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.
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.
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.
Senior Print Technologist
Kent Fremuth is a second generation art director with an eye for design. After 5 years with an agency here in Chicago he decided to make the switch to print. With over a decade of large format experiences working for clients like Arby‘s, Frito lay, Visual Marketing and a long list of others. Kent’s knowledge and forward thinking makes him an invaluable tool in helping support our clientele and producing one of a kind graphics that create Surface Impact! With experience ranging from variable data management to constructing free standing displays in addition to conventional large format graphic applications, he’s a power house in our production team. Embracing a can-do attitude and believing that anything is possible, his experience at long-established shops and wildly creative perspective is instrumental to SpeedPro Chicago Loop’s plan for growth.
Sam Bechar is a graduate of University of Illinois, Chicago, armed with a BA in Industrial Design. Joining the SpeedPro Chicago Loop team following an arduous internship at Caterpillar and serving as the Print and Copy Manager for Office Max; Sam’s corporate experience brings a unique perspective to our growing company. His engineering mindset is well suited for conceptualizing new approaches and making them a reality. Sam is an integral part of the graphic production team, simultaneously tasked with bringing increased efficiency and cost reduction to the operation.
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.