The Snap36 Blog
Employee Spotlight: Matt Fowler, Director of Sales
Name: Matt Fowler
Title: Director of Sales
Years with Snap36: 5 years
How did you first learn about Snap36?
I actually met Jeff and Chris working as a summer bartender at the yacht club they are members of in Michigan. I was chatting with Jeff in the summer of 2012 about the upcoming year as I had just graduated from college. My plans were to move to Chicago and work for a Digital Marketing firm. He mentioned he was in the process of leaving Adobe to become the CEO of Snap36, a 360° photography company he and Chris had started back in ’08. Long story short, he called me about 8 months later to become the 4th full time employee and I’ve been here ever since.
What is your favorite part about working at Snap36?
The team. From the beginning, culture was always the first priority here at Snap and I think that really shows. I can say I have a lot of good friendships that have developed and there is nothing more you can ask for!
What has been your favorite project at Snap36?
My favorite project was with Equipment Technologies for their parts website SpraySmarter.com back in 2013. The project was the first on-site I had worked on and only the second we had done as a company. Working with Ryan on their team was great and I was amazed at the results they shared after the project was up and live. It really opened my eyes to the massive economical impact 360° imagery can have!
Who is your favorite singer or band?
Reba Mcentire! I was raised on a horse ranch after all.
Where is your favorite travel spot?
I love anywhere with a beach. But if I have to get more specific I’d say a beach in Italy. I studied in Florence during college and there is no better place on earth than Italy!
What is one thing that nobody knows about you?
I’m a Twin. I have a twin sister back in Michigan and she actually had a daughter on our birthday last year so its a pretty great day for our family.
What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
This one is easy…cook! I love to cook. I play a lot of city sports and often cook for the teams either before or after the games. Everyone knows I love my job, but I’m really just waiting for the opportunity to star in my own cooking show!
What is your favorite part about being in sales?
We all know I love to talk. But really I like working with people and solving problems. Sales to me is looking at challenges that different companies have and figuring out if and how we can help them. It’s an awesome feeling when our customer’s projects are completed and the products go live because then we really get to see the impact of what we do.
What is the last TV show you watched?
I just finished Schitts Creek and I have to say everyone should go start watching right now!
What is your favorite lunch spot by work?
We are still new to the West Loop, but so far I have to say Little Goat. They have a great breakfast too!
What is your biggest phobia?
I have an admittedly irrational fear of snakes.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
As much as I love to cook the sound of people eating drives me nuts.
What has been your favorite memory at Snap36?
This is tough. There have been a lot of awesome memories over the years. To be honest, I’m torn between an old and a new memory. The old memory was when Brittany, Molly, Steve and I traveled to Florida for a trade show. At the time the Automotive Aftermarket was something I really wanted to get into, but we didn’t have much of a presence so we decided to build the entire robot to showcase Snap36. Turns out Britt and I had to build it in about 4 hours in a hotel banquet hall, which if you’ve seen our stations was about half the time we typically need… It was only when we were up and spinning that we realized we were about the only ones who didn’t just have a table and a TV. Needless to say we were the hit of the show.
My new memory was moving into our new space. It has been a wild ride growing with Snap36 and it’s truly incredible what the team has been able to accomplish here in our new facility.