CEO of Ward & Fifth
Shawn is an Entrepreneur in Residence and CEO of Ward & Fifth Consulting, a GTM agency focused on supporting the growth of startups, aspiring entrepreneurs and early stage companies. He also advises as an Entrepreneur In Residence at incubators and accelerators at NYU, University of Michigan’s MConnex program, Fledge, CUNY Accelerator, and Founder Institute with a focus on innovation, disruptive business models, strategic problem solving and scaling businesses. Clients span the sectors of technology, consumer goods, transportation, financial technology, construction, philanthropy and travel.
Shawn helps companies define & execute their business plans with an emphasis on brand definition, financial models, market definition, new market entry, and social media coupled with a dual focus on operational efficiencies to drive bottom line results for his clients. He has deep expertise in the areas of pay-per-click advertising, product branding, brand extensions, online retail optimization, social media, lean start-up, business plan implementation and management. His working experience has included among others: Adidas, KangaROOS, QuickSwipe, Shane+Shawn, Lugz, BONGO, Tommy Owens, State & Liberty and Wheel-Nation.com.