Al Maiorano

Chairman & CEO

As a multiple Emmy and Peabody award-winning, full-service production company, Televersemedia acheived dominant market share in original content for the web, mobile, and broadcast sectors. The combined companies now provide a comprehensive offering of “concept to screen” services available under one roof to all clients. The client roster essentially forms a ‘Who’s Who’ of the industry’s A-list, such as ESPN, A&E, The History Channel, Travel, TruTV, Food Network, Miramax Films, Hearst Corporation, Rodale Press, and Digitas. In 2007 Al co-founded, financed, and coordinated marketing and sales efforts to launch HandmadeTV’s “Holiday Kitchen” sponsored by Unilever and KitchenAid.

In 1997 Al founded Elements, which has become the leading post-production operation in Connecticut and home to the first Avid, uncompressed, non-linear editing system in the country. Now part of the Televerse Studios Post Production Goup it employs numerous ‘Best in Class’ editors and designers.

From 1995 through 1997, he served as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Palace Production Center located in Norwalk, CT. During his tenure with the company, Al increased sales from $1.5M to $4M by building a strong graphic arts department and launching the first fully digital editing suite in the state. Al oversaw all aspects of marketing and public relations in addition to technical operations. Many Palace production clients followed Al when he founded Televersemedia including ESPN, Outdoor Life Network, TNN, CMT, Deloitte, and Philips Medical.

Previously, Al served as Senior Editor and Vice President of Operations for Image Productions. His reputation as a forward thinking, early adopter of changing technology enabled Image Productions to achieve recognition boosting sales of 1000% growth in just 2 years. In 1984, Al founded Visual EFX to help Image Productions provide superior VHS duplication service. HD encoding, HD closed captioning, HD standards conversion
encoding, transcoding, and asset preservation.

Al was a member of the launch team for Satellite News Channel where he helped develop and implement satellite switching technology for network operations and was responsible for monitoring all satellite traffic for the network. He began his professional career in broadcast in 1979 working as a studio technician and editor, ultimately becoming Technical Director for “SportsCenter: Primetime Edition.”

Prior to founding his companies, Al was a prolific independent editor in both NYC and CT on numerous broadcast and cable programs such as “60 minutes,” “CBS Eye On,” “What Every Baby Knows,” “ABC After School,” “Julia Child’s Bon Appetite,” “Dr. Seuss,” the “Jacque Pepin and Julia” series, CMT and TNN promos, ESPN’s “Summer Sizzle,” as well as industrial and trade show stylized content. During this period, Al won the industrial category at the International Film Festival for his innovative approach to Philips RSNA video wall. He also produced “Kiana’s Flex Appeal,” which became the number one fitness program in America and won Best Documentary at the New York Film Festival in 1987 for producing “Document: The History of the Document.” Many client relationships developed during this time still remain.

Al has been recognized by the Small Business Administration as an “Outstanding Leader in Business” in the state of Connecticut. He received his Bachelor of Science in 1979 from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT. Al taught as adjunct faculty at SCSU and then at Quinnipiac University from 1979 through 2006. During his tenure, he has placed over 200 individuals in video production operations and broadcasting, some of whom today are senior managers at cable and broadcast organizations throughout the US.

Al resides in Bethany, CT, with his wife Kim. They have three children and one beautiful granddaughter. Al is a passionate automobile, motorcycle, boating, and flying aficionado who has been restoring and showing Corvettes and Harley Davidsons for more than 15 years.