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WorldStage Adds Two New Employees

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WorldStage has brought Richard Steinau and Jeffrey Jayne onboard as Vice President of Business Development and Senior Account Manager, respectively.


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Richard Steinau, the new vice president of business development at WorldStage
As Vice President of Business Development, Richard Steinau will be responsible for overseeing the activities of the WorldStage sales force as well as developing sales opportunities with new clients directly. For the past eight years Steinau has served as Executive Vice President at AV Concepts where he led nationwide business development and sales and marketing teams. Earlier he was General Manager at Xnergy’s Service Division responsible for healthcare, high-tech and pharmaceutical firms throughout Southern California and was Regional Vice President, Sales for GES Exposition Services.

Jeffrey Jayne joined WorldStage as Senior Account Manager. He was most recently Managing Partner of Georgia-based Sangfroid Enterprises, LLC; prior to that he spent 15 years as Principal and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Corporate Image Associates, Inc., and National Director of Sales for Show Solutions.


“It’s rare enough to have one individual with these capabilities join a company, let alone two, so we feel particularly fortunate.” said CEO Gary Standard. “They are consummate sales professionals who have built and enriched an array of companies on both coasts and we look forward to the contributions that Richard and Jeffrey will make as members of the WorldStage family.”

“I have been fortunate to work for several good companies in my career,” said Steinau. “But joining WorldStage is like being selected to an all-star team where exceptional is normal. The best-in-class work that they do every day combined with the talented people they attract and retain are the key ingredients that make WorldStage the industry leader.”

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 Jeffrey Jane is the newly appointed senior accounts manager at WorldStage
Steinau spent ten years at Mediq/PRN, a leading medical equipment distributor, rising to become Director, Corporate Accounts. He was Director, International Sales at QUALCOMM, the global wireless giant; Vice President, Healthcare Systems at ARAMARK; and Regional Vice President, Sales at GES Exposition Services, the second-largest tradeshow production company in the U.S.

“Like a small handful of companies, WorldStage can handle many different types of projects well. But unlike any other company, WorldStage operates at the intersection of ingenuity and technology, offering producers and creative directors the resources to imagine and develop new ideas,” said Jayne. “It’s exciting to be part of that, and it’s invigorating for the audience and the brand.”

Jayne earned a B.S. degree in Radio, Television, Journalism and MIS at Morehead State University. He began his career as an account executive with Staging Connections, moved on to become Regional Director of Sales at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) then National Director of Sales at Show Solutions, Inc., where he helped launch an AV staging business that grew to $18 million in four years.

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