Howard Bertolo

CEO, Creative Director

After a privileged early twenties variously performing, collaborating and/or recording with multi-platinum artists such as Jon Bon Jovi and Aldo Nova, and Juno award winning artists Frozen Ghost, this Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario son spent the next twenty years as a founder and developer of the Systems Integration Division of Westbury National Show Systems Ltd., now one of Canada’s foremost audio/visual/lighting integration companies. After nearly 2 decades of tenure he parted ways in 2008 to form Symphony Interactive Inc., a design company focused on providing high-level A/V design, UX/UI design, A/V automation, and electronic and mechanical design services to the audio/video integration market.

Howard’s designs and solutions number in the hundreds, and span the globe from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Doha, Qatar; enormous gaming and entertainment facilities such as Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida; casinos across Canada including but not limited to Casino Niagara, Niagara Falls and Grey Eagle Casino, Calgary, Alberta; the recently installed LED lighting system for the CN Tower, Toronto, Canada; hockey arenas and stadiums throughout North America; municipal council chambers and courtrooms; multi-room distance learning environments at various Universities and Colleges; countless multi-function audio & video conference rooms and conference centers, and private residences of the rich and famous. Current design and automation projects under way include the complete audio/video and fan experience systems of 3 new Ontario stadiums being built for the 2015 Pan Am Games in southern Ontario.

Howard is a member of the Audio Engineering Society, the American Federation of Musicians, and is both an AMX™ VIP certified and Crestron Master certified control system programmer. These certifications enable Symphony Interactive Inc. as a certified services partner for both AMX and Crestron. Additionally, Howard is also a founding partner and principle designer of e5studio , a state of the art live audio and video internet broadcasting and production studio.