Sayers Technology Holdings, LLC
Founded in 2006, Sayers Technology Holdings has been involved in many areas of business, particularly in telecommunications, software development, online marketing, Voice over IP solutions, video conferencing, and IP surveillance solutions. Most recently, in 2015, we began building and fine tuning a teaching, training, and coaching system for businesses involved in trade show exhibition.
The company was founded by its current CEO, Benjamin P. Sayers, in March of 2006. At that time, Sayers Technology Holdings was the owner of VoIPSupply.com, IPCameraSupply.com, and VideoConferencingSystems.com, providing expertise, solution building, and the necessary equipment to complete the solution. In 2013, these three divisions were rolled together into exclusively VoIPSupply.com to maximize focus and direction of the organization. Four years later, in June 2017, the company (VoIP Supply) was acquired by its current owner, Sangoma Technologies based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Benjamin P. Sayers, Founder/CEO
Some background on our founder and CEO. Ben Sayers is a serial entrepreneur who has been building companies, and successfully exiting the ventures, since 1995. After a couple of years in college, Ben dropped out to get his start in business, which he had been doing informally, since an early age of 10. His first official company was IVR, Inc., a telecom service bureau providing customized software development of Interactive Voice Response systems. IVR, Inc. was acquired in 2001 and Ben began building his next venture within a few short months. During his time building IVR, Ben also built a separate entity, MDCall, Inc., which focused on database driven medical dictation and transcription, as well as on-call practitioner telephone call routing systems. MDCall was sold in 2000 and continues operations today under its current ownership. In March of 2002, his next venture began under the name of B2 Technologies, LLC, and the business focused on software development within the public stock market trading business, successfully building an automated day/swing trading platform utilizing intraday technical indicators. In 2003, the business shifted its focus to work in the telecom equipment and networking hardware industry following the Internet implosion of 2000. The business took off in 2003, growing to more than $2.4 million in revenue. In August of 2004, the business again shifted focus somewhat as it created and launched VoIPSupply.com. This was a big shift and accelerated the company to $7.1 million in revenue during its 2nd full year of operations. By 2007, VoIPSupply.com had been moved into its own LLC as a wholly owned subsidiary of Sayers Technology Holdings. Rapid growth continued and the company surpassed $24 million in 2007, was on the Inc. 500/5000 list for three consecutive years, was listed as the #1 fastest growing company in Western New York, and was one of the top 50 fastest growing private companies in the nation according to Entrepreneur magazine. The business survived the economic meltdown of 2008/2009 and rebuilt itself back into a $22 million company by 2013. It took a few years to get things organized, and in 2017, the business was a candidate for acquisition which would create the opportunity and time for Ben to begin a new chapter, and begin anew with the next startup business venture, Trade Show Stars.
Thea Vinereanu, Business Development Manager
Like our founder, Thea always had the urge to run her own business, this being her third startup. Her own trade show training began in Chicago where she learned the in’s and out’s of running roadshow events all throughout the Chicagoland area. After a year, the opportunity to open a new branch in Nashville presented itself so Thea packed her bags again and moved to Tennessee for a year, this time helping a launch a brand new business. Like any entrepreneur, she wanted her own business so she opened Northern Mgt Events Inc. in New Jersey. Her company was named one of the Top Places to Work by employees in Fair Business Report and represented a dozen clients. Having her heart firmly set on Buffalo though, she sold her business and returned to Western New York in late 2016.Three years, three companies, and many, many states in between, Thea has roughly 8,000 hours of experience in trade show events. This and her Masters in Education (SUNY Binghamton) have played a large role in compiling the Trade Show Stars approach to training.