CDG is led by principal consultant, Ernie Beck. With 10 years experience in audiovisual and unified communication systems design, his mission is to create technology systems and solutions that enhance end-user experiences in our built environments.
Ernie founded Capture Design Group with the goal of offering professional technology consulting services to both private and public sector clients, as well as established commercial systems integrators. He got his start as a field technician and soon worked his way into positions in system sales, engineering, project management, and consulting. He draws on these experiences to offer clients a well-rounded perspective on their technology visions and deployments.
His experience includes consulting and designing on commercial-grade sound and video systems for the Department of Defense, Global Enterprise, and world-renown Higher Education facilities.
Ernie is a public proponent for the Pro-AV industry and its value in the emerging STEM fields. In 2018, Ernie was named one of Commercial Integrator's 40 Top Influencers Under 40 list. His writing has been published in rAVe publications and System Contractor News. In 2017, he founded Integrate Baltimore, a non-profit focused on increasing access to careers in the industry.
He attended the Sheffield Institute for Recording Arts in Baltimore, MD and is an active InfoComm CTS-D holder, AVIXA member, and BICSI member. Ernie lives outside of Baltimore, MD with his wife and two children. He's an avid guitarist and loves to travel and be outdoors.