Why Flex?

Because
We are
you.

Our Team

Flex evolved from real world experience. Our products are designed, developed, and supported by passionate leaders with nearly a hundred years of experience speaking your language. Our entire team is dedicated to providing the highest quality service possible to help you succeed. We are headquartered in Orem, Utah, with satellite offices throughout the country.

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Chris Stein
Chief Executive Officer

Chris Stein’s road to creating Flex is well documented. During a 20-year pro AV career he was integral in implementing a wide variety of rental and inventory tracking software technologies. Because none were built specifically for the industry, and because Chris is famous for his exacting dedication to excellence, he built his own solution and quickly established Flex as the fastest growing software for the industry.

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Maria Barker
VP Ops & Finance

Maria joined Flex in 2014 with a key mix of a strong accounting background and customer service experience. Not only our Controller, Maria also leads QA as the accounting specialist testing our financial module, accounting system integration, Flex Production Manager, and Flex Mobile. Maria has a BS in Accounting from Washington State University.

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Roger Diller
VP of Engineering

Roger Diller has been in the software development industry since 2006 and has worked at Flex since 2009. Roger worked as a developer in the early Flex days and now leads the delivery teams. Roger is passionate about end users & building software that solves real customer pain points.

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Branden Rosenlof
Product Manager

Branden came to Flex with over 10 years of experience in the professional audio-visual world. After years of doing Flex trainings and support, he eventually moved into product management. Today, as the Product Manager, he ensures that customer needs are being met and that we build the best product possible.

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Sonja Larsen
Accounts Receivable Manager

Sonja joined Flex Rental Solutions in 2010. She balanced management of accounts, information requests, and planning of tradeshows and events through 2014. Today, Sonja effectively manages all Accounts Receivables, recurring billing, and contact management for Flex.

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Lisa Fossler
Sales Manager

Lisa is an energetic, outgoing and encouraging person who loves people. She has 15+ years experience in the Event Rental Industry, 10+ years have been with Flex selling, training and always giving the best quality customer support to any customer she speaks to and ultimately her goal is to see all companies fully implemented with Flex. Lisa enjoys lounging at the beach, biking, golfing, and hanging out with friends. Her dream is to one day retire on one of the islands of Hawaii. .

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Suman Mridha
Tech Lead

Suman has been with Flex Rental Solutions since 2009. He has a decade of experience in software engineering. In his early days, he was heavily involved in the development of our Flex4 software. As a full-stack developer, he has been involved with almost every feature of Flex. He has architected and developed the UI for our Flex5 Desktop and Mobile apps. He's currently working as a Tech Lead for our Flex5 product. Before working with Flex Rental Solutions, he worked on other software applications focusing on inventory management, financial services, and hotel industries. Suman holds a Master's degree from IIT and is passionate about software engineering.

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Randy Schreck
Software Engineer

Randy joined Flex Rental Solutions in June 2016 after several years in the AV industry working as an audio tech/engineer and Flex Administrator. He spent the majority of the next two and a half years as the Technical Support Lead where he gained additional useful experience with Flex and its database. In December of 2018 he began transitioning to the development team where he now enjoys honing his coding skills and offering product-usage insight to the rest of the team as they forge their way through creating Flex5. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.

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Jordan Shumate
Product Owner

Jordan joined in 2019. She brings with her over 10 years of experience in customer service, and 2 years in the production world as a video technician. This combination background has made her a perfect addition to the Support Team. Jordan is always willing to go above and beyond to meet or exceed the customer’s expectations. Her main goal is to ensure every customer has a flawless time using Flex.

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Chelsea Haase
Project Manager

Chelsea is a Project Manager based in Utah. She comes to us from the world of leadership consulting. She is passionate about communication, process improvement and organizational effectiveness. Chelsea endeavors to optimize the Flex development process in order to ensure customer satisfaction.

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Jason Rzutkiewicz
Marketing

A dynamic, customer-obsessed executive with a proven track record of driving business transformation for brands like Kaiser Permanente, Walmart, Wells Fargo, HPE, PG&E, Sephora, Adobe, T-Mobile, and Honda, Jason is equally comfortable championing the three-year roadmap or rolling up his sleeves to drive key design decisions.

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Aaron Gopen
Marketing Coordinator

Aaron joined Flex in March 2020 with 6 years of experience in the AV industry with roles reaching from warehouse admin, to driver-tech, to project manager. He is a passionate learner and natural-born educator whose main goal is to help others achieve maximum utility from the tools in their arsenal.

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Patrick Legacy
Business Analyst

Patrick Legacy has been in the Pro AV industry for over ten years. He started out as a Lighting Designer touring and working from small rooms up to arenas and large festivals. He also draws on experience from the Food/Beverage/Hospitality, Medical Device/Manufacturing, and Construction industries. Patrick’s grandfather was a 1950’s race car driver/builder who inspired him at a young age with an interest in computers, technology, and machines. He can often be found under the hood of a car.

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Alexander Wuerz
DevOps Engineer

Alex joined Flex Rental Solutions as a DevOps Engineer in March 2020, with over five years of experience in IT and software development roles. He works out of the Carlisle office and enjoys visiting museums, watching movies, and camping in his free time.

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Matt Dale
Software Engineer

Matt joined Flex Rental Solutions in late 2020 after many years with a large sound company serving the Broadway industry. While there, he developed various software tools and applications to increase efficiency in most areas of the company. Flex provided the perfect place for him to grow as a developer, building on his previous knowledge and experiences. He enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs.

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Micah Schmelzer
Quality Assurance Team Lead

Micah has been a Software QA Analyst for over 7 years. He holds an AAS in Computer Science with a focus in software development and certifications in network administration and security. He has a passion for solving complex problems with efficient and quality solutions and making sure the end-user gets the best experience possible.

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Rae McGee
UX Designer

Rae holds a high passion for creating intuitive solutions that empower the user from research, to testing prospective solutions with you for optimal design. Outside of Flex, she enjoys being curious and playing in the mountains with her pup.

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Charlie Zugasti
Quality Assurance Analyst

Charlie joined Flex in April 2020 with 10 years of experience in the live events industry. He started as an audio engineer in recording studios and then transitioned to live audio before ending up as a production manager for Mexico’s largest rental company. He has made it his mission to ensure that Flex translates adequately to our customers in the real world, making their processes more efficient.

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Branden Langhals
Quality Assurance Analyst

Branden shifted his professional career towards working with software development in 2019 by earning a certification in full-stack software development from Case Western Reserve University. He is currently working on his bachelor’s degree in computer science with the main goal of creating heightened experiences for the end-user by creating and maintaining clean and efficient software. At his core, he is a husband and a father to his son. He enjoys running, playing drums, and eating tacos!

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Kevin Aetonu
Support Technician

Kevin's experience within the live show production industry began when he was 13yrs old, and worked in many production positions at the same time for a small Polynesian Revue. His experience is mainly as a Lighting Operator and Programmer, with some Design as well- when he left the lighting side of production, Cyberlights and VL5's were in use. Kevin has also been an Audio Tech for over 10 years. With his main interests being his kids, drumming, and photography.

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Richard Schoreder
DevOps Engineer

Richard joined Flex Rental Solutions in April 2022 after nearly a decade working in the live events industry as an audio engineer. In addition to producing and mixing large scale events, he was also responsible for the Flex Rental Solutions system used on a daily basis. Now as a member of the DevOps team, he works to implement improvements to the platform and enhance the overall customer experience. He works out of the Chicagoland area and in his free time enjoys golfing and playing music.

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Ryan Blocker
Software Engineer

Ryan graduated from California State University - Sacramento (CSUS) in 2021, joined Flex in March 2022, and works out of the Norcal / Sacramento area.

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Tousif Khan
Software Engineer

Tousif joined Flex Rental Solutions as a Software Engineer in March 2018. He has had a significant contribution to developing the User Interface of Flex Mobile, and later has also been involved in developing the Flex5 Desktop Application. Before joining Flex in 2018, he worked on other software applications focusing on Banking & Finance and Health Care domains. Tousif holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering. He also likes to read poetry.

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Anne Blakely-Barloco
Support Technician

Anne brings over six years of experience in lighting and video production, and an associates in Live Entertainment Technology from Lone Star College to her role as a Support Technician at Flex. Anne is passionate about creativity, equality, and the Earth!

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Darryl Morant
Support Technician

With a career in event production since 1984, Darryl has over 40 years in virtually every facet of audio/video engineering and management. His experience working in conjunction with some of the world's most powerful organizations is essential to providing helpful and contextual support to the wide breadth of organizations and the different ways they utilize Flex.

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Matthew Sample
Sales Admin

 

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Nick Nazario
Customer Success Manager

 

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Wayne Barloco
Support Technician

Wayne joined Flex Rental Solutions in 2022 after working in the entertainment industry for 6 years as an LED wall technician and Logistics Manager. When he’s not helping Flex’s customers in the support department he enjoys videogames, motorsports events, and photography.

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