Objective

Entrepreneur Raymond Sjolseth has founded and managed successful small businesses and industry-leading companies in southern California for more than a decade. Recognized for his abilities in building innovative, cooperative cultures and environments at his enterprises, he also possesses on-the-job training and expertise in product development, engineering, marketing, and branding, and technology integration. Raymond Sjolseth currently applies these abilities, as well as proven skills in team building and business communications, at Seesmart, Inc., and Progress 44, Inc.As cofounder and President of Seesmart in Simi Valley, California, Raymond Sjolseth leads development of energy-efficient lighting solutions for the home and business, using light-emitting diode (LED) technology. A global competitor in the LED market, Seesmart designs and manufactures a wide range of LED products, including exterior and interior lighting, decorative lights, and high- and low-bay lighting. The company delivers these products to a diverse customer base through an international network of authorized distributors and dealers. Seesmart customers range from government agencies and schools to lighting-supply retailers and Fortune 500 companies. Seesmart also consults with business executives and property owners on implementing custom and cost-effective lighting solutions to achieve sustainability goals and objectives.Raymond Sjolseth has long succeeded in creating and selling a variety of companies. He cofounded one of his first businesses, Meridian Automotive Design, in 2001 and sold the custom-vehicle design-and-fabrication company two years later. From 2007 to 2010, he served as cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of ASK Diversified Partners, Inc., which operated several business divisions including third-party logistics and a complete cabinet-manufacturing business serving real estate investment trusts.

Experience

Seesmart, Inc.

President & Co-Founder

Jan 2008 - Present | Simi Valley, CA

Manufacturer of LED Lighting products for general illumination.

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