David’s 29 years in the lighting industry began in theatre as a Scenic Designer and painter but having always been a geek for technology, he was on the forefront of emerging technology and went on to design for Rock and Roll tours, television, feature films, and eventually owning an Architectural Lighting Design firm. An Award-Winning designer David has traveled the world and worked on many iconic projects. His creative use of the latest and greatest products available, inspired many manufacturers to listen to David’s product suggestions and they quickly saw their sales increase.
His business acumen has been honed throughout the years of owning or running businesses. Intrigued by the product design process and technology, it was an easy pivot to transfer his skills to the product development side and in 2006 David started 0energyLighting to design, develop and manufacture lighting products.
David’s newest venture, BrandKnew, Inc, is the culmination of his past experiences both professionally and personally. With the discovery of the need for relevant and user-friendly products led him onto illuminated and non-illuminated product design with both US and offshore manufacturing; creating a vantage point like no other.
Since getting his first computer at the age of 3, Vinny has been connected ever since. With an innate sense of all things technology driven, his natural ability to learn and utilize software and systems gives him an advantage over others. He has to mastered Word Press, Adobe Premiere, Illustrator, Photoshop and After Affects as well as Blender 3D and Unity 3D. A natural leader with a strong work ethic proven by his contributions at OEnergyLighting, Bulbtronics, LED Source and Q-Tran, Vinny has returned to post-graduate studies to continue his education.
A valuable partner of BrandKnew, Vinny leads the technology team to create groundbreaking marketing campaigns for companies and products alike. Notable projects include; a global smartphone app for controlling lighting, a dynamic data sheet generator, alternate product selector tool and a ‘secret-code’ web engine.
Vinny brings a unique value to the table of being able to remain creative as well as manage aspects of operations, finance and the continual growth of the organization.
Lizzie’s professional career highlights over 25 years of leadership in the Arts, Hospitality and Design Industries. Between the companies she has co-founded and those she held C-level positions in Human Resources, Operations, Sales, Marketing and Events, she has a holistic approach to business. Prior to her business career, Lizzie was a successful Broadway credited performer. Although she no longer gets paid to perform, she is always “on” and ready for her next role.
Her solid reputation for developing brands from the ground up is rooted in; creating impactful sales and marketing strategies, cultivating long-standing relationships and achieving operational excellence. Keys to her success have been her passion for excellence and her ability to inspire others to work as a team.
Lizzie supports both BrandKnew and its clients with her visionary approach to business development which drives revenue and produces evident results.