40 Under 40 2013 Profiles: Al-Saadi, Berry, Chiou, Clark, Cohen, Dickerson, DiTullo, Fleury
Jason Clark, 33, Senior Product Manager, AV, ADI, Melville, N.Y.
Background: Grew up in Upstate, N.Y., and now lives in Long Island, N.Y.
Higher education: Mansfield, Pa., B.A. in Marketing
Career: In the industry for nine years. As a senior product manager at ADI, Clark is responsible for creating the strategic plan for ADI’s A/V category, including all growth and promotion programs. His focuses include developing the A/V product assortment, executing pricing strategies and managing supplier relationships. He also provides support to ADI’s field sales staff with inventory positions, marketing programs, and new products and suppliers.
Industry accomplishments: “During the global hard drive shortage of 2011, I helped secure continued product supply at ADI. The flooding in Thailand harshly affected the world supply chain of hard drives, which hindered production of DVRs and NVRs. Recognizing this potential situation, I worked closely with key vendors to procure a sizeable quantity of DVRs and NVRs. As a result of this action, we were able to improve ADI’s inventory position and ensure continued product availability to customers despite heavily constrained market availability.
As part of ADI’s video surveillance product management team, we helped drive 9.3% YOY growth in 2011 across the product category. Introduced a good-better-best strategy for speaker products at ADI. By growing ADI’s speaker offering with additional models at various price points, we have helped dealers and integrators become more profitable.”
Awards: “Selected as a Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions (ACS) President’s Club honoree for 2011. While part of ADI’s video surveillance product management team, the company received the 2011 Distributor of the Year Award from Axis Communications.”
What you like best about job: “Analyzing historical sales data and industry trends to ensure ADI has the best possible product mix available for their customers.”
What you like least: “In the A/V space, products are rapidly changing and technology is evolving by the minute. It can be overwhelming and challenging, but at the same time very exciting to stay on top and read up on the latest technology.”
Favorite pastime: Surf Fishing
Last book read: “HDMI Uncensored” by Jeff Boccaccio
Favorite movie: “The Lost Boys”
Best concert: Dave Mathews Band at the Hollywood Bowl
Favorite CE product of the year: Sony 4K TV
If you could be anyplace else right now, it would be: “I am very content where I am right now. I love living on Long Island, as I am close to the city but can still live in a suburban setting. I wouldn’t change my career at this time, either.”