In a major step toward executing its commercial growth strategy, Leon Speakers has announced the appointment of technology and AV industry veteran Jeff Day to a new role as executive vice president.
Known for previous key roles as AVIXA board chair and CEO of Bluewater Technologies, Day is recognized across the industry for his sales experience and development acumen across a range of markets, customer types, and geographies.
Day will be responsible for overseeing the Ann Arbor–based manufacturer’s commercial growth initiatives, including sales, marketing, and business development. He will work closely with the executive team to develop and implement strategies around Leon’s impressive portfolio of design-oriented technology concealment and teleconferencing solutions as well as its growing list of Fortune-500 clients.
With the return-to-office movement exposing significant design gaps around technology in a variety of commercial spaces, Day plans to emphasize Leon’s unique expertise in stylish and scalable tech concealment and high-quality audio solutions.
“Jeff has a proven track record of driving sales growth and building successful commercial partnerships,” said Noah Kaplan, founder and president, Leon Speakers.
“His passion for the industry and energetic leadership style are the perfect fit for our company as we continue to expand our reach and grow our commercial business.”
Throughout his career, Jeff Day has become well-known for his relationships, cross-industry navigation, and the successful scaling of several organizations—including the launch of Telepresence video and acquisition of both WebEx and Tandberg for Cisco Systems, Inc. In 2014, Day became the CEO of Detroit-based Bluewater Technologies where he led the company through a rebrand and significant growth. In 2018, he founded and launched a strategic advisory and development consultancy, North of 10 Advisors. His clients included content and experience creators, manufacturers, and integrators throughout the AV and extended tech industries. Day also served on the AVIXA board of directors from 2016 to 2022 and was the board’s chair in 2020.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Leon team whom I have admired and worked with over the last several years. The creativity, smarts, and proven track of Noah and team have deeply inspired me,” adds Day.
“The resi-mercial and resi-tality movements demand bringing the home back to the office because we loved our setups and the feel of a well-designed hospitality space. Nobody is better suited than Leon to lead the charge with design solutions for those spaces because of their deep heritage in the residential market, which is rapidly extending into the commercial and hospitality spaces.”