Gaiser’s hire is part of FrontRow’s broader growth strategy for its audio technology in over 50 countries
Petaluma, Calif. (January 3, 2018)—San Francisco Bay Area-based ed tech leader FrontRow has hired Brian Gaiser as its new Director of International Sales.
“The Director of International Sales role is clearly vital to the success of FrontRow’s growth in markets beyond the US,” says CEO Jens Holstebro. “Brian fits that role particularly well, having 20 years of international business development experience, and almost a third of that being in classroom audio technology sales.”
FrontRow has made a significant investment in its international business in recent years, including establishment of the FrontRow UK office, introduction of more localized versions of its ezRoom classroom AV line, and an expanded international marketing program.
Throughout his career with a variety of US-based companies, Gaiser has focused on international sales, with a particular emphasis on Asia-Pacific and Canada. His recent six-year tenure at Lightspeed equipped him with deep knowledge of local markets for classroom audio, important customer relationships, and an enthusiasm for improving education with audio technology.
“It’s a lifelong passion of mine to experience cultural differences, strengthen commonalities, and put great ideas into action. So, getting to help thousands of people improve their learning environments on six continents? I couldn’t ask for a better job,” shares Gaiser. “I’m really excited to be joining FrontRow’s mission to maximize students’ access to learning around the world.”
Gaiser is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH, and Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ. He lives with his wife and dog in Minneapolis, MN, and is an avid cyclist and nature lover.
FrontRow helps schools communicate effortlessly with students, groups, and devices. More than 15,000 schools choose FrontRow for its easy-to-use products, better academic outcomes, and a safer, more efficient campus. FrontRow edtech solutions include:
- Classroom audio systems for teacher voice reinforcement and media audio amplification
- Automated lesson capture and distribution
- AV control and management
- Campus communication and control, including IP paging, intercom, bell scheduling, and automated emergency response
FrontRow is part of the William Demant Group—founded in 1904 and listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange (CSE3247)—through 45 Group companies in over 20 countries, its consolidated sales exceed US$1.9 billion.