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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 2020/21, during a very difficult period that saw the industry decimated by the Covid-19 Pandemic, GearSource took advantage of this time to begin the huge project of rebuilding our 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 grew exponentially 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.
Brad : VP Business Development – Global
Brad Nelms joined GearSource in April 2021. His primary role is to manage the team overseeing global Sellers and Listings acquisition, as the company scales its growing marketplace platform. Brad gained experience with many great companies including TLS, 4Wall, VER, PRG and Solotech. He also worked with ACT Lighting, the N.A. distributor for MA Lighting, Ayrton, and other great brands. Brad is based in Las Vegas, but will spend a lot of his time in front of the company’s largest and most important selling partners, worldwide.
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. She continues to be a knowledgeable and hard-working professional, who has a keen understanding of gear and where to find it.
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. He and a small team now handle GearSource Business Development in the Asia market.
Customer Experience Team
Carrie : Specializing in Listings/Seller Onboarding
Carrie Bourgette has been with GearSource since March 2010, when she was originally hired to work as part of the small team that built our massive Stock Item database, the backbone of our listings platform. Carrie’s role expanded to include managing the large flow of listings each and every day, working with Sellers to get their gear listed and sold, as well as being a key member of the marketing team. She continues to work closely with our valued sellers and supervise the company’s listings database… the core of our business.
Theo : Specializing in Logistics and Order Management
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. His role has since expanded to cover most of the globe. Theo speaks 3 languages – English, German and Greek – and has a Masters degree in Science. His true passion for music and Audio Visual Technologies was the driving force behind his move to GearSource.
Jason : Specializing in Operations and Order Management
Jason Hamblen joined our Customer Experience team in July 2021, specializing in the North American marketplace. Jason has worked as a production assistant for Cirque, as a Police Officer and as a teacher. Jason is very detail-oriented and loves processes and finding solutions. You’ve heard the term “dog with a bone”… need we say more?
Amanda: Specializing in Marketplace flow, payment management and general accounting
Amanda Hart joined GearSource in March 2021. She brings a strong background in small business and online marketplace accounting. She also has a clear understanding of online payment processing, marketplace taxes and the various in and outs associated with Marketplace-driven platforms. She’s a welcome addition to both our Customer Experience team and our Finance Department.
If you are interested in joining our team, please send feel free to reach out to [email protected]. Remember to include your resume.