This week, Navot Shoresh joins us Troy, MI, where he is founder and CVO of the custom integration firm, Spire Integrated Systems. Navot and Jeremy had crossed paths at HTSA buying group meetings, but they had never taken a moment to sit down and get to know each other, until now. When Jeremy saw Navot’s recent post about the opening of a beautiful new showroom up the road in Bay Harbor, MI, Jeremy thought now would be a great time to finally connect, learn about Navot’s career path from his upbringing in Israel to successful entrepreneur in Michigan, his favorite tech and product lines, and his advice for running a profitable custom integration business with happy employees.
Learn more about Spire Integrated Systems at www.spireintegrated.com
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This week, Dante Walston joins us from Richmond, VA, where he is co-founder and CEO of IntegrateU, a new custom integration training center that is home to ProSource Academy and embedded inside the integration firm Livewire. IntegrateU recently announced that it is also now an authorized CEDIA Education Partner. Its courses are designed to enable students to attain industry certifications, including CEDIA’s new Cabling & Infrastructure Technician Certification. This new relationship will help fast track students into getting certified soon after graduation. Walston has a diverse retail background and several years in custom integrations, so I’m happy to welcome him to the podcast to learn more about his career and current role leading IntegrateU.
Learn more about IntegrateU at integrateu.net and getlivewire at livewire.com.
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This week, Alex Bazhinov joins us from Charlottesville, VA, where he is founder and CEO of Lumin. Lumin’s Smart Panel is currently adopted by hundreds of solar and energy storage installers, providing a system for retrofitting an existing circuit breaker panel to perform energy data analysis and circuit control. Data on connected appliances and systems is gathered and analyzed to assist homeowners in better understanding their home energy habits. An inventor and entrepreneur, Alex had the idea for Lumin while tending to his first start-up, DreamPower, which he founded at the University of Virginia’s iLab while earning his graduate degree at UVA’s Darden School of Business. Lumin recently announced Lumin Edge, which is a new modular smart energy system and smartphone application that gives homeowners the flexibility to manage, monitor, and optimize their home energy usage.
Learn more about Lumin at www.luminsmart.com
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