Meet Your Safari Solutions Team

Committed to You

We know technology, but our first priority is you.

The men and women who comprise the Safari team of technology advisors know technology and they know people. We are committed to partner with you, enabling your project to move forward.

Thought Leadership in All Disciplines of Technology Services


David Baron
Chief Executive Officer
David has been in the industry for over 25 years. Under his leadership, Safari has grown steadily since 1992 when he began his journey in the cellular industry. His ability to develop solutions for clients while staying ahead of the technology curve has been the core driver behind our clients’ success. David’s focus on trust and hard work has meant many successful client and industry partnerships. He has led the company in delivering technology to temporary special events in sports, entertainment, business and broadcast.
Carl Van Dusen
Chief Operating Officer
Carl leads both our Events and Solutions divisions in the day to day technology and business operations, working closely with clients and partners. Known for bridging the gaps between traditional and emerging technologies, he is an expert at rapidly identifying and implementing technical innovations. Before joining Safari Solutions, Carl lead technology teams for a diverse range of organizations, including the United States Golf Association (USGA), Mondelez International, Motorola and Verizon. Carl’s business and technology acumen provides the perfect foundation for guiding our clients in making the right technology decisions.
Hien Nguyen
Chief Technology Officer
With 20 years of experience in Wi-Fi, data networking, virtualization, cloud services, and telecommunications, Hien leads our group of network engineers and works closely with clients. Hien is responsible for the overall data architecture for customer networks, as well as the efficient operation and performance management of those networks. As the technical leader for some of the largest sporting events in the world, Hien efficiently identifies the customer’s needs and deploys the right framework. Hien is the master of solutions simplified.
Arthur Havighorst
Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel
In addition to handling all of Safari’s legal matters, Art is responsible for the finance, HR and administrative operations for the company. Art joined Safari in 2013, after two decades in a similar role for an international real estate development firm focused on both residential and commercial projects. For the first seven years of his career, Art was a commercial litigator for one of NJ’s largest law firms, where he represented international financial institutions and major corporations in federal and state courts and arbitration proceedings.

Our Industry Relationships In The Technology Marketplace

Community Awareness

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” -Coretta Scott King

Safari Solutions knows technology. But we also know the importance of giving to our communities. The thrust of our philanthropic work goes to the Fighting Children’s Cancer Foundation. One of our founding partners, Steve Figurelli (1961-2016), started FCCF and we continue to support this life-saving organization.

Other community involvements by members of the Safari team:

  • The Boys and Girls Club of Hudson County
  • The MS Walk
  • Metro Y of the Oranges
  • The Golisano Children’s Hospital Wingfest


Set up a time to speak with a Safari technology advisor about your project.

Sports Production Services
Safari’s work at All-Star game was terrific. Our client had a last-minute ask that my team was not aware of until the day a representative arrived on site. Their techs didn’t have a solid plan on what their needs were but Safari’s complete knowledge of networks and sharp inquiries into what our client was trying to do literally saved the day in getting their project off the ground. They could NOT have pulled off what they needed without Safari’s involvement.
A large event operations team
I wanted to reach out and say thanks to you and the entire team for the hard work and assistance in making our tournament a success. There is a comfort in knowing the staff is extremely knowledgeable and efficient at solving issues and providing customer service when those challenges arise. We also appreciate you all having our best interests in mind when determining what services we will have in place throughout the property.
A global sports magazine
I travel to sporting events, especially golf tournaments, often. Critical to my daily operation is stable and quick connectivity as I'm constantly transmitting large volumes of images. I know that when I'm working with the Safari Team I've got nothing to worry about. Their systems always work and the set-up and connection are simple. I would highly recommend Safari Events to any vendor in need of voice and data services
Fortune 500 Company
This event provides a unique challenge to us with the venue moving to a new location each year. I know that when I show up at the trailer that things are going to be ready. I really appreciate that you purchased additional equipment for your inventory as part of my backup plans and risk mitigations. The Safari Team is very professional, responsive, and committed to quality for flawless delivery of the event. Thank you!
An international sports broadcast network
I just wanted to put on record my thanks for your help. The connectivity you always provide is the best we get at any tournament worldwide and is always stable. When we had a minor problem this year, you kindly changed things for us several times until, with your help, I was able to identify that it was actually a problem at our base back home! Without your help, I wouldn't have been able to do that. Many thanks, See you next time!
A regional telecommunications communications company
It was nice working with your company on this event. I would like to thank you and your crew for all the teamwork. Your guys were great at helping us decide how to build our system for this event. They have great knowledge of how to get it done. Jim and I were always treated like part of the team.
A Connecticut based Non Profit Organization
Thank you again for all of your time and efforts! It was another great event and Safari plays a big part in that! If there is any type of survey or post-event review I can fill out to speak to the fantastic service, I am more than happy to do so. I look forward to working together in the future
Multi-Location consumer product company
My Safari team was awesome and really went above and beyond. I just got off the phone with them now after they fixed my issue. They certainly didn’t have to stay after 5 pm to help me but did so. I just wanted to let you know your team is a great asset!
Large Event Organization
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your dedication and hard work for. It is amazing to have you on our team advocating for us. I have so much trust that you are always looking out for our best interest.
CTO, Industry Association
We appreciate your team and how valuable they have been in handling both our immediate needs and our long term initiatives. Including the great work they did in helping us save over $100K by renegotiating an incorrectly renewed contract. We are happy customers which is a tribute to the team.
COO - Regional Bank
Safari played a significant role in the upgrade of our telecommunications to VOIP and, not only was it a smooth transition, They became the proverbial member of the family because of our reliance upon her.

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