Shawn joined the Company in 2020 as Director of Finance. His responsibilities include capital markets, prospective portfolio acquisition evaluation, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, deal structuring, legal documentation, and relationship management. Prior to joining Crown Asset Management, Shawn was the Senior Director of Business Development for Ovation Partners, an Austin, TX based open-end private credit fund focused on specialty finance transactions in lender finance, litigation finance, distressed debt investing, and supply chain finance. Prior to Ovation, Shawn spent nine years at CIBC Bank USA (formerly known as The PrivateBank) where he was a Managing Director in the Specialty Finance / Lender Finance group. While at CIBC, Shawn was instrumental in helping grow the group’s loan portfolio 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 trustworthy business partner with the necessary industry experience to add meaningful shareholder value. Shawn holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance and Marketing) as well as an MBA (Financial Analysis / Investments and Project Management) both from Saint Xavier University. He is actively involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Receivables Management Association, the American Financial Services Association, the Structured Finance Network, and was formerly a member of Saint Xavier’s football team.