Meet The Management Team
Our executive and management teams are comprised of some of the most talented, dedicated and passionate people. Not only do we think our managers are the best, so are their teams. The ingenuity, dedication and expertise is what makes it possible to deliver the quality products and superior support that Snowbound is known for in the industry.
Simon Wieczner, President & CEO (Co-founder)
Simon is the co-founder of Snowbound and has worn many hats during the company’s development over the past 22 years, including sales, marketing and operations. He has over 35 years of software industry experience, as well as experience with Documentum, ADP, and DEC. His management, sales and marketing experience spans a number of startups, including Computervision, BSO/Tasking, Ergo Computing, and AccuSoft. He has extensive experience growing technologically-based start-ups into profitable enterprises. He has a BS in Management and an MBA in Marketing from MIT. His other interests include road and mountain biking, tennis, sailing, cars, science reading and travel.
Favorite TV Show: Big Bang Theory
Favorite Games: poker, chess, hearts
Favorite Places to Visit: Caribbean and Italy
Things You Wouldn’t Guess About Me: I lived in Iowa when I was in middle school, I was born in Israel, I was a very good paddle ball player and chess player in New York City during high school
First Job After Graduating College: delivering mail in NYC
Philosophies I Live By: See things for yourself, be open to new experiences, trust your judgement, don’t make snap decisions
James Palo, VP of Research & Development (Co-founder)
Jim has specialized for 30 years in imaging software. He has a great deal of computer industry experience, working with Data General, Polaroid, Lotus, and in his own ventures. His expertise covers the creation of sophisticated imaging applications, as well as inventing imaging and compression algorithms and imaging APIs. He is an expert in C and Java programming. He graduated from the University of Maine/Orono.
Mike Sabourin, Chief Operations Officer
Mike has over 25 years of management experience in the technology industry, including companies like EDS, Digital, and Convergent Media Systems. He has held positions in technology startups as CEO, COO, and Board Member.
Who is someone you admire, and why? Sergeant Major Wayne Smith USMC He was a tough leader that knew how to mentor young people needing direction and purpose. He took no excuses but always picked you up when you were knocked down.
What’s your favorite music genre? Country and older Rock
Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?Woodworking hobbyist and hacker
If we went to happy hour, what would you order? Depends on the day. Weekend would be Bud Light. Work day would be vodka and cranberry. Celebration would be Makers straight up.
Susan Parent, Manager of Finance & Human Resources
Susan has been working in the financial and benefits arenas for over 25 years. As a member of Snowbound’s senior management team, Susan has skillfully managed the diverse needs of both the company’s finance and human resources departments for several years. Her unique success in bridging the gap between these two groups is based largely on her belief that the financial health of a corporation is related directly to giving employees a sense of well being in their surroundings. As such, Susan approaches her day-to-day interactions with the philosophy that employee morale has a direct and immediate impact on the bottom line. Prior to joining Snowbound, Susan worked in the U.S. division of an international reseller of pharmaceuticals and chemicals. She earned a bachelor degree in business administration and economics from The King’s College in New York.
Favorite Band: The Police
Favorite Radio Station: AltNation on SiriusXM
Most Memorable Meal: Steak-frite in Paris
Favorite Book: Jane Eyre
Favorite Movie Character: Deadpool
Jody Spencer, Chief Marketing & Alliances Officer
Jody brings over 20 years of marketing and partner relations experience to Snowbound Software. Prior to Snowbound, Jody held the position of Marketing Manager at Banta Corporation (now R.R. Donnelley) where she was responsible for developing, managing, and executing the marketing strategies for Banta’s technology division based in Cambridge, MA. She played an integral role in the strategy, creation, and management of Banta’s Sync Interactive Marketing Suite product launch as well as served as a member of the Corporation’s re-branding committee. She served as co-leader for the Boston Marketo User Group (BMUG-now part of Adobe) for 6 1/2 years organizing meetings to bring the local MarTech community together for learning and networking. Jody received a BA in Corporate Communications from Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, PA.
Favorite TV Shows: Ozark, Bosch, Banshee, Schitt’s Creek, Game of Thrones
Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: Two things my father always told me. 1) “You can do anything you put your mind to and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Just make sure you don’t forget who you are along the way.” 2) “Everyone puts their pants on one leg at a time, just like you.”
What is your favorite video/board game and why: I love family game nights! Guesstures and Pictionary are two of my favorites because we usually end up laughing hysterically at how we draw or act things out so badly yet our teammate(s) gets the answer.
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had: Anything Italian (with pasta of course).
Sean Graham, Director of Engineering
Sean is a front-end engineer with over 15 years of experience. He has developed document and image processing tools for companies such as NASA, Rovia, and Goodrich Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems (now UTC Aerospace ISR). Sean began the VirtualViewer® HTML5 project and now leads the entire software team at Snowbound. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS in Computer Science in 2001.
Favorite TV Show Character: Malcolm Tucker, “The Thick of It”
Best Meal: A birthday dinner at Henrietta’s Table in Harvard Square
Happy Hour Drink: An Old Fashioned if it was a good bartender, a Jack & Ginger otherwise.
Robert Amidon, Engineering Manager of SDK Products
Robert is the Engineering Manager of SDK Products for Snowbound Software, where he specializes in file formats. He has 20 years of experience developing image processing software (both defense and private sector) and eight years of experience in pre-press software development, including Raster Image Processing (RIP) and image color correction. He has a BS Computer Science from Northeastern University.
Erick Bolden, Support Manager
Erick joined the Snowbound Software team in 2018 as the Support Manager. He earned his BSBA in Computer Information Systems from Western New England University in Springfield, MA and has over 10 years of experience in software support. Erick is highly customer focused and strives to exceed customer expectations with every interaction. Prior to joining Snowbound Software, Erick held various support leadership roles at Picis Clinical Solutions in Wakefield, MA.
If you could be anywhere other than here, right this minute, where would you be: On a beach somewhere in the Caribbean.
If we went to happy hour, what would you order: Johnnie Walker, neat.
Favorite TV Shows: Power, You
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is… Be observant. This is something that my grandfather always told me. Oftentimes you can find the answers that you are looking for by paying attention to your surroundings.
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had: I absolutely love Maryland Blue Crabs. Especially when they are covered in that spicy Old Bay seasoning. I can eat them by the dozen.
How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice. Hi, I’m Lenny. I star in the hit comic Worlds Apart and I’ve been Director of Special Projects at Snowbound Software for who knows how long. I’m still waiting for my direct deposit to work, though. My favorite quote is from Michael Scott on The Office: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take – Wayne Gretzky.”
I refuse to give into the demands of “Big Corporate Bio” and share anything about myself in this space. I reluctantly appear in the Worlds Apart comic. I use a Tor browser to ensure everything I do online is anonymous and secure and believe Bitcoin is the only true currency. I suffer no fools, especially ignoramus polar bears. Favorite show is 60 Minutes.