Headquartered in Wallingford Connecticut, AEON Inc. is a privately held company that dramatically simplifies and improves all business communications, reduces costs and improves revenue opportunities by integrating various forms of communications, such as voice, video, collaboration, and conferencing all into one easy to use and reliable product.
Richard Minervino, Sr.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Minervino is the classic type A entrepreneur, up every morning at 5 AM and on to his exercise machines. He prefers to work holidays and he is more than energetic. He is a very insightful strategist who knows what his customers want.
Starting out over five decades ago in the telecommunications industry, Mr. Minervino had his start at Southern New England Telephone at the top of a manhole @ .85 per hour. He quickly moved through the ranks and became the top salesman. With a burning desire to become an entrepreneur, he borrowed $3,500 from the Telephone Credit Union and founded the first communications consulting practice in the world. He was the first ever in the industry. He traveled all over the world as a Telecommunications Consultant, servicing clients on every continent with the exception of Antarctica. Mr. Minervino was then recruited by the world famous management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton to establish a communications consulting practice.
He was the first in other areas of business as well. He developed a microwave system across the Island of Puerto Rico circumventing the Puerto Rican Telephone Company before deregulation for Commonwealth Oil, Mitsubishi and Union Carbide. His client list reads like a who’s who of American business: IBM, Dean Witter, Duracell, A.T. Cross, Perrier Group, Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Princeton, and others.
He is an innovator, developer, and owner of numerous copyrights and patents. He invented and developed call accounting and personally sold it to dozens of insurance companies starting with Phoenix Mutual, Aetna, Conn. Mutual and dozens of others. Also Wall Street firms, major ad agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather, Grey, J. Walter Thompson and others. Oil companies, Fortune 50, 100, 500 and 1000 firms including 86 IBM locations.
He served as a consultant to Leon Hess, Chairman of Amerada Hess, and designed the security facilities and communications facilities in all locations, including the refinery in St. Croix the Virgin Islands. He was also a Consultant to Harold Geneen, the Chairman of IT&T, for IT&T facilities in the Virgin Islands and Central America.
He developed billing and operating support systems for the wireless and long distance resale industries serving NexTel, Citizens Utilities, AT&T, Bell South and hundreds of others. He developed a university student billing system for Harvard University and 51 other colleges and universities.Mr. Minervino is the founder, owner, and CEO of all of the Minervino Companies. His companies have evolved over the years, offering a variety of services as detailed on this Web site. However, his philosophy has always remained the same, You can’t go wrong doing the right thing.
Chief Marketing Officer
Eric is a recognized marketing and advertising authority with a strong background in ROI-driven brand development, strategic planning, interactive, and web marketing. Producing advertising campaigns for the likes of AMC, McDonald’s, Glaxo Smith Kline, and Warner Brothers. Eric is an innovative problem solver with excellent team management skills and an extensive knowledge of online/offline advertising, and database marketing for both start-ups and established businesses.
Eric can think technically, strategically, and creatively to imagine how to apply new and emerging technologies way ahead of the curve. With development in digital signage, RFID, IPTV, and Web technologies Eric is transforming the future of advertising, training, and digital communications. Prior to joining the company, Eric worked for several of the world’s leading advertising agencies such as Grey Advertising and Euro RSCG Worldwide. He is also a graduate of Full Sail University and a member of SMPTE.
Chief Business Officer
Mr Brooks has a 20+ year track record of sales in the financial market for large institutions: Bankers Trust, Shearson Lehman, Bank of America, and Deutsche Bank. Initially on the trading side, he moved into sales where he handled some of the largest customers in the financial world.
After leaving Wall Street and going into business for himself, Mr Brooks continued to foster relationships with large institutional clients in the project management area. Mr Brooks is a skilled manager who is dedicated to the success of his clients. He brings great energy and experience to his role at AEON.
Mr Brooks is a graduate of Duke University where he was a Co-Captain of the football team. He also attained his MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.