlisted the help of sparkAV with the design and implementation of a "clean, simple and elegant" audiovisual solution to fit within the ambiance of their recently renovated downtown headquarters. This large, 6-figure project included the incorporation of audiovisual into a total of 10 spaces throughout the facility, which was completed through the addition of multiple NEC Display Solutions, Digital Control and Switching Systems, Audio Systems and Video Conferencing Systems. We also added a Cisco IX5000 Telepresence Audio and Video Conferencing Room System as well as a Cisco MX800 Room System with Dual Cameras and two 70" Displays to complete the project to the client's overwhelming satisfaction.

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Edgecrest Capital

sparkAV worked with Edgecrest Capital to implement top of the line, professional quality audiovisual solutions into their Main Boardroom, Internal Boardroom, Reception Area and Trading Floor. For this project, we outfitted the Main Boardroom with a Sharp 80" Display and an Audio Conferencing System. We also installed a display into their Reception Area, while incorporating a HD Projection System, Crestron Control System and Audio Conferencing System into one of the clients Meeting Rooms. Finally, we custom fitted a Super Slim Bezel 1x4 LED Video Wall onto their Trading Floor.

WeirFoulds LLP

The multi-room WeirFoulds project spanned over three floors and remains the one installation job that sparkAV is most proud of. The addition of all "in-ceiling" AV items had to be coordinated into a very delicate acoustical ceiling treatment, which required hours of measuring and cross referencing with the Architect, Interior Designer, Client and other trades. sparkAV added a top of the line Audio Conferencing Unit into the clients Multiflex Triple Room, while also installing complete Floor Audio Systems, High Definition Video Conferencing Systems with HDX Microphones, and Crestron Control and Switching Systems throughout the rest of the facility. On top of this, we custom designed a table with an installed Projector Lift inside of it, for the specific purpose of enabling mobile use of the projector in that space. This table has a solid, flat surface, with a built in compartment underneath to hold the unit. When the projector is needed the table section rotates 180 degrees.

Collins Barrow

The Collins Barrow AV project included the clients Reception Area, Flex Room and several Meeting Rooms. sparkAV used articulating mounts to install six LCD televisions throughout the Collins Barrow facility; these mounts allowed the units to sit flush within a custom enclosed wood surrounding on the wall, but also allowed for the display to be pulled out and turned for optimum viewing experience. In the client's Flex Room we added a Projection System, Audio System, High Definition Audio and Video Conferencing System and a Control and Switching System, all of which is operated through several SP Control Wall Controllers.

MNP LLP

sparkAV was contracted to handle the office overhaul of MNP LLP's Downtown Toronto and Markham offices. These projects included the revamping of multiple spaces (Bistro, Media, Boardroom, Conference, Multi-Purpose, Reception and Meeting) which covered several floors. The Main Boardroom and Multi-Purpose Room included the installation of a Projection System, Audio System, Digital Control and Switching System and Audio Conferencing System, while the additional rooms received multiple televisions and SP Control Keypads.

Greystone Managed Investments Inc.

sparkAV was hired to implement all of the audiovisual elements in Greystone Managed Investments Toronto and Regina offices. Our work included the Boardrooms at both locations, in which we added LCD Projection systems with audio and an Audio/Video Conferencing System. Their Toronto office also required the addition of a 63" Plasma flat screen, which we paired with an AMX Control System.

About sparkAV

Founded in 2005, sparkAV operates from a location that is both convenient to the downtown core and rich in Canadian history - having been a Ford Motors Model T manufacturing plant in the early 1900's. We are comprised of the AV industry's most creative, passionate, and experienced professionals, all who possess the means necessary to provide our clients with outstanding service in current and affordable AV solutions.

The audiovisual industry changes and grows everyday and deciding which options would best suit your organization can often be overwhelming. We at sparkAV are Gold Polycom Partners, Elite Crestron Partners and are certified to sell just about any and all major ProAV brands. We understand this ever growing market and will make sure to diagnose our clients precise needs at our very first meeting, virtually eliminating all of the leg-work that clients might otherwise feel they need to do.

Although sparkAV is continuously growing and are currently working with more organizations than ever before, we continue to supply the same hard work, quality, and attention to detail that our clients have come to expect. Our goal is to provide reasonable and practical AV solutions that will best fit your company's needs, meaning that we are only interested in recommending the products that are truly required. The benefits of working with sparkAV are really quite simple; we care and we get the job done - on time and on budget.

Meet Our Team

Derek's industry experience dates back prior to 2000. Today he is sparkAV's champion of Customer Service, as well as our Chief Executive, but before this, he rose through the ranks in both financial services and fashion. Since our inception, Derek has worked to grow sparkAV into Canada's leading ProAV design and integration organization. In large part, this was accomplished by holding true to a basic core value - treat people with respect and help them achieve their goals. Derek holds P&L responsibility for sparkAV, while also working closely with our key customers. He personally oversees the customer satisfaction for all projects, and does so by always staying in close contact with our administration and project fulfillment teams. While Derek occupies an operational role, his true love is working with customers; getting out there and meeting new people and organizations, so that sparkAV can help them achieve their technology objectives, always brings a smile to his face. Derek is passionate about sparkAV, and he is not afraid to take challenges, especially if it leads to finding new and meaningful solutions for sparkAV to offer to its customers. Derek always goes the extra mile to make sure that working with sparkAV is the most positive and enjoyable experience possible.

L’expérience de Derek dans l’industrie de l’AV remonte à la fin des années 1990. Aujourd’hui, il est le champion du service à la clientèle chez sparkAV et est aussi le chef exécutif. Avant cela, il a profité d’expérience dans le monde de la mode et des services financiers. Depuis les débuts de notre compagnie, Derek a travaillé pour faire grandir sparkAV comme chef de file en intégration de design AVpro au Canada. Cette réussite a été possible parce qu’il a été fidèle à des valeurs fondamentales : traiter les gens avec respect et les aider à atteindre leurs buts. Derek est responsable de la tenue de comptes en plus de travailler de façon étroite avec nos clients les plus chers. Il voit personnellement à la satisfaction de chaque client en maintenant un contact étroit avec l’administration et les équipes de chargés de projets. Même si Derek occupe un poste opérationnel, il affectionne particulièrement travailler avec les clients, être sur le terrain, connaître de nouveaux clients et de nouvelles entreprises afin que sparkAV puisse les aider à atteindre leurs objectifs technologiques. Derek a une réelle passion pour sparkAV, il n’a pas peur des nouveaux défis, surtout si ceux-ci lui permettent de trouver de nouvelles solutions significatives à offrir à ses clients. Il en fait toujours plus pour s’assurer que votre expérience avec sparkAV soit toujours la plus positive et agréable possible.

Sean's experience in the ProAV market dates back to the early 2000's. His primary role within sparkAV is Business Development, expanding relationships and growing our market share. As sparkAV's chief sales professional, Sean's daily tasks are always geared towards building and developing relationships. Sean's approach is open, honest and understanding - and that sincerity has proven to be a major contributing factor in sparkAV's successes. Sean wants everything that we do to be the very best choice for his customers as, in his words, "it's all about the clients." Although Sean leads our sales team, he still personally remains as a main sales contact for many of sparkAV's valued customers. Sean loves working through the challenges, so it is not unusual to see him working through lunch to help get the job done, so that our customers get to where they need to be. His hand-on contribution to all aspects of system design, implementation and final commissioning make a difference and show how much he cares.

L’expérience de Sean dans le marché de l’AV professionnel date du début des années 2000. Son rôle principal est celui de responsable du développement commercial, mais il est aussi responsable de développer les relations professionnelles et d’accroître notre part de marché. En tant que chef des ventes chez sparkAV, le travail quotidien de Sean est orienté vers le développement et la construction de relations professionnelles. Son approche est ouverte, honnête et compréhensive. Cette sincérité a contribué en grande partie au succès de sparkAV. Sean veut que chaque décision que nous prenons soit le meilleur choix pour ses clients. Pour reprendre ses mots : « Ma principale préoccupation, ce sont mes clients ». Même s’il supervise notre équipe attitrée aux ventes, il reste un des contacts principaux pour plusieurs clients qui nous sont chers. Puisqu’il aime relever de nouveaux défis, ce n’est pas inhabituel de le voir travailler sur son heure de dîner pour accomplir le travail dans les échéances prévues afin de répondre aux exigences de nos clients. Sa contribution pratique à chacun des aspects du design et aux vérifications finales du design fait une différence et démontre à quel point il se soucie de son travail.

Brian holds the role of sparkAV's Chief Fulfillment professional and has overall, onsite responsibility for all of our projects. Brian has worked in the ProAV industry since 1995, and brings with him a wealth of knowledge. It was his experience with other ProAV companies that compelled him to participate with the inception of sparkAV, as he wanted to create an entity that did things right. This experience, coupled with his sincere desire to help, is a large contributing factor to the fact that sparkAV has successfully implemented every project that we have ever been given. Brian's project management skills, attention to detail and care for our customers is the perfect combination to generating success. Coordinating our technical team across different provinces is no simple task, but Brian makes it look easy, always working hard to ensure that our projects are completed on time and on budget.

Brian tient le rôle de Chef exécutif professionnel et a une responsabilité ponctuelle sur tous nos projets. Brian travaille dans l’industrie de l’AV professionnel depuis 1995, il apporte donc avec lui un important bagage de connaissances. Ce sont ces expériences au sein de d’autres compagnies AV pro qui l’ont amené à participer à la création de sparkAV. Il voulait ainsi créer une compagnie qui faisait les choses de la bonne façon. Ces expériences, en plus de son désir de venir en aide, sont des facteurs importants dans la réussite d’intégration de projet qui fût confiés à sparkAV. Les compétences de Brian en tant que gestionnaire de projet, son souci du détail et sa reconnaissance envers nos clients sont la combinaison gagnante pour le succès. Coordonner notre équipe technique à travers différentes provinces n’est pas une tâche de tout repos, mais Brian le fait si bien que cela semble facile. Il travaille dur afin de s’assurer que les projets sont complétés selon les échéances et selon le budget prévu.

Derek's industry experience dates back prior to 2000. Today he is sparkAV's champion of Customer Service, as well as our Chief Executive, but before this, he rose through the ranks in both financial services and fashion. Since our inception, Derek has worked to grow sparkAV into Canada's leading ProAV design and integration organization. In large part, this was accomplished by holding true to a basic core value - treat people with respect and help them achieve their goals. Derek holds P&L responsibility for sparkAV, while also working closely with our key customers. He personally oversees the customer satisfaction for all projects, and does so by always staying in close contact with our administration and project fulfillment teams. While Derek occupies an operational role, his true love is working with customers; getting out there and meeting new people and organizations, so that sparkAV can help them achieve their technology objectives, always brings a smile to his face. Derek is passionate about sparkAV, and he is not afraid to take challenges, especially if it leads to finding new and meaningful solutions for sparkAV to offer to its customers. Derek always goes the extra mile to make sure that working with sparkAV is the most positive and enjoyable experience possible.

L’expérience de Derek dans l’industrie de l’AV remonte à la fin des années 1990. Aujourd’hui, il est le champion du service à la clientèle chez sparkAV et est aussi le chef exécutif. Avant cela, il a profité d’expérience dans le monde de la mode et des services financiers. Depuis les débuts de notre compagnie, Derek a travaillé pour faire grandir sparkAV comme chef de file en intégration de design AVpro au Canada. Cette réussite a été possible parce qu’il a été fidèle à des valeurs fondamentales : traiter les gens avec respect et les aider à atteindre leurs buts. Derek est responsable de la tenue de comptes en plus de travailler de façon étroite avec nos clients les plus chers. Il voit personnellement à la satisfaction de chaque client en maintenant un contact étroit avec l’administration et les équipes de chargés de projets. Même si Derek occupe un poste opérationnel, il affectionne particulièrement travailler avec les clients, être sur le terrain, connaître de nouveaux clients et de nouvelles entreprises afin que sparkAV puisse les aider à atteindre leurs objectifs technologiques. Derek a une réelle passion pour sparkAV, il n’a pas peur des nouveaux défis, surtout si ceux-ci lui permettent de trouver de nouvelles solutions significatives à offrir à ses clients. Il en fait toujours plus pour s’assurer que votre expérience avec sparkAV soit toujours la plus positive et agréable possible.

Sean's experience in the ProAV market dates back to the early 2000's. His primary role within sparkAV is Business Development, expanding relationships and growing our market share. As sparkAV's chief sales professional, Sean's daily tasks are always geared towards building and developing relationships. Sean's approach is open, honest and understanding - and that sincerity has proven to be a major contributing factor in sparkAV's successes. Sean wants everything that we do to be the very best choice for his customers as, in his words, "it's all about the clients." Although Sean leads our sales team, he still personally remains as a main sales contact for many of sparkAV's valued customers. Sean loves working through the challenges, so it is not unusual to see him working through lunch to help get the job done, so that our customers get to where they need to be. His hand-on contribution to all aspects of system design, implementation and final commissioning make a difference and show how much he cares.

L’expérience de Sean dans le marché de l’AV professionnel date du début des années 2000. Son rôle principal est celui de responsable du développement commercial, mais il est aussi responsable de développer les relations professionnelles et d’accroître notre part de marché. En tant que chef des ventes chez sparkAV, le travail quotidien de Sean est orienté vers le développement et la construction de relations professionnelles. Son approche est ouverte, honnête et compréhensive. Cette sincérité a contribué en grande partie au succès de sparkAV. Sean veut que chaque décision que nous prenons soit le meilleur choix pour ses clients. Pour reprendre ses mots : « Ma principale préoccupation, ce sont mes clients ». Même s’il supervise notre équipe attitrée aux ventes, il reste un des contacts principaux pour plusieurs clients qui nous sont chers. Puisqu’il aime relever de nouveaux défis, ce n’est pas inhabituel de le voir travailler sur son heure de dîner pour accomplir le travail dans les échéances prévues afin de répondre aux exigences de nos clients. Sa contribution pratique à chacun des aspects du design et aux vérifications finales du design fait une différence et démontre à quel point il se soucie de son travail.

Brian holds the role of sparkAV's Chief Fulfillment professional and has overall, onsite responsibility for all of our projects. Brian has worked in the ProAV industry since 1995, and brings with him a wealth of knowledge. It was his experience with other ProAV companies that compelled him to participate with the inception of sparkAV, as he wanted to create an entity that did things right. This experience, coupled with his sincere desire to help, is a large contributing factor to the fact that sparkAV has successfully implemented every project that we have ever been given. Brian's project management skills, attention to detail and care for our customers is the perfect combination to generating success. Coordinating our technical team across different provinces is no simple task, but Brian makes it look easy, always working hard to ensure that our projects are completed on time and on budget.

Brian tient le rôle de Chef exécutif professionnel et a une responsabilité ponctuelle sur tous nos projets. Brian travaille dans l’industrie de l’AV professionnel depuis 1995, il apporte donc avec lui un important bagage de connaissances. Ce sont ces expériences au sein de d’autres compagnies AV pro qui l’ont amené à participer à la création de sparkAV. Il voulait ainsi créer une compagnie qui faisait les choses de la bonne façon. Ces expériences, en plus de son désir de venir en aide, sont des facteurs importants dans la réussite d’intégration de projet qui fût confiés à sparkAV. Les compétences de Brian en tant que gestionnaire de projet, son souci du détail et sa reconnaissance envers nos clients sont la combinaison gagnante pour le succès. Coordonner notre équipe technique à travers différentes provinces n’est pas une tâche de tout repos, mais Brian le fait si bien que cela semble facile. Il travaille dur afin de s’assurer que les projets sont complétés selon les échéances et selon le budget prévu.

Calaigh's main responsibility within sparkAV is to acquire and maintain new customer relationships. Fluent in French and English, Calaigh brings with her a strong business acumen and an honest desire to be of service to her customers. Calaigh enjoys meeting new customers to find solutions to their unique needs. Her goal is to always offer professional, high-level customer service that is in keeping with sparkAV's high standards and reputation. As a solution provider, Calaigh has a long-term perspective for each and every customer she encounters. By always providing reliable and robust service, and by being a trusted partner, she prides herself in turning customers into clients.

La responsabilité principale de Calaigh au sein de sparkAV est d’établir des relations avec de nouveaux clients et d’entretenir les relations avec ceux ayant déjà travaillé avec nous. Elle parle couramment anglais et français, a un sens aiguisé des affaires et a un grand désir de répondre aux besoins de ses clients. Calaigh aime rencontrer de nouveaux clients afin de trouver des solutions uniques pouvant répondre à leurs besoins. Son but est d’offrir des services professionnels de haute qualité qui répondent aux standards élevés et à la réputation de sparkAV. En tant que fournisseur d’équipement AVpro, Calaigh a une vision à long terme pour chaque client qu’elle rencontre. sparkAV est heureux de l’avoir parmi son équipe, car elle fournit toujours un service fiable et qu’elle est une partenaire de confiance. Ce qui rend Calaigh unique, c’est qu’elle peut transformer n’importe quel client en client satisfait.

Benjamin joined the sparkAV team as our account executive. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario, Benjamin cut his sales teeth in the insurance industry. After a few years the attraction to the world of technology solutions became of great interest to Benjamin. So when an opportunity arose at sparkAV he went for it and closed the deal! Since then he has worked hard to get certified and accredited so that he can fulfil his responsibilities of driving new business opportunities and ensuring total client satisfaction. His big smile and dedication to customer service is what sets him apart from the rest. Benjamin is a dedicated professional who always gives his all to any task he is handed.

Marc se joint à l’équipe de sparkAV en tant que directeur des ventes pour le Québec et l’est du Canada. Il accumule plus de 30 ans d’expérience dans l’intégration des systèmes audio-visuels professionnels. Marc a commencé sa carrière dans le domaine en tant que technicien spécialiste après avoir obtenu un diplôme du Collège Militaire Royal et il est diplômé en électronique du Cégep St-Laurent. Au fil du temps, Marc a reçu plusieurs formations afin d’être à l’affut des dernières technologies ; il est aussi responsable de plusieurs centaines d’installations AV professionnellement réussies. L’ampleur de son expérience s’étale sur plusieurs rôles dont celui de chef de projet ainsi que directeur des ventes. Il est parfaitement bilingue et, de plus, son solide réseau éprouvé et antécédent font de lui un parfait complément à notre équipe. Marc est toujours déterminé à aller un pas de plus pour s’assurer que les attentes des ses clients sont satisfait, comme il s’est engagé à des relations à long terme. SparkAV est très heureux de l’avoir parmi nous.

Marc joins sparkAV as our Director of Sales – Quebec & Eastern Canada, and with over 30 years of Professional Audiovisual Systems Integration experience.  Marc began his ProAV career as a Technical Specialist, after attending the College Militaire Royal and graduating from St. Laurent CEGEP with a degree in Electronics. Over the years Marc has obtained a multitude of product training certifications and held the roles of project manager and sales manager.  He has also been responsible for hundreds of successful professional AV solutions installations. Marc will be working closely with the sparkAV team to build our presence in la “Belle Province” and Eastern Canada.  He is fluently bilingual and  can switch between French and English with ease.  His strong network and proven track record make him perfect addition to our team. Marc prides himself on going the extra mile to ensure that his customers’ expectations are met as he is committed to long-term relationships. SparkAV is very excited to have him on board.

Calaigh's main responsibility within sparkAV is to acquire and maintain new customer relationships. Fluent in French and English, Calaigh brings with her a strong business acumen and an honest desire to be of service to her customers. Calaigh enjoys meeting new customers to find solutions to their unique needs. Her goal is to always offer professional, high-level customer service that is in keeping with sparkAV's high standards and reputation. As a solution provider, Calaigh has a long-term perspective for each and every customer she encounters. By always providing reliable and robust service, and by being a trusted partner, she prides herself in turning customers into clients.

La responsabilité principale de Calaigh au sein de sparkAV est d’établir des relations avec de nouveaux clients et d’entretenir les relations avec ceux ayant déjà travaillé avec nous. Elle parle couramment anglais et français, a un sens aiguisé des affaires et a un grand désir de répondre aux besoins de ses clients. Calaigh aime rencontrer de nouveaux clients afin de trouver des solutions uniques pouvant répondre à leurs besoins. Son but est d’offrir des services professionnels de haute qualité qui répondent aux standards élevés et à la réputation de sparkAV. En tant que fournisseur d’équipement AVpro, Calaigh a une vision à long terme pour chaque client qu’elle rencontre. sparkAV est heureux de l’avoir parmi son équipe, car elle fournit toujours un service fiable et qu’elle est une partenaire de confiance. Ce qui rend Calaigh unique, c’est qu’elle peut transformer n’importe quel client en client satisfait.

Benjamin joined the sparkAV team as our account executive. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario, Benjamin cut his sales teeth in the insurance industry. After a few years the attraction to the world of technology solutions became of great interest to Benjamin. So when an opportunity arose at sparkAV he went for it and closed the deal! Since then he has worked hard to get certified and accredited so that he can fulfil his responsibilities of driving new business opportunities and ensuring total client satisfaction. His big smile and dedication to customer service is what sets him apart from the rest. Benjamin is a dedicated professional who always gives his all to any task he is handed.

Marc se joint à l’équipe de sparkAV en tant que directeur des ventes pour le Québec et l’est du Canada. Il accumule plus de 30 ans d’expérience dans l’intégration des systèmes audio-visuels professionnels. Marc a commencé sa carrière dans le domaine en tant que technicien spécialiste après avoir obtenu un diplôme du Collège Militaire Royal et il est diplômé en électronique du Cégep St-Laurent. Au fil du temps, Marc a reçu plusieurs formations afin d’être à l’affut des dernières technologies ; il est aussi responsable de plusieurs centaines d’installations AV professionnellement réussies. L’ampleur de son expérience s’étale sur plusieurs rôles dont celui de chef de projet ainsi que directeur des ventes. Il est parfaitement bilingue et, de plus, son solide réseau éprouvé et antécédent font de lui un parfait complément à notre équipe. Marc est toujours déterminé à aller un pas de plus pour s’assurer que les attentes des ses clients sont satisfait, comme il s’est engagé à des relations à long terme. SparkAV est très heureux de l’avoir parmi nous.

Marc joins sparkAV as our Director of Sales – Quebec & Eastern Canada, and with over 30 years of Professional Audiovisual Systems Integration experience.  Marc began his ProAV career as a Technical Specialist, after attending the College Militaire Royal and graduating from St. Laurent CEGEP with a degree in Electronics. Over the years Marc has obtained a multitude of product training certifications and held the roles of project manager and sales manager.  He has also been responsible for hundreds of successful professional AV solutions installations. Marc will be working closely with the sparkAV team to build our presence in la “Belle Province” and Eastern Canada.  He is fluently bilingual and  can switch between French and English with ease.  His strong network and proven track record make him perfect addition to our team. Marc prides himself on going the extra mile to ensure that his customers’ expectations are met as he is committed to long-term relationships. SparkAV is very excited to have him on board.

Bryan Mitchell Bryan Mitchell

Director, Unified Communications & Programming Creston, AMX, Polycom Infrastructure, Polycom Telepresence, Polycom Soundstructure, Biamp Audia, Cisco Telepresence, Tandberg Telepresence /
Directeur, Communications Unifiées & Programmation Creston, AMX, Polycom Infrastructures, Polycom Telepresence, Polycom Soundstructure, Biamp Audia, Cisco Telepresence, Tandberg Telepresence bmitchell@sparkav.com

Bryan is the head of sparkAV's Unified Communications and Control-System Programming department. Located in the Montreal office, Bryan personally looks after the technical needs of our valued customers in La Belle Province. Bryan is sparkAV's UC guru and the quintessential ProAV resource; he is always ready to assist our customers in their endeavours and has the experience to get it done right. Bryan is a certified Crestron, and AMX programmer, and is often building his own modules to improve system performance. He comes with years of experience in the ProAV market, that dates back to the 90's and his specialty is in the field of unified communications, as he spent over a decade working with Tandberg/Cisco. Bryan is also responsible for managing sparkAV's complete video conferencing environment, comprised of our considerable Polycom infrastructure, which allows us to get video to just about any end-point (Boardroom, Meeting Room, Desktop, Tablet or Smart Phone). Due to all of the above, when we learned what it would take to get Bryan on the sparkAV team, we made sure that we didn't mess around and we pulled out the big guns - it's amazing what bacon can accomplish!

Bryan est à la tête du département des communications unifiées et des programmations de systèmes de contrôles. Situé dans le bureau de Montréal, Bryan veille personnellement à répondre aux besoins de nos clients précieux de La Belle Province. Il est le gourou et l’un des éléments essentiels en ressources AVpro. Il est toujours prêt à aider nos clients pour répondre à leurs besoins spécifiques et ses expériences font en sorte qu’il fait bien son travail. Bryan est certifié par Crestron et il est un programmeur chez AMX. Il est souvent appelé à construire ses propres modules afin d’améliorer la performance d’équipements divers. Il arrive dans notre équipe avec plusieurs années d’expérience dans le marché de l’AVpro. Depuis les années 1990, Bryan a construit son savoir-faire dans le domaine des communications unifiées. Il a en effet passé plus d’une décennie à travailler avec Tandberg/Cisco. Bryan est aussi responsable de la gestion complète des systèmes de vidéo-conférence de sparkAV, qui inclus l’infrastructure considérable de Polycom. Cela nous permet de diffuser des vidéos sur à peu près n’importe quelle plateforme (salle de conférence, ordinateur, tablette ou téléphone intelligent). À cause de toutes ces caractéristiques, lorsque nous avons appris ce qu’il faudrait pour que Bryan se joigne à notre équipe, nous avons fait des pieds et des mains pour le convaincre: c’est incroyable ce que le bacon peut accomplir!

Terry graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Technology; he is also one of sparkAV's original employees, and has grown into a critical part of our team. Terry's primary role is that of Inside Project Manager, a position which makes him responsible for just about the whole enchilada! If you want to see Brian get stressed out, tell him that Terry is away and see what happens. Terry manages the planning and coordination, both administratively and architecturally, of the structural aspects for all of sparkAV's projects. He has complete responsibility for all CAD requirements, including AV overlays, elevations, and connectivity requirements regarding infrastructure. He also oversees sparkAV's procurement requirements, coordinating them with on-site objectives. If that isn't enough, Terry also manages sparkAV's quality assurance and control for all products that we sell. We don't call him Batman for nothing, he's our superhero!

Elisha joins the sparkAV team in the role of Operations Coordinator. With organization as his specialty, Elisha works closely with his Operations colleagues to ultimately ensure the successful coordination of sparkAV installations. Elisha is also responsible for reviewing spark's processes and finding ways for us to fine-tune and improve, so that we can add efficiencies to better serve our valued clients and our goal to be 'on time and on budget'.

Bryan is the head of sparkAV's Unified Communications and Control-System Programming department. Located in the Montreal office, Bryan personally looks after the technical needs of our valued customers in La Belle Province. Bryan is sparkAV's UC guru and the quintessential ProAV resource; he is always ready to assist our customers in their endeavours and has the experience to get it done right. Bryan is a certified Crestron, and AMX programmer, and is often building his own modules to improve system performance. He comes with years of experience in the ProAV market, that dates back to the 90's and his specialty is in the field of unified communications, as he spent over a decade working with Tandberg/Cisco. Bryan is also responsible for managing sparkAV's complete video conferencing environment, comprised of our considerable Polycom infrastructure, which allows us to get video to just about any end-point (Boardroom, Meeting Room, Desktop, Tablet or Smart Phone). Due to all of the above, when we learned what it would take to get Bryan on the sparkAV team, we made sure that we didn't mess around and we pulled out the big guns - it's amazing what bacon can accomplish!

Bryan est à la tête du département des communications unifiées et des programmations de systèmes de contrôles. Situé dans le bureau de Montréal, Bryan veille personnellement à répondre aux besoins de nos clients précieux de La Belle Province. Il est le gourou et l’un des éléments essentiels en ressources AVpro. Il est toujours prêt à aider nos clients pour répondre à leurs besoins spécifiques et ses expériences font en sorte qu’il fait bien son travail. Bryan est certifié par Crestron et il est un programmeur chez AMX. Il est souvent appelé à construire ses propres modules afin d’améliorer la performance d’équipements divers. Il arrive dans notre équipe avec plusieurs années d’expérience dans le marché de l’AVpro. Depuis les années 1990, Bryan a construit son savoir-faire dans le domaine des communications unifiées. Il a en effet passé plus d’une décennie à travailler avec Tandberg/Cisco. Bryan est aussi responsable de la gestion complète des systèmes de vidéo-conférence de sparkAV, qui inclus l’infrastructure considérable de Polycom. Cela nous permet de diffuser des vidéos sur à peu près n’importe quelle plateforme (salle de conférence, ordinateur, tablette ou téléphone intelligent). À cause de toutes ces caractéristiques, lorsque nous avons appris ce qu’il faudrait pour que Bryan se joigne à notre équipe, nous avons fait des pieds et des mains pour le convaincre: c’est incroyable ce que le bacon peut accomplir!

Terry graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Technology; he is also one of sparkAV's original employees, and has grown into a critical part of our team. Terry's primary role is that of Inside Project Manager, a position which makes him responsible for just about the whole enchilada! If you want to see Brian get stressed out, tell him that Terry is away and see what happens. Terry manages the planning and coordination, both administratively and architecturally, of the structural aspects for all of sparkAV's projects. He has complete responsibility for all CAD requirements, including AV overlays, elevations, and connectivity requirements regarding infrastructure. He also oversees sparkAV's procurement requirements, coordinating them with on-site objectives. If that isn't enough, Terry also manages sparkAV's quality assurance and control for all products that we sell. We don't call him Batman for nothing, he's our superhero!

Elisha joins the sparkAV team in the role of Operations Coordinator. With organization as his specialty, Elisha works closely with his Operations colleagues to ultimately ensure the successful coordination of sparkAV installations. Elisha is also responsible for reviewing spark's processes and finding ways for us to fine-tune and improve, so that we can add efficiencies to better serve our valued clients and our goal to be 'on time and on budget'.

As sparkAV’s Project Coordinator, Omer’s responsibilities include the coordination of installation and service requirements, as well as acting as the day-to-day liaison between clients and our installation team. Omer joins us with over 6 years of experience supporting internal and external customers in various engineering firms. His attention to detail, critical thinking, time management and organizational skills, paired with his background in supporting project managers, subcontractors, buyers and designers make him the perfect fit within our fast-paced environment.

Prior to joining sparkAV, Jeff was a graphic designer at a major advertising agency in Toronto. His knowledge and proficiency in graphic arts - specifically in image manipulation - make him a valued asset to our marketing endeavours. Jeff also has a deep audio background, so when sparkAV has a particular integration challenge in that realm, he is one of our go-to resources. Jeff's versatility and desire to help make him very visible to both our customers and his colleagues alike. His efforts for our customers can be seen well past the completion of on-site work, as Jeff's responsibilities include creating bid packages, user guides, and closeout documentation for all of the projects that we complete.

Dave was our first System Integrator, and has been with sparkAV from the very beginning. Anyone who has met him, knows that Dave is bent on making sure that the customer is absolutely and completely happy. If something is even a little off, he will not rest until it is made right! Dave spent the first part of his ProAV career on the Rental and Staging side, running major shows for some of the country's largest companies. Presently, Dave is a senior sparkAV employee and our Lead Commissioning Representative, with his main responsibilities being that of a Sr. Systems Integrator. His goal is simple: ensure client satisfaction for all sparkAV projects, and he does so by being front and center on our job sites.

As sparkAV’s Project Coordinator, Omer’s responsibilities include the coordination of installation and service requirements, as well as acting as the day-to-day liaison between clients and our installation team. Omer joins us with over 6 years of experience supporting internal and external customers in various engineering firms. His attention to detail, critical thinking, time management and organizational skills, paired with his background in supporting project managers, subcontractors, buyers and designers make him the perfect fit within our fast-paced environment.

Prior to joining sparkAV, Jeff was a graphic designer at a major advertising agency in Toronto. His knowledge and proficiency in graphic arts - specifically in image manipulation - make him a valued asset to our marketing endeavours. Jeff also has a deep audio background, so when sparkAV has a particular integration challenge in that realm, he is one of our go-to resources. Jeff's versatility and desire to help make him very visible to both our customers and his colleagues alike. His efforts for our customers can be seen well past the completion of on-site work, as Jeff's responsibilities include creating bid packages, user guides, and closeout documentation for all of the projects that we complete.

Dave was our first System Integrator, and has been with sparkAV from the very beginning. Anyone who has met him, knows that Dave is bent on making sure that the customer is absolutely and completely happy. If something is even a little off, he will not rest until it is made right! Dave spent the first part of his ProAV career on the Rental and Staging side, running major shows for some of the country's largest companies. Presently, Dave is a senior sparkAV employee and our Lead Commissioning Representative, with his main responsibilities being that of a Sr. Systems Integrator. His goal is simple: ensure client satisfaction for all sparkAV projects, and he does so by being front and center on our job sites.

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Service Manager CTS, Crestron, DMC-T, AMX, Polycom Video, Polycom SoundStructure, Kramer, Extron, Lutron, RevoLabs, Vantage, Control4, URC Master-Programmer, Runco, Certified Cedia Installer frubino@sparkav.com

Frank joined sparkAV with ProAV experience that dates back to the 90's. He spent the first part of his career in the residential space and migrated over to the commercial side when he joined our team. Frank is a no-nonsense, "get the job done" professional, who is always able to find a solution to even the most demanding situation. Frank can often be seen on site quietly and efficiently plugging away. When he is done, clients can rest assured that their solution will be operating precisely as expected.

As a systems Integrator, Greg works onsite as a part of our technical team, providing service and support to our valued customers and clients. Having spent many years in the professional audiovisual industry, Greg brings an incredible wealth of knowledge to the sparkAV team. Greg is a pleasure both on and off site. He is passionate about AV and never fails to do whatever he can to assist both colleagues and customers alike.

Shawn joins the sparkAV team with over twenty years of experience, as well as a diploma in Sound Engineering from Recording Arts Canada. Shawn can be found onsite, working with our technical team to help provide the best customer service in this industry – something he very much understands, having owned and operated his own recording studio for several years. Sean has an undisputed passion for sound and creativity and it is this, paired with his overwhelming desire to grow and learn, that make him a valued asset to sparkAV colleagues and clients alike.

Frank joined sparkAV with ProAV experience that dates back to the 90's. He spent the first part of his career in the residential space and migrated over to the commercial side when he joined our team. Frank is a no-nonsense, "get the job done" professional, who is always able to find a solution to even the most demanding situation. Frank can often be seen on site quietly and efficiently plugging away. When he is done, clients can rest assured that their solution will be operating precisely as expected.

As a systems Integrator, Greg works onsite as a part of our technical team, providing service and support to our valued customers and clients. Having spent many years in the professional audiovisual industry, Greg brings an incredible wealth of knowledge to the sparkAV team. Greg is a pleasure both on and off site. He is passionate about AV and never fails to do whatever he can to assist both colleagues and customers alike.

Shawn joins the sparkAV team with over twenty years of experience, as well as a diploma in Sound Engineering from Recording Arts Canada. Shawn can be found onsite, working with our technical team to help provide the best customer service in this industry – something he very much understands, having owned and operated his own recording studio for several years. Sean has an undisputed passion for sound and creativity and it is this, paired with his overwhelming desire to grow and learn, that make him a valued asset to sparkAV colleagues and clients alike.

Farrell has worked in the Professional Audiovisual Industry for over 10 years, and comes to sparkAV with invaluable knowledge based on his extensive work in the field. Farrell spent the majority of his career working on the installation side of ProAV, giving him plenty of onsite experience for virtually any issue that he may encounter while working on a project. Farrell is dedicated, CEDIA certified, and a pleasure to have on site, as he is always willing to do what it takes to get the job done properly and to the client's complete satisfaction.

Patrick apporte plus de 20 ans d’expérience en installation AV à sparkAV. Il est certifié de niveau 1 par Crestron et a l’habileté de télécharger les programmes Crestron et AMX. Patrick a de l’expérience en installations résidentielles haut de gamme incluant : l’AV, l’éclairage et les systèmes de sécurité. Il a contribué à plus d’une centaine d’installations qui incluent le LCD grand format, la projection, la sonorisation, le vidéo conférence et le système audio conférence (Cisco, Polycom, Biamp). Les compétences de Patrick incluent la gestion de projet, une solide aptitude en dépannage technique, l’assemblage et câblage de baies d’équipement AV et a reçu plusieurs formation de manufacturier. Il parle couramment l’anglais et le français et a formé plusieurs techniciens juniors au cours des années. Patrick est à l’aise sur les sites de construction et dans les salles de conférences exécutive. Il est calme et inspire la confiance des clients avec qui il fait affaire.

Patrick brings over 20 years of AV installation experience to sparkAV. He is level 1 Crestron certified and has the ability to upload Crestron and AMX programs. Patrick has a background in high end residential installations including AV, lighting and security systems. He has been involved with hundreds of installations that include large format LCD, projection, sound reinforcement, video conference, audio conference systems (Cisco, Polycom, Biamp). Patrick's skills include lead project management, strong trouble shooting skills, AV rack building skills, and extensive manufacturer training. He is fluently bilingual, and has trained several junior technicians over the years. Patrick keeps well at ease on construction sites as well as executive boardrooms. He is calm and instills confidence with the customers he deals with.

With over 20 years of experience, Mike joins the sparkAV technical team in the role of Sr. Systems Integrator. Throughout his impressive career, Mike has organized and led several technical teams on multiple large-scale projects. His extensive background in Digital Signage, Video Conferencing, Cisco Telepresence, as well as Crestron and Extron room integration give him the experience necessary to work closely with clients and customers alike.

Farrell has worked in the Professional Audiovisual Industry for over 10 years, and comes to sparkAV with invaluable knowledge based on his extensive work in the field. Farrell spent the majority of his career working on the installation side of ProAV, giving him plenty of onsite experience for virtually any issue that he may encounter while working on a project. Farrell is dedicated, CEDIA certified, and a pleasure to have on site, as he is always willing to do what it takes to get the job done properly and to the client's complete satisfaction.

Patrick apporte plus de 20 ans d’expérience en installation AV à sparkAV. Il est certifié de niveau 1 par Crestron et a l’habileté de télécharger les programmes Crestron et AMX. Patrick a de l’expérience en installations résidentielles haut de gamme incluant : l’AV, l’éclairage et les systèmes de sécurité. Il a contribué à plus d’une centaine d’installations qui incluent le LCD grand format, la projection, la sonorisation, le vidéo conférence et le système audio conférence (Cisco, Polycom, Biamp). Les compétences de Patrick incluent la gestion de projet, une solide aptitude en dépannage technique, l’assemblage et câblage de baies d’équipement AV et a reçu plusieurs formation de manufacturier. Il parle couramment l’anglais et le français et a formé plusieurs techniciens juniors au cours des années. Patrick est à l’aise sur les sites de construction et dans les salles de conférences exécutive. Il est calme et inspire la confiance des clients avec qui il fait affaire.

Patrick brings over 20 years of AV installation experience to sparkAV. He is level 1 Crestron certified and has the ability to upload Crestron and AMX programs. Patrick has a background in high end residential installations including AV, lighting and security systems. He has been involved with hundreds of installations that include large format LCD, projection, sound reinforcement, video conference, audio conference systems (Cisco, Polycom, Biamp). Patrick's skills include lead project management, strong trouble shooting skills, AV rack building skills, and extensive manufacturer training. He is fluently bilingual, and has trained several junior technicians over the years. Patrick keeps well at ease on construction sites as well as executive boardrooms. He is calm and instills confidence with the customers he deals with.

With over 20 years of experience, Mike joins the sparkAV technical team in the role of Sr. Systems Integrator. Throughout his impressive career, Mike has organized and led several technical teams on multiple large-scale projects. His extensive background in Digital Signage, Video Conferencing, Cisco Telepresence, as well as Crestron and Extron room integration give him the experience necessary to work closely with clients and customers alike.

Matt joins the sparkAV technical team in the role of Sr. Technician. Having worked as a lead technician on multiple large-scale projects, Matt comes with an extensive knowledge and background in the installation and troubleshooting of corporate audiovisual systems. His previous experience managing and coordinating teams, as well as in the design of custom solutions and familiarization with VISIO+D and AutoCAD will have him working with both our internal and external teams providing high-level service to all of our ongoing and future clients.

Grace obtained her CGA (Certified General Accountant) designation in 2004. Before taking on the position of Controller at sparkAV, she spent over 15 years working in the Accounting and Tax fields at varying sized companies, as well as at one of the Big Four Accounting Firms. Grace is a committed professional who is dedicated to precision and excellence. This, coupled with her strong accounting background and knowledge, makes her a perfect addition to the sparkAV team. Beyond her duties in accounting/finance, Grace is responsible for the administration of the organization's daily operations, including Human Resources and the Employee Benefits Program.

Ashley joined the sparkAV team, after graduating from York University with a BA in English and Professional Writing. Ashley's previous work experience is in the accounting space, so part of her time is dedicated to assisting Grace with those tasks. The rest of her day includes managing sparkAV's marketing endeavours, including sales presentations, our web presence and social media platforms. Ashley spear-headed the overhaul and re-launch of this website, no easy task by any stretch, especially as the constant argument over the number of spaces following a period kept rearing its ugly head!

Matt joins the sparkAV technical team in the role of Sr. Technician. Having worked as a lead technician on multiple large-scale projects, Matt comes with an extensive knowledge and background in the installation and troubleshooting of corporate audiovisual systems. His previous experience managing and coordinating teams, as well as in the design of custom solutions and familiarization with VISIO+D and AutoCAD will have him working with both our internal and external teams providing high-level service to all of our ongoing and future clients.

Grace obtained her CGA (Certified General Accountant) designation in 2004. Before taking on the position of Controller at sparkAV, she spent over 15 years working in the Accounting and Tax fields at varying sized companies, as well as at one of the Big Four Accounting Firms. Grace is a committed professional who is dedicated to precision and excellence. This, coupled with her strong accounting background and knowledge, makes her a perfect addition to the sparkAV team. Beyond her duties in accounting/finance, Grace is responsible for the administration of the organization's daily operations, including Human Resources and the Employee Benefits Program.

Ashley joined the sparkAV team, after graduating from York University with a BA in English and Professional Writing. Ashley's previous work experience is in the accounting space, so part of her time is dedicated to assisting Grace with those tasks. The rest of her day includes managing sparkAV's marketing endeavours, including sales presentations, our web presence and social media platforms. Ashley spear-headed the overhaul and re-launch of this website, no easy task by any stretch, especially as the constant argument over the number of spaces following a period kept rearing its ugly head!

As sparkAV's Accounting Clerk, Vadim's primary responsibilities are to assist our administrative team with invoicing, general accounting related matters and all other minor clerical tasks. Vadim has a strong educational and work background in the accounting field, having obtained his Business Management Degree, with a specialization in Accounting from Ryerson University. Since graduating, he has put his education to good use by performing various financial related roles at several accounting firms. This vast workplace knowledge, grouped with his overwhelming attention to detail and drive to succeed, make him the perfect fit within sparkAV's fast paced environment.

Karen comes to sparkAV as a fourth level Certified General Accountant and with field experience dating back to the '90's. Karen is our Human Resource lead, and her primary role is to act as the glue that holds sparkAV together. Beyond HR, Karen is also our principle administrative contact, meaning she manages all of our professional service relations with our accounting, financial service and legal partners. Finally, Karen is responsible for ensuring that sparkAV's supply and demand is always balanced and in check, which she does by maintaining her status as the primary contact for both our clients and vendors. Karen is the big sister that people dream of having, as she always has a big smile on her face and calmly resolves any issues that arise. Who would think that accounting was that enjoyable and easy!

Matthew interns at sparkAV on a part-time basis while completing the Business and Economics program at Wilfred Laurier University. His primary responsibilities are to act as a Sales and Administrative aid – splitting his time between both teams wherever he is needed most. His interests lie in Information Systems, as he is passionate about technology and is trying to expose himself to as many parts of the business as possible. Matthew also assists on the marketing side by helping our sales team craft presentations and bid submissions, so that sparkAV can continue to supply the very best service to our valued customers.

As sparkAV's Accounting Clerk, Vadim's primary responsibilities are to assist our administrative team with invoicing, general accounting related matters and all other minor clerical tasks. Vadim has a strong educational and work background in the accounting field, having obtained his Business Management Degree, with a specialization in Accounting from Ryerson University. Since graduating, he has put his education to good use by performing various financial related roles at several accounting firms. This vast workplace knowledge, grouped with his overwhelming attention to detail and drive to succeed, make him the perfect fit within sparkAV's fast paced environment.

Karen comes to sparkAV as a fourth level Certified General Accountant and with field experience dating back to the '90's. Karen is our Human Resource lead, and her primary role is to act as the glue that holds sparkAV together. Beyond HR, Karen is also our principle administrative contact, meaning she manages all of our professional service relations with our accounting, financial service and legal partners. Finally, Karen is responsible for ensuring that sparkAV's supply and demand is always balanced and in check, which she does by maintaining her status as the primary contact for both our clients and vendors. Karen is the big sister that people dream of having, as she always has a big smile on her face and calmly resolves any issues that arise. Who would think that accounting was that enjoyable and easy!

Matthew interns at sparkAV on a part-time basis while completing the Business and Economics program at Wilfred Laurier University. His primary responsibilities are to act as a Sales and Administrative aid – splitting his time between both teams wherever he is needed most. His interests lie in Information Systems, as he is passionate about technology and is trying to expose himself to as many parts of the business as possible. Matthew also assists on the marketing side by helping our sales team craft presentations and bid submissions, so that sparkAV can continue to supply the very best service to our valued customers.

Ethan joined sparkAV on a part-time basis while still in school. His role includes assistance in the office wherever most needed so that sparkAV can continue to supply the very best service to our valued customers. He is always willing to give a helping hand and expose himself to as many parts of the business as possible.

Ethan joined sparkAV on a part-time basis while still in school. His role includes assistance in the office wherever most needed so that sparkAV can continue to supply the very best service to our valued customers. He is always willing to give a helping hand and expose himself to as many parts of the business as possible.

TESTIMONIAL: "Sean recommended viable solutions to meet our needs and budget, and the implementation team led by Brian Cherny was timely and responsive during the construction and have continued to be since occupancy."
Karen Schrempf, General Manager, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
TESTIMONIAL: "During their engagement, the sparkAV team have exemplified exceptional customer service and have gone above and beyond our expectations. They are very responsive and always quick to act if there are any issues that arise or changes that need to be made at the last minute. I highly recommend sparkAV as an excellent choice for an AV vendor."
Kim Watt, Chief Information Officer
- BDO Canada LLP

Contact Us

sparkAV ltd.

t. 416.422.4777
f. 416.422.4778

Toronto

Head Offices:

672 Dupont Street, Suite 410
Toronto, Ontario M6G 1Z6

Montréal

Unified Communications & Programming:

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Green

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sparkAV is a passionate advocate of environmental preservation and have implemented a number of programs which we feel will help safeguard our earth's protection:

  • We are members of the Green Building Council – an organization that promotes sustainable and environmentally friendly business practices.
  • We are a proponent of "ProAV Environmental Best Practices" and actively seek to operate in that spirit
  • Our office facilities use energy efficient lighting
  • Our Toronto head office is located in the heart of the downtown core, with direct access to all TTC lines, which employees are encouraged to take advantage of. We also plan all corporate events with the same intentions in mind
  • Carpooling, when possible, is encouraged of all technicians travelling to and from job sites
  • Our offices have a no-idling policy for vehicles to minimize pollution
  • We do our best to recommend products that participate in the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) program

From an overall design perspective, sparkAV is committed to leveraging current and cutting edge technologies that reduce the environmental impact. Examples include:

  • using motion sensors, occupancy sensors or RFID systems which "activate" or put all systems in a "˜SLEEP/Standby" mode
  • integrating systems within buildings' IWMS systems
  • deploying room-booking technology to monitor and manage real estate usage and activity

Finally, our waste recycling and reconditioning programs see that all materials used in packaging our products are either re-used, or if that is not possible, recycled in the appropriate way. The same can be said for older or obsolete equipment, which we fix or upgrade with the intention of prolonging its life and keeping waste out of our landfills. These two programs alone keep our waste recycling percentage in the upper 80's at all times.

TESTIMONIAL: "sparkAV ltd. is part of the Samsung Premium ProAV program and its dealer status has remained in good standing since its inception years ago. Samsung Canada is confident in its partnership with sparkAV and pleased to recommend their services to the market."
Samsung Canada
TESTIMONIAL: "sparkAV met with key people at ole to better understand our technology needs. Talented people were assigned to the project and the sparkAV company principles were ever present to ensure our satisfaction."
Robert Ott, Chairman & CEO
- ole Media Management

Philanthropy

Giving back to the community has been, and always will be,
an important part of what sparkAV is about!

As parents, brothers, sisters, aunts & uncles ourselves, the people at sparkAV understand the importance of family and community; whether it is a child who is seriously ill, a cousin who is fighting cancer, a friend who needs a meal and roof over their head, or a teenager who wants to play hockey but cannot afford to, sparkAV wants to help. And while we may not be able to do it all, we can certainly do what we can to make a difference.
Since our inception sparkAV has supported a number of local charities and initiatives :
The Starlight Foundation

For the past 23 years, The Starlight Children's Foundation has been working hard to provide assistance to Canadian children who are living with serious or life altering illnesses. They do whatever they can to help make a sick child's day slightly brighter, such as providing toys, shampoo or other daily necessities for both the child and their families to make use of. These carry the intention of providing a distraction and some level of comfort to a family who is facing a long and extended stay, in a new and often stale environment. Derek Shama, sparkAV 's Co-Founder and President, has been a Starlight volunteer for two decades. He has sat on the Starlight Foundation's Global board, acting as the Canadian voice for global initiatives, as well as the Canadian Board of Directors. Since our inception, Derek, and sparkAV, have remained absolutely committed to Starlight, and have been Gold sponsors of the annual Gala event for many years. In 2013 Derek' chaired the event which was the highest grossing and most profitable Gala in Starlight Canada's history!

The Ride to Conquer Cancer

This is Canada's most successful cycling fundraiser, hosting rides all across the province in support of cancer research. The Toronto event uses its proceeds to benefit The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute, which is located at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre - one of worlds the top five cancer research centers.

The Red Door Family Shelter

One of Toronto's largest family shelters, providing services for over five hundred families per year, who require safe and supportive emergency shelter. They arrange counseling, support and healthcare while families are under their care and assist with finding housing, offer a moving program, a weekly food bank and ongoing caseworker support for those who are attempting to get back on their feet.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada's goal is to find a cure for all blood cancers (Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease and Myeloma), as well as to improve the quality of life for all patients. They are a Toronto founded society, and are specifically focused on funding Canadian blood cancer research.

Eva's Initiatives

Eva's Initiatives main mission is to help homeless and at risk youths lead productive and self sufficient lives. They work tirelessly to provide assistance with anything from finding a job to exploring recreational opportunities. They also run a family reconnect shelter which helps youths and their families work through a family breakdown, and ultimately keep them together.

Kids and Cops and Canadian Tire Fishing Days

sparkAV is a proud sponsor of The Kids and Cops and Canadian Tire Fishing Days, working with the Police Association of Ontario (PAO) to allow underprivileged children all across Ontario to participate in a mentoring fishing experience with Bob Izumi. Since 2016, sparkAV has helped by contributing to this program, which has "grown to include over 70 events annually in Ontario and across Canada, and to date almost 100,000 youngsters have been able to experience the joy of fishing." sparkAV is proud to be involved with a program that has helped to send thousands of children on adventures, including an ice fishing excursion in the winter of 2017. For more information please visit www.pao.ca or kidsandcops.ca.

TESTIMONIAL: "As always it was a pleasure to work beside such a professional, collaborative team as sparkAV and we look forward to working with you in the future."
Deborah Sperry,
Vice President/Team Leader - HOK