MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business
BS Finance, The University of Kansas
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Shawn joined the investment team in 2020. Having experience with various investment strategies and as an operator, Shawn is passionate about practicing an empathetic approach to the investment process, leadership, and creating partnerships with companies. He manages the investment process of Activant, works with portfolio companies, and sits on the Investment Committee.
Prior to joining Activant, Shawn was a Vice President at TPG Sixth Street Partners where he focused on preferred equity, debt, and special situations investments in technology / software, fintech and business services. Previously, he helped start Amaze VR, an early-stage startup in Silicon Valley in the media and entertainment space, where he focused on product and business development. In the initial phases of his career, Shawn was an investor at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, an operationally-focused private equity fund, and began his career as an investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Shawn grew up in Korea and immigrated to Kansas where he later earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas. Shawn earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.