Dealerscope 40 Under 40 Profiles: Ewell, Farber, Fassetta, Feiner, Feregrino, Gaitan, Hancock, HoriJune 19, 2014
Stephen Ewell, 36, Executive Director, CEA Foundation, Arlington, Va.
Twitter Handle: @sewell2
Background: Grew up in Gales Ferry, Ct.; now lives in Leesburg, Va.
Higher Education: MBA and Master of Science in Information and Telecommunications Systems (MSITS) from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.; Bachelor of Arts from Drew University Madison, N.J.
Years in Industry: 2
Brief Description of Role: As Executive Director of the CEA Foundation I am responsible for building the foundation, identifying and reviewing programs to support, and building a sustainable organization that can represent the incredible positive impact our industry can have on society and in the lives of consumers.
Main Industry Accomplishments and Why Important to Company/Industry; Proudest Achievement: Building the CEA Foundation to be able to highlight the positive impact of our industry and support innovative non-profits that are using our industry’s devices to help seniors and people with disabilities.
What I Like Best About My Job: I have the opportunity to work with the incredible innovators in our industry to give back and change the lives of seniors and people with disabilities.
What I Like Least About My Job: There are so many good causes, and I can only support a few.
Favorite Pastime/Hobby: Most of my free time recently has been involved with Crossfit and renovating an old dairy farm.
Last Book I Read: I just finished The Introvert Advantage by Marti Olsen Laney and have started Influx by Daniel Suarez.
Scott Farber, 36
President and CEO, Hunt’s Photo and Video, Melrose, Mass.
Background: Grew up in Medford, Mass; now lives in Wakefield, Mass.
Higher Education: Bryant University - Smithfield, R.I.; B.A., Marketing.
Years in Industry: 21
Brief Description of Role: President, CEO, and Owner of Hunt’s Photo and Video. Oversee operation of 100 employees and eight retail stores.
Main Industry Accomplishments and Why Important to Company/Industry; Proudest Achievement: Took over role of President and CEO of Hunt’s Photo and Video, one of the nation’s premier photo retailers, in 2006. During this time, Hunt’s has not only grown its brick-and-mortar presence in New England, but also had been able to expand its online presence. My proudest achievement has been operating a successful brick-and-mortar CE retail chain that strives while other retailers continue to struggle. I attribute most of this to putting our customers first and offering a unique and unmatched customer shopping experience that gives people a reason to shop with Hunt’s.