Who are we?

Founded in 1994, Markethold Productions Inc. is a family-owned and operated business dedicated to providing the very best in video production, audio production, music production, Message on Hold, and voice talent. Located in Penfield, NY, Markethold Productions offers creativity, expertise, and flexibility in an environment that focuses on growth while promoting fun.

We pride ourselves on the fact that we are a customer-oriented organization, dedicated to forming lasting relationships with you and your company. At Markethold, we believe in the philosophy that what's important to you is important to us, and through outstanding creativity, we strive to meet your marketing needs now, and well into the future.

First Up:

Steve Bartolotta: President

Steve has dedicated his life to all aspects of music, audio, and video production. As the youngest child of 6, Steve was raised in Fairport, NY with a traditional and family-oriented upbringing. He learned from an early age about loyalty, and has transferred that level of caring into how he treats his customers and co-workers. This level of commitment can be seen and heard in Markethold's many award-winning music, audio, and video contributions.

Steve also worked as a certified chef in several exclusive area restaurants before starting Markethold in 1994, and still maintains his passion for cooking. He can be seen making breakfast each morning for his employees and various delicacies for his advertising agency and E-learning clients who frequent Markethold for their production services. Steve is also a IMDB recognized composer for the film "King's Faith" (2013), and his original compositions can be heard on radio and TV both nationally and internationally.

Steve also enjoys performing locally as a singer and bass player in some of Rochester’s popular rock bands. Steve was recognized as one of Rochester's top male vocalists in the early 90's (Rochester Music Awards). He is a devoted father of 3 and lives in Pittsford, NY with his amazing wife Diann.

Phone Extension: 204

Jay Wolff: Customer Service/Producer

Jay is Markethold's on-hold messaging department manager as well as a producer, project manager, and accounts representative. Jay uses his audio, video, and musical experience to provide quality creative services, while also working hard to ensure the needs of our customers and vendors are met.

With a Bachelors of Science degree in Music Business, Jay has been working in audio for over three years, and plans to continue a career in audio engineering for years to come. Jay is also an active member of the music community, frequently performing in regional music ensembles and making a growing impact locally with his own project, Divinex.

Phone Extension: 201

Nancy Gardone: Customer Service

Nancy joined Markethold Productions in May 2005 after retiring from a 32-year career with Xerox Corporation in Rochester, New York. She graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Business/Marketing a minor in Accounting. She enjoys the part-time challenge of working at Markethold, where she utilizes her expertise in customer service, marketing operations, and people skills.

Her hobbies are travelling, cooking, and family events such as attending her youngest grandson’s hockey, lacrosse, and football games.

Phone Extension: 201

Jeanne Menafo: Marketing Director

Since 1995, Jeanne has worked on marketing for Markethold Productions. She is responsible for developing new relationships with clients both domestically and abroad, with a concentration on eLearning development companies and translation and marketing firms. Jeanne established a multilingual voice talent base and she is your go-to person for casting.

To Jeanne, putting client's needs first isn't just a philosophy, but an extension of how she perceives any valuable relationship. Creativity, excellence, and outstanding customer service is at the core of her work.

For a few years, Jeanne took a hiatus from Markethold to finish her BFA in glass sculpture. In her free time, she works in her glassblowing studio, located in the industrial warehouse next to Markethold's studio. Her passion is sculpture and she is inspired by the prehistoric natural world and historical reference art.

Phone Extension: 216

Steven Danglis: Creative Director

Steven grew up in the greater Rochester area and has been part of the Markethold team since mid-2009. He gets his hands in quoting and overseeing many Markethold projects, but generally only gets those hands dirty in projects related to the visual arts.

Steven likes modular synthesizers, strong coffee, the Buffalo Bills, and his kids.

Phone Extension: 226

Patt Meldrum: Producer

Patt grew up in Montreal, Quebec and spent most of his life as a musician there and as a sound engineer in Vancouver, BC. A few marriages later he ended up in Rochester, NY, sadly without his beloved motorcycle, Stella. His favorite subject is his son Jasper Halen and all things alien-science.

At Markethold, he focuses on audio engineering, video editing, cable soldering, acoustic foam installation and backup "kitchening."

Patt can usually be found upstairs in Studio C. The phone extension there is 215

Ben Hayes: Producer

Phone Extension: 201

Diann Bartolotta: Customer Service Manager

Diann grew up in a small town in mid-Michigan and moved to Rochester when she was a teenager, expecting to be moving to a big city. Much to her surprise, it wasn't the “Big Apple,” but quickly became the place she called home. Upstate NY is where she has raised her son and found her soul mate, Steve Bartolotta.

Diann studied cosmetology in high school and college, and now manages the salon right next door to Markethold, Sylk Salon and Spa. In her work at the salon and here at Markethold, Diann believes that business is all about relationships and has formed the most endearing relationships here both personally and professionally. As Markethold's Accounting Administrator, she values her customer relationships above all else.

Phone Extension: 218

Next Up:

Jessica Wojcinski: Social Media/Producer

When she's not in the office, Jessica is studying Music Business at Nazareth College of Rochester and is always looking for new opportunities to learn about the music industry. She has worked as a studio musician, tour crew member, entertainment journalist, and even briefly taught music in Valencia, Spain.

Working at Markethold gives her the opportunity to learn more about audio/video production, social media as it applies to business environments, and customer service. Not to mention it’s a fun, laid-back place to work!

Phone Extension: 201

Dan Slaughter: Producer

Phone Extension: 201

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Get in touch:

Toll-Free: 1-800-724-1779 Local: 585-383-8510 Fax: 585-383-8527 Mailing Address: 2555 Baird Road, Suite B Penfield, New York 14526

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