Shawn is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America, a data-driven, evidence-based account of the massive systemic financial burden Black Americans have endured since the early 1800s. Since his book’s debut, Shawn has advised more than two dozen Fortune 100 C-suite executives and given presentations before state legislatures and the United Nations on how DEI strategies spur a stronger U.S. and international eco-system. He also serves as chief executive officer of Good Steward and PHD Enterprises.
In addition to being an author and public speaker, Shawn has had extensive career as a corporate development and strategy executive in China, Japan, Germany, and Malaysia. He has led new business development and M&A teams for IBM, Amphenol, and International Paper Co.
He holds degrees from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with a concentration in Finance and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester.