Meet the Team

Eric Lazar

Partner, Lead Evangelist

Eric is a Marine Corps veteran, serving as an Intelligence Analyst for an Electronic Warfare Squadron. His 20+ year private sector background includes 13 years as a regional sales manager for a group of broadcast television stations, where he forged a radical sales structure model that is now implemented by over 170 television stations nationwide. Following his broadcast tenure, Eric launched a start-up mobile company, which was quickly absorbed by a competitor; then joining the competitor, Mr. Lazar became VP of Sales, taking the company from $680k to $5 million in annual revenue over the next 4 years when it was then acquired by a prominent agency. Eric’s launch of SpeedPro Chicago Loop was born out of the desire leverage a career in advertising and marketing, coupled with aspiration to lead an organization that prided itself on its innovative and supportive culture while being a great local corporate citizen.

Rebecca Considine

Partner, Rapport & Sales Synergies

Passionate, enthusiastic, problem solver who loves to communicate and construct creative marketing solutions. Ms. Considine spent fifteen years developing a successful sales and marketing career as a key leader formulating creative marketing solutions for Katz Media Group. Rebecca rose through the ranks from Sales Intern to Team Manager & Mentor; recognized as an adept problem solver, negotiator and motivational force. Rebecca serves the critical role of cultivating our pivotal partnerships, stewarding client service, as well as assuming various operational and leadership functions. Rebecca’s goals are to focus on continued growth and innovation solutions while always ensuring extraordinary customer service. Rebecca is a two time finisher of the Chicago Marathon, holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo with over 20 years of Martial Arts Experience.

Miguel Mendez

Director of Print Operations

Miguel is a multi-role player, equally adept in design, production, operations and sales.  He is originally from Guatemala, born into a family of inventors and business owners.  With a degree and background in graphic design, Miguel started his own large-format digital printing business in Chicago in 2001. Seeing the printing process as an art form rather than an industrial practice, he immediately began to collaborate with other artists to see what it would be like to reproduce their artwork onto various print media using different applications. This is when the idea to turn his workspace into an exhibition space came to be.

Working with artists and watching their artwork transpire into unique print applications has been a journey of discovery for Miguel. When he realized his capabilities as a printer, he started to support a new creative endeavor—making furniture from reclaimed materials. Using power tools and building anything and everything since his early day, Miguel now finds great satisfaction in collecting old window frames, vintage hardware, tearing down barns, and seeing what develops.

As luck had it for SpeedPro, Miguel closed his print shop in 2010, enjoys the wood-working business as a ‘side-hustle’ and was looking to get back in the large format graphics game.  Miguel joined us in early 2018 and has been invaluable to our growth.

Dylan Bissonette

Production & Design Associate

Dylan Bissonette joined the Speed Pro Chicago Loop team in the summer of 2017- and what a life saver he’s been! Dylan, received a B.A. from Loyola University, Chicago in Advertising/Public Relations, followed by a second degree from the acclaimed art school Columbia College, Chicago in Graphic Design. He is an integral part of our print production operations, while lending critical back-up support to client graphic design requirements. Dylan continues to chomp at the bit for more opportunities to put his creative talents to work and gets jazzed with each new project and the challenge it may pose.

Madison Keenan

Designer

Madison was admittedly the coolest cat at SpeedPro Chicago Loop, but sadly for us she now works remotely from her home in Ohio.

Why do we think she’s so damn cool?  Well, she’s a musician, videographer, photographer, editor, actress, skater, skier, accomplished athlete– yep, she’s all that and a bag of chips!

A 2018 graduate of Columbia College with a BA in Interdisciplinary Arts (Cinema Arts & Science) she is an unassuming but multitalented powerhouse with limitless ambition and desire to utilize her talents.  Madison’s experience includes working in programs such as Final Cut, Logic Pro X, Premiere, Photoshop, etc. and  also includes creating a variety of different works of art/artistic product that derive from filmmaking, editing, songwriting, and designing. Musically, she performs live as a solo artist, with a band, and on-camera to create online cover videos.  Over the more recent years, Madison has begun her on-set experience as an actress and co-producer along with off-set experience as a post editor, post organizer, and composer/music scorer.

Mary Nettleton

Marketing Associate/Intern

The best freakin’ intern EVER!  Back for a second summer, Mary is a Chicagoland native and heading into her senior year at University of Illinois- Urbana/Champaign.  Adept at project management, research, marketing and nearly anything else we can throw her way, Mary has been invaluable to the SpeedPro team and we’re already mourning her loss when she returns to school in mid-August.  All efforts to get her to drop-out and just stay on with us have failed miserably- and we’ve tried everything!

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