We had the good fortune of connecting with Jeffrey Skalny and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jeffrey, every day, we about how much execution matters, but we think ideas matter as well. How did you come up with the idea for your business?
I had recently moved to Las Vegas and was doing a lot of contract work around the country. I was at a trade show conversing with a business contact at Meridian Audio, a high-end audio manufacturer. During the conversation, I asked who their dealer in Las Vegas was because I wanted to see if I could help them out with calibrations and installations. I was informed that they didn’t currently have a dealer in Las Vegas. I asked what would be required for me to become the dealer and was told I needed a physical showroom and I had to purchase some demo equipment.

This started the ball rolling. I had many years of experience working on large estates with luxury entertainment systems and complex smart home control systems. As I thought about it, I realized my passion didn’t lie in a dedicated audio/video showroom. Not one to stop at a negative, I started thinking about how I could incorporate an audio/video showroom into something more.

One day I realized something that was common in all of my most successful clients’ homes…ART! I also thought about how people were treating music and movies as a commodity. This is when I started to realize that part of my passion is helping people appreciate art and artists and that this didn’t stop with oil paintings and museums. I believe that the convenience with which we can obtain music allows people to take it for granted. I also feel that we tend to be oblivious to craftsmanship as an art form that touches us daily.

This is when I decided to create an art gallery to help remind us all that music, literature, and craftsmanship are all forms of art that enrich our lives. By creating an immersive gallery environment featuring traditional art forms at the forefront supported by luxury speakers, music, and an appreciation for artists, I found one of the major cores for my business.

What should our readers know about your business?
One of the fundamental focuses of my business is listening to my clients and what is important to them. This helps us create valuable solutions that improve their lives. Anyone can create cheap options or portray expensive options as the ultimate in value, but it takes experience and true understanding to create real value.

I am most proud when I visit a client’s home or business and realize that something my company provided is positively affecting their daily life. Whether I visit and they are playing music, have a piece of art prominently displayed, or they recount a story of entertaining friends with ease because of solutions we provided, it all warms my soul.

I am where I am because every day I focus on delivering what I promise, learning from my mistakes, and avoiding making the same mistake more than once. I enjoy challenging myself and I am not afraid to make a mistake. The measure of a person or business is not in how few mistakes they make, but rather in how they handle things when they make a mistake. If you aren’t making mistakes, you are not challenging yourself.

The best way to overcome most challenges is to focus on solutions, not blame. After you find the solutions, you can analyze what led to the challenge and how to avoid it in the future.

I would like the world to know that when they work with Private Technology Group and Alpha Voyage Gallery, they are helping beautify the world with art, supporting artists, and receiving solutions designed to improve their lives.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would focus on the balance between the known and unknown, between city and nature, and between planned and spontaneous.

We would have to visit the strip and Fremont Street to take in the spectacle the is Las Vegas. To contrast this, a visit to Red Rock Canyon for a hike through the beauty and majesty of nature that surrounds the over-the-top creation known as Las Vegas.

One day would start at the pool in Circa or possibly a pool party depending on the DJs on the strip. This would be followed by a stop in the Double Down Saloon to catch a live band playing and experience the raw energy. We would also have to visit some of the Karaoke bars. I don’t sing, but there are some extremely talented and entertaining singers in Vegas and I enjoy the atmosphere.

We would check out some of the amazing street art throughout Vegas with a stop at my gallery to appreciate the experience I have created. We would also visit some of the great small galleries focusing on local artists, including Core Contemporary and Domsky Glass.

For food, we would find the right mix of fine dining and small family-owned restaurants. One of my favorite things to do when I am out of town on business is to visit small little restaurants and avoid chains. A good way to learn about the culture, and create memories, is to experience local food as created by local families. There is something satisfying about finding that hidden gem that only the locals know about. In Vegas, there are so many great options that I struggle to name them, but Capo’s, Mary’s Hash House, Lotus of Siam, Le Thai, Da Lat, and Umiya Sushi come to mind. I would also make a point to try some places I have never been, because good or bad, it could be the most memorable dining experience of the trip.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Navot of Spire Integrated Systems in Michigan. Navot taught me a lot about running a successful business. It was my time at Spire that prepared me for my current adventure.

Website: https://privatetechgroup.com

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Image Credits
Jeffrey Skalny LeCarl Williams Maria Del Mar Bran Ortiz

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