Shawn joined Vanco as CEO in April 2018. After spending 18 years leading businesses focused on the non-profit and faith-based markets, Shawn brings a passion for helping mission-driven organizations achieve their goals. Prior to joining Vanco, Shawn spent five years at the Active Network, an organization focused on education and giving, which grew from startup to a successful IPO. Subsequently, Shawn spent 10 years as a Global Vice President at Blackboard, a $700 million education software and services company that was publicly traded and subsequently taken private.
Shawn grew up in Avon, Minnesota, went to Cathedral High School and graduated from University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. He currently lives in Wayzata, Minnesota with his wife and two daughters. When he’s not in the office he can be found running ultra-marathons.