Our People

Certified and experienced in audio, video, IT and treating the customer right.

Our employees are obsessed with creating the best solutions to match your needs with a positive user experience every time. This means that our job is not done until your teams are working together in new, productive ways every day, regardless of where they are located.

Explore Careers with Whitlock

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John Whitlock

Chairman

John Whitlock is the Chairman and Founder of Whitlock, and he provides strategic guidance to the leadership team and top directors. John is a serial entrepreneur, having fueled some of Richmond’s hottest start-ups, including Richmond.com, Whitlock eBusiness and Ironworks (now part of ICF International). John currently serves on the board for the Science Museum of Virginia, the Retail Merchants Association and the Virginia 529 College Savings Plan. He was previously active on the boards for the Bank of Richmond, Better Business Bureau, Virginia Performing Arts Foundation and the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Personal awards of achievement include the Virginia Master Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Ernst & Young, the Inc. 500 List, the Bulldog 100 List from the University of Georgia and the Richmond Venture Forum’s Top 25 Entrepreneurs List. He is also very active in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), where he helps to drive Whitlock’s support on a national level to change Type One to Type None.

Our Leadership

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Doug Hall

Chief Executive Officer

Doug has 30 years of experience in leadership and global business management, 20 of which have been focused on AV and video collaboration at Whitlock. He joined the company in 1995, and has served as the company’s COO, CFO and now CEO for the past decade. Responsible for the overall business health and growth of Whitlock, Doug is involved in strategy, operations, sales and general oversight of the company culture and vision. Under his leadership, Whitlock has maintained a solid financial position and reputation. Before joining Whitlock, Doug was a senior manager in the entrepreneurial services group at Ernst & Young.

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Roger Patrick

Chief Operating Officer

Roger has more than 25 years of experience in the audiovisual and video collaboration industries in management, finance and executive leadership roles. Overseeing Whitlock’s operations, business analysis and services delivery, Roger is responsible for maximizing the customer experience, profitably, across the business. His role includes the development and evaluation of evolving business models and markets, while ensuring consistent adoption and deployment of standards nationwide. Additionally, Roger provides oversight to our HR and Recruiting leadership, ensuring the retention, acquisition and development of the industry’s best talent. Prior to joining Whitlock, Roger earned his CPA certification and served in finance, operations and managed services leadership roles in the audiovisual industry.

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Mark Baker

Chief Financial Officer

As the head of the finance and accounting teams, Mark defines Whitlock’s fiscal strategies and goals, and keeps the company on target for expected growth. Mark has been with Whitlock since 2000 and was named Chief Financial Officer in 2007. He oversees bonding, lending and contractual relationships, enabling Whitlock to procure, deliver and manage global enterprise solutions. With over twenty-five years of experience in financial management, Mark is a CPA and a tenured AV industry veteran. Prior to joining Whitlock, he was a senior manager at Ernst & Young in entrepreneurial services.

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Julian Phillips

Executive Vice President

Julian joined the Whitlock executive team in 2010 and drives innovation, strategic marketing and relationship management on a global level for the company.  Julian brings 30 years of leadership experience from the European IT and telecomm markets.  A British national, he was previously the Managing Director of Impact in the UK. Along with Doug Hall, he was a founder of the Global Presence Alliance, the leading international consortium of AV and collaboration solution providers, and continues to serve on its board. Previously, Julian held senior level positions with Trinity Mirror, Orange and Dell. He is a board member of InfoComm International.

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John Steinhauer

Executive Vice President

John leads Whitlock’s sales and business development initiatives, enabling solutions and support to thousands of enterprise customers across the globe. A seasoned veteran with 30 years of experience in video collaboration and broadcast, John is responsible for setting strategy, inspiring regional leaders and keeping the Whitlock pipeline full of great opportunities. He oversees Whitlock’s account executives and keeps his pulse on the health of the business. His expertise includes driving complex solution sales for the commercial sector. Past positions include executive leadership with Sony, Avid and LifeSize.

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John Bailey

Vice President, Technology

John has been an integral driving force for new technology adoption at Whitlock since 1999. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in AV and collaboration delivery, with a focus on project management, best practices, enterprise standards and innovation for national and international accounts. John is primarily responsible for Whitlock’s technology portfolio and related strategic partnerships. He is an active participant in the InfoComm International Standards Steering Committee and serves as the Chair for the Global Presence Alliance Operations Committee. He was formerly a lead designer and director at Whitlock.

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Chris Jamison

Vice President, IT & Service Delivery

Chris has more than 20 years of experience in planning, design and implementation of information technology solutions. As the Vice President of Information Technology and Service Delivery, Chris oversees the company’s Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Systems Support for Whitlock, which includes the management of the internal core business architecture to ensure all resources are available and running optimally 24×7. Chris’ other responsibilities include oversight of Whitlock’s AV-NOC and Managed Services delivery teams and processes. He was formerly an IT leader with Alterra Capital, United America Insurance and Penn-America Group.

People Stories

Some of our people and what they do for our customers

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Steve Mitchell

National Director of Enterprise Sales & Operations

Steve drives the company’s enterprise account programs and relationships and serves as one of Whitlock’s top subject matter experts for AV/IT implementations, best practices and maximizing ROI.

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Bryan Chenault

Director of Human Resources

Bryan leads Whitlock’s HR team and employee experience initiatives and is a driving force behind the company’s culture. His primary focus is on employee retention to keep our best doing their best for each customer we serve.

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Wes Stewart CTS

National Director of Technical Operations

Wes Stewart is a seasoned collaborative technology expert with more than eighteen years of experience. He oversees our technical operations ensuring a consistent and high-quality customer experience every time.

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Rich Williams

Director of Managed Services Solutions

Rich and his team design enterprise class services, which enable our customers to get maximum benefit from their technology investments: from on-site, field and remote support to virtualized and cloud solutions around the clock, around the world.

Our Certifications

As part of our ongoing commitment to career development and education, many Whitlock employees have achieved industry certifications, including:

  • AMX: AMX Certified Programmer, AMX RMS Expert, AMX Certified Designer
  • Biamp: Audia, Vocia, Tesira Certified Programmer
  • Cisco: CCDP, CCENT, CCNA, CCDA, CCVP
  • Crestron: DMC-E, DMC-T, DMC-D, CCP, CMCP-S, CMCP-G, CMCP-P
  • Extron: EAVA
  • InfoComm International®: CTS, CTS-D, CTS-I
  • ITIL Service Management
  • Microsoft: MCSE, MCSD, Lync/Skype
  • Polycom: CVE, RPX / TPX / OTX / ATX TelePresence Certified
  • Project Management Institute: Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • SMART: Certified Professional, Certified Trainer, Education Consultant, Factory Trained Installer, Factory Trained Technician

Founding Principles

what we care about, how we work and what motivates our teams

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