"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own."
This wisdom provides a great outlook and, according to Pete Gallo, a necessary way to live if you’re in business for yourself. Perhaps this is why Pete, a former Studio Owner of the Year, is Home Video Studio’s January Studio Owner of the Month.
“There are many things I like as a business owner,” says Pete, who operates his studio in Hasbrouck Heights NJ, “but the most satisfying is the feeling of self determination and empowerment. When things are up I take pride. Conversely, when things are a little down I take responsibility and action to get them right.”
Gallo, who started his career as an Electrical Engineer, found himself in a precarious position a little over six years ago when he was laid off from his corporate job. Video was a hobby of his and this unexpected circumstance helped him decide it was time to turn it into a profession.
“I knew I wanted to do video for a living, but I had natural concerns about starting from scratch and going it alone,” says Pete. Ironically (or not) he became aware of Home Video Studio and found it was a fit. “It seemed like the perfect foundation because I would be involved with people who had been there before.”
Quick to act Pete attended a Show-N-Tell Saturday Discovery Day, liked what he saw and heard, and became a studio owner. Now Pete has four employees involved with him on a part time basis and many happy clients. Whether it’s Video Transfers, Film Transfer, Video Shooting and Production or any of the other Home Video Studio profit centers he enjoys the diversity and mix of services he offers. His expertise is also on display as a recipient of several Hanley Awards including Best Short Video and Best CD/DVD Label and Imprint.
One award of note that adorns Pete’s studio is the Relationship Mindset Award. The logical and technical world of software and machinery comes easy for Pete, but he is quick to say that a genuine desire to help people is what makes him successful.
Taking control, assuming responsibility and running to serve. Three ingredients that keep Pete Gallo at the top among his peers and make us proud to call him January Studio Owner of the Month.