Who: Tom Roalkvam, BSW VP of sales
Main Responsibilities: all aspects of sales and marketing
- February 1996-present, numerous sales positions at Broadcast Supply Wordwide, with most recent as VP sales
- November ‘93-February ‘96, Fairpoint Audio distributive marketing director
- January 1984-November 1993, general manager of Puget Sound Audio
On making the leap from musician to the business world: I was gigging and working odd jobs. I was fortunate to land a job at Puget Sound Audio and found that while I loved playing, I also really enjoyed the business world.
The one thing in my office that is most like my personality is…my laptop computer — there were compelling arguments for the tape dispenser and my paper clip holder.
Currently in my CD changer is…Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Coronation Mass, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Cannonball Adderley’s Somethin’ Else, Dvorak’s “Ninth Symphony,” and Bill Evans’ Waltz for Debbie.
When I’m not in the office, you can find me…Home with my wife and daughter or mountaineering in the Cascades or Olympic mountains.