Shawn is an entrepreneur and startup advisor with a focus on consumer internet. Currently, he is starting Medycation, a marketplace for elective medical procedures and serves as an advisor to ActiveReplay, American Efficient, and Ringadoc.
Previously, Shawn was a founding member and VP of Business Development of Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN). In September 2008, Shawn joined the ThePoint.com as VP of Business Development where he was instrumental in helping transform the collective action platform, ThePoint.com, into Groupon as we know it today. Shawn was also the founder and CEO of both Prescreen and CapAlly and was a Principal at Lightbank - a Chicago-based venture fund.
Before getting involved with technology startups, Shawn was an asset manager for Black Diamond Capital Management, a multi-billion alternative asset management firm with a combination of private equity, hedge funds, and structured vehicles. Shawn started his career as a trader for TransMarket Group where he traded a diverse portfolio of financial products on multiple global exchanges including the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, EUREX, and LIFFE. Shawn holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University.
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