David Rones / PromoMatting from Americo
A 24-year veteran of the matting industry, David M. Rones is the President of Americo’s Matting Division. Mr. Rones is primarily responsible for managing the sales and marketing of all matting products to a variety of industries. David’s background in finance, combined with a true talent for solving business problems in creative ways, often breaks new ground and has led the division to record sales in 9 of the last 10 years. Prior to Americo, David spent 7 years as a Financial Analyst with Dun & Bradstreet, United Technologies (Carrier Division) and VeriFone. He also started a successful computer data security sales and service company that he sold in 1992. Later that year, David joined Americo as Director of National Accounts for the Matting Division.
A few years later, David helped to establish the company’s PromoMatting division, a company focused toward selling to Promotional Product distributors. Over the past decade, David has been instrumental in facilitating the purchase of several matting companies, including Hanover Textile Graphics, Pioneer Mat Co., Custom Textile Printing, J.H. Mats, and Shamrock Matting.
Mr. Rones holds a bachelors degree in Finance from the University of Georgia. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and three sons.
Thomas Harpointner (Co Host) / AIS Media
Thomas Harpointner is founder & CEO of AIS Media, Inc., an Atlanta-based, award-winning digital marketing firm. Thomas is a recognized subject matter expert on digital marketing strategy development and execution.
Thomas has served as a keynote speaker at trade organizations, conferences, and corporate events. He has appeared on Fox Business, Bloomberg Television, CNN Radio, CNBC, The Advertising Show, The Today Show and many other TV and radio programs. He’s been featured in publications such as Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, CFO, AJC, Fortune, and Wired.
At AIS Media, Thomas consults executives at leading companies on digital strategy. He’s led hundreds of digital marketing initiatives for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations such as AT&T, Synovus Financial, Emory Healthcare, Wake Forest Innovations, Pfizer, and Maui Jim Sunglasses. Under his leadership, AIS Media has been recognized with dozens of prestigious industry awards.