Marianne Guenther, Sneaky Big Studios

Chief Executive Officer

When people from around the world think of the Phoenix area, they might think of hot desert summers, golf courses and the Grand Canyon. Marianne Guenther, Chief Executive Officer of SNEAKY BIG Studios, would like to change your perception. Marianne’s strategic management skills and ability to cultivate iconic brand identities define her career. These skills, along with her hands-on leadership, helped catapult GoDaddy® to a global phenomenon.

Today, she and the SNEAKY BIG Studios crew are positioning Arizona as one of the best, most efficient and affordable places in the world to produce films, commercials and music. Their motto; “It’s easy to Make Magic Here™” speaks to that idea.

To see the magic for yourself, and learn more about how Marianne is helping change the film and media landscape in Arizona, be sure to mark your calendar for Thursday, September 7, 2017 when AzBL opens our 2017-18 season with this dynamic speaker at SNEAKY BIG Studios in Scottsdale.

Founded by Bob Parsons in 2016, SNEAKY BIG Studios is yet one more of the amazing things this entrepreneurial mega star has built to be the best. In fact, SNEAKY BIG Studios was launched by Parsons to be a competitive force in the local and national markets. It is part of the YAM Worldwide Inc. group of companies Parsons’ owns including: BIG YAM – The Parsons Agency, PXG, Scottsdale National Golf Club, YAMWood Foundry and Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale – just to name a few.

SNEAKY BIG Studios offers full production, post-production and recording studio services including editorial, visual effects, color finishing and audio. The 15,000-square-foot production facility is the most advanced in the Southwest and boasts a 4,000-square-foot production stage. The technology and equipment at SNEAKY BIG Studios is said to be on par with the most advanced in the world. In one place, you can cut records, make movies, shoot television shows, make commercials and even broadcast live events from anywhere in the country.

The main stage, known as Studio 1, features a massive 40 x 73-foot Cyclorama wall, top-of-the-line virtual and augmented reality systems and 4K capabilities. Studio 2 houses a recording studio that is also ideal for satellite media tours and live national news interviews, hosting the likes of NBC Nightly news interviews for its clients. Additional features include a production control room optimized with state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, five editing suites and a color correction suite fully stocked with the most advanced equipment and software on the market. SNEAKY BIG Studios also features a dedicated focus group facility.

From public relations and social media campaigns, to the creation of advocacy programs and customer-centric divisions, Marianne helps position brands at the top of the marketplace. The opportunity to learn how she does it and what she has planned for SNEAKY BIG Studios is one that you don’t want to miss. Be sure to mark your calendar for Thursday, September 7 @ 5pm to join AzBL for our first dinner program of the season, in one really –SNEAKY BIG– location.

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Please note earlier start and end times!
5:00 pm Registration & No Host Cocktails
Tours of the studio will begin every 15-20 minutes depending on attendance
6:00 pm Welcome by AzBL President, Kerry McBay
6:15 pm Dinner & Conversation
6:45 pm Presentation by Marianne Guenther, CEO, Sneaky Big Studios
7:45 pm Meeting Adjourns

Please note change in location for this event only!
Sneaky Big Studios
15750 N. Northsight Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

$75 per person
RSVP requested by 9/1/17
Guest and prospective members are encouraged to attend AzBL events.

Click here to download the AzBL 2017-18 Programs Flyer

Call 480.496.4229 for additional event details

The Arizona Business Leadership Association (“ABL”) is a “by invitation only” organization. Its membership is drawn from among the most senior management ranks of commercial and professional organizations operating in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The organization aims to promote excellence in corporate leadership, and the highest standards of ethical practices. It does this by providing a forum for business and social interactions among its members.This includes monthly dinner meetings with invited speakers from the national and international business community, regular strategic presentations, discussion groups, and social gatherings.