Leadership

Al Berlin
Founder & CEO
People will respect what you expect and inspect." -Al Berlin, Founder & CEO

Al Berlin founded Video Corporation of America in 1972, a decade after serving his country as a helicopter pilot and working in manufacturing and operational roles with several Fortune 500 corporations. Under his leadership, VCA has grown from a three-person organization into an award-winning firm and being in the top 10 systems integration companies in the country. Al can be credited with establishing a foundation which continues to guide the company today. This foundation of hard work, open and honest dealing with clients, vendors, and employees is the core of VCA.

David M. Berlin
President
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” -Winston Churchill

Joining VCA in 1987, President Dave Berlin combined his IT background with his Fortune 500 experience to move the company into many new technologies and into the large scale systems integration business. VCA has risen and become one of the ten largest integrators in the country. His passion for technology has led VCA to many firsts in the industry. VCA was one of the first companies to embrace the personal computer for image capture, animation and video editing. 25 years later VCA remains one of the largest integrators of these technologies in the country. From flat screens to interactive displays, videoconferencing systems and most recently into unified communications, Dave’s passion for building cutting edge, rock-solid reliable technology solutions has kept the company at the forefront of the market.

Craig Tepke
Vice President of Engineered Solutions
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” -Walt Disney

Craig joined the VCA engineering department in 1997 and is credited with helping to build a world class engineering and installation services group. As Vice President of Engineered Solutions, Craig is responsible for pre-sale engineering and design, project engineering and management of all A/V, conferencing, post, and broadcast systems. Craig and his team take great pride in designing and building systems that are serviceable and create a high return on our clients’ investments.

Pat Balestrieri
Vice President of Finance and Operations
It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it." -W. Somerset Maugham

Pat obtained a BBA from Pace University and two MBA’s from St. John’s University in accounting and finance. Pat received is his CPA license from NYS in 1994. He joined VCA in 2003 as Controller. His “get it done’ approach to work has helped VCA achieve cost saving and efficiency goals never thought attainable. Pat was promoted to his current position in 2011 adding fabrication to his responsibilities of accounting, finance, warehouse, purchasing and front-end operational aspects of VCA.
Pat lives in Somerset and is married with three children. In his free time he teaches business and management courses to working adults trying to achieve a degree. He also has been involved in youth wrestling for 12years as a treasurer and coach of a K-6 program in Franklin. That said—Pat is proud of his Italian heritage, loves cooking and making wine.

Tom Bigliani
Vice President of Sales
All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like, and trust." -Bob Burg

Tom Bigliani recently joined the VCA team in September 2014 after holding key sales management positions at industry-leading solution providers over the past ten years. Tom is a proven sales leader who has developed, realigned and refocused large scale global direct and overlay sales teams. In his role of Vice President of Sales Tom is primarily responsible for the continued growth, geographic expansion and strategic direction of the VCA sales team. He brings a particular focus on an insight selling in the constantly evolving AV integration and Unified Communications marketspace. Tom currently resides on Long Island with his wife and three children and is an active member of various local sales networking groups and youth sports initiatives.

Bill McClain
Vice President of Sales, SouthEast Region
Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. -Sun Tzu

Bill McClain recently joined VCA in 2015 as the Southeast Regional Sales Vice President with the responsibility to open up the Southeast Marketplace for VCA. Previous to VCA, Bill has held numerous Regional and Sales leadership positions in the integration and Unified Communication and Collaboration space. Over the last 20 years Bill has a proven sales leadership pedigree where he was able to consistently drive his organizations to exceed revenue plans by focusing on the needs of the customer. In his role as Southeast Regional Sales Vice President Bill plans to expand the footprint of VCA into the Southeast by leveraging his past sales strategies and exceeding his customer’s expectations through a superior integration experience. Bill currently lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and has three children. Bill graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina and has a degree in business.

Holly Stitley
Director of Human Resources
Other things may change us, but we start and end with family. “ -Anthony Brandt

Holly started with VCA after graduating college in 1999 as the VCA NJ receptionist. Holly’s ambition and eagerness to learn earned her the opportunity to take on the accounts payable position. Her ability to thrive in her new role and prove to be capable, responsible, and dedicated to VCA, Holly moved into her current position as Human Resources Director in 2008. Holly attended Rutgers University for Human Resource Essentials, obtaining her certificate in 2013. Prior, Holly obtained an Associates Degree from Raritan Valley Community College. “ I have learned many things from answering the phones at the front desk, entering invoices into the system, to dealing with travel, benefits, payroll, 401k, hiring, and other managerial skills. It’s an honor to be part of a company that allows you to grow within the organization. I’m happy to say VCA really is a part of my family. There are so many people here that have inspired me both professionally and personally. “

Pete Christensen
Director of Sales Engineering
If there’s something you want to build, but the tech isn’t there yet, just find the closest possible way to make it happen.” -Dennis Crowley

Pete Christensen joined VCA in November 2006 as a sales Engineer. In 2011 he was promoted to be the Director of Sales Engineering. Pete oversees the preparation of all Design Build and Bid opportunities from a labor budgeting standpoint. He has overseen projects ranging from the 5 year $40,000,000 technology infrastructure upgrade at United Nations to the implementation of Operating Rooms at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts. He has overseen other projects at VCA for The New School, Citigroup, NCR, Commvault, the United States Mission to the United Nations, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Prior to VCA, Pete spent 8 years at a large AV consulting firm and he started his career as an Audio Engineer. Pete has a Bachelors of Music Degree from Berklee College of Music and a Masters of Arts Degree from Columbia University. Pete resides in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.

Andrew Golden
Director of VCA Services
DON'T PANIC" -Douglas Adams

A graduate of Rutgers University, Andrew S. Golden joined VCA in 2000 as an Installation Technician. He has since worked as a Technical Support Specialist in VCA’s Post and Broadcast Division, as the Operations Manager of VCA’s former Rental and Staging Division, and also as the Director of Marketing from 2009 to 2011. In January 2011, VCA promoted Andrew to Director of VCA Services and merged three formerly separate department areas (Service & Maintenance, Rental & Staging, and Post / Broadcast Installation & Service) under his leadership. Andrew is responsible for the consolidation of these three groups into one unified division which has resulted in increased performance and faster response times for clients. In November 2011, Andrew closed VCA’s first Global Support Contract which covers 14 locations for Proskauer Rose LLP across the world. Andrew also holds a CTS certification, Apple ACSP certification, Apple ACA-MIB certification, and is a member of the Infocomm International Rental and Staging Council. In addition to working at VCA, Andrew is an independent filmmaker who has produced over 70 short film/experimental works and has won several awards for his efforts.