Industry Veteran Joins SNEAKY BIG As Operational And Strategic Consultant


Scottsdale, Arizona

Company Hires / Executive News

Amber Liptai

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SNEAKY BIG has hired top industry consultant, Tom Sahara, to help grow the Scottsdale-based production studio’s live broadcast and original programming verticals. In this role, Sahara will spearhead new business development and act as a technical and operational consultant as the company continues to increase capacity and develop new capabilities.

“For a young production company, SNEAKY BIG has already worked on a range of impressive projects and its capabilities rival even the top studios in L.A. and New York,” said Sahara. “I’m excited to be a part of this team and help take SNEAKY BIG to the next level.”

Sahara has a deep well of broadcasting experience and spent more than 20 years working with Turner Sports, Inc., most recently as the Vice President of Operations and Technology. Other notable work includes overseeing competition venues for several Olympic games, covering a variety of sports, from gymnastics to bobsledding.
SNEAKY BIG has grown its portfolio of sports projects to include live broadcasts, graphics and custom virtual sets for the Alliance of American Football, Grand Canyon University, Arizona Spring Training Live and esports company, Do Not Peek.

“Tom’s experience in the broadcast industry, particularly live sports, is a perfect fit for SNEAKY BIG as we continue to expand our client roster in this arena,” said SNEAKY BIG CEO Marianne Guenther. “SNEAKY BIG is primed for incredible growth and this partnership will allow us to identify new opportunities and deliver great work across all verticals.”

In addition to sports production, SNEAKY BIG has leveraged its technologically advanced studio and strategic partnerships with seasoned producers to develop original programming including documentaries, mini-series, reality series and unscripted TV shows. SNEAKY BIG has also worked with top-tier clients – across a variety of industries – to provide virtual and augmented reality, custom animations, 3D graphics and industry-leading post-production work.

A full-service studio, SNEAKY BIG boasts a 4,000-square-foot main stage, a 500-square-foot sound stage, a production control room optimized with state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, five editing suites and a color correction suite with the most advanced equipment and software on the market. To learn more, visit

Located in North Scottsdale and encompassing more than 15,000 square feet, SNEAKY BIG is one of the most extensive, most technologically advanced production facilities in the nation. The studio offers a setting for live remote television productions, commercial shoots, rehearsals and recording sessions, web/media productions, press conferences, corporate training/videos, music videos, post-production and video editing, color correction, photography and events. To learn more, visit

SNEAKY BIG is part of YAM Worldwide, Inc., home to the entrepreneurial operations of Bob Parsons. Other core businesses include BIG YAM, The Parsons Agency, Scottsdale National Golf Club, YAM Capital, YAM Properties, Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG), Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale, GO AZ Motorcycles, Spooky Fast Custom Finishing, The YAMWOOD Foundry, and Southern Thunder Harley-Davidson. In 2012, Parsons and his wife Renee founded The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation.