Who We Are
Jason S. Pittenger
Jason is the definition of an outstanding work ethic translating into success. He was discovered by the owner of his most recent employer, Cumming, GA-based Sunglass Warehouse, Inc. while working as a server at a high-end restaurant in Charleston, SC. Combining a mix of infectious energy and a “roll up your sleeves” work mentality, Jason has enjoyed being a central figure in the growth and success of Sunglass Warehouse. As COO, Jason presided over Sunglass Warehouse’s growth from four locations to more than twenty-six stores, with $20 million in sales, in just over eight years. The company was acquired in 2015 by a much larger optical conglomerate.
At home, Jason and his wife Kristen are the proud parents of twins, Noah and Lily.
Jonathan M. Brimer
Jonathan’s career has evolved over time through numerous experiences paired with remarkable consistency. In his twelve-year career with Marriott International, Jonathan’s highlights include leading a full-service 318 room hotel to achieve Marriott’s top-ranked overall satisfaction scores in North America as well as an eight-year span of sales and marketing excellence. Most recently as a Senior Account Executive on Marriott’s Global Sales Team, Jonathan was responsible for managing relationships with key clients from companies like IBM, Comcast, MillerCoors, and Apple. Through his friendship with Jason, Jonathan joined the Sunglass Warehouse team in early 2014 and built the corporate and incentives division, achieving $851,000 in revenue in one year as a one-man team.
When Jonathan is not traveling on events, he loves to immerse himself in Florida State football, go snow skiing, or find new places to hike (not all at the same time…yet).
Our mission is to deliver a bright and memorable experience to everyone that walks through our door.
Select Shades is centered on the experience of our customers. We are a community-oriented environment bringing people together to have their day brightened, learn why sunglasses are so important, and find their perfect fit. We believe that people seek and are drawn to and purchase from surroundings that make them feel valued, appreciated as individuals, and that recognizes them as unique.
In addition to our goal of providing an incredible service experience in our locations, you will find:
- 1. The best overall selection available from iconic, luxury, lifestyle, regional, startup, and unique brands.
- 2. A concentrated focus on sunglasses that retail for $50 – 125, a range under-served in the current sunglass specialty stores.
- 3. Store textures and designs that reflect the local communities each location serves.
- 4. Complimentary in-store wine.
- 5. Open spaces and soft seating. A place to enjoy your surroundings.