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Guided by values

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Do What You Say

Be fully accountable for all of your work. Act with purpose and own it.

O
Ongoing Improvement

Leave behind the status quo to improve your world. Pursue excellence in all aspects of life— personal, spiritual, emotional and professional. Expand your comfort zone to realize your true potential.

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Stay Focused

Master your concentration on the job at hand and finish. Emphasize the process and prioritize to create amazing results.

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Nurture Passion

Be naturally curious and motivated to understand our industry and customers. Instinctively convey the value our company provides them. Become an expert.

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Always Think Out of the Box

Proactively make things happen. Consider innovative alternatives with no fear of failure. Experiment and explore challenging problems now.

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Practice Selflessness

Inherently look to help peers, clients and others when they are in need. Be respectful and open-minded toward your teammates.

Snap36 Celebrates Second Consecutive Year on Inc. 500/5000 List of Fastest-Growing U.S. Companies

Snap36 is pleased to announce it ranked No. 396 on the 2016 Inc. 500, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Snap36 achieved its rank by attaining a three-year growth of 966%. In addition, Snap36 ranked No. 14 on the Top Illinois Companies list and No. 15 on the Top Chicago Companies list.

We’re honored to have earned a spot on this prestigious list of thriving independent companies. It’s a testament to our talented team, who deliver cutting-edge technology and unparalleled customer service to our clients every day.

Click here to read our press release.

The Snap36 team

Jeff Hunt
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Jeff Hunt

CEO & Founder
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Jeff's passion for imagery and visualization began early in his career at Eastman Kodak, McDonnell Douglas Unigraphics and PTC. From there, he veered down the Internet start up path, helping take Object Design and Cysive to public offerings pre-bubble burst. Joining Scene7 in 2002 (which was acquired by Adobe in 2007) imaging and Internet start-up were finally united. It was here that Jeff listened to his customers and recognized an underserved market in the 360° and 3D photography space...and voilà, Snap36 was born!

A graduate of The Ohio State University, Jeff's love of his Buckeyes and his summers in Michigan provide an interesting dichotomy. Traveling with his family, weekends at the lake, snow skiing, paddle tennis and golf fill out the rest of the docket. With a half full Bucket List, learning to kite surf, Spanish and guitar still remain.
Steve Embree
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Steve Embree

President
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Steve spent 30+ years in retail merchandising, primarily in the Office Products Superstore industry. During the last 15 years, he was the key influencer of the executive committee developing and executing multi-channel go-to-market strategies for both Office Depot and OfficeMax. Through his decorated career in retail, Steve learned that PEOPLE and CULTURE are everything! Without these two components, work is just work!

Steve has many loves and passions. Aside from spending time with his 3 children and 3 year old Golden Retriever, Ellie, you will find Steve playing golf on the weekends—believing he can compete with anybody. His bravado seems to diminish completely by the end of the each round. Why? Not sure!
Christine Hunt
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Christine Hunt

Principal
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Christine Hunt helped start Snap36 in 2008 as principal, sales person, and creator of our trademarked tagline, “We Get Around.” She now is responsible for all things HR related, some things office manager related and all company-sponsored social events. She grew up in Indianapolis and attended St. Mary’s College.

Christine likes anything that keeps you moving: paddle tennis, golf, and biking, as well as, reading and spending time with her husband and two adult children.
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Michael Dreas

Director of Photography and Technology
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Michael Dreas has worked in commercial photography for over 20 years, in over 40 states and a dozen countries. As the first employee of Snap36, Michael has installed hundreds of robot systems and spent many years developing the spin photography techniques commonly used today. He has a highly technical, in-depth knowledge of studio automotive and spin workflows.

Michael is your standard Jack-of-all-trades. He can drive a truck, build a deck, or repair a computer. Whatever is needed.
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Colleen Ehrhardt

Director of Sales
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In her 5th year as the Director of Sales for Snap36, Colleen has been a key contributor in the year over year growth of our organization. Her experience, passion and dedication to service greatly benefit our Snap36 clients and positively impact their business results. As a seasoned sales and relationship marketing professional for over 20 years, Colleen has achieved a great deal of success in the Information Management and Technology Industry. She has provided valuable solutions and developed strategic marketing campaigns for several Fortune 500 Companies as a National Account Executive for both Experian Corporation and Wallace Computer Services.

Colleen enjoys golf, tennis and ringing the cow bell at all her kids sporting events.
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Jim Badger

Director of Operations
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Operational responsibility for implementation and growth of Snap36’s on-site service division, while ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction. Jim has focused on the implementation of lean manufacturing principles in an environment that traditionally has not used these principles. This philosophy allows market-leading efficiency and cost effectiveness, which is helping to drive the growth of 360° & 3D content for e-commerce.

When Jim needs to scale back and take it easy, he'll spend time fishing, preferably out of the country AND cell phone range! Jim doesn't feel a bit gill-ty as the time aweigh helps him look forward to being onboard to tackle the next project.
Molly Pfister
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Molly Pfister

Director of Marketing
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Molly Pfister is an award winning marketing expert committed to educating online retailers about the benefits of rich media and dynamic content. She is the Director of Marketing at Snap36, where she is focused on transforming boring user experiences by creating interactive and engaging e-commerce imagery.

One day, Molly hopes to become the Khaleesi, sit on the Iron Throne, and rule the Seven Kingdoms. Until then, Molly enjoys spending her time doing yoga and complaining about Chicago winters.
Matt Fowler
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Matt Fowler

Account Executive
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Matt is the Account Executive over the Eastern US with a special focus on the Automotive Aftermarket. Through his passion for understanding how businesses work and excel, he has developed a dedication to taking eCommerce to the next level.

In his spare time you can find Matt killing it on the volleyball court, lounging at the beach or preparing for his next career as a TV Chef!
Brittany Tarpey
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Brittany Tarpey

Client Manager
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Brittany has a background in photography and graphic design from Illinois State. Brittany has been a member of the Snap36 team for three years, where she began as a photographer and now manages the Chicago studio.

Brittany, more commonly referred to as Britt, loves laughing, doing yoga, and Jimmy Butler three-pointers.
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Kevin Lustig

Implementation Engineer
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Kevin Lustig is the Snap36 implementation engineer. He is responsible for consulting on the deployment of 360° spin photography onto our clients’ websites. Kevin originally started in the financial industry where he received his Series 6 and Series 7 financial licenses before attending Dev BootCamp Chicago to secure his footing into the web development world.

Kevin is an avid sports fan with a major bias toward Chicago sports teams. His goal is to one day own an NBA or NFL sports franchise, but will settle for an NHL team if need be.
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Caitlin Andrews

Project Manager
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Caitlin Andrews works at Snap36 as an On-Site Services Project Manager, an equipment installer and a consultant. She has managed multiple high-volume studios around the U.S. Caitlin has spent the last 7 years in the industry—photographing products, consulting production, and perfecting the art of lighting.

Her hobbies include traveling), drawing illustrations, and spending quality time with her crazy puppy, Jack.
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Preston Tewell

Studio Manager
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Preston Tewell, Snap36 studio manager, brings eons of production photography experience to Snap, fresh off his most recent position, in Skokie, IL as Operations Manager for the digital content provider itemMaster. Preston's primary function is to wrangle the studio's diverse production offering, from car parts, to human parts, and with the help of his mega-awesome studio team, turn them around in a timely fashion.

In his spare time he enjoys communicating only in movie quotes, rooting for the Steelers, and writing about himself in the third person.
David Gaffney
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David Gaffney

Photographer
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David Michael Gaffney II, is not to be confused with Jr., is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago in the film and video department. David likes to think he brings his aesthetic to all areas of work at Snap36, whether it's trouble shooting equipment installations, prepping merchandise for in house shooting, or getting behind the lens and shooting tutorial and client spins and videos.

David is a film buff and by virtue of this, a serious movie snob. He is an avid fan of music of many genres and loves to go to live shows, though he can be pretty particular about that too. David only wears black, so there’s that. He is a vegetarian and also a lover of cats, as he has two of them.
Grace Stevens
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Grace Stevens

Sales Consultant
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Grace is a graduate of Indiana University where she studied Apparel Merchandising and Business. Before joining Snap36, she studied fashion in Italy and France. Grace has experience working on the wholesale side of designer brands as in an intern at a New York City showroom, which introduced her interest in sales. She started her career opening and managing stores for a global apparel retailer.

She is thrilled to be apart of the Snap36 team, where her role allows her to combine her passion for sales, merchandise, and business development. In her free time, Grace enjoys exploring the great neighborhoods, restaurants, and activities that Chicago has to offer.
Sean Embree
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Sean Embree

Sales Consultant
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Sean is a Sales Consultant at Snap36. During his undergraduate at the University of Iowa, Sean participated in the Snap36 summer internship program. After graduation, he ventured off into the real world, working at a software company before making his return to Snap36.

In his free time, Sean enjoys playing golf, paddle tennis, and spending time with his friends. On most days, you’ll find Sean complaining about the Chicago Bears and believing he can manage the team better. In a future life, he’d like to open a food truck.
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Liz Muskopf

Photographer
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Liz Muskopf works at Snap36 as an in-house Photographer. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Commercial Photography from Harrington College of Design in Chicago, IL. With her acute attention to detail and ability to see the “big” picture, she finds collaborating with clients to be rewarding and successful.

In her spare time, she is usually hosting cozy dinner parties for her friends or going on spontaneous road trips to explore the great outdoors. You can sometimes find her leaving Chicago just to escape the city life for some horseback riding. Her cheerful attitude can be contagious, and she’ll do anything for a good laugh.
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Robbie Johnson

Merchandise Coordinator
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Jessica Morton

Project Manager
Jessica Morton
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Jessica is a graduate of the Art Institute of Charlotte where she received her degree in commercial photography. She started as an assistant for Snap36 on their Lowe's Hardware project where she was quickly promoted to digital tech. From there she moved on to become the Studio Lead for the Lowe's spin360 studio when brought the project in house and she stayed there until permanently joining the Snap36 team.

When Jessica isn't working, she loves to use the skills she gained from culinary school to whip up new meals for herself and friends any chance she gets. If she isn't in the kitchen, she can be found with her camera in hand, traveling new places and documenting everything around her. She also loves going to any live sporting events, hiking, camping, and beating anyone she can at bowling.
Sue Gurgone
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Sue Gurgone

Controller
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Sue Gurgone became the Controller of Snap36 in March of 2013. As Controller, she handles all billing & collections, vendor payments, accounting & reporting, and banking matters. Sue has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from John Carroll University, as well as, a Masters in Management from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

In her free time, Sue enjoys reading (just about anything written by Jodi Picoult), volunteering in the community, and chauffeuring her daughter around to her numerous activities.
Roscoe
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Roscoe

Dog
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Roscoe was one of the earliest employees of Snap36. As the Sanitation Director, he specializes in cleaning up employee lunches. In his free time, Roscoe likes jumping, playing games, and keeping up with the latest trends in fashion and hairstyles.
Zoey
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Zoey

Dog
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Zoey manages the Snap36 security team. At an impressive 12lbs, Zoey is known for her ability to guard the office and treasured Snap36 staff. Favorite activities include sleeping, trips to the lake, and spending time with her most prized companion, a stuffed buffalo.

Community Outreach

From working on a community garden that provides fresh food to the homeless, to repacking bulk food into individual and family-sized portions, to hosting a bingo night for the residents of Los Vecinos, Snap36 promotes and provides our employees with meaningful volunteer opportunities to serve our local communities.

Organizations we’ve worked with:
Heartland Alliance
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls