As both COO and CFO of Audio One, (www.audio-one.com) Jennifer Yosowitz is a contributing force in elevating the company which has become a leader in the design, engineering and installation of cutting edge smart home automation systems and commercial automation systems. She is an expert in distributed audio, video, lighting control, motorized shades, home theater, sound studios, touch panels and much more. Yosowitz has helped guide the company expansion from an apartment garage to one of the largest and most prestigious residential technology businesses with annual realized revenues of $10 million, elevating the company from a recording and pro-audio emphasis to the luxury residential and commercial control segment that now dominates the market.
Yosowitz has always been driven by her passion for music. In 2000, she went from pre-med in college to opening an office for designing and building professional recording studios in Nashville on Music Row. She says, “Along with my business partner and company founder, David Frangioni, renowned for mixing the very first surround sound record, we expanded Audio One to South Florida and quickly became the premier recording studio installation company. We built studios for Steven Tyler, Ricky Martin, Olivia Newton John, the Bee Gees, Ringo Starr, Keith Urban and hundreds of others celebrities.
The jump from recording studios to home technology was an easy one, says Yosowitz. “Because we were already embedded in the technology, it was a natural progression for Audio One to transition into home automation. It’s not a big leap to understand the schematics of wiring and integrating a house,” she adds.
In addition to residential and commercial installation, Audio One has relationships with developers including Via Mizner, and is the preferred home automation company for Interiors by Steven G, Residences at Mandarin Oriental in Boca, Metropica in Sunrise, Fendi Chateau in Surfside, Zilbert International Realty, Kobi Karp, Sabbia Beach, and others.
Beyond running the day to day operations at Audio One, Yosowitz created the forward-thinking “What Realtors Need to Know About Home Automation” educational seminar, and is featured as a keynote speaker on the subject all over the country.
As a woman pioneer in the home automation industry, Yosowitz notes that women are the ones managing the home. She says. Men like the luxury aspect of big TVs, surround sound and comprehensive security, but it’s the women who deal with the day-to-day use of smart technology, particularly when it comes to surveillance of children and their caregivers, live action feed of teenagers, notification of an open door (or window or pool gate), finder of a wandering pet, music and entertainment, motorized shades, lighting and more.” Yosowitz has found that her customers appreciate the added benefit of being able to control electronics in the home from anywhere in the world.