Our Executive Team
The executive leadership at Advanced is made up of a well-balanced team with proven track records.
John Weatherhead, Chairman and founder, has many years of extremely successful international experience founding numerous AV and IT Distributors and Integrators.
David Weatherhead, President, brings over 12 years of management, entrepreneurial success, and international audio visual experience to the Advanced team. With a proven track record of building AV businesses in the both the distribution and reseller channels, David is well equipped to help expand Advanced’s sales and marketing strategy. Prior to being appointed Co-President, David created the Advanced Direct business group at Advanced. Before joining Advanced, David worked as Business Manager for AV distributor Maverick Presentation Products in the UK. David launched the specialist AV distributor Hotlamps into Europe, positioning the company as the leader in the channel and growing the business to over $20M in sales. David holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) from Queen’s University.
Mark McPherson, Vice President is responsible for the sales strategy across the various Advanced business units. Mark brings deep industry knowledge of audio visual technology, with a focus on projection, video displays and visual collaboration solutions. Mark has played a key leadership role in helping grow Advanced into one of Canada’s largest solution providers of AV and Visual Collaboration technologies. Mark has provided executive level management on many successful Multi-million dollar AV projects during this time. Mark holds a Bachelor of Business from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a registered Chartered Accountant.
Kevin Linton, Vice President Technical Services is an industry veteran. With 22 years’ experience in the AV/IT industry, he has seen first-hand the evolution of technology from ISDN to IP, analog to digital and now emerging trends around SMART Collaboration and fully immersive, telepresence environments. This knowledge and experience leaves Wayne well positioned to lead our skilled technical department.