Warrior 180 Foundation with Executive Director Jeff Hastings
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Jeff Hastings is the founder and Executive Director of Warrior 180 Foundation.Warrior 180 is a Christ centered organization that has been established to reach military, veterans and first responders and their families who are dealing with suicidal issues, PTSD and depression.Jeff’s heart is to come along side of those who are hurting and offer care and compassion as well as equip others to reach out to those in need in their community. Jeff has witnessed many who have returned home from deployment and begun experiencing life troubles. It also became evident to Jeff that first responders on the home front are suffering much the same.Keep reading...
How BrightSign Maintains Its Leadership Position in the Pro AV Space with CEO Jeff Hastings
Professional digital signage has undergone a dramatic transformation, from once only displaying static images to now providing immersive experiences. How has this shift manifested itself company to company? On this week’s episode of the Pro AV podcast, we looked into one AV player, BrightSign, and had CEO Jeff Hastings share how his company continues to pioneer advancements in digital signage. According to Hastings, most people hadn’t heard of digital signage ten years ago. BrightSign was one of the first entrants into the space and frequently executed deployments of a hundred media players. These days, the company routinely does deployments of up to three thousand. But what’s really notable is the change in content. Gone are the looping graphics of old. “Today it’s about creating an experience," Hastings said. BrightSign is a pioneer in interactive technology, working early on with retail stores, museums, and aquariums to go beyond simple communication by creating something truly engaging and memorable. Hastings said BrightSign got a head start in the space and maintains its position ahead of the pack while competitors have trouble engineering interactive technology. “We are the market share leader," Hastings said. Where a lot of digital signage goes wrong is in its software, largely due to the use of operating systems such as Android or Mac OS developed for consumers and not enterprise digital signage deployments. But Hastings explained that BrightSign OS was built from the ground up to be incredibly reliable, robust, and designed specifically for digital content delivery. Plus, it provides a high level of security to better safeguard against hackers. BrightSign also collaborates with other hardware and software providers in creating digital signage solutions. Hastings lauded a recent partnership with Mimo Monitors in developing a small display with a miniaturized BrightSign media player built right into the design. “Think of it as a commercial tablet with touchscreen capability built into a single package,” he said. It’s innovations like these that keep BrightSign at the top of the crowded Pro AV field.
Jeff Hastings knows all about the good intentions that pave the road to success. He has been in our shoes and experienced great triumphs and tribulation and has lived to tell the tale. As a small business owner, he developed one of the largest and most productive sales teams in the Farmers Insurance Groups of...
Jeff Hastings knows all about the good intentions that pave the road to success. He has been in our shoes and experienced great triumphs and tribulation and has lived to tell the tale. As a small business owner, he developed one of the largest and most productive sales teams in the Farmers Insurance Groups of Companies. His team of over 60 insurance agents and 150 support staff generated an estimated $85 million in annualized premium. In one year his district generated $13 million in profit making him one of the most profitable district managers since the company’s inception in 1928. Often being recognized for his performance, the pinnacle of his insurance career came in 2005 when he received the CEO’s top award, District Manager of the Year. Jeff is a proud father of three children and is married to the love of his life, Kimberly Andersen Hastings. Jeff and his family reside in Cypress Texas. http://www.contractcoach.com