About Us

iSnap connects your customers real world experiences to their online social networks through a network of permanently installed devices.

iSnap engages users via a photo sharing device while they are at a physical location. Presence-Based Marketing allows your business to interact with your customers while they are on site and in your venue, capturing and sharing positive moments.

Leadership Team

Alexander Lowe, Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Alex's experience with interactive kiosks began in 2000 as the CTO of WebRaiser technologies, a self service software platform company that was acquired by Flextronics Intl. (FLEX) in 2007. Alex's experience in digital interactive includes engineering and deploying 800 slot machines with Spectre Gaming and founding and exiting online ad technology company AdPropel. Alex studied under scholarship for dual Computer Science and Mathematics degrees at CSUS before joining the high tech startup community.

Bob Whitson, Chief Executive Officer

Bob has over 30 years of experience in the computer industry, including 20 years in the storage industry and 15 years at startup companies. Bob was a co-founder and CEO of Sierra Logic, a Roseville based storage semiconductor startup that was acquired by Emulex Corp. in 2006 for $180M. Bob was the CEO of Wijit from September 2012 and it was sold in November 2013. Bob has his degree from the University of Wisconsin. He is a member of the SARTA board of directors and sits on several advisory boards of local startups.

Board of Directors

Tim Brinkman

Tim has 26 years of experience in Financial Services and start-up leadership. He was a Director at Wasserstein Perella, Managing Director at C.E. Unterberg Towbin, and a Co-founder of Indusino Capital Management. More recently he was Co-Founder and CEO of ChargeSmart, which he sold to VeriFone in 2012. Tim has been a lead investor in several companies and has extensive operational and transaction experience. Tim has a BS in Accounting and Finance from Miami University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Alexander Lowe (see above)

Monty Montgomery

Monty has been providing finance and accounting services to start-ups and venture capital firms for over 25 years guiding his clients from inception to exit. Currently Managing Director of Startup Financial Management, Inc., he was previously Managing Director at Montgomery Professional Services Corporation in charge of their outsourced finance and accounting group. Prior to MPSC Monty was CFO at Techfarm Venture Capital, a Bay Area VC firm with over $250 million under management and CFO & General Partner at Velocity Venture Capital in Folsom, California. Monty has a BA in Philosophy from San Francisco State University.

Bob Whitson (see above)

Board of Advisors

Bob Bennett

Bob has over 20 years experience in technology marketing and management, spanning both Fortune 100 firms as well as small start-up companies. Bob has held senior marketing management positions with Intel, Hewlett-Packard, and Cirrus Logic, as well as with several software start-ups. Bob was also a co-founder and Vice President of Marketing for ShareWave. At ShareWave, he played a key role in helping the company raise over $60 million in venture financing from a blue-chip list of investors, including Intel, Microsoft, Cisco, Matsushita, Philips and SBC; then, assisted in the sale of the company to Cirrus Logic. Bob earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Stanford University and a Master of Management degree with distinction from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Safi Qureshey

Safi is the co-founder and former CEO of AST Research, Inc., a Fortune 500 personal computer manufacturer acquired by Samsung Electronics in 1997. Safi is involved with several start-up technology companies as an advisor, board member and seed investor. Safi currently serves as regent's professor at the University of California, Irvine's Graduate School of Management, and also actively supports U.C. Irvine's Bonney Center for Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. In 2000 he created the "Safi Qureshey Foundation" to provide "a conduit of support for socially and economically underserved children and adults to build better and more secure futures". California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger named Safi to his transition team in 2003, to help him put together his new administration. Safi is also a former member of President Clinton's Export Council.


Jim is an active angel investor in the Sacramento area and sits on the boards of several area early stage companies. Jim’s career in high technology spans 30 years and includes significant public and private company experience with operating roles of CEO, COO and EVP at Quantum, ShareWave, Compaq and AST Research. As the leader of Compaq's North American operations, he was responsible for over $10 billion in annual revenues and a team of over 6,000 people. At AST, Jim was President & COO and a member of the team that took AST to the Fortune 500 list in 1992.

Harper Thorpe

Harper is an angel investor who has held senior executive positions at high-tech firms ranging from Fortune 100 companies to start-up organizations he guided to successful exits. He is a recognized leader in bringing technology-based solutions to market by establishing strategic alliances and leveraging alternate sales and distribution channels. While at Hewlett-Packard, Harper grew partner sales of corporate business systems from $15M to over $1.5 billion in just 6 years. As memorialized in the Computer History Museum, Harper’s model of sales distribution was copied by many of HP’s original competitors. He graduated with honors from the University of California at Davis with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics.