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Senior Director of Business Development
Shawn joined Ovation Partners in July 2019 as Senior Director of Business Development. His responsibilities include sourcing and evaluating prospective deals, leading due diligence and underwriting, deal structuring and legal documentation, and relationship management. Prior to joining Ovation Partners, Shawn spent nine years at CIBC Bank USA (formerly The PrivateBank) where he was managing director in the Specialty Finance/Lender Finance Group. While at CIBC, Shawn was instrumental in helping grow the division’s loan portfolio from less than $250 million to over $1 billion. He has extensive experience in lending to direct and indirect non-bank financial institutions focused on near-prime and non-prime consumer markets, commercial finance companies, as well as distressed debt investors. Shawn prides himself on being a trusted adviser to his clients with the necessary industry experience to add value beyond credit. Shawn holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Project Management from Saint Xavier University. He is a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters Leadership Board, the Receivables Management Association, the American Financial Services Association, and was formerly a member of Saint Xavier’s football team.