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CEO of GfitSnap, Inc. - currently completing development of a standardized mobile app delivery system for retail merchants, combining virtual gift cards, coupons, and customer rewards programs into one solution. It provides a risk-free platform where retailers can implement their own mobile solutions for their consumers. GiftSnap Wallet is a free mobile app that combines a complete suite of security and convenience features for consumers. Co-founder of Havana Barbers, a high-end men's retail concept based on a 1950's Cuban theme, similar to Tommy Bahamas' retail stores. Havana Barbers was designed around an Internet based customer service model. The death of a key partner and an economic downturn caused plans to be shelved. Founder - X-treme Ice, LLC; manufacturer of specialty food vending vehicles for amusement parks. Successfully sold to an amusement park management company. Co-founder of All-Star Edge, LLC.; an online sports training software program featuring 3D computer game technology as a training tool for amateur coaches and athletes. The program emphasized the teaching of proper fundamentals from the earliest stages of participation. Designed as a subscription based service for amateur sports organizations. 3D animator / modeler / programmer - Viewpoint Technologies, Inc. - produced content for feature film, television, games and interactive Internet applications. Retail franchise owner. Later sold franchise as a going concern. Engineering product sales at IBM, working with Japanese corporate manufacturing accounts. Completed IBM sales & management training program.?? 3D Graphics Programmer, Parker Hannifin Aerospace in Irvine, CA. Served as host for visiting executives from Japanese Companies. Graduate of Brigham Young University, BS - College of Engineering, Design Technology - Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Computer Graphics. Served a two-year Mission in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
As founder and CEO of GiftSnap, Inc. Hal has been deeply involved in every aspect of the business, from market research and product development to marketing and fundraising. He has a broad range of corporate, small business and entrepreneurial experience, including successful startups with profitable exits. His creativity, strong visual communication skills extensive business experience and grasp of technology make him ideally suited for creating innovative mobile commerce solutions.
GiftSnap,Inc. is a retail service platform that provides a standardized system for administering virtual gift cards, coupons, customer rewards programs, etc, delivered via web browser, and mobile apps. It is also a free user application / mobile app, for consumers that combines a suite of functions for sending, receiving and redeeming gifts and coupons, free exchanges, plastic gift card balance transfers, re-gifting, etc, using an intuitive, user friendly interface that featuressecurity for all of their gift accounts.
High-end men's barbershop concept based on 1950's Cuban theme, similar to Tommy Bahama. Efforts to start the company were ceased after the death of a key partner.