About

Chris O'Connell

President


Chris O’Connell founded Premium Sign Solutions with one goal in mind: to help each business present itself in a way that best resonates with customers.

Following more than half a decade in public relations helping to promote everything from sporting events to automotive manufacturers to businesses, Chris joined a digital startup company, Gumiyo.  Formed in the pre-iPhone days before people generally used their mobile phones to visit the Internet, Chris had a front row seat to both the birth of an industry and the evolution of a company.  Chris played an instrumental role in Gumiyo’s growth, profitability and ultimately, acquisition.  While working at Gumiyo, Chris attended the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, earning an MBA.

After working for Gumiyo’s acquirer, Colony Logic, for more than a year, Chris was determined to create his own company and work with the customers he enjoyed most: local businesses.

Today, Premium Sign Solutions helps customers using a consultative approach developed from Chris’ career experience.  This includes a public relations and marketing approach to signage –determining how an end customer should perceive a company.  Next, a lesson from the mobile industry: understanding what information is most vital to present with limited space and an audience with a naturally shorter attention span.  And finally by understanding each entrepreneur’s journey and helping them present their business passionately to their customers.

Chris lives in the San Fernando Valley with his wife, daughter, son and two dogs.

Contact Chris at Chris@PremiumSignSolutions.com.


Marco Gonzalez

Production Manager


If ​Marco Gonzalez didn’t still look so young, you might believe that he has more than 15 years experience in the sign industry.  But it’s true, his three decades in the business has given him the opportunity to work in every single discipline within the industry: sales, graphic design, city permitting, fabrication and installation.  An entrepreneur at heart, Marco’s experience, combined with his understanding of marketing make him an invaluable asset on every project he lends a hand.  Marco’s extensive knowledge of computer and machine applications further enhance the quality of his work.  Throughout his career, Marco has done work with companies as large as Universal Studios, Paramount Studios and Macy’s and small local businesses throughout Los Angeles.

Marco lives in North Hills with his family and speaks both English and Spanish fluently.

Contact Marco at Marco@premiumsignsolutions.com​.


Richard Tome

Operations Specialist


Richard has an extensive sales and customer service background. Energetic and enthusiastic, he approaches each client project with an eye on pleasing the customer.

Richard is a native of Los Angeles and currently lives with his family in Granada Hills.

Contact Richard at Richard@PremiumSignSolutions.com.


Jonathan Witt

Production Designer


Jonathan is a passionate professional dedicated to creating designs that enrich people’s lives.

With his collegiate major in art and a working background in both web and print design, Jonathan understands all aspects of the field from color theory to practical applications.  Most recently he served as Media Director for a church in Woodland Hills giving him hands-on experience working with local business and the surrounding communities.  In his role as a Production Designer, Jonathan focuses steadfastly on each client’s specific creative needs while adhering to sign industry best practices for design.

A Houston native, Jonathan moved to Los Angeles three years ago.  He and his wife live in the San Fernando Valley with their bulldog.

Contact Jonathan at: Jonathan@premiumsignsolutions.com.


Christian Meng

Production & Installation Specialist


With a background installing signs, Christian brings an in-depth knowledge of materials and their application to his Project Coordinator role.  Throughout his career, Christian has created a reputation for putting his clients’ needs first.

Christian’s experience with sign fabrication and installation is is far-ranging – from lobby signs to channel letters to anything you can wrap, including cars, trucks, RVs, boats, and trailers.  Christian lives in Granada Hills with his family. He enjoys all kinds of sports and participates in basketball and soccer leagues throughout the year.

Contact Christian at Cmeng@PremiumSignSolutions.com.











Client Testimonials

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“Premium Signs has been servicing three of my medical building from the San Fernando Valley to Orange County.  They provide speedy turnaround time, friendly, helpful staff with a good design sense and great customer service.”

– Sue DuBrin, Vice President,  Ethan Christopher, LLC

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“We love working with the Premium Signs Solutions team. They are passionate individuals and it shows in the quality of their work, no matter how small the job. They are not just experts, but creatives who often offer solutions we wouldn’t consider ourselves. They care deeply about their clients and will remain valued partners.”  

— John Stromme, Creative Manager,  THE MRKT (a Terry Hines & Associates Company)

Kathy Birkland
“I have worked in the multi-housing industry for more than 20 years and have used many different sign companies.  Two years ago  I was lucky enough to be referred to Premium Sign Solutions and they have been a pleasure to work with ever since.  Not only did I receive high-quality, creative signs, but their attention to detail and impeccable follow through made the whole experience exceptional.  I highly recommend Premium sign solutions.”

— Kathy Birkland, Director of Operations,  Pacific Reach Properties

Your Business Is Exceptional. Your Sign Should Be Too.

We proudly serve the sign needs of businesses throughout Los Angeles County and the San Fernando Valley including: Agoura Hills, Brentwood, Burbank, Calabasas, Camarillo, Canoga Park, Century City, Chatsworth, Culver City, Encino, Glendale, Granada Hills, Los Angeles, Malibu, Northridge, North Hollywood, Pacific Palisades, Reseda, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, Studio City, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Van Nuys, West Hills, Westlake Village, and Woodland Hills.