About Franklin Karp & CO.
We are on the forefront of consumer electronics and technology sectors, providing world-class services for integrators, manufacturers, buying groups and beyond. Led by Founder, Franklin Karp, a well respected professional with over 30 years of business and operational expertise, we’re passionate about helping companies and people flourish through technology. We advise all types of business leaders on how to cultivate positive relationships with teams and stakeholders to drive growth, increase revenue and improve all aspects of their business.
Franklin Karp has created a powerful legacy by leading diverse teams and exceeding performance targets while promoting positive cultures in fast-paced A/V and technology business environments. He has spent his entire career devoted to the Consumer Electronics industry in high-end retail and custom integration, working across all business stakeholders. In the 90s, he was known for his tenure with Harvey Electronics, eventually becoming CEO and leading Harvey to a public offering. Most recently Franklin Karp served as COO for Audio Video Systems, LLC (AVS) in New York, one of the premiere custom integration firms in the nation. Here, he directed all business operations, marketing and contributed to 40-percent revenue growth. Franklin is a passionate, hands-on leader who has served as past President of Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) and has received numerous awards.
"Having firsthand experience in vendor relations and negotiations with Franklin Karp over the past 30 or so years, I can confidently say that there are few people who have a better knowledge or understanding of the needs of vendors and dealers in the entire Consumer Electronics channel."
"I have been working closely with Franklin Karp in the electronics business for the better part of 50 years. His insight into the trends of our industry has been amazing and typically “right on!"
“I have known Franklin for almost 30 years, and there may be no single individual in our channel that I hold in greater esteem. He's been highly influential in the development of my successful business. His easily shared business acumen, integrity, helped me organize my company and looked at things I left unnoticed. I hold him responsible in no small part for my success. He’s the real deal.”