Rockford, IL

Straight out of high school, and a few years before the link between “geek” and “cool” had been widely acknowledged, a techie named Ed Moreau took a part-time job at “a start-up company” in Northern Illinois...a little chain called Best Buy. “They’d opened a test store, a non-commissioned box-style, in Rockford, IL,” says Moreau. “I was a ‘product specialist’, their word for salesperson.” That was 1990. Moreau says he spent the next decade quenching his insatiable interest in every CE category, working his way up to management positions at Best Buy stores around the country. In 1993, seeking to

President, Creative Sound and Integration Age: 37 Education: Studied applied science at Mesa Community College Career History: Straight out of high school, Moreau took a part-time job at “a start-up company” in Northern Illinois called Best Buy. “They’d opened a test store, a non-commissioned box-style, in Rockford, IL. I was a product specialist.” That was 1990. Moreau says he spent the next decade quenching his insatiable interest in every CE category, working his way up at Best Buy stores around the country. In 1993, seeking to settle in a warm climate, Moreau requested a transfer to Phoenix to help open a new store.

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