Clever people

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:

  • Irene Baran, Chief Executive Officer

    Irene Baran

    Chief Executive Officer

    Irene Baran is the CEO of Speck Products, a leading manufacturer of protective cases for today’s top smartphones, tablets, and computers. Before joining Speck in 2006, Irene was the COO of Monster Cable. In 2010, she was inducted into the Women in Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame. Irene has been passionate for the consumer electronics world for more 30 years, and continues to push Speck forward with her daily mantra: Be smart, be kind, and laugh every day.

  • Robert Hales, President of Speck

    Robert Hales

    President of Speck

    Robert’s favorite thing about Speck is the energy in the office. Since 2014 he’s been making an impact by leading with the reminder to always put the customer needs first. When he’s not rallying Team Speck to financial success, Robert is playing golf on local California beaches or taking tropical vacations with his family.

  • Rusty Everett, Executive Vice President of Sales

    Rusty Everett

    Executive Vice President of Sales

    Rusty’s favorite part about working at Speck since 2007 has been that no two days are ever the same. The biggest thing that gets him amped about coming into work is watching product concepts go from paper (or, scribbles on napkins) to a product in people’s hands. When he’s not selling cases, Rusty is snowboarding and playing baseball with his kids.

  • Bryan Hynecek, Vice President of Design

    Bryan Hynecek

    Vice President of Design

    Bryan started working at Speck in 2007 and says working through the obstacles of the unknown is one of his favorite things about his job. He also enjoys seeing people genuinely thrilled with using our product.

  • Jarret Weis, Vice President of Product Development

    Jarret Weis

    Vice President of Product Development

    Jarret has had the pleasure of working with the excellent people at Speck since 2006. He makes an impact in his role by encouraging greatness within his group of developers and imaginers who stop at nothing to create products for the world’s latest technologies.

  • Rachele Gillmar, Sr. Director of Marketing & eCommerce

    Rachele Gillmar

    Sr. Director of Marketing & eCommerce

    One of the first things Rachele realized when she joined Speck in 2014 was how much people love and depend on our products. Her favorite part about working here is seeing first hand the unique design process and sharing the Speck story. When she’s not in the office, she’s enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family.

  • Bob Zielinski, Vice President of Operations

    Bob Zielinski

    Vice President of Operations

    Bob says that the most fun thing about being at Speck is the talented people he gets to work with every day. After joining in 2015, Bob enjoyed developing strength in new teams and turning his office into a home. You can find Bob jogging around his neighborhood when he’s not at his desk-turned-digs.

  • Barb DeSesa, Director of Customer Service

    Barb DeSesa

    Director of Customer Service

    Since 2014, Barb has been putting smiles on her customer’s and coworker’s faces. She finds the most fulfilling thing about her job to be turning customers into brand advocates for life—and the stellar team who helps her accomplish this. Outside of work, Barb’s favorite activities involve cooking and entertaining for friends.

  • Dawn McLaren, Director of Human Resources

    Dawn McLaren

    Director of Human Resources

    Her favorite thing about her fearless coworkers when Dawn joined Speck in 2015 was their great level of enthusiasm. She gets to make an impact on Team Speck every single day with her welcoming leadership style, passion for talent development, and helping to create a lively environment that encourages expression and fun while delivering exceptional products to the market. In her free time you can find Dawn running, reading, or road tripping around California.

  • Eric Ronberg,Director of Sales

    Eric Ronberg

    Director of Sales

    Eric has been driving Speck products sales across the U.S. since 2010 and finds each day different and challenging. While his focus is sales, Eric’s biggest impact on Speck is his ability to work cross-functionally with all areas of the company. Outside of work, you can find him golfing, running, and vacationing with his family.

  • Terri Rago, Director of Channel & Field Marketing

    Terri Rago

    Director of Channel & Field Marketing

    Terri’s been with Speck since 2013 and can sum up our corporate culture in one word: inventive. When she’s not inspiring her dedicated field team, she’s planning her next seaside vacation or designing and executing another home decorating project.

  • Brian Donecho, Creative Director

    Brian Donecho

    Creative Director

    Brian’s been with Speck since 2010 and says that his favorite part about working for a product people love is that it’s a competitive space and there’s always new challenges. Outside the office, Brian loves to skateboard, snowboard, and skydive.

  • Chris Novak, Principal Engineer

    Chris Novak

    Principal Engineer

    Chris has been conjuring up the freshest ways to create cases since 2011. His favorite part about his role at Speck is being able to watch products evolve and improve with different materials and innovative designs. One of the coolest parts of his job is that he gets to draw inspiration for cases from other industries, like automotive, fashion, sports, and more.

  • Rose Ortiz, Director of Operations

    Rose Ortiz

    Director of Operations

    Rose joined Speck in 2011 and says her favorite thing about her job is the diversity of her day-to-day work and the stellar team she gets to enjoy it with. The coolest thing she&rsqup;s accomplished has been watching her operations team grow and evolve from the very beginning. When not at work, you can find Rose traveling outdoors, cooking on her grill, or enjoying good champagne.

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.