George Chevalier - CustomShow


Chairman & Founder

George joined his father in the presentation business in 1968, after studying photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York. His vision of applying technological innovation to business presentations became his hallmark. If technology can make his Ducati run smoother and faster, why couldn't it make his clients' presentations more efficient and better looking? is the product of his 40+ years of presentation experience.

Paul Shapiro, CEO - CustomShow



Paul has worked with George for over a decade to build and deliver the best presentations possible. CustomShow is the result of bringing together design, management and the latest Cloud-based technologies. Paul received his M.B.A. with Distinction from NYU, where he was the recipient of the Harold Price Award for Entrepreneurship. His prior experience was at JP Morgan, Bear Stearns and advertising start-up togglethis.



Greg leads the development team. Tasked with turning a complex mix of video, images, mobile platforms, real-time collaboration and powerful editing tools in a simple and elegant presentation tool, Greg has built into an end-to-end enterprise presentation platform. With a focus on mobile platforms, Greg's previous experience includes technology start-up ThinAirApps (acquired by Palm).

Focus on Business has been the leader in business presentation innovation for over 10 years. combines years of presentation experience with the latest technology to deliver branded, engaging presentations for businesses. From the beginning, CustomShow was built with one goal: to provide an alternative to Powerpoint for enterprise teams to create and deliver presentations that translate static data into dynamic and compelling stories.

Backed by Experience

Initially released in 1998, CustomShow® is currently in its seventh version and has thousands of users in Fortune 1000 companies. Current customers include Western Union, Time Warner, NBC Universal, Christian Dior, Hearst, and Condé Nast. More than fifty sales and marketing teams use CustomShow to distribute and manage digital presentations to thousands of geographically distributed presenters around the world.

Global Platform

CustomShow helps companies manage and deliver presentations globally while letting salespeople customize locally. Benefits include real-time collaboration, consistency, tracking, security, compliance, increased productivity, portability between devices, high quality visuals and streaming HD-quality video.

CustomShow has been developed with a focus on:

  • Delivering excellent design, innovative technology and time-saving efficiencies
  • Providing the highest level of customer service, training and support
  • Staying ahead of the competition and providing enterprise clients real value
  • Inspiring our users with the confidence it takes to make every meeting a success

Presentation ROI

CustomShow users report saving 30 minutes in prep time per presentation, which when multiplied across an entire sales force provides substantial savings. CustomShow helps companies stand out in the marketplace and gives them real-time control over brand and message.