Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and
Rhode Island as well as Upstate New York.
Meet the AudioPros Crew
Rick Swensen Principal
Rick is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience as an Independent Manufacturers Representative in the Professional Audio and A/V Industry. Rick founded AudioPros in March of 2011. Prior to founding AudioPros Rick was Vice President of one of the largest rep firms in New England.
Rick’s extensive experience has included the development and implementation of sales and marketing strategies, training programs and promotions as well as managing multiple vendor relations. Rick’s efforts over the years have resulted in numerous Sales Achievement, Marketing, and Rep of the Year awards.
Rick is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a Bachelors degree in Music Education. Rick is a keyboard player with extensive live and studio experience and still maintains a computer based home digital studio as well as actively playing with two different bands. Although his specialty is keyboards, MIDI and computer applications, he has very well rounded product knowledge.
Married with two children, Rick enjoys music, BBQ, baseball, and his motorcycle. Email Rick.
Vickie Harwood Office Manager
Vickie Harwood joined AudioPros in 2005 as Office Manager and is an invaluable part of our team. Her personality, professionalism and dedication to both our customers and our manufacturers has elevated the term "customer service" to a new level. With a background in the publishing industry, Vickie was managing editor of a financial newspaper prior to a 15 year career as office manager of an insurance textbook publisher. Vickie is married with a son, enjoys gardening, cooking, and entertaining friends and family. Email Vickie.
Jules Taylor Upstate NY Account Manager
Jules is a seasoned audio engineer with a strong background in broadcast, live sound, music production and commercial audio applications. He began his career working in Television and Radio in South Texas before graduating from the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Arizona. He spent several years in Nashville working on Music Row and was also an instructor of Digital Audio for the International Academy of Design and Technology. After relocating to Woodstock, he worked as an account manager for an Audio-Video Distributor, where he designed several custom audio and video solutions for production companies and commercial installations. He brings 15 years of audio and video expertise to the team, and his designs have been featured in System Contractor News.
Jules is also an accomplished musician and songwriter, and regularly plays out in the Hudson Valley. He enjoys Fender Telecasters and Gibson SG’s, boutique guitar pedals and tube amplifiers. Email Jules.
Enrico Ruotolo New England Account Manager
Enrico has spent years in the MI retail world and distribution for both install and MI. Always putting the customer first, he has earned awards for customer service while in retail. While in distribution, he worked with contractors as well as music stores to help develop their audio and installation business, and became a reliable asset for many of his accounts. Enrico has spent over 10 years on the road in a regionally touring rock band and has been running his own local studio within the last few years. He is a songwriter, guitarist and producer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music. Enrico’s passion for songwriting is what has led him down the path of an audio engineer, and he is always looking to push his knowledge.
Originally from NY, Enrico resides in CT. Besides music, he also enjoys going to the gym and spending time with his family.