SKMac began as a father/son venture—as many good things do. Perry’s father, Jack, had been a longtime veteran of the company when Perry joined him in 1979. They later bought the company from Mrs. Macdonald. When Jack passed in 1993, Perry assumed the reins and added to SKMac’s legacy with his steadfast devotion to honesty, excellence and plain ol’ hard work—values that continue to underwrite SKMac’s success. He wears many hats: president, salesperson and fun master. It’s important to maximize the profits and minimize the stuffiness he says. He’s maintained decades old relationships with most of SKMac’s customers because they trust him and they like him (Well, most of them, anyway.) He’ll grow your business and make you laugh while he’s doing it. Outside the office, he’s active in his church and community, and enjoys supporting his two sons in whatever they’re doing. Perry loves his hometown Orioles and Ravens. Don’t sit by him though. Perry and his giant foam finger can get a little excited.
Todd’s first job in the industry dates back to the hair band days of 1982 when he sold audio gear and managed sound for local bands in his college town. From there he spent some time in MI retail in Chicago, and was the National Field Sales Manager for an audio equipment manufacturer based out of Chicago. That started his journey into training and sales management. He soon graduated to audio system designs for houses of worship, at the same time providing product and professional audio training and sales management for a prominent New England speaker manufacturer. In 1995, he left the Mid–West and moved his family to NJ where he became a principal at a manufacturer’s representative firm. In 2009, he left the NY metro area and joined SKMac—assuming the role of Laurel to Perry’s Hardy. Todd’s role in the company is to provide dealer and end user training, design and demonstration support, and sales and operations management for the company. Todd holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music with a heavy concentration in math and the physical sciences. He is CTS and ISF-C certified, and has taught training seminars offering CTS renewal credits since 2007. Todd is also an active part of the tech team in his church, and has been a “front of house” engineer in live band and house of worship venues for years. Let’s get right to it, he knows his stuff. He also knows way too much about the mating habits of iguanas, but we won’t get into that.
Tim joined SKMac in 2002, and has represented our manufacturers with an unsurpassed commitment to excellence, professionalism and customer service. Tim covers the whole state of Virginia south of Fredericksburg—and then some. Just ask him how big the state of Virginia is. Prior to joining the company, Tim worked for a competitive representative company (we’ve forgiven him) for nine years in various inside and outside sales positions as well as with LARES Associates, a pioneer in electronic Acoustical Reinforcement Enhancement Systems. He’s also acted as a personal guitar tech, RF coordinator, vest bedazzler and overall technology go–to person for MCC Tours, Mary Chapin Carpenter. And if that’s not enough experience for you, Tim has also worked for many years in the MI/Pro Audio/Recording and Technology segment of our industry at various retail locations throughout the Washington DC metro area. Show off. Tim “works” from his house and car in Central Virginia–and likes a good pair of ECCO shoes. Who doesn’t?
Jeff has over 25 years invested in the industry, most of them with SKMac. He lives in Metro Baltimore with his wife and has two beautiful daughters, and helps hold down the fort at SKM World Headquarters in Reisterstown, MD. Jeff covers MI and lighting sales for SKMac in Delaware, VA and Maryland—his odometer is proof of how hard he works. Jeff came to SKMac with previous rep and industry experience, and prior to that, Jeff spent eleven years in retail MI sales. Bottom line: Jeff’s a seasoned sales guy. He is also active in the local music scene, playing drums in two different Baltimore bands. Jeff is the unofficial mayor of Baltimore, and his favorite product to sell is anything that goes to eleven.
Greg is one of the youngsters in the SKMac family and is very excited to own the title of the company’s one and only millennial. Greg came to SKMac in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Recording Technology, coupled with a five-year stint at Clair Global in Lititz, PA, where he specialized in digital mixing consoles. Greg and his teammate, Jason, are the dynamic duo that are rocking the rep world as our systems sales representatives in Eastern PA, DE, and Southern NJ. Greg is an avid golfer, bourbon aficionado and working musician. You will find him playing in local hot spots throughout Central and Eastern PA, fending off groupies and soccer moms. Greg and his ever-growing road crew reside in South Eastern, PA.
Before joining SKMac in 2012, Jason spent four years representing manufacturers in the Mid–Atlantic region with a competing rep firm. He developed his love for technology and music and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Recording Technology. Jason began his career in pro audio sales at a Central Pennsylvania music store and earns his stripes every darn day. Jason’s developed a reputation for energetic trainings and demonstrations, which he performs while servicing contractor accounts in Central/Eastern PA, Maryland and Northern VA. He lives in Central PA with his wife, their three children and some very large dogs. Occasionally, Jason will demonstrate product for them in his living room in full Kermit voice. He hasn’t gotten used to the heckling, though.
Mike grew up in South Jersey, moved to Central PA to get a recording degree and never looked back. After a stint in radio as a production director, he worked MI retail for seven years. Since then, he’s been a sales representative in the Mid–Atlantic, covering SKMac’s retail accounts in Central PA and Southern NJ. He also runs a commercial recording studio (another basement start–up). When he’s not on the road or recording his super–secret alt rock album, he spends what little spare time he has uncovering microbrew IPAs.
Chris began his career in the 90’s in the event & rental side of our industry. During his tenure at a regional sound company, Chris honed his craft as an A2, A1 and system tech. From there he added large scale video projection, IMAG, broadcast production and theatrical lighting to his list of skills. More recently Chris spent the 15 years prior to joining SKMac in the system integration market primarily focused on Houses of Worship. In his spare time Chris enjoys long walks on the beach, a cozy fire, death metal and watching his daughter ice skate. OK, none of that is true except the ice skating daughter part. Chris is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and yes, we do hold that against him! Chris has joined SKMac as a Sales Engineer, servicing our integration and consultant clients and end users in Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland.
Cindi started working for SKMac in 1990. (How do you work for that guy for that long?) I’ll tell you how. She’s a Perry survivor. Her pleasant personality and attention to detail has delighted customers, manufacturers and employees here for over 30 years. When she’s not sitting back and listening to her son, Andrew, sing and play the guitar, or wiping Perry’s uh, nose, you will find Cindi volunteering at her church. If you ask her nicely, she will bake you cookies. Seriously, she will.
Cathy (and yes, the poor woman has been married to Todd since 1983) began her career at SKMac in 2015. Having worked for 15 years as an inside sales and customer service agent for an A/V rep firm in Metro New York, Cathy brings loads of customer service experience with her. She knows a thing or two about mortgage loan processing, AR/AP and tag and title work, which is helpful, too. Cathy is another Perry “nose–wiper”, and also helps support the field sales and sales management team. Cathy, like Jacqui, also has two adult male offspring and likes to recycle. She does not wear hemp, preferring good old–fashioned cotton.
Another D’Angelo? Yes, in fact, Jack is now the third generation of D’Angelo’s to join the SKMac family and the fourth currently employed by SKMac. Frankly, there are some in the company that might consider that too many D’Angelo’s, just saying. Jack comes to us as a recent graduate of the University of Maryland, where he received a degree in Economics. While in school, he interned at a trade association for commodity futures exchanges and at a mortgage company – which is where he first started working upon college graduation. In April 2018, his SKMAC career began and he now serves as an inside sales support/customer service representative.