With an average of 13 years working together to carefully manage and monitor every project, our experienced team is uniquely qualified to deliver world class exhibits, environments, and events that consistently exceed our clients’ expectations.
Chief Executive Officer
As co-founder and CEO of ProExhibits since 1992, Jody has been involved in the firm’s overall management including sales, planning and personnel functions. She has set the outstanding client service standards for which the firm’s account management team is noted. With Jody at the helm, the company has been recognized repeatedly as one of the Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in Silicon Valley. Jody is a recipient of the YWCA’s Tribute to Women Award, the Junior League Community Volunteer Award and is listed in Who’s Who of Women in Business. Following her graduation from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Jody held various sales positions in several technology companies.
Dick is a co-founder/principal and the dynamic force behind the marketing, sales and product development functions at ProExhibits. He oversees the day-to-day operations, spearheads logistical planning and targets the future growth opportunities for the firm. Since 1992, when he and Jody purchased the company, Dick has been nationally recognized as an innovator and driving force in the fast-growing trade show exhibit and event industry. Under his leadership in 1997, the firm received INC magazine’s INC 500 award as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. His informative articles on developments and innovations in the trade show exhibit and event industry have appeared in national trade publications. Dick has a B.S. degree from Wittemore School of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire and has completed the Entrepreneurial Executive Leadership Program sponsored by MIT, YEO and INC. He is actively involved in Vistage, an interactive group of over 20,000 CEO’s and presidents worldwide and is a member of CEMA and EDPA.
Chief Financial Officer
Tom is responsible for the financial, accounting and administration for the firm. He has been with the firm since 1999, originally as the company’s Controller. His role has grown along with the company, and his experience in the areas of production, operations and sales support have benefitted the company greatly. As a senior executive with the firm, he is continually involved in keeping the organization on a steady course and helps set strategies for growth. He is a Certified Public Accountant and received his BS degree in Finance at Santa Clara University. Prior to joining ProExhibits, Tom served as Controller and Director of Financial Services for a major recreational business and earlier as an audit and tax expert with KPMG, an international accounting and consulting firm. Volunteering is high on Tom’s list of outside activities, having served as a high school and youth sports coach and doing community service at several churches and schools. He is a Santa Clara county native, and he and his wife enjoy sports, visiting local wineries, and supporting live local music.
VP of Operations
Heading the company’s manufacturing operation is exhibit industry veteran, Tom Foley. For over 35 years he has been responsible for building amazing exhibits and environments for clients. Tom started out in the production area and has broad experience in project and operations management. He currently oversees production, warehouse, graphics and project management departments. Tom studied machine tool technology and welding before entering the industry. As a true "builder" he also enjoys restoring and modifying classic American cars.
VP of Marketing
Having served in a number of executive roles for companies in Silicon Valley for over 25 years, Paul has a client-side perspective of the trade show event and exhibits industry. He has a broad set of experiences working for startups as well as global firms such as Applied Materials. At ProExhibits, Paul helps the company to reach clients through traditional and digital marketing programs. With an extensive background in the High Tech sector, he’s also involved with technology strategy both internally and for clients. Paul is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, the Stanford Engineering Design School and Claremont McKenna College. In his spare time he is also a principal member of the non-profit Gratitude Network which mentors award winning social entrepreneurs.
Director of Sales
Matt is a marketing professional and has been managing marketing strategies, campaigns and environments for a diverse client base for over 15 years. From a service perspective, Matt and his team of Account Executives focus on fostering relationships to uphold ProExhibits’ 99.7% customer satisfaction ratings year-over-year. Additionally, with extensive experience on the client-side of the industry, he understands that alignment between expectation and budget is paramount to a successful project. As a result, ProExhibits’ clients can expect a competitive advantage paired with top quality products and services. Matt is an avid fly-fisherman, enjoys most outdoor activities and is a true college football fanatic.
Mary Ann Furnish
Director of Sales
Mary Ann is an exhibit industry veteran with over 20 years of domestic and international experience. As a sales executive, she manages a team of Account Executives. Over time she has accumulated a vast knowledge of industry products and services plus has worked extensively with all types of resources. With a high level of personal attention, Mary Ann has a reputation for exceeding expectations by finding optimal solutions to client’s exhibit and event needs. Currently, she is President of the Exhibit Designers and Producers Association NorCal division and brings that industry knowledge to client projects. Outside of work she enjoys world travel, the beach and community service.