Brilliant AV was founded in 2014 with Matt Walin as CEO and President with a hand in every aspect of the client experience. “We fundamentally focus on providing our clients with the consultation and service to maximize the enjoyment and empowerment over their constantly evolving technology. Our clients deserve to enjoy the benefits of technology as well as the overall service experience.”
Before the formation of Brilliant AV, he had been involved with the Home Electronics business for over 30 years thanks to his father’s alarm business started in the 80’s. Matt learned at a young age not only how to wire, install, and program electronic systems but more importantly how to serve the client. In 1998, Matt joined Stary Technologies as a Lead Technician but within a few months was named Operations Manager and quickly thereafter Vice President. Matt’s leadership and management skills were instrumental in the growth and success of StaryTech and his participation lasted until 2007 when Matt struck out into his own entrepreneurial venture, The Walin Group. In 2014 The Walin Group merged operations with Stary Technologies to create Brilliant AV.
Matt is married and has a teenage son. As passionate as Matt is about his company, his true passion is for creating and playing music, and owns a record label in which he can pursue this creative venture.
Contact Matt: (949) 799-2916
Steve has grown up around consumer electronics and technology. As a second generation entrepreneur, Steve was trained from a young age that problems are just solutions that haven’t been found yet. Steve’s first business venture was launched at the age of 16 in the computer graphic arts and desktop publishing industry. At 22, Steve and his father Paul launched a dedicated “smart home” company which later merged with Paul’s home theater business to become Stary Technologies, Inc. Due to this rich history, Steve possesses a unique blend of technical expertise, business experience and creative talent.
Steve is a CEDIA Certified Professional Designer (CCPD) and Licensed California Electrical (C-10) Contractor. His manufacturer certifications include Lutron Homeworks, RadioRA & Shades, Control4, and Crestron. Steve is a graduate of Management Action Programs and has applied these skills to create one of the most respected firms of its kind in Orange County. Steve is a highly regarded authority on lighting design, lighting controls, electronic systems architecture, user interface design, computer systems, and business management.
In his off time, Steve is dedicated to his wife and two children and his faith in Jesus Christ. Steve volunteers his time to organizations in the community, serving on the board of directors for Business LIFE Ministry and the Newport Harbor High School Drama Foundation.
Contact Steve: (949) 799-2917