Our Team

matt geiser

Matt Geiser

Founder, CEO and Engineering Lead

Matt is a seasoned veteran of the live events industry. From his time at the Berklee School of Music in the early 90s to today, Matt has dedicated himself to pushing the limits of presentation technology. He spent over a decade as a Vista Spyder systems specialist and established himself as a leading video systems engineer in the live event industry over his 20+ year career as a freelance engineer and company owner. From ultra-wide screen panoramic displays for thousands in a live audience, to 3D virtual program engineering design – Matt is the guy to discuss what’s possible today, and what’s next for tomorrow. Matt resides in our Ice 9 South office in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife and two kids.

chaz loewes

Chaz Loews

Chief Operating Officer

After finishing his degree in Music Business from UMass Lowell in 2006, Chaz jumped right into the live events business as a freelance audio engineer. After a dozen years with Matrix 1, Chaz took over that business and re-named it Stinger Staging, which he grew very successfully while accumulating an incredible inventory of top-notch audio equipment. Chaz ran Stinger through its merger with Ice 9 in 2019 and now heads up all operations from our Wakefield headquarters. He is a meticulously precise engineer who is passionately dedicated to employing the most advanced systems available to make every engagement the best that it can possibly be. He lives here in Wakefield with his wife and two kids.

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Blair Howell

VP, Director of Client Services

Blair went to UNH for Economics and Theater.  He started his career in professional theater as a stage carpenter at A.R.T. From traditional theater to corporate theater, Blair has worked as a Technical Director, Producer, Executive Producer, and Account Executive providing full production services. He brings a broad range of business, theatrical, technical, and creative skills to Ice 9 Productions. He has worked extensively with producers, designers, technical directors, and corporate clients across the globe to deliver precisely managed, high impact live event and virtual experiences. For dozens of years, he has been integral to the delivery of hundreds of exceptional event experiences for thousands of audience members – always while laser-focused on the primary goal – to communicate a memorable message by delivering a carefully designed and executed experience. Blair works closely with the client, and all stakeholders on the team, to most efficiently and effectively design and technically implement live and virtual events. He lives in Reading with his wife, two kids, and a plethora of pets.

steve halligan

Steve Halligan

Director of Business Development

Steve is a results-driven professional with decades of experience delivering event solutions for engagements of all sizes.  As the son of a former TV repairman, AV was in Steve’s blood from the start. Playing father’s helper role, Steve learned early that being able to communicate with people was just as important as being able to fix their TV sets – sometimes even more important.

After cutting his teeth in the AV club of Wakefield High School in ‘94, Steve officially began his career in production as the Program Manager for the Wakefield High School TV channel.  From there it was on to freelance camera work and eventually a stellar 16-year career with PSAV, where Steve put the people skills he learned from his father to work as one of the companies first dedicated venue sales managers.

Steve’s event technology services mind-set is an excellent fit for Ice 9 Productions, where he collaborates as part of the team to define each scope of work with a clear focus on the outcome that you are visioning.

“ – we provide solutions and peace of mind.”

chris fendt

Chris Fendt

Operations & Virtual Hub Manager

Chris’s role includes anything and everything - in-between everything. Booking personnel, organizing resources, setting up equipment, scheduling trucks, equipment procurement, systems assembly, show-run details, Chris is a skilled live/virtual engineer on all fronts. Chris and Chaz were roommates at UMass Lowell going back to 2006, and also has his degree in Music Business. He spent a number of years managing and organizing the Lowell Summer Music Series among others. As an accomplished musician, Chris makes incredible music with the trumpet and has an amazing vinyl collection.

jared mooney

Jared Mooney

Chief Engineer

Jared is a music producer, recording engineer, computer geek, software enthusiast, guitarist, songwriter, arranger, sound designer, foley artist, recording and music gear nut, broadcaster, voice artist, and all-around audio expert. He studied Media Arts, film, and post-production sound at Brigham Young University, and went straight to work in music, television, radio, and event technology. He brings a level of technical expertise to any creative execution that makes all the difference. His skill set includes Image mapping, ultra-wide screen projection or LED, multi-camera switching and direction, D3 Disguise media server, and 3D environment design/operations. He is an innovator and solution seeker who genuinely likes to collaborate with the production team as a manager, and as a supportive colleague. He lives in Boston with his wife and daughter.

Anthony Santoro

Anthony Santoro

Senior Audio Systems Engineer

Following his Music Education and Drum Set Performance Degree from Berklee College of Music, Anthony toured the world as a professional musician. He spent over a decade as Production Manager of Hard Rock Live in Boston where he dovetailed his audio engineering passions into a very successful career as a highly accomplished Audio Engineer. Anthony is well known for is impeccably neat cable management and organization within the many racks of complex digital audio systems that he has designed and implemented with Chaz and Matt over the last 20 years. For highly complex interactive engagements with multiple control rooms, on-site studios, and remote studios in action concurrently, Anthony’s aggressive organization skills set the standard.

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