Richard Spinella, Founding Partner of Xibit Solutions
In 1987 while still in college, Richard Spinella received his first job in the exhibit building industry with Tabery Exhibits in California. What was supposed to be a summer job building crates for big project on the CES show, led to a lifetime career. Rich learned building and fabrication skills. After several years of learning from the ground up about the fabrication and building process at such prestigious companies like Exhibit Group Giltspur, Rich returned to Tabery in an Estimating and Sales position.
Richard agreed to move when offered a position in the early 90′s by then United Expo. When United sold to GES, Richard decided to take a position as an Account Executive with the Freeman Companies in 1993. Here, he was given the opportunity to grow with a company that today is the largest general contractor for trade shows in the United States. Richard continuously outperformed his given sales quota. He traveled the entire country while servicing clients.
In 1999, Hoffend Xpositon opened a location and hired Richard as their National Director of Exhibit Sales. Richard helped Hoffend establish the entire department. Surprisingly, Hoffend sold out to Freeman in 2001 and Richard decided that it would be his time to venture out on his own. In September of 2001, Xibit Solutions was founded and now they are known as one of the leading trade show companies!