Marek never ceases to amaze me. He is the most passionate and inspirational mentor that I ever worked with. I attribute the vast majority of my success and business prowess to Marek's leadership. His ability to motivate a team to victory is astounding and his dedication to his friends and family is unmatched. I look forward to working with and learning from Marek for many years to
James Ednie - Owner, Rock For Life Program
Marek is one of the finest professionals, highly educated, and the best down to earth human you find. Honest and humorous, and always accountable and reliable. If I had the choice to work with on any project that needs his skills, By far he's my first choice!
Jose Blanco - Special Accounts Manager at Guitar Center
There is not enough space here to describe Marek so here is what I think in a nutshell. If you are tired of running your company or you are not being successful at it, hire Marek and that will be the end of that, Rate 1 to 10 = 15 The best leader in the industry period.
Jay Morrissey Director of Sales - EMI Division - National Accounts at Casio USA
Simply said, Marek is one of the reasons I'm still in this business. I look for mentors, and there's better than this guy - great businessman, great human being. To put it bluntly, when I was ready to bail on the whole thing, Marek not only made the gig seem doable, he made it seem fun. Besides being brilliant, he's also one of the best, most entertaining presenters I've ever seen. Nobody asked me to recommend Marek either - this is just how I feel.
D. Dino Virella - Sales Associate at Coldwell Banker Burlingame
Marek brings unrivaled energy to anything he does. Driven and knowledgeable Marek not only understands audio gear but he understands the people who use the gear. Always passionate, always teaching and always a lot of fun.
Frank Joseph - Director of Marketing & Sales | Lifestyle Division at Harman International
Marek has a unique ability to form an organic environment within the most complex situations. He made the day to day challenges in retail insignificant to the front-line worker. I’ve always respected his direction and drive for wanting to deliver the best possible product to his audience.
Dylan Page - Systems Administrator at ISPRIME
I could go on for days and re-tell the same amazing and fabulous recommendations that Marek sure to receive for days to come... I'll save you a whole bunch of reading... MAREK STYCOS IS A GENIUS.
Michael J. Logue - Director of Collaboration at Reusable Solutions Group
Marek's creative approach to leadership and his great love for life makes any interaction with him something to look forward to. He always delivers the goods.....
The best boss I ever had! Incredibly creative, the hardest worker you'll meet, passionate in everything he does to the point of inspiring greatness in others, knows pro audio as well as anyone and really is instrumental on so many levels in influencing the MI
Eric Blackmer - Sales @Earthworks Audio
Marek hardly needs a recommendation from me or anyone. He is a force of nature in the Pro world. In my experience he has been a fearless campaigner for quality and personal growth. Everyone he comes in contact with benefits from his enthusiasm, knowledge and drive. His clarity of vision is legend. Marek will find a way to help you do what you need to do to get where you need to be, and you will have fun in the process. I have experienced him having a different approach to an issue than the usual, but I have never experienced him being wrong in anything he has put his mind to. Hiring Marek would not be a mistake. Not hiring Marek would be!
Over the course of an 18 year career in retail I have worked with hundreds of people exhibiting entire spectrum of talent, and I count myself very fortunate to have worked with Marek and see his magic. I have never met anyone that possessed so many gifts and shared them so effortlessly and efficiently with line level teams and senior officers alike. He has deep technical knowledge, but he can present difficult concepts in a way anyone can understand. He consistently delivers results, but he does so by inspiring buy-in from entire teams and gracefully entwines hard work with a contagious sense of humor. He is creative and gifted as an artist but he also understands better than most how businesses run and succeed. He has retained a unique voice and forged his own path in an industry that too often produces clones. If you or your company needs to get something accomplished with lasting results, stop looking and go to Marek
Jared Koeppel - Corporate Recruiter at HYTORC Division UNEX Corporation
Marek is truly a one-of-a-kind individual who first and foremost understands the value of relationships. He is a technical genius with a passion for teaching and spreading wisdom to anyone who will listen. He is recognized in the audio world as a "guru". He makes it clear that he doesn't want to be "that guy" who doesn't pick up the phone and always promptly answers messages. A good manager is one who gets more out of people than they normally would have achieved on their own without that push. Marek has proven to be that type of manager time and time again, The best part is that he doesn't try to get there by using fear and/or control. He does it by earning the trust and admiration of all that work with him, a rare find in the corporate business world.
Kevin Waites - Senior Trainer at Academy Sports + Outdoors
Marek's ability to motivate and inspire is well beyond exceptional. It has been a privilege and personal honor to work for Marek.
Kenric Knecht - Director Human Resources at Guitar Center
Creative, Driven, Analytical, Long-term Vision, carries more chops than Sam the Butcher! Marek is cut from a cloth that only few can wear. If you want all that plus a GREAT SET OF EARS, he is your man with the plan. CALL HIM NOW, PHONE LINES ARE OPEN!
Lofty Whitaker - Account Manager at Audix Microphones
How this guy could juggle being pro-audio guru, retail rock star and outdoorsman extraordinaire I have NO idea. All I can say is there must be more hours in his day than mine. Powerhouse personality and pro-audio chops galore. Hire him before your competition does!
Jonathan Parker - Regional Vice President - East at Guitar Center
Probably the best Pro audio, Recording person in our company. He has raised the bar on how departments look over the past 5 years and the crews have never been better trained on the products we sell or on how to merchandise them.
Ben Krumholz - Sound Engineer and System Tech at Maryland Sound International
One of the most passionate, dedicated, and determined leaders that I have ever met. It was motivating and rewarding experience working on his team. Able to think outside the box and imagine unreal possibilities. Superb hiker and stout consumer.
Herb Venticinque - Brand Manager-Fitness Junkie
Mr. Stycos is not only a wealth of information about the Pro-Audio world, but a well rounded altogether. His plethora of life experiences allow him to relate to several clients, business associates and colleagues from all walks of life. I am looking forward to the next time we work again.
C.J. Lewis - Principal at The Marshank Group
Marek is a one-of-a-kind manager, a very effective leader and motivator. He set himself apart as an innovator and visionary in the industry, and would be a very high-level addition to any forward thinking, out of the box company who wants a strong leader who knows how to fight with the soldiers, yet lead from the top.
Bill Valente - Transportation Compliance Analyst at G3 Enterprises
Marek has always been a leader and a teacher. He has helped me reach the position I'm in now, and has always been there are a pillar of support.
M.S. Robinson - Experienced Entertainment Equipment Executive
Fearless trailblazer, world traveler and leader of the fight against inferior audio worldwide. A great mentor and visionary...and proud to say my friend.
David (DJ) Jones - Co Owner at Paladin Petroleum
Marek's extensive knowledge and experience make him an invaluable resource.
Terry Lively - Program Leader: Digital Game Design at Southwest Career and Technical Academy
Always a wealth of knowledge and advice, Marek's enthusiasm for excellence is unparalled.