Disruptor.
Daughter Daddy. Entrepreneur.
Accordion Player.
Pragmatist.

I'm a guy passionate about building software that helps people get things done in meaningful ways while challenging the status quo. This site is my place to describe me and is a collection of the things I like most— personally, professionally, and inspirationally.

Experience

My experiences, skills, and interests span three primary areas:

  • Product/Business Development— I’m energized by helping other people solve their problems more efficiently and in ways that delight.
    • Building product-market-fit 
    • B2B sales
    • Sales channel development
  • Startup/Investor— My '2nd MBA' was earned through the experience of starting, growing, and securing funding for Project Foundry.
    • Raising investment
    • Building and scaling business models
    • Attracting talent and growing a team
  • Education and Learning— I’m passionate about the science, systems, and people that work towards maximizing human accomplishment. 
    • Learner agency should be central to the equation
    • Depth over breadth
    • Skills over content

Accolades

2017 Business Accelerator Finalist 

Emerge Education is a London based seed investor and edtech network dedicated to help startups improve educational outcomes worldwide. Successfully made it through four competitive rounds to be brought to London as one of 15 finalists.

Shane in London as Emerge Business Accelerator finalist

 

2015 Innovation Eureka Award

Awarded by The Business Journal of Milwaukee, the company I founded was honored and recognized with an Eureka for Innovation in Education Award.

2015 The Improbable School

Innovative educators and authors Paul Tweed and Liz Seubert graciously recognize my contributions in helping support the kinds of schools they're inspiring and have created as described in their book 'The Improbable School.'  

GENER8TOR ACCELERATOR ALUM

CLASS OF SUMMER 2014 — Successfully advanced through three rounds of interviews and a pool of 455+ applicants to become one of the five companies selected to be part of the nationally top ranked business accelerator, gener8tor.

2006 Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Competition Winner

After successfully making it through the initial application process, the business plan I wrote took 3rd place in business services and was awarded $2,000.

 

 

2006 KOHLER CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION WINNER

The first success of this adventure was getting selected from the 100+ applicants to be part of a 6 week mentorship program. I was paired with an investment banker from Goldman Saks of Chicago.  From there, the business plan and pitch competition took place, where I won the most categories, including the grand prize, graduate student award, and the vox populi award (the audience of 300 voted the best presentation) totaling $12,000 in prize money.