Dealerscope 2020 40 Under 40: Robert Feliciano, Gemini Sound
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Job Title: Director of Sales, RTO/Specialty Markets
Company: Gemini Sound
Years in Industry: 20
Where You Grew Up, Live Now: Grew up in Deptford, NJ, a suburb just outside of Philadelphia; now live in Elmwood Park, NJ, a suburb just outside of New York city.
Accomplishments: Out of all of my accomplishments, my recent wins at Gemini have been the most satisfying. During my first year at Gemini, I was able to help successfully expand and cross over Gemini products from pro audio into consumer specialty retail and rent-to-own markets across the country. That effort was then recognized the following year with The Trib Group’s “Soaring Eagle” Award for highest growth within the group. That award didn’t just help me or my company, but my category as whole within Rent to Own because it helped to validate audio as a must-have category. A year later that same hard work and determination yielded a Vendor of the Year award from my largest retail account. Lastly, in 2019, the icing on the cake was to be elected to the APRO Vendor Advisory Committee. With the first two accolades, I felt like I earned the respect of the dealers with the last one earning the respect of my industry peers.
What I Like Best About My Job: I don't sell speakers, I sell fun! My gear may not be the reason people came to your party, but they definitely had something to do with why they left at 3am 🙂
Last Book Read: How to Talk to Anyone by Leil Lowndes
Best Concert: Prince. Farewell Tour at Madison Square Garden. UNREAL.