Beals has been twice nominated for an ITS International Monitor Award and voted a winner in 1992 for "Best Movie Sound Design" shown at the World's Fair in Spain. In addition, he solo engineered 3 acoustic recordings that won prestigious Downbeat Magazine Awards in 1998 and was nominated for an Addy Award in 2000. Beals has also worked for major television networks like ABC, NBC and ESPN engineering recordings for CD's, television, film, radio, and internet broadcasts. In addition to being a longtime member of the critically acclaimed Sam Rivers' Rivbea Orchestra, he’s also worked on an Emmy award winning television series and recorded several Grammy Award artists.
Beals also has blogging experience and his articles have been featured online with Billboard’s PostPlay, JupiterMedia’s DRM Watch, Digital Music News, The Music Dish Network, Mobile Content News and Digital Media Wire. In addition, he's also been interviewed on Phil Leigh’s Inside Digital Media Program, quoted by the press, and appears on leading industry panels such as CEA, DCIA, NAB, BBC, IMDA, GSMA, and Informa.
Prior to his current Business Development role at IRIDIUM, he spent the last 10 years representing Rogers Communications in the IoT World Alliance and selling global cellular connectivity to Enterprises with TELUS Communications. Before his wireless pursuits, he was recruited from Orlando, FL to Indianapolis, Indiana by Thomson (now known as Technicolor) to be a part of their Advanced Product Development team where he focused on technology and content partnerships for the RCA and Acoustic Research consumer electronic product lines. His leadership on the development of the Wi-Fi Internet Radio earned a CES Design & Innovation Award in 2008 for the new owners - Voxx International (formerly known as Audiovox.) As Director of Business Development, he was also instrumental in the creation of the company's first Apple iOS application and launched the company's consumer facing email marketing campaign.
Beals holds a B.A. in jazz performance from the University of North Florida on scholarship, an A.A. in sound recording/engineering from FullSail Center for the Recording Arts and an M.B.A. from the University of Central Florida with a specialization in Information Systems Management.
Although his first love was music, his career paths have consistently led to the intersection of digital media and technology. He has held numerous roles in the music & entertainment industries for over 25 years working for Walt Disney, Reel People’s Music and Goin’ Native Records. Beals has also worked in the Expendable Launch Vehicle Program (ELV) at the Kennedy Space Center for Boeing as a Communications Specialist. Under NASA’s direction, he provided tele-communication services for national clients by custom designing, installing, and trouble shooting mission critical audio, video and data circuits.
Music Production / Product Development / Global Sales