AUDIO BIZ INC. WAS FORMED IN 1991 BY CO-FOUNDERS RANDY STENSON AND LES MURIN. THEIR GOAL WAS TO CREATE THE BEST MANUFACTURERS' REP FIRM IN THE TERRITORY. BUILD UPON THE CORNERSTONES OF SOLID RELATIONSHIPS, TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE, AND SUPPORT BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE SALe. AUDIO BIZ HAS SUCCEEDED IN MANY WAYS YEAR AFTER YEAR.

Audio Biz is rooted in the belief that while we live in a tech-savvy world, business is still done on a person-to-person level.  That’s why our policy of treating people right extends from our management, through to the employees, and ending with our valued customers.  These meaningful relationships allow us to attract and retain the most talented and qualified individuals in the industry.

Located in Ingleside, Illinois, our 4,000 square foot office facility houses administrative, training, sample warehousing, and demo fabrication areas.  Audio Biz incorporates extensive technology in its operations.  Everything from our efficient management software solutions, to our full-featured video studio has been crafted to provide fast, professional results to our clients.

Monthly meetings with all staff are held for formulating strategy and to review territory results, while multiple daily call-ins from the field reps ensure we remain responsive to our client’s needs.

To stay current in our tech-heavy industry, our employees stay updated with the latest industry certifications.  Our employees don’t just sell the product; they spend time with the product, and use it in their daily lives.

From the beginning, we pride ourselves as the firm who returns the calls, shows up on time, and delivers industries finest trainings and demos.  This simple approach, the foundation of how we do business, has created a company consistently recognized as one of the top rep firms in the country.  In our 22 years of business we have won 84 awards, 17 of which have been Rep of the Year!

 

Our Team

"Our People Are Our Strongest Asset"


Management

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Randy Stenson

President & Rep Principal 

rstenson@audiobiz.com

Randy has forged a truly unique path through his career in the audio industry. He has consistently created and grown business in every facet of the industry. With over 30 years experience his reputation and abilities are easily recognized and he continues to lead the entire Audio Biz organization. 

Fun Fact :In his down time Randy enjoys restoring vintage cars 

 


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Steve Krizka

Vice President & Rep Principal 

skrizka@audiobiz.com

Steve brings more that 20 years industry experience to Audio Biz and manages the office and inside staff while simultaneously interfacing with the outside staff. Steve contributes with thorough understanding of dealers, contractors, and consumers. His enthusiasm and sense of humor are what people count on from the Audio Biz organization. 

Fun Fact : Steve does awesome impersonations of the outside sales team, is a musician, and avid "Krizkashop" (photoshop) user.


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Beth Mickel

Sales Manager & National Accounts Manager

bmickel@audiobiz.com

Beth is a powerful and compassionate salesperson with over 25 years experience in the industry. She has developed and maintained the strongest relationships in the industry with some of the largest AV integrators, consultants, and MI retailers. Her exemplary skills and dedication have earned her several industry awards. 

Fun Fact: In her free time Beth is the Executive producer for Spotlight Youth Theater in Kane County

 


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Rick Brown

Rep Principal & Outside Sales Michigan

rbrown@audiobiz.com

Rick manages the Michigan Territory where he has worked in sales since 1985. His multi award winning sales career has spanned ownership of three rep companies and well as tenure as a district sales manager wth a globally recognized guitar/amplifier manufacturer. 

Fun Fact: Rick spends his off time in his studio "Gregory Groove" recording artists and producing his own music.


Outside Sales

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Don Stockfleth

Outside Sales IL

dstockfleth@audiobiz.com

Don joined Audio Biz in 2007 and brings a unique blend of skills and expertise to the team. His 30+ years of pro audio industry expertise allows him to service integrators, contractors, production facilities, superstores, and MI retailers. 

Fun Fact: One of Don’s many endeavor’s in the world of AV was a Manager for an all-girl rock and roll band.


Nick Nitti

Outside Sales IL

nnitti@audiobiz.com

Nick is the retail account specialist in IL and WI. He has over a decade of experience with two large national chains and understands the roles and processes in the big box chains. Nick is a top performer and continues to grow relationships with key retail liaisons and reporting to our manufacturers to develop strategies for growth.

Fun Fact: Nick enjoys racing and riding motocross, he also works on all of his own bikes.

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Shawn McLoughlin

Outside Sales WI/IL

shawn@audiobiz.com

Shawn is a self-proclaimed pro audio geek and Apple fan boy. Shawn took the opportunity to work in pro audio sales starting  in 1998 at major pro audio reseller in WI. His experience and love of the industry helps him build successful customer relationships and continued sales growth.

Fun Fact: Shawn enjoys being a freelance audio engineer in this free time. "I love being able to use the gear we sell. I get to know it forwards and backwards, and it really helps me sell the gear"

 


Travis Brown

Outside Sales WI/IL/MI

travis@audiobiz.com

Travis joined Audio Biz in 2015 with 9 years of sales rep experience. He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and has an extensive background in Pro Audio and Record Production. Travis has a very contagious enthusiasm for selling and learning new technologies.

Fun Fact: Travis loves recording his own music as well as producing other artists. In his younger years he toured the country with the Vans Warped Tour and his band Split Habit. 

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Inside sales and support 

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Brian Christ

Technical Support & Application Specialist  WI/IL/MI

brian@audiobiz.com

Brian is Audio Biz's resident gear guru and has worked in Pro AV for over 16 years. His passions are technical application solving, where he's always waiting to help integrators maximize their designs and projects. Brians technical chops sets Audio Biz apart from other rep firms. 

Fun Fact: Brian enjoys playing the fast paced Irish game of hurling in the Milwaukee area, as well as supporting local dog rescues. 


Julie Boatright

Customer Support and Office Manager WI/IL/MI

jboatright@audiobiz.com

Julie is brings over 20 years experience as a customer service representative. The entire staff relies on Julie for data entry, setting up new accounts, RA processing, order follow up, scheduling factory visits, and many other day to day functions. Her level of professionalism is unparalleled in the industry and she has won several service awards from our top manufacturers.

Fun Fact: Julie is an avid photographer, she has won many awards an honors for her phenomenal photographs. 

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Shane McGary

Customer Support and Warehouse Manager WI/IL/MI

smcgary@audiobiz.com

Shane joined Audio Biz in 2006 where he is relied on to be a jack of many trades from answering phones, providing tech support, to running detailed reports for our staff. Shane also manages our sample stock, literature, and assists with office operations including providing excellent customer support for our dealer base.

Fun Fact: Shane served our country in the Navy after high school before attending Madison Media Institute which lead him to this industry.   

Opportunities


Careers

Audio Biz is always looking to meet qualified candidates to join our team. Positions include inside and outside sale, sales support, and technical support & training.

Please send your resume and relevant work experience to: sales@audiobiz.com

Please make sure the subject line reads: Audio Biz Careers


Intern

The Audio Biz Internship Program will introduce students with schooling in professional audio/video a chance to learn the business side of the Professional A/V industry within a professional environment.

As a leading manufacturers’ representatives for a variety of top product lines, Audio Biz can provide an internship experience that exposes students to many aspects the AV industry.

Interns can expect to learn about products, business practices,  and become involved in many different projects including product certifications, dealer visits, and product demonstrations. 

To apply for an Audio Biz internship please email a cover letter and relevant experience to sales@audiobiz.com Please make sure the subject line reads: Audio Biz Internship.