Jim is the founder and principal of Plus Four Marketing. Prior to Plus Four, Jim began his career at Leo’s Music / Pro Audio in Oakland, Sound Genesis in San Francisco, and Just Noticeable Difference (JND) in Marin. He built his career from the ground up, learning from the best and brightest in the industry. Jim is still active in the production side of the industry working concerts and sporting events on the weekends. You can learned more about his hobbies on his Linked-in page, https://www.linkedin.com/feed/.
Keith Erickson – Production AVL Specialist
Keith comes to Plus Four with a deep knowledge of the production business. Still a working audio engineer, Keith has also accepted the challenge of the lighting and video side of our business as well. He provides a resource for the entire company when it comes to live production. This includes Tour, House of Worship and Performing Arts Centers. Really anywhere where live production takes place. Keith is an excellent audio system technician and front of house engineer. Keith has been with the company for 11 years.
Todd Finnie (T-1) – Portland, OR office
360.718.7046 Portland Office
360.718.7146 Portland Office Fax
Todd has been the Harman representative in Portland for 20 years. He began his career as musician (like most of us!) hailing from South Dakota. In fact, Todd, a keyboardist, was recently inducted into the South Dakota R&R Hall of fame. Todd comes to Plus Four from Northshore Marketing, the previous Harman Representative in the Pacific Northwest. The breadth and depth of his knowledge serve him well with his position at Plus Four. Having been in the territory for so long, Todd is a trusted partner in the area with all of the different disciplines, system integrators, MI stores, consultants and rental companies. Todd has been with Plus Four for 8 years.
T-2 has a long history in our business. He has worked several capacities in the business including Magnolia, (Best Buy high end integration), CompView (now DSI) and Commercial Sound all located in the Seattle Metro area. In each instance Todd was in a leadership role, managing people and projects. Todd has a clear understand of the marketplace in terms of roles. Including the consultant, the integrator, the bid process, the design build process and how he fits in as a manufacturers’ representative. Although Todd has only been with the company for a couple of years, he has learned the job at hand very fast and brings great knowledge and confidence to his business partners.
Chad comes to Plus Four after 10 years of managing four different Bay Area Guitar Center locations. Chad managed the build-out and grand opening of the Emeryville, CA. location and continued as manager for 3 years. Emeryville is still a high performing GC location. After being recruited by several companies, Chad chose to join Pro Media and head up their “box” sales division. His position at Pro Media provided a new look into the business. His role was more business to business which provided new insight into our industry. Chad has a history in the touring world as a drummer promoting his band’s music. He is still active as a percussionist which keeps him in touch with the trends in the MI business.
Sean has been with Plus Four since 2007, going on 12 years. Sean manages the company’s outgoing marketing material, (newsletter) and provides both pre and post-sale support for dealers and end-users. He is a trusted resource that is always available. Helping with design, tracking down a shipment, helping an end-user connect to a system are all part of Sean’s expertise. In addition to his inside responsibilities, Sean is responsible for many of the Guitar Center locations in terms of training and merchandising. Sean is a performing guitarist that hosts an evening show once a week.
Originally from Canada, Nancy’s background is rooted in the AV business. Prior to her tenure at Plus Four, Nancy worked for Microsoft Canada as a Presentation Specialist. Her focus was on new presentation technologies to optimize Microsoft’s presentations at conventions and meetings. After her stint at Microsoft, Nancy moved to ADCOM, a national integrator in Canada. In addition to integration, ADCOM manufactured a control system similar to AMX & Crestron at the time. Nancy was the US National Sales Manager for ADCOM’s control system. Nancy also worked on a direct basis for AMX in Sales. Since re-connecting with the marketplace, Nancy has rekindled old relationships and become a resource for her customers and a great asset to Plus Four. Nancy arrived at her first interview with a Panja computer bag. Cool icebreaker!
Mark Morgan – Pacific Northwest – MI Retail
After twelve years in music retail sales, management and purchasing Mark started his career as a manufacturers’ representative in 1993 in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to Plus Four, Mark was an associate at Loppnow Associates. During his tenure at Loppnow, Mark was associated with prestigious lines like Sony, QSC, Symetrix, Rane, Electro Voice. Mark joined Plus Four in 2011 shortly after the company was awarded the territory by Harman Professional. Mark is well known in the area as both a representative and guitar player. Like many of the others at Plus Four, he is still engaged in live performance. He regularly plays with the best musicians in the Seattle area, including some of the dealers he is responsible for as a representative.
Jennifer Horn – Office Manager
Jennifer Horn is the best of the best when it comes to making things happen. She is relentless in representing both our manufacturers and our customers providing a win / win result. Jennifer is very organized and is always on top of every situation. She has a track record of following through until all parties are satisfied. Prior to Plus Four, Jennifer oversaw the re-directing of lost shipments for DHL Air Freight. Jen has been with Plus Four since 2010. She has provided the company a new sense of organizational skills requiring everyone to pick-up their game. Jennifer’s husband Jeremy is an audio engineer. She’s 24-7 AV.
Allison Mathews – Finance & Accounting
Allison has been running the financial side of the company almost since its inception. Her responsibilities include payroll, healthcare, accounts payable and receivable, taxes and insurance. In addition, she coordinates convention travel and special events where Plus Four is the host. Allison is very detail oriented in terms of every facet of her