Eli Eisenberg, CEO of Reisterstown-based multimedia production company VPC Inc., says success hasn’t always been a given. The business has weathered some hard times, he said, through the power of positive thinking and the belief in doing right by its team members.
“Some of the times were so challenging, business partners didn’t draw full paychecks just to ensure we could make payroll,” Eisenberg said. “We treat our staff as family and need to ensure their sustainability. You must have a positive outlook all of the time; push away negativity and forge ahead with passion.”
Eisenberg founded VPC, which specializes in content creation, live event production, digital signage and audio/video systems integration, in 1992. The company currently employees 16 people and has experienced exponential growth.
Eisenberg says success is a result of an encouraging culture that promotes teamwork and views the whole as greater than the sum of its parts.
“There is no greater joy than to empower your team members, have them move outside their comfort zone and spread their wings to succeed,” Eisenberg said. “I have challenged every single member of our staff and it’s a pleasure to watch them adjust and grow.”
Before launching VPC, Eisenberg served as video director for Baltimore Orioles Productions and project manager for the Maryland Stadium Authority.
Eisenberg gives back to the community through his work with the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation, and he serves as a mentor for University of Maryland, Baltimore County students majoring in broadcasting, entrepreneurship and journalism.
“I’ve learned that there is no straight road or single path to success,” Eisenberg said. “My mindset is ‘don’t tell me no – show me how.’ ”