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On the Move

Who: Steve Garth, president/CEO of Obedia Main responsibilities: Ensuring delivery of 24/7 tech support for DAW users. Previous lives 1999-2003, president/CEO
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Who: Steve Garth, president/CEO of Obedia

Main responsibilities: Ensuring delivery of 24/7 tech support for DAW users.

Previous lives

  • 1999-2003, president/CEO of Steinberg North America
  • 1996-1999, VP, sales and marketing at Steinberg North America
  • 1990-1996, VP, sales at Steinberg GmbH
  • 1986-1990, founder/co-owner/sales director, Evenlode Soundworks (Stonesfield, England)

The moment I knew I was in the right occupation was…in my first job as service manager at Rod Argents Keyboards in London. I tuned John Entwistle's Rhodes piano while he was trading licks with Joe Walsh in his London studio. I fixed Andrew Lloyd Webber's Prophet 5 during rehearsals for Cats at Olympic Studios in London.

The last great concert I saw was…Sade at the Hollywood Bowl. From the first measure of the first song, they were in the groove.

Currently in my CD changer: Paul Oakenfold's Swordfish, John Martyn's Solid Air, OMU's Organized Multi Unit, Santana's Caravanserai, Angelique Kidjo's Oyaya and Nellie McKay's Get Away From Me.

When I'm not in the office, you'll find me…swimming or scuba diving, running my dogs or behind a camera!

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