About Richard DePaso, Owner and Managing Director at Aardvark Video
I’m an Innovative, creative, award winning and technically proficient video production company owner for over 30 years. Additionally, I have over 25 years experience supervising at a major corporation, which gives me a distinct advantage in understanding and interfacing with all levels of client management.
I formed The Creators in NY in 1987 in NY and personally produced and supervised video production and post-production needs of major corporations including but not limited to Mobil Oil, Verizon, IBM, QVC, Pepsi, NY State, Oracle, Heineken, Regional Chamber of Commerce and many, many more. During that period we were recognized as one of the 3 top companies in the area. In 2002 I moved to Southern Nevada and formed Aardvark Video; which serves the convention market, corporate projects and events among other specialties. In addition, I function as president of the Las Vegas Videographers Association.
Clients in Southern Nevada have included but are not limited to the State of Nevada, Samsung, HP, Casio, the NBA, the NHRA, Daimler/Chrysler, AP, Fox News, CNN, Beretta, Conde Nast, Crossman Corporation, Glen Lerner, IHOP, Starbucks, Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, IBM, Verizon, GE and hundreds more large and small.
I built this company in Southern Nevada from a start up to an entity grossing six figures annually. We are known for our technical proficiency, integrity, customer satisfaction and our ability to make projects easy and stress free for clients. We frequently work very large jobs often partnering with companies such as Freeman AV and others requiring us to provide large crew size and equipment where we provide video camera capability and recording for numerous presentation breakout rooms. Because of the demographics of Las Vegas, a good portion of our work serves trade shows producing highlight videos, product demos, keynote addresses, interviews and more.
I built this company from a part time endeavor to a company, which ultimately produced a Super Bowl commercial. As owner, we were known for the ability to produce videos, which accomplished client objectives allowing customers to achieve goals in a cost effective manner.
I managed numerous supervisory roles frequently on a company wide basis with thousands of indirect and direct reporting subordinates. I accomplished numerous significant projects that made or saved the company millions of dollars. With this background, I’m able to interface with any level of client management.
Richard and his wife, Ginny DePaso have given significantly to supporting causes and organizations in the community. Aardvark Video has created numerous pro-bono videos for the Lion Habitat Ranch (Non-Profit) in Henderson. Ginny is a full-time volunteer for the LHR as the Community Outreach Director where she organizes fund-raisers, community support, publicity and contributions.
Aardvark Video also supports the Arthritis Association with participation in the annual Jingle Bell Run and publicity.
Richard is also very active in many community organizations such as the Henderson and Metro Chambers and has frequently contributed to government requests for suggestions on Southern Nevada infrastructure needs.