3101 Fairlane Farms Rd. Suite 4
Wellington, Florida 33414
GearSource LLC was brought to life in October of 2002 by lighting industry vet, Marcel Fairbairn. Prior to founding GearSource.com®, Marcel served as a Director for Martin Professional's US office for 7 years and also held VP roles with 2 other major Automated Lighting manufacturers. He has been in the Automated lighting world almost since it's inception and is widely known as an innovator and someone you can certainly trust with your business!
GearSource.com® has always sold more (predominantly) used product in professional Stage Lighting, Pro Audio, Video and Staging than anyone. A large majority of the company's customers are "dealers" including production / rental companies and resellers who typically buy at slightly lower prices than end-users. At the same time, we value and cherish all of our End User clients and always do our best to improve their buying experience as well.
In creating GearSource.com®, the company made a promise to "clean up" the process of re-marketing used Production gear and has done exactly that in becoming the "eBay of the Production world". In our earliest years, several other Websites existed to market used gear, but none offered full service with e-commerce, manage your own listings, escrow style purchasing, complete product category selection nor other programs our company has since developed. A European office was opened in 2006 to further develop our presence worldwide.
Marcel Fairbairn : President / CEO
Marcel has spent more than 30 years in the Sound and Lighting markets. He started in 1985 selling A/V installations in Alberta, Canada. In 1991, he moved to Florida and took on sales for the Martin (lighting) US distributor, Tracoman. This proved to be a moment that changed the future for Marcel, Martin, and likely the industry as a whole. Marcel continues to be the visionary behind GearSource and is actively involved in Sales, Marketing, Web Planning and overall company direction.
Claudette Cyr : Partner / COO
Claudette spent over 25 years in graphic services, marketing & public relations, including 15 years as owner of a services business in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Claudette joined GearSource as Project Manager on a consulting basis in 2002. Over the years her role has grown...most recently elevated to the position of COO. In this role, Claudette manages all day-to-day operations for North America and Europe, including: marketing, customer service, logistics, listings and the development teams. In addition, she oversees business and licensee development and continues to work closely with the CEO on top strategic decisions.
Henry : Business Development / Acquisitions
Henry Kones has over 30 years experience in the Sound and Lighting business. From High School through to 1994, Henry worked with his father in their Miami-based family owned business, Mr. Hank Inc. In 1995, Henry joined automated lighting manufacturer High End Systems. In 2003 Henry joined Gear-Source as VP of Business Development responsible for managing larger corporate accounts, assisting with Sales, Marketing, and planning, as well as sourcing new vendors to GearSource.com®.
Cynthia : Business Development GearHead
Cynthia Viteri spent 7 years with Marcel at two other companies, first, as a Regional Sales Manager for Latin America at Martin Professional, then at Tracoman / Coemar USA serving the Latin American markets. Cynthia graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in International Business and from Nova Southeastern University with a Masters in International Business Administration. She is a proven performer when it comes to production sales, and has always gone the extra mile for GearSource clients.
Steve : Business Development GearHead
After attending college at Northeastern University, Steve Smith entered the music industry first as a musician and then as a road manager with both local and touring acts. Falling back on his degrees in International Business and Finance, he had a successful 17-year career in the mortgage industry, working for industry giant First Franklin Financial amongst others. After the collapse of the industry in 2008, Steve took a few years to find a job that was the "right fit". He made a stop at Solaris in 2010 and then joined Gear-Source as a Director of Business Development. Steve, through his global contacts in the industry, is able to help obtain new inventory for GearSource to both list and sell. He has clients on most continents that rely on his knowledge and personal service to help fulfill their needs.
Rob : Business Development GearHead
Robert Brown (also known as Robbie) has been selling musical instruments in various capacities since 1976, from owning retail outlets to being the national sales manager of a large acoustic guitar manufacturer. He has traveled extensively in USA, Canada, and Europe and brings years of experience to the table. In July 2015, Robbie joined the GearSource team to open the Musical Instrument division on GearSource.com®. His dedication to product knowledge and cutting edge technology, along with his deep appreciation of his clients' needs, will only help expedite GearSource’s natural progression into this exciting area of expertise. As an Industry leader, it will be the number one place to shop and sell your musical gear.
Chris : Business Development Associate
Chris Jardines joined GearSource in October 2018 as a Business Development Associate. Chris, who has some previous experience in the industry, is a very eager, detail-oriented individual who is focused on achieving the company's goals. Chris' role with GearSource will include reestablishing relationships with buyers and sellers and building long-term productive working relationships.
Becca : Order Processing
Becca Townsend joined GearSource in October 2018 to take over order processing, logistics, and customer service areas. Becca spent many years working for one of the world's leading logistics providers, Kuehne Nagel, as a logistics specialist. She brings with her a great deal of expereince in domestic and international shipping. Becca will be working closely with all departments to achieve the company's overall objectives.
Joanne : Accounting
Originally from the UK, Joanne Rojas has called the US home for the last 15 years. She joined GearSource in 2008, after a 14-year career with the cruise lines. As Accounting Manager, Joanne takes great care of the day to day accounting operations, A/P and A/R. She works closely with Operations and sales, as well as management, to look after the company's financial health.
Carrie : Listings/Vendor Manager
Carrie has been with GearSource since 2010. She stated with the company as a contractor, hired to assist in the development of our first phase of the massive Stock Item database. Since that time, Carrie's primary role has grown at GearSource.com®. She now works with our valued vendors and supervises the maintenance and growth of the listings database that makes up the core of our business. Her main focus each day is to reach out to and work with our Vendors, both new and existing, to review and approve listings, assist Vendors in compiling and uploading gear listings, explaining how the processes work and generally working to improve all interactions. She had 20 years experience in the field of layout and design before joining GearSource in 2008.
Tom : CTO / Software Architect / Engineer
Tom has been developing software for 20 years on just about any and every platform, with a specialty in Enterprise Web Applications. For the previous 10 years before he joined GearSource, he had taken on the roles of Consultant, Trainer, and Manager. He has provided these services in both the U.S. and overseas. Tom is also an entrepreneur and has founded and operated a business of his own. Tom joined GearSource in 2010 to stabilize and to evolve the GearSource web infrastructure into a world-class e-commerce system.