BLOOMINGTON, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Brian Groff and Dan Giesen, both longtime employees of Video Guidance, have been promoted to national senior management positions. Video Guidance is one of the nation’s premier video conferencing companies.
Groff will become vice president of sales, North America, and will be responsible for all sales and business development activities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Giesen will serve as vice president of operations, North America, and will oversee all video conferencing networks, infrastructures and call centers.
Groff and Giesen both have a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the ever-changing video conferencing marketplace.
“Brian and Dan have been instrumental in helping Video Guidance consistently grow our revenues and service offerings year after year,” said Michael Werch, Video Guidance president, North America. “As part of the BCS Global family, they will play critical national and global roles in our extended footprint, and will have an even greater impact on our future. I am proud to announce their new appointments.”
Brian Groff - Vice President of Sales, North America
Groff joined Video Guidance in 1999 as the company's first salesperson, following 13 years of experience in the communications industry, with the last 15 in the video conferencing industry. Previously serving as director of sales, Groff has built an impressive track record in business development, helping lead the company to consistent revenue and profitability growth. His previous experience includes senior level sales positions at Aerotek Corporation and Cotellignet Inc. Groff graduated from Hamline University with a BS degree in Business Management.
Dan Giesen - Vice President of Operations, North America
Giesen has worked for Video Guidance for 15 years, most recently as director of operations. He has extensive experience in the telecommunications industry, covering ISDN networks, IP networks, phone systems, call centers, computer telephony integration and videoconferencing equipment and network infrastructure. Giesen has been able to close the gap between sales and engineering, managing the groups within the company that develop solutions, manage implementations, roll out user adoption and provide service Video Guidance’s customers.
Along with various manufacturer certifications, he holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Minnesota State University - Mankato. He serves on the board of the Belle Plaine School District and SouthWest Metro Educational Cooperative.
About Video Guidance
In December 2014, Video Guidance merged with London-based BCS Global Networks, Inc., bringing together two highly regarded leaders in visual communications, creating a formidable, cloud-based global enterprise that links BCS Global’s capabilities in Europe, Canada and Asia with Video Guidance’s in North America. Video Guidance (www.videoguidance.com) became a wholly owned subsidiary of BCS (www.bcsglobal.com) and retains the respected Video Guidance name and brand in the U.S.
Founded in 1999, Video Guidance is an independent, strategic visual communications company that customizes state-of-the-art products, services and solutions from the world’s finest manufacturers. Privately held and headquartered in Bloomington, Minn., Video Guidance is a certified partner of Acano, Cisco, Polycom, LifeSize and Pexip, and maintains strategic alliances with SynergySKY and On Stream Media Corporation. For six consecutive years, Video Guidance has been named to the "Inc. 5,000" list of the nation's fastest growing private companies; one of the top privately held companies in Minnesota; one of the top 150 telecommunications companies in the nation; and one of the "50 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies" in the Twin Cities by The Business Journal.