Al III, founder and President of JumpStart Productions, Inc. earned his degree in Electronic Technology.
By helping his father successfully build their Manufacturers Representative business into a solid, profitable avenue for vendors to bring their products into HSN, Al developed a deep knowledge and understanding of the electronic retailing industry. Moving beyond product representation, he provided their clients with production services including demo creation, prop development, guest and host training.
In 2002, Al opened JumpStart Production Inc and expanded his business services to include video production and network support. Al has written, produced, directed and edited hundreds of B-Roll videos that regularly appear on HSN and QVC as well as dozens of In-Store Videos currently running in National Retail chains, YouTube and other Internet media venues.
Al is also a skilled commercial photographer who shoots and edits Before and After compare photos within the legal parameters set forth by the network.
Al Sr, founder of our parent company, is an icon in the world of Manufacturers Representatives.
He started his career in NYC as branch manager for the Hoover Company, followed by Regional Sales Mgr for the Oster Corp. He moved to FL with Rush Hampton Industries, became VP Sales & Mktg and founder of US Op’s for Bionaire Corp and finished his corporate years with Soundesign Corp as Director of Sales & Mktg/Home Comfort Product Division. In 1990, Al founded Sales & Marketing Specialists and began covering all classes of trade in Fl, Mid-Atlantic & the Caribbean. In 2009, he merged his company with JumpStart Productions and remains a top player in his field of Manufacturers’ Representatives.
Alison DuBois Scutte is a native Floridian but earned her BSBA in Marketing from the University of Missouri in Columbia. Zoo-Rah!
She began her electronic retail career in 1997 as a Food Stylist at HSN. Evolving into an On-Air Demonstrator for kitchen electrics on HSN, QVC-UK and TSC-Canada, Alison enjoyed a 15-year successful run as a leading sales generator in the kitchen category representing brands such as Oster, Crock Pot, Bravetti, DeLonghi and about 100 more!
Along with on-air expertise, Alison writes powerful demonstrations, sales pitches and video scripts on an as-needed basis for many celebrity chefs and national brands. Joining JumpStart Productions in 2007, Alison has expanded the business to include a Talent Training Program for on-air guests on TV Shopping channels as well as social media video coaching for Business and Personal Blogs and Websites.
Alison has an extensive network of Inventors, Patent Holders and Manufacturers and is currently accepting product sourcing and development consultant projects.