About JIM SIDES
EKLEKTRIC FOUNDER & CEO
Sr VP, Special Projects Group AVI-SPL
A Northern California resident, Jim is a successful entrepreneur and businessman with over four decades of international experience in the entertainment industry. From working musician, sound engineer and producer to senior management roles in several of the industry’s greatest brands, he spent many years based in Europe and has worked in over 37 countries worldwide, co-founding two successful audio manufacturers along the way.
Through EKLEKTRIC, Jim and his select team of experts are available to provide international contacts, knowledge and skills to clients everywhere. They carry an energetic and unique mix of competencies to launch big ideas, negotiate production challenges and provide event management solutions. Their insights in the development of world-wide distribution and sales procedures, market analysis, and business acumen produce strategies for success that are second to none. Manufacturers, Distributors, Production Designers, Musicians, Technicians and Engineers can all benefit from Eklektric’s collective expertise.
"One of the most memorable times in my career occurred around 1995 when I was EVP of Apogee Sound. I was visiting Manhattan and meeting some clients and also to see a few shows. As I was walking around the theatre district passing theatre after theatre, it slowly dawned on me – almost every show featured Apogee as its main sound system. It was a very special moment for me and a validation of all Apogee's engineering and our entire team's hard work and dedication that culminated with such acceptance and use in this incredibly important market." - Jim Sides CEO