Who We Are

Who We Are

BRAVAS is a leading national technology integrator that provides Beautiful Places and Smart Spaces where our customers live, work, and play. Focused on the luxury market, BRAVAS completes more than 3,500 residential and commercial projects across the US every year. We sell and support everything from lighting, shades, and A/V to networking, security systems, and power management.

beautiful places. smart spaces.

BRAVAS Integrators work with home owners, designers, architects, and builders to build in seamless smart home technology to the next generation of luxury homes. How you live matters even more than where you live. Experience built-in bespoke home technology solutions designed to optimize your family’s health, enjoyment, and lifestyles.

live your best lifestyle.

Get the best sleep of your life with lighting and window solutions that deliver the perfect brightness, color, and saturation throughout the day and total restorative darkness at night.
Cut through the noise with sound damping interiors and the right mix of professionally designed audio systems.
Enhance your environment with pristine quality air, water, and climate control.
Spark joy by building in and hiding away devices and cables and designing your home around the people and activities that you love.

run on a single control system.

Managing smart home technology from dozens of apps on your phone isn’t very smart at all. BRAVAS creates home technology platforms that bring your home to life with streamlined automation and singular control.

build on a smart foundation.

Integrate smart home technology into the design and construction of your next luxury home. BRAVAS is here to help you make the right decisions about the technology infrastructure you need to build a home designed to inspire and enhance your life.

Our Leadership


Nigel

Nigel
Dessau

CEO

Over his 30-year career, Nigel has worked at almost every level of marketing in companies big and small. Prior to BRAVAS, Nigel was President and Chief Marketing Officer of a healthcare startup Wellsmith and has been CMO at Stratus Technologies, Advanced Micro Devices and StorageTek. Nigel started work for IBM first in the UK and the USA.

Ryan

Ryan
Anderson

President

Ryan was elected by a group of his peers to move forward in leadership for BRAVAS. Prior to his role as BRAVAS CEO, Ryan created and ran Elevated Electronics for 15 years. He has industry experience of over 20 years and proves to be a strong leader, with a specialization in managing entrepreneurs and strong personalities. Originally from the Boston area, Ryan relocated to Kansas City in his youth and went on to graduate from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s in communication, minoring in psychology.

Douglas

Douglas
Klein

CFO

Douglas has over twenty-five years of experience serving as CFO and CEO of emerging and fast growth companies in the consumer electronics, SaaS, medical devices, business durable goods, and consumer durable goods industries, and has served on multiple boards of directors. Doug earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from Purdue University in 1983, joining Continental Bank in Chicago after graduation. He earned his MBA from Northwestern University in 1992 and relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Chris where they reside today. They have three adult children.

Jay

Jay
Vandermyde

COO

Jay has focused on Operations and Finance during his 26 years as an owner and entrepreneur, he has developed a strong skill set and intuition towards building and running an efficient, productive, and most importantly, profitable business in the Custom Electronics industry. After graduating in 1994 with an Engineering Degree and Business Minor and working for some time as an Engineer, he realized that a career in that field wasn’t the best path for him and became Operations Manager at J.J. Orion.

Jim

Jim
Boots

CRO

Jim joined BRAVAS with extensive experience leading sales teams and has driven significant revenue expansion in lean organizations. He is valued as an energetic leader who can deliver results by building highly effective teams that creatively execute the strategy with a "win the day" focus to achieve business outcomes. Before BRAVAS, Jim was Chief Revenue Officer at Alert 360 Security & Automation and Vice President of Sales for ASG Security, Protection One, and PSI Security.

BRAVAS is expanding all the time.

BRAVAS was formed when 15 of the country’s best Custom Integrators joined together. As a company, we have dedicated ourselves to being recognized nationwide as the lifetime solutions partner for the ever-changing world of essential technologies for luxury homes that create beautiful places and smart spaces. As we expand our footprint across the USA, we are always looking to work with other Custom Integrators who want to be part of the team.

If you are interested in becoming part of the BRAVAS team, let us know.

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