Doug Murray, President, started ChoiceLIVE, formerly Upstage Video, in 2005 to provide the finest in LED technology to events in an efficient, affordable manner. Doug has over 20 years of experience in the audio/video industry before which, he spent many years touring the US as a musician and tour manager. It was here that he was exposed to the world of live event production. Upstage Video was born to provide the highest level of personal service, expertise,and technology to event clients.
VP Business Development
Jason Cataldi, VP Business Development, is a dedicated hospitality and audio-visual production support professional with over 25 years of experience. The key to his longevity in this industry stems from his desire to provide effective, efficient communication solutions that ensure measurable results for his clients. With a strong technical background, he offers real world expertise combined with a unique, creative approach to every meeting and event.
VP Inventory Assets
Geza Divenyi, before moving into the VP Inventory Assets role, managed and produced various aspects of multiple, large scale production events such as the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia. Geza was also the primary contact for numerous high-profile events in the Washington, DC area such as the Restoring Honor Rally, Rally to Restore Sanity, and the World War II Memorial Dedication.
Kip Myers, General Manager, joined ChoiceLIVE after having spent over 17 years in the rental and staging industry, most recently serving as Sr. Director of Operations. Kip is responsible for the day-to-day operations with our warehouse staff, technical team, and production managers in support of our rental and event staging operation. His trusted relationships with national and international tier one production support partners and freelancers are invaluable.
Senior Project Manager
Chris Zervos, Senior Project Manager, brings 23 years of production management experience to the table. He specializes in convention and special events in the US and internationally. Chris will manage the technical and logistical details of the project with confidence and ease, while always looking for efficiencies to better serve the client and event. Chris has worked with top brands and associations such as Rotary International, Pampered Chef, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Nationwide Insurance, Lexis Nexis, and Catholic Charities USA.
Jaime Theresa Smith, CMP
National Account Manager
Jaime Theresa Smith, CMP, National Account Manager, brings a different view to the production team as she began her career as a conference planner for a nonprofit in Indianapolis. That position evolved over 11 years, allowing her to obtain her CMP, before migrating to the AV and production side of the industry 9 years ago. Jaime’s passion for the hospitality and meetings industry has parlayed her experiences as a dedicated client relationship manager and technology supplier.