- About Us
Visix browser-based digital signage software allows you to create, manage and deliver messages, media and alerts from anywhere to anywhere.
We offer digital signage applications, interactive meeting room signs, and targeted messaging publishers to send content to desktops and RSS readers. Each product works independently or can be integrated into a scalable system, from a single display to a large network.
We want to help communicators to better reach their audience, so we develop products that are easy to use and access to improve the quality of organizational communications and involve more people in the communications process.
We aim to provide everything you need for successful deployment with software-only or bundled solutions, as well as multi-tier service and support options to help you manage and maintain your digital signage system.
Everything we do is to help organizations communicate better.
To accomplish our Why, we follow these guidelines:
- Democratize communications – Help more people have access to good communications tools and knowledge.
- Make it simple – Make our technologies fast, easy and intuitive to use.
- Maximize the benefits – Make sure our clients are comfortable with our products and help them in every step of the communications process.
- Keep it exciting – Constantly explore and innovate to excite ourselves and our customers.
- See long term results – Make sure relationships are tangible and lasting.
We analyze each organization and recommend products and services that simplify and unify their communications:
- Digital Signage Communication Tools
- Desktop and Mobile Device Communication Tools
- Knowledge Transfer Services
- Creative Services
- Technical Services
Visix is a privately held software development firm based in Technology Park/Norcross, outside Atlanta, Georgia, with field sales offices in Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Minneapolis, Charlotte, San Francisco and Denver. The company was founded in 1980 as Tech Electronics, Inc. (TEi) to provide hardware solutions for audiovisual integrators in unique environments.
In 2000, we began the transition to digital signage software development. AxisTV, our first messaging application, has evolved in its efficiency, security and functionality over the years to serve as the cornerstone for our growing line of visual communications products. To emphasize the shift in focus, the company’s name was changed to Visix in November 2006.
Visix has become a software solutions company with an emphasis on digital signage for organizational communications for corporate, education, healthcare and government facilities. The company has now deployed more than 2000 visual communications systems on three continents, and over 1000 higher education campuses use Visix digital signage software.
- Management Team
Edward D. Matthews III, Chairman
Ed has nearly 50 years of experience in the professional audiovisual industry. He began his career as a Service Manager for the Ampex Video Company, a major manufacturer of video products for the Broadcast Television Industry. In 1969, he joined the Calhoun Company, which later became Technical Industries, Inc. MCSi acquired Technical Industries in 1999, and Ed transitioned to the role of President, MCSi Southeast Region. In 2004, Ed returned to Atlanta to run Tech Electronics, Inc., which changed its name to Visix, Inc. in November of 2006. During Ed’s distinguished career, he has been involved with Technical Industries’ design and installation of the International Broadcast Center (IBC) for the 1996 Summer Olympics, as well as the IBC and all 19 venues for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. With MCSi, Ed played an integral part in the design and installation of the IBC, Olympic Stadium and Superdome venue control rooms for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, as well as the Japan Olympic Consortium for the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ed is an active member of ICIA, ITVA, SMPTE and PMI. He received an associate degree in Electronics and attended Southern Technical Institute in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sean Matthews, President/CEO
Sean guides the company’s progress on a daily basis through management and oversight. He has guided Visix through a comprehensive corporate reorganization and expansion, including a name change, establishing field offices, outsourcing non-essential activities, introducing new award-winning products and services, growing revenues by more than 350% and quadrupling the number of employees to provide better products and services. Sean has over 20 years of experience in the visual communications industry. He started as an Account Executive with Technical Industries, Inc. before moving to Tech Electronics, Inc. as Executive Vice President. Here, Sean displaced a negative equity position with not only positive equity, but reduced its debt by 70%, outsourced its manufacturing processes, increased revenues by 50% and introduced two new product lines. He then returned to Technical Industries just prior to its acquisition by MCSi. After the merger, he served as both Vice President of Marketing and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for MCSi before moving to the position of President, Western Region. Sean received his undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston, and his graduate studies were at Georgia State University. He served in the United States Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Reserve between 1985 and 1992, and is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. Sean also served with the United States Treasury Department as a Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms from 1991 to 1993.
Christy Greer, Chief Financial Officer
Christy provides analysis of all financial aspects of the company, participates in key management decisions, and formulates a variety of company policy. She is responsible for development and management of internal company systems, including administrative, accounting and human resource policies and procedures. In just a few years, Christy has managed to substantially reduce the company’s debt, renegotiate banking relationships and terms, reduce DSO, and improve cash flows through managed equity. Prior to working for Visix, Christy held key management and finance positions with an established supplier of audiovisual equipment and a rapidly-growing construction firm. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Florida State University.
Trey Hicks, Chief Sales Officer
Trey is responsible for company sales globally, and manages the Visix sales team and reseller partner relationships. He substantially contributes to Visix marketing, product management and planning through industry and technology research, as well as customer feedback. Trey has been with the company since 1994, when he joined Tech Electronics, Inc. as Marketing Manager. He moved into sales after 14 months and was Western U.S. Sales Manager for three years, and Director of Sales and Marketing for seven years. He was promoted to Chief Sales Officer in March 2012 after holding the position of Vice President, Sales since December 2005. Trey grew up in North Georgia and has a degree in Economics from Emory University.
Tony Martin, Chief Operating Officer
Tony oversees all technical operations for Visix including implementation, support, development, quality assurance, production, technical documentation, support escalations and internal infrastructure. Tony joined Visix in 2012 with over 10 years of business management experience in both the public and private sectors with a deep knowledge of LEAN tools, project and personnel management, and process controls. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Carolina and a Masters in Business Administration from Augusta State University.
Tonya Dennis, Technical Services Manager
Tonya is responsible for overseeing the Software Support Team, which provides helpdesk and implementation support for all Visix customers. Tonya joined Visix in 2006 with over 16 years of experience in technical support, training and management with a strong focus on customer service. Tonya also has eight years of experience in videoconferencing for the the AV industry. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Georgia Southern University.
Jill Perardi, Creative Services Manager
Jill oversees all creative services projects for Visix including quoting, client consultation, design planning and overall project management. She works with a team of designers and contractors to develop and expand our creative product offering through new products and services, and also spearheads Visix’s social media efforts. Jill has over 15 years of experience in marketing. She began her professional career as a Marketing Manager for MCSi. Prior to joining Visix, she spent seven years in marketing and support in the financial services industry. She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications.
Debbie DeWitt, Marketing Communications Manager
Debbie designs and executes all marketing and communications campaigns at Visix, including corporate and product branding, promotions and advertising, newsletters, web, sales tools, and event planning. Debbie has over 20 years of marketing and events planning experience. Prior to joining Visix in 2004, she spent three years as a Marketing Manager for MCSi, and four years as Marketing Coordinator and Event Production Manager for an audiovisual company. She previously spent nine years in the concert audio and lighting industry. She holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Marketing and Accounting from Wright State University.
Ellyce Kelly, Public Relations Specialist
Ellyce works as a Visix Communications Consultant and is our liaison to local, industry and national media. She pursues joint public relations initiatives with partners, resellers and clients. Ellyce has over 10 years of experience in sales, marketing, and public relations. She began her professional career as a sales associate with The Florida Marlins (MLB). In 1998, she joined Mitsubishi’s Diamond Vision Group as a marketing associate and later served as Public Relations Manager for Barco, Inc. Ellyce launched her own PR firm, Kudzu Publicity, LLC in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Media Communications from Kennesaw State University.
Join Our Team
Visix is one of the most sought out employers in the digital signage industry. We offer competitive compensation with a comprehensive benefits package.
Our benefits include:
- Major medical, vision and dental (70% company funded)
- Healthcare Spending Accounts
- 401(k) with matching company contributions
- Industry certification reimbursement
- Professional employee training (ILT and online)
- Sabbaticals for veteran employees
- Voluntary life and disability insurance
- Direct Deposit
- Employee Assistance Program (24 hours)
- Commuter Benefits
- Personal Discounts
For over 30 years, our privately managed pool of talented and energetic sales, marketing, software development and support professionals have sought to improve the power of visual communications. We adapt the thoughts, ideas and concerns of the market and work as a team to create products and services that empower people to show, share and view visual ideas in action.
Visix employees are not confined to the corporate headquarters in Atlanta. We have employees in Philadelphia, Denver, Knoxville, Boston, and Prague. Using our IP-based telephone system, you can work anywhere in the world.
Visix is a client of ADP, a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) that enables Visix to share and manage many employer-related liabilities and responsibilities. ADP provides services in human resources, employee benefits, payroll administration and workers’ compensation. Because of this partnership, Visix is able to match the benefits that much larger companies provide.
Want to work in a creative, energetic environment? Contact us.