CEO & Chief Designer
Jim has extensive experience in design and mechanical engineering. Prior to starting Inspired LED in 2008, Jim founded companies that designed minimally invasive surgical tools and crystal oscillators, as well as serving in many design and engineering capacities at companies in the Silicon Valley. Originally from Syracuse, NY, Jim lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for several years, before relocating his home and business to Scottsdale, AZ in the spring of 2011. Jim is married and has twin daughters. Jim@inspiredled.com
Cheryl’s background is in Purchasing, Operations, and Sales Analysis and Planning. Cheryl has a degree in Retail Merchandising from FIDM. Prior to joining Jim at Inspired LED in 2010 Cheryl worked in various operations and planning capacities in retail and the videogame industry for 20+ years. When she’s not working, Cheryl enjoys traveling to California, Hawaii, and New York. Cheryl@inspiredled.com
Business Development & Sales Manager
Grant is an Arizona native who was born and raised in Phoenix. Graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in Business Communication, he has a wide range of experience in Project Management, Product Development, and Business Development. Grant works closely with new and existing customers to develop innovative product designs applied to custom LED applications. As Business Development Manager, he focuses on company growth through OEM Suppliers and Electrical Distribution Channels. When Grant is not working, you can find him outdoors and spending time with family.
Director of Operations
Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, Garrett came to Arizona in 2010 to attend Arizona State University, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. He joined Inspired LED in 2011 as the company’s first official employee, and was instrumental in developing the manufacturing and design processes. Now the Director of Operations, Garrett works closely with all areas of the company in maintaining its high levels of customer service, quality product, and overall productivity. His direct responsibilities include purchasing, receiving, stocking, and inventory/cycle counts. He also assists in the hiring, training, and supervision of assemblers, and customer service. Garrett is a fluent Spanish speaker, and an avid sports fan of the SF Giants, 49ers, and Warriors who also enjoys being active and having a good time. Garrett@inspiredled.com
From all of us here at Inspired LED, to our wonderful customers – thank you very much!
Inspired LED, LLC is a leading LED manufacturer offering the best in easy-to-use home, commercial, and specialty lighting. Since its initial pilot sales program launched in 2009 the company has delivered award-winning service by providing customers with safe, reliable, energy-efficient products at an exceptional value. By continuously working to recognize and serve the growing demands of the industry, Inspired LED has quickly emerged as a frontrunner in LED system design and product development. Inspired LED proudly partners their professional expertise with clients across the country to offer comprehensive lighting solutions for Original Equipment Manufacturing, Research and Development, as well as resale and distribution. With an extensive stock of newly patented and UL listed products manufactured in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Inspired LED’s team of skilled technicians and friendly neighborhood robots are able to customize products to fit almost any form or function.
Manager IT & Marketing
Cody is from Flagstaff, Arizona, with a background as a certified EMT and experience in Software Engineering. As our Manger of IT & Marketing, Cody uses his skills and experience to manage our website and organize marketing strategies, while also providing advanced technical support for our office. Cody is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, and riding his dirt bike. Cody@inspiredled.com
Customer Service Manager
Customer Service Manager, Audi oversees the order fulfillment process, manages purchase orders, returns, and specialty sales, and generally oversees the office to help keep our customers and employees happy! As a California native she is a huge Golden State Warriors fan and loves to go to games as often as possible. Audi also enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, and wine tasting. Audi@inspiredled.com
Customer Service Manager
Rebecca was born and raised in Arizona. She has years of customer service experience which was very beneficial when she joined the Inspired LED team. She played a vital role processing and fulfilling orders as an Order Fulfillment Specialist. Rebecca is now the Customer Service Manager where she spearheads all customer communication and oversees day-to-day operations while providing a productive and motivating working environment. Rebecca is a huge foodie and avid concert goer, she also enjoys hiking and catching a good baseball game. Rebecca@inspiredled.com
Design Analyst Mechanical Engineer
Born in California, Randy earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Arizona State University before coming to work for Inspired LED in 2014. He specializes in helping to design new products, analyzing safety features, gathering material data, and managing specification sheets for new product release. Randy is an avid gamer and a fan of anime, he also enjoys music, drawing, and cooking in his spare time. Randy@inspiredled.com
Lighting Designer Lead
Peter was born and raised in Kalispell, Montana before moving to Arizona with his family. He attended high school here in Tempe where he developed an interest in computers and technology. In 2013, Peter joined Inspired LED as a technical manufacturing specialist, supporting our team through product assembly, custom order fulfillment, technical operations, and inventory. Peter now helps customers in the Design Department, helping to fill out custom layouts and orders of all kinds. Peter enjoys playing guitar and saxophone, reading and writing, and watching too many superhero movies with his son, Olliver, in his spare time. Peter@inspiredled.com
In our Design Department, Daniel works closely with customers from all walks of life. He brings creative ideas to life for avid DIYers, first-time homeowners, contractors and licensed electricians. Utilizing his bilingual skills, and the vast knowledge that he has gained throughout the years, he finds lighting solutions for projects big and small. As a Lighting Designer, Daniel’s duties include designing custom LED systems, order fulfilment, and providing exceptional customer service. As a member of Inspired LED since 2013, Daniel has acquired skills in designing, manufacturing, and shipping. He is very proud of his latest design (and hopefully, future co-worker) 5-month-old baby Julian. Daniel@inspiredled.com
Jamerrino, or “Jam” came to the Valley in 2012 on a football scholarship. He moved to Tempe to begin pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. As a member of Inspired LED since 2015. Jam transitioned from manufacturing to Quality Engineer and is responsible for receiving inspection, vendor management, PCB design, quality assurance, assisting with product assembly, and custom orders. When he is not at work, Jam enjoys working out, hanging out with friends, playing sports, video games, and camping. Jam@inspiredled.com
Order Fulfillment Specialist
Viri graduated from Carl Hayden Highschool in 2009, after graduating she went on to gain experience in the customer service field. She is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. She uses these skills to provide excellent assistance to both our customers and employees. Viri also facilitates the packing and shipping of all of our Amazon shipments. When not at work you can find her playing soccer, watching movies, and spending time with family.
Cortni is from a small Utah town with Arizona roots. She has over 12 years’ experience in the Accounting & HR fields, with only a high school diploma and some college courses she has fought hard for the knowledge and know how to become a proficient Bookkeeper. Cortni is a fast learner and takes everything in stride, she handles the company Payroll, Receivables, Payables, and HR duties that are needed. In her free time Cortni enjoys spending time with her trusty dog, Howie, along with her friends and family either enjoying the Arizona weather, a night out on the town, or a book or movie on the couch. Cortni@inspiredled.com
Order Fulfillment Specialist
Laura is originally from Wisconsin – Go Packers! Her outgoing and friendly personality are two of her greatest traits that leave our customers feeling taken care of. She make sure all orders are shipped to perfection and get out the door in a timely manner. Laura is an avid reader in her spare time and enjoys camping on the weekends! You can always find her relaxing with her hubby and enjoy the Arizona sunshine.
Ty is one of the many Arizona natives that make up our great team! He is currently attending ASU for Construction Management and brings his knowledge and hands-on experience to work every day. He specializes in the manufacturing of our LED lighting fixtures and is always up for a highly custom challenge! When Ty isn’t at work you will catch him horseback riding, playing sports, or on stage singing karaoke surrounded by his friends. Ty has become such an important part of the Inspired LED team.
AJ is our longest standing Lighting Technician and someone we like to call, The Lord of Manufacturing. He knows our product line better than anyone and is beginning to move into mastering Amazon fulfillment. In his free time, AJ loves playing video games, watching UFC fights, and just hanging out with his family. A fun fact about AJ is the he is a Call of Duty champion!
Introducing our newest member to the team, Daniel Gonzalez! Daniel is currently attending high school and will be graduating in the fall. As one of our Lighting Technicians, and skilled manufacturers, he bring his excitement and willingness to learn to the job every day. His work experience has helped him adapt to the daily rush of orders as he quickly turns them around with precision and accuracy. On the he loves hanging out with friends and going to church. Daniel’s friendly demeanor is sure to light up any room!