Marketing Strategy Partner
After 20 successful years in business, 10 of them in startups, he deeply understands the unique needs of organizations to scale growth. He believes that organizations work best when their sales and marketing activities are aligned. His expertise is at the nexus of entrepreneurship, navigating change and crafting creative solutions in the startup sector.
In addition to his work with startups such as Hootsuite and Fathom, Shawn was a sessional instructor at the Sauder School of Business at UBC. He is involved with his community, as a co-founder of BC Silver Alert—a social media service to aid the search for vulnerable missing persons. He volunteers and is a board member at CanVOST where he provides operational support via social media to search and rescue teams during large-scale global emergencies. He also supports the arts in various capacities, most recently as a social media advisor to the Vancouver International Writers Festival.
What do you do when you're not designing?
Shawn lives in Vancouver with his wife, son and Welsh Springer and it’s where you might find him pursuing one of his earliest passions—food! He believes his carpool karaoke skills rival that of James Corden, at least that what he tells himself when confronted with the howling of dogs and the closing of car windows in the heat of summer.