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About Us

The Expression of Appreciation

Our Mission

One of the most empowering ways that companies and organizations can motivate their employees is to foster a culture of appreciation for outstanding performance. At Select Shades, we believe the most powerful expression of appreciation is in rewarding your workforce with the gift of elevated style — thanks to the perfectly selected pair of premium sunglasses.

Our Values

At Select Shades, we believe that when companies and organizations foster a culture of appreciation for notable achievements, they can motivate their workforce to aspire to greatness. Recognizing and rewarding employees for their hard work and dedication can inspire them to push past their limits and achieve extraordinary success.

Appreciation:

Select Shades believes organizations, regardless of size or industry, are at their best when they strategically gift expressions of appreciation for exceptional performance.

Aspiration:

We believe fostering aspiration through personalized experiential gifting is a powerful tool to develop a driven company culture of exceeding expectations and great achievement.

Achievement:

We approach every event with a commitment to excellence and a passion for creating impactful and memorable experiences. We hold ourselves to the highest standards, delivering events commensurate with your team’s achievements that leave a lasting impression on our clients and their guests.

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Leadership Story

In 2012, Select Shades Eyewear Events was formed as a division of Sunglass Warehouse, a successful brick-and-mortar retailer of sunglasses. As of 2016, Select Shades Eyewear Events has grown and expanded continuously each year, operating its own retail stores and gifting experience.

Jason Pittenger is from Charleston, SC and started his career in the food and beverage industry before joining Sunglass Warehouse. Under his operational leadership, Sunglass Warehouse grew into a 25+ store chain. Jason is known for his drive and ambition, always pushing forward and maintaining a high standard of excellence as a business owner.

Jonathan Brimer is from Lakeland, FL and worked with Marriott International for twelve years before he joined Sunglass Warehouse. He was instrumental in officially launching the Select Shades Eyewear Events division in 2014. In 2016, Jonathan became a business partner with Jason, realizing his lifelong dream of being a business owner and entrepreneur.

Together, Jason Pittenger and Jonathan Brimer have played significant roles in the development and success of Select Shades Events, taking it from a division of Sunglass Warehouse to a thriving standalone company.

Jason S. Pittenger

Co-Owner, Co-Founder
Jason S. Pittenger
Jason S. Pittenger

Jonathan M. Brimer

Co-Owner, Co-Founder
Jonathan M. Brimer
Jonathan M. Brimer

John Chafatelli

Director Of Global, Logistics Operations
John Chafatelli
John Chafatelli

Jessica Duncan

Director Of Retail Experiences
Jessica Duncan
Jessica Duncan

Brittany Shaw

Director Of Global Event Operations
Brittany Shaw
Brittany Shaw

Whitney Frazier

Director Of Creative & Marketing
Whitney Frazier
Whitney Frazier

Amy Stavish

Director Of Global Event Sales
Amy Stavish
Amy Stavish

Alexandra Reese

AMBASSADOR LEAD
Alexandra Reese
Alexandra Reese

Jannica Antram

Office Manager, General Accountant
Jannica Antram
Jannica Antram

Dylan Cromer

Global Logistics Supervisor
Dylan Cromer
Dylan Cromer

Vinny Belanger

Global Logistics Supervisor
Vinny Belanger
Vinny Belanger

We Give Back

At Select Shades, our unwavering commitment to service and giving back lies at the heart of our corporate philosophy. We believe that a thriving business should be a force for positive change in the community it serves. Our dedication to service extends beyond providing exceptional products and services; it encompasses a deep sense of responsibility to make a meaningful impact on the world. We actively engage in philanthropic endeavors, support local charities, and encourage our employees to volunteer their time and skills to causes they are passionate about. We understand that success is not measured solely by profit margins but by the positive footprint we leave behind. By aligning our values with our actions, we strive to create a better, more inclusive, and sustainable future for all.

Giving our time and support to organizations in our local communities is important to each of us at Select Shades. We are proud to support and be champions for causes we feel connected to like organizations such as:

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We Have the Best Clients

“Sunglasses galore! The incentive gifting experience was an absolute hit.”

“The team at Select Shades goes above and beyond to give guests a memorable and fun experience.”

“Great company to work with! They provided us with stylish sunglasses that our employees love.”

Our Services

On-site Gifting

Digital Gifting

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