AE Ventures Welcomes James (JP) Carroll as Vice President, Business Development

Boston, MA. – March 28, 2022 – AE Ventures has hired James (JP) Carroll as the new Vice President of Business Development.

Carroll brings more than 20 years of first-hand industry experience and has held senior-level positions in several international and publicly traded companies. His specialties include new business development, sales team leadership, strategic business planning, client engagement and retention, cross-functional communications, proposals, contracts and negotiations, mentorship, sales process planning, pipeline management, training and staff development, budgeting, project management, and sales intelligence.

As vice president of business development, JP will be leading the sales team in driving growth of the company’s builder events and deepening engagements with building product manufacturers and service providers to drive progress in building innovation. “I am honored to join AE-Ventures as Vice President of Business Development. After attending the TecHome Builder Summits for over eight years as a sponsor, I am thrilled to be part of a great team to help build on what Nancy Franco and John Galante have started,” says Carroll.

In his role prior to joining AE Ventures, Carroll was Director of Business Development of Heatworks Technologies, Inc. He was previously the Director of Business Development, Connected Home, at Savant Systems.

“We are thrilled to welcome JP Carroll to the AE Ventures team. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the technology and homebuilding markets. This unique experience will help us deliver even greater value to our builder and supplier clients,” said Nancy Franco, Vice President of AE Ventures.

More information about JP Carroll is available at the company’s Team page at


About AE Ventures

AE Ventures was founded by president, John Galante, and executive vice president, Nancy Franco, in 2008 after the pair teamed on the production of B2B events and media for roughly a decade at EH Media. Galante has additional tech and event industry experience as an executive leader at the Consumer Technology Association, Security Industry Association and Reed Exhibition Companies. Franco has additional high tech event experience with IDG. For the first several years of AE Ventures, we operated a mix of traditional trade shows (the Electronic Security Expo which AE founded in 2008 and produced through 2014) and hosted events, including the Total Tech and TecHome Builder Summits. In 2015, AE turned its focus exclusively to producing hosted-style events and developing media and engagement platform attachments that align with and enhance the hosted style event.