Date: 08/30/2016 11:06 AM
Founded in 1988, Starin has grown from a small Midwest based organization to North American coverage. Jim Starin, founder, built the business by empowering the team from management to all associates through principle-centered responsibility. The company is now majority owned by its employees, creating a culture of accountability and engagement. Starin manages for EBITDA and shareholder value growth.
Susan Kelley was the company's first employee and remains with the company. The first long term employee has retired and enjoys ESOP benefits. There are numerous veterans, which speaks to how the staff and their development is valued. Principled-centered leadership is a living practice, not only among the management, but with all associates. Leadership is an activity, not a role.
Fundamentally, a Business Development firm, Starin performs Market Development, Channel Management and Demand Generation functions for the associated brands. This is accomplished most effectively via a high degree of Brand Synergy. Starin also works with focus for Opportunity and Profit center development for its resellers, integrators and other outlets for professional and commercial audio/video. Starin maintains 100,000+ square foot of warehousing to accommodate available inventory and quick delivery.