At Speck, we believe in going all in. If we aren't constantly striving to craft the best cases, discover the freshest ideas, and build the cleverest team, why even bother showing up?
Some of the Speckans who lead our company:
Chief Executive Officer
Irene has been passionate for the consumer electronics world for 27 years. She started at Monster Cable in 1985 — then a very small specialty accessories company — and helped grow it into a significant consumer electronics brand and served as their COO for 16 years. She married John Jahraus and had two kids along the way: Michael and Kate, before joining Speck as CEO in 2006. She is now enjoying building a business that enhances the devices people love. Her family likes the outdoors and spends time skiing and hiking together.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark started back in the 80’s as a CPA and has been in accounting and finance ever since. Over the last 13 years Mark has worked for consumer products companies in senior financial roles. He is an avid triathlete who has completed numerous sprint, Olympic and half-Ironman triathlons.
Executive VP, Sales
Rusty is a 20+ year veteran in the CE business and made his first mark at another famous Bay Area brand. He has been at Speck over 4 years and helped grow the company to a very recognized and fun global brand. His passion is snowboarding which is why he lives in the mountains with his wife and two boys. In his spare time he loves to build project vehicles like his supercharged 2011 Jeep Rubicon.
Tim was so preoccupied with his 34 children and numerous projects that he oversees that he was unable to get us his bio, regrettably. However, he wants you to know his favorite show is American Idol and his favorite possession is his Justin Bieber poster. In his words, "I have the fever!"
VP, Product Development
Jarret got his start project managing accessories at Monster Cable, working his way across mobile, power cells, Apple and gaming. Now, he is the proud leader of Gadget Geekery at Speck. When he is not busy heading up Product Development, he can be found trying to automate his home through his iPhone, or enjoying the great outdoors—hiking, cycling or snowboarding (while simultaneously tracking his route and stats, also on his iPhone.)
VP, Product Design
Bryan loves making things. He "geeks out" about every aspect of it, from the tiniest nuance of how a person uses something to the latest and greatest manufacturing technology. No, seriously... he obsesses about it all. As unique a trait as that is, he's managed to find an entire group of people that geek out in the same way, put them in a room at Speck, and together they continually crank out compelling product.
VP, Global Marketing and eCommerce
Pamela has made a name for herself building big-name consumer brands with energetic, fun and, well, successful campaigns that demand attention. Her past work has found her rubbing elbows with such illustrious names as Sonic the Hedgehog, Barbie and The Sims (and a few real people, too). She brings to Speck a dedication to creating unique and imaginative strategies, something that earned her a spot on Advertising Age’s prestigious Marketing 100 list. When she isn’t cooking up new and exciting ways to tell the world about our sleek, form-fitting Specktacularness, you can find Pamela making jewelry, playing tennis and spending some QT with her family.
Director, Business Development
Mark started as a blue collar worker, working as a mechanic, crane operator and on tug boats in his early years. He then made a career change into sales, working in the computer industry (Compaq), then the speaker industry (Altec Lansing) before landing at Speck. He is the grandfather of five and a great-grandfather soon to be.
Director, Human Resources
Following an enjoyable career in public accounting, Tom moved into financial and admin positions with medical and strategic consulting companies. He bought and sold two businesses before joining Speck where he finds he now has little time for his passion for golf. Loves watching his grandkids grow up.
Owen got his education at Deep Springs College and Rhode Island School of Design, and has been working in consumer electronics for 11 years. He's the sort of design nerd who can cite typefaces at a glance, the sort of wit who won't let a good pun go undone, and the sort of commuter who prefers to fill his train ride reading about exciting new advances in neuroplasticity on doublespeed audiobook. There's some unusual anecdotes about his necktie habit, his wife's last name, and his recurring dreams of getting the speck logo tattooed on his upper arm that it's probably best you ask him about. For a glimpse into his head, or what was there before blogs became passé, check theexpertsagree.com.
Sr. Director, Customer Service and Fulfillment Operations
Her mom used to tell her she would be the head of the complaint department when she grew up. Turns out, Pamela's mom was right! Along with providing excellent customer service, Pamela's passions include her family, classic American muscle cars, fostering bottle-baby kittens, and owning a certain ridiculously tiny dog. If you want to make Pamela happy, you need to feed her excessive amounts of bacon.
Director, Operations - Supply Chain
Rich has a varied background in the consumer electronics industry and now manages Speck’s supply chain operations. He enjoys traveling and sports, including coaching his son and nephew’s soccer team.
"There is nothing as permanent as the temporary.” Alex demonstrates this saying by moving from being a paramedic into IT and then into day trading and finally back to IT again. Through these adventures, he's lived in places as diverse as Israel, the San Francisco Bay Area and Thailand.
Director, Global Brand Protection
With 18+ years of consumer electronics experience, Chris has tackled multiple facets of the business ranging from Retail, Multiunit, and Territory Management, to Corporate Buying, and Product/Business Development. When not chasing down the next greatest product gizmo or business opportunity, Chris, his wife and son can be found either cooking, grilling, golfing, skiing, mountain biking, or enjoying a fine local brew.
David Burns channels his love for extreme sports and rugged travel adventures for inspiration in his development, production, and operations projects.
After enjoying 30 years designing MacBook laptops at Apple, Chris found himself looking for a start-up company that could use his experience. He succeeded in R&D projects at Hi-P North America and Panasonic before cracking his whip at Speck. Since his arrival, he went from a team of one to a team of nine in just 18 months.
Ralph started his career as an engineer building cars at BMW in Munich. After moving to San Francisco to study business, he joined technology companies in Silicon Valley. His strong experience in managing teams and developing products took him to leading companies in consumer electronics. Ralph has experience in the areas needed to bring products successfully to market, including operations, product development, product management, marketing, and sales. At Speck, Ralph is focusing on building great products, which is one of his passions.
Director, Sales - Specialty Retail
A crazy sports fan that played baseball, basketball and golf growing up, Eric started his career in the sporting goods industry, then transitioned into the electronics industry, where he has been for 14+ years. Today Eric still enjoys basketball, golf and running, while enjoying time with his family and friends.
Director, Sales - Americas
Scott has been involved in the consumer electronics industry for nearly 15 years specializing in sales strategy, pricing and sell-through strategies.
Senior Director, Global E-Commerce
Gino is a battle-tested online leader, taking great pleasure in creating growth strategies from scratch and executing them with vigor. He brings some serious chops to his role as Sr. Director of Global Ecommerce, having spent over 20 years in various leadership roles at heavy hitters including Citrix, Intuit and Electronic Arts. Gino enjoys traveling to new and exotic destinations with his wife and 2 daughters to enjoy the sights and, of course, the local cuisine.
Head of Quality
A former Air Force pilot and goes by "Top Gun" after 5 pm, Rajeev focuses on elevating our material and logistical quality standards to some of the best in the industry. If he's not reviewing quality controls, he can be found improving his golf swing.
Of course many more people help Speck operate on a daily basis make the best cases that fit you. From our accounting team to customer service, the marketing group to the tireless designers in product development, everyone has a role here at Speck. Yup, that's just how we roll. Learn more about us.