Meet The Audio/Visual Team
Rick Best, Certified Senior Account Manager
Jacob Frederickson,
Account Manager

Phone: 503-287-1125

Cathy Steinberg, 
Nationally Certified Executive​Recruiter-AV/IT and Acoustics

Phone: (503)287-8701 (1133)



Rick has 30 years of experience in recruiting technical candidates. He has specialized for the last 9 years in Audio Visual and actively maintains his knowledge of the Audio Visual industry by immersing himself in AV industry magazines and events. Rick is a true professional; he understands the industry and the issues it faces. Over the last 9 years Rick has developed thousands of connections in the A/V industry. He has a reputation as an exceptional recruiter. 

"I understand the industry and the issues they face, I am very well connected and have an excellent reputation as a recruiter. I am honest, straightforward, and protect a candidate’s or client’s confidentiality. "
Having recently joined MR Portland, my main focus is to search for great talent for my firm’s Audio Visual client companies. The A/V recruitment team has over 20 years of combined experience locating the talent our clients need to continue to drive their businesses. I have a passion for the latest technology and identifying high valued talent that is becoming increasingly difficult to find. The AV industry is constantly evolving with new innovations where competition is driving our clients to seek only the best talent and producers. These are some of the reasons why I truly enjoy the clients and candidates whom I interact with in the Audio Visual industry.

On weekends and in my spare time you can catch me skateboarding on Portland’s waterfront, snow skiing or spending time with my extensive family.

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today”

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

I'm a Recruiting Partner in the one of the most recognized Audio Visual + AV-IT-VC for System Integrators, Consulting Engineer, Staging, and Acoustic Industries. I specialize finding, recruiting, and placing the top Design Engineers, Project Managers, Programmers, Field Engineers, Lead Technicians, Account Executives, and Leaders in the nation.

“Cathy understands the needs of the AV-IT Industry. She has terrific instincts for discovering highly-talented, client-focused, team players at all levels. I would highly recommend Cathy Steinberg.”
President of a National AV-IT firm (10/2017)

My goal is to find the right solutions for my clients and assist candidates in advancing their careers.

My Specialities:

*AV-IT/Multi-media Consulting Engineers: Designers, Acousticians, Project Managers, Leadership
*AV-IT/VC System Integration: Designers, Account Managers, Project Managers, Programmers, Lead Technicians
*Staging Technical Directors, Project Managers, Sales, Leadership
*Acoustics: Consultants, Associates, Principals within the Architectural, Environmental, Noise & Vibration