In this weeks home automation show of Automation Unplugged, Josh Willits of Portal, shares thoughts on the rest of 2020 and the future of our industry.
This week's home automation podcast features our host Ron Callis interviewing Josh Willits. Recorded live on Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. EST.
About Josh Willits
With over 16 years in CI industry, Josh got his start in AV by selling speakers online out of his college dorm room. He spent years running operations at an integration firm before taking on the role of Director of Operations at Jetson Systems, a Crestron CSP.
Later in 2012, he founded Invenshare, a website for dealers to buy, sell, and trade excess inventory, before merging his business with SupplyStream two years later.
After the merger, Josh helped rebrand the company that is now known as Portal and was part of their turnaround in 2019, where they shifted business models into a subscription based SAAS model.
Portal has also won multiple industry awards for customer service thanks to their Dealer Happiness team.
- Josh experiences in the CI industry that ultimately led to his role as President of Portal.
- Portal’s turnaround strategy deployed in May 2019 that saved the company
- Proposal trends during that last 6 months including the amazing growth since June
- Josh’s thoughts on the rest of 2020 and the future of our industry