3101 Fairlane Farms Rd. Suite 4
Wellington, Florida 33414
International: +1(561) 296-9555
GearSource.com® was brought to life in October of 2002 by industry vet, Marcel Fairbairn. Since that time, GearSource.com® has sold more used production gear than anyone through its unique “Two Sided Marketplace”, meaning a place that is equally connected to its sellers and its buyers. The company’s global user-base is made up of professional production/rental companies, resellers and end-users from all segments of live production and entertainment technology. On both sides, users are both buyers and sellers via this unique and dynamic platform.
By growing GearSource.com®, the company has delivered on its promise to clean up the process of re-marketing Production gear while creating a safe and efficient Global Marketplace, catering exclusively to professional entertainment gear markets. GearSource has also become a 100% remote-based company, giving us access to a global pool of talent and allowing us to build a quality team to assist our Buyers and Sellers.
In 2020, during a very difficult year that saw the industry decimated by the Covid-19 Pandemic, GearSource took that down time to rebuilt it’s platform into a single global marketplace with strong payment management, tax compliance and advanced security measures.
Meet Our Team:
Marcel Fairbairn : President / CEO
Marcel has spent more than 30 years in the Sound and Lighting markets, beginning in 1985 selling A/V installations in his home country, Canada. In 1991, Marcel relocated to Florida taking on sales for Martin’s US distributor, Tracoman. This proved to be a moment that changed the future for Marcel, Martin, and the automated lighting industry as well. Marcel remains the visionary behind GearSource.com and is actively involved in Sales, Marketing, Technology and the company’s vision and direction.
Claudette Cyr : Partner / COO
Claudette spent over 25 years in graphic services, marketing & public relations, including 15 years as owner of a services business in Calgary, Canada. Claudette began her journey with GearSource.com® early on as a Project Manager in 2002. Over the years her role has grown and she is now a Partner and the company’s COO. In this role, Claudette manages all Global operations. In addition, she continues to work closely with the CEO on top strategic decisions.
Cynthia : Business Development Manager – North America/LATAM
Cynthia Viteri has been a key member of the GearSource Business Development team since 2003. She spent 7 years with the company’s CEO at two prior companies – Martin Professional, and Coemar USA. Cynthia graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in International Business and from Nova Southeastern University with a Masters in International Business Administration.
Maurizio : Business Development Manager – Europe
Maurizio Barausse joined the GearSource European team in January 2020. Maurizio brings 10+ years experience in international sales, business development, and customer/supplier relationship development and is also an avid musician. He has a degree in Professional Sound and Video Technology and speaks 3 languages fluently – English, Polish and Italian.
Don : Area Developer – Asia
Don Chan began his career with a top-tier Stage Set Production company in Singapore. This opened the doors to many local and international events, leading him to start an event production company back in the nineties. Don has always had a passion for LIVE Productions in both corporate and rock ‘n roll. Together with a group of like minded industry professionals, he opened 2 more Pro AVL businesses in 2001 and 2010, the latter focusing on Video production and Digital display with reach all over Asia and the Middle East. Don currently heads GearSource in Asia where he joins the GearSource Business Development Team, while expanding the company’s global user base.
Seller / Listings Development
Carrie : Listings/Vendor Manager
Carrie Bourgette was hired to assist in the development of our first phase of the massive Stock Item database in 2010. Since that time, Carrie’s role with GearSource.com® has grown, and today, she works closely with our valued sellers and supervises the company’s listings database that makes up the core of our business. Her main tasks are to review and approve listings, assist sellers in compiling and uploading listings, educating our users on our processes and generally working to improve all seller interactions.
Theo : Logistics/Customer Service – Europe/Middle East
Theodoros Spandonidis (we call him Theo, pronounced Tao) joined GearSource in February 2019 to take over European Order Operations, which includes, logistics, and customer service areas. Theo speaks 3 languages – English, German and Greek – and has a Masters degree in Science. He worked for several years for one of Germany’s leading organic food import companies as a logistics manager. His true passion for music and Audio Visual Technologies was the driving force behind his move to GearSource.
Joanne : Accounting
Originally from the UK, Joanne Rojas now resides with her family in the USA. She joined GearSource in 2008 following a 14-year career in the cruise business. As Accounting Ops Manager, Joanne takes care of the day to day accounting operations, order payments, A/P and A/R plus coordinates global payment ops, taxation laws, currencies and much more.