Shawn is a senior strategic business development and operational executive with a passion for building from scratch, leveraging what exists, and dreaming up what needs to be.
Throughout his career he has identified new market opportunities and created whole new categories of solutions to meet them. He loves the analysis and execution of growth opportunities and in playing a central role in effectuating those strategic plans.
Most of all, Shawn enjoys tackling issues that others deem impossible and understands that relationships matter more in the digital world, not less.
Shawn is a graduate of UCLA with Honors, and holds both a JD and MBA from UC Davis. He is a member of the Georgia Bar and a frequent lecturer on new venture formation and opportunity analysis at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Specialties: Leading teams, Creating, and executing strategy, creating new channel ecosystems, product definition, business development and sales, strategic partnerships and alliances, fintech, licensing, building sales organizations, negotiating, monetization, complex transactions, intellectual property protection, fund raising.