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Team Squidget

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JERRY SNEE, Jr.
CEO / Chairman and Chief Squidgeter

Jerry received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross and has spent over four decades in sales, management, organizational development, marketing and training. During this period, he has launched numerous innovative products and two previous successful start-ups.

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NAOMI CHER, M.E.
Chief Creator-In-Residence

Naomi earned both a BA in English and her Master’s in Education from Clark University. She is an accomplished teacher and designs distinctive jewelry. While still in high school, Naomi designed her first Squidget for her best friend – using her gift of observation of fidgeting mannerisms to design effective mechanical alternatives: attachments for Squidget.

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SUZANNE GEANEY, M.S.
Executive VP of Community Development & Outreach

Suzanne received her BA from the College of the Holy Cross in English and Masters from Bryn Mawr in Social Service with a focus on program development. Most of her career has been in nonprofit leadership positions developing programs, managing staff and mentoring volunteers.

The Geaney/Nickey families provided critical seed funding to Squidget while Suzanne and John Nickey have also been true, inspirational Thought Leaders throughout this entire process.

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SEAN SNEE
COO / Corporate Treasurer

Sean Snee received his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Sean has experience with a variety of different 2D and 3D CAD software and leads Squidget's design and manufacturing teams.

Collaborating with Squidget partners AutoDesk and Afinia, he completely re-designed the Squidget and used the H800 Afinia 3D printer to produce new Squidget prototypes. He will also work closely with partners ICSN Group and Seven Hills Foundation on supply chain and shipping functions. Needless to say, Jerry and Sean have known each other for a very long time!

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JARED FORTS
VP of Marketing

Jared received his Bachelors Degree in Marketing from Valparaiso University with a focus in Graphic Design. After over a decade working for some of the largest distributors of emergency medical products in the United States, Jared started his own business providing graphic design and photography services in the central Ohio area. 

Jerry, a long-time family friend, approached Jared at a family event and asked if he would provide some creative vision for team Squidget. As our VP of Marketing, Jared handles our photography and visual design, as well as copy-writing, website consulting, and any other creative tasks that arise! 

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BRIAN FORTS, Esq.
Legal Counsel / Corporate Clerk

Brian Forts has a BA from the College of the Holy Cross and a JD from Syracuse University. He is a principal in the firm of Bennett & Forts, PC. where he practices in Corporate Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Personal Injury Law. He serves as Squidget Company, Inc.’s corporate attorney and Clerk.  He has helped launch numerous internationally-successful firms.

Brian and Jerry went to Elementary School together in Fair Lawn, N.J. and after attending different high school reconnected as classmates at the College of the Holy Cross in the 1970’s. Brian has worked with Jerry on two previous successful start-ups and handled all his personal legal work for 26 years.

www.bennettandforts.com

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BRIAN DINGMAN, Esq.
Corporate Patent Attorney

Brian is a registered patent attorney, founder of Dingman IP Law, P.C. and chair of the Firm's patent practice. He has more than 25 years of experience in worldwide patent procurement, enforcement strategies, and intellectual property requirements. He has a B.S. from UMass Amherst and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. Brian serves as Squidget Company, Inc.’s patent attorney and IP advisor.