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.
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.
Project & Marketing Coordinator
If you’ve met Terry you know she leads with a smile. Though she left Chicago for California in 1981, she still has her Midwest charm that allows her to influence others while remaining upbeat.
Before joining Premium Sign Solutions, Terry spent a decade with Bank of America as a Client Manager and Vice President in Premier Banking.
Terry has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and an MBA in Business Administration. In addition to her education, Terry’s passion for creating world-class client relationships and her determination to help each customer’s business succeed enables her to bring a unique expertise to the sign industry.
Terry lives in Monrovia with her husband, Dog and cat.
Contact Terry at: Terry@premiumsignsolutions.com.
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 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.
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.
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.