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About GearSource

About Us

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.

GearSource has once again begun the huge project of rebuilding our platform into a single global marketplace, with strong payment management, tax compliance and advanced security and compliance measures.

Trusted Sellers & Equipment

Trusted Sellers & Equipment

Buy with peace of mind knowing your transaction is secure - Buy REAL gear from REAL people.

GearSource GEARantee

GearSource GEARantee®

We take the risk out of purchasing online by providing a secure payment system AND a 2-day (business days) inspection period on all orders.

Neutral Third Party Platform

Neutral Third Party Platform

Our neutral third party structure ensures that both Buyers and Sellers are protected in every transaction.

Industry Exclusive Global Reach

Industry Exclusive Global Reach

With Sellers based around the world, you are sure to find relevant gear no matter where you are located.

Meet Our Team


Marcel Fairbairn - CEO

Marcel has spent more than 30 years in the live events gear market. He founded GearSource in 2002 with a single goal, to make it safer and easier for businesses to buy and sell gear, globally. Since its founding, GearSource has moved a quarter billion dollars in sound, lighting, video and staging equipment around the globe.

Today, the founder is focused on ramping up growth. "I love this industry, and I am focused on growing GearSource to help even more people, while democratizing access to gear for your markets, and markets for your gear".


Claudette Cyr - CFO/COO

Claudette spent over 25 years in administration, marketing & public relations, including 15 years as owner of a services business in Calgary, Canada.

Claudette began her journey with GearSource.com® in 2002 as systems Project Manager. Over the years her role grew exponentially and she is now a Partner and the company’s CFO/COO. In this role, Claudette oversees all Global operations as well as the Finance team. She continues to work closely with our Founder on top strategic decisions.

Global Operations


Carrie - Listings & Special Projects Manager

Carrie has been with GearSource since March 2010, starting as a key member of the team who built our massive Master Product (formerly knows as Stock Item) database and connect associated listings. Carrie is now manager of the company’s listings department as well as Project Manager for Platform development. She continues to support sellers and ensures her team continue to maintain the quantity and quality of the listings database. Lastly, she is a key member of the marketing team.


Faith - Listings Associate

Faith joined the GearSource listings and marketing teams in February 2022 as Listings Coordinator and Marketing specialist. She continues to maintain the quality of the Listings database, while supporting the company's marketing efforts. She brings her unique experience of the Asia market to our global team.


Theo - Customer Experience (CX) Manager

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. In 2022, Theo was promoted to CX Manager and oversees Global Customer Experience (CX), Operations and Logistics. 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 desire to join to GearSource.


Amanda - Finance Coordinator

Amanda 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 ins and outs associated with Marketplace-driven platforms. Her background and experience in running her own Etsy Store provides GearSource with that unique experience as a seller on a marketplace platform.

Global Business Development


Brad - VP Global Business Development

Brad Nelms joined GearSource in April 2021. His primary role is to grow and support global Sellers and Listings acquisition, as the company scales its growing marketplace platform. Brad gained experience with many great companies.


Cynthia - Special Projects

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. She continues to be a knowledgeable and hard-working professional, who has a keen understanding of gear and where to find it.

If you're interested in joining the team, check out open positions on our Careers Page.

Careers Page