As you'll see from our bios below, we're passionate about this stuff. We've invested considerable time and effort in developing processes to help our projects run smoothly, so that our clients can focus on the enjoyment that comes from listening to music, watching movies and managing their homes with a Peak-to-Peak System, rather than having to endure the labor and frustration caused by poorly-managed integration firms. We're here to serve you by providing you with honest, expert advice so you can make informed decisions, get what you paid for and know what that is.
We're certified members of several industry associations, including the Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA) and the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF). We are also very active in lecturing and developing curricula and course materials for the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), the leading national organization for our industry.
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Bradley J. Gibbs, President
Brad attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where he earned a BA in English Literature in 1995 and a JD/MBA in 2001. While in school, he lived in Greater China for two years, attending school in Nanjing, Beijing and Hong Kong and working as an attorney in Beijing and Hong Kong. Upon graduation from law school, Brad was fluent in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese, and proficient in Japanese and Spanish.
In the fall of 2001, Brad accepted a position with a law firm in Manhattan as a corporate attorney, specializing in venture capital, securities, securitization, international mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate law.
After receiving his first few paychecks, he decided to purchase surround sound speakers for his studio apartment in Hoboken, New Jersey. He wanted to know what the specifications meant in order to make an informed purchase, so he began by reading audio magazines. Instead of buying speakers, his life took a dramatic turn as he was drawn into the dark and lurid world of DIY audio. He spent countless hours and weekends reading internet forums and electronics books and eventually building his first pair of speakers.
Upon satisfactory completion of his first project, he attended a meeting of the New York Audiophile Society, where he met a seasoned veteran of the high-end audio world, Leslie Williams. Leslie arranged for Brad to audition several speakers he had designed for other high-end audio afficionados around New York City and in the Tri-State Area. The two spent several weekends traveling to homes in the area to audition and equalize these systems. After hearing several high-end systems costing in excess of $500,000, Brad was no longer satisfied with the speakers he had built. So, he did what anyone in his position would have done - he bought a contractor's table saw, set it up in the kitchen of his studio apartment and got to work.
Brad left the law in the summer of 2005 and moved to San Francisco with his wife, Tiffany, where he began a career in the residential integration industry. He served as CFO for two Bay Area integration firms prior to founding Peak-to-Peak Systems, Inc. in September 2006.
Joseph A. Wallace, General Manager
Joe earned a Bachelor’s degree in broadcasting from the University of Cincinnati in 1990, where he majored in audio engineering and a minored in video production. Joe started his professional career early. While still in school, he became a deejay and audio production engineer for a jazz radio station in Cincinnati. He also landed a position with General Electric Aircraft Engines with their in-house video production studio. Joe served as a grip and technician assisting in the production of various GE and military instructional, marketing, and training videos.
After leaving GE to complete the U.S. Army’s Officer Basic Course, Joe returned to Cincinnati and accepted a position with a small high-end retail audio store, where he had his first taste of the early days of custom installation. Shortly after, Joe left and helped form a successful custom only company which became one of Cincinnati’s premier custom installation firms. Here, he worked his way up through the positions of technician, lead technician, designer, and engineer.
In early 1997 Joe moved to Chicago and accepted a project management position for a large nation-wide integration firm. It is here that he honed his project management skills, later becoming his firm’s senior project manager. As the senior project manager, Joe was responsible for the largest of the company’s projects. This kept him jet-setting between Chicago, New York, and Florida. He regularly managed several project at a time, working on houses in the range of 20,000 to 62,000 square feet. Prior to leaving Chicago, Joe became his company’s corporate trainer, responsible for technical and sales training for nearly fifty employees nation-wide.
Late in 2004, Joe moved to the Bay Area with his wife Tracy, to serve as the Director of Operations for a small Bay Area integration firm. He served in this position for two years prior to co-founding Peak-to-Peak Systems, Inc.
Over the years, Joe’s work has been prominently featured in several national publications including Audio Video Interiors, Home Theater, and Robb Report.
Joe has been involved with the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) for more than a decade. Over the years, he has served as an instructor, Dean of Education for the Electronic Systems Technician (EST) and Electronic System Project Management (ESPM) Tracks, and as a Subject Matter Expert for the Installer Level II certification program and the EST, Electronic Systems Designer (ESD), and ESPM curriculum development committees. Joe recently completed a two-year stint serving as CEDIA’s Education Content Action Team Chair. Joe is a CEDIA Certified Instructor, and a CEDIA Certified Professional.
Joe is still serving in the U.S. Army Reserve and has the rank of Major. In the Army, he specializes in logistics and trains senior Army unit leadership in IT based logistics systems.