re:think Goes Green and Meets Ari Meisel at EO Huddle
Thomas B. McVey,
re:think meets Ari Meisel at EO Huddle and says goodbye to a full inbox and hello to better managed and more effective management of emails” said Thomas McVey, CEO and really nice guy.
Ari launched his career early when at the age of twelve he agreed to create a company website for one of his father’s business associates. This was the foundation of Liontex, a company with which Ari worked on over one hundred and fifty websites. Continuing to capitalize on the rapid growth of the still emerging online market, at sixteen Ari created and developed Menus-to-Go.com. Menus-to-Go is essentially a go-to internet directory of take out and delivery menus in and around NYC. The site has been described as a precursor to Delivery.com and Food.com. At seventeen Ari went on to found TEK, a consultancy specializing in home theatre, computer networking and telecommunications for homes and businesses.
After his graduation Ari was given a tour of some disused cigar factories by a friend. Seeing potential, he bought the factories with the goal of turning them into luxury lofts. Unfortunately he had no experience in construction, so the majority of the following two years were spent learning and doing all of the trades required on the job. Once the factory conversion was underway Arise Development came into being. Today Arise Development continues to focus on bringing life to dilapidated and abandoned buildings. Expanding his portfolio, Ari bought Lackawanna Train Station, which in the eighties had been converted into offices. The Lackawanna property is in keeping with Arise Development’s mantra of making use of historic spaces, and the station boasts the last remaining Marconi radio tower in the US.
Returning from upstate Ari began work mainly in the Hamptons, creating state of the art commercial and retail space, as well as affordable housing. He began to build green, and became a LEED accredited professional. This encouraged him to create LEED Pro, a green building consultancy. The LEED Pro Blog was picked up by Princeton Architectural Press, and Ari was offered a book deal for LEED Materials: A Resource Guide to Green Building. Ari continued to develop his skills and expertise in green building, working as a Materials Innovation Specialist to major sustainable real estate firm John Picard & Associates. He also created his own polymer based construction material called PapierTile.
The most recent project Ari has been involved in is further building and renovation in the Hamptons through Meisel Development. He has undertaken his first solo project in SylvanHaus a retail development twinned with affordable apartment building.
Ari turned a hobby of productivity into a popular framework and consulting service for optimizing, automating and outsourcing of of life’s tasks. Less Doing, More Living continues to grow in popularity and has become a platform for general efficiency consulting to businesses, entrepreneurs and everyone else who could use a little more time in their life. His Achievement Architecture coaching program helps individuals and teams overcome challenges and be more effective.encompasses everything that we are. There is the obvious eye and speaker which represents sound and vision, but I like to think of the person as our client, standing at the top of their industry because of what we were able to do for them.”
With this new visual comes a new company wide vision that is focused on empowering clients through educational articles, live seminars, webinars and free resources. There is more to the new Sound‐n‐Vision than just the aesthetics. “We listened very closely to what our clients wanted, and our new website is a direct result of that” stated Tom. “We are offering so much more to help visitors take their business to that next level.”
In order to accomplish this, the new vision that the company as a whole lives by is:
To apply our creativity, energy and enthusiasm to inspire and empower others to grow within their own extraordinary talents.
Over the next few weeks, re:think owner Thomas McVey will be unveiling more information on the additions to the company’s new services and offerings.
re:think (formerly Sound-n-Vision) has been fighting crime for over 15 years and before we became great at all things online we spent almost 9 years being very mediocre at it. In fact it wasn’t until we had one of our worst years ever that we took stock of our company and decided to rethink our online strategy as well as all of our processes for delivering results and communicating those results to our clients.
That’s when things got interesting. The fact that we started over with a singular focus of helping our clients give their website visitors a valuable experience in terms of making sure that their sites are helpful and easy to use and find what they’re looking for and in doing so, establishing trust and credibility that is valuable enough to have them feel good about engaging with them and buying their products and services.
If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Thomas B. McVey, please call (201) 773‐4953 or e‐mail firstname.lastname@example.org.