Tony has built a critically acclaimed and award winning career as an engineer and record producer. He has earned more than 50 gold and platinum albums for his work that began under the tutelage of the great Barry Gordy at Motown in Detroit. His production credits include artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Bon Jovi, Talking Heads, The Ramones, Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith, Gloria Gaynor and Star Wars by Meco.
Bongiovi conceived, designed and built the legendary Power Station Studios in Manhattan. Their clients include: Madonna, AC/DC, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Mariah Carey and many others. A recognized expert in acoustical engineering, Bongiovi has served as a consultant for 3M Corporation, Turner Broadcasting, BASF Corp., and CBS to improve the sound quality and acoustical environment for The Late Show with David Letterman.
"Girls Gone Dead" marks his 4th financed directorial effort.
Joe Butera, Jr.
Founding & Managing Partner
Joe directs administration, design, technology application and implementation and new business development of the company.
Although diverse in his interests and accomplished musician, Joe enjoys spending time on the water fishing, sailing and diving.
Joe also is the administrator for the Power Station certified Avalon Recording facility in Port Saint Lucie.
Ron conceived and coordinated all phases of start-up and rollout including capitalization, concept and development of the business plan, building of the management team, administration, operations and strategic relationships.
A longtime musician and avid outdoorsman, Ron enjoys watersports and participates in offshore saltwater fishing tournaments. He is an admitted and shameless Miami sports fan.
Steve has an extensive background in finance and strategic planning and oversees all aspects of corporate finance and business development.
Steve is avid supporter of the performing arts and is President of the Board of the Philadelphia-based Koresh Dance Company. Steve’s toughness and tenacity is evidenced by his being a lifelong Philly sports fan.
Managing Director, Producer & Engineer
Touring musician turned recording engineer & producer. Rob has worked on records with legendary producers & engineers like Tony Bongiovi & Ron Saint Germain with artists such as Scott Stapp (Creed), T-Pain (Sony Music), Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Jesse James Dupree (Jackyl, TruTV’s Full Throttle Saloon), Morgan Rose & John Connolly (SevenDust), and audio for TV production such as MTV’s Road Rules.
Rob also designed and built the current Power Station Recording Studios in Pompano Beach, FL with the acoustical design expertise of Tony Bongiovi. He joined forces with Bongiovi Entertainment in the mid 1990s and has a background in developing tactful funding and production opportunities for various artist development projects.
Rob operates & manages the Power Station facility in Pompano Beach as well as manages company projects. Rob is also involved in business development opportunities for the parent company.
Joe Butera III
Bongiovi Entertainment Chief Audio Engineer
Joe is an audio engineer, film mixer, session drummer and programmer who graduated Berklee College of Music in 1997. After opening Avalon Recording Studio (Port St. Lucie, FL) in ’95 he worked with artists such as “Boney M” singer Marcia Barrett, DJ Infiniti, La Rissa and Clarence Clemons.
Joe worked with Tony Bongiovi in 1999 to develop dance artist Ozzie Aziz and Jive artists DeepSide (now known as Git Fresh). Since then, Joe has worked closely with Tony as an engineer and programmer making records and collaborating on DPS technology development.
Joe is also chief engineer for Power Station Studios in Pompano Beach, FL where he has worked with acts such as the band One:, T Pain, Sevendust, Mark Stein, Last Laugh, Git Fresh and is currently playing drums for the band MindLikeWater. Joe enjoys frequent walks to the Studer A-80 with discrete electronics and is at home behind an analog desk or mixing in the box.
Chief Audio Engineer, Avalon Records facility & Producer, Film Scoring Engineer, Composer
Ryan is classically trained pianist, electrical engineer, writer/composer, arranger & producer-audio engineer heads the Power Station certified Avalon Records Studios in Port Saint Lucie, FL.
Ryan studied electrical engineering at Hunterdon County Polytech and graduated from Full Sail University with a degree in the recording arts.
Ryan has been an integral part of Bongiovi Entertainment from every level of production. He has composed scores for feature films (ROT: Reunion Of Terror & Girls Gone Dead), written songs for several artists including his own groups MindLikeWater and D_Composure.
His engineering credits span vast and diverse to include local artists as well as label artists such as Deep Side (a.k.a. Git Fresh), Norris Weir (of iconic reggae group, The Jamaicans), Don Ciccone (The Critters, The Four Seasons & The Shondels), and Surfer Blood (Warner Brothers).
Michael A. Hoffman
Director, Editor, Producer – Film
Originally from South Florida; Michael has worked in all facets of the entertainment industry.
An accomplished IATSE editor; his credits range from moderate independent productions to large scale features. Highlights include; "Hogzilla" (recently featured on the National Geographic Network's "Hog Genius"), "Scary Tales 2" (Best Feature - the 2005 Rebel International Film Festival, Tennessee), "Beware” & Girl’s Gone Dead (2012), Best Editing - 2001 B-Movie Awards, New York), "ROT: Reunion of Terror" (Official Selection of the 2008 Milwaukee County Massacre, Wisconsin) and the upcoming Vindicated Pictures release "Forget Me Not", which stars Carly Schroeder ("Firewall", "Way of the Dolphin") and Cody Linley ("Hannah Montanah"). In 2008, he was appointed as the head of Bongiovi Entertainment's HD and film department.
Michael is also a skilled Production Manager (the 2008 St. Louis Cardinal's "Play Like a Cardinal" ad campaign), writer (Corbin Bernsen's in production "The Clown"), HD Cinematographer (the music video for D_Composure's "Faking the Deathwish") and producer/director ("ROT: Reunion of Terror”) and Girls Gone Dead.
Chief Audio Engineer, Power Station facility
David’s credits span national to international as well as from local to label. His professional roots were planted in the Orlando entertainment scene with numerous music artists to Disney films to sound effects engineer for album collections & video games.
Some of David’s production credits include, Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20), Zach Stevens (Savatage, Trans Siberian Orchestra), and several national and international commercial accounts ranging from Verizon to Coca Cola Bottling Company.
He has worked with signed label artists like Git Fresh (Island Def Jam), Tri State Corner (Sony Music, Germany), and local talents like Mike Mineo, Cat Shell, Tri Funk Point, Spelled Moon, & Krisp to name a few.
David also engineers ADR for feature films including most recently, “Girls Gone Dead.” He also recently completed composing scores for a series of indie Australian films.
David regularly works on projects under legendary producer Tony Bongiovi and Doug Lubahn (The Doors, Billy Squier, & Pat Benatar).
Currently David is the Chief Audio Engineer at the Power Station facility in Pompano Beach and is very hands on with most projects that travel through the facilities doors.
Assistant Engineer, Power Station
Evan is a graduate of Full Sail University with a Bachelors of Science degree in the recording arts. His experience ranges from large TV production to live sound and recording studio production.
Evan’s experience is diverse. His skills include: Recording Engineer, Musician, FOH/Monitor Engineer, Stage Manager, Production Assistant and Post Production Audio Engineer.
His credits include Backline Technician for legendary music artist Seal, Lifetime Television’s “The Balancing Act” through O2 Media, and countless Festival Tours.
Touring with Seal, Evan has worked on the sets of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dancing With The Stars, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Director of Information Technology
Rob got his start in computers with a degree in Computer Aided Design & Drafting Technologies. In 1996, After attending the University of South Florida, he started working for RMS Systems, Inc. as a computer programmer.
Soon after he became the network and “computer guy” for the company. The following year he added graphic design work to his job for Avalon Recording Studio. This included artwork for CD covers, posters and websites for some of Avalon’s customers. Since 2005 he has also added the title of Director of Information Technology for Bongiovi Acoustics and is also the company in house photographer.
In 2010 his jobs have expanded to working on movies & film sets as a photographer and prop designer.