Harnessing decades of experience and expertise Franklin Karp refined during his more than 30 years in Consumer Electronics and technology business management, the newly launched Franklin Karp & Co. LLC provides comprehensive consultation for the industry at large. Services are offered in all phases of operations management, budgeting/forecasting, vendor relations, product development, sales leadership, full cycle marketing development and more, with particular focus in the custom integration and retail sectors.
“With a holistic view of the industry, we are thrilled to offer a full array of consulting services that are unique in both depth and breadth to integration firms, manufacturers, buying groups and beyond,” shared Franklin Karp, CEO and Founder of the new firm. “Over the years, I have worked through thousands of business scenarios and cultivated a tried-and-true suite of the absolute best practices for our partners. Our team’s experience and knowledgebase extends from big-picture items such as financial analysis, reviewing margins and P&L and vendor product assortment, to the more tactical topics including end-customer proposals, company handbooks, team compensation programs, inventory management and more.
Franklin Karp & Co. is now available to advise and train industry business leaders how to cultivate positive professional relationships with team members and multilevel stakeholders to drive organizational growth, increase revenue and improve all aspects of workplace processes. For industry manufacturers and buying groups, the company offers unique insights into their product trends and offerings, dealer relations, support programs and more.
Throughout his renowned career, Franklin Karp created a powerful legacy by leading diverse teams and exceeding performance targets while promoting positive cultures in fast-paced A/V and technology business environments. Franklin has spent his entire work life devoted to the Consumer Electronics industry in high-end retail and custom integration. In the 90s, he was best known for his time with Harvey Electronics, eventually becoming the CEO and helping Harvey successfully emerge from Chapter 11. Franklin led Harvey to a public offering with listing on the NASDAQ Small Cap.
Most recently, Franklin Karp was COO for Audio Video Systems, LLC (AVS) in New York, one of the premiere custom integration firms in the nation. With AVS, he directed all business operations, overseeing more than 80 employees, contributed to 40-percent revenue growth, and fully implemented the company’s new Advanced Verification Process leveraging Millson Systems solutions for building and testing complete systems before deployment. Franklin is a past President of HTSA (Home Technology Specialists of America) and has received numerous awards and accolades.
Business principals and managers can contact Franklin Karp at Franklin@franklinkarp.com or (516) 721-3330.