Chris Stayton

Chris Stayton


Chris Stayton is the CEO/Founder and visionary of Zappening. He’s a seasoned, visionary leader that has a deep passion for helping others and takes tremendous pride in developing people to become the best they can be. With a lengthy background demonstrating extensive breadth and depth of experience gained from 28+ years with Fortune 500, small cap, and start-up technology/telecom companies, Chris has built a long list of proven successes in generating revenue as well as implementing sales and marketing strategies that revolutionize the way companies spur growth.

With a strong faith in God, he strives to live his life and build Zappening around three core values:  Honesty, Integrity, Transparency.

Chris has an innate predisposition for having fun, enjoys spending time on his Harley and has a great passion for travel. He believes fervently in adding value, joy and fulfillment to the lives of others as well as spending time giving back to and serving those in need.

Born a NAVY brat, he grew up in Phoenix Arizona, has lived all across this great country and currently resides in the suburbs of Chicago with his lab mix, Cooper.

“Sandy and I are so excited and humbled to have this opportunity to develop Zappening for and with you. We are of a single focus: Make it easier to have more fun, happiness and joy in your life.”

Sandra Wagner

Sandra Wagner


For the past 25+ years Sandra has enjoyed a successful career in the ever changing I.T. space. Her focus, until now has been sales and sales management in the IT, Telecom and Data Comm arenas of the industry. In 2008 she co-founded The Syber Technology Group, a Technology Consulting organization.

From 2002-2008 she was a Sales Manager for the telecom giant, AT&T. Sandra spent 6 years prior employed by three network infrastructure manufacturers ~ ADC Telecommunications, CommScope and Zero Stantron / Halliburton in highly successful Sales Leadership roles. The start of her technology career was spent as a Senior Account Executive providing high end graphics and networking hardware and software solutions focusing on niche market business clients.

As a Chicago native, Sandra grew up on the North side and North Suburbs. She received her Bachelor of Arts at North Texas State University in Denton, TX. Currently Sandra resides in the western suburbs of Chicago with her family including her Shih Tzu, Stella. In her leisure time, she enjoys traveling, dining, concerts, gardening and of course having FUN!

“Chris and I are super excited to bring something big with huge value to all of YOU with the creation of Zappening. With our combined technology and business experience, we are very confident that we will change the way everyone finds more fun in our fast paced lives. The most fulfilling thing and that which we are most passionate about: Enriching all of your lives with more fun!


Our Core Values

  1. Create fun and joy for everyone we meet or come in contact with

    – We strive to always add happiness to the lives of others, personally and professionally.

  2. We are one big fun family

  3. Honor, embody and expand trust.

    – Be genuine, honest, real and transparent. Do what we say and say what we mean.

  4. Live, breathe and promote excellence in everything we do.

    – Have an absolute focus on providing value and delivering the highest quality experience to our users and customers.

  5. Give back and make a difference

    – Embody a spirit of compassion, giving and gratitude every day in our work as well as make a positive impact on the lives of all those we meet.

  6. Commit to continuous growth, development and transformation

    – Every day we strive to better ourselves, our company and the experience for our users and customers.

  7. Practice innovation and creativity

    – Continually create new ideas and possibilities. Be the change that drives the industry.

  8. Ensure scalability and sustainability in all that we do

    – Be conscious and cognizant of making every decision with long term sustainability and growth in mind.   (For the company, personally, relationship, users and customers)