Our entire team has deep backgrounds in radio, music and technology. Their attention to product development and commitment to delivering highly personalized customer service is unmatched in the industry. Call us today and experience the Powergold difference.
Lance Olvey is the mind behind Powergold’s music scheduling software programming code. A devotee of database architecture and algorithm design, Lance was geek long before it was chic.
One of the original authors of Powergold for Windows, and a Micropower team member for two decades, Lance is continually enhancing the science of music scheduling. He is constantly amazed and inspired by the complexities involved with music scheduling as well as the client-created internal systems with which Powergold must integrate.
Lance graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Information Science, and a minor in Accounting. He is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.
Lance enjoys spending time with his wife and kids at their cabin, photography, flying UAVs and participating in the maker movement.
Brandon is the operational glue that binds the Powergold team. Since joining Powergold in 2000, Brandon has learned the business inside out, advancing from client support, to general management, to COO.
It’s a good thing that Brandon is an avid runner and CrossFitter. He’s proven especially agile in helping our clients whenever the need arises.
One of our most well-rounded team members, Brandon is a magna cum laude graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Health Sciences – the perfect prep for life in the radio industry. He also enjoys traveling with his wife, arranging entire vacations around new food experiences. Yet it’s probably chasing his three dogs that helps him keep his youthful figure.
Director, Client Services
A Powergold team member for more than two decades, Jimmy is a true broadcast industry all-star. Since the 1980s he’s served as an on-air personality, music director and program director, so he has extensive first-hand experience in local radio.
Jimmy also holds Bachelor’s (1994) and Master’s (1997) degrees in Broadcast Journalism from University of Arkansas at Little Rock. When it comes to understanding your goals and challenges, he’s a natural.
Support & Training
A highly sought-after multi-instrumentalist, producer, recording engineer and music educator, you could say music is in Brent’s DNA.
This talented individual has shared stages with artists such as Willie Nelson, Reverend Horton Heat, Junior Brown, Alex Chilton and Kinky Friedman. He is a current member of Mulehead, the Salty Dogs, the Brian Nahlen Band, the Wildflowers, Go Fast and Big Boss Line.
A Powergold team member since 2007 Brent enjoys talking shop with music programmers around the world. A passionate musicologist, his favorites include France Gall, Gram Parsons and Fitz & the Tantrums.
Sales, US and Canada
Brenda’s name has been synonymous with successful radio industry products and services since the days of disco. Jingles, digital audio systems, traffic and billing software, production libraries – Brenda has done it all, and she’s worked with the best owners, programmers and consultants in the business.
Brenda first represented Powergold DOS during her long tenure with TM Century, beginning a relationship with the music scheduler and our clients that continues to this day. She is particularly inspired by how happy Powergold users are with the product, and enjoys helping clients succeed in the markets they serve.
A music lover whose husband is a guitarist, Brenda’s other passions include art, gardening, animals, nature and fitness. She also advocates for her son who is on the autism spectrum, participating in related therapies and groups with him.
Sales Manager/UK and Ireland
A lifelong radio fan, Steve was one of many UK broadcasters who set out to sea in leaky boats to deliver music and personality to pop-starved masses. Back on shore, he achieved considerable success in Irish and British radio, including the top-rated morning drive show at one station.
An interest in computing compelled Steve to hang up his headphones and join the Powergold team in 2001. He is a recognized authority on Powergold and computerized music scheduling concepts, and has trained staff in the technology at many of the world’s leading radio brands. Always searching for new ideas, Steve has helped Powergold introduce some of the industry’s most creative and innovative scheduling techniques.
When not helping stations maximize their scheduling creativity, Steve dabbles in radio, voiceovers and volunteers with his local Scout troop.
Sales, Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Few people know computerized music scheduling like Lutz, who has been with the Powergold team since 2000. In fact, Lutz earned his university diploma by writing a paper on Radio Automation Systems. He later served as product manager for the design of a music scheduling program used exclusively by a leading German pop and classical public broadcaster.
Lutz has traveled extensively, training staff in music scheduling techniques at many famous radio stations. He collaborates daily with our UK representative, Steve Silby, via the internet, creating and refining new scheduling concepts suggested by some of Germany and Austria’s largest radio networks.
Lutz’s value to our team – and your radio station – is pure gold.
Peter van Klei
Sales and Support, Central Europe
Holland-born Peter van Klei has a passion for radio that extends back to the mid-1980s when he began working as a volunteer for radio stations in the Netherlands. He coupled that passion with studies in both information and communications technology and electronics.
In the early 1990s, Peter combined his knowledge of ICT and radio, and his interest in music, by joining M&I Broadcast Services, the leading broadcast technologies reseller based in Hilversum, Netherlands.
Peter led a team responsible for making Powergold, Dalet, and Omniplayer Radio Automation Software the broadcast tools of choice throughout Holland.
Today, Peter is responsible for Powergold sales and marketing throughout Europe and is a widely regarded as an expert consultant in music scheduling.
Sales and Support, Mexico & Latin America
Born in Mexico City, Enrique began his personal and professional affair with music as a DJ in clubs across Mexico during the 1980s.
He moved to the United States in 1991 to work in the radio industry, serving as an on-air personality, music director and program director. He also began using Powergold Music Scheduling. He liked the product so much that he decided to share his passion for Powergold with others.
Since returning to Mexico in 2010, Enrique has been consulting with radio stations and groups on achieving the best format and music control as Powergold’s Latin America representative.
Enrique is an avid collector of vinyl, CDs and vintage hi-fi systems, and he has three very cool cats.
Sales and Support, Worldwide
+1 (818) 295-5800 ext. 238
A lifelong Los Angelino and true Southern California native, Jessica is a UCLA and Whittier Law School graduate. She joined Radio Express in 1997, starting in Radio Content and Advertising Sales.
She progressed to Traffic Manager and then Senior Vice President of Sales, a role that now includes marketing. Jessica has worked with a range of premium global brands, including Coca-Cola, Heineken and Cadbury. She’s also consulted with stations in over 150 countries, delivering branded content, programming, music and production services.
Jessica enjoys traveling, going to the gym and hanging out with her husband and their dog, Popeye.
Sales and Support, Russia & CIS
Veronica made her start in the radio industry in the early 1990s by representing a number of first-class US content and equipment solutions in Russia and the neighboring Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Since that time, Powergold remains a key product in the ProRadio line-up.
Under her guidance, Powergold has become the leading music scheduling software in the region and the primary product that Veronica sells and supports.
Assisting her in this task since 2002, Nadezhda Volobueva is a key member of the Powergold Russia team who covers the office during Veronica’s client visits.
Sales and Support, South Africa
Sello Madisha – Empirical
System Technical Support
+27(079) 175 5972
Cathy Brookes – Empirical
Products and Licenses
+27(083) 258 3836
Empirical represents Powergold and other best-in-class software solutions from around the word. More than 60 stations across SA currently run software installed and supported by Empirical.