Chief Experience Officer
With 34 years in the installed sales industry, Todd Banhidy has led companies worldwide to revenue optimization and process improvement. He was at the center of a slew of DIFM programs for retailers, including Montgomery Wards' national Shop at Home program, and NienMade's offering through Home Depot. He then held roles as Senior Director of Multi-Channel Initiatives at Smith & Noble, President of a subsidiary of Fortune 500 Interactive Corporation (IAC), Chief Service Officer at ServicePower plc, a publicly traded British artificial intelligence field service software company. Having then become a global leader in installed sales, he moved into consulting for companies like Amazon on what would become their Amazon Home Services division. His expertise in deploying advanced AI to the complex system of installed sales has made Banhidy a sought-after speaker, including an upcoming invitation to address the UN's AI for Good summit on manage human behavior across integrated service networks via Artificial Empathy.
Chief Executive Officer
R. Grant Van Cleve
Grant is the Executive Chairman of Buy It Installed. He is on the OC50 list of top influencers in Orange County, CA. Grant is also the Chairman of the prestigious Tech Coast Angels - involved in 59 start-ups, and serving as a board member or formal advisor in 15 of those. Alongside SoCal startups, Grant also does real estate development locally and in Eastern Europe, and clean-tech and education projects globally. A big fan of giving back, Grant pours time into catalyzing the entrepreneurial ecosystem locally and in the developing world, and can be found in leadership roles in his church and in local politics. He returned to CA in 2010 after studies at Penn/Wharton followed by 19 years in Europe.
VP Business Development
Tom Burton is the VP of Business Development at Buy It Installed, Inc. He works with both the executive and revenue teams to help ensure that the company's sales strategy and road map is aligned with overall business needs and requirements.
Over the last 25 years, Tom has worked with Fortune 1000 companies across multiple industries including Dell Computer, Bank of New York and Union Bank of Switzerland. In addition, Tom has launched several successful software companies that were later acquired by Computer Associates and Intuit. Tom holds a B.S. in Computer Science from University of California, Santa Barbara.
VP Business Development
VP Service Partnerships
Dave is the VP of Service Partnership. He also is an industry expert. Dave has worked as a District Sales Manager and Installation Service Manager at Home Depot for 5 years, a Service Manager at Expo, and held various positions at Sears for 32 years, including National HVAC Training Manager and Regional Sales Manager. As a Service Manager, Dave was responsible for thousands of installations. He achieved a 240 percent bonus for sales at Home Depot and Sears. Dave has received recognition for his work and has a proven track record in generating percentage of sales increase.
Alec is a Software Engineer at Buy It Installed, Inc. He knows the importance of creating seamless, high-quality solutions. He believes that providing empathy through communication will result in a gratifying, streamlined installed-sales experience. Alec has experience in Software Engineering Scrum practices as well as customer service and management. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from California State University, Fullerton.
Cheryl works with Partner Development at Buy It Installed, Inc. as part of the revenue team. Cheryl has been working at Buy It Installed, Inc. since 2014 and knows that loyalty and longevity matter. She has a sales and marketing background spanning over a decade and works with our Finance team to develop Buy It Installed, Inc.'s processes and serves as Associate Treasurer on the Board of Directors, where she oversees financials and maintains key stakeholder relationships.
Chris is an Integration Specialist at Buy It Installed, Inc. He is passionate in helping make the Buy it Installed process smooth and easy. It is his pleasure to connect both the individuals with the need of an install or assembly with those that are experts in that field. Chris has provided customer service in both the for-profit and not-for profit capacities. He has successfully been on the board of multiple not-for profit entities in Oregon and California. Currently he enjoys giving back to his community by means of outreach. This is done through the distribution of food and clothing to those that abide in the under-resourced communities. He has traveled all over the US, Philippines, Canada, and Mexico to continue in alleviating the food crisis in impoverished regions. Chris serves as the lead pastor at his local church in Orange County, CA.
David oversees the Client Success team. Our organization’s roadmaps are essential to getting things done in an efficient manner so that the company can reach its goals. David holds a Bachelor of Science, and Master of Business Administration from Azusa Pacific University. While studying at APU, David competed for five years as an NCAA athlete on the baseball team. He enjoys utilizing the skills and the work ethic he learned during his college baseball career in the corporate workplace.
Director of Operations
Danielle is the Executive Assistant to the CEO and does Enterprise Project Management . Before arriving at Buy It Installed, Inc., Danielle spent 9 years as a Strategic Account Analyst at Western Digital, where she supported the Sales Department on order and inventory management and supply allocation.
Harrison has spent 20 years performing accounting functions in a variety of industries and joined Buy It Installed as the accounting manager. With a strong background in accounting and finance Harrison will be responsible for the accounting functions at Buy It Installed, which include financial reporting, account reconciliation, debt and treasury management, budgeting and other accounting/finance activities. Harrison will work to ensure the greatest level of accounting efficiency while working with Buy It Installed staff, employing and developing the latest financial technologies. Prior to joining Buy It Installed, Harrison held various positions where he was key in accurate preparation and reporting of the company’s financial position to executives. His experience included responsibilities for government reporting and budgeting while being able to quickly identify and provide information for potential budget variances. Harrison went to college at Saint Mary’s in Moraga, CA where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in business administration.
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Martin A. Eggiman, Jr.
Martin Eggiman, Jr. is the Creative Director in charge of marketing at Buy It Installed, Inc. He works to build the Buy It Installed®’s brand image and ensures consistent visual communication through out the company. Martin has also worked as a graphic designer in the real estate, automotive, retail, and ecommerce industries. He is highly trained in graphic design and holds a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from the Portland Art Institute.
Micah is the documentation specialist at Buy It Installed, Inc. His background is in Academic Study Abroad. Micah has always enjoyed being a hard worker and offering service to others through volunteering. Micah holds B.A. in English from California Lutheran University.
Natalie is the Digital Culture Manager at Buy It Installed, Inc. She facilitates speed and quality in the completion of training assets. She believes that understanding other people’s perspectives is key to clear and positive communication. Natalie has previously worked as an environmental noise scientist and a high school math teacher. She holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Physics and Music from Hillsdale College.
Quentis Clark is an Integration Specialist who works with Buy It Installed, Inc. to optimize conversion rates and attach rates for our service, to drive product sales. Drawing from his experience working in e-Commerce over the past 4 years, Quentis brings relevant ideas that produce results.
Before joining Buy It Installed, Inc., Quentis worked with and supported various e-Commerce merchandising efforts for some of the top medical supply manufacturers in the medical supply industry. He looks forward to implementing practiced skills and e-commerce principles at Buy It Installed, Inc.
Quentis holds a B.S. degree in Psychological Sciences from Northern Arizona University. He also gained experience in Computer Information Sciences at Virginia Union University.
Raj Chidambaram is a Software Engineer at Buy It Installed, Inc. who works to integrate automated product installation service with the client’s ecommerce platforms. Raj has over 15 years of professional full stack web application development experience in various organizations that include Government Agencies, ecommerce shops, Fortune 500, etc. Raj loves to solve technical challenges. Raj has worked with small to large ecommerce business owners to overcome their technical difficulties and help succeeding them in their business. Raj has experience in developing various ecommerce applications in number of platforms that generated billions of dollars in revenue. Raj holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from India.
Ross Churchill is a Creative Director in charge of video production and quality at Buy It Installed, Inc. Ross has an extensive background in media production; beginning professionally as a copywriter and social media consultant for marketing firms, he soon progressed into the entertainment industries. As a composer and producer, Ross' original music has been licensed to some of the world's biggest brands across TV, motion picture and video game platforms. As an edit assistant and post-production supervisor at a world-renowned television studio he designed and implemented workflows, managing large teams creating internationally broadcast shows from inception to delivery. Ross holds a BA (Hons) in Music Business, Production & Sociology from London's Westminster University.
Sumant Parameshwar Hegde is a Salesforce Developer at Buy It Installed, Inc. He works with Engineering team and handles most of the development works which require coding. He worked as a Salesforce Developer Intern and also continued his Salesforce learning during his Master’s degree. Previously, worked as a Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) for an IT company in India for more than three years, worked on different programming languages and managed multiple projects. He holds Master’s Degree in Computer Science from California State University Fullerton.
Tim is the Director of Integrations at Buy It Installed, Inc. His focus is to integrate new clients with the Installed-Sales EcoSystem™ Ensuring their service solution is launched successfully. While working in Electrical Power System Design on the Space Shuttle and Space Station Programs, Tim witnessed, and supported space shuttle launches and played a key role in the success of the Space Station Program. With over 15 years as a Craftsman, Tim has interfaced with thousands of Consumers, hundreds of Manufacturers, Clients, and Craftsmen nationwide. Tim has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach.